Careers

New Bedford Whaling Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Career Opportunities

New Bedford Whaling Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Museum Careers

Apprenticeship Program
Summer Program Associate - Temporary Summer Position
The New Bedford Whaling Museum High School Apprenticeship Program provides students access to resources and experiences that deepen community engagement, promote personal and professional development, and cultivate college and career success. The program runs year-round, typically beginning the summer before a student’s sophomore year and continuing through high school graduation. This summer we are hiring a temporary Summer Program Associate to work closely with the Manager to assist in facilitating the summer program while working directly with apprentices who are in grades 10 -12. For the full position description, compensation, and application instructions, click here.

Photography Collection Curatorial Fellowship (Full-time)
The Photography Fellow works full-time, with four days a week researching, cataloguing, and digitizing nineteenth-century objects in the NBWM photography collection, and one day a week on personal research, writing, or travel. They will focus digitization and cataloguing efforts on the earliest materials first, working through the nineteenth-century objects. The Fellow will participate in planning a special exhibition, programming, and accompanying catalogue on 19th-century New Bedford studio photography scheduled for late 2025. Through archival research, the team will also assemble a thorough record of studios in operation in the city during this period, which may become an additional web resource. The Fellow may also have the opportunity to organize a second, smaller exhibition of their own choosing during the fellowship. They will serve as a key individual within the Curatorial department by attending regular weekly meetings, participating in committee meetings, and serving as an advocate for the photography collection at all levels of museum operations. This is a two-year appointment with a flexible start date, competitive salary, benefits, and dedicated research and travel funding. For the full position description, qualifications, and application Instructions click here.

Visitor Experience Associate (Part-time, hourly, non-exempt)
The Visitor Experience Associate serves as the public face of the New Bedford Whaling Museum and is integral to fulfilling the Museum’s strategic goal of providing all guests with a welcoming and engaging experience. On a day-to-day basis, the Visitor Experience Associate is responsible for greeting and orienting visitors, generating revenue through admission and store sales, providing guests with information about the museum and local area, and assisting with initiatives to better understand our visitors. Success in this position requires a confident and outgoing disposition, attention to detail, prompt and reliable attendance, and an enthusiasm for working with the public. For the full position description, qualifications, and application instructions click here.

Click here for information on our High School Apprenticeship Program.