Careers - New Bedford Whaling Museum

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

Development Assistant (Full-Time)
The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks a full-time Development Assistant. As a member of the Development team, the Development Assistant will report to the Manager of Donor Relations and support the Development team to help ensure the Museum meets its fundraising goals. The Assistant will be an important part of the Museum’s future as it launches a slate of ambitious and innovative programs, events, exhibitions and capital efforts. For full position description and application instructions, click here.

Marketing and Communications Manager (Full-Time)
The Marketing & Communications Manager plays a key role in advancing NBWM’s efforts to promote exhibitions, programs and the museum in general. The position manages the flow of information from staff and departments to external vendors in marketing and communications to achieve goals. The Manager is responsible for updates to social media platforms, website, e- communications and other messaging tools that engage the museum’s members, visitors, partners, and supporters. The Manager will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and maintain a content calendar that will guide all needed marketing and communications efforts to drive audience growth, cultivate visitor loyalty, increase membership and enhance organizational reputation. For full position description, compensation, and application instructions, click here.

Director of Education and Public Programs (Full-time)
The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks a Director of Education and Public Programs (DEPP) to join its Leadership Team to provide strategy and direction for an important array of educational and public programs, supported by a dynamic, professional department. The DEPP leads the design, staffing, implementation, program evaluation and financial sustainability of museum learning experiences and resources focused on early childhood, K-12, family, college and life-long learner programming and outreach. Among them is the Museum’s impactful 3-year, paid high school Apprenticeship program, a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award winner, which provides eligible New Bedford students with access to resources and experiences that deepen community engagement, promote personal and professional development, and cultivate college and career success. The Museum also offers comprehensive K-12 school visitation programs, volunteer programs, community educational partnerships and a range of public programming for all ages. In leading efforts to plan engaging annual programs and deepen community and regional partnerships, the DEPP will need a solid understanding of museum educational best practices, strong organizational skills and proven experience in staff motivation, support, and management. For the full position description, compensation, and application instructions, click here.

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.

Visitor Experience Associate (Part-time)
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. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and schedule availability to jzanolli@whalingmuseum.org.  For the full position description and qualifications click here.

Click here for information on our High School Apprenticeship Program.