Employment Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Obed Macy Research Chair (“NHA Historian”)

The Obed Macy Research Chair (“NHA Historian”) oversees key research, publication, writing and historical documentation efforts for the NHA.  He/she collaborates with other staff in the development, coordination, and evaluation of programs, publications, and exhibitions that serve and strengthen the historical accuracy and integrity of the NHA’s offerings. 

The incumbent will engage staff and volunteers in the furtherance of research-related objectives of the NHA.  The NHA Historian will oversee the NHA Oral History Program; coordinate with the Annual Verney Fellow; coordinate meetings and activities of the NHA Research Fellows; lead the completion of the NHA Interpretation Master Plan; and participate in the development of historic structures reports, cultural landscape reports, and furnishing plans for NHA’s historic sites.  He/she will participate as a key team member of the Exhibition Planning Team, and also as a member of the Program Planning and Review Committee (PPRC).

The NHA Historian is a ‘flexible practitioner’ of history with an appreciation that all successful history teaching is more or less the practice of ‘exact imagining’. He/she will have a firm focus on end products and the transformative difference research in a museum environment makes to the visitor experience.  He/she will also be interested in promoting the Association and its aims, and in the engagement, cultivation, and coordination of an ever-widening array of scholar educators.  The NHA Historian will be at home in archives, objects, and stories, appreciating that all such resources help weave an historical narrative of Nantucket as a microcosm of America.

The NHA Historian reports to the Director of Museum Resources. The position is full-time and exempt from overtime.

Qualifications

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Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:

Catherine Taylor, Director of Museum Resources

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

Deadline for application is close of business on Friday, May 5.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


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.