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.

Chief of Business Development

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a Chief of Business Development to grow its earned income initiatives, including oversight and strategic direction of existing and development of new revenue models.  The ideal candidate will have highly developed management abilities; proven track record in identifying and developing new revenue sources and ways to engage the NHA’s broad constituency.  Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential as well as strong knowledge of the Nantucket community, management experience in sales, marketing, and relationship management in a business environment.  The association offers a competitive salary and benefits program.

Cover letter and names of three references should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller, Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or rmiller@nha.org.

Visitor Operations Opportunities


If you are looking for rewarding, stimulating part-time employment, now is a good time to begin training for the upcoming year. The N.H.A. seeks interpreters to provide tours of the Whaling Museum and the Historic Sites.  Responsibilities include providing engaging interpretive programs, and the care and security of the N.H.A.’s resources.  The position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about Nantucket’s history, architecture and culture.  Interpreters must be enthusiastic and able to communicate information factually, coherently and entertainingly.  Teaching or theatrical experience is a plus.  A minimum commitment of three days/week is required.

Visitor Services Representative

The N.H.A. seeks Visitor Services Representatives to sell tickets and provide information about our historic sites and program offerings to the visiting public.  Applicants must have excellent cash handling skills and should be comfortable with basic accounting. A minimum commitment of three days/week is required.

Contact operations@nha.org for an application.

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 2019 E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Research Fellowship will be available in the fall of 2018.

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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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