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State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

Architectural Preservationist

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Economic and Community Development invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Architectural Preservationist. This position will perform specialized duties relating to the review and approval of architectural plans and specifications for projects that impact the State's historic resources. As part of the State Historic Preservation Office team, the Architectural Preservationist will work collaboratively on projects that implement the SHPO's Statewide Plan and creatively envision ways to better serve the people of Connecticut and promote historic preservation. Applications must be received by September 23rd, 11:59 pm. ​For a full job description, and to apply, visit this link. Please address the preferred qualifications in your cover letter. 


Mark Twain House and Museum

Beatrice Fox Auerbach Director of Collections

The Mark Twain House & Museum interprets the life and legacy of Mark Twain and his family in Hartford, where during their residence, Twain wrote his best known works and rose to world-wide fame. Annually, the museum sees 70,000 visitors from all fifty states and up to 65 countries. It has a $3 million budget, and is AAM accredited. 

The house, constructed in 1874 and designed by Edward T. Potter, is viewed as a masterpiece of Stick Style architecture, and the interior decoration by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Candace Wheeler, working as Associated Artists, is one of the earliest extant examples of their work.

We seek an outgoing and articulate individual to provide enlightened leadership for the department. This full-time, exempt, management-team position is also part of the team charged with preservation of historic structures.

In addition to being a positive team player, the candidate must anticipate the needs and challenges of the department, problem solve, and have outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. A Masters in Museum Studies, History, Art History, or related discipline is required, as is proven collections management expertise.

Duties:

  • Oversee curatorial staff of one full-timer and two part-timers;
  • Create and mount annual exhibition;
  • Develop and manage curatorial budget;
  • Oversee and engage in collections management work;
  • Participate in professional development;
  • Oversee “Trouble Begins” series of academic lectures;

Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years working in museums in a curatorial capacity with progressively increasing responsibility;
  • Strong knowledge of 19th century American fine and decorative arts;
  • Strong experience in collections database applications;
  • Strong visual sensibility for exhibition design and proven abilities in exhibit development;
  • Ability to lift fifty pounds, climb stairs, a stepladder, and work with exhibition materials and installation.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send a resume and letter of interest in confidence to lynn.gregor@marktwainhouse.orgApplications accepted until October 15th.


Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Program Director

The Program Director works with the Executive Director to shape the strategic vision for the Center’s programming and grow museum attendance and engagement. The Program Director is responsible for overseeing all programs to ensure program objectives are met, to guide the overall direction of the programs, and to ensure the Stowe Center’s mission is integrated into programs and special projects. Major responsibilities will center on program design, execution, and day-to-day management. Must be effective in forum and presentation environments. The Program Director reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the senior Management Team. Review of applications begins September 15th.  For more information, visit the Stowe Center's employment page.


Wethersfield Historical Society

Collections Management Intern

80 hours, $15/hour stipend. Wednesdays beginning October 2, 2019.

Wethersfield Historical Society (WHS) is seeking a graduate intern to work with Museum Consultant Elizabeth Pratt Fox on a CT Humanities-funded collections management project. Activities will include assisting Ms. Fox with a portion of the collections review, photography and data entry using Excel and PastPerfect. The intern will learn collections storage, handling cataloging and research techniques, will participate in the review of objects’ appropriateness for scope of the institution’s collection as well as the deaccession process. The intern will research and write a paper on a WHS collection-related topic of their choice which may be presented as a public program and be published on the WHS website. Objects under review include furniture, looking glasses, clocks and agricultural equipment. Successful candidates will be enrolled in an accredited Museum Studies or Public History graduate program, be experienced with Excel and PastPerfect, have excellent research and writing skills, and be available to work with Ms. Fox on Wednesdays. This position requires the ability to climb stairs and lift moderately heavy collection objects and storage boxes.

Send cover letter, resume and references to Amy Northrop Wittorff, Executive Director at amy.wittorff@wethersfieldhistory.org. EOE.


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 University
Department of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

Email: info@clho.org

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