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Museum Curator 2

Museum of Connecticut History

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), is currently accepting applications for the position of Museum Curator 2, within the Museum of Connecticut History, in Hartford, CT. The Museum of Connecticut History has been collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting objects related to Connecticut’s political, industrial, and military history since 1910. Permanent and changing exhibits trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation from the Colonial era to the present. 

As the expert on the museum’s collections, Museum Curator 2 is responsible for identifying objects appropriate for acquisition and maintaining loans with other museums. Museum Curator 2 will be a seasoned professional in the museum and history field who remains conversant on current best practices in the museum field, with particular attention paid to collections care, exhibits, and historical interpretation, and has an in-depth familiarity with the history and context of the collections. Additionally, Museum Curator2 will be responsible for:

  • Organization, storage, and preservation of the museum’s extensive collection of objects
  • Responding to inquiries about collections items in a timely, proficient, and courteous manner 
  • Conducting historical research 
  • Providing interpretive content 
  • Planning and implementing exhibits of museum collections
  • Maintaining the museum’s collections management database
  • Performing related duties as required

This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Salary range is $81,920* - $105,585/year (*new state employees to start at minimum). For more information and to apply (deadline is May 25, 2023), please visit the Museum Curator 2 - State of Connecticut job posting.

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.


Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield Historical Society is seeking a part-time bookkeeper who is experienced with nonprofit bookkeeping, Quickbooks accounting software, and accounting principles. This position is about 10 to 12 hours per week at $20 per hour. This is a flexible position; there is a preference for the Bookkeeper to be available approximately two days per week in the WHS offices in the Old Academy at 150 Main Street. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Bookkeeper’s main responsibility is to ensure the accuracy of the WHS books and produce financial reports as needed in order for WHSʼs senior management and board to fulfill their fiduciary oversight responsibilities. Ongoing duties include working with the Executive Director and Program Coordinator on accounts payable and accounts receivable, creating monthly financial statements and processing biweekly payroll and all monthly reconciliations. The Bookkeeper is responsible for ensuring all taxes are paid in a timely manner and that WHS is in compliance with all other government regulations and reporting. The bookkeeper also works with the Executive Director on the tracking of grant funds and financial reporting for grants, will be the main liaison with the WHS accounting firm on the annual audit, filing of tax returns and other required documents and assists with the financial aspects of occasional onsite and offsite fundraising events including the Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair, Witch of Blackbird Pond Ball, Taste of Wethersfield, and Old Wethersfield House Tour as needed.


The bookkeeper candidate should have an Associate's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience with a non-profit organization. Preferred candidate will have at least three years full-charge non-profit bookkeeping experience. The candidate must also possess a knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles, both standard and non-profit. The preferred candidate will have familiarity with required non-profit government filings and a good working knowledge of the QuickBooks accounting software package. The candidate should have strong communication skills and work collaboratively with WHS Management and staff.

How To Apply

Please send your resume, and a cover letter indicating your interest to with the subject header: WHS Bookkeeper.

For more information visit the WHS website. 

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.


P.T. Barnum Museum

The Barnum Museum seeks an experienced, creative and energetic individual with a passion for engaging the public with innovative mission-driven work, to serve as the Curator of its diverse collections of objects, archive, and digital resources. Above all, the candidate must demonstrate an enthusiasm for a non-traditional Museum environment, and desire an opportunity to become part of a team of innovative thinkers and creators. The Curator will be an instrumental member of the reenvisioning process and provide expertise associated with planning and development. This will include but not be limited to exhibition content development, research and planning, conservation management, all cataloging and tracking management, installation methods and protocols, and staff oversight. The Curator will play a key role in the transformation, and serve as the collections liaison to the Museum Design firm.

Qualifications: The position requires a self-motivated, organized, curious, creative problem-solver with excellent research, written, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to manage time and motivate people; and a facility for cross disciplinary thinking that embraces new media technologies. The candidate must have advanced knowledge of 19th century American and European history, material culture, and decorative arts, with advanced curatorial and registration experience.

Responsibilities: The Curator’s responsibilities encompass the care, management and interpretation of a large and diverse object and art collection, archive, and a high quality digital image resource collection. The Curator interfaces with the public by responding to inquiries, preparing and delivering presentations both in-person and on camera, and creating occasional custom tours of collections. As a senior representative of the Museum, the Curator will be engaged in various public programs, and will make presentations at relevant conferences. Curator will also be a key player in the development of new exhibitions for the reimagined Barnum Museum (currently underway), working with exhibition developer BRC Imagination Arts. 


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick days, most holidays)
  • Professional development opportunities

Terms: The Curator will work as part of a team consisting of Museum staff and digital specialists, with contributing designers, trades and vendors, and our network of contributing scholars and institutions. The Curator will work within the policies and procedures established by the Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc. Position: Curator Location: 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Salary Range: $50,000-$70,000 Hours Weekly: Full-time The Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc. is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected under state or federal law. This full-time, benefit-eligible position has an estimated starting salary range of $50,000-$70,000. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. 

