Jobs and Internships

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Administrative Assistant

Wilton Historical Society

Purpose: Support the Wilton Historical staff through a wide range of administrative tasks related to marketing and community engagement, program planning and execution, and office management Terms of Employment: Temporary through September 30 th with the potential to be made permanent. Position is part time, 16 hours per week, $21/hr.

Key Responsibilities:

Marketing & Community Engagement

  • Plan, design, and schedule weekly e-blasts in collaboration with Director. Familiarity with Constant Contact preferred.
  • Draft and schedule social media posts to Wilton Historical’s social media accounts. Proficiency with Facebook and Instagram required.
  • Assist in designing graphics and marketing materials for events, fundraisers, and exhibits.
  • Familiarity or Proficiency with Canva and/or Photoshop/GIMP a plus.
  • Update and edit Wilton Historical’s website. Proficiency with Wordpress preferred but not required.
  • Assist in sending out press releases and event calendar postings.
  • Monitoring and responding to appropriate public inquiries via the Wilton Historical social media and email accounts.
Museum Operations Support
  • Assist with data entry and management of Wilton Historical’s Little Green Light donor management database. Related tasks will include drafting donor acknowledgement letter templates, creating and mailing membership renewal letters, and organizing mailing lists for Wilton Historical’s Annual Appeal and events.
  • Organize and re-order office supplies as necessary.
  • Assist with management of the Wilton Historical gift shop, the Betts Store. Tasks may include reordering inventory, entering data into the POS system Shopkeep, creating price tags for new inventory, and completing transactions by visitors.
  • Tracking registrations for programs and fundraisers and generating registration reports for attendee check-in.
  • Assisting in the planning, set-up, and execution of Wilton Historical programs.

Additional Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel a must
  • Familiarity with Audio/Visual equipment and IT knowledge a plus

The Employee:

  • Must possess high initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities within organization
  • Effective communication skills with other staff with regard to preparing, organizing, or carrying out tasks to completion.
  • Must show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.

Apply for this job: Contact: Email résumé or work experience to: info@wiltonhistorical.org


Connecticut’s Kid Governor® State Coordinator

The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut's Old State House

The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC) seeks a full-time Connecticut’s Kid Governor® State Coordinator to manage its award-winning Connecticut’s Kid Governor® (CTKG) civics program. Building on the program’s growing popularity and impact, the State Coordinator will be part of the dynamic and committed Kid Governor® team, working collaboratively to increase participation, elevate visibility, and deepen student and teacher engagement. The Coordinator will work closely with the Directors of the Kid Governor® and CT History Day programs, the School Programs Coordinator, and the School Operations Manager to ensure a variety of meaningful CTDC learning opportunities that can be successfully marketed to Connecticut schools.  This non-exempt position requires 40 hours per week. Work will be based at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, with some travel to schools and events throughout the state. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree in education, public history, history, political science, or a related field is a plus. Other qualifications include experience working in a school classroom; curiosity about challenges and trends in civics and civics education; a commitment to creating equitable educational experiences, materials, and opportunities; the ability to network and forge strong working relationships with stakeholders, coworkers, audiences, and others; networking skills; the ability to think and act strategically, and assess potential challenges and opportunities; excellent communication, networking, and coaching skills.

Compensation: $40,000 - $45,000 and benefits. Requires ability to travel in-state as required; mileage reimbursed.

Qualified applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged due to the pace of the search. The goal is for the successful candidate to begin the position in May. Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to careers@ctdemocracycenter.org with subject line: “CTKG Coordinator.” The CT Democracy Center is committed to fostering equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. For more details please see: www.ctdemocracycenter.org. Connecticut Public Affairs Network, Inc. d/b/a The Connecticut Democracy Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is proud to be a Drug-Free Workplace.



Connecticut Freedom Trail Research Internship

The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut's Old State House

This paid internship provides an opportunity to contribute to a stronger foundation, higher profile, and greater impact for the Connecticut Freedom Trail (CFT). The intern will work with the CFT Outreach Director, history groups, scholars, and community experts to develop a statewide narrative that connects sites along the Trail, reveals the history of interactions among all Connecticans, and contributes to an understanding of Connecticut’s full and inclusive history. The CFT Intern will research and create an inventory of relevant resources, scholarship, sites, historical events, and people related to Freedom Trail themes and stories. In addition to informing the statewide narrative, these tools will form the backbone of a new “clearing house” website geared to sites, educators, and the public; a new brochure; and educational programs. Successful candidates will be enrolled in an advanced degree program in the museum, library, or relevant humanities fields and demonstrate: an interest in and knowledge of Connecticut’s complex history; strong historical research, organizational, and presentation skills; the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet project deadlines; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong analytical and quantitative skills; and demonstrated expertise using Excel, MS Office, Google, and Zoom.

