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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 Laurie Lamarre, at director@clho.org.

















Part-Time Curator, The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society, Windsor, CT

The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society (CVTHS) and the Town of Windsor are seeking an energetic and experienced Curator for a 19-hour-a-week position at the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum (CVTM) located in Northwest Park in Windsor, CT. The successful candidate must be able to work part-time from the first week of March until early December each year. The salary is $17.50 an hour for 41 weeks per year. The museum is closed during the winter.

CVTHS is a nonprofit organization that has partnered for over 25 years with the Town of Windsor to operate a museum to provide visitors and the greater Hartford community the opportunity to experience the agricultural, economic and cultural history of the cigar tobacco world in the Connecticut River Valley and to educate future generations. Northwest Park is a 473-acre municipal park which includes a nature center, walking trails, barn with heritage breed livestock, and 12 miles of hiking trails.

The museum Curator will work under the direction of the Board of Directors of the CVTHS and in collaboration with Northwest Park staff. The Curator crafts and implements regularly scheduled exhibits for the community and visitors. As part of a small museum, the Curator is responsible for the supervision of its day-to-day operations, management and oversight of its collection and property, and holds overall responsibility for the organization’s events and programs. The Curator will implement new strategies to help the museum open its story and scope beyond tobacco, to agriculture within the Connecticut River Valley.

Qualifications: Enthusiastic self-starter, two or more years’ experience in museum curatorship, computer skills (Word, Power Point, Excel, Publisher, basic website maintenance,) familiarity with museum education best practices. The Curator will be responsible for the development, organization, research, design, production, installation, and maintenance of exhibitions and other interpretive projects. Fundraising abilities and some experience with membership building preferred.

To apply, visit townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/ and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application. Submission is due by February 5, 2018. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

Posted 1/5/18 - Expires 2/5/18

Assistant Visitor Services Manager, Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut

Responsible for overseeing the visitor experience at the Fairfield Museum, including reception, answering phones, assisting visitors and assisting with Museum Shop sales. 

Part Time, hourly Function: Saturdays or Sundays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and some weekdays as needed. Reports directly to Visitor Services Manager. Please email a cover letter, resume detailing work experience and three references to: info@fairfieldhs.org. Please put “Assistant Visitor Services Search” in the subject line of your email. EOE. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please click here to read the full job posting, qualifications, and application instructions.

Posted 1/5/18 - Rolling applications

Events Assistant, Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut

Responsible for assisting with and supervising special events at the Burr Mansion and Fairfield Museum, including overseeing caterers and facilities use and ensuring the overall smooth operation and safety of event activities.

Flexible daytime, evening and weekend hours. Part Time, hourly. $20/ hour. Reports directly to Burr Mansion Manager or Visitor Services Manager. Please email a cover letter, resume detailing work experience and three references to: info@fairfieldhs.org. Please put “Event Assistant Search” in the subject line of your email. EOE. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please click here to read the full job posting, qualifications, and application instructions.

Posted 1/5/18 - Rolling applications

Museum Director, New Britain Industrial Museum, New Britain, Connecticut

The New Britain Industrial Museum [“Museum”] seeks a Director whose primary focus will be museum development and fundraising governed by the museum's board. The Director's responsibilities will include expanding educational activities, community outreach and strategic alliances. The Director will also work closely with the Fundraising and Membership committees to increase Museum operating and program income. 

Summary of Responsibilities: 1. Participates in fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors. 2. Works with the Board to implement the strategic plan and initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum to increase local, statewide, and national awareness and prominence. 3. Directs the Museum's operations, to include development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, and vendors. 4. Serves as spokesperson and advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support. 5. Assists the Board in the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives. 6. Oversees the collections and facilities manager, a volunteer position. The director will be expected to develop a working knowledge of the collection. 

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. The New Britain Industrial Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Please click here to read the full job posting, qualifications, and application instructions.

Posted 1/5/18 - Expires 1/26/18

Executive Director, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, Connecticut

The Stanley-Whitman House, a National Historic Landmark and Living History Center, seeks a creative, experienced, and organized professional Executive Director to provide it with dynamic leadership and oversight. The Executive Director will oversee and manage the strategic plan, mission delivery, and daily operations of the Stanley-Whitman House. Responsibilities will include managing five part-time staff and 60 volunteers; assuring that institutional policies and procedures as well as professional, ethical and legal standards are met; furthering the preservation of the historic house, collections and archives; coordinating the maintenance and safety of the facility; managing programmatic, educational and marketing initiatives; and leading fund development efforts to ensure the fiscal health of the institution.

The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, a proven ability to build relationships, and a strong desire to work in a demanding non-profit museum and education environment. Previous experience in staff supervision, collection management, use of technology, and prioritizing projects are also important. The ideal candidate should be able to rapidly identify and address critical issues, respond to new opportunities, and prepare and present effective written and oral reports to donors and constituents. Strong leadership and interpersonal and customer service skills are critical to work effectively with a variety of constituents, including the Board of Directors, staff, community members, town officials, and neighbors. The salary is commensurate with experience; starting range is $35,000 - $45,000.

To learn more about the Stanley-Whitman House, please visit our website at www.stanleywhitman.org

Full announcement and application instructions here.



















































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

Email: info@clho.org

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