Employment Opportunities

Does your history organization have a job to post? Become a CLHO member and we’ll be happy to post your position listing. 

CLHO members may send their job postings to info@clho.org, and we will post them here as soon as possible. Please be sure to include relevant deadlines, including a closing date for each position, and web links to more detailed application information.

To help create a more equitable museum workforce, we strongly encourage you to include salary and wage information in your job postings.

While we try to keep this list current, please notice the 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 director@clho.org.

Interpretation & Education: Weekend Coordinator & School Programs Assistant

The Mark Twain House & Museum 

The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT is seeking a part time employee to manage tour operations on weekends and to support our school programs team during the week.. Duties will include, opening and closing the museum, overseeing weekend interpreters on site, managing the cash drawer and daily reports. Other duties will include working alongside our school programs coordinator to research and prepare for various school programs. The person in this position will conduct tours, present programs, and help plan school reservations.  A more complete description with instructions on how to apply can be found at https://marktwainhouse.org/careers.

Museum Interpreters

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center in Ridgefield, CT is now accepting applications for Museum Interpreters. At KTM&HC, we use our extensive site history to tell stories of American identity and memory, and the Museum Interpreter is an integral part of our team.

The Museum Interpreter ensures a welcoming and engaging environment for visitors by facilitating tours of our historic tavern and grounds; and supporting museum activities, programs, and events. They build community with diverse audiences by sharing our site history and former residents’ stories through storytelling, dialogue, and inquiry. Strong candidates will have excellent interpersonal, communication, and storytelling skills; commitment to KTM&HC’s mission and interpretive goals; strong customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with the public; ability to work as a team player; strong time management skills and flexibility; and a love of learning. Experience or demonstrated interest in history or museums a plus. Weekends required; starting pay $15/hour. 

Applications due August 15, 2021. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately. For more information and to apply, click here: www.keelertavernmuseum.org/employment

Collections Assistant

Torrington Historical Society

The Torrington Historical Society seeks a part-time Collections Assistant (20 hrs. per week). Duties of the Collections Assistant may include but are not limited to: conducting inventories of the collection and properly re-housing materials as needed; processing of collections; data entry of collection records; scanning of photographs and documents; photographing collections for an online database; providing guided tours of the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum and history exhibitions; and research. Research and writing skills are necessary for this position. Successful candidate will be able to work independently but should also be able to work in a team environment. Knowledge of proper museum procedures, care and handling of collections is also required. Museum experience and/or a degree from a museum studies program required. Experience with PastPerfect is preferred. Successful candidate will be required to work one Saturday per month from April through October and in December.

To Apply: Please send resume and references to: Gail Kruppa, Associate Director/Curator torringtonhistorical@snet.net


Barnes Museum

The Town of Southington has an immediate opening for a Curator at the Barnes Museum.

The Barnes Museum is a historic homestead build in 1836 and home to a large collection of family heirlooms, documents, and diaries. The house remains as though the family has just stepped out.

The Curator is responsible for the daily operations of the Barnes Museum under the direction of the Executive Director, and preserving Southington’s history through the Bradley Barnes Homestead and contents.  Primary responsibilities will include cataloging, filing and preserving artifacts, as well as conducting and presenting programs.

This is a 35-hour per week union position with a 2021 hourly rate of $33.61.

To Apply: More details about the position can be found on the Town of Southington website at: https://www.applitrack.com/southingtonschools/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=2495. Please apply online with application, resume, and cover letter.  

Grants and Programs Assistant

Connecticut Humanities

CT Humanities seeks a full-time (37.5 hours), Grants and Programs Assistant. This is a two-year position with the possibility of extensions, dependent on continued state funding support. CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities Fund, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, and supports Connecticut’s cultural organizations. During calendar year 2020, CTH grantmaking distributed $2.9 million in project grants and COVID-19 pandemic relief support to Connecticut’s cultural nonprofit organizations. Reporting to the Manager of Grants and Programs, the Grants and Programs Assistant provides a high level of support to CTH’s grantmaking program. Duties include processing grant applications, managing CTH grants database and records, and communicating with grantees about their applications and funded projects. Salary: $50,000/ year, plus full CTH benefits package (health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and vacation and paid time off). Please visit our website for the full position listing and to submit your application materials: https://cthumanities.org/our-story/employment/

Accounting Assistant  

Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library

The The Accounting Assistant is responsible for all payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable activities for the Connecticut Historical Society Museum. Payroll responsibilities consist of verifying time records, making appropriate payroll changes (ex. salary adjustments, insurance adjustments, name and address changes), entering the payroll data, transmitting and approving the payroll, and verifying data from Paycor reports to insure accuracy. Accounts payable responsibilities includes entering all new accounts payable items into the accounting system, setting up new vendors, preparing a list of outstanding payables for payment selection, running and mailing payables checks, and filing payables information in the appropriate folder. Accounts receivable responsibilities involve billing and tracking functions for each CHS department that generates earned income activity. 

Please visit chs.org to learn more!

Full Time Curator  

Sharon Historical Society & Museum

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is located in the historic Gay-Hoyt house on the village green of the charming New England town of Sharon, CT in the foothills of the Berkshires, two hours from New York City and three hours from Boston. The area is known for its historic heritage and natural scenic beauty. Sharon has a vibrant arts community and is also the future home of the Jasper Johns artist-in-residence program.

The Curator reports directly to the Executive Director. The Curator is responsible for:

Collections Management by maintaining and enhancing the current collection and digital database records, evaluates and processes new acquisitions.

Exhibitions Design and Research: by developing, designing and installing exhibitions, working closely with the Executive Director and the SHSM Board of Directors Exhibitions and Collections Committee Provides articles and content for the SHSM newsletter and website and various public presentations.

Assist Executive Director: Maintaining social media outreach, training and schedules interns and volunteers, supports existing programs for outreach to local schools, helps manage public research access and research requests, and researches and assists in writing grants to support various programs.

Qualifications: Previous experience in an historical society or museum curatorial work and/or advanced degree in museum studies or a related field desired. Salary commensurate with experience, up to $41,000 per year. To apply, please send your résumé and a cover letter to hr@sharonhist.org by June 30, 2021..

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.

Museum Interpreters 

Connecticut Landmarks

Are you interested in local history? Do you enjoy sharing stories with others? Consider becoming a museum interpreter at one of Connecticut Landmarks’ historic properties, including Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem; Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry; Butler-McCook House & Garden and Isham-Terry House in Hartford; Hempsted Houses in New London; and Phelps-Hatheway House in Suffield. Interpreters greet visitors and share properties with them, give guided tours, and assist with school programs, public programs and special events. Houses are open seasonally. 12-14 hours per month, including weekends. Minimum wage. Training begins in March. Strong candidates are good storytellers, like to meet and engage with new people, and enjoy learning.

For more information see here.

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

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