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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center has reopened with a major new exhibit! We are excited to launch a new permanent exhibit this spring, More Than a Job: Work and Community in New Bedford’s Fishing Industry. With the addition of a working deck and foc’sle, the exhibit includes more interactive components, authentic voices from those in the industry, and celebrates the diversity of New Bedford’s fishing community. We’re sure people of all ages will find the exhibit inspiring, moving, and entertaining.

We need volunteers to staff the Center (safely, with social distancing and PPE protocols in place), and engage our visitors with the new exhibit.

Training is provided about exhibits, the gift shop, programs and the fishing community of New Bedford. Or you may be able to tell us a thing or two! This is a great opportunity to learn, or share what you know, about the commercial fishing industry and community. Talks and tours are provided to volunteers as ongoing training.

Volunteers are needed during Center operating hours (Thursday-Sunday 10:00-4:00) and for occasional evening programs and special events. Volunteer hours are flexible and can be scheduled according to your availability. Please email operations@ fishingheritagecenter.org for more information.

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About New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.


38 Bethel Street, P.O. Box, New Bedford, MA 02741, US

Mission Statement

To educate the public about the history and culture of New Bedford's commercial fishing industry by engaging them in authentic experiences, to document that culture and history for future generations, and to honor and support the men and women who make their living from the sea.


Located in New Bedford, the nation's most valuable fishing port, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present and future through exhibits, programs and archives.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


38 Bethel StreetNew Bedford, MA 02741


  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Storytelling




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible. Ongoing trainings. Three hour shift once every week, or every other week, or more or less if you like!
  • Friendly, Covid-19 precautions compliant.

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