Tiffany Henriksen is new Manager of Young Adult Programs
New Bedford Whaling Museum
NEW BEDFORD, Mass.- The New Bedford Whaling Museum has announced the appointment of Tiffany Henriksen to the position of Manager of Young Adult Programs. Reporting to the Director of Education and working as an active member of the Museum’s education team, Henkriksen will manage the Whaling Museum’s programs for high school apprentices and college interns.
The Museum’s award-winning High School Apprenticeship Program for New Bedford students in grades 10 - 12 provides resources and experiences to deepen community engagement, promote personal and professional development, and cultivate college and career readiness. As Manager for Young Adult Programs, Henriksen takes the reins of the Apprenticeship Program, and will also work to build other community-focused young adult programming, including internships for college students.
President and CEO of the Whaling Museum Amanda McMullen said, “Tiffany will be generating creative and engaging ways to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Our programs for young people are integral to the Whaling Museum’s mission to educate and inspire, and important to the vitality of the community. I am confident that under Tiffany’s management, the High School Apprenticeship and Intern Programs will continue to transform the lives of young people in our community.”
Henriksen commented, “I am overjoyed for the opportunity to work with our amazing apprentices and interns to help them meet their goals. The supports and experiences the Museum provides its students are unique, practical, and come at a critical time. During my experience as Summer Program Associate in 2018, I witnessed firsthand the sense of community between the students, museum staff, and the City of New Bedford. I am excited to return to the museum to play a bigger role in the future of the Young Adult Programs.”
Henriksen holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Her background includes work in the Providence Public School District, first as an AmeriCorps member, and then as a Site Coordinator for after-school programming. Henriksen’s experience also includes work in the education department at the National Museum of Play, and as the Summer Program Associate for the Whaling Museum’s Apprenticeship Program in 2018.
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Tiffany Henriksen is the newly appointed Manager of Young Adult Programs at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum houses a vast and valuable collection of fine and decorative art and artifacts; 25 galleries; an internationally known research library; the dramatic full skeletons of five whales; the Lagoda – an 89-foot half scale model of a full-rigged whaling ship; and the recently conserved Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World – North America’s longest painting. A significant expansion was completed in 2016 with the opening of the Wattles Jacobs Education Center that gave the Museum a new library and 5,000 additional square feet of classroom and programming space to meet its growing educational mission.
The Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Admission is free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $16, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information visit www.whalingmuseum.org.