Employment Opportunities

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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.

While we try to keep this list current, please notice the posting date, and 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.

Connecticut Historical Society

Collections Assistant 

The Connecticut Historical Society is looking to add two individuals to its collections department team. The selected candidates will assist with a storage renovation project, as well as assist with the day - to - day operations of the department. These are one-year positions with a salary that starts in the low $30k's. The Connecticut Historical Society is a EEO/AA employer. 

To Apply:  Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 3, 2020. 
Interested candidates should see online for further application details.

Connecticut Landmarks

Site Administrator: Hempsted Houses, New London, CT

Connecticut Landmarks is seeking a Site Administrator  to oversee the Hempsted Houses in New London, CT. The landmark property tells the story of three great populations whose paths collided in early New London: the Native Americans who were here from the beginning, the Europeans who arrived in the 1600s, and the enslaved Africans who were brought to New London at the same time. Connecticut Landmarks seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial museum professional to take this exceptional site to its next level of growth. Reporting to CTL's Assistant Director for Operations, the Site Administrator's primary responsibilities are to  continue its community outreach and programmatic growth; contribute to grant proposals and reporting, hire, train and maintain a dedicated interpretive staff; and develop and execute new earned income opportunities that leverage the sites assets and lead that site to financial sustainability, increased relevance and audience growth. 

The Site Administrator will provide strategic leadership: hire and manage part-time, seasonal site staff; develop a corps of volunteers who will help direct and operate the site; expand the site's successful programs; work closely with CTL's Central Office staff on marketing, fundraising, special event and outreach activities; build productive relationships with staff, volunteers, businesses and community stakeholders locally and regionally: and be responsible for budget preparation, operations, programs, personnel and financial management, business development (including event rental growth), and audience growth. 

Connecticut Landmarks is looking for a self- starter with excellent time management and organizational skills; programmatic creativity; creative vision; financial acumen and enthusiasm; independent judgment; a collaborative work style; a can-do attitude and positive outlook; strong computer and customer service skills; and expertise in strengthening the site's funding model. Bachelor's degree preferred with at least 2-3 years of experience managing staff. This is a part-time, year-round position.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a letter describing your interest in the position and relevant skills and experience, a resume and three professional references to elaine.ingraham@ctlandmarks.org. See here for more information. 

Fairfield Museum and History Center

School Programs Manager 

The Fairfield Museum and History Center is seeking a part-time School Programs Manager to oversee the creative development and day-to-day management of the Fairfield Museum's PreK-12 student and youth programs, as well as professional development programs for educators. The School Programs Manager plans, implements and evaluates year-round youth programming that expands the Museum's outreach by building productive school and community partnerships that promote the Fairfield Museum as a dynamic regional center for arts and humanities education.  Applicants should bring creative energy, enthusiasm and good humor to their work, hold a Bachelors Degree in education, history, or a related field and have at least 3 years of relevant experience in teaching or museum education. Applicants should also clearly demonstrate their ability and experience with Prek-12 curriculum program development and teaching, implementing and interpreting program evaluations, developing digital educational resources, managing and inspiring a diverse team of staff, interns and volunteers, communicating verbally and in writing, managing budgets, and using Microsoft office.

This is a part-time 28 hour / week position requiring occasional evening and weekend hours. The position will require employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 7 hours in a day. Compensation is $30 / hour with vacation, 401k and other benefits.

To Apply: Please email a detailed resume and cover letter to search@fairfieldhs.org by December 31th, 2019. The Fairfield Museum is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information see here.

Pequot Library Association (Pequot Library) 

Public Programs Manager

Pequot Library Association (Pequot Library) is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic nonprofit arts professional to develop a wide variety of interpretive programs for all ages that are inspired by the rotating schedule of visual art and Special Collections exhibitions, Children’s Library initiatives, and innovative public library multidisciplinary learning opportunities.

Major Responsibilities

Adult programs:

·         Manage a robust schedule of programs involving artists, authors, musicians, performers and other vendors in the form of gallery talks, panel discussions, symposia, music concerts, theatrical performances, dance, book discussions/signings, and other related programming.

·         Collaborate with the Library’s longstanding Meet the Author volunteer committee and community partner, Music for Youth as well as other similar community groups. 

