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Project Historian/Architectural Historian Consultant, Ancient Burying Ground Association, Hartford

The Ancient Burying Ground Association is seeking a project consultant to complete a comprehensive research report on the African, African American and Native American individuals buried in the Ancient Burying Ground (ABG) between 1640-1815. The Ancient Burying Ground (ABG) is thought to include an estimated 300 burials of these individuals. The “Uncovering Their History: African, African American and Native American Burials in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640-1815” project will produce a well-researched, scholarly report documenting these burials in a format that will be available to the public. Project will require extensive research in primary and secondary sources to compile biographical information on the lives of the deceased that can be used to understand their lives during the period in Hartford as well as the connections to Hartford’s founding families.

A qualified individual, firm or team will be engaged to undertake extensive research and to compile a research report that contains a comprehensive database of the individuals above both free and enslaved, information on enslavers, an overview statement with an analysis of the time period and the project findings, short biographies of notable individuals and a bibliography. Project consultant will present a public program on the research findings for the public.

Consultants must meet the federal qualification standards for Historian or Architectural Historian (National Park Service, CFR 36 Part 61). Project is funded by the State Historic Preservation Office, CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development. The ABGA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. To receive the Request for Qualification proposal information and submission instructions, please email Mary Donohue, Project Director, at marydonohue@comcast.net.

Proposals are due on April 5, 2018.

Posted 3/19/18 - Expires 4/5/2018

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.

Pequot Library’s Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine books, manuscripts, and archival holdings that reflect Early Americana, nature, science, literature and the Arts. The energetic and enthusiastic incumbent will manage Pequot’s Special Collections by exemplifying and promoting the highest service standards, and leveraging resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Executive Director and the Special Collections Committee for long-range strategic planning for these valued collections. The Special Collections Librarian fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination among the library staff.

The Special Collections Librarian establishes and improves policies for Pequot Library in support of customer service, research, and learning by providing reliable, secure, and appropriate access to Pequot’s collections. In collaboration with the Manager of Public Programs, s/he helps plan strategic initiatives for Pequot Library that connect patrons and visitors to creative exhibition- and collection-related programming.

Please see full job posting for required/suggested duties, skills, and abilities.

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. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

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.

Posted 3/5/18 - Expires 4/4/2018

Museum Curator/Site Superintendent, The Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury, CT

The Prudence Crandall Museum seeks a forward-thinking, experienced Museum Curator/Site Superintendent to assume the leadership of this national historic landmark as it enters a period of organizational growth guided by a new vision that embeds Prudence Crandall, Sarah Harris and the Academy students in the national conversation about racism, sexism and injustice in America. The successful candidate will be able to imagine what the site could be, and develop and carry-out strategies to make the vision a reality. As the only staff person regularly on-site, responsibilities are diverse including but not limited to: oversight of all aspects of the museum’s daily operations, overseeing seasonal staff and docents (junior and adult), working collaboratively with the Friends organization, building relationships with local, state and national organizations, performing curatorial functions, program planning and execution, exhibit research, design and installation, and representing the museum effectively to its stakeholders and to the public.

Qualifications: Proven success in coordinating staff and volunteers, including team-oriented working styles; highly organized, detail-oriented and results-driven; articulate communicator with strong written and public speaking skills; relationship-building skills; demonstrated ability to solve problems both independently and as a team; ability to work within the proscribed processes associated with the state system; demonstrated knowledge and use of current technologies, including social media; deep understanding of best practices in history museums; experience with the care and restoration of historic structures; experience interpreting African American history, Women’s history, and/or Native American history; and experience working or living in a rural setting.

The ideal candidate will be an active participant/leader in the museum community with an understanding of current trends; be curious and ask questions; show a commitment to continuing education; be optimistic, enthusiastic and flexible, and have a sense of humor.

Applicants are directed to https://jobapscloud.com/ct/, Recruitment #171025-5862CL-001, by March 22, 2018. This position is represented by the A&R bargaining unit and, in accordance with the union contract, individuals newly-hired into State service begin at the minimum (step 1) of the salary range for the position. The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Contact: Elizabeth Shapiro, Elizabeth.Shapiro@ct.gov

Posted 2/22/18



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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