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Museum Registrar, New Milford Historical Society Museum, New Milford, CT

The New Milford Historical Society Museum was founded in 1915. Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret objects and information of historical merit pertaining to the backgrounds of individuals and their way of life and customs in the greater New Milford area. Our facilities include a two-floor gallery with an attached historic house, The Knapp House, c. 1770, and the attached Boardman Store, c. 1796 and Litchfield County’s first bank building, c. 1820. Off site, we have one building, the Hill and Plain one-room schoolhouse, c. 1820.

We are seeking an experienced, part-time registrar to begin work immediately (16 hours including Saturday and attendance at monthly board of trustee meetings). Under the direction of the curator, the registrar will be responsible for managing and maintaining object records (both paper and digital) in the museum’s collection.  This includes basic cataloguing, data entry in the collections management database (PastPerfect), creation of digital images, and creation and execution of gift forms and temporary loan forms (for temporary exhibits).  This is a hands-on position in a collaborative work environment.  Additional responsibilities include: routine museum and general office duties, providing tours to the public, research requests, and assistance with exhibit installations.

Ideal candidate would have two years of prior museum experience and a thorough knowledge of current registration principals and practice and collection care. Other requirements include: good interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Being able to work as a team player and with volunteers and board members is a must! Experience working with a collection management database  (PastPerfect) and proficiency with MS Office suite is also required. Knowledge of local history would be a plus.

Candidates must have a BA in history, art history or museum studies, or relevant combination of education and experience.

To apply: Please e-mail cover letter, 3 references and resume to nmhistorical@gmail.com with Registrar Position in the memo or send to PO Box 359, New Milford, CT 06776.

Posted 5/5/17

Associate Educator / Site Supervisor, Fairfield Museum

In early summer of 2017 new hands-on exhibitions will open in three historic buildings – the Victorian Cottage, Victorian Barn (1888) and Sun Tavern (c.1780) – on the Museum Commons, behind the Fairfield Museum on Fairfield’s Town Green. The Associate Educator / Site Supervisor will oversee public access and use of those properties, including site maintenance, opening/closing exhibitions, and teaching educational activities for adults, children and families. The public hours will be Friday – Sunday from 10am – 2pm from June 3 – September 3, 2017. The Associate Educator will represent the Fairfield Museum to the general public, promoting the exhibitions, facilitating learning activities, and supporting the Fairfield Museum’s mission to make history personal and meaningful. For a full description, click here >>.

The position will begin on June 1. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references by Friday, May 5, 2017 to Christine Jewell, Director of Education, Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or email to education@fairfieldhs.org. No phone calls please. EOE.

Posted 4/7/17

Site administrator, Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem, CT

Owned & operated by Connecticut Landmarks – Connecticut’s largest statewide heritage organization – & situated on 10 acres adjacent to the 80-acre Bethlehem Land Trust property, the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, home of Great-Awakening Preacher Joseph Bellamy & philanthropist & social activist Caroline Ferriday, features the Bellamy-Ferriday house & barns, a noteworthy plant & tree collection & the Ferriday’s formal parterre garden. Connecticut Landmarks seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to take this exceptional site to its next level of growth. Reporting to CTL’s Executive Director, the Site Administrator will develop & execute new programs, events and earned income opportunities to leverage the site’s assets leading to financial sustainability, increased relevance & audience growth. The Site Administrator will hire & manage seasonal staff; develop & implement adult, youth & school programs; work closely with CTL’s Central Office on marketing, fundraising, special event & outreach activities; build productive relationships with staff, volunteers, businesses & community stakeholders locally & regionally; & be responsible for budget preparation, site operations, programs, personnel & financial management, business development & audience growth.  Looking for self-starter with museum experience, excellent time management & organizational skills, financial acumen, independent judgment, creativity, collaborative working style, positive outlook, can-do attitude & strong computer & customer service skills. Average of 20-30 hours/week May-Oct.; 10-15 hours/week Nov.-April.  Qualified applicants, please submit letter describing your interest in the position & relevant skills & experience, a résumé & 3 professional references to kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org. Open until filled.

Posted 3/16/17

Connecticut Landmarks’ Phelps-Hathaway House in Suffield, CT – Museum Interpreters Wanted. Are you intrigued by local history? Do you enjoy sharing stories with others? Consider becoming a Museum Interpreter at the Phelps-Hathaway House, one of Connecticut Landmarks’ historic properties.  Museum Interpreters guide visitors through the House, teach about the time period, help run public programming, support site event rentals and assist with other activities to maintain the property under the guidance of the Site Administrator. 4-8 hours per week, May-Oct. with the option for additional hours as needed for special events, rentals and work at other CT Landmarks properties. Weekends required. Training begins in April. Strong candidates enjoy working with the public and particularly with children and school groups, like to meet and engage with new people, enjoy history, have exemplary customer service skills and are good storytellers.  Send resume and letter of interest to Kerri Zongol at 59 South Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06106 or kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org. Open until filled.

 Posted 3/15/17

Connecticut Landmarks’ Butler-McCook House & Garden & Isham-Terry House in Hartford, CT – Museum Interpreters Wanted. Are you intrigued by local history? Do you enjoy sharing stories with others? Consider becoming a Museum Interpreter at the Butler-McCook House & Garden & the Isham-Terry House in Hartford, two of Connecticut Landmarks’ historic properties.  Museum Interpreters guide visitors through the houses, teach about the time period, help run public programming, support site event rentals and assist with activities to maintain the properties as needed. 4-8 hours per week, May-Dec. with the option for additional hours as needed for special events, rentals and work at other CT Landmarks properties. Weekends required. Training begins in April. Strong candidates enjoy working with the public and particularly with children and school groups, like to meet and engage with new people, enjoy history, have exemplary customer service skills and are good storytellers.  Send resume and letter of interest to Kerri Zongol at 59 South Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06106 or kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org. Open until filled.

 Posted 3/15/17

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

   

 

  

 

 
 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

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Connecticut League of History Organizations

Central Connecticut State University

Department of History

1615 Stanley Street

New Britain, CT 06050

860-832-2674

Email: liz@clho.org

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