Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Sacerdote Chair 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 Sacerdote Chair 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 NHA Sacerdote Chair 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.


Now Hiring for Summer Season!

Historical Sites and Museum Guides
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 part-time summer positions at the Whaling Museum and historic sites for tour guides and program leaders. These “Interpreter” positions are key to the daily operations and programs and are at the heart of our visitor experience.

These exciting positions are 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.

To apply, email your completed application form (PDF) and/or resume and letter of interest to Katie Schoorl, NHA Manager of Visitor Operations, at .

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Museum Educators
Part-time Positions Available

Love working with kids? Enjoy arts & crafts? Like history? We have the perfect summer job for you!

The Nantucket Historical Association is currently hiring part-time Museum Educators for positions in the Whaling Museum Discovery Room. Positions start June 8 and end August 31, 2015. Full-day and half-day shifts available.

Responsibilities include:

The ideal candidate is able to work with visitors of all ages, possesses excellent communication skills, and must exhibit a creative, positive, helpful, team-oriented attitude. Experience in teaching, child care, arts and crafts and/or performing arts is preferred, as is a demonstrated interest in history.

To apply, email your completed application form (PDF) and/or resume and letter of interest to Claire White, Manager of Education, at .

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 or part-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.