Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Development

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a Director of Development to lead its comprehensive fund-raising program, ensure the stewardship of donors, and actively build and manage a growing department. The ideal candidate will have highly developed management ability, a proven track record in identifying, and cultivating high-level individuals for major gifts, creative ideas for corporate partnerships, and events and a have knowledge of planned giving.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential as well as strong computer and database skills; meticulous attention to detail; and with knowledge of the Nantucket community preferred.

Candidates with management experience in sales, marketing and relationship management in a business environment are also encouraged to apply. The Association offers a competitive salary and benefits program.

Cover letter and names of three references should be submitted with a resume to:

Rebecca Miller

Nantucket Historical Association
P.O. Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Curatorial Intern

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks interns to work in its extensive historic textile and costume collections (ca. 1850–1950). The organization has grant funding to completely inventory and rehouse these collections. Graduate students or post-grads are preferred.

Interns will be key team members on this project, and will help identify, assess, catalog, and rehouse items such as women’s and men’s clothing and household textiles of all kinds. Candidates must have existing knowledge, skills, or training in a subject area relevant to this project. The intern will work at the Gosnold Museum Support Center under the supervision of the chief curator and the project collections specialist.

A stipend of $2500 is awarded to interns.; Housing is provided. Internships are of a 10 week duration, with the schedule to be negotiated within Spring and/or Summer of 2017.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the dates (10 weeks) of availability to Rebecca Miller at .

Deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.


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 Libby Clark, Visitor Operations Coordinator, at .

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


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.