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two work samples (e.g. writing and/or exhibition descriptions/collateral materials, recorded video or other web-based content, etc.) to: John Swing, Asst. Director - Barnum Museum – 203-331-1104 ext. 100 Job Posting: 3/15/2023 – 4/20/2023

This is only a brief overview; view a full job description. 

Museum Interpreter

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 their 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 part-time staff position averages 24-32 hours per week, with required weekend hours, and has a starting rate of $15 per hour.

KTMHC is looking to hire someone who loves learning and working with the public to help make meaningful connections with their 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 the KTMHC website. To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to Executive Director Hildegard Grob at KTMHC hopes to hear from you!

Assistant Director of Development

Connecticut River Museum

The Connecticut River Museum seeks an Assistant Director of Development to grow and sustain a robust fundraising operation. The Assistant Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, and other key stakeholders to cultivate and steward giving from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources and to ensure that development activities are deeply embedded within the mission, work, and culture of the museum. The Assistant Director should be excited to expand the current base of support as the Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary and seeks substantial new resources to grow its programming, operations, and campus.

The Assistant Director will be responsible for the daily management of the development functions of CRM. This position oversees coordination of all fundraising activities, appeals, solicitations and special events, oversight and management of donor records, and the departmental calendar.

With the Executive Director, the Assistant Director guides the fundraising efforts of the Museum, works closely across departments to achieve fund-raising goals, and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that increase, diversify, and sustain philanthropic support.

The Museum provides competitive compensation and benefits for all eligible employees. This is a full- time exempt position.

please email your resume and cover letter to Please include your last name and the title of the job in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For a full job description, please view the Connecticut River Museum website.

Membership and Special Events Manager

Connecticut River Museum

The Connecticut River Museum seeks a Manager of Membership and Special Events, who will be an integral member of the Museum’s development team. In collaboration with other Museum staff, this person will develop and implement donor engagement strategies for the Connecticut River Museum through membership campaigns, individual and institutional stewardship, and special events. The Manager will have an exciting opportunity to build a robust membership program from a stable base, working across museum departments. This person will also cultivate and manage outside rentals of the Museum facilities. In addition, the Manager will execute a variety of memorable special events and support a robust event schedule related to the celebration of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary in 2023-4. The Manager will also take on additional projects that help support the Museum’s current five-year strategic plan.

This position requires a detail-oriented, proactive, and dynamic individual who enjoys engaging with the public. An ideal candidate has strong communication and program management skills, excellent customer service, the ability to solve problems, and creativity. The position requires the ability to coordinate with vendors and representatives as well as support members and donors at all levels.

The Museum provides competitive compensation and benefits for all eligible employees. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please include your last name and the title of the job in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For a full job description, please view the Connecticut River Museum website.

Administrative Assistant & Board Liaison

Connecticut River Museum

The Connecticut River Museum seeks an Administrative Assistant & Board Liaison to serve as an office manager, to provide assistance to the Museum Director, and to support the Board of Trustees. This position organizes and executes a broad range of tasks in support of the overall mission of the Museum and plays a key role in ensuring the efficiency of museum operations. In addition to administrative functions, this position produces presentations and materials, prepares materials for Board Committees and Board meetings, and assists the ED with the management of department-wide initiatives and special projects, as assigned. A particular and critical function of this role is to serve as a point person for the Museum’s external accounting agency and to perform basic financial tasks. The Executive Assistant to the Museum Director reports directly to the Museum Director.

The Museum provides competitive compensation and benefits for all eligible employees. This is a full-time exempt position.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please include your last name and the title of the job in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For a full job description, please view the Connecticut River Museum website. 

Visitors Services Associate

Fairfield Museum

Level: Part time, 7-14 hours / week

9:30AM –4:30PM Saturdays and/or Sundays, plus occasional weekday and weekend evenings from 4:00PM - 10:00PM.

Function: Responsible for managing the visitor experience at the Fairfield Museum, including reception, answering phones, and assisting visitors, as well as routine administrative and clerical duties.


  • As primary reception staff, answer phones, greet visitors and provide informed, professional and courteous customer service.
  • Ensure that the Museum is well represented; maintain organized and tidy reception area, Museum Shop, staff kitchen and public areas.
  • Use Square automated point of sale system to process cash receipts for admissions, store sales and program reservations.
  • Gather and maintain email lists, update online calendars.
  • Assist with room preparations for facilities rentals.
  • Provide general administrative support as needed.

Job Requirements:

Applicants should bring energy, enthusiasm and good humor to their work and be able to demonstrate:

  • A professional, gracious, outgoing and helpful demeanor.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A high level of initiative, as well as personal and professional integrity.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage several simultaneous tasks in a demanding work environment.
  • Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, and Square Point of sale systems.
  • Possess a High School Diploma, college degree preferred.

