Museum Hours

Open June - October

Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 4:00

Sundays & Mondays Closed


Members Free

Adults $5

Children under 12 & Military Free 

Call for Applications: Volunteer Curator

The Nye Museum is a professionally staffed non-profit organization that preserves and promotes three historic landmarks: a 1678 colonial farmhouse,1858 mill museum, and 1889 Grange Hall & Welcome Center. We are currently seeking a Volunteer Curator for our colonial house museum who will ensure the authenticity and attractiveness of our displays. This is a part-time, volunteer position that requires the ability to conduct historical research, knowledge of antiques, and the ability to work collaboratively with a curation committee. We offer a dynamic work environment with dedicated staff and a board that fully supports the museum’s mission to cultivate public understanding of this property’s historical significance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Primary point of contact for all curation-related matters from potential donations to creating new displays and exhibits

•    Monitor the condition of the physical artifacts within the museum’s collections.

•    Maintain policies and procedures relating to accessions and inventory.

•    Trains tour guides, interns, and volunteers to interpret and responsibly handle artifacts on display.

•    Determine the method of disposition of surplus materials to control collection content and size and to enhance revenue.

•    Assists museum staff, volunteers, and the general public in accessing and interpreting the contents of the collection.

•    Represent Museum in a professional manner when interacting with the public, whether on site or off.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Library Science, or field experience related to antiques, museums, or historic properties and/or parks.

Knowledge and Skills:

•    Knowledge and understanding of accessioning and deaccessioning of artifacts.

•    Background knowledge and appreciation of early New England history.

•    Knowledge of historical research methodology, principles, and procedures.

•    Skills in creating new exhibits and improving the design of existing ones

•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment.

•    Thorough knowledge of professional and ethical museum standards.

•    Ability to communicate effectively.

•    Extensive knowledge of acquisition processes to obtain new artifacts.

This part-time position is open until filled by the appropriate candidate. Serious candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to David Shorten, Executive Director, at

Physical Requirements:

•    Job requires ability to navigate stairs, some lifting, and walking the grounds.

Job Type: Part-time (5-10 hours per week)

Salary: Volunteer


•    Bachelor's (Preferred)


•    East Sandwich, MA 02537


•    Flexible