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 Interpreters

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 of Historical Interpreters to provide tours of the Whaling Museum and Historic Properties. Interpreters must be enthusiastic and present information factually. Love of theater, a plus!

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

Finance Manager

The NHA is seeking a highly organized, positive team player to join its award-winning team as a full-time Finance Manager.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily accounting operations for the Nantucket Historical Association involving operating, capital campaign and restricted accounts. Responsibilities include processing financial information, financial reporting and financial analysis through performance of various accounting-related duties. The Finance Manger works closely with all departments and supports all aspects of the organization’s needs in order to ensure smooth business operations and the integrity of the NHA’s financial position.

Applicants must be supremely organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated, with high standards of accuracy and efficiency.The successful candidate is equally comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working closely in a team setting, and will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of experience in accounting, office administration, business and/or customer service.

An interest in finance, museum administration and/or non-profit administration is a plus. Proficient in QuickBooks, and knowledge of ALTRU and/or other Blackbaud software programs is also a plus.

Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.

Museum Shop Buyer/ 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.

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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