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Connecticut Landmarks seeks a Rental Associate to coordinate a wide range of rental events (including weddings, social, corporate, and community events) and non-rental events specific to the organization. The organization owns and operates twelve historic sites, spanning four centuries of Connecticut history. While Connecticut Landmarks’ primary focus is sharing history at our recognized historic houses museums, several key sites also serve as unique event venues where we provide superb customer service. The Rental Associate coordinates a wide range of rental events, including weddings; social, corporate, and community events; and non-rental events specific to the organization. As a self-supporting non-profit, rentals of our historic properties help keep Connecticut Landmarks open and available to the public to enjoy. Site rentals are available at the Nathan Hale Homestead, the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, and the Butler-McCook House & Garden. This position reports directly to the Executive Director with support from the Deputy Director and Site Administrators.
Examples of work duties include representing the organization during sales and contracting meetings with clients; coordinating events from contracting to implementation; overseeing a variety of administrative functions to support contracts, permits, and agreements; maintaining detailed records; working with site staff to ensure appropriate scheduling; and supporting the implementation of organizational special events. The position holder will be responsible for attending all events, ensuring the safety of our historic properties and collections, and supporting client satisfaction.
Applicants must be well organized, outgoing, and have a strong attention to detail. Experience in sales, marketing, hospitality, event management, or similar is required. Must have both writing and verbal communication skills with experience in database and event management. Applicants must have a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays – particularly between May and November. Travel between Hartford and Connecticut Landmarks’ historic sites will be necessary, and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to properties throughout the state. Candidates with a comparable combination of education and experience are welcome to apply.
The position is permanent part-time, not to exceed 1040 hours a year, with most of those hours between May and November. The compensation is $19/hour with travel reimbursement and a flexible work environment.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Aaron Marcavitch, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Rental Associate.” Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2023.
Connecticut Landmarks seeks a Development Associate to support the operation of our customer relationship system and ticketing program (Blackbaud Altru), manage a variety of membership and organizational mailings, and administer a small number of weekly office tasks. Connecticut Landmarks owns and operates twelve historic sites, spanning four centuries of Connecticut history. As part of this work, the organization has a small, but growing membership and donor base. The Development Associate will report to the Marketing & Communications Manager, but will also take direction from the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and senior managers as needed.
Applicants must have experience with databases, particularly customer relationship systems, donor databases, ticketing databases, and membership databases (i.e., Blackbaud Altru, Raiser’s Edge, Tessitura). They must be proficient in Microsoft applications, including SharePoint, with an ability to train and support others. Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They must have good judgement and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong organizational and planning skills are critical. Experience with non-profits, especially a history site or museum, is particularly welcome.
The position is permanent part-time, not to exceed 1040 hours a year. The compensation is $19/hour with travel reimbursement and a flexible work environment.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Aileen Bastos, Marketing & Communications Manager at email@example.com with the subject line: “Development Associate.” Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2023.
Connecticut Landmarks seeks an Assistant Site Administrator to support the Site Administrator with the seasonal operations of the Nathan Hale Homestead. The Assistant Site Administrator, in collaboration with the Site Administrator, helps plan and deliver a broad range of creative programs, events, and exhibits that advance Connecticut Landmarks’ mission and brand, expand community partnerships, and encourage deeper engagement with diverse audiences. The Assistant Site Administrator will also assume responsibility for the overall management of the site in the absence of the site administrator. Assistant Site Administrators work closely with site staff on promoting and selling memberships, leading tours, executing events and programs, and helping to manage the site’s gift shop. The Assistant Site Administrator will play a key role in using and training staff on Blackbaud Altru, CTL’s ticketing, membership, and fundraising database software. The Assistant Site Administrator is a valued advocate for the site and the organization. As such, the Assistant Site Administrator is expected to maintain professionalism and decorum while fostering an open and enthusiastic environment for visitors and staff.
Applications must have three years of experience in public tours and public speaking, demonstrated organization skills, ability to multi-task, and be a strong team player. Applicants should possess a knowledge of museums, historic preservation, museum interpretation, collections care, social media, and marketing. Applicants are strongly preferred to have strong proficiency with Microsoft products (including SharePoint) as well as the Blackbaud Altru database/ticketing system. Bachelor's degree in fields such as museum studies, history, historic preservation, public history, or similar desired. Candidates with a comparable combination of education and experience are welcome to apply.
