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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 https://www.madisonhistory.org/jobs-internships/ for additional details.
(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 CT.KidGovernor.org and the national Kid Governor® program at kidgovernor.org.
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.
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.
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 Claudia.email@example.com. No calls or walk-ins, please.
For more information, visit the WHS website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Preservation Manager.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.