Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Manager of Education – Nantucket Historical Association

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The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is seeking an energetic and positive visionary who enjoys educational and family programming to join its award-winning team as the Manager of Education

The NHA provides a dynamic array of engaging educational programs serving Nantucket’s schools and youth organizations across the NHA campus, in schools and the greater community. The Manager of Education facilitates the development and implementation of educational and learning opportunities for schools, students, teachers, families and life-long learners within the Nantucket community and beyond.

Reporting to the Director of Visitor Experience, he/she researches, develops, and implements inspiring and pioneering youth initiatives that expose audiences to the internationally significant history of Nantucket Island, using the NHA mission and strategic tenets as a guideline for all projects.  The ideal candidate will seek to better the visitor experience at every turn, creating one-of-a-kind youth and family programs which will serve as benchmarks on Nantucket and across the museum field.

The successful candidate is an energetic, highly-organized individual, with a flexible, personable nature, excellent communication skills, positivity, creativity, and a natural affinity towards working with the Nantucket community and educational stakeholders.  Successful applicants should have some formal teaching experience, knowledge of Common Core and Massachusetts educational frameworks, and possess relevant experience in education in a museum setting.  A Master’s degree in education, public history, or museum studies is preferred.  A demonstrated interest in art history or museum administration is a plus.  An open, positive attitude is essential.

Candidate should demonstrate excellent computer and writing skills, and an aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills.  Candidates will successfully manage multiple projects with grace under pressure and have the ability to work well in a team or take direction from a supervisor as needed.  Applicant must be prepared to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed.

Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed immediately to Rebecca Miller at , or by mail c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.  

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Historical Guides, Visitor Service Representatives and Museum Educators

Like history? Enjoy working with people and sharing your love of Nantucket?

The NHA is now hiring part-time, year-round Historical Guides, Visitor Service Representatives and Museum Educators for the Whaling Museum and historic sites. Applicants should love working with the public, have a positive and professional team attitude, and enjoy learning about (and sharing) Nantucket history. Positions require a minimum commitment of two days per week. Shifts may include weekends, evenings and holidays.

Download PDF application here. Please send inquiries/completed applications to Katie Schoorl, NHA Manager of Visitor Operations, at .

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Museum Shop Assistant Manager

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The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is seeking an energetic, hard-working, positive team player who enjoys retail sales and customer service to join its award-winning team as the Museum Shop Assistant Manager.

The Museum Shop Assistant Manager works closely with the Merchandise and Store Manager to meet sales goals, hire and train staff, create merchandise displays, all while providing outstanding customer service. 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 , or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Museum Shop Sales Associates

The Nantucket Historical Association’s Museum Shop is looking for seasonal retail help. Full-time day shifts available. Please contact Georgina Winton at or call 508.228.1894.

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.