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Simsbury Historical Society

The Simsbury Historical Society (SHS) is seeking a self-driven and highly capable part-time Executive Director

to help develop and lead our organization’s events leading to American’s 250 th Anniversary in 2026. The

successful candidate must also possess strong communication, leadership, planning and organizational skills.

The Executive Director will work with the SHS President and Board of the Directors to implement strategies

that support and enhance all related operations, and to help lead our team of 2 part-time staff and many

dedicated volunteers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a strong, existing 112-

year old organization that includes 16 historic and modern buildings and structures located on 2 acres in the

heart of an historic and charming New England town. If successful, the position may continue after 2026.

Executive Director Job Responsibilities will include:

 Plan, organize and direct SHS’s operations, events and programs, especially as they relate to the


 Work with the Board to establish business goals

 Oversee daily operations leading up to the semiquincentennial

 Promote awareness of all upcoming events

 Publicize the anniversary and fundraising by attending meetings of local community groups (e.g. Board

of Selectmen, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary) and taping shows for local community access television

 Maintain and enhance relations with the Simsbury community, internal stakeholders and staff

 Identify and lead fundraising and grant writing activities related to the national 250 th anniversary


 Plan and lead SHS volunteer activities

 Direct operational budgets and maintain sound financial practices

 Develop a program budget for the anniversary celebration

 Be available on-site at least 12 hours per week (Thursday-Sunday)

 Guide management of SHS’s substantial assets and properties

 Oversee and report on progress and results to the Board each month

The Successful Candidate will have these Skills and Qualifications:

 5 or more years experience in development, nonprofit management and/or organizing volunteers,

preferably in a museum or heritage setting

 5 or more years of experience leading, encouraging and organizing volunteers

 Experience cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with community leaders and key stakeholders

 Proven fundraising and/or grant writing experience

 Budget management experience

 Proven ability to self-start

 Collaborative team player

 A relevant bachelor’s degree

 Strong interest in history

Work Hours, Salary and Benefits:

 This will be a flexible, part-time position at 20 hours a week

 The salary will be in the $30,000 to $45,000 range

 Benefits will include one week of paid vacation, five paid sick leave days, and 12 paid state holidays

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, resume, and list of references via electronic mail to The Simsbury Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Expires May 3, 2024.

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

Major Gifts Officer 

Position Description: The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of 100-150 donors with the potential to make four-through-six figure gifts to support the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History (formerly the Connecticut Historical Society) as the organization anticipates a potential capital campaign. 

About Connecticut Museum of Culture and History and its opportunities:

The Connecticut Museum is at an exciting moment in its history. As the organization prepares for its 200th Anniversary in 2025, the Connecticut Museum is committed to a five-year strategic plan to enhance its impact by elevating work with diverse communities across the state to develop engaging programs, events, and exhibitions. The Connecticut Museum is in discussions with the State of Connecticut regarding a potential public-private capital project which is currently in its early stages of conception. In support of this capital project, the Connecticut Museum anticipates launching a comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2024. In preparation for this anticipated campaign, the Connecticut Museum has completed a campaign readiness assessment, an extensive development assessment, and wealth screen of its prospects. The Connecticut Museum completed an institutional rebrand which launched to the public in June 2023. 


  • Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to design a major gift strategy aimed at increasing the overall dollars raised, and deepening our relationships with the Connecticut Museum’s most committed supporters

  • Develop and grow the Connecticut Museum’s donor base and pipeline of individuals capable of making four-through-six figure gifts 

  • Collaborate with the Connecticut Museum colleagues and leaders to achieve organization fundraising goals

  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of 100-150 active prospects, including:

  • Identify, research, and qualify leads and donors in close consultation with the Manager of Development Services

  • Create individual goals that match organizational needs to the passions, interests, and capacity of each individual prospect; set and achieve annual portfolio goals 

  • Create a meaningful cultivation and solicitation plan for each prospect; execute and modify as circumstances change

  • Work with the Connecticut Museum program staff to secure project information to create exciting investment opportunities for prospects (front-end) and report gift impact to donors (back-end)

  • Partner with the team to design and implement comprehensive, creative, and high-quality stewardship strategies that exceed donor expectations

  • Ensure the integrity of the database by maintaining up-to-date and accurate donor information and contact reports

  • Solicit four-figure annual fund gifts

  • Identify, Cultivate and Solicit corporate support for exhibitions and programs

  • Manage donor cultivation events including exhibition openings and small development gatherings 

  • Independently exercise ethical and sound judgement, and maintain the highest standards of donor privacy and confidence

Skills, Experience and Education Required:

  • Demonstrated success in major gift fundraising with a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience, preferably with capital campaign fundraising experience 

  • A deep understanding of the Connecticut philanthropic market and key leaders in the Arts and Culture sector 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to build relationships and inspire action from donors

  • Comfort with public speaking

For additional information

Please visit: 

$80,000 - $95,000 per year. 

Eligible for generous full time employee benefits including paid vacation and sick time, participation in employer-contributing 403b plan, and health, life and disability insurance.

Full time, Monday through Friday, mainly on-site in Hartford, CT with occasional remote work opportunities.

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,, by March 18, 2024. 

The Connecticut Museum is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and an appreciation for local history by

joining the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) team as a Museum Interpreter!

KTM&HC is a busy museum offering dialogue-based, interactive tours to the public four days a week, in addition to frequent specialized tours for school and adult groups. The Museum Interpreter is a key part of our team, creating engaging, accessible, and memorable experiences for visitors by delivering tours of our historic tavern museum for visitors of all ages and staffing the Visitor Center front desk. This is a part-time staff position for 32 hours per week, with required weekend hours. The starting hourly pay is Connecticut minimum wage, with opportunities for growth.