·         Work closely with colleagues to curate a changing schedule of innovative, high-caliber learning experiences for a diverse audience, including film series, day art /history trips, scholarly presentations, hands-on art-making and writing workshops, inter-generational learning opportunities, life-long learning opportunities for older adults, and other experiential opportunities inspired by the Library’s collections and exhibitions.

Children/family programs:

·         Working closely with the Children’s Librarian, support the Library’s annual family and community events including the Fourth of July Bike Parade, Holiday Caroling Party, Miss Susan’s Campout, Halloween Pet Parade, and others. 

PreK-12 schools/educators:

·         Working closely with the Children’s Librarian and Education Coordinator, this position develops and implements a robust schedule of preK-12 schools after-school, summer, and break programs throughout the year, including the annual Fairfield Public Schools student art exhibitions and the Books for Teachers program. 

·         Manage the Library’s community outreach with school administrators, educators, and peer organizations throughout the area, including developing educator workshops and trainings. 

·         Working closely with the Education Coordinator and Special Collections Librarian, train and mentor volunteer docents and contracted educators. 

·         Contribute to development of exhibition related support/interpretive resources like gallery guides and educator pre-visit materials. 

·         Support Special Collections exhibition development, as needed. 


·         Develop and manage all speaker/performer contracts.

·         Work closely with Marketing and Communications Manager on writing related press releases and program descriptions and the design of invitations and related collateral. 

·         Evaluate public programs and build awareness and participation, being aware of community needs and interests. 

·         Draft youth and adult program related grant/fundraising proposals and contribute to the Library’s overall social media presence. 

·         Manage the Library’s high school and college student internship program.

·         Manage the Library’s public program registration.

·         Develop and manage the public programs, including school programs, annual project budgets. 

·         Assist with identifying funding sources and manage grant applications and reports for all public programs. 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Education, a Humanities subject, or a related field with at least five years of professional experience working in a public, private, or university library, nonprofit arts and/or culture organization, private/public school, an art museum/historical society, or similar setting. 

·         Proven track record of developing innovative public programs for all ages related to a wide variety of humanities fields and current events. 

·         Excellent verbal and writing communication skills for a variety of audiences and ages, including the ability to deliver engaging public speeches and presentations. 

·         Able to thrive in a faced-paced environment that supports teamwork and collaboration among library staff, volunteers, and high school/college interns.

·         Prior supervision of professional staff and volunteer management.

To Apply: Please see online for more details.  Application deadline is January 17, 2020.

The Noah Webster House

Museum Educators

The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society is seeking part time Museum Educators, who will provide accurate programs through hands-on experiences for schools, scouts, and other groups in period clothing both on- and off-site. The museum serves approximately 7,000 students of varying ages and grades annually. Teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. They are looking for a candidate who is friendly with interest or experience in history or museums. The position has an hourly rate of $11.00 per scheduled hour, and travel reimbursement for distance traveled.

To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter to Beth Sweeney, Education Department Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 277 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107. Fax: (860) 521-4036. Email: Education@noahwebsterhouse.org. Visit their website for more information at www.NoahWebsterHouse.org.

Windsor Historical Society

Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Windsor Historical Society (the Society) is seeking a new executive director to lead an organization that has brought the rich and evolving history of Windsor to life for the community and its visitors for nearly 100 years.   The next executive director will be a dynamic leader and enthusiastic fundraiser who can build on the Society’s many strengths to grow it to the next level of its important mission.

The mission of the Society is to inspire public awareness and appreciation of the diverse people, places, and events that contribute to Windsor’s evolving history.   Its extensive museum campus, which includes two historic homes, exhibit galleries, a research and genealogy library, and a museum shop, is a centerpiece of Windsor’s historic district. 

The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will inherit a tremendous opportunity to further leverage the Society’s many strengths to take its innovative programming to a new level, broaden its reach, and engage more diverse segments of the community in learning about the rich history of Windsor.   She / he / they will be passionate about history, will possess an understanding of historical museum management, and will be dedicated to Windsor and its rich historical heritage.  The ideal candidate will bring high emotional intelligence and excellent communication and public speaking skills, will be a relationship builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people, and will be astute at building strategic partnerships. 

Applications are open until the position is filled.  For the complete position profile and guidelines please visit the application page.

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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