Career Opportunities

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


Museum Careers

Manager for Young Adult Programs
Manager  for Young Adult Programs Job Description (pdf)
Reporting to the Director of Education and working as an active member of the Museum’s Education Team, the Manager for Young Adult Programs will lead all aspects the Museum’s High School Apprenticeship Program, an award winning youth development program engaging New Bedford students in grades 10–12. The mission of the Program is to provide resources and experiences that deepen community engagement, promote personal and professional development, and cultivate college and career readiness. The Manager for Young Adult Programs will also work to build other community focused young adult programming including the museum’s college internship program. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Christina Turner, Director of Education at


Museum Store Manager
Museum Store Manager Job Description (pdf)
The Store Manager for the New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) is a regular, full-time position with benefits. S/he manages all aspects of the store’s operations to provide a valuable experience for museum visitors as well as meet the sales, revenue, and profit goals of the museum store. The position includes selection and marketing of innovative, engaging, and relevant merchandise that appeals to museum visitors and reflects the museum’s mission and institutional priorities. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Michelle Taylor, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at


Part-Time Project Coordinator for Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast Project
Project Coordinator (part-time, temporary, grant-funded) for Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast Project (pdf)
The LTW project explores the historical impact of women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who shaped the SouthCoast community. In addition to research, LTW encompasses a historical walking trail in downtown New Bedford with accompanying trail map and mobile app. LTW aims to mark the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote with a school curriculum framework, a traveling exhibit, riveting speakers, city-wide events in New Bedford, public art, and other engaging programs. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Project Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of the Lighting the Way project, coordinating with other departments within the Museum while managing the Lighting the Way committee and connected programming and events. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send resume and cover letter to Christina Turner, Director of Education, at



Internships and Apprenticeships

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(508) 997-0046 x186