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 Visitor Services Associate (Weekend and Evening Shifts)
Visitor Services Associates (VSAs) are responsible for the daily operations of the admissions desk while providing excellent customer service. This involves pleasantly greeting guests, selling museum admissions, memberships, and special event tickets, answering questions, implementing visitor protocol, and creating a positive first impression for all museum patrons. VSA’s provide front-line support for managing visitor traffic including museum and library patrons, group tours, school tours, event and meeting attendees, and business appointments for staff. Success in this position requires a confident and outgoing disposition, attention to detail, prompt and reliable attendance, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Apply in person or online. Click here for the online application form.



Internships and Apprenticeships

Click here for information on these and other opportunities or contact:
(508) 997-0046 x186