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Executive Director - Madison Historical Society

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Madison Historical Society (MHS), supporting its mission, vision, and objectives.

Salary is up to $30,000/year, depending on qualifications and experience, for approximately 20 hours per week. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends; must be available to work in the administrative offices at Lee's Academy in Madison at least 3 days per week. Educational experience should include a bachelor’s degree.

Minimum requirements are strong written communication skills, a keen sense of time management and workflow, and the ability to work independently to complete tasks on time with strong attention to detail.

Additional desirable characteristics of a successful candidate: Experience in a museum or nonprofit organization, especially one with a focus on public education and engagement and on historic preservation; comfort in public speaking; ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies; an ability to self-manage multiple projects, deadlines, and shifting priorities; mastery of office productivity software (Microsoft/Google) and virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Google Meet). Experience managing social media and WordPress websites is a plus.

The ED works with the Development Committee of the Board to create effective communication and marketing strategies to increase public engagement and raise the profile of the MHS among Madison residents. The ED also works closely with the Public Engagement Manager, other staff, and board committee chairs to develop and help manage programs and events that further the mission of the organization. In this regard, background experiences in fundraising, grant writing, and in annual appeal and membership campaigns are a plus.

An additional responsibility is the development of appropriate projects for student interns and mentorship of those interns.

Attendance is required at all MHS events, year round, and at Board of Trustees' meetings in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The job site is primarily the historic Lee’s Academy at 14 Meetinghouse Lane on the Madison Town Green.

Please visit the MHS website at for additional details. 

Connecticut's Kid Governor State Coordinator 

(40 hours/week, full time, non-exempt)

Are you eager to empower Connecticut 5th graders through immersive civic learning experiences and to set them on a lifetime pathway of active citizenship and civic participation? Do you want to join a team that is committed to outstanding social studies education? Put yourself at the forefront of innovative civics programming in Connecticut as the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® State Coordinator at The Connecticut Democracy Center!

Kid Governor® empowers 5th graders to change the world. A ground-breaking approach to civics education, the program uses an authentic election for a state’s Kid Governor to teach students about state government, voting and elections, and civic participation. The student who is elected as Kid Governor serves a one-year term of leadership and advocacy, working to fulfill their campaign platform and inspiring 5th graders to make a difference in their communities. The Kid Governor® program was created by The Connecticut Democracy Center and now offers affiliate programs in Georgia, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Oregon with growing interest in other states. Learn more about the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® program at and the national Kid Governor® program at

The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, inspires people of all ages to engage in civic life and strengthen their communities. Our signature programs provide people with a lifetime pathway to active citizenship and the tools to take civic action in their own communities. CTDC manages the CT Network (CT-N) and programming at the historic Connecticut’s Old State House on behalf of the Connecticut General Assembly, and the Connecticut Freedom Trail on behalf of the Department of Economic Community Development. CTDC’s two award-winning and statewide educational programs, Kid Governor® and Connecticut History Day, are in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House. 

If you are passionate about inspiring students to make a difference and cultivating their lifelong civic skills, this position is a unique opportunity to impact thousands of Connecticut 5th graders. Working with a creative and dynamic team, you will be responsible for the success, growth, and smooth year-round operation of the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® program while collaborating to elevate all of The Connecticut Democracy Center’s civics programs. 


Reporting to the Director of Kid Governor®, the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® State Coordinator will create effective strategies for increasing program participation, elevating visibility, ensuring equity and access, and deepening student and educator engagement. The State Coordinator will build on the program’s growing popularity and impact by assuming leadership over program planning and operations, ensuring all cornerstone program components and events occur on time and with necessary adjustments, cultivating relationships with participants and key audiences, mentoring the sitting Kid Governor and their Cabinet, and developing innovative civics experiences.

Beyond the Connecticut program, the Coordinator will pilot ideas for use in other Kid Governor® states and support efforts to attract new state affiliates. A member of The Connecticut Democracy Center’s School Services Team, the Coordinator will work collaboratively to plan meaningful civic learning opportunities for Connecticut students and educators.

This non-exempt position requires 40 hours per week. The nature of the program and its variety of audiences require a flexible schedule including at least one Saturday each month, occasional evenings, overtime hours (particularly in October, November, and January), and some holidays.  Work will be based at the historic Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, with some travel to schools and events throughout the state.


