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.

Volunteer Archivist

Lyme Public Hall and Local History Archives

The Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives (LPHLHA) is an active non-profit community organization responsible for the operation and preservation of the historic Lyme Public Hall (1887) and operation of the Local History Archives.  The Archives was founded in 1994 to accommodate the growing need for the preservation of local family and government history.  The Archives contains private family collections and documents original to the founding of the Town of Lyme in 1665.  The Archives is housed within the Lyme Public Library at 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT, and is open to the public four hours a week or by appointment.

Details:  The Local History Archives is seeking a volunteer archivist to manage the Archives.  Anticipated time commitment is 10 hours per week.  The position is unpaid.  The focus of this position is collection management and public access.  There will be flexibility in scheduling to accommodate these tasks.  The archivist will be responsible for all aspects of collection management in accordance with currently established archival standards—specifically, maintenance of the existing collection and processing of new acquisitions with appropriate cataloging in the archive database.  Additionally, the archivist will be available to provide patron research assistance during opening hours.  This is a solo staff position.  Community volunteers and members of the Board of Directors will provide assistance as needed for specific needs or projects.  The archivist will submit reports as requested by the Board of the LPHLHA.

Preferred Qualifications:  Background in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited school or equivalent course work.  Experience working with archives or special collections.  A demonstrated knowledge of archival standards, systems, best practices, Microsoft Office, and use of File Maker Pro as a database organizer.

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to Rolf Wolfswinkel, Director at folks@lymepublichall.org by November 7, 2020

Curatorial Consultant

Fairfield Museum

The Curatorial consultant will work with Fairfield Museum staff, fellow contractors, and regional community members to head the development of exhibits and programs related to the 1637 Battle of Pequot Swamp. Under a grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, the Fairfield Museum will be developing a series of physical and online exhibitions, programs and other interpretive content related to the Battle of Pequot (or Munnacommock) Swamp. The battle, which occurred in 1637 in present day Southport, Connecticut, was the last engagement of the Pequot War and served as a catalyst for the founding of the English towns of Fairfield and Southport. Preferred qualifications are an M.A./Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, Native American/Indigenous Studies (or a related field); presenting knowledge and demonstrated interest in military history, early American history, Connecticut history, and decolonization studies; 5+ years’ experience working directly with Native American and Tribal Nations and communities, 5+ years’ experience in exhibition development, collections management, and archaeological materials; working knowledge of the National Register nomination process; and experience working with a broad range of community stakeholders. The Fairfield Museum is committed to thoughtful, inclusive, and accurate Native American representation(s) from the initial interpretive planning to final production of all deliverables associated with this project. Learn more here: https://www.fairfieldhistory.org/library-collections/pequot/.

Salary: $25/hour; 600 contract hours. Apply by October 30, 2020. To apply, please review full request for proposal and application details here: https://www.fairfieldhistory.org/support/employment/

Native American/Tribal Consultant

Fairfield Museum

The Native American/Tribal consultant will work with Fairfield Museum staff, contractors, and regional community members to advise on the interpretive content for exhibits and programs related to the 1637 Battle of Pequot Swamp. Under a grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, the Fairfield Museum will be developing a series of physical and online exhibitions, programs and other interpretive content related to the Battle of Pequot (or Munnacommock) Swamp. The battle, which occurred in 1637 in present day Southport, Connecticut, was the last engagement of the Pequot War and served as a catalyst for the founding of the English towns of Fairfield and Southport. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience working in the cultural sector and education; working with the greater public and unique audiences; a B.A (or 3 or more years’ equivalent professional experience) in history, anthropology archaeology, public education, museum studies, or Native Studies (or a related field). The Fairfield Museum is committed to thoughtful, inclusive, and accurate Native American representation(s) from the initial interpretive planning to final production of all deliverables associated with this project. Learn more here: https://www.fairfieldhistory.org/library-collections/pequot/.

Salary: $25/hour; 600 contract hours. Apply by October 30, 2020. To apply, please review full request for proposal and application details here: https://www.fairfieldhistory.org/support/employment/

Marketing and Rental Associate

Mattatuck Museum

The Mattatuck Museum seeks a Marketing & Rental Associate to support the Marketing needs of the Museum and manage internal events and facility rental events involving outside clients. They must possess organizational and critical thinking skills, work well with Museum staff and the general public, and efficiently accomplish multiple duties and tasks successfully within deadlines. They will manage all social media content (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram); assist with creating and distributing promotional materials; create weekly E-news correspondences; assist with the promotion of public programs, exhibitions, membership, and special events; build relationships with media contacts; and assist in planning, managing, and executing Marketing budget. As the rental coordinator they will manage all inquiries, bookings, walkthroughs and event planning pertaining to rentals; work with the Finance office to execute all contracts and invoices; work directly with caterers and event planners to successfully book rentals, overseeing the event from beginning to end; represent the Museum in a positive, professional, and effective way; be present during high profile or complex rentals as needed. 

Qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization preferred; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse constituents; ability to demonstrate problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills; work independently and perform multiple tasks simultaneously; excellent oral and written communication skills (Spanish language skills a plus); ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required. Computer proficient with competency in the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

The Museum offers a full benefits package including vacation, holidays, health/dental insurance, and 403(b) plan, as well as support for professional development to qualified employees. Full job description can be found at https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities.

To apply please send current resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: MARKETING ASSOCIATE, Attn: Janice Shambor to janice@mattmuseum.org

 

Visitor Services Manager

Mattatuck Museum

The Mattatuck Museum seeks a Visitor Services Manager who will provide strong and positive leadership for the department. The Manager maintains the functionality, efficiency, and professionalism of the department and trains, schedules, supervises, and develops Visitor Services staff. They create a welcoming, friendly, and professional Museum environment and serves as an advocate and representative for the Museum in the community by promoting its resources, programs, and services. The Visitor Services Manager also oversees the Museum Shop including ordering, managing, and tracking inventory and sales with responsibility for pricing and profitability; managing consignment items, and training Visitor Services staff in sales strategies and incorporating the Shop into their guest services responsibilities.

Qualifications include excellent interpersonal and management skills; Effective oral and written communication skills (Spanish language skills a plus); Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently; Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and in critical situations as required, as well as the character to be punctual and reliable; 2+ years of experience in a retail environment; 2+ years of professional supervisory experience with a working knowledge of workplace regulations and standard supervisory procedures and techniques; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization with an interest in art and history a plus.

The Museum offers a full benefits package including vacation, holidays, health/dental insurance, and 403(b) plan, as well as support for professional development to qualified employees. Full job description can be found at https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities.

To apply please send current resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: VISITOR SERVICES MANAGER SEARCH to Janice Shambor atjanice@mattmuseum.org.

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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