The position is permanent part-time, not to exceed 1040 hours a year, with most of those hours between May and November. The compensation is $18/hour and includes travel reimbursement and a flexible work environment.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Robert Brock, Deputy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Assistant Site Administrator.” Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2023.
Connecticut Landmarks owns and operates twelve historic sites, spanning four centuries of Connecticut history. The Preservation Manager manages and conducts regular maintenance and restoration projects at all historic properties. They address Site Administrator needs and property preservation requests promptly and within an established budget. The primary focus of this role is to oversee contractors and consultants to manage the restoration of properties and grounds. This position will also perform some semi-skilled and skilled work in the critical maintenance, repair, and restoration of historic buildings, landscapes, equipment, and fixtures. The Preservation Manager will also assist in the preparation of the annual restoration project budget, contribute specific information for state bond requests and grant applications, and have extensive interactions with government permitting contacts, construction contractors, and tradespeople.
Examples of position responsibilities include overseeing and managing the maintenance and restoration of historic buildings and landscapes; managing infrastructure and security; managing contractors; managing bidding and contracting; developing budgets; supporting grant and funding requests; and providing regular inspection records.
Preferred qualifications include at least five years of experience with historic building architecture, construction, historic preservation, and/or trades. An Associate’s degree in construction management or business is preferred. Applicants must possess strong project management skills with experience in assessing historic structures' safety and needs. Experience with building technologies, budgets, bid pricing, bidding, architectural plan reading, permitting, and contracts. Applicant should have some background with hand and power tools to perform critical, time-sensitive work. Must have familiarity, comfort with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), and possess a valid driver’s license. Position will require up to 75% travel throughout the state in personal vehicle.
The position is full-time with full medical and retirement benefits, plus travel reimbursement and a flexible work environment. Salary is $50,000/year.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Robert Brock, Deputy Director at email@example.com with the subject line: “Preservation Manager.” Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2023.
Meriden Historical Society
Position is part time, 20 hours per week.
Starting: As early as February 7, 2023
Pay: $20,800 – 26,000 per year (depending on experience).
Please send resume to both: MeridenHistoricalSociety@gmail.com and to Meriden Historical Society, P. O. Box 3005, Meriden, CT.
Connecticut Historical Society
Have you ever wondered what it’s like working in a museum? Are you a college student looking for a summer internship?
The Dangremond Museum Studies Internship at the Connecticut Historical Society is a 6-week summer internship designed to provide an immersive experience in a museum setting. Students will work closely with the museum’s Collections, Education, and Exhibitions Departments to complete multiple projects and gain valuable experience.
In addition, interns meet with staff from the Administration and Development Departments to learn about leadership, fundraising, and museum finance. Finally, field trips throughout the summer allow interns to visit other regional museums to meet staff and learn more about the field.
This internship takes place at the Connecticut Historical Society for six weeks from mid-July through mid-August. Interns will complete 144 hours (4 days/week; 9:30 am-4:30 pm with an unpaid lunch hour) and will receive a $2,160 total stipend, paid in two installments. The application period for summer 2023 is January 1-March 3, 2023.
More information and FAQs are found here: https://chs.org/job-internships/dangremond-museum-studies-internship/
Who is eligible: Students who are currently enrolled at a college or university and will have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by the beginning of the internship. First year students and those who have previously participated in this same internship at the CHS are not eligible.
How to apply: Eligible students can apply by submitting the following items:
Please send all inquiries and completed applications to the contact listed below. All application materials may be sent via email. Letters of recommendation can be sent by mail or email but must come directly from the person writing the letter to our HR office. Although not preferred, application materials may arrive separately.
Contact: Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources; One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105. firstname.lastname@example.org | (860) 236-5621 x244
Selection Process and Final Decision: All applications will be reviewed as received and selected applicants will be invited for an interview.
Connecticut Historical Society
Overview: The CA position supports the organization in several ways including assisting researchers and working collaboratively with colleagues in the Waterman Research Center, greeting visitors at the Welcome Desk and assisting in a variety of collection-related projects including collections inventorying, processing and care, and storage and gallery maintenance.
Responsibilities: Greeting, orienting, assisting, and monitoring visitors in the Research Center; assisting with scheduling and tracking research appointments; answering reference questions; retrieving collection items from stacks and collections storage for use by patrons. Cataloging and inventorying items across the CHS’s collection including manuscripts, books, graphics, printed material, and 3-D objects, entering data in collections management systems adhering to established standards and guidelines, ingesting catalog records into the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA), performing primary and secondary research on collection objects and related historical topics, scanning or photographing objects and properly tracking digital assets. Staff the Welcome Desk as needed.
