Jobs and Internships

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CLHO members may send their job postings to info@clho.org, and we will post them here as soon as possible. Please be sure to include relevant deadlines, including a closing date for each position, and web links to more detailed application information.

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While we try to keep this list current, please notice the closing date for each listing. If you are not a member and wish to post a job or internship opportunity, please contact director@clho.org.

Facility and Security Manager

Connecticut Historical Society

Schedule: Part time (M-F, total 20 hours/week)

Posting Date: 9/12/2022

The Facility & Security Manager is responsible for managing the security, maintenance and physical upkeep of the Connecticut Historical Society. This position manages Building & Grounds Manager and other contracted staff to secure and oversee ongoing maintenance functions such as contracted services, housekeeping, security and public safety, manages various contractors from initial contact to completion, monitors their performance; negotiates favorable terms with contractors and suppliers; schedules work to ensure minimum disruption to core activities, monitors and assists in the maintenance of the CHS facility and grounds including, but not limited to: roofs, drainage, mechanical, environmental, electrical, fire and security systems, as well as housekeeping using a combination of hands-on activity and vendor services. Three to five years’ relevant experience required; some college preferred. Prior staff management a strong plus. Positive interpersonal style and skills a must. For complete position description please visit: https://chs.org/job-internships/

Compensation: $27-$30 per hour.

Benefits: Eligible for employer and employee contributions to 403(b) plan and paid vacation and sick days.

Schedule: Part time, 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Specific daily hours as agreed upon.

How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, susan_presutti@chs.org, by September 22, 2021.

CHS is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

Adult and College/University Programs Manager

Pequot Library Association

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: High school and college/university interns

STATUS: Full-time; exempt salaried employee, 40 hours/week, with occasional evenings and weekends.

SALARY/COMPENSATION: The starting salary range for this role is $55,000-$60,000. Pequot Library provides a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employer-contributed pension plans and generous paid time off.

OVERVIEW: Pequot Library is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic nonprofit arts and culture professional to provide leadership, coordination, and evaluation of a variety of public programs for adults and college/university-aged students, which are inspired by both the circulating collection and rotating schedule of Special Collections exhibitions. The position will ensure that all programs are designed for a broad and diverse audience and support the Library’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA.)

EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS:

  • Working with the Chief Librarian, Special Collections Librarian, Children’s Librarian, and the Youth and Teen Library Services Manager, develop and manage a robust schedule of on-site and virtual public programs involving artists/authors, musicians/performers, historians, scholars, and other presenters in the form of gallery talks, panel discussions, music concerts, dance and theatrical performances, book discussions/signings, and other programming related to the Library’s Special Collections holdings, especially its Early Americana collection.
  • Coordinate with the Library’s Meet the Author volunteer committee and community partner Music for Youth as well as other peer community groups like Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts and Fairfield Public Library.
  • Work closely with colleagues to curate a changing schedule of innovative, high-caliber learning experiences for a diverse audience, including film series, day art /history trips, scholarly presentations, hands-on art-making and writing workshops, inter-generational learning opportunities, life-long learning opportunities for older adults, and other experiential opportunities inspired by the Library’s circulating collections and Special Collections exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the Special Collections Librarian, assist with the development of exhibition related support/interpretive resources, such as educator pre/post-visit materials.
  • Conduct in-person and virtual public tours for adults and college/university students of the historic neighborhood, Library building/history, and Special Collections exhibitions.

MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS

  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team on drafting press releases and program descriptions and designing invitations and related promotional material.
  • Manage the preparation of content for the quarterly public program brochure, website, and social media outlets, as applicable to adult and college/university public programs/education.
  • Evaluate adult and college/university public programs/education and build awareness and participation, being aware of community interests and needs.
  • Collect and maintain audience surveys and participant/visitor demographic data.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • College/university degree in education, humanities subject, or a related field with at least three years of professional experience working in a public, private, or university library, nonprofit arts and/or culture organization, and/or art museum/historical society.
  • Proven track record of developing innovative education opportunities and public programs for adult and college/university student learners related to a variety of humanities fields and current events, especially American history (Colonial Period to Progressive Era.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for a variety of audiences and ages, including the ability to deliver engaging public presentations in person and virtually.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment that supports teamwork and collaboration among library staff, volunteers, and high school/college/university student interns.
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven record of working well with colleagues and other key stakeholders.
  • A spirit of teamwork and collaboration with a mindset that is rooted in flexibility.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Actively involved with peers working in the museum/historical society, public library, or Special Collection library fields.
  • Knowledge of Early Americana, American history, and/or New England history.
  • Wide knowledge of local arts and culture organizations, current informal education methodologies, and trends in informal learning.
  • A demonstrated interest in public libraries and/or Special Collections a strong plus.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruits, hires, and trains without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, place of birth, gender identity or expression, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Pequot Library is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workplace. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Pequot Library makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a confidential letter of interest, c.v./résumé (in one document) with the subject heading Adult and College/University Programs Manager to jobs@pequotlibrary.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Curriculum Specialist

Connecticut Historical Society

Title: Curriculum Specialist

Reports to: Director of Education

Department: Education

Classification: Non-exempt

The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is interested in filling a grant-funded 12-month, full-time position with an enthusiastic educator with a background in history or social studies education. Interest and knowledge of African American, Black, Latino and/or Puerto Rican studies is preferred. The ideal candidate is comfortable working with high school students, teachers, museum archives and collections, and producing digital content. You will join a friendly and dedicated staff, working in the Education Department and collaborating with Marketing and Collections staff. This position is hybrid with most work (70%) being completed remotely. This position does require some travel to locations across the state of Connecticut.

The Supporting Equity in Education (SEE) project is funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant. This project will produce 10 digital resource packs with content related to Black and African American studies and Latino and Puerto Rican studies. These packs will support Connecticut teachers as they respond to new state legislation that mandates every secondary school in Connecticut offer a course on Black and Latino studies starting in the 2022-2023 school year. These digital resource packs will utilize primary sources from the CHS collection to highlight local and Connecticut Black and Latino stories. This project will be supported throughout all phases by a Teacher Advisory Board comprised of a diverse selection of teachers from various school districts throughout the state. This board will provide feedback and insight to ensure the project meets the precise needs of the target population. This position will run for 12 months, beginning in late fall 2022 and ending in late fall 2023.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work as part of a collaborative team with CHS’s Director of Education, School Programs Manager, and Education Project Specialist to develop 10 digital resource packs (DRPs);
  • Work with the Education Project Specialist to research the CHS collection and identify collection items to be used in the DRPs;
  • Use CHS collection items to identify themes for the DRPs and align the packs with the state’s Black and Latino Studies curriculum;
  • Develop at least 10 lesson plans for grades 9-12 for the DRPs to be utilized by teachers in their teaching of the Black and Latino studies course, along with all accompanying teacher materials and student activities, ensuring that lesson plans are aligned with curriculum learning objectives;
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Manager and Welcome Desk Coordinator/Digital Assets Coordinator to film and produce at least 10 short (2-3 min) videos to accompany the digital resource packs. You may be asked to be on camera. We anticipate some filming occurring at the CHS and some filming occurring off-site at relevant sites around Connecticut;
  • Oversee the Teacher Advisory Board, including facilitating meetings with teachers (at the CHS, at schools, and/or on Zoom), managing the teacher review of the DRP drafts, incorporating changes to the DRPs based on board feedback, and building relationships with teachers throughout the year;
  • Design, format, and finalize the DRPs and work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to oversee their upload to the CHS website by July of 2023;
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to create a marketing strategy to recruit additional teachers for piloting of the DRPs;
  • Create a structure and process for the pilot, evaluation, and refinement stages of this project, including the evaluation tools that will be used by pilot teachers;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a preference for majors in History, Education or Secondary Social Studies Education, or a related field;
  • Teaching experience with high school-level students either in school or out of school;
  • Experience with developing, modifying, or implementing lesson plans and standardized curriculum;
  • Experience teaching with primary sources;
  • Comfort in building and sustaining relationships with community partners;
  • Effective and consistent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively while juggling multiple responsibilities;
  • Superior organizational and administrative skills;
  • Flexibility and excellent time management skills;
  • Affinity for excellent internal and external customer service;
  • Exhibit proven reliability and trustworthiness;
  • Positive demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with library and museum collections;
  • Interest and familiarity in Connecticut and/or New England history;
  • Knowledge of programs including Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and GSuite programs a plus
  • Access to reliable transportation;
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.

