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Temporary Digitization Technician (Hartford, CT)
Development Manager Position
The Westport Museum for History & Culture is seeking a full-time Development Manager to join our dedicated team.
This flexible position is a contract engagement for $45,000 to $50,000 per year, commensurate with experience and
with possibility of transition to salaried employee. As a Development Manager, you will play a crucial role in identifying,
cultivating, and stewarding relationships with sponsors, donors, and supporters. Your efforts will directly contribute to
our mission of presenting American history through a holistic and inclusive lens.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director to identify, engage, and maintain relationships with sponsors, donors, and prospects.
- Build and maintain a comprehensive database of prospects, interactions, and relevant donor information.
- Coordinate and manage membership drives and the annual appeal, ensuring timely and effective communication with members.
- Work closely with the Operations Director to conceive and execute fundraising events that align with the museum's mission and goals.
- Research and identify grant opportunities that align with the museum's initiatives. Experience in grant writing is a plus.
- Utilize donor/member database software (e.g., Donorview) to manage interactions and maintain accurate records.
- Demonstrate 3 years of experience in a non-profit development role, with a strong preference for candidates who possess knowledge of non-profit fundraising strategies.
- Show a keen interest in history and the humanities, and a passion for the museum's mission of promoting inclusive and equity-based history programming.
- Oversee marketing efforts and effectively through excellent verbal and written skills to engage with donors, members of the public, and the museum team.
- Regularly engage in personal interactions with donors and the public, representing the museum and its mission professionally and passionately.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and exhibit strong technology skills and computer literacy.
- Manage donor recognition methods, such as annual report donor lists, public signage, and publicity materials.
- Assist in creating donor acknowledgments, including letters, emails, and phone calls.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director to plan and execute meetings with major donors to ensure their satisfaction and retention.
- Demonstrate creativity and strong organizational skills, allowing you to manage multiple tasks and adapt to shifting priorities within the organization.
- Exhibit a proactive approach to identifying additional fundraising opportunities beyond the immediate scope of projects.
- Serve as a museum ambassador and uphold the museum's mission in all interactions and activities.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
- 3 years of experience in a non-profit development or business development role is strongly preferred.
- Grant writing experience is a plus.
- Familiarity with donor/member database software, such as Donorview, is a plus.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong technology skills and computer literacy.
- Passion for history, equity, social justice, and humanities.
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, and capable of multitasking.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and take initiative.
- Willingness to embrace the role of museum ambassador and represent the museum's mission to stakeholders.
- Comfortable with frequent personal interactions with donors and the public.
About Westport Museum for History & Culture:
The Westport Museum for History & Culture is dedicated to presenting American history through an inclusive and holistic lens that uncovers erased narratives of diverse communities. Our mission is to engage and educate the public by highlighting often-overlooked stories that contribute to a more comprehensive and accurate depiction of American history. As we enter an exciting stage of growth with newly renovated public spaces and nationally recognized programming, we invite you to be part of our dynamic team and contribute to the museum's success.
Westport Museum for History & Culture is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Ramin Ganeshram at firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut State Library
Title: Digitization Technician
Department: Connecticut State Library / New England’s Hidden Histories, Congregational Library & Archives
Employment Status: Six-month (15-20 hours per week) Temporary Position
Reports to: Digital Projects Manager, Connecticut State Library, and Project Manager, New England’s Hidden Histories, Congregational Library & Archives
As part of a Humanities and Collections Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Congregational Library & Archives, in partnership with the Connecticut State Library seek to hire a temporary part-time, six-month Digitization Technician as part of a project to digitize manuscript material for the New England’s Hidden Histories Project https://www.congregationallibrary.org/nehh/main. The position will be located at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. The State Library is an Executive Branch agency founded in 1854. It provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. It also serves students, libraries, researchers, and town governments.
Under the direction of the Digital Projects Manager at the State Library and the Project Director of New England’s Hidden Histories, Congregational Library & Archives, the Digitization Technician will support the grant’s program through the digitization of relatively large collections of mostly bound manuscript materials.
