Jobs and Internships

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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. If you are not a member and wish to post a job or internship opportunity, please contact director@clho.org.

Public Engagement Manager

Madison Historical Society 

The Madison Historical Society (MHS) seeks a creative, energetic, and collaborative individual to serve as a part-time public engagement manager to develop and implement new programming. This individual will promote MHS events and improve general public awareness of the MHS through the dissemination of press releases and social media postings. The public engagement manager will further work with the exhibit and youth education chairs to assist with all aspects of the development of programs and events that relate to any new exhibits and MHS school tours. This person will also train and manage docents for tours and events at our historic properties.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities
  • Friendly and welcoming demeanor
  • Creative spirit and can-do attitude
  • Ability to contribute new ideas and fresh perspectives.

The candidate is required to have a college degree with coursework in museum studies, history, or communications. A working knowledge of museum best practices is also needed, along with a strong desire to learn all aspects that define a successful historical society and a vibrant museum. The MHS believes that public programming is the key to garnering more membership support and meeting the needs and interests of diverse audiences. Salary is commensurate with experience. The salary range will be $20 to $25 per hour for 10 to 15 hours per week. 

We strongly encourage interested parties to apply by sending their cover letter and resume to: director@madisonhistory.org.  




Research Associate

Madison Historical Society 

The Madison Historical Society (MHS) seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable person for part-time employment as a Research Associate working with the collections chairperson.

The successful applicant will be familiar with antiques, archival practices, and historical periods--and will be socially adept, enthusiastic, curious, and trustworthy. A college degree in museum arts or science or a related field is required, as is the ability to use cloud-based computer systems and social media networks. Previous experience with archival software is a plus. The Research Associate will work at both Lee’s Academy and the Allis-Bushnell House in downtown Madison with oversight by the Collections Chair and general supervision by the MHS Executive Director.

For this position, the successful candidate will need:

  • Organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills
  • Research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of museum practices, art history, history, and nonprofit functions
  • Computer literacy, including the use of personal digital devices
  • Social media account management experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field such as museum studies, fine arts, library sciences, history, art history, or archaeology.

Compensation is $15 per hour for 18 hours per week. We strongly encourage interested parties to apply by sending their cover letter and resume to: director@madisonhistory.org.



Administrator

Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of CT History at the Connecticut State Library

The Museum of Connecticut History Administrator is responsible for overseeing the staff and operations of the museum, including acquisition, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, loan, and storage of historical objects. Under the general direction of the State Librarian, the incumbent will lead an ambitious initiative to strengthen and reaffirm the museum’s place in the Connecticut heritage community.

The administrator will work to:

  • Operate the museum within best practices of nationally recognized standards and keep pace with a changing public history environment
  • Advance a conservation and interpretation plan for the museum which spotlights local, state, and national history for broad and diverse audiences
  • Oversee the ongoing development and presentation of museum education and other public programs
  • Optimize the museum’s unique physical space
  • Actively pursue grant opportunities
  • Ensure the museum’s effective use of technology for both operations and exhibitions
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships and partnerships with various museums, heritage sites, and other community organizations

Position Highlights: This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Perks of the job include telework options based on operational needs. The incumbent in this position will report to the State Librarian, and the Administrator’s primary location will be the State Library and Supreme Court Building, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106.

*This salary range shall increase effective July 1, 2022.

What We Can Offer You: The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

View a full job description on the Connecticut state website.


Director

Wilton Historical Society

Wilton Historical Society, a not for profit organization, in Wilton, Connecticut seeks a full-time salaried Director to provide dynamic leadership and planning, organizational vision, staffing and operations management.

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Overall administration
  • Programs
  • Development
  • Staff management and volunteer oversight
  • Marketing and communications, including social media
  • Community relations
  • Fostering historic preservation, including buildings, documents, and artifacts

The Director is the primary executive of the Wilton Historical Society and reports to the Board of Trustees. This position requires a willingness to work a variable schedule, including occasional weekends and evening hours when needed, dependent upon work load and program schedule.

QUALITIES AND SKILLS

  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Development experience in a not-for-profit environment
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with Board and volunteers, as well as in community relations and outreach
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking
  • Ability to recruit and retain a professional staff
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Experience creating and implementing new programs
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, and revenue and expense monitoring
  • Strong planning, time management, and decision-making skills. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling, and word processing software.
  • Passion for local history and community engagement
  • Knowledge of museum and preservation practices
  • Motivated self-starter able to work in a flexible environment

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works in conjunction with the Board to develop the strategic direction, establish initiatives, and implement the strategic plan
  • Manage the operations of the Wilton Historical Society, including planning, organization, coordination, scheduling and oversight of exhibits and programs
  • Assists the Treasurer to prepare the annual budget
  • Oversee and participate in development and grant writing initiatives
  • Increase membership and steward existing members
  • Maintain and enhance the Wilton Historical Society's collections through curator supervision
  • Serve as primary spokesperson for the Wilton Historical Society representing the organization at community events, professional organizations, and other venues
  • Maintain and enhance the brand of the Wilton Historical Society
  • Oversee Marketing and Communications, including social media
  • Maintaining close working relationships with Wilton entities, the business community, and relevant organizations.
  • Engage with the Building and Grounds Committee to assure facilities are maintained and well utilized
  • Work closely with the committees of the Board of Trustees
  • Ensure that the Society is using the most effective technology with regard to operations, e-mail marketing, photo/video production, etc.
  • Oversee volunteers to assure appropriate assignment, supervision, and availability as a key facet of community outreach and membership recruitment.
  • Supervise, develop and evaluate staff

Opportunities and Challenges

Design and implement the Strategic Plan: The Board has been in the process of a thorough review of where the organization is today and where and how it should move forward. Now the need is to put forward a short and long term plan that will keep the organization current with today’s demands as well as increasingly relevant. Items include: how to appeal to a broader audience, staffing, and the role and work of the trustees and volunteers. The resolution of these items will be the shared responsibility of board and staff.