The goal is for the Intern to begin work in May 2022 and end by June 2023. The internship is grant funded with a fixed budget of $15 per hour for 385 hours of work. Requires ability to travel in-state for research as required; mileage reimbursed. Qualified applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged due to the pace of the search. Apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to careers@connecticutdemocracycenter.org with subject line: “Freedom Trail Internship.”

The CT Democracy Center is committed to fostering equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. For more details please see: www.ctdemocracycenter.org


Museum Interpreter

Connecticut's Old State House

The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House seeks part-time Museum Interpreters to represent and convey the vision, mission, and values of the CT Democracy Center at CT’s Old State House to school groups and the public. Interpreters lead interactive virtual and in-person school programs for students of all ages, provide the public with guided tours of Connecticut’s Old State House, and contribute to a friendly and welcoming environment for anyone who visits, lives, works, or studies in downtown Hartford. The Museum Interpreter’s goal is to represent Connecticut and communicate information about its complex history and state government in ways that are accurate, engaging, and useful to a wide variety of visitors and students.

Interpreters must feel comfortable talking with people while guiding them through historic rooms, answering questions, finding answers, and helping them understand how stories from our past connect with our present. Success in this position relies on a love of learning and the ability to research, organize, and share information and ideas with adults and children of different ages, backgrounds, experiences, and interests through conversation and presentation.

This non-exempt position requires 20 hours per week. Work will be based at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, CT. Successful candidates will enjoy learning and sharing, possess strong research and communication skills, and commit to continuous training and self-directed learning about history, civics, civic skills, state government, and communication and interpretation skills. Compensation is $15 per hour for 16 - 21 hours per week. Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to careers@ctdemocracycenter.org with subject line: “OSH Museum Interpreter.” Qualified applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged due to the pace of the search. The goal is to begin the work in May.

The CT Democracy Center is committed to fostering equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. For more details please see: www.ctdemocracycenter.org



Marketing and Communications Associate

The Connecticut Historical Society

Deadline: May 25, 2022

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications

Department: Advancement

Classification: Full time, Non-Exempt

Summary: This position offers the opportunity to support all of the Marketing and Communications efforts of CHS including but not limited to social media, email marketing, press releases, multi-media design and website management. Under direct supervision, collaborates with CHS team to develop creative concepts and ideas for print, video and digital marketing campaigns. The successful candidate will be organized, self-starting professional who is dedicated to teamwork, execution, project management fundamentals, and fulfilling the Museum’s mission. Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, graphic design, multi-media, or related. One (1) or more years of Marketing experience. Ability to set up and operate professional audio and/or video recording equipment; video production and editing skills, knowledge of exporting and publishing video content.

Schedule, compensation, benefits: On-site Monday-Friday with some evenings and weekends as needed for assisting with marketing or programming events. $21.00-$24.00 per hour. Eligible for full generous benefits package including medical, vacation, 403b.

How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, susan_presutti@chs.org, by Wednesday, May 25, 2022. CHS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Collections Manager

The Gunn Historical Museum

Deadline: 18 May 2022

The Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. seeks applicants for a newly created position for a full-time Collections Manager for the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington, Connecticut. The Collections Manager will provide for documentation and care for the Museums’ diverse collection of over 15,000 objects. The Collections Manager will be responsible for management of collections records and database, administer all collections care and management documentation for permanent collection, and apply best practices to the work of the Museum. The Museum Collections Manager is the primary staff member charged with maintaining the Gunn Historical Museum collections and the records that document them. The Museum Collections Manager works with the staff, collection volunteers, interns, and outside vendors and colleagues to ensure that the museum collections are properly cataloged, documented and stored whether at onsite or at another venue. Bachelor’s degree in Public History, Museum Studies or related field required. Collection management experience is required such as working knowledge of general philosophy, principles, and practices of history museums; considerable knowledge of collections management, care, handling, storage, documentation, and classifications. $37,440 salary, 36 hour work week and excellent benefits include paid annual vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and a 401(k) plan. The Gunn Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national identity, or veteran status.  For a full-job description email amaclaren@gunnlibrary.org. To apply, candidates should email a letter of interest and resume, with three references, to: amaclaren@gunnlibrary.org.


Bookkeeper

The Connecticut League of History Organizations

Deadline: 30 April 2022

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The Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) seeks a part-time bookkeeper to help with financial management and grants accounting.

About CLHO: The Connecticut League is a nonprofit statewide membership organization serving museums, historical societies, archives, libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions across Connecticut.  Our mission is to strengthen the work of those who preserve and share the stories and objects of Connecticut’s history and culture.  We provide advice, resources, programs, training, networking opportunities, and other services to support best practices in the state’s museum and cultural field.  The League partners with Connecticut Humanities, and with the Public History Program at Central Connecticut State University, where our office is based, to carry out our mission.

