New Bedford Whaling Museum names Sarah W. Rose as Vice President, Education and Programs

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – James Russell, President New Bedford Whaling Museum, recently announced the appointment of Sarah W. Rose as Vice President of Education and Programs, a newly created position. Rose will oversee the Whaling Museum’s educational programs by implementing its strategic vision and communicating the educational mission and goals to various audiences. She has served as Curator of Education at the Museum since 2014.

In his announcement, Russell said, “Sarah’s work as Curator of Education has been exemplary. Sarah’s experience both in teaching at The Park School in Brookline and in finance in New York City has helped her steer our comprehensive and innovative educational programs both on and off campus. The Board is fully engaged and committed to helping the lives of people in the region and believes that it can best contribute to this core purpose through an affirmative investment in educational activities.”

“I view the museum as a unique classroom to view history in the context of the modern world. Whalers were the first venture capitalists and their pursuit of a seemingly inexhaustible resource now informs our stewardship of the ocean’s eco-system,” said Sarah W. Rose. “The museum's exhibits, interpreters, research library, and educators create a dynamic learning environment that I am honored to be a part of.”

An experienced teacher and project manager, Rose supervises a staff responsible for a comprehensive K-12 school program, the High School Apprenticeship Program, internship program, adult visitation program, volunteers, digital initiatives, and community outreach and engagement. She holds a BA from Wheaton College, MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, and MAT from Simmons College.


Contact: Gayle Hargreaves
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New Bedford Whaling Museum
508-997-0046 Ext. 139 (office)


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 is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours April through December: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month.