59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

museum visitor services (part-time, seasonal)

The Museum is seeking weekend Visitor Services staff for the seasonal Cooke House. The Cooke House is the focal point and the most extensive exhibition area on the Museum's Edgartown campus. Staff here will be trained to provide security for the House’s artifacts, introduce visitors to the House and its contents, and may offer tours if they are so inclined. Ability to communicate with the public and handle cash transactions is required. Submit letter of interest, qualifications, and 2 personal references to bmayhew@mvmuseum.org.


Lighthouse Visitor Guides

Lighthouse Guides are responsible  for daily operations and visitor services at the Gay Head Lighthouse and Edgartown lighthouses, mid June through mid October.  Candidates should enjoy interacting with the public and be enthusiastic about the lighthouse and Vineyard history. Duties include greeting visitors, handling admission fees and retail transactions, and ensuring the security of the properties. The ability to climb stairs, stand for long periods of time and lift 30 lb. is necessary. Weekend availability is preferred. Guides will report to the Director of Finance and Operations at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Submit letter of interest, qualifications and 2 personal references to bmayhew@mvmuseum.org.

Job Description

  • Collect admissions income and keep accurate attendance records noting number of adults and children visiting the lighthouse. Maintain accurate cash drawer and attendance income.

  • Present the history of the lighthouse and the Island in an accurate and engaging manner.

  • Maintain visitor safety and structural cleanliness. Sweep stairs and landing areas daily. Monitor potential wet and slippery spots and remove any standing water.

  • The guides may also be asked to assist with private events and tours at the lighthouse.

  • Guides should be comfortable with people, mature, responsible, and passionate about the lighthouse history.

  • Hours are 9:30-4:30 daily. The tower is open to the public daily from 11 am-4 pm and scheduling includes setup and cleaning time.

  • A regular weekly schedule will be developed and changes in schedule must be approved in advance.

kids Summer Program Manager

Reporting Responsibilities: Education Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: Intern
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt (Professional), Part Time Seasonal

The MVM seeks a 20 hour a week program manager to run a 9 week museum camp (ages 5-12) at The Morgan Learning Center, 110 Main St Vineyard Haven. This program runs parallel to the same classes taught at the Edgartown Campus. Applicants should have experience teaching craft skills to multi age groups and experience in program management (bookkeeping, registration, facilities management and scheduling). The ideal candidate will be independent, proactive, creative and enjoy working with kids.

Essential Responsibilities: The responsibilities listed below are those that represent the majority of time spent working in this position. Management will assign additional tasks related to the position as necessary.

  • Work closely with Museum Education Director to plan and implement programming , working from draft lesson plans.
  • Create a safe fun learning environment for all.
  • Welcome and sign in children each day. Confirm payment status, attendance and collect payments. Maintain accurate registration.
  • Work with intern to manage program activities
  • Prepare daily/weekly attendance and payment report
  • Ensure safety, cleanliness of building. Maintain daily signage and window box herb garden.

Some evening events (3) and 1 weekend afternoon may be required for educational presentations.

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and 3 personal/professional references to MVM Education Director Ann DuCharme at aducharme@mvmuseum.org.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity.



Part-Time Archivist

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum seeks a part-time professional Archivist (16 -20 hours/week) for its Gale Huntington Research Library. Experience with rehousing and cataloging of print, photographic, cartographic, and audio/visual materials according to archival standards is required.  The successful applicant will also have knowledge of basic archival principles, standards, and best practices, including the following:
·         Experience writing EAD-encoded finding aids
·         Experience with DACS-compliant archival arrangement and description
·         Experience with MARC records
·         Experience with LCSH, LCNAF, and AAT controlled vocabularies
M.L.I.S. with archival coursework, or present enrollment in such a program, is preferred. To apply, send cover letter and resume to bstacy@mvmuseum.org.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity.


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