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


DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM EXPERIENCE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Director of Museum Experience & Community Engagement will be an outgoing and mission driven professional central to achieving our inclusive and strategic objectives. A critical leader, the Director will report directly to the President & CEO and will be charged with working across departments to help the Museum achieve alignment in both practice and behaviors in building our desired museum community. Leading the Visitor Experience team and retail sales associates, the Director will oversee admissions activity and the Museum store with a focus on service to create repeat visitors, increase membership and grow the Museum’s reputation as a desired destination. The Director also oversees the Museum’s rental program and community partners program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record of anticipating and solving problems and a dedication to a visitor-centric museum model that will ensure an extraordinary, enriching, memorable and fun experience for all.

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

EVENTS PLANNING & SERVICES MANAGER

The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks an experienced Events Planning & Services Manager to support its rental objectives and provide superb client services. Reporting to the Director of Museum Experience & Community Engagement, the Events Planning & Services Manager will be an expert who can effectively manage the daily details with big-picture thinking. The ideal candidate will use their skills to ensure the delivery of thoughtfully planned and detailed event experiences to Museum members, donors, associates, customers, and community partners. The Events Planning & Services Manager must be able to manage all aspects of event sales, planning, and execution including meeting rental revenue targets, cost containment, equipment and vendor logistics, and venue layouts. The ideal candidate should be an excellent communicator, who keeps colleagues, customers, and partners well informed, creates timelines and work plans to lead their team, can command sophisticated event logistics and effectively negotiate and source vendors. This position requires an entrepreneurial approach and flexibility. The candidate should be comfortable utilizing common event technology platforms and be skilled at producing high quality experiences, both in-person and virtually.

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

ACCOUNTING & HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT

The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks a full-time Accounting and Human Resources Assistant. Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Accounting and HR Assistant provides accounting and clerical support to the finance department. The Assistant keys daily sales paperwork to the general ledger system, processes accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, and ensures files are complete and maintained as needed. The Assistant also supports the Human Resources function by reviewing the accuracy of employee timekeeping records, coordinating the on-boarding process for new employees, assisting with open enrollments, staff trainings, and maintaining personnel files. The ideal candidate will have: an Associate’s degree in Business Administration; QuickBooks and MS Office proficiency; Excellent organizational skills, verbal communication skills, telephone and email etiquette; Attention to detail and ability to multi-task; Ability to problem solve and follow through on multi-step processes; Ability to represent the museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism.

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

FACILITIES ASSOCIATE

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is seeking a dependable worker and team player to join our Facilities Team. The Facilities Associate will perform general cleaning and maintenance tasks under supervision and according to the museum's standards to ensure an exceptional visitor experience. The Facilities Associate will also serve as a member of the Rentals Team and will assist with the set-up, break-down, cleanup, and security for both public and private events. Must have flexible availability with nights and weekends. Job requirements include High School diploma, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, ability to lift up to 50 pounds, positive attitude and pride in work.

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Education Associate (Part-Time)

Reporting to the Volunteer and Schools Programs Manager, the part-time Education Associate supports all aspects of the administration and delivery of the museum’s education programs which include K-12 field trips (in-person and virtual) and family and community programs. This includes scheduling, program setup, creating and managing supplies, day-of organizing, after visit follow-up, documentation and program data tracking.

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

Internships and Apprenticeships

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