This is a part-time position working regularly scheduled days 9:30 AM – 4:30PM Saturdays and/or Sundays. The position will require employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand, as well as operate basic office equipment. Compensation is $15 / hour.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work and educational experience to The Fairfield Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

CT History Day State Office Assistant

CT Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House

Job Type: Contract Consultant

Location: Hybrid – Connecticut’s Old State House, Hartford, CT and remote

Compensation: 900 hours @ $30 an hour= $27,000 annually

The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC) seeks a Connecticut History Day State Office Assistant to support the Director of Connecticut History Day and other contest staff in the coordination and management for the Connecticut affiliate of the National History Day academic competition.

Position Overview

The CT History Day State Office Assistant will work in conjunction and consultation with the Director of Connecticut History Day and the Executive Director of Connecticut’s Old State House to manage the ZFairs Contest registration system, assist students and teachers to register for the Regional Contests, conduct classroom workshops and assist in planning and executing Educator Workshops. The position will also work with State Coordinator to prepare materials for Contests, assist in management of Regional Contests and State Contest, create and manage program surveys, and other duties as needed.

Program Overview

An affiliate program of National History Day, Connecticut History Day (CHD) is a CTDC program in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House. CHD annually engages thousands of middle- and high-school students in historical research, interpretation, and creative expression through project-based learning. Support has been provided to CTDC through a CT Cultural Fund Grant from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the CGA. CHD is presented with support through a grant from the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. Program support is also received from the New Haven Museum and the Franklin Foundation. For more information, visit


In the first year, the new Office assistant will shadow the outgoing History Day Consultant to become familiar with CHD and the spring contests. During that time, the Office Assistant will learn the ZFairs Contest Management system, assist with preparing materials for the Contests, and will attend at least 3 Regional Contests to assist with running the contest. The Office assistant will assist with preparations for the State Contest and provide support throughout the State Contest on May 6th.

The Office Assistant will assume full responsibilities as the State Contest assist for the 2023-24 School year. Duties will entail: updating curriculum materials including the Student and Educator Handbook, going to classrooms across the State to lead educational workshops, managing CHD social media and the CHD website, updating the ZFairs Contest system, assisting students and teachers with registering for the Regional and State Contests, preparing materials for contests (including packets for judges, certificates for students, and materials for the judges room), supporting the State Coordinator in running each contest.


● 2-3 years teaching experience Creating successful lesson or program plans or contributing to curriculum development

● Experience with managing events

● Education must include a Bachelor’s degree and may include an advanced degree in education, public history, history, political science, or related field. Other educational experiences, significant experience and depth of knowledge may be considered as a substitute for a degree.

Familiarity and experience with CT History Day is a plus!


● Ability to network with people of different ages, backgrounds, interests, and levels of experience

● Ability to forge strong working relationships with stakeholders, coworkers, audiences, and external vendors and working groups

● Understanding the value and importance of creating equitable educational experiences, materials, and opportunities and the ability to act on that understanding

● Writing and speaking skills that deliver information, persuade, or inspire with concision and clarity

● Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Google suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), and virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Google Meet)

● Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled or required, including scheduled or unscheduled overtime.

● Ability to handle fast-paced and stressful situations , stand for extended periods, and lift 30 pounds. Otherwise, there are no special physical requirements outside of those of a normal office setting.

Please send a resume, cover letter to

Qualified applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis.

Early applications are encouraged due to the pace of the search.

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:

Connecticut Public Affairs Network, Inc. d/b/a The Connecticut Democracy Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is proud to be a Drug-Free Workplace.

For a full job description, please visit the CT Democracy Center's website.

Rental Associate (PT)

Connecticut Landmarks

Connecticut Landmarks seeks a Rental Associate to coordinate a wide range of rental events (including weddings, social, corporate, and community events) n. Site rentals are available at the Nathan Hale Homestead (Coventry, CT), the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden (Suffield, CT), and the Butler-McCook House & Garden (Hartford, CT). This position reports directly to the Executive Director with support from the Deputy Director and Site Administrators.

Examples of work duties includes:

  • representing the organization during sales and contracting meetings with clients;
  • coordinating events from contracting to implementation;
  • working with site staff to ensure appropriate scheduling;
  • supporting the implementation of organizational special events;
  • 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, with most 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 with the subject line: “Rental Associate.” 

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:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a potential start date as early as January 17, 2023.

Please email a cover letter and resume to: Diana Petro @

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.

Development Associate

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:

  • Oversees the administration of a robust annual calendar of development activities and events.
  • Provides support for Development Committee, Executive Director, and all Board-level fundraising efforts.
  • Manages, tracks, and reports on membership, donations, pledges, acknowledgments, and potential donors.
  • Creates and maintains Constant Contact email campaigns, and regular posts to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
  • Writes press releases, marketing materials, and other copy.
  • Pursues additional opportunities for funding from grants, advertisements, and sponsorships.
  • Represents and serves as an ambassador of the Society at public events and in the community at large.

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 No phone calls please.

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

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