Employee status and compensation: Part-time, 6–8 hours/week, $27–30/hour, remote

Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, the bookkeeper will support the League’s financial management, payroll, and grants accounting.  The successful candidate will be responsible for verifying and entering into the financial records the details of the organization’s financial transactions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and standard monthly general ledger entries.  Additionally, the bookkeeper is responsible for monthly bank statement reconciliations and provides monthly financial reporting to the Executive Director.  The bookkeeper will assist the Executive Director and Board with annual budget and audit preparation, and support the preparation of annual IRS filings.  The bookkeeper will also be responsible for managing grant funds and payroll.

Major Duties:

  • Income and Accounts Receivable – Process and record invoices and receipts of memberships and programs/events, fees, contributions and grants.  Prepare weekly bank deposits.  Monitor accounts receivable balances and prepare relevant monthly reports. 
  • Accounts Payable – Process and record invoices received for organizational operating and capital expenses.  Prepare checks for payment and reconcile credit card statements.
  • Payroll – Collect and process timesheets and other payroll and benefits status change documents. Prepare weekly payroll for outside providers of payroll service. Record payroll activity in the general ledger.  Maintain paid time off accruals and balances. Ensure appropriate documentation is maintained for payroll and personnel records.  Hold sensitive payroll information confidential.
  • General Ledger Accounting – prepare standard entries for posting to the general ledger on a timely and accurate basis including payroll activity and interest accruals.
  • Reporting – Prepare timely and accurate monthly reports to the Executive Director, and quarterly and annual reports to outside entities as assigned.  
  • Reconciliation – Reconcile general ledger accounts to sub-ledger detail including merchant services and bank accounts.
  • Budgeting – Assist the Executive Director with the annual budgeting process as needed.
  • Audit Preparation and IRS Filing – Assist the Executive Director with preparation for the annual audits, IRS forms, and annual filings
  • Cross Training and Backup – Ensure other staff are trained to provide backup to critical bookkeeping functions as necessary to meet deadlines in an accurate and timely fashion.

    The above descriptions of tasks and responsibilities are not exhaustive and not meant to be inclusive of every task or responsibility that may be required or assigned by management.  The employee may be occasionally required to stand or remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.  The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The employee may frequently ascend and descend stairs.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for persons with disabilities in order to perform duties essential to the position.

    Our ideal candidate will have:

    • Three or more years of full-charge bookkeeping experience using QuickBooks Online
    • An associate degree in accounting or commensurate experience
    • Experience processing payroll and benefit allocations 
    • Familiarity with IRS Form 990 and its requirements; experience preparing 990s a plus
    • Demonstrated strong proficiency with Excel/spreadsheets
    • Demonstrated accuracy and detail orientation
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet required deadlines
    • Time management skills and the ability to prioritize competing duties and tasks
    • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in both verbal and written form
    • Ability to work independently, yet collaboratively, in a team environment
    • Experience working with non-profit organizations and grant funding

    CLHO is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of Connecticut, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum.  We follow federal and state laws and are an equal opportunity employer.

    How to apply: Please indicate your interest with a cover letter and resume by 30 April 2022.  In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this position and how your values are aligned with those of the Connecticut League.  Send your application materials to Amrys O. Williams, Executive Director, at director@clho.org, with the subject line “Bookkeeper.”

    Questions: Please contact Amrys O. Williams, Executive Director, at director@clho.org


    Museum Interpreter (PT)

    The Keeler Tavern Museum

    Open until filled. Anticipated start date in May.

    Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is seeking a Museum Interpreter to ensure a welcoming and engaging environment for visitors by facilitating tours of the historic tavern and grounds, and by supporting museum activities, programs, and events. The Museum Interpreter builds community by sharing KTM&HC site history and former resident stories through storytelling, dialogue, and inquiry; connects local and national history and make connections between past and present; delivers multiple tours daily of the historic tavern museum; and staffs the front desk, providing visitor services support on a daily basis. Qualified candidates have excellent interpersonal, communication, and storytelling skills; enthusiasm for working with audiences of all ages; ability to work as a team player; a love of learning; and strong time management skills and flexibility. Prior historical knowledge and museum experience is a plus. Weekend availability required; part-time staff position averages 10-20 hours per week. Starting hourly rate: $15.

    View the complete job ad here.

    To apply, email a letter of interest and résumé to Executive Director Hildegard Grob at hgrob@keelertavernmuseum.org.


    Interpretation Coordinator (PT)

    The Keeler Tavern Museum

    Open until filled. Anticipated start date in May.

    Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is seeking an Interpretation Coordinator to ensure a welcoming, engaging, and educational experience for visitors by supporting interpretation efforts across multiple departments, from tours to training to research. The Interpretation Coordinator is a key member of the interpretation team who develops, prototypes, and implements aspects of our site stories and supports museum operations. They build community by sharing KTM&HC site history and former resident stories through storytelling, dialogue, and inquiry; connect local and national history and make connections between past and present; deliver multiple tours daily of the historic tavern museum; and prototype new interpretive content and approaches. They also provide visitor services, curatorial, and educational support. Qualified candidates have excellent interpersonal, communication, and storytelling skills; enthusiasm for working with audiences of all ages; ability to work as a team player; a love of learning and a curious and adventurous approach to new information and interpretive techniques. Prior historical knowledge and museum experience is desired. Weekend availability required; part-time staff position averages 20-24 hours per week and some remote work is available. Starting hourly rate: $18.

    View the complete job ad here.

    To apply, email a letter of interest and résumé to Executive Director Hildegard Grob at hgrob@keelertavernmuseum.org.

    Museum Commons Summer Site Supervisor

    The Fairfield Museum

    The Museum Commons Site Supervisor is responsible for implementing summer programs, tours, and activities for museum visitors to the historic properties adjacent to the Fairfield Museum. They will be responsible for activating the Victorian Cottage, a wonderful early childhood play space, leading tours and orienting people to the Sun Tavern, (c. 1780), a space which offers visitors an immersive experience to explore and discover colonial history, and sharing information about the Victorian Barn and its agricultural exhibit explores Fairfield’s agricultural roots and promotes conversations about contemporary food issues. They will also be supervising volunteers and docents.

    Reports To: Deputy Director of Programs FLSA Status: Part Time, Seasonal position; Saturdays in 9:30AM – 2:30 PM plus occasional meetings during the week and evening work

    Commitment: Saturdays in July and August from 9:30am-2:30pm; plus occasional other meetings and evening work

    Compensation: $15 / hour

    The Site Supervisor will:

    • Ensure that the buildings on the Museum Commons are open and ready for visitors. The supervisor will open, close and supervise public access to the buildings and make sure they are neat, tidy, and ready for visitors.
    • Represent the Fairfield Museum in a professional customer service role that engages in a positive, friendly, and helpful manner to all visitors to the Fairfield Museum and Museum Commons.
    • Supervise volunteers
    • Prepare materials, set up, and lead hands-on activities, art projects, and games for families and adult visitors
    • Assist with large-scale events and programs
    • Lead tours of Sun Tavern and the Victorian Barn and learn about the Museum’s and town’s histories
    • Lead birthday parties
    • Maintain attendance records and assist with conducting visitor evaluations and surveys to help improve future programming.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum two years of undergraduate education, preferably in early childhood development, history, museum studies, and/ or education; or similar relevant experience
    • Experience teaching with children in formal or informal settings
    • Ability to engage participants of all ages in a dynamic and energetic manner
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically with diverse audiences and speak with confidence in front of large and small groups, including children and families
    • Ability to work independently, identify and understand issues or problems and develop appropriate solutions

    Please send a resume, cover letter outlining your interest in the position, and a list of 3 professional references to Heather Maxson, Deputy Director for Programs at hmaxson@fairfieldhs.org by May 5, 2022.


    Docent

    The Fairfield Museum

    The Fairfield Museum is recruiting a new class of docents, trained volunteer educators who present guided tours and education programs to K-12 students and adults. The docent program is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding and includes courses, readings, and discussions on topics in American History. Whether you’ve lived here for many years or you are new to the area, discover the rewards of sharing the rich history of our town to students, families and adults.

    • Giving tours of the 1750 Ogden House on Sunday afternoons between Memorial Day and Labor Day
    • Helping to open up the Museum Commons in July and August by giving tours of the Sun Tavern (c. 1780) and Victorian Barn (1888)
    • Leading art and history-related activities for families at the Victorian Cottage
    • During the school year, leading interactive tours for K-12 students at the Museum

    Commitment: Attend training sessions & quarterly meetings, successfully complete a practice tour, be able to walk and stand for length of tours (up to 1.5 hours; some historical buildings are not physically accessible), read and study materials on history and education, and commit to at least 2 or more volunteer shifts per month.

    Skills: A love of history and learning, good communication and public speaking skills, good listening skills, flexibility/adaptability, and tolerance and respect for others.

    To apply, please fill out this form by May 1, 2022. Staff will follow up with more information after receiving applications.


    Director of Finance and Administration (Full-time, Exempt)

    The Harriett-Beecher Stowe Center

    The Director of Finance and Administration is a strategic thought-partner reporting to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and information technology, and works closely with the Board Treasurer, Investment Committee, Audit Committee and ad hoc committees as appropriate as well as Stowe Center staff. The Director of Finance and Administration is an integral part of the management team charged with sustaining the Stowe Center’s mission. There is a close working relationship with the Director of Collections & Research, the Director of Programs & Visitor Experience, and the Director of Development & Visibility to strengthen collections and program capacity.