We’re looking to hire someone who loves learning and working with the public to help us make meaningful connections with our audiences. Robust training is provided and prior experience in museums and/or education, though a plus, is not required. To learn more about this position, head to our website at To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to Executive Director Hildegard Grob at We hope to hear from you!

About Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC), located on Main Street in Ridgefield, CT, tells the town’s—and nation’s—history through the stories of its past residents. The four-acre historic site features museum and outdoor walking tours, rotating exhibits, and access to the scenic grounds and gardens. Additional information, including updates about on-site and virtual programming and events, as well as rental availability of the Garden House, can be found at, @KeelerTavernMuseum on Facebook and Instagram, or by emailing For inquiries about school programs and digital learning experiences, please email For group tours, email

Museum Guide State of Connecticut, DECD

State of CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) seeks Museum Guides for one or more of the four museums they operate: Eric Sloane Museum (Kent), Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine (East Granby),  Prudence Crandall Museum (Canterbury), and the Henry Whitfield State Museum (Guilford). $15.69 - $17.00/hour. The application can be found here.

Position Details:

The museum guides will report to the staff person in charge of the site. This position allows for a minimum of 16 hours/week to a maximum of 37.5 hour/week and requires weekend work. Individual work schedules will be determined by the site supervisor. Some holiday work will be required. Training will begin in late April and the open season will run from May through October. 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Performing tasks associated with visitor services, including but not limited to site interpretation and group tours, retail services (including ticket sales, gift shop sales, refreshing and inventorying gift shop merchandise)
  • Social media and computer needs
  • Basic facilities maintenance
  • Seasonal workers will interact directly with visitors of all ages presenting information about the museums, answering questions, assisting with program presentation, doing basic site maintenance tasks, opening and closing the facilities, making rounds of the site for security purposes, answering telephones, handling gift shop operations and ticket sales, and working special events
  • Seasonal workers at Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine will sometimes be assigned duties that require comfort with underground tunnels, caves and low ceilings. Special duties may be assigned depending on the needs of the site, including assistance with moving collections, clearing/cleaning buildings/barns, and/or assistance with research and collection management. Work hours during specified workdays may vary depending on hours of operation and special event schedule. Remaining hours may roll over at the end of the season and schedules are to be determined with the site supervisor. 
  • Seasonal workers must be able to traverse uneven terrain, three flights of stairs, and be comfortable outdoors in all types of weather; must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and remain standing for long periods of time.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

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Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at

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Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Hayley Newhouse, at

History Tour Guides


Histoury is looking for enthusiastic guides to lead weekend bus and walking tours. Tour themes, locations, and dates vary. Research and script notes are provided. Prep required. We are looking for guides to lead tours on an occasional or regular basis. Compensation for bus tours is $300, walking tours is $225.

Looking for great guides soon! Please call Georgette Blau at 917-847-0702.

Events Services Staff (PT)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield Historical Society seeks applicants for a part-time Event Services staff position to assist with rentals and historical society events at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. This is a part-time position with variable scheduled hours, mostly evenings and weekends. Hours range based on the needs of the business.

Duties include being present at rental and historical society events, providing customer service to rental clients, setting up and breaking down event tables and chairs, setting and disengaging alarm systems and opening and closing the building before and after events. It also requires basic familiarity with sound equipment. Training is provided. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Successful candidates must be trustworthy, reliable, mature and have excellent customer service skills. They should be welcoming and outgoing individuals who aren’t afraid to ask questions, have reliable attendance and an enthusiasm for working with visitors of all ages.

Compensation is $15 per hour.

Wethersfield Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for visitors, staff, and volunteers.

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and references to No calls or walk-ins, please.

For more information, visit the WHS website.

CT Landmarks

Museum Interpreters (Various Locations, $15/hour) - Recruiting for 2024 season

Connecticut Landmarks owns and operates twelve historic sites, spanning four centuries of Connecticut history. Museum Interpreters at Connecticut Landmarks lead interactive visitor tours, programs, events, and hands-on activities at the various historic sites owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks.  The historic sites include: Bellamy-Ferriday House, Bethlehem; Butler-McCook House, Hartford; Isham-Terry House, Hartford; Phelps-Hatheway House, Suffield; Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry; Hempsted Houses, New London; Palmer-Warner House, East Haddam.

Activities may include school field trips, adult and senior tours, scout programs, and virtual tours. Museum interpreters are advocates for the sites and the organization. As such, Museum Interpreters are expected to foster an open, welcoming, and enthusiastic environment for all visitors while always maintaining a high level of professionalism.  Museum interpreters also promote and sell CTL admission tickets, memberships, and merchandise using Altru, CTL’s ticketing and membership POS software. They assist with program set-up, clean-up, and preparing education materials.

Preferred qualifications include good (to superior) storytelling abilities; strong public speaking skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and a willingness to learn Altru, a point of sale system. Applicants should be enthusiastic, friendly, flexible, courteous disposition; demonstrate interest in history; an additional interest in architecture, gardening, cooking, arts/crafts, landscape history, historic houses, domestic spaces or a related topic is a plus. Additionally, applicants should have an interest in working with audiences of all ages; ability to listen to the visitor, learn about their interests and respond accordingly. They must be open to new ideas and able to work independently as well as with others and take direction with a sense of responsibility and appreciation for a historic site. This position requires the holder to be professional and punctual with solid time-management skills and an ability to work weekends and to commit at least a minimum number of hours to the site. Previous museum or historic sites experience a plus.

This part-time position is seasonal and runs primarily from the beginning of May through the end of October. The number of hours varies depending upon each site’s scheduling needs but will be approximately 10-12 hours per week. Weekend availability is required.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Robert Brock, Deputy Director at with the subject line: “Preservation Manager.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Visit the Connecticut Landmarks website for a full job description.

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

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