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.

Visitor Services Representative

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks Whaling Museum and Hadwen House Museum Visitor Services Representatives to sell tickets and provide information about our historic sites and program offerings. Applicants must have excellent cash handling skills and should be comfortable with basic accounting. A minimum commitment of three days per week is required.

Please contact operations@nha.org or call 508.228.1894


The Nantucket Historical Association seeks interpreters to provide tours of the Whaling Museum, Hadwen House Museum, and the Historic Sites. Responsibilities include providing engaging interpretive programs, and the care and security of NHA’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 coherently, factually, and in an entertaining manner. A minimum commitment of three days per week is required.

Please contact operations@nha.org or call 508.228.1894

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.

Museum Shop Sales Associates

The Nantucket Historical Association’s Museum Shop is looking for retail help. Applicants should have strong customer service skills and appreciation for working with the public. Both Full-time and Part-time shifts available.

Please contact Georgina Winton at shop@nha.org or call 508.228.1894 ext. 138.

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 mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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