Qualifications: B.A. in history, archives, or the humanities preferred; or related museum or library experience, experience with appropriate object and document handling; ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with a variety of audiences and to consistently project an engaging, friendly and professional demeanor to visitors and staff, in person, electronically, and on the telephone; proficiency with computers and ability to learn new software applications quickly; ability to work collaboratively and respectfully in a team-based environment.
Compensation & Benefits: $18-20 per hour, eligible for generous benefits.
Schedule: Full time, Tuesday thru Saturday, evening hours Thursdays. Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Dir. of HR, email@example.com, by Monday, 1/9/2023. We will review resumes as they are submitted.
For additional information, please visit the Connecticut Historical Society website.
New England Air Museum
Do you enjoy working with children and families? Are you looking for a fun and flexible part-time job? The New England Air Museum is seeking Public Programs Facilitators to join our Education Department. The Public Programs Team provides museum visitors with engaging, hands-on experiences including activity stations, open cockpit access in historic aircraft, interactive demonstrations, and tours. Public Programs Facilitators staff the museum's Flights of Family Fun programs on weekends and K-12 school vacations throughout the year, as well as support scout overnight events held each fall and spring. Additional duties include supporting the museum's summer camp, as well as evening events and rentals based on staff availability. Prior experience working with children is required, as is an interest in aerospace history or science. Some college coursework in Education, History, Science, or a related field is preferred. This is a part-time, non-exempt position that pays $15.00 per hour and requires at least two weekend shifts of availability per month. Additional availability on weekdays is also required during K-12 school vacation weeks, Monday holidays, and the months of June, July, and August. Standard working hours are 10:00am-3:00pm, with occasional evenings as scheduled in advance. Public Program Facilitators work an average of 24 hours per month during the academic year and up to 30 hours per week during school vacation weeks and summer months. This position is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. The New England Air Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Connecticut Historical Society
The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) seeks an experienced, energetic, and creative Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). The CAO will have the opportunity to shape the CHS’s strategic fundraising vision for the future. The successful candidate will partner with the Executive Director/CEO, senior staff leadership, and Board of Trustees to create, plan, and execute a comprehensive campaign including annual, capital, and endowment.
The successful candidate will have the demonstrated track record to lead, build, and manage a multi-faceted, comprehensive fundraising and marketing program in an environment where the prospective donor constituency is not immediately obvious. The CAO will strategically engage the Executive Director/CEO and Board of Trustees in public outreach and fundraising activities, providing meaningful engagement opportunities and effective support. S/he will be a creative and effective manager and implement policies and best practices to ensure greater staff collaboration and accountability. The ideal candidate will engage staff, Board of Trustees, and volunteers at all levels to create a robust fundraising culture and increase fundraising participation.
The CAO will report to the Executive Director/CEO and lead a team of five development, marketing, and communications professionals. The candidate will have accountability to the CHS’s Campaign Committee and serve on the Executive Leadership Team.
The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) has always worked to understand the past and encourage historic inquiry. Through permanent and groundbreaking temporary exhibitions such as Common Struggle, Individual Experience, An Exhibition about Mental Health, the CHS has always worked to ensure that Connecticut residents feel connected not only to the history and culture of Connecticut but, through a shared understanding of history, with each other. The public programming of the CHS serves school groups, families, teachers, curious life-long learning adults, researchers, and the State of Connecticut. The CHS is the only state historical organization that offers a folklife program, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program, to ensure the collection is an inclusive and true representation of the diversity of the state. The adoption of the state folklife program in 2015 resulted in bringing more than 60,000 objects, mostly photographic and video content, of the diverse cultural groups that are in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Historical Society is at an exciting moment in its history. As the organization prepares for its 200th Anniversary in 2025, the CHS 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 CHS 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 CHS anticipates launching a comprehensive fundraising campaign. In preparation for this anticipated campaign, the CHS has completed a campaign readiness assessment, an extensive development assessment, and wealth screen of its prospects. The CHS has also completed an institutional rebrand which will launch to the public in the first quarter of 2023.
Connecticut Historical Society has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at ConnHistoricalSociety@glfreeman.com.
The position closes on March 1, 2023 or until filled. Salary is negotiable based upon experience.
