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.

All applicants must submit an application for employment along with their resume and cover letter and follow the “To Apply” instructions noted in job openings below.

 

Museum Careers

Museum Learning & Volunteer Program Coordinator

Full time, Non-exempt

Hourly Rate $17.00-$18.00/hour

The Museum Learning & Volunteer Program Coordinator supports the organization and delivery of museum learning programs for students and adults. Reporting to the Associate Director of Museum Learning and working closely with educators, students, adult learners, and staff in various departments, the Museum Learning & Volunteer Program Coordinator manages a dedicated corps of volunteers and facilitates student field trips and adult guided tours from start to finish. This position offers opportunities to contribute to the evolution and growth of museum learning programs while creating outstanding visitor and volunteer experiences on a daily basis.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Full-Time, Salary, Exempt

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager.  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer & CFO, the Human Resources Manager will run the daily functions of the HR department including facilitating the hiring and interviewing of staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, enforcing company policies and practices, monitoring employee morale and helping to foster a positive workplace culture. The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field and will have 3-5 years of human resource management experience.  PHR, SPHR, or SHRM-CP a plus.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apprenticeship Summer Program Associate

Temporary Summer Position

Hourly Rate: $16.00

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. The Summer Program Associate will assist in facilitating the summer program and work directly with apprentices who are in grades 10 -12.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Visitor Experience SUPERVISOR

Full-Time, Exempt Staff Member

Salary: $40,000 - $43,000 per year

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is seeking a creative, collaborative, and motivated individual committed to supporting the Visitor Experience team through retail efforts in the museum store. This position will require both front-facing operations through daily admissions, the 3D theater, and retail operations, while also bolstering the Museum Store’s inventory through the research and development of product. While on the floor, the candidate will model staff behavior and assist visitors in having a welcoming, fun, and safe experience. The candidate will also be responsible for researching, selecting, and procuring merchandise for the Museum Store, with an emphasis on custom product that are reflective of the Museum’s exhibitions and collection.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Visitor Experience Associate

Par-Time, Non-Exempt Staff Member

Hourly Rate: $16.00

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, theater, 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. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Art Handler / Object Preparator / Installation Technician

Contract work on a temporary project basis

Hourly Rate: $15-50/hour, dependent on experience

The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks contract Art Handlers / Object Preparators / Installation technicians to work on a short-term contract basis for project-based timelines. They will assist in all aspects of preparation, packing, transporting, installation, deinstallation, and storage of works for the museum. The ideal candidate understands that the safety and security of artworks and of fellow team members is critical. This position will move and install valuable art objects in various locations; pack and unpack objects, maintain collections storage areas to ensure the safety of the art; create custom crate interiors for outgoing loans, frame and unframe two-dimensional works, and perform other miscellaneous art handling duties as required. They work closely with curators and other department staff, under the direction of the Chief Curator and the Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Collections to facilitate the safe exhibition of works from the collection. We are looking to have resumes on hand for project-based work throughout the year.

For the full Position Description, Qualifications, and Application Instructions click here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and filed for future projects. No phone calls, please.

Click here for information on our High School Apprenticeship Program.