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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 Laurie Lamarre, at director@clho.org.


















Executive Director, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, Connecticut

The Stanley-Whitman House, a National Historic Landmark and Living History Center, seeks a creative, experienced, and organized professional Executive Director to provide it with dynamic leadership and oversight. The Executive Director will oversee and manage the strategic plan, mission delivery, and daily operations of the Stanley-Whitman House. Responsibilities will include managing five part-time staff and 60 volunteers; assuring that institutional policies and procedures as well as professional, ethical and legal standards are met; furthering the preservation of the historic house, collections and archives; coordinating the maintenance and safety of the facility; managing programmatic, educational and marketing initiatives; and leading fund development efforts to ensure the fiscal health of the institution.

The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, a proven ability to build relationships, and a strong desire to work in a demanding non-profit museum and education environment. Previous experience in staff supervision, collection management, use of technology, and prioritizing projects are also important. The ideal candidate should be able to rapidly identify and address critical issues, respond to new opportunities, and prepare and present effective written and oral reports to donors and constituents. Strong leadership and interpersonal and customer service skills are critical to work effectively with a variety of constituents, including the Board of Directors, staff, community members, town officials, and neighbors. The salary is commensurate with experience; starting range is $35,000 - $45,000.

To learn more about the Stanley-Whitman House, please visit our website at www.stanleywhitman.org

Full announcement and application instructions here.

Posted 11/5/17; Expires 3/1/18.

Archives and Special Collections Intern (Paid Internship), Library, The Hotchkiss School, Salisbury, Connecticut

Hotchkiss Archives and Special Collections, a program of the Edsel Ford Memorial Library, offers an internship for a graduate student during the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. The internship provides ten-weeks of part-time work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival or curatorial career.

The 2017 intern will gain experience in a variety of archival and curatorial skills with a strong focus on using a web-based cataloging tool to capture information about collections. The Intern will work under the guidance of the Archivist and the Special Collections Curator. Projects for 2017 may include: transferring catalog records from PastPerfect and Archivists Toolkit into CollectiveAccess, entering accessions into CollectiveAccess, and processing archival materials and special collections (including artworks and rare books). Additionally, the Intern may conduct research for and assist in the installation of one or more exhibits.

Hotchkiss Archives and Special Collections serves as a research laboratory for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Examples of fine and decorative arts, sculpture, and rare books from Hotchkiss Special Collections are exhibited displayed throughout the year in the School’s Main Building. These exhibits often intersect with curriculum, allowing students to engage with the collection on a deeper level. Archives serves as the School’s institutional memory, with records, publications, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and other materials documenting School life since its founding in 1891.

For duties and responsibilities, required skills and experience, and application information, visit here

Posted 11/1/17


Museum Assistant/Site Manager, Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby, Connecticut
State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development, State of Connecticut

The State Historic Preservation Office is seeking to fill the position of Museum Assistant at Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine. The duties and responsibilities of the museum assistant consist of:

  • Curatorial: Catalogs and maintains artifacts, reproductions, art objects and all items in the museum collections, maintains intellectual and physical control over collections. Plans, prepares and constructs exhibits and displays of historical collections; performs necessary research on collections objects.
  • Public Relations: Conducts tours of the property and mines and provides information to the public, educational programs for school groups and the general public; enhances the interpretive experience of guests through archival research, program development, and exhibit updates; serves as an ambassador for the State to the public sharing general information about state history, historic preservation and promoting State tourism. Works collaboratively with community and nonprofit organizations who provide support services to the museum.
  • Management: Makes staffing recommendations and manages staff and volunteer schedules. Provides training to, and scheduling assignments for, volunteers, interns, and fellow staff members for various duties including tours, special programs, and other presentations; and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Security/Grounds: Provides security for museum properties and collections and ensures visitor safety, performs routine inspections on museum equipment and performs light custodial duties; maintains property, grounds and exhibit areas either through direct performance or by providing oversight for volunteers or seasonal personnel; monitors property condition and liaises with SHPO staff; and completes minor repairs or assists in contracting for minor repairs.
  • General Clerical: Maintains records on number of visitors, fees collected, ticket inventory; makes bank deposits; prepares monthly reports. Completes general clerical duties, including answering the phone, mail distribution, and correspondence, as directed.
  • Retail: Manages retail gift shop and ticket sales, reconciles daily cash sales and makes bank deposits.
  • Public Programs: Identifies, recommends and schedules appropriate public programs in and out of the museum season. Implements programs with the intent of reaching beyond traditional demographic boundaries with programs including presentations, demonstrations, lectures, seminars, participatory activities, special events, and classes; evaluates museum offerings and tracks measurable outcomes.

