Employment Opportunities

Director of Finance and Operations

Monitors and controls all financial activities of the Museum. Meets all internal and external customer requirements and ensures that all activities within the accounting office are in compliance with all appropriate control procedures and requirements. Works closely with all departments to monitor expenses. Supervises the activities of the accounting office to ensure that timely financial data is available and sound decisions are made.

Manages day-to-day operations of the museum in collaboration with Facilities Management and Collections Management to ensure the care and safety of the collections and the building as well as capital improvements related to building and grounds. Provides budgetary updates for cash and contributed services, as well as longer term planning to the Executive Director, Treasurer and Finance Committee.


Financial Controller

The Controller will serve as the financial steward and will be responsible for optimizing all administrative and related functions within accounting and finance, ensuring full compliance with all local, state and government regulations.

The Controller will develop and implement appropriate financial strategies, policies and practices while managing the day-to-day accounting and finance tasks as required.

All activities are to be aligned with the Museum’s mission, vision, and values. The Controller reports to the Executive Director and will also work with the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee.


Store and Visitor Experience Manager

The Store and Visitor Experience Manager is responsible for managing the Museum’s store, including hiring and supervising staff, ordering and displaying merchandise for maximum profitability, and maintaining supplies and inventory. They also oversees the admissions desk and Museum guides and other volunteers to ensure that the visitors’ first and last experiences are positive ones and to grow our membership.


Sailing Instructor

The Herreshoff Marine Museum (HMM) is hiring Sailing Instructors to work with youth and adults on the waterfront. Sailing Instructors at HMM primarily work with youth and adults to deliver the sailing curriculum of the Herreshoff Seamanship program. HMM utilizes a variety of keelboats in the sailing program including H-12s, Cape Dory Typhoon and Seasprite 23s. Each year, the Museum hosts a variety of school children including Elementary, Middle and High School students. As well as adult instruction during the sailing season. This position could lead to other opportunities for employment.

Minimum Qualifications and skills:

  • High school or college 
  • US Sailing Level 1 Certification (or equivalent) preferred 
  • CPR and First Aid Certification 
  • Highly ethical behavior
  • National background check required
  • Previous experience teaching and instructing youth and adult sailing 
  • Ability to work as a team player

Compensation is competitive, based on experience. EOE
Contact Kirk Cusic at 401-396-5834 or k.cusic@herreshoff.org for more information.