Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Library & Archives Manager (Chief Archivist)

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is seeking a highly organized, positive team player to join its award winning team as the Library & Archives Manager. The Library & Archives Manager is a key member of the NHA’s Museum Resources Department, and reports to the Director of the Department.  The successful candidate will serve as the NHA’s Chief Archivist and will supervise other archivists, library assistants, interns and volunteers in the selection, arrangement, description, reference and outreach activities of the Library & Archives. Responsibilities include management and oversight of the NHA’s vast documentary collections, responding to public/researcher inquiries, and supporting development of temporary and permanent exhibitions.  Other major areas of responsibility include the further development of and maintenance of the institutional records management program, the initiation of outreach efforts to build partnerships in support of the NHA Library & Archives, development of goals and objectives, and the administration of grants, special funds, and the operating budget for the NHA Library & Archives. He or she is a regular contributor to NHA scholarly publications. The position is full-time and exempt from overtime. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate possesses these qualifications:

View the full job description(PDF)

Cover letter, resume and three professional references should be submitted to:

Rebecca Miller

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

Application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2016.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Intern Opportunities

The Internship Program
The Nantucket Historical Association’s summer internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment. The internship is a full-time position that begins on June 2, 2017, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks.

Interns concentrate their work in one of four areas:

Download the 2017 Internship Flyer (PDF)

Applications due by February 1, 2017.
Compensation:  $2,500 stipend and housing

Please send a letter of interest, identifying area(s) of work interest, résumé, and a list of three references to:

Rebecca Miller
Assistant to the Executive Director
Nantucket Historical Association
PO Box 1016
Nantucket, MA 02554


2017 Internship Descriptions

Education

The position of Education Intern specializes in facilitating innovative, informal learning opportunities for museum visitors of all ages at NHA historic sites and the flagship Whaling Museum. The intern will participate in the production and execution of educational activities and/or materials to promote formal and informal learning for the Nantucket Historical Association’s Department of Visitor Experience. This involves working with a wide array of NHA visitors (museum members and program participants of all ages) in varied capacities. In addition, the intern will work closely with other museum staff and assist with other public and special programs and the overall daily operations of the NHA’s Department of Visitor Experience as needed.


Public Programs

The position of Public Programs Intern at the Nantucket Historical Association specializes in assisting with public programs and special initiatives for museum visitors of all ages at various NHA historic sites and the flagship Whaling Museum. The intern will participate in the production and execution of various public and special programs throughout the NHA summer season– including evening lectures, concerts, family events, rooftop gatherings – for the Nantucket Historical Association’s Department of Visitor Experience. This involves working with a wide array of NHA visitors (museum members and program participants of all ages) in varied capacities. In addition, the intern will work closely with other museum staff and assist with other programs and the overall daily operations of the NHA’s Department of Visitor Experience as needed.


PR/Communications

The position of PR/Communications Intern at the Nantucket Historical Association specializes in assisting with daily PR, communications and social media needs organization-wide, furthering the NHA’s mission through its various media and digital outlets. Daily tasks may include assisting with press releases, responding to public TripAdvisor ratings, supporting social media efforts, distributing flyers, posting calendar listings, and other duties as assigned. The intern will also gain valuable non-profit work experience by participating in the execution of public community programs and special events throughout the NHA summer season including evening lectures, concerts, family events and rooftop gatherings.


Museum Collections/Records Management Intern

The Museum Collections Intern will assist the Curatorial and Archival staff in organizing and cataloging museum collections and archival materials. Emphasis will be placed on organizing and properly storing the organization's institutional records including maps and drawings of NHA sites. Other responsibilities will include assisting with cataloging of collections at the Gosnold Collections Center. Knowledge of InMagic collections software is preferred.

The position will provide an opportunity to practice cataloguing and records management in a museum setting. The intern will work closely with curators, archivists and others in the Museum Resources department to gain conceptual knowledge, along with the hands-on experience in museum collections management. At the end of his/her internship, the intern will have greater understanding of collections management and records management in a museum setting, as well as working with volunteers, processes and budgeting, all within the non-profit sector which he/she will be able to translate into future career opportunities.


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.


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.