Employment

Do you love to bring history to life, enjoy creating memorable experiences and want to work for a worthy cause? We may have the perfect job! The Nantucket Historical Association seeks energetic and positive visionaries who will help bring the NHA to new heights.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Museum Shop Buyer/ Manager

  • Are you dedicated to providing superior customer service?
  • Do you have a passion for developing unique, creative, & educational products and a WOW Experience?
  • Do you have a strong eye for detail, paired with a positive, can-do attitude?
  • Do you want to lead a staff in a fun-filled, team-oriented work environment?

We may have the perfect job for you!

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) has an exciting opportunity for an energetic, dynamic and creative Museum Store Buyer/Manager.  This position is required to manage all aspects related to the Museum Store operation, including supervision of all personnel, financial planning, buying, product development, and administration of inventory via inventory control software.  The manager will create an overall image and retailing style as well as an efficient and welcoming environment for a successful and profitable operation.

Candidates will be outgoing, creative self-starters with truly exceptional organizational and communication skills, and will demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a steady, positive outlook and sense of humor.

The successful candidate will have previous experience and proven success in retail, merchandise management, and customer service.  Interest in Nantucket history is a plus.

An open communication style, ability to learn new skills and receive feedback, and a friendly, positive attitude are essential.

Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.


Collections Manager

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks an innovative, agile, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable professional to serve as Collections Manager. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

The Collections Manager reports to the Director of Collections and Research Services and oversees the day-to-day activities of the Gosnold Collections Center. The Collections Manager is responsible for the registration, cataloguing, movement, storage, and conservation management of all NHA artifact collections. They oversee occasional interns, contractors, and volunteers; contribute to the preparation and installation of exhibitions; participate in public programming and social media efforts; and provide reference services related to the artifact collections. This position is full time and exempt from overtime. Salary is commensurate with experience. For a full position description and requirements, click here [PDF].

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Applications are closed.


NHA Internship Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association’s internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment.

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Fellowship Opportunities

E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship

Information on the 2021 E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Research Fellowship will be available in the fall of 2020.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association has many jobs for volunteers.

Volunteer application form 

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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