For additional information, visit the CHS website.

Compensation & Benefits: Please inquire regarding salary. Eligible for all standard full time CHS employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, employer contributions to 403(b) plan, and paid vacation and sick days.

Schedule: Full time. Monday through Friday, 70% remote work. Some evenings and weekends as needed for occasional meetings and responsibilities.

How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, susan_presutti@chs.org, by Monday, September 12, 2022.

CHS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourage candidates of all races and sexual/gender identification to apply. The CHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


Outreach Coordinator/Preservationist

The Barnes Museum

LOCATION: Library ~ Barnes Museum

GRADE: 5

HOURS: 20 hours per week, Tues-Fri, some weekends

Paygrade: $32.40 an hour

SUMMARY: The outreach coordinator role of this position is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of outreach strategies, including connecting people in the broader community through social media and programming. As the preservationist at the Barnes Museum, responsibilities include the interior maintenance and preservation of the museum.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the interior of the Bradley Barnes Homestead, which includes light maintenance and housekeeping, washing floors, windows, and staff restroom.
  • Preserve furniture, artifacts and textiles, rugs, and clothing.
  • Oversee volunteers.
  • Manage and maintain the organizations website and social media account.
  • Offer educational activities/programs and create displays for organizations and schools.
  • Focus on public relations, including developing relationships and preparing publicity materials for events and exhibits.
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, and coordinate museum events.
  • Conducts tours of the house in lieu of docents or curator.
  • Coordinate with rental companies for museum events and rentals.
  • Available as an emergency contact for security calls after normal work hours.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with a diverse community of guests, volunteers, and staff; engages community partners in the promotion of museum initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the library, Town departments, and community organizations.
  • Communicates with individuals and groups in a courteous, professional, and tactful manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Other related duties, as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Comprehension of preservation practices.
  • Experience with website and social media maintenance.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree in museum studies or related field.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in outreach programming and/or public relations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended period.
  • Ability to lift objects of 30-lbs, pushing and pulling, reaching for items on shelves, sitting and kneeling on floor, and climbing on stools and/or small ladders.
  • Ability to move freely within the building and outside during special activities and other programming.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: In accordance with the working agreement between the Town of Southington and he United Public Services Employees Union, Local 424-Unit 35.

EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated annually by the Executive Director of Library and Barnes Museum or his/her designee.

Apply and read the full job description on the Southington Public Schools webpage. 

Membership & Programs Coordinator

Essex Historical Society

Essex Historical Society is a private non-profit organization in Connecticut that uses local history to serve its mission of Engaging and Inspiring the Community in the town’s three villages of Centerbrook, Essex and Ivoryton. EHS was founded in 1955 and maintains two historic structures, Hills Academy History Center (1832) which houses our research library, offices and collections, and Pratt House (1732), an historic house museum on two beautiful acres. EHS keeps an active calendar of year-round events, both in-person and virtual, with over 30 local and regional collaborators annually.

Interested in exploring a career in Public History? Essex Historical Society looks to expand its professional staff during this time of increased growth. We seek to hire a Membership and Programs Coordinator who will work with EHS’s professional Director, Governing Board and volunteers to help grow the organization as we expand our program offerings and member base.

Salary: Part-time, three days a week, 20 hours a week, with some evenings and weekends, $20 per hour.

Duration: This is a part-time, grant-funded position for up to two years, with the possibility of an evaluated extension, dependent upon continued funding. Expected start date is October 2022.