    GENERAL COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years of relevant financial and operations management experience. An MBA or related graduate degree is desirable.
    • Experience with human resources and benefits functions and ability to work with outside resources to meet best practices in HR management.
    • High degree of computer and technology systems literacy and experience in working with software and equipment vendors.
    • Advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills and the ability to provide continual assessment of processes and systems to maximize accuracy, consistency and improve efficiencies.
    • Outstanding project management and organizational skills, with the necessary attention to details to drive complex, multi-faceted projects forward and on time.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team setting.
    • Ability to convey complex financial ideas through brief, simple materials to colleagues with limited financial knowledge.
    • Good moral character, mature judgment and a strong sense of responsibility and dedication with a customer service orientation.
    • Experience working in an urban community with a diverse population.

    For a full list of duties and how to apply, please click here. Click here to submit an application.

    The salary range is $65,000-$70,000.

    The Stowe Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its staff. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women, members of protected classes, and individuals with limitations are encouraged to apply.

    Event Supervisor (Seasonal)

    The Hill-Stead Museum

    Reports to: Manager of Private Events and Corporate Events

    Hourly rate: $15/hour

    Summary: Under the direction of the Manager of Private Events and Corporate Events, the Event Supervisor is responsible for oversight of facility rental events (weddings, corporate, nonprofit, and private function rentals) on an hourly, per diem basis. SCOPE Oversee logistics of rental and program events with client/host, guest and vendor satisfaction in mind.

    Major Responsibilities: 

    • Serve as the professional representative of Hill-Stead Museum to event patrons and vendors with demeanor and attire reflective of the high standards of the museum. 
    • Supervise each event from pre-event start and vendor arrival through event conclusion, including vendor clean-up and departure.
    • Adherence to policies and procedures related to the buildings and property in order to ensure timely attention as questions or issues arise. 
    • Monitor the event as it is happening for adherence to timeline agreed upon in the event contract, especially pertaining to the museum open house portion of the event, and communicate any changes to event contact, guides, and security guard(s).

    Requirements: 

    Education & Experience: High School diploma or GED required. Previous experience in event planning, management, or coordination and retail operations/procedures a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals and groups, highly desirable. 
    • Ability to multi-task and to remain calm under pressure.
    • Ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers, and paid staff at all levels.
    • Ability to operate retail procedures.
    • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
    • Knowledge of and interest in art history, particularly Impressionism, and/or gardens & landscape, especially Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden, a plus.

    Please read a full job description here and Please send a resume and cover letter to Megan Olver (olverm@hillstead.org).

    Museum Digital Educator

    The Barnum Museum

    The Barnum Museum seeks a creative and energetic individual with a passion for engaging the public in mission-driven work to serve as the Museum Digital Educator. Museum Digital Educator will work with media platforms to create digital storytelling programs for teachers and students, as well as assist in crafting other digital programming to appeal to a wide range of audiences. The Barnum Museum seeks a professional to re-engage with our regional schools, and build new relationships to advance digital learning partnerships.

    Summary: Responding to COVID-19, and our limited public access due to the Museum’s current historic restoration construction project, the Museum has pivoted from onsite to digital programming. The Digital Educator will create accessible, dynamic digital programs that rely on the resources of the Museum’s collection and Digital Archive, coupled with infinite storytelling opportunities pertaining to the history of P.T. Barnum and his genre in American history. The Digital Educator will serve as the lesson planner and content developer of curriculum-based/digital programming using new technology designed for in-classroom use. Educational programming will incorporate ThingLink, a virtual tour platform, and Flipgrid, a video discussion tool for teachers and students. These platforms will be developed to form a ‘digital classroom’ to create a secure, open platform of discussion and learning.

    Terms:

    The Digital Educator will work as part of a team consisting of Museum staff and digital specialists, and with humanities scholars. The Digital Educator will work within the policies and procedures established by the Barnum Museum.

    Position: Museum Digital Educator

    Location: 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT

    Job Status: Contract Period - May/June 2022

    Salary: $40-$50 per-hour (based on qualifications)

    Hours Weekly: Part-time

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: All newly hired employees are required to become vaccinated against COVID-19 (within 6 weeks of their start date), unless otherwise exempt due to medical or religious reasons. New hires will be required to show proof of vaccination on their first day of work. No documentation regarding vaccination status will be required prior to the start date.

    How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two work samples (e.g. public program descriptions/collateral materials, lesson plans, recorded video or other web-based content, etc.) to: John Swing, Asst. Director - Barnum Museum – jswing@barnum-museum.org.

    Click here for a full job description. 


