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.

Administrative Assistant

The Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to ensure the efficient operation of an office. Duties of the role include providing support to several executive-level managers and others, assisting in daily office needs and managing the organization’s general administrative activities. Responsible for working with confidential and time-sensitive information.

For more information see here.

Development & Membership Coordinator

Mattatuck Museum 

The Development & Membership Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Development office. They will manage the timely and accurate process of gift entry, receipts, and acknowledgements, as well as maintain accurate and complete constituent records in the database. Other areas of coverage include Board meetings, policies, and procedures; membership growth and acquisition; and general bookkeeping and office management assistance. 

The ideal candidate possesses strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities. They will possess strong writing, proof-reading, and typing skills; proven accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel required. Database (especially with Blackbaud Altru) and/or point-of-sale experience a plus. Occasional evening and/or weekend work hours will be required. 

To apply: please send current resume, writing sample, and 3 professional references to: DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR SEARCH via email to janice@mattmuseum.org

Seasonal Visitor Relations Associate

Florence Griswold Museum

Seasonal (April-December) working every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (9am-5pm). Energetic individual for Museum admissions desk. Responsibilities include admissions, sales, data entry & handling phone/email inquiries. Hourly, $13.50. EOE. 

To Apply: Email resume & letter of interest to Matthew Marshall, matt@flogris.org 

Request for Qualifications for Historic Gravestone Documentation Project

Ancient Burying Ground Association

The ABGA seeks a 36CFR61-qualified historian (consultant) with expertise in the history of CT’s Colonial period to lead a team that will produce a searchable database that includes documentation-quality photos, epitaphs and basic location information for each extant gravestone in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground at 60 Gold Street, Hartford. There are approximately 450 grave markers. Research is required to compare gravestones identified in earlier studies with those that are currently extant. Consultant will work with the ABG web developer to post the database on the ABGA website. Project is funded by the CT State Historic Preservation Office of the Dept of Economic and Community Development. To receive the full project description, contact Mary Donohue, Grant House Heritage Services, at marydonohue@comcast.net 

RFQ’s are due on February 21, 2021.

Waterfront & Group Tour Coordinator

Thames River Heritage Park

Immediate Opening for a Part-Time Waterfront & Group Tour Coordinator. The Thames River Heritage Park (TRHP) is looking for a talented individual who can handle a variety of responsibilities throughout the year and who will have a visible role in our growing non-profit organization. TRHP is a collection of national and historic sites in Groton and New London, CT, linked by water which capture the history and culture of life along the Thames River. It’s a new kind of state park — one without boundaries. In this part-time position you will be on the front lines of our water taxi and boat tour operation promoting and coordinating boat and land tours Memorial Day Weekend through mid-September and growing our tour business in the off season.


In Season (May through September)

Coordinate all group, boat and walking tours. 
Liaison with boat operator, tour groups, historic partner sites and tour guides on the day of tours. Make sure tours run smoothly and troubleshoot any logistical issues that may arise with schedules. Coordinate with TRHP Communications Coordinator for all online and point-of-sale ticket sales, refunds, reconciliations and cancellations, and respond to customer inquiries. Schedule and oversee volunteer docents for land and boat tours. Make sure boat operator has TRHP materials on boats. Provide boat operator with any weekly sponsorship or other signage changes and instructions. Oversee the distribution, collection and safety of all patron individual listening devices for all tours. Coordinate with Communications Coordinator for social media promotions of park events.

Off Season (October through April)
Build our group tour business by identifying and selling prospects, building relationship with tour operators and other tour groups and maintaining relationships with group leaders. You will: 
Assist in creating tour materials and send to groups throughout New England/NY/NJ. Follow up on materials sent. Locate, connect and build relationships with tour operators. Build database of groups/operators for tours. Send information to and follow up with area businesses and organizations for group tours, water taxi rides and boat charters. Schedule tours, get deposits, get contracts signed, coordinate payments with treasurer, liaison with the group leaders, schedule tours at historic sites and coordinate and schedule TRHP tour guides and boat operator. Maintain all tour schedules. Coordinate with non-profit heritage and cultural partners for their tour/boat needs, as well as other initiatives. Coordinate and schedule TRHP Foundation Committee Meetings. Prepare and distribute meeting minutes as needed. Support Sponsorship, Membership, marketing efforts and the Park’s administrative needs.


