Jobs and Internships

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Current Postings

America 250 | CT

CT Humanities (CTH) (www.cthumanities.org), a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities located in Middletown, Connecticut, is seeking a full-time America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant.

The America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant reports to the America 250 | CT Project Manager. This person will support fundraising efforts for the 250th commission (www.ct250.org), assist with coordinating the administrative tasks of the commission, and coordinate communication with the general public. This position will support CT Humanities in its role as administrative agent and fiduciary of the state’s 250th commission, adhering to state regulations for a public commission and working closely with CTH staff and commission members. Attention to detail and organizational skills are essential to success in this role.

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.”

Responsibilities of America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant

Support fundraising efforts for the 250th commission | 50%

Maintain prospect lists, both individual and corporate, and record interactions with donors

Conduct prospect research, preparing donor profiles and identifying new prospects

Enter gifts and ensure timely acknowledgement

Assist with coordinating the work of the 250th Commission and its sub-committees | 40%

Assist with tracking of action plan and implementation benchmarks

Adhere to FOIA requirements for a public commission: distribution of agenda and meeting times, coordinate live-streaming and recording of meetings, share meeting minutes

Schedule commission and sub-committee meetings and send reminders

Record and distribute minutes for commission and sub-committee meetings

Setup meetings and coordinate any needs (technology, food, etc.)

 Coordinate communication with the general public and commission | 10%

Serve as the first point of contact for the public by monitoring the general email for the commission, reviewing form submissions, and connecting members of the public with the commission

·Coordinate communications with commission and subcommittee members, as well as other networks related to commission activities

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications for America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant

·          Flexibility and adaptability

·          Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to meet deadlines

·          Capable of working well as part of a team as well as independently

·          Great multitasker and capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects with different deadlines

·          Familiarity or experience with CRM software (Bloomerang preferred), WordPress, and mail merge

·          Superior written and verbal communications skills

Words that describe you: Collaborative. Disciplined. Methodical. Proactive. Resourceful.

Salary: $50,000

Hours: 37.5 hours/week – Non-Exempt

CTH’s workday is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant will work both remotely and onsite at CTH’s Middletown office. Some travel will be required. They will work with the America 250 | CT Project Manager to create their in-office schedule upon hiring.

Benefits: Full CT Humanities benefits package (health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, and paid time off).

CT Humanities 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.

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.

Only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

No calls from agencies please.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Please apply through our online portal: https://cthumanities.bamboohr.com/careers/25

State of Connecticut, DECD

State of CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) seeks Museum Guides for one or more of the four museums they operate: Eric Sloane Museum (Kent), Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine (East Granby),  Prudence Crandall Museum (Canterbury), and the Henry Whitfield State Museum (Guilford). $15.69 - $17.00/hour. The application can be found here.

Position Details:

The museum guides will report to the staff person in charge of the site. This position allows for a minimum of 16 hours/week to a maximum of 37.5 hour/week and requires weekend work. Individual work schedules will be determined by the site supervisor. Some holiday work will be required. Training will begin in late April and the open season will run from May through October. 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Performing tasks associated with visitor services, including but not limited to site interpretation and group tours, retail services (including ticket sales, gift shop sales, refreshing and inventorying gift shop merchandise)
  • Social media and computer needs
  • Basic facilities maintenance
  • Seasonal workers will interact directly with visitors of all ages presenting information about the museums, answering questions, assisting with program presentation, doing basic site maintenance tasks, opening and closing the facilities, making rounds of the site for security purposes, answering telephones, handling gift shop operations and ticket sales, and working special events
  • Seasonal workers at Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine will sometimes be assigned duties that require comfort with underground tunnels, caves and low ceilings. Special duties may be assigned depending on the needs of the site, including assistance with moving collections, clearing/cleaning buildings/barns, and/or assistance with research and collection management. Work hours during specified workdays may vary depending on hours of operation and special event schedule. Remaining hours may roll over at the end of the season and schedules are to be determined with the site supervisor. 
  • Seasonal workers must be able to traverse uneven terrain, three flights of stairs, and be comfortable outdoors in all types of weather; must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and remain standing for long periods of time.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

For Assistance In Applying:

  • Please read or watch our Applicant Tips on How to Apply!

Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Hayley Newhouse, at Hayley.Newhouse@ct.gov.


Connecticut Museum of Culture and History (formerly known as the Connecticut Historical Society)

Dangremond Museum Studies Internship (Paid Summer Internship, 2024)

The Dangremond Museum Studies Internship at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History (formerly known as the Connecticut Historical Society) is a 6-week summer internship designed to provide an immersive experience in a museum setting.  

In the Collections Department, interns assist with processing a collection and gain experience in researching, cataloging, digitizing, and making a collection accessible to the public. In the Education Department, interns assist with developing and presenting educational programs to museum visitors and help prepare school program materials and supplies for the upcoming school year. In the Exhibitions Department, interns support the creation and installation of museum exhibitions and take their own small exhibition from concept to reality. 

In addition, interns meet with staff from the Administration and Development Departments to learn about leadership, fundraising, and museum finance. Finally, field trips throughout the summer allow interns to visit other regional museums to meet staff and learn more about the field.

Interns must complete 144 hours on task (generally 30 hours/week including unpaid lunch hour for 6 weeks) and are eligible for a $2,260 stipend. Students who are currently enrolled at a college or university and will have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by the beginning of the internship are eligible to apply. Applications for the 2024 summer internship are now being accepted through March 8, 2024. For full description and complete list of materials required to apply, please visit https://www.connecticutmuseum.org/job-internships/dangremond-museum-studies-internship/.

Managing Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven, New Haven, CT

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven (JHSGNH) began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. It documents the Greater New Haven Jewish community’s past, publicizes its history, and preserves its heritage for future generations. It is part of the Ethnic Heritage Center on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University. The collection includes synagogue, cemetery, school, business, and other organizational records, photographs, personal papers, genealogical material, newspapers, scrapbooks, artifacts, and an extensive library. JHSGNH has over 400 audio and video recordings of our programs, meetings, events, and more than 300 oral histories.

The Managing Archivist will be responsible for managing and providing access to JHSGNH’s archival, library, and museum collections, as well as implementing new professional standards and practices. This may include expansion of a recently adopted collection management system and digital collections platform (CollectiveAccess / Connecticut Collections), updating policies and protocols around acquisition, cataloging, and digitization. Among the key projects will be implementation of a digital preservation system, resuming collection of oral histories and acquiring the archives of Congregation B’nai Jacob, the oldest Eastern European congregation in New Haven. The Managing Archivist will help with reference requests, co-manage JHSGNH’s electronic communications, social media, and website, contribute to monthly and annual programs, and assist with exhibit curation and grant writing. Other duties may be assigned.

The Managing Archivist is supported by a Research Archivist, Technical Assistant, volunteers, and interns. JHSGNH regularly collaborates with other member societies of the Ethnic Heritage Center, the New Haven Museum, Southern Connecticut State University’s Buley Library Special Collections and Archives, and other Jewish historical societies in Connecticut.

This position is 20 hours a week with flexibility in scheduling.

Hourly rate is $25-35 depending on experience. A healthcare stipend may be provided. There are no additional benefits.

Required qualifications:

 Master’s Degree in Library Science, coursework towards the degree, or comparable education or work experience.

 Strong technical skills and knowledge of archival standards and best practices.

 Ability to work independently and set priorities for different projects.

 Experience with collection, donor, and web content management systems.

Preferred qualifications:

 Experience with outreach, email marketing, and social media.

 Experience with programming and exhibit creation.

 Familiarity with CollectiveAccess, ArchivesSpace, and WordPress.

 Familiarity with Jewish history and culture.

 Experience with oral history collecting and collections.

Applications: Please email a resume and a brief cover letter to president@jewishhistorynh.org.



Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs - The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community, Bridgeport

Background: Founded in 2009, The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community, Inