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.


Manager of Special Functions 

  • Love to make people smile and feel welcome?
  • Frequently attend functions or events and think “I could organize this”?
  • Enjoy managing teams and making every experience the best that it can be?
  • Looking to apply your masterful organizational skills in a creative environment?
  • Want to work for a great cause?

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is seeking a highly-organized team player to join its award-winning staff as a full-time Manager of Special Functions.

The NHA’s historic properties have long been the backdrop to unique and unforgettable gatherings, from intimate weddings to grand events with hundreds of guests.   The NHA is seeking a full-time Manager of Special Functions who will plan, implement and manage these remarkable events and ensure both the creative and financial success of this dynamic hospitality program.

The ideal candidate is an outgoing, creative self-starter with truly superior organizational and communication skills.  S/he must be a problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple events successfully while maintaining a positive outlook and sense of humor.   This candidate will relish the opportunity to create lifelong memories for all patrons and possess a strong work ethic and sense of professionalism as well as a flexible attitude.  S/he will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide array of constituents including clients, vendors, and NHA staff and management.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or at least 3-5 years of hands-on experience in event management, customer service and/or hospitality.  A demonstrated interest in museums, history and/or non-profit work is a plus.  The candidate should have an aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills, and must be prepared to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as required.

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


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 Rebecca Chapa at rchapa@nha.org or call 508.228.1894 ext. 138.  The NHA is an equal opportunity employer.

Visitor Operations Opportunities

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.


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.  A minimum commitment of three days/week is required.

Résumé and two references should be e-mailed to NHA Visitor Operations at operations@nha.org, Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.  The NHA is an equal opportunity employer.

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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