Employment Opportunities

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CLHO members may send their job postings to info@clho.org, and we will post them here as soon as possible. Please be sure to include relevant deadlines, including a closing date for each position, and web links to more detailed application information.

While we try to keep this list current, please notice the posting date, and 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.

Pequot Library Association (Pequot Library) 

Public Programs Manager

Pequot Library Association (Pequot Library) is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic nonprofit arts professional to develop a wide variety of interpretive programs for all ages that are inspired by the rotating schedule of visual art and Special Collections exhibitions, Children’s Library initiatives, and innovative public library multidisciplinary learning opportunities.

Major Responsibilities

Adult programs:

·         Manage a robust schedule of programs involving artists, authors, musicians, performers and other vendors in the form of gallery talks, panel discussions, symposia, music concerts, theatrical performances, dance, book discussions/signings, and other related programming.

·         Collaborate with the Library’s longstanding Meet the Author volunteer committee and community partner, Music for Youth as well as other similar community groups. 

·         Work closely with colleagues to curate a changing schedule of innovative, high-caliber learning experiences for a diverse audience, including film series, day art /history trips, scholarly presentations, hands-on art-making and writing workshops, inter-generational learning opportunities, life-long learning opportunities for older adults, and other experiential opportunities inspired by the Library’s collections and exhibitions.

Children/family programs:

·         Working closely with the Children’s Librarian, support the Library’s annual family and community events including the Fourth of July Bike Parade, Holiday Caroling Party, Miss Susan’s Campout, Halloween Pet Parade, and others. 

PreK-12 schools/educators:

·         Working closely with the Children’s Librarian and Education Coordinator, this position develops and implements a robust schedule of preK-12 schools after-school, summer, and break programs throughout the year, including the annual Fairfield Public Schools student art exhibitions and the Books for Teachers program. 

·         Manage the Library’s community outreach with school administrators, educators, and peer organizations throughout the area, including developing educator workshops and trainings. 

·         Working closely with the Education Coordinator and Special Collections Librarian, train and mentor volunteer docents and contracted educators. 

·         Contribute to development of exhibition related support/interpretive resources like gallery guides and educator pre-visit materials. 

·         Support Special Collections exhibition development, as needed. 

Management:

·         Develop and manage all speaker/performer contracts.

·         Work closely with Marketing and Communications Manager on writing related press releases and program descriptions and the design of invitations and related collateral. 

·         Evaluate public programs and build awareness and participation, being aware of community needs and interests. 

·         Draft youth and adult program related grant/fundraising proposals and contribute to the Library’s overall social media presence. 

·         Manage the Library’s high school and college student internship program.

·         Manage the Library’s public program registration.

·         Develop and manage the public programs, including school programs, annual project budgets. 

·         Assist with identifying funding sources and manage grant applications and reports for all public programs. 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Education, a Humanities subject, or a related field with at least five years of professional experience working in a public, private, or university library, nonprofit arts and/or culture organization, private/public school, an art museum/historical society, or similar setting. 

·         Proven track record of developing innovative public programs for all ages related to a wide variety of humanities fields and current events. 

·         Excellent verbal and writing communication skills for a variety of audiences and ages, including the ability to deliver engaging public speeches and presentations. 

·         Able to thrive in a faced-paced environment that supports teamwork and collaboration among library staff, volunteers, and high school/college interns.

·         Prior supervision of professional staff and volunteer management.

To Apply: Please see online for more details.  Application deadline is January 17, 2020.

The Noah Webster House

Museum Educators

The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society is seeking part time Museum Educators, who will provide accurate programs through hands-on experiences for schools, scouts, and other groups in period clothing both on- and off-site. The museum serves approximately 7,000 students of varying ages and grades annually. Teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. They are looking for a candidate who is friendly with interest or experience in history or museums. The position has an hourly rate of $11.00 per scheduled hour, and travel reimbursement for distance traveled.

To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter to Beth Sweeney, Education Department Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 277 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107. Fax: (860) 521-4036. Email: Education@noahwebsterhouse.org. Visit their website for more information at www.NoahWebsterHouse.org.

Fairfield Museum and History Center

Librarian

The Fairfield Museum and History Center is seeking a part time librarian for their research library, which is among the best resources for Connecticut history, used by hundreds of students, scholars and researchers each year. The librarian is responsible for managing and directing library operations and facilities, providing proactive customer-oriented services, leading efforts to develop museum's library collections, and developing and managing the library's departmental budget and assist in identifying new revenue sources. This is a part-time (28 hour/week) position requiring Saturday and occasional evening hours. Compensation is $30/hour or commensurate with experience. Must be available Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM. For more information please visit their pdf or their website.

To Apply: Please email a detailed resume and cover letter to librariansearch@fairfieldhs.org by November 15th, 2019. The Fairfield Museum is an equal opportunity employer. 

Windsor Historical Society

Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Windsor Historical Society (the Society) is seeking a new executive director to lead an organization that has brought the rich and evolving history of Windsor to life for the community and its visitors for nearly 100 years.   The next executive director will be a dynamic leader and enthusiastic fundraiser who can build on the Society’s many strengths to grow it to the next level of its important mission.

The mission of the Society is to inspire public awareness and appreciation of the diverse people, places, and events that contribute to Windsor’s evolving history.   Its extensive museum campus, which includes two historic homes, exhibit galleries, a research and genealogy library, and a museum shop, is a centerpiece of Windsor’s historic district. 

The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will inherit a tremendous opportunity to further leverage the Society’s many strengths to take its innovative programming to a new level, broaden its reach, and engage more diverse segments of the community in learning about the rich history of Windsor.   She / he / they will be passionate about history, will possess an understanding of historical museum management, and will be dedicated to Windsor and its rich historical heritage.  The ideal candidate will bring high emotional intelligence and excellent communication and public speaking skills, will be a relationship builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people, and will be astute at building strategic partnerships. 

Applications are open until the position is filled.  For the complete position profile and guidelines please visit the application page.


Litchfield Historical Society

Museum Interpreter

  • Part-time Seasonal position – Ends December 1st 

  • $12.50/hour dependent on experience

  • 18-25 hrs/week

  • Flexible weekday schedule with occasional evening and weekend work required 

The Litchfield Historical Society is seeking a part-time Museum Interpreter to facilitate visitor experience at the Tapping Reeve House and Law School and the Litchfield History Museum.  This position requires strong interpersonal skills, experience providing interpretation, and interest in American history.  

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Provide a quality visitor experience at the Tapping Reeve House and Law School and the Litchfield History Museum

    • Greet and provide orientation to visitors

    • Provide interpretation to visitors as they tour the museums, offering information and insight to facilitate their engagement with the exhibits. 

    • Maintain admission records, stock front desk, and make gift shop sales

    • Ensure the site is opened and closed according to procedures and that all security measures are in place. 

  • Communicate effectively with the Curator of Education and other staff

    • Identify time-crucial issues and respond appropriately  

    • Keep Education staff informed on front-line matters

    • Work in collaboration with weekend Museum Guides to provide high quality interpretation to visitors

  • Assist the Curator of Education in implementing education programs.

    • Assist in the set up, running, and break down of community events

    • Prepare and maintain supplies for education programs

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Applicants should be able to work independently and have the ability to prioritize and remain flexible during peak visitation times.  Please send cover letter and resume to Curator of Education, Kate Zullo, at kzullo@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org to apply or call (860) 567-4501 with questions.

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

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