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.


Records Management Intern: Nantucket Historical Association Research Library

Established in 1894, the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) owns 21 historic properties from four centuries of settlement on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. In an effort to consolidate the institutional records relating to those properties, the NHA is seeking a records management intern to sort, organize, re-house, and describe records relating to its collection of properties.
The ideal candidate will have completed graduate archival studies and have:

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for the ten-week period September 14-November 20, 2015. (Dates are somewhat flexible).

Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to ; 508-228-1894, ext. 306. Deadline for applications is August 31, 2015.

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.