Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Director of Education

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

The NHA provides a dynamic array of engaging educational programs serving Nantucket’s various constituencies across the NHA campus, in schools and in the greater community. The Director of Education manages five staff and oversees six program areas, including the development and supervision of the following:

  1. A formal educational and learning opportunity for K-12 schools, both in the Nantucket schools and at the museum, including digital classrooms for off-island schools
  2. An adult (life-long) learning program on campus
  3. A college and post-graduate year-round internship program
  4. A year-round High School mentorship program
  5. A year-round comprehensive suite of public programs
  6. An active year-round interpreter program

Reporting to the Executive Director, he/she researches, develops, and implements inspiring and pioneering 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 experiences 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 toward 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.  Candidate will successfully manage multiple projects with grace under pressure and have the ability to direct a team.  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.


Public Programs Coordinator

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The Nantucket Historical Association is seeking an energetic and positive visionary who enjoys public service and event planning to join its award-winning team as Public Programs Coordinator

The NHA provides a dynamic array of guest lectures, concerts, family experiences and special programs to the Nantucket community all year long, and the Public Programs Coordinator is responsible for the creation and successful management of this fast-paced program schedule.  

The NHA Public Programs Coordinator must have a strong eye for detail and a larger creative vision, as s/he will research, develop, and execute one-of-a-kind, engaging public programs and outreach experiences for adults and families, inspired by the NHA’s historic collections and seasonal exhibitions. 

Applicants should possess a genuine appreciation for working with the greater public, as well as colleagues in the Nantucket community.  Candidates should be outgoing, creative self-starters with truly superior organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects successfully while maintaining a positive outlook and sense of humor. 

This position calls for an independent problem-solver who is equally adept at asking for help, someone who is comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working closely in a team setting.  This candidate should have an aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills as required.  Applicant must be prepared to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or at least 3-5 years of related experience in public programs, event management, customer service and/or education.  A Master's degree, relevant experience at a museum or historic site and/or demonstrated interest in art history, public history, or museum administration is a plus.  An open, positive attitude is essential.

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

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Marketing and Communications Director

Love writing?  Recognize the power of a great ad?  Know how to use a #hashtag? AND you enjoy supporting a great cause?

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The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a highly-organized and energetic team player to join the NHA as the Marketing and Communications Director, focused on the promotion of NHA initiatives through strategic marketing campaigns and effective communications skills.

The NHA is seeking a candidate who understands and enjoys all aspects of public/media relations, marketing, and advertising. This candidate is comfortable creating and maintaining communications systems, developing organizational and event-based marketing plans, establishing relationships with the media and other stakeholders, and creating content such as press releases, e-newsletters, website copy, social media messaging, and marketing materials as required.

The successful candidate must possess strong writing, copy-editing and technology skills. Graphic design and photography skills are preferred. Candidates should hold a degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or another related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Current writing samples, cover letter, and names of three references should be submitted with a resume 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.


Digital Projects Intern

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Digital Projects Intern will use digital technologies to create and enhance access to our collections. They will conduct specific digitization, metadata creation, and assessment projects; document and refine existing procedures; and contribute to the development of new digital policies and workflows in the archives. Projects may include preparing materials for digitization, including inventorying, rehousing, and arranging; working with legacy oral history collections; conducting content assessments of Research Library web pages; researching digital scholarship software; researching copyright issues pertaining to archival materials; and creating content for social media posts highlighting collection materials. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference and assisting with exhibition research. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.

Required: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master’s program. Completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials is required. Solid time management skills. Familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship beginning in January 2018. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to . Deadline for applications is November 30, 2017, or until filled.


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.