Description: The Membership & Programs Coordinator will oversee EHS’s membership and donor operations and select program development, working with the Board and staff to support our donor base of 350 contributors, 50+ volunteers and program users, both in-person and virtual. This individual will report to the EHS Director and coordinate operations with EHS’s Membership Committee and Programs volunteers. This position offers considerable scheduling flexibility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Membership

  • Maintain EHS’s donor database to improve donor tracking, correspondence and relations
  • Support the Membership Committee by coordinating donor mailings and initiatives
  • Work alongside EHS’s Director in implementing online membership campaigns
  • Communications and administrative support

Programs

  • Work with the Director in support of ongoing collaborative programming with area partners
  • Help develop and coordinate short term collaborative projects, which include, but are not limited to: Pandemic Collections Project; Lecture Series; Pratt Pop-Ups programming, etc.
  • Work with EHS’s Director, Board, Committee Members and program users to ensure smooth collaboration to serve as an energized and focused public face of EHS.
  • Provide marketing support for programming, in coordination with EHS’s Director.
  • The Membership and Programs Coordinator may also perform other duties as assigned.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding of membership best practices
  • Experience planning and leading events and programs, in-person and virtual
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity and comfort working with membership management software, MS Office, Zoom, basic website editing, and email and social media management tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a friendly and helpful phone and email manner
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent life and professional experience
  • A background or interest in history is welcome.

Words and phrases that describe you: As a good communicator, you work well with others, in small groups as well as independently. You are a solution-orientated, efficient, self-starter who can be flexible within an organized environment. You enjoy meeting with new people, interacting with the public and developing new partnerships.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to EHS Director Melissa Josefiak, mjosefiak@essexhistory.org. In your cover letter, please let us know why you are interested in this position and how you can help us support local history.

Position closes by: October 1, 2022

CT Digital Heritage Program Coordinator

Connecticut Humanities

CT Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities located in Middletown, Connecticut, seeks a full-time (37.5 hours), CT Digital Heritage Program Coordinator. 

CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities Fund, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, operates the CT Center for the Book, and provides support to Connecticut’s cultural organizations through grantmaking and capacity building. With $30.7M of funding from the state in the current biennium, CTH has expanded its grantmaking, partnerships, and statewide public humanities projects.    

Description: Reporting to the Manager of Partnerships and Projects, the Digital Heritage Coordinator will collaborate with stakeholders around Connecticut to develop a program that fosters a community of practice around cultural heritage collections, with a focus on digital collections. The incumbent will engage with people and organizations around the state to convene and maintain working groups, develop training programs/workshops, and create a network of knowledge around the many aspects of digital collections to support CTH’s Statewide Digital Initiative.

Current projects include developing an asset map of digital collection systems, resources, and projects around the state; convening working groups and committees for the Statewide Digital Initiative; developing workflows to ensure preservation of output of CTH funded projects.

Our mission: “CT Humanities champions the enduring value of public humanities in our lives and civil society, and through grant funding and capacity building strives to ensure the public humanities will continue to inspire storytelling, lifelong learning, informed public dialogue, and civic engagement in ways that strengthen communities and enhance quality of life for all Connecticut’s residents.”  

CTH values and promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) in our workplace, on our board, with our partners, and through our funding. People from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $55,000-60,000/yr., plus full CTH benefits package (health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and vacation and paid time off) 

Job Duration: This is a two-year position with the possibility of extensions. 

Essential skills include: 

  • Proven experience working with different aspects of digital cultural heritage collections (digitization, access, preservation, etc.)
  • Experience working with project development and management
  • Working knowledge of metadata structures and system interoperability
  • Familiarity with archives/library/museum collections management standards and best practices
  • Event and workshop (both in-person and virtual) planning/programming experience
  • Proven experience working collaboratively, sensitively, and successfully with diverse communities, peoples, and organizations
  • A desire and ability to work independently, move quickly, but deliberately; share and receive critical feedback.
  • Strong computer skills (Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms required
  • This position requires strong communication between staff, board members, grantees, partners, and the public. Understanding these relationships is critical and excellent communication skills are required. 