Over the course of the grant, the Digitization Technician will:
● Digitize a variety of materials;
● Create and enhance existing metadata;
● Perform quality control on digitized items;
This six-month temporary part-time position begins preferably by November 1, 2023. The position is calculated on 390 hours of work (26 weeks at 15-20 hours per week). Hours must be worked between 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. There can be some flexibility in the work-schedule, with the assistant working up to 20 hours per week as their schedule allows. The work location is the State Library’s 231 Capitol Ave. facility in Hartford, CT. The compensation is $25 per hour. This position provides no other benefits.
● One or more years of experience digitizing diverse media types or working on a digital project.
● Experience using Microsoft Excel and digital image editing software.
● Experience handling archival collections in various conditions.
● Experience learning new technology and software.
● Strong attention to detail.
● Familiarity with metadata.
● Ability to:
○ Successfully perform routine and repetitive tasks.
○ Lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
○ Stand for several hours at a time.
○ Communicate instructions clearly.
○ Learn work processes quickly.
● Adapt easily to changing priorities and task assignments.
● Familiarity with 18th and 19th century handwriting is a plus but not required.
Students enrolled in a graduate degree program are encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Anna Newman, Digital Projects Manager, Connecticut State Library, email@example.com by Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
Greater New Haven Labor History Association (GNHLHA)
Position Title: Labor History Association Coordinator
Under the supervision of the LHA Board of Directors, the Coordinator will:
● Promote the successful completion of LHA identified initiatives.
● Liaison to build working relationships with Connecticut labor organizations, educators, and the general public.
● Make educational presentations on labor history, both in-person and virtually.
● Increase both individual and group membership in the LHA.
● Help seek other resources to expand the LHA’s work.
● Promote the implementation of the Connecticut Labor History Curriculum in state educational institutions.
● Represent the LHA at public events.
● Present at the QUEST conference of AFT Connecticut, and the Statewide Educational Conference of CEA.
A Bachelor’s degree or appropriate alternate learning experience. Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and successfully complete organizational programs and initiatives. Established ability to be self motivated and manage time effectively. Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, including related experience with social media platforms. Commitment to advocate for the advancement of greater social and economic justice. Experience working with labor organizations. Knowledge of Connecticut’s public education system.
This is a part-time position with an hourly compensation rate of $25. Additional funding after the first quarter of work will be dependent on a favorable performance evaluation and LHA resources.
For more information and to apply, contact:
Steve Kass, President
GNHLHA Board of Directors
267 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06513
Guest Services Assistant
Webb Deane Stevens Museum
Part-time Non-exempt / $15 per hour / Reports to Guest Services Coordinator / Weekends
Position Summary: The Guest Services Assistant serves as an informed and friendly ambassador for the Webb Deane Stevens Museum, providing the experience of a welcome center for visitors of all backgrounds and ages. The position provides general visitor services, including admissions, retail related tasks, and sharing information by phone.
Please submit your resume and employment application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Webb Deane Stevens Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 no later than August 28, 2023.
Download a complete job description and application on the Webb Deane Stevens Museum website.
The Webb Deane Stevens Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Connecticut Landmarks owns and operates twelve historic sites, spanning four centuries of Connecticut history. The Marketing & Communications Associate supports the digital and print marketing work of these sites, under the supervision of the Public Engagement Manager. This position requires knowledge of social media, website management, print media, press relations, and event production. This role will manage the organizational website, ensure “search engine optimization,” create unique print materials, edit documents, ensure program database is up-to-date, and support tourism opportunities. They will work closely with the Site Administrators and Hartford-based staff.
Examples of position responsibilities include digital media management (website updates, social media posting and management, online calendars); program and event support (photography, marketing collateral); press relations (placing ads, coordinating press); and marketing administration (managing goals/strategy, managing metrics, identifying tourism opportunities).
Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree with preferred marketing experience in non-profits and museums. Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (including mail merges for letters and labels); desktop publishing and graphic software; WordPress; CRM databases (i.e., Blackbaud Altru/Raisers Edge, Tessitura, NEON, etc.). Excellent writing, organization, communication, and design skills. Experience with social media, website, and digital media; as well as photography and/or video. Candidates with a comparable combination of education and experience are welcome to apply. Must be able to travel between sites around Connecticut.
The position is full-time with full medical and retirement benefits, plus travel reimbursement and a flexible work environment. Salary is $35,000-$40,000/year.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Shaelyn Amaio (Shaelyn.email@example.com) with the subject line: “Marketing & Communications Associate.” References will not be contacted without applicant consent.
Histoury is looking for enthusiastic guides to lead weekend bus and walking tours. Tour themes, locations, and dates vary. Research and script notes are provided. Prep required. We are looking for guides to lead tours on an occasional or regular basis. Compensation for bus tours is $300, walking tours is $225.
Looking for great guides soon! Please call Georgette Blau at 917-847-0702.
Wethersfield Historical Society
Wethersfield Historical Society seeks applicants for a part-time Event Services staff position to assist with rentals and historical society events at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. This is a part-time position with variable scheduled hours, mostly evenings and weekends. Hours range based on the needs of the business.
Duties include being present at rental and historical society events, providing customer service to rental clients, setting up and breaking down event tables and chairs, setting and disengaging alarm systems and opening and closing the building before and after events. It also requires basic familiarity with sound equipment. Training is provided. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Successful candidates must be trustworthy, reliable, mature and have excellent customer service skills. They should be welcoming and outgoing individuals who aren’t afraid to ask questions, have reliable attendance and an enthusiasm for working with visitors of all ages.
Compensation is $15 per hour.
Wethersfield Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for visitors, staff, and volunteers.
To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and references to Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.
For more information, visit the WHS website.
Level: Part time, 7-14 hours / week
9:30AM –4:30PM Saturdays and/or Sundays, plus occasional weekday and weekend evenings from 4:00PM - 10:00PM.
Function: Responsible for managing the visitor experience at the Fairfield Museum, including reception, answering phones, and assisting visitors, as well as routine administrative and clerical duties.
Applicants should bring energy, enthusiasm and good humor to their work and be able to demonstrate:
This is a part-time position working regularly scheduled days 9:30 AM – 4:30PM Saturdays and/or Sundays. The position will require employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand, as well as operate basic office equipment. Compensation is $15 / hour.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work and educational experience to email@example.com. The Fairfield Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Connecticut Landmarks seeks a Rental Associate to coordinate a wide range of rental events (including weddings, social, corporate, and community events) n. Site rentals are available at the Nathan Hale Homestead (Coventry, CT), the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden (Suffield, CT), and the Butler-McCook House & Garden (Hartford, CT). This position reports directly to the Executive Director with support from the Deputy Director and Site Administrators.
Examples of work duties includes:
Applicants must be well organized, outgoing, and have a strong attention to detail. Experience in sales, marketing, hospitality, event management, or similar is required. Must have both writing and verbal communication skills with experience in database and event management. Applicants must have a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays – particularly between May and November. Travel between Hartford and Connecticut Landmarks’ historic sites will be necessary, and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to properties throughout the state. Candidates with a comparable combination of education and experience are welcome to apply.
The position is permanent part-time, with most hours between May and November. The compensation is $19/hour with travel reimbursement and a flexible work environment.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Aaron Marcavitch, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Rental Associate.”
Stonington Historical Society
The Stonington Historical Society, founded in 1895, seeks an experienced development associate responsible for implementing a comprehensive development plan that includes data management, an annual appeal, membership recruitment and retention, programs, special events, donor stewardship, and ongoing capital campaigns.
Reporting to the Executive Director and working with staff members and a Development Committee, the Development Associate also manages external communications collaborating on social media posts, written press releases, website updates, and print materials. This position also:
Desired skills include computer literacy, experience with Little Green Light fundraising software and databases, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and demands in a collaborative setting. Interest in museums and American history and/or a background in marketing and communications is preferred, but not required. This is a full-time position with some evening and weekend hours required for programs and events.
Salary range depending on qualifications and experience: $40,000 - $45,000
This position is available immediately and is located in Stonington, CT. Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a current resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.