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 Manager

The 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.

Visitor Services Representative

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks Whaling Museum Visitor Services Representatives to sell tickets, welcome visitors, and provide information about program offerings to the visiting public. Applicants must have excellent cash handling skills and enjoy interacting with visitors. A minimum commitment of two days/week is required, and Saturday availability.

Please send resumes to operations@nha.org

Museum Guides

Do you love Nantucket history and want to learn more? Do you love to engage with an audience? The NHA wants YOU to join our team to provide tours of the Whaling Museum and Historic Properties. Guides must be enthusiastic and present information factually. Love of theater, a plus!

Fill out a job application here! 

Please send completed applications, resume, and references to operations@nha.org

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

The application period for the 2022 E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship is open. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

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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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