Begin and implement a development program: Whereas in the past the organization has depended on revenue from special events, it is time to design and implement a strong development program that will maintain and strengthen the organization as it goes through this important transition, beginning with membership as the first step to building a permanent constituency. A strong and relevant annual giving program and special purpose fund raising will lead to a capital campaign to support the strategic plan. A planned giving program should begin in order to provide for increasing the endowment and special funds. A structured volunteer program should be implemented to insure a pipeline of new and proven volunteers to move into roles of greater responsibility and involvement.

Marketing and Communications: The organization needs to implement a contemporary marketing and communications strategy, fully embracing social media as well as the more traditional strategies to organize and manage all the marketing and communications. These include press releases, event announcements, publications, program and educational materials. In addition it includes coordination of media and public relations with local organizations with which the organization has shared programs. These efforts should lead to the organization having a higher profile and better understanding in and from the community.

Financial Balance: The recent pandemic has shown that the organization has the ability to withstand financially some severe blows. A thorough examination of financial reporting methods and staffing along with future projections of revenue and expenses should be implemented.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Graduate degree with specialization in subjects such as museum management or historic preservation a plus.
  • Minimum of five years' experience running a museum, cultural institution, or other non-profit organization
  • Experience with Little Green Light donor database management software a plus

SALARY RANGE – $85,000 – $95,000

Wilton Historical Society, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should reply to jobs@wiltonhistorical.org and include a cover letter, their resume and three references.


Literary Programming Coordinator

The Mark Twain House & Museum

Literary Programming at the Mark Twain House is a dynamic combination of virtual, hybrid, and in-person presentations that have been a change agent for The Mark Twain House & Museum over the last three years.

The Coordinator is charged with identifying and recruiting (with interdepartmental staff) presenters, and then executing the resulting programs. This department has featured a wide variety of speakers (primarily authors) since 2020. A short selected list includes Joyce Carol Oates, David Baldacci, Azar Nafisi, Steve Inskeep, Jelani Cobb, Amor Towles, Gretchen Sorin, and Harvey Fierstein. Almost 50,000 people have attended these programs virtually or in person. The position administers the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, a new prize for literature with American subject matter. Recent winners have included Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburied, Sing, and Ocean Vuong for On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous. The position also administers a small writing program.

Understanding of the publishing industry is helpful. The position requires extensive evening work. Located in Hartford Connecticut, the Twain House is the leading museum steward of the life and legacy of Mark Twain and his family.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or related field.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Highly organized, deadline oriented, and capable of delivering multiple programs in short time span.
  • Outstanding project management skills.
  • Positive and enthusiastic style, capable of interfacing with leading members of the literary world.
  • Commitment to the museum’s mission.
  • Extensive evening work, and very rare weekends
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift 30 pounds of weight are required.

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and 3 references to sydney.baker@marktwainhouse.org no later than June 24th . Position open until filled. The Mark Twain House & Museum is an equal opportunity employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply.


Welcome Desk Assistant (PT)

Connecticut Historical Society

Reports to: Director of Human Resources

Responsibilities: The Welcome Desk Assistant will serve as the first point of contact for all visitors to the CHS. As such, he/she will ensure that the visitor’s experience is a positive one by displaying an enthusiastic, helpful and courteous attitude at all times.

The Welcome Desk Assistant’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Staffing the Welcome Desk and its functions, including admissions, shop sales, switchboard operations and all related telephone inquiries;
  • Being familiar with store products in order to make sales; complete transactions courteously, efficiently and accurately;
  • Promoting CHS membership, exhibitions, programs and services;
  • Maintaining various logs to record visitation to CHS;
  • Monitoring galleries on a periodic basis;
  • Assisting with Visitor Surveys as necessary;
  • Assisting with open-late Thursdays, Saturday and Sunday events and programs as available;
  • Answering telephone and in-person inquiries from patrons in a personable manner;
  • Providing brief verbal description of the CHS layout, exhibitions, collections, programs, hours and mission to patrons;

Qualifications:

  • Positive and professional demeanor;
  • Experience and facility in dealing with the public individually and in groups;
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of constituents and to consistently project a friendly and professional demeanor to visitors and staff, in person, electronically, and on the telephone;
  • Proficiency with computers and ability to learn new software applications quickly;
  • Willingness to foster and sell memberships and make store sales;

For more information: Please visit www.chs.org for more information about us.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

Benefits: Eligible to make employee contribution to 403(b) plan.

Schedule: Part time, 5 hours per week, Sundays Noon-5:00m. Thursday 5:00-8:00pm and Saturday 9:00-5:00pm and other potential hours if available and as needed.

Other: Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until position is filled. Final candidate subject to background and reference check.

How to apply: 

Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, susan_presutti@chs.org, by June 20, 2022.

CHS is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.


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



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.

    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. 


    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.

    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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