Job Opportunities


Please apply by emailing resume and cover letter to David Gagnon at 

The Mission of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association is promotion of the legacy of Maria Mitchell and exploration, education, and enjoyment of Nantucket’s land, waters, and skies beyond. In fulfilling our mission, we recognize the historic persona of Maria Mitchell, the foremost American woman scientist and educator of the 19th century, and her potential impact on contemporary thought by passing on her legacy of intellectual curiosity, respect for and love of nature, learning by doing, and the ideal of individualism.

Maria Mitchell’s contributions to astronomy, science, and education are the basis for our continuing tradition of high quality research and teaching which inspires today’s learners and tomorrow’s scientists. The NMMA provides scientific resources and educational programs for the community, uses Nantucket Island as an exceptional natural laboratory in which to study science and the environment, and maintains research and/or representative collections of Nantucket’s biodiversity.

The Executive Administrator and Marketing and Events Coordinator will play a key role in achieving excellent customer and staff-related service and successful growth.

The Executive Administrator and Marketing and Events Coordinator serves as a support member of the executive team who will help to ensure the efficient administration of the MMA, providing support to the Board of Directors and staff, MMA members, and assist with marketing and outreach efforts.  This position is also responsible for high quality “friendraiser” and fundraiser events, as well as contracted events on the MMA properties.  A background in the sciences is preferred.



  • Assist Executive Director with Board relations
  • Understand and support MMA membership program
  • Assist staff with private education programs and program registration
  • Provide exceptional customer service to members and non-members
  • Manage retail budget
  • File organization and maintenance in MMA database


  • Schedule, send, and respond to press releases
  • Manage advertising schedule
  • Assist with visual marketing, including town bulletin boards
  • Develop local sponsors
  • Assist with ad placement
  • Help build strong business community relations (concierge, event planners, etc.)
  • Update website and create new content
  • Help design marketing and advertising material
  • Manage two museum gift shops
  • Run all social media networks
  • Manage and hire Marketing Intern
  • Create bi-weekly newsletter using Constant Contact


  • Identify potential event venues
  • Create and manage invitation lists
  • Set-up and breakdown of events
  • Ensure proper marketing materials are in place and that goals are clearly determined and met
  • Assist Soirée Committee and Development team with the Soirée
  • Onsite event manager
  • Create and coordinate community events
  • Promote and assist with private events
  • Responsible for Science Speaker Series, “Friendraisers,” and additional events


  • Must be able to establish priorities and manage multiple projects in a high-energy, fast-paced, deadline-driven organization, and be flexible when priorities shift
  • Results-oriented and meticulous, highly attentive to details in all aspects of work
  • Ability to set and hold very high standards and rigorous work ethic
  • Superb writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A deep appreciation and passion for the mission of the Maria Mitchell Association
  • Adept with computer software, especially Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
  • Ability to interact effectively with visitors, donors, volunteers and program staff
  • Background in web design and coding a plus


  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience, preferably at a non-profit organization
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree; degree in the sciences preferred
  • Technology including Adobe Suite, MS Office, and WordPress
  • Experience managing social media platforms
  • Customer service

Maria Mitchell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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