Nahant Historical Society
41 Valley Road, Nahant Massachusetts 01908 (781) 581-2727
The Nahant Historical Society is a local history museum, dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of
Nahant. If we can learn from the past, we can do better in the future. Deeply rooted in our community, the Society
owes its very existence to the work of its devoted volunteers. We need your help. The Society has extensive museum collections at 41
Valley Road in the Nahant Community Center - but a very small staff. If you can give us a
few hours each month, the Society welcomes help with various tasks, such as cataloging, cleaning, filing,
graphic design, and research, along with special event tasks.
The Society is especially looking for volunteers with good computer skills who are
familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word. We offer specialized training in cataloging, data entry and proper
artifact storage. Contact us at 781-581-2727 or email our
with Volunteer in the subject line
to set up a convenient time to discuss sharing your skills. We look forward to working with you.
The Society has had many mutually enriching internships with graduate, undergraduate, and high school
level students. We welcome you to join our volunteers in a rewarding real world museum experience.
The Society is focused firmly on the future. We are cataloging our collections with PastPerfect museum
software, used by over 9,000 history museums across America. If interested, please send cover letter and
resume including your contact information to Julie Tarmy, Director, Nahant Historical Society, 41 Valley
Road, Nahant, MA 01908. For questions, you may contact us at our
with Internship in the subject line.
Important: our internships are ongoing and unpaid. The position is available to undergraduate and graduate level
college students for credit. It is open to high school students for community service. The number of hours worked
is negotiable, depending on your educational institution’s requirements. The Society’s Curator will supervise you. We
look forward to working with you.
- Firm desire to learn more about local history
- Strong interest in working in a museum environment
- Possess good research, problem solving, and organizational skills
- Strong grasp of Microsoft Excel and Word, a plus
- Team player, especially with volunteers
- Understanding of proper modern workplace attire