Career Opportunities

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


Museum Careers

NBWM Director of Philanthropy
Director of Philanthropy Job Description (pdf)
Reporting to the President, and serving as a member of the leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy cultivates and strengthens existing relationships and establishes new opportunities and connections for future support from individuals, corporations, foundations and city, state, and federal sources. The NBWM seeks a talented development leader who is innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to achieving philanthropy objectives through major/planned giving, annual fund, grants, membership, donor stewardship and event strategies.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Deborah Guthrie, President Guthrie & Associates
Philanthropy Consulting Services


Accounting and Human Resources Assistant (Full-time)
Accounting and Human Resources Assistant Job Description (pdf)
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. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer & CFO at


Part-Time Assistant Librarian
Part-Time Assistant Librarian Job Description (pdf)
The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks a part-time Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Librarian will work with the Library and Curatorial departments, under the direction of the Librarian, to assist with the day to day operations of the Research Library and Grimshaw-Gudewicz Reading Room. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send resume and cover letter to Mark Procknik, Librarian, at


Internships and Apprenticeships

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(508) 997-0046 x186