The highly competitive Nantucket Historical Association’s summer internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment. The internship is a full-time position that begins on June 2, 2017, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks. A $2,500 stipend and housing will be offered. For more information on the NHA and the island of Nantucket, please visit our website at www.nha.org. The Museum Collections Intern will assist the Curatorial and Archival staff in organizing and cataloging museum collections and archival materials. Emphasis will be placed on organizing and properly storing the organization’s institutional records including maps and drawings of NHA sites. Other responsibilities will include assisting with cataloging of collections at the Gosnold Collections Center. Knowledge of InMagic collections software is preferred.
Applications are due by February 1, 2017. Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and a list of three references to:
The NHA is a nonprofit organization that collects and preserves the objects, documents, and structures that tell the stories of Nantucket Island. The NHA is steward of an artifact collection of more than 30,000 objects, including complete skeletons of a 40-foot finback and a 46-foot sperm whale. The NHA’s Research Library is a special-collections repository of primary resources focusing on Nantuck...et history, and houses more than 5,000 volumes and 60,000 photographs, as well as manuscript documents such as ships’ logs, account books, family papers, and scrapbooks. The Whaling Museum, which received national accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2007, is the NHA’s newly renovated state-of-the-art flagship venue, and serves as the center of a campus that includes twenty-two historic properties and sites. The association has more than 3,000 members and serves growing audiences of year-round and seasonal residents and visitors to the island from throughout the country and the world.