    Executive Director and Publisher

    Connecticut Explored

    Connecticut Explored Inc. is a nonprofit, multi-media organization that for nearly 20 years has published the quarterly magazine Connecticut Explored (which is devoted to the state’s history), co-produces a podcast of Connecticut history, and provides an array of social studies resources about Connecticut for grades K-12. It partners with 30 of the leading museums, historical societies, and libraries in Connecticut.

    The Executive Director & Publisher will be responsible for maintaining the excellence and integrity of CT Explored’s scholarship and content across platforms and ensuring that the nonprofit’s operations are efficient and financially sound.

    The ideal candidate must have a passion for American history and CT Explored’s mission to stimulate curiosity about and deepen knowledge of the state’s shared history and culture among all residents.

    The Executive Director & Publisher must be a strategically minded, highly organized, collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial leader/manager who has in-depth knowledge of the market and editorial direction. The Executive Director & Publisher will serve as the organization’s chief ambassador/networker/advocate. They will be responsible for leading the organization in its continued success while adapting to a changing world; the overall management and direction of the organization and team members; setting the editorial vision and managing operations so that each media component provides constituents with high-quality content; audience development and marketing, including maintaining an effective digital presence; and fundraising and development, including identifying new sources of revenue.

    Master’s in History or American Studies or a comparable field required. 5 years of nonprofit management experience required. Editorial or publishing experience preferred. Connecticut residency and work from home required.

    The Executive Director & Publisher position is .8 FTE (32 hours per week). Salary starting at $70,000 is competitive with comparable positions and negotiable based on candidate’s qualifications. Healthcare benefits are negotiable.

    Send indication of interest and CV to: pbarrett@nesc.org and stanwar@nesc.org with the subject line: Executive Director/Publisher: [Your Name].

    Shop Associate, PT

    Hill-Stead Museum

    Hill-Stead Museum is seeking a Part-Time Shop Associate to manage the newly re-opened Museum Shop. Under the general direction of the Curator, the Part-Time Shop Associate is responsible for operation of the Museum Shop and Visitor Services on select days when the Museum is open and as necessary during special events. Flexibility in schedule is required. The Museum Shop is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. (It is required that the shop is kept open until the last tour leaves in case guests want to visit the shop after their tour). The Shop Associate will work 9:30 am – 4:30 pm on select days to accommodate the shop hours. This position must work less than 40 hours a week. Primary responsibilities include greeting visitors, selling admissions tickets and memberships, processing shop sales, and maintaining the Museum Shop. Additional duties include restocking shelves, labeling and pricing merchandise, and conducting inventory. This position serves as an ambassador for HSM and is the first point of contact most visitors have with the organization.

    Education & Experience: High School diploma or GED required. Previous retail or customer service experience is a plus. Salary starting at $13/hour.

    To apply: For details regarding how to apply for this position, as well as a full job description, please email Megan at olverm@hillstead.org.

    Public Programs Manager, PT

    Greenwich Historical Society

    Founded in 1931 the Greenwich Historical Society operates a nationally-accredited museum, research library and archives with the mission to “preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future.” Central to the institution is the Bush-Holley House, a National Historic Landmark built in 1730, that was later the home of the Cos Cob art colony, a gathering place for American Impressionist painters and intellectuals. Our campus includes state-of-the art exhibition galleries, a research library, a museum store in the restored Toby’s Tavern building, and a classroom and meeting space in the Vanderbilt Education Barn. Our grounds feature American Impressionist era flower, fruit and vegetable gardens, and accessible paths that link the new museum to Bush-Holley House.

    JOB SUMMARY:   The Public Programs Manager part-time position designs and presents, in collaboration with a community engagement team, a broad range of public programs for adults on history, art, architecture, landscape and gardens relating to the Historical Society’s exhibitions, historic site, collections and diverse community heritage. The Public Programs Manager sustains existing and fosters new relationships with local, regional and national partners to enhance public programs, engage target audiences and broaden stakeholders in the Historical Society’s mission. Part-time position is 30 hours (4 days)/week) for $36,000 with benefits, including 50% individual health insurance coverage and employer contribution to retirement plan after 1 year.

    REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in museum studies, pubic history or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; keen listener; excels in interpersonal interaction; collaborative work style; excellent time management skills and strong work ethic

    EXPERIENCE: 3 years minimum managing programs and partnerships; successful track record of developing quality programming and nurturing partnerships

    TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Laura Kelly, lkelly@greenwichhistory.org.

    Part-time Docents Needed

    Friends of the Wood Memorial Library & Museum

    The Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum is seeking animated and enthusiastic volunteer docents. The primary subject currently is Connecticut Native American Heritage, but other opportunities include general central Connecticut history, Architecture, New England Horticulture and General Museum Studies. Ideal applicants will have a BA degree in a related subject area or prior teaching or docent experience. College and graduate students are also welcome. Clear, welcoming and friendly communication skills are a basic requirement. Training is available and ongoing training in select subject area(s) is required. Docents will be personable, outgoing, enthusiastic and comfortable teaching all ages and abilities in an interactive and immersive manner. Saturday afternoon shifts run 3-4 hours, and in the fall additional opportunities during weekdays will likely be available as well. Must be willing to work outdoors.