Duties and responsibilities include:  

  • Serve as the community manager for CTH’s statewide digital initiative program
  • Engage key cultural heritage stakeholders around the state
  • Manage working groups, with a focus on digital collection topics
  • Work with grantees to preserve CTH funded content
  • Develop workshops and training for statewide stakeholders
  • In-state travel may be required
  • Other related duties as assigned

Our wish list:

  • MLIS or master’s degree in Museum Studies, Archives, Public History, or Digital Humanities, or relevant experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the following programs, or the technology that powers each: Connecticut’s Archives Online, Connecticut Collections, and/or Connecticut Digital Archives

Words and phrases that describe you: Moves from planning to action.  Highly organized. Efficient. Excellent communicator. Collaborative. Growth mindset. Tech savvy. Outgoing. Flexible. Self-learner. Self-disciplined. Kind. Sense of humor. Gregarious.  Trustworthy. Diplomatic. Tactful. Goal oriented. Team player.

CTH’s workday is 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The Coordinator will work both remotely and onsite at CTH’s Middletown office.   

CT Humanities is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of the state, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum. 

Please indicate your interest with a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this CT Humanities position and how your values are aligned with our organization.  

Deadline: September 28, 2022

Applications will undergo review after the deadline and the first round of interviews will be held the week of October 3, 2022. Second round interviews will be held the week of October 10, 2022. Expected start date is November 1, 2022.  

Please submit your resume and cover letter via Grove HR. This link will take you off this site to Grove HR where applications are processed. You will receive verification from Grove HR.

Any questions can be directed to search@cthumanities.org.

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 director@stoningtonhistory.org. No phone calls please.


Grants and Programs Assistant (FT)

Connecticut Humanities

CT Humanities seeks a full-time (37.5 hours), Grants and Programs Assistant. This is a one-year position with the possibility of extensions, dependent on continued state funding support. CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities and Connecticut Cultural Funds, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, and supports Connecticut’s cultural organizations. During fiscal year 2022, CTH grantmaking distributed over $20 million in operating support and project grants to Connecticut’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations and expects to administer an additional $30+ million in grants in fiscal year 2023. Reporting to the Director of Grants and Programs, the Grants and Programs Assistant provides a high level of support to CTH’s grantmaking program. Duties include processing grant applications, managing CTH grants database and records, and communicating with grantees about their applications and funded projects. Salary: $50,000/ year, plus full CTH benefits package (health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and vacation and paid time off). Please visit our website for the full position listing and to submit your application materials.


Grants Manager

The Mark Twain House and Museum

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

STATUS: 35 hours per week, on-site

POSTING DATE: July 2022

The Mark Twain House & Museum seeks an experienced Grants Manager to join our team to manage all aspects of the grantmaking process, responsible for researching, writing, submitting, and managing the grant application and reporting processes for the organization. He/she will work with relevant staff members/department managers to develop meaningful narratives for programs and projects to be funded. All work will comply with The Mark Twain House & Museum’s policies, procedures, mission, and strategic plan.

The Mark Twain House & Museum is the primary American museum dedicated to the life, legacy, and literary work of Samuel Clemens. From this house, Twain changed the way the world viewed Americans and the way Americans viewed themselves. It was here that he wrote his best-known books during the 17 years of his residence. The Museum typically sees 70,000 visitors in-person every year from all 50 states and 60 countries around the world. In 2020, the Museum created a strong online presence reaching an audience of 110,000 through its virtual house tour and online lectures with notable speakers and authors. The lectures alone have seen nearly 40,000 registrations during the last 30 months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop well-written grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents
  • Draft and submit grant applications (foundation, corporate, and government), letters of interest, required grant reports, and related budgets and other correspondence
  • Manage the grant application process to ensure timely submission of all required materials
  • Acknowledge grants received
  • Process and submit grant-related paperwork, such as grant contracts, approval forms, trademark agreements, and representation forms
  • Work with department managers and staff to compile financials, data, and outcomes
  • Maintain current list/calendar of upcoming deadlines for grant applications and reports
  • Communicate with funders and potential funders as needed on grant-related matters and maintain grantor relationships
  • Maintain records and list of sponsor acknowledgement requirements
  • Prepare monthly grant status reports
  • Maintain up-to-date corporate, foundation, and government files
  • Conduct research to identify and cultivate potential institutional funding sources
  • Keep abreast of industry news and trends that could impact changes in funding abilities/requirements

