Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


NHA Manager of Special Functions

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 , or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.  

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


NHA Museum Interpreter
Part-time Positions Available

Love history? Enjoy sharing Nantucket stories with a live audience? Strive to make customer service a priority in all that you do? The Nantucket Historical Association wants to meet you!

We are currently filling year-round part-time positions at the Whaling Museum for museum tour guides and program leaders. These “museum Interpreter” positions are key to the daily operations and programs of the museum and are at the heart of our visitor experience.

This exciting position is perfect for dynamic and passionate people who enjoy communicating with and listening to diverse groups of Nantucket residents and visitors in groups of all sizes.

All applicants must love working with the public and possess strong diplomacy, organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Shifts may include weekends, evenings, and holidays. Limited winter shifts and training available immediately, with additional hours available in the spring and summer.

For more information, email your letter of interest and resume to Katie Schoorl, NHA Manager of Visitor Operations, at .

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Museum Shop Sales Associate

The Nantucket Historical Association’s Museum Shop is looking for experienced retail sales help. Candidates must have excellent customer service and computer skills. Full/part time hours per week, now through the end of the year, with possible part-time winter hours leading to full-time hours in the spring. Please stop by the NHA Administrative office at 15 Broad Street, to fill out an application.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Fellowship Opportunities

E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship


Volunteer Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association has many jobs for volunteers

To fill out the GENERAL VOLUNTEER FORM, click here. (PDF file). Please fax it to us at 508-228-5618, drop off at 15 Broad Street, or mail to P.O. Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554.