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Museum Director, New Britain Industrial Museum, New Britain, CT

The New Britain Industrial Museum seeks a Director whose primary focus will be museum development and fundraising governed by the museum's board. The Director's responsibilities will include expanding educational activities, community outreach and strategic alliances. The Director will also work closely with the Fundraising and Membership committees to increase Museum operating and program income. Summary of Responsibilities:

  1. Participates in fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
  2. Works with the Board to implement the strategic plan and initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum to increase local, statewide, and national awareness and prominence.
  3. Directs the Museum's operations, to include development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, and vendors.
  4. Serves as spokesperson and advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.
  5. Assists the Board in the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives.
  6. Oversees the collections and facilities manager, a volunteer position. The director will be expected to develop a working knowledge of the collection.
Please see job description for preferred qualifications and experience.

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. The New Britain Industrial Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Please email resumes by September 15, 2018 to newbritainim@gmail.com.

Part-Time Archivist, Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT

Westport Historical Society seeks an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented person to be a part-time archivist. The Archivist will be charged with the management, inventory, housing, and research of the Archives. The Archivist will oversee the following: Acquired materials – including, but not limited to: papers of individuals, businesses, and organizations, photos, books, maps, genealogies/family histories, house histories. Institutional records – correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial records, reports, grant records, departmental files, architectural plans, documentary photographs and negatives, film, audio and videotapes, publications created by WHS, and records of exhibitions and installations. Research requests - complete both external and internal inquiriesInstitutional Loan Requests - aiding the research and fulfillment of approve requests from other institutions. Summary of responsibilities: 

Oversee the collection and update Archives policies to guide acquisition,retention, preservation, and deaccessioning strategies as well as digitization efforts
Assess, categorize, label collections, including identifying, scanning, and describing individual collections and pieces
Develop plan to re-house collections, as analysis deems necessary

  1. Process collections into new systems, databases and metadata; produce and maintain electronic finding aids
  2. Work with other collections teams to coordinate systems and policies for long- term preservation and access
  3. Assist in selection and presentation of items for exhibits and displays
  4. Identify and pursue potential grant opportunities to maintain and expand the archive
  5. requests quickly, accurately, and thoroughly
  6. Attend offsite meetings and educational seminars as necessary to improve condition of the archives and maintain most current accepted standards. 

This is a part-time position offering 8-10 hours a week for more information or to send a cover letter and resume please contact: searchcommittee@westporthistory.org 

Full-Time Special Collections Librarian, Pequot Library, Southport, CT  
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Special Collections Librarian directly oversees Pequot Library’s
special collections (rare books, manuscripts, and archives) and research services, and coordinates the
Library’s exhibitions that incorporate holdings from its Special Collections.

1. Oversees all Special Collections operations (systems and workflows for facilities, security, preservation, and acquisitions), budget administration, and services (reference, reading room, cross-training, instruction, exhibitions).

2. Provides leadership and vision in the selection, organization, and ongoing management of the Library’s Special Collections.

3. Provides leadership in setting priorities, planning workflows, recommending changes to procedures and policies; resolves problems, interprets policies, generates statistics and reports, carries out projects.

4. Supervises interns, volunteers, and any support staff working on the day-to-day operations or special projects using the resources of Pequot’s Special Collections.

5. Works closely with Pequot Library’s Chief Librarian and Front Desk circulation staff to provide cross-training and consultation related to Special Collections policies and workflows.

6. Works closely with Pequot’s Public Programs Manager, Children’s Librarian, and Educational support staff in the creation of docent and school tour materials.

7. Works to collaborate with other staff, board and committee members to inspire long-term patrons and attract new audiences to Pequot’s Special Collections. 

Pequot Library is an equal opportunity employer. Pequot Library is a tobacco-free library. Salary commensurate with experience. Pequot Library offers a competitive benefits package. For more information about Pequot Library, visit www.pequotlibrary.org.

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Please send cover letter and résumé to Pequot Library, Special Collections Librarian Search Committee, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT. 06890 via email in one document with Special Collections Librarian in the subject line to director@pequotlibrary.org 

Full-Time Education Manager, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF), a non-profit educational outreach organization, seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) Education Manager to oversee the management, distribution, and delivery of the Hall’s innovative, award-winning educational programs and resources.

As a virtual museum rather than a destination, we’re looking for someone who can bring the Hall and its 118 Inductees to life for thousands of individuals across Connecticut each year. We’re seeking a creative, collaborative, and dynamic leader who can build on the foundation of our existing programs and take our educational offerings to the next level. If this sounds like you, please read on!

Major areas of focus for this position include:

Broadening audiences for the Hall’s existing educational programs (DIY History, Talks on the Road, traveling exhibits, etc.) and developing new program content for audiences of all ages

  1. Delivering 60+ Connecticut women’s history-related programs each year in schools, libraries, historical societies, civic organizations, and other partner venues across Connecticut
  2. Building and maintaining relationships with K-12 educators at all levels (classroom teachers, principals, superintendents, curriculum specialists, etc.) to encourage expanded use of CWHF programs and resources
  3. Delivering professional development workshops for K-12 educators and community education partners
  4. Planning and executing Hall-sponsored educational events several times per year (i.e. regional STEMfems events, Girls’ Day at the Capitol, etc.)
  5. Assisting Director of Development in drafting grant and partnership proposals to fund educational initiatives, follow-up reporting, and the tracking of metrics and program impacts
  6. Assisting Executive Director and other staff members with Annual Induction Ceremony
  7. Other duties as assigned 
The CWHF website, www.cwhf.org, is a “Virtual Hall” where visitors can explore all that CWHF has to offer. Our offices are located on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and we partner with educational institutions, corporations, women’s organizations and historic sites around Connecticut. To join the CWHF via social media, find and like ctwomen on Facebook and follow @ctwomen on Twitter.

To Apply:

Please email current resume and cover letter to info at cwhf.org.
Qualified resumes/applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Absolutely no phone calls please.
CWHF is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Museum Educator, The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society 

The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society is seeking qualified

individuals to serve as Museum Educators. Museum Educators provide accurate programs

through hands-on experiences for schools, scouts, and other groups in period clothing both

on- and off-site. Annually, the museum serves approximately 7,000 students of varying ages

and grades. Teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. Interest/experience

in history and/or museums, and a friendly and energetic disposition is also desirable. The

position of Museum Educator is part-time with flexible hours. An hourly rate of $10.25 per

scheduled hours, plus travel reimbursement for distance traveled to and from outreach

programs, is to be paid bi-weekly.

Please send resume with cover letter to Beth Sweeney,

Education Department Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South

Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107. Fax: (860) 521-4036; Email:

Education@noahwebsterhouse.org . Visit us on the web for more information at www.NoahWebsterHouse.org.

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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