Stonington Historical Society
The Stonington Historical Society, founded in 1895, seeks an experienced development associate responsible for implementing a comprehensive development plan that includes data management, an annual appeal, membership recruitment and retention, programs, special events, donor stewardship, and ongoing capital campaigns.
Reporting to the Executive Director and working with staff members and a Development Committee, the Development Associate also manages external communications collaborating on social media posts, written press releases, website updates, and print materials. This position also:
Desired skills include computer literacy, experience with Little Green Light fundraising software and databases, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and demands in a collaborative setting. Interest in museums and American history and/or a background in marketing and communications is preferred, but not required. This is a full-time position with some evening and weekend hours required for programs and events.
Salary range depending on qualifications and experience: $40,000 - $45,000
This position is available immediately and is located in Stonington, CT. Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a current resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
LMMM is seeking a Sr. Museum Administrator to join a talented and small team. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be a part of a professional, hands-on museum team. Required to be highly organized, you will be managing staff, support operations, communications strategies and oversight to programs, as well as interface with the Board of Directors.
Salary commensurate with experience. Reports to the Executive Director.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut's Old State House
This paid internship provides an opportunity to contribute to a stronger foundation, higher profile, and greater impact for the Connecticut Freedom Trail (CFT). The intern will work with the CFT Outreach Director, history groups, scholars, and community experts to develop a statewide narrative that connects sites along the Trail, reveals the history of interactions among all Connecticans, and contributes to an understanding of Connecticut’s full and inclusive history. The CFT Intern will research and create an inventory of relevant resources, scholarship, sites, historical events, and people related to Freedom Trail themes and stories. In addition to informing the statewide narrative, these tools will form the backbone of a new “clearing house” website geared to sites, educators, and the public; a new brochure; and educational programs. Successful candidates will be enrolled in an advanced degree program in the museum, library, or relevant humanities fields and demonstrate: an interest in and knowledge of Connecticut’s complex history; strong historical research, organizational, and presentation skills; the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet project deadlines; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong analytical and quantitative skills; and demonstrated expertise using Excel, MS Office, Google, and Zoom.
The goal is for the Intern to begin work in May 2022 and end by June 2023. The internship is grant funded with a fixed budget of $15 per hour for 385 hours of work. Requires ability to travel in-state for research as required; mileage reimbursed. Qualified applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged due to the pace of the search. Apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com with subject line: “Freedom Trail Internship.”
The CT Democracy Center is committed to fostering equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. For more details please see: www.ctdemocracycenter.org
The Keeler Tavern Museum
Open until filled. Anticipated start date in May.
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is seeking a Museum Interpreter to ensure a welcoming and engaging environment for visitors by facilitating tours of the historic tavern and grounds, and by supporting museum activities, programs, and events. The Museum Interpreter builds community by sharing KTM&HC site history and former resident stories through storytelling, dialogue, and inquiry; connects local and national history and make connections between past and present; delivers multiple tours daily of the historic tavern museum; and staffs the front desk, providing visitor services support on a daily basis. Qualified candidates have excellent interpersonal, communication, and storytelling skills; enthusiasm for working with audiences of all ages; ability to work as a team player; a love of learning; and strong time management skills and flexibility. Prior historical knowledge and museum experience is a plus. Weekend availability required; part-time staff position averages 10-20 hours per week. Starting hourly rate: $15.
View the complete job ad here.
To apply, email a letter of interest and résumé to Executive Director Hildegard Grob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Wood Memorial Library & Museum
The Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum is seeking animated and enthusiastic volunteer docents. The primary subject currently is Connecticut Native American Heritage, but other opportunities include general central Connecticut history, Architecture, New England Horticulture and General Museum Studies. Ideal applicants will have a BA degree in a related subject area or prior teaching or docent experience. College and graduate students are also welcome. Clear, welcoming and friendly communication skills are a basic requirement. Training is available and ongoing training in select subject area(s) is required. Docents will be personable, outgoing, enthusiastic and comfortable teaching all ages and abilities in an interactive and immersive manner. Saturday afternoon shifts run 3-4 hours, and in the fall additional opportunities during weekdays will likely be available as well. Must be willing to work outdoors.
Along with your resume, please send a personal statement relating why you’d like to become a Wood docent, along with the skills and experiences you bring to the position. Please send your materials to The Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum, PO Box 131, 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074, Attn: Liz Glaviano or email: email@example.com. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will remain on file for one year.