Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


NHA 1800 House Program Manager

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The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is seeking a highly creative and organized team player to join its award-winning team as a full-time NHA 1800 House Program Manager. 

The NHA 1800 House program, a division of lifelong learning and visitor experience, is dedicated to celebrating and reviving Nantucket's rich tradition of historic decorative arts and crafts and reinventing them for modern audiences.  At this restored nineteenth-century NHA historic property, students of all ages take hands-on classes and workshops in a wide array of traditional art techniques and modern crafts taught by artisans from Nantucket and around the world.

The NHA is seeking an 1800 House Program Manager who will plan, implement and manage a wide array of seasonal classes, workshops and activities, and ensure both the creative and financial success of this dynamic program.  

The 1800 House Program Manager will be responsible for all creative aspects of the program, including yearly curriculum development, instructor identification and recruitment, course promotion, as well as all business aspects including office administration, budget planning, class registration, recruitment of supplies  and daily preparation of classes. 

The ideal candidate is an organized, flexible leader with an eye for detail who loves working with the public, seeking to further the mission of the NHA 1800 House through a wide array of creative lifelong learning programs.  Candidates should be outgoing, creative self-starters with truly superior organizational and communication skills, and should demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects successfully while maintaining a positive outlook and sense of humor.  The successful candidate is equally comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working closely in an independent or team setting. S/he will possess the ability to work effectively with various adult and children’s audiences including instructors, volunteers, students and NHA staff and management.

Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in fine arts and/or decorative historic arts & crafts, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Working knowledge and teaching of historic arts and crafts, as well as an aptitude in administration, is highly preferred.  A Master's degree, relevant experience at museums or historic sites and/or demonstrated interest in art history is a plus.   A warm, positive attitude is essential.

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.

Oral History Internship

The NHA has a collection of more than 350 oral histories recorded over the past six decades. They include life stories, personal refl ections, and insights on island life and events from year-round and seasonal residents The Oral History Intern will be involved in all aspects of the oral history program, including interviewing, transcribing, editing, cataloging, and exhibit preparation, focusing particularly on developing an oral history exhibit of immigrant interviews for the NHA's 2014 Diversity Festival in November.

The ideal candidate will have completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in oral history, have experience in best practices of oral history methodology and field work, and be a flexible, creative self-starter.

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for the ten-week period September 22-November 22, 2014. (Dates are somewhat flexible).

Please send resume and letter of interest by August 15.

Betsy Tyler, Obed Macy Research Chair

508-228-1894, ext. 306

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.

The RESEARCH LIBRARY offers a booklet describing volunteer activities in detail. To view the volunteer booklet, please click here (PDF file). If you're interested, please fax or drop off the form to us, or send us an email.