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

Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & Community Projects (Full-time, salary, exempt)

In collaboration with and under the direction of the Chief Curator, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & Community Projects works full-time executing contemporary art exhibitions and community focused initiatives. The candidate will play a central role in managing, developing, and interpreting the Museum’s collection of contemporary art, which is both local and global, including through commissions, acquisitions, exhibitions, and public programs. The contemporary curator will be committed to enhancing the visibility of underrepresented communities of artists through acquisition and programming. The successful candidate will also serve as the museum’s primary liaison with the local and regional artist community and develop ties between the Museum, gallerists, and collectors. The Museum maintains a dynamic calendar of rotating exhibitions, and – since its founding in 1903 – has always collected contemporary art. This candidate will be integral in propelling that momentum forward, by raising the profile of the museum as a key space for the exhibition of contemporary art within New England. This program should thoughtfully link to our institutional mission, vision, collection, and recent strategic plan.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here.

Application deadline is February 17, 2023. No phone calls, please.

Associate Director of Museum Learning (Full-time, salary, exempt)

In collaboration with and under the direction of the Director of Museum Learning & Chief Curator, the Associate Director of Museum Learning works full-time to develop and manage all aspects of the museum’s volunteer and school programs and support the development and management of other educational programs in collaboration with the Museum Learning team. The Associate Director of Museum Learning also collaborates cross-departmentally on college and life-long learning, development of school programs, in-gallery interactives, exhibition didactics, visitor experience, and gallery interpretation. The ideal candidate is passionate about educational methodologies and philosophies, visitor research/evaluation, informal learning environments, and gallery and studio teaching practices, and is excited to step into a supervisory position and take on management of a dynamic and collaborative Museum Learning division.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here.

Application deadline is February 17, 2023. No phone calls, please. 

Director of Facilities and Security (Full-time, salary, exempt)

The Director of Facilities and Security oversees the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s facilities and security department. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer & CFO, the Director of Facilities and Security is responsible for the maintenance, repair, capital improvement, safety and security of the Museum, and has general charge of the personnel working in this capacity. They evaluate the effectiveness of all facility and security operation programs and recommend needed changes. The Director communicates and collaborates effectively cross-departmentally with staff, vendors, contractors and other stakeholders to ensure that the Museum is well maintained, safe, secure, welcoming and appealing.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here.

No phone calls, please.

Manager of Institutional Relations (Full-time, salary, exempt)

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Manager of Institutional Relations will lead the Museum’s efforts to secure public and private institutional funding for our diverse and innovative exhibitions and programs, and for the maintenance of our unique collections and historic campus in the heart of downtown New Bedford. The Manager of Institutional Relations will oversee a robust foundation fundraising program and work in collaboration with other departments and senior leadership to develop
and draft compelling approaches to new institutional funders. S/he will be an important part of the Development team as the Museum continues to launch innovative new projects, and carry out its mission to ignite learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here.

Marketing & Communications Manager (Full-Time, Salary, Exempt)

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Manager coordinates and guides contracted services including
graphic designers, printers, social media, public relations and marketing. 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, e-communications,
proofing and writing releases and other messaging tools that engage members, visitors, partners, and
supporters. The Manager will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and maintain a master
content calendar that will guide all needed marketing and communications efforts and align all vendors
with the goal to drive audience growth, cultivate visitor loyalty, increase membership and enhance
organizational reputation.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here.

Click here for information on our High School Apprenticeship Program.