Please see the extended description for preferred experience, schedule, and location information.

To Apply: Applicants are directed to https://jobapscloud.com/ct/, Recruitment #171025-5862CL-001, by November 14, 2017.

Posted 10/30/17, Expires 11/14/17


Executive Director, Westport Historical Society, Westport, Connecticut

Westport Historical Society (WHS) is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented person to become its next full-time Executive Director. The new Executive Director will be charged with developing and leading a new organizational strategy.

Founded in 1899, WHS is an educational organization dedicated to preserving, presenting, and celebrating the history of Westport, CT. It is committed to increasing awareness of the importance of preserving the town’s heritage, its historic buildings, and landmarks. Going forward the organization seeks a leader who will respond to a growing number of diverse community interests, focus on the discovery of significant Westport stories and the individuals who created them, and deliver the next level of educational excellence.

The new Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to implement the recently created 2018-2021 strategic plan and lead WHS through an exciting period of organizational growth. He/she will be responsible for managing all WHS daily operations including: facilitating communications and marketing, supervising staff, leading development, fundraising, and membership solicitation, overseeing budget and financial controls, ensuring implementation of history-based programs, exhibits, and learning experiences to enhance community engagement, preserving the town’s heritage via enhanced stewardship, and providing support to the Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will have more than five years of demonstrated managerial experience, preferably in the museum field, with strong interpersonal, administrative, developmental, writing, and organizational skills. Qualified candidates should be strategic thinkers, energetic, creative, and resourceful. There will be a requirement to be the face of the organization through effective interaction with local media, schools, community groups, and the public. A passion for history and knowledge of the Westport, CT community is a plus. Westport Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description: Click Here

Send Application Request to: ExecDirectorSearch@westporthistory.org

Applicants should submit a completed WHS Application and send a cover letter and resume via email to ExecDirectorSearch@westporthistory.org.

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2017

Posted 10/20/17; Expires December 1, 2017


Museum Educators, Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, West Hartford

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 8,000 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, Director of Education 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.

Posted 9/29/17


Exhibit Developer, Connecticut Historical Society, West Hartford

The Connecticut Historical Society is seeking to hire an experienced Exhibit Developer. The Exhibit Developer will be a key member of the team responsible for the development, organization, research, design, production, installation, and maintenance of exhibitions and other interpretive projects. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping the organization realize its mission to connect audiences with the story of Connecticut. Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2017. For more information about the position and how to apply visit: www.chs.org/jobs  

Posted 8/21/17


Executive Director, Darien Historical Society / Bates Scofield Homestead Museum

The Darien Historical Society and its Bates Scofield Homestead Museum (the “Society”) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Darien, CT whose mission is to maintain, collect, preserve, and exhibit materials of local historical value and to educate the community about its heritage. The Society seeks a dynamic, highly motivated leader who is a self-starter with demonstrated management and administrative experience. This individual reports to the Board of Directors (the “Board) and works closely with the Board President and the Society’s staff on an ongoing basis. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall organizational management, operations and promotion of the Society at large. With assistance from the Board, staff and volunteers, the Executive Director provides the necessary vision, leadership and initiative for the Society to successfully achieve its mission and grow the organization as a whole. For a complete job listing, please visit this link: http://www.darienhistorical.org/home/current-events/jobopportunityexecutivedirector

Posted 6/6/17




















































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

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