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in researching, managing, and writing grant proposals and reports with government, corporate, and foundation sources
  • Excellent written and communication skills with demonstrated track record of successful grant approvals
  • Interest in history, historic preservation, and/or passion for the works of Mark Twain an added plus
  • Detail oriented, organized, deadline-driven skills required, including high proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office
  • Motivated self-starter who can work independently with purpose and accuracy
  • Effective team player with strong project management experience
  • Ability to work successfully with all people in contact with the organization without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origins, or disabilities.
  • Strong ethical standards and ability to handle confidential and sensitive donor information

This position is on-site in Hartford, CT. Salary commensurate with experience. The Mark Twain House & Museum offers a benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (preferably a grant with proprietary information removed) to Sydney.Baker@MarkTwainHouse.org; include “Grants Manager” in the subject line. It is the policy of the Mark Twain House & Museum to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.


Senior Museum Administrator

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight for daily administrative duties of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum as well as upkeep of this historic building.
  • Perform Administrative duties including, maintaining database, and writing letters of acknowledgement to donors and sponsors.
  • Schedules and organizes complex activities such as board meeting materials, calendars, all meeting minutes, conferences, and department activities for all members of the Board of Trustees. Prepares agendas and records and organizes board, committee, and staff meeting minutes.
  • assists in data-entry and development of record keeping protocol for various museum departments utilizing the museum’s database software Past Perfect.
  • Oversees office and meeting spaces for upcoming meetings
  • Organizes meetings notifies attendees and sends reminders on behalf of the executive director and chairman of the board, prepares agendas, correspondence to donors and other documents as required by the executive director and chairman of the board.
  • Organizes meeting spaces for conference calls and telecommunications, including logistical arrangements and Skype or Zoom calls.
  • Implements and maintains effective management systems for the museum’s paper and electronic records, including accounting, insurance, contracts, etc.
  • Manages administrative office budget; ensures accurate and timely reporting
  • Organization, management and oversight of staff and programs.
  • Work with staff, Board, and contractors to plan, implement, and coordinate annual fundraisers, fundraising activities and events, and year-end giving.
  • Management and research of donor database, and identification of new funding opportunities, including local, regional and national grants, and private and public partnerships.
  • Create and maintain internal communication systems between Executive Director and other departments
  • Prepare and manage written correspondence for LMMM including digitizing and storing archives in LMMM’s relationship management database and write all acknowledgments for donors and sponsors.
  • Creation of materials for Board and other meetings including presentations and reports
  • Schedule annual calendar of Board meetings and assist with governance including distribution of Board packets and materials, contact lists, minutes, meeting schedules and logistics.
  • Organize and maintain files and records for LMMM

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Maintain up-to-date mailing lists across all platforms for the organization
  • Proofread all marketing and media material

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited 4-year college/university, with a preference for candidates with several years of experience with history, museums, nonprofit management, and business administration.
  • Must be proficient with Excel, Wordpress, Google Docs, Social Media, and donor software.
  • Ability to work during standard office hours plus evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be highly organized, have outstanding communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal.
  • Passion for working with people, history, culture and community engagement.

Salary commensurate with experience. Reports to the Executive Director.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

Connecticut Freedom Trail Research Internship

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 careers@connecticutdemocracycenter.org 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


Museum Interpreter (PT)

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 hgrob@keelertavernmuseum.org.


Docent (PT)

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: education@woodmemoriallibrary.org. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will remain on file for one year.

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

with support from
CTHumanities

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