  • Responsible for the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® program and ensuring its smooth and successful year-round operation.
  • Immediately assuming leadership over planning the upcoming Connecticut’s Kid Governor® election cycle and programmatic year.
  • Ensuring that cornerstone program components and events occur on time and with necessary adjustments: classroom Voting Kits, Statewide Election processes, Election Rally Bus Tour, public announcement of the elected 2024 Kid Governor, Inauguration Day, Meet the Candidates traveling exhibit, the Kid Governor’s and Cabinet Members’ public appearances, poster contest, statewide Library Circuit, and program evaluations.
  • Cultivating new and existing relationships with educators, principals, school district administrators, state and federal government officials, government and community partners, and Advisory Committee members will be central to this position.
  • Guiding, coaching, and mentoring the sitting Kid Governor and their Cabinet during their one-year term, ensuring that all platform components, speaking requests, monthly Cabinet meetings, and event commitments are met.
  • Ability to travel in-state and occasionally out of state, as required, with mileage and travel expenses reimbursed.
  • Adjusting some program content, materials, teaching techniques, and formats to serve Connecticut schools as they adapt to new State Social Studies Standards and adopt model curricula.
  • Maintaining and organizing program data and documentation for use in grant reports, monthly and annual organizational reports, newsletters, and on websites.
  • Managing program website and social media channels, ensuring timely and accurate updates/posts.
  • Assisting with creation and implementation of a plan to improve, deepen, and expand the Kid Governor® program, using feedback from formal evaluations to prioritize equity and access. The plan will lay the groundwork for program development nationwide.
  • Setting clear, actionable, and achievable goals for program participation, student lessons, and professional development for educators.
  • Working closely with marketing colleagues to elevate public awareness of the program.
  • Collaborating with development colleagues on fund development.
  • Piloting ideas for use in other Kid Governor® states and assisting in work to support and attract national affiliates.
  • Keeping informed of civics education news, trends, and best practices in Connecticut and nationwide.
  • Working with the School Services Team to ensure a variety of meaningful civic learning opportunities for Connecticut students and educators, including professional development for educators.


  • Educational experience should include a Bachelor’s degree and may include an advanced degree in education, public history, history, political science, or a related field. Other educational experiences and depth of knowledge may be considered as a substitute for a degree.
  • Experience working in a school classroom and engaging students in active learning. Teaching certification is desirable.
  • Commitment to creating equitable educational experiences, materials, and opportunities.
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with stakeholders, coworkers, audiences, and external vendors and working groups.
  • Networking with people of different ages, backgrounds, interests, perspectives, and levels of experience.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service to program participants, educators, judges, and parents.
  • Writing and speaking skills that deliver information, persuade, or inspire with concision and clarity.
  • Curiosity about challenges and trends in civics and civics education and the ability to research and share findings.
  • Ability to think and act strategically and assess potential challenges and opportunities.
  • Adept at creating tools and environments that empower kids through civics education, civic engagement, and leadership.
  • Ability to coach and mentor young children, support parents and educators on the Kid Governor® journey, and help everyone act as program ambassadors.
  • Organized with an ability to self-manage multiple projects, deadlines, and shifting priorities.
  • A demonstrated work ethic that includes: working collaboratively with a team; commitment to creative thinking and continuous improvement; open to constructive feedback; goal-oriented; flexible; commitment to delivering the highest-quality programming; willingness to work hard and occasionally put in long hours for the success of the program and team.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), and virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Google Meet).
  • Experience managing social media and WordPress websites preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Connecticut and occasionally out-of-state.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods and lift 30 pounds. Otherwise, there are no special physical requirements outside of those of a normal office setting.


  • Salary range: $40,000 – $45,000 depending on experience
  • Schedule and hours: 40/week. Must be able to work occasional evenings, at least one Saturday each month, overtime hours (particularly October-November and January), and some holidays.
  • Work will be based at the historic Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford with parking provided.
  • Excellent benefits package: 12 paid holidays, medical/hospital insurance, retirement savings plan with company contribution, and mileage/travel reimbursement for in-state and occasional out-of-state meetings and events.
  • Dynamic, creative, and customer service-oriented team committed to delivering equitable civics and social studies experiences for students and educators.
  • Well-connected team that collaborates with: the State Departments of Education, Economic and Community Development, and Children and Families; Office of the Secretary of the State; Connecticut Council for the Social Studies; CT Humanities; America 250 Commission; Connecticut State Library; Connecticut League of History Organizations; National History Day; CivXNow/iCivics; and numerous state and national partners.


  • Send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line: “CTKG State Coordinator”.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged due to the pace of the search.
  • CTDC is committed to fostering equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. For more details please visit
  • CTDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is proud to be a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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) - Recruting 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.

Museum Educator

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

Position Purpose

  • To provide educational experiences for students, scouts or other museum visitors by interpreting the daily lives of eighteenth-century Americans, the life of Noah Webster and the history of West Hartford.
  • To work as a team member with other staff and volunteers to ensure that the Noah Webster House meets its mission of providing the highest quality educational experiences to all visitors and preserving the material culture with which it is entrusted.
  • To accurately teach the stories and tell about the contributions of the diverse people who have made West Hartford their home.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides accurate programs for schools, scouts, birthday parties and other groups.
  • Provide direct and hands-on experience through interaction with students of varying ages and grades.
  • Completes set-up and clean-up for programs as scheduled.
  • Attends training sessions and other scheduled meetings.

While not required, other opportunities may include:

  • Teaching summer camp and workshops.
  • Providing tours for walk-in visitors or groups.
  • Assisting with public programs.
  • Occasional costumed interpretation.
  • Weekend and evening hours.


  • Teaching experience highly desirable.
  • Interest/experience in history and/or museums.
  • Friendly and energetic disposition.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $14 per hour.
  • Flexible hours. School programs tend to run weekday morning.
  • Paid training.
  • Free or reduced admission to Noah Webster House programs.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to the Education Department @

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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

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