Employment Opportunities

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While we try to keep this list current, please notice the closing date for each listing. Position openings are a benefit of membership in the CLHO. If you are not a member and wish to post a job offering, please contact director@clho.org.

Waterfront & Group Tour Coordinator

Thames River Heritage Park

Immediate Opening for a Part-Time Waterfront & Group Tour Coordinator. The Thames River Heritage Park (TRHP) is looking for a talented individual who can handle a variety of responsibilities throughout the year and who will have a visible role in our growing non-profit organization. TRHP is a collection of national and historic sites in Groton and New London, CT, linked by water which capture the history and culture of life along the Thames River. It’s a new kind of state park — one without boundaries. In this part-time position you will be on the front lines of our water taxi and boat tour operation promoting and coordinating boat and land tours Memorial Day Weekend through mid-September and growing our tour business in the off season.

RESPONSIBILITIES

In Season (May through September)

Coordinate all group, boat and walking tours. 
Liaison with boat operator, tour groups, historic partner sites and tour guides on the day of tours. Make sure tours run smoothly and troubleshoot any logistical issues that may arise with schedules. Coordinate with TRHP Communications Coordinator for all online and point-of-sale ticket sales, refunds, reconciliations and cancellations, and respond to customer inquiries. Schedule and oversee volunteer docents for land and boat tours. Make sure boat operator has TRHP materials on boats. Provide boat operator with any weekly sponsorship or other signage changes and instructions. Oversee the distribution, collection and safety of all patron individual listening devices for all tours. Coordinate with Communications Coordinator for social media promotions of park events.

Off Season (October through April)
Build our group tour business by identifying and selling prospects, building relationship with tour operators and other tour groups and maintaining relationships with group leaders. You will: 
Assist in creating tour materials and send to groups throughout New England/NY/NJ. Follow up on materials sent. Locate, connect and build relationships with tour operators. Build database of groups/operators for tours. Send information to and follow up with area businesses and organizations for group tours, water taxi rides and boat charters. Schedule tours, get deposits, get contracts signed, coordinate payments with treasurer, liaison with the group leaders, schedule tours at historic sites and coordinate and schedule TRHP tour guides and boat operator. Maintain all tour schedules. Coordinate with non-profit heritage and cultural partners for their tour/boat needs, as well as other initiatives. Coordinate and schedule TRHP Foundation Committee Meetings. Prepare and distribute meeting minutes as needed. Support Sponsorship, Membership, marketing efforts and the Park’s administrative needs.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

You must have: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, some experience with boating and an interest in American history a plus. Good customer service skills.

The right candidate must be a self-starter, able to ride on the boats and have experience working with the public or preferably in tourism or travel trades. This position reports to the Executive Director and requires some weekend hours during the water taxi season.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumé to Executive Director Amy Perry at perryamy1@gmail.com.


Full-time Library Technician

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Library

This position is located in the Library of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, a four year, accredited, degree-granting institution. Major responsibilities include: copy cataloging, catalog maintenance, archival processing, inventorying incoming collections, digitizing materials, creating metadata for digital assets, working with digital repository; and providing support for acquisitions. 

Salary range is $43,901 to $57,070 per year for a 40 hour work week. Applications must be made on the usajobs.gov website and will be accepted through 1/25/2021. Click on the following URL for more information about the position and to apply.https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589469100

Executive Director

New England Air Museum 

New England Air Museum (“NEAM”) is seeking candidates for its Executive Director position.  NEAM Mission: (1) To preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts; (2) To engage visitors through high-quality exhibits; and, (3) To inspire students through innovative and hands-on education programs.  The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Organizational Excellence Expectation: Build and nurture a world class staff that has clear roles and responsibilities and is incentivized; Ensure volunteers are well organized and engaged; Develop and maintain policies and procedures that are responsive to the current and changing situation; Develop and drill crisis and cybersecurity plans; Ensure the Collection is dynamic and growing.
  • Strategic Plan Expectation: Transform Museum from “CT’s Best Kept Secret” to a Nationally Recognized Museum. Deploy and continue to refine strategic plan to this end, working with BOD.
  • Financial Plan Expectation: Grow/expand all revenue streams, meet annual operating budget and grow investment accounts necessary to achieve growth objectives

    To Apply: Resumes should be submitted to Kate Collins, Chair NEAM Governance Committee, at kate.collins@mbaerospace.com by 5pm Friday, February 12th.

Director of Philanthropy 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The Director of Philanthropy works closely with the museum’s Executive Director, Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, and other key stakeholders to cultivate giving from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources and to ensure that development activities are deeply embedded within the mission, work, and culture of the museum. The Director guides the fundraising efforts of the Board, works closely with senior management and museum staff to achieve fund-raising goals, and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that increase, diversify, and sustain philanthropic support. The Director provides direction for grant proposals and supervises a full-time Grant Manager. The Director receives data entry and gift processing support from the Executive Assistant/Board Liaison. The Director of Philanthropy reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the Management Team. 