    Along with your resume, please send a personal statement relating why you’d like to become a Wood docent, along with the skills and experiences you bring to the position. Please send your materials to The Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum, PO Box 131, 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074, Attn: Liz Glaviano or email: education@woodmemoriallibrary.org. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will remain on file for one year.

    Director of Finance

    Florence Griswold Museum

    As a member of the Museum’s management team, the Director of Finance must understand and help to sustain the institution’s mission. The Director of Finance reports directly to the Director and works closely with the Treasurer, Investment Committee, and the business staff to implement the financial and business objectives of the Museum.

    This position requires a strong financial management background and solid business planning experience. The Director of Finance is expected to have a college degree in finance, accounting, or a related field and a minimum of three years of professional experience in financial management, preferably in a non-profit setting. A graduate degree in business, finance, art administration or similar is desirable, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of, and interest in, museums and the arts are a distinct advantage.

    Full-time, 40 hours per week. To read a full job description, please click here.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: melissa@flogris.org and use subject line: Director of Finance. Confidential nominations welcome.


    Membership Coordinator

    Grace Farms Foundation

    In the newly created role of Membership Coordinator, one will have the opportunity to launch the new Grace Farms membership program and develop a meaningful community. Through the proactive leadership of the Membership Coordinator, people will connect with Grace Farms Foundation's humanitarian mission in profound ways.

    Reporting to the Strategic Partnerships Director, one will seek to support and grow the membership community of Grace Farms Foundation through an emphasis on relationship-building, facilitate member events and programming, and efficiently and effectively answer membership questions, including membership status, renewal, logistics, payment, and access.

    A successful candidate will help implement and activate a vision for this new program with smooth operational coordination among departments, and facilitate a sense of discovery and connection for our membership and volunteer community. They will communicate professionally with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a fluency in conveying our mission.

    Full Time

    Salaried position: $62,500/year

    Includes: Medical/Dental/Vision/paid vacation/holidays/PTO

    To read the full job description or to submit an application, click here or email your resume to cmcgowan@gracefarmsfoundation.org.

    Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

    Mattatuck Museum

    The Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for several aspects of key development activities: grant management, database management, and corporate support. As a member of the Museum’s three-person fundraising team, they provide direct support to the Director of Development in the implementation of the Museum’s comprehensive fundraising program that is focused on institutional support, individual donors, membership, and special events.

    The ideal candidate must possess a high level of energy with a willingness to assist in the development and execution of a wide range of activities, from day-to-day tasks to highly creative projects. They will possess strong writing skills, as well as proven accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel required. Donor management database experience necessary; Blackbaud Altru experience a plus. Occasional evening and/or weekend work hours will be required.

    To apply, please send current resume, 2 writing samples, and 3 professional references to: Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager Search via email to janice@mattmuseum.org.

    The full job posting is available online here.

    Museum Interpreters (Seasonal Part-Time, Non-Exempt)

    Connecticut Landmarks

    Museum Interpreters at Connecticut Landmarks lead interactive visitor tours, programs, events, and hands-on activities at the historic sites owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks. These may include school field trips, adult and senior tours, scout programs, and virtual tours. Museum interpreters are advocates for the sites and the organization as a whole. As such, Museum Interpreters are expected to fostering an open, welcoming, and enthusiastic environment for all visitors while maintaining a high level of professionalism at all times. Museum interpreters also promote and sell CTL memberships and admission tickets using Altru, CTL’s ticketing and membership POS software. They assist with program set-up, clean-up, and preparing education materials. This part-time position is seasonal and runs primarily between the months of May through the end of October. The number of hours varies depending upon each site’s scheduling needs but will be approximately 10-12 hours per week. Weekend availability is required.

    Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate the visitor experience for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. This may include leading school field trips, directing adult and senior tours, and helping to execute events including lectures, concerts, weddings, and other on-site programs;
    • Develop and continue to expand a detailed knowledge of the site and its place in the local community and in local history. Continue to learn new skills in order to improve the experience provided to visitors;
    • Effectively engage site visitors with social justice themes and diverse histories using interpretive strategies guided by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience;
    • Sell admission tickets for CTL tours and programs using Altru, CTL’s ticketing and membership software program;
    • Promote and sell CTL memberships to visitors;
    • Follow established museum best practices and procedures concerning collections care, help secure the property, and watch for the safety and well-being of visitors;
    • Help to promote other CTL sites and tourism throughout the state. Provide additional information as necessary regarding attractions and amenities, especially in the communities around CTL sites;
    • Answer visitors’ questions honestly and follow up promptly when additional information is required;
    • Provide assistance to site management with cleaning procedures and grounds upkeep; provide assistance with opening and closing procedures for the site each operating day;
    • When appropriate, dress in period costumes to promote and enhance site events

    Salary: $15.00/ hr. Click here for a full job description.