You must have: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, some experience with boating and an interest in American history a plus. Good customer service skills.

The right candidate must be a self-starter, able to ride on the boats and have experience working with the public or preferably in tourism or travel trades. This position reports to the Executive Director and requires some weekend hours during the water taxi season.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumé to Executive Director Amy Perry at perryamy1@gmail.com 

Property Manager

Connecticut Landmarks

The Property Manager conducts and oversees regular and deferred maintenance and restoration projects at all of Connecticut Landmarks’ 11 historic properties and sites located across the state and promptly addresses site administrator needs and property preservation requests on time and within established budget. This position will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and restoration of historic buildings, facilities, equipment and fixtures including but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical and limited heating/air conditioning work. The candidate will also assist in the preparation of the annual restoration project budget.

Restoration and Maintenance

The Property Manager will provide for the care and security of CTL's historic sites by ensuring the proper maintenance of all systems related to each building including heating, plumbing, exteriors, grounds, and security. He/she will hire and supervise contractors and vendors as needed to complete snow plowing, trash removal and essential landscaping duties at each CTL site. Maintain an “on-call” status to properly manage property emergencies. The property manager will supervise the care and security of CTL’s historic properties, and the seasonal opening and closing of its buildings by conducting the work and/or managing contractors and/or site staff. He/she will develop and execute a regular maintenance schedule for each property including the seasonal opening and closure procedures for each site.

Required Skills and Experience

The Property Manager position requires the proper level of skills and training to properly assess an historic building’s special needs. Provide proper level of care, protection, and restoration associated with those needs using best practices in historic preservation and have familiarity with historic preservation rehabilitation standards, i.e. Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation and Connecticut State Preservation Office guidelines. The successful candidate will have good computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. The candidate must have the ability to safely and accurately complete required work, including lifting up to 50 pounds; climbing stairs and ladders, squatting, kneeling and bending regularly; standing for extended periods of time and be able to work in varying weather conditions. A valid CT driver’s license and the ability to drive to properties throughout the state is also required. Experience working at a historic site is highly desirable. The position is full-time with benefits. Salary range is $40-$50K depending upon experience.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Elaine Ingraham, Executive Assistant: elaine.ingraham@ctlandmarks.org

Building Maintenance

Mattatuck Museum

The Building Maintenance position will provide custodial and maintenance services at the Museum; ensuring an attractive, sanitary and safe environment for students, staff and visitors; monitoring and maintaining systems; performing a facility cleaning operations; and assisting in preparing facilities for programmatic activities and events.

Full job description can be found at https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities.

Social Media Intern - 6 Week Paid Internship

Mattatuck Museum

The Mattatuck Museum seeks a Social Media Intern. The Social Media Intern will work with the marketing and education staff to boost engagement on all Museum social media platforms and to increase participation in Museum programs.

Full job description can be found at https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities.

Museum Director 

The New Britain Industrial Museum

The New Britain Industrial Museum seeks a Director whose primary focus will be museum development and fundraising. This focus will enable the Museum to relocate to a larger location that will accommodate the Museum’s extensive collection with sufficient space to fully tell the story of not only the products that were manufactured but also how they were manufactured and the time-line of product evolution. The Director will also work closely with the Fundraising and Membership committees to increase Museum operating and program income

The Museum seeks to hire the Director part-time [approx. 25 hours over 5 days weekly], with possibility of a full time position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

To Apply: The New Britain Industrial Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Please email resumes by January 7, 2021 to collections@nbindustrial.org, or mail Attn: Randall Judd at NBIM, 59 West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051. 

For more information see herhttps://nbindustrial.org/solicitation-for-museum-director/

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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