Salary: $85,000 - $95,000, plus benefits

To Apply: For a full description and to apply applicant should submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to Indeed

Address your letter to Briann Greenfield, PhD., Executive Director. Applicants are subject to a background check. Applicant reviews will begin after January 15th and continue to the position is filled.

Property Manager

Connecticut Landmarks

The Property Manager conducts and oversees regular and deferred maintenance and restoration projects at all of Connecticut Landmarks’ 11 historic properties and sites located across the state and promptly addresses site administrator needs and property preservation requests on time and within established budget. This position will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and restoration of historic buildings, facilities, equipment and fixtures including but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical and limited heating/air conditioning work. The candidate will also assist in the preparation of the annual restoration project budget.

Restoration and Maintenance

The Property Manager will provide for the care and security of CTL's historic sites by ensuring the proper maintenance of all systems related to each building including heating, plumbing, exteriors, grounds, and security. He/she will hire and supervise contractors and vendors as needed to complete snow plowing, trash removal and essential landscaping duties at each CTL site. Maintain an “on-call” status to properly manage property emergencies. The property manager will supervise the care and security of CTL’s historic properties, and the seasonal opening and closing of its buildings by conducting the work and/or managing contractors and/or site staff. He/she will develop and execute a regular maintenance schedule for each property including the seasonal opening and closure procedures for each site.

Required Skills and Experience

The Property Manager position requires the proper level of skills and training to properly assess an historic building’s special needs. Provide proper level of care, protection, and restoration associated with those needs using best practices in historic preservation and have familiarity with historic preservation rehabilitation standards, i.e. Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation and Connecticut State Preservation Office guidelines. The successful candidate will have good computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. The candidate must have the ability to safely and accurately complete required work, including lifting up to 50 pounds; climbing stairs and ladders, squatting, kneeling and bending regularly; standing for extended periods of time and be able to work in varying weather conditions. A valid CT driver’s license and the ability to drive to properties throughout the state is also required. Experience working at a historic site is highly desirable. The position is full-time with benefits. Salary range is $40-$50K depending upon experience.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Elaine Ingraham, Executive Assistant: elaine.ingraham@ctlandmarks.org

Exhibit Developer

The Connecticut Historical Society

The Connecticut Historical Society is seeking an Exhibit Developer. This position is a key member of the team responsible for the development, design, production, installation, and maintenance of on-site, off-site, and traveling exhibitions. We are looking for an experienced and organized professional to lead projects from concept to completion and working with a friendly and dedicated staff across several departments (primarily exhibitions, collections, education, and marketing). Your duties will include, but not be limited to: Leading or assisting with exhibition projects to transform social, historical, and educational concepts into tangible ideas that can be executed in an exhibition (physical and/or virtual) or other interpretive format which appeals to the CHS’s target audiences, participating in the planning and implementation of audience testing and evaluation related to exhibits and other interpretive projects, performing primary and secondary research, including searching for and tracking graphics, artifacts, and library materials, and writing, editing, and proofreading exhibit label copy, scripts for audio/visual presentations, and other interpretive content, including project-related marketing copy.

Full time, 9-5 Monday through Friday. Eligible for full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, employer contributions to 403(b) plan, and paid vacation and sick days.

Please email cover letter, resume and example of exhibit label writing to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, susan_presutti@chs.org by January 25, 2021. 

Full job description, compensation and benefits can be found at https://chs.org/job-internship/exhibitdeveloper/

Building Maintenance

Mattatuck Museum

The Building Maintenance position will provide custodial and maintenance services at the Museum; ensuring an attractive, sanitary and safe environment for students, staff and visitors; monitoring and maintaining systems; performing a facility cleaning operations; and assisting in preparing facilities for programmatic activities and events.

Full job description can be found at https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities.

Social Media Intern - 6 Week Paid Internship

Mattatuck Museum

The Mattatuck Museum seeks a Social Media Intern. The Social Media Intern will work with the marketing and education staff to boost engagement on all Museum social media platforms and to increase participation in Museum programs.

Full job description can be found at https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities.

Museum Director 

The New Britain Industrial Museum

The New Britain Industrial Museum seeks a Director whose primary focus will be museum development and fundraising. This focus will enable the Museum to relocate to a larger location that will accommodate the Museum’s extensive collection with sufficient space to fully tell the story of not only the products that were manufactured but also how they were manufactured and the time-line of product evolution. The Director will also work closely with the Fundraising and Membership committees to increase Museum operating and program income

The Museum seeks to hire the Director part-time [approx. 25 hours over 5 days weekly], with possibility of a full time position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

To Apply: The New Britain Industrial Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Please email resumes by January 7, 2021 to collections@nbindustrial.org, or mail Attn: Randall Judd at NBIM, 59 West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051. 

For more information see herhttps://nbindustrial.org/solicitation-for-museum-director/

Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674
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