    Send resume and cover letter via email to the attention of Hannah Einsiedel, Office Manager, Connecticut Landmarks; hannah.einsiedel@ctlandmarks.org.

    Assistant Site Administrator (Seasonal PT)

    Connecticut Landmarks

    The Assistant Site Administrator supports the site administrator with the seasonal operations of a historic site owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks. The assistant site administrator will assume responsibility for the overall management of the site in the absence of the site administrator and will manage specific tasks that they are permanently assigned.

    Assistant Site Administrators work closely with site staff on promoting and selling memberships, leading house tours, executing events and programs, and helping to manage the site’s gift shop. The Assistant Site Administrator will play a key role in using and training new staff on Altru, CTL’s ticketing, membership, and fundraising database software. The Assistant Site Administrator is a valued advocate for the site and the organization as a whole. As such, the Assistant Site Administrator is expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and decorum at all times while fostering an open and enthusiastic environment for visitors and staff.

    Responsibilities:

    • Support Connecticut Landmarks’ mission, vision, strategic plan, and goals and management decisions; assist with creating programs that align with organizational and sites mission and goals.
    • Lead house tours for a variety of visitors including school field trips, adult groups, and programs.
    • Lead annual programs at historic sites, including setup/tear-down and management of events.
    • Sell admission tickets for CTL tours and programs and also promote and sell CTL memberships.
    • Help manage the site and interpretive staff; make decisions; solve problems; attend meetings as needed.
    • Obtain a strong knowledge of Altru, CTL’s cloud-based ticketing, membership, and fund raising database software; help train site staff on its use.
    • Assist with interpretive training for museum interpreters and volunteers throughout the season; familiarity with dialogic interpretation preferred;
    • Ensure established museum best practices and procedures concerning collections care are followed;
    • Assist with routine house cleaning schedule and periodic specialized cleaning and maintenance in partnership with collections staff;

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience leading public tours with the proper public speaking skills to engage with visitors;
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multi-task as needed.
    • Knowledge of museums and historic preservation best practices, museum interpretation, and an understanding of social media and technology.
    • Knowledge of collections care best practices.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Excel).
    • Familiarity with Altru or a similar ticketing, membership, and fundraising software is preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent experience.

    Salary: $18.00/hr. For a full job description, please click here.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Hannah Einsiedel, Office Manager, Connecticut Landmarks, 59 S. Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06106. hannah.einsiedel@ctlandmarks.org


    Education and Public Programs Manager

    Pequot Library

    Pequot Library is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic nonprofit arts and culture professional to provide leadership, coordination, and evaluation of a variety of interpretive public programs for all ages, especially adults, which are inspired by the circulating collection, rotating schedule of Special Collections and visual art exhibitions, Children’s Library initiatives, and innovative multi-disciplinary learning opportunities. The position will ensure that all programs are designed for a broad and diverse audience and support the Library’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA.)

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Supervises: Part-time Education Coordinator (vacant) and high school and college/university interns

    Status: Full-time; exempt salaried employee, 40 hours/week, with occasional evenings and weekends.

    Salary/compensation: The starting salary range for this role is $55,000-$58,000. Pequot Library Association (Pequot Library) provides a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employer-contributed pension plans and generous paid time off. Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruits, hires, and trains without discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, place of birth, gender identity, mental disability, physical disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status. Pequot Library is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workplace.

    For a full job description and to apply, please click here.


    Visitor Services Coordinator

    Wethersfield Historical Society 

    Wethersfield Historical Society seeks a part-time (24 hr/wk) Visitor Services Coordinator to ensure that its Keeney Memorial Cultural Center is safe, clean, and ready to accommodate visitors during all open hours, and ready to accommodate the needs of rental clients as well as the society’s own scheduled education, cultural and fundraising events. The Visitor Services Coordinator recruits and schedules volunteers for the front desk and special events, schedules event and maintenance/security personnel; monitors the condition of the building, coordinating with outside contractors and cleaning staff; provides administrative support for rentals of the event spaces; and monitors the exhibits, performing specialized light cleaning, notifying the Curator of any changes. The Visitor Services Coordinator opens and closes the Keeney Center and other buildings as needed, weekend hours and occasional evenings are required. Wethersfield Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for visitors, staff, and volunteers. For more information, and to apply click here.


    Connecticut League of History Organizations
    Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
    1615 Stanley Street
    New Britain, CT 06050
    (860) 832-2674
    info@clho.org

    with support from
    CTHumanities

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