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.

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].

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the name, email address, and telephone number of three professional references to Amelia Holmes at aholmes@nha.org. Additionally, in your cover letter, please indicate where you first learned of this position. **DEADLINE EXTENDED** Acceptance of applications will continue through October 18, 2020.

Assistant Archivist

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a creative, collaborative, self-motivated, and knowledgeable professional to serve as Assistant Archivist. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

The Assistant Archivist reports to the Director of Collections and Research Services and manages the day-to-day activities of the Research Library. The Assistant Archivist is responsible for the accessioning, processing, storage, and preservation management of all NHA library collections. They lead the association’s digitization and transcription programs; contribute to the development of library and archival collections; provide reference and research services; oversee occasional interns, contractors, and volunteers; and participate in public programming and social media efforts. This position is full time and exempt from overtime. Salary is commensurate with experience. For a full position description and requirements, click here [PDF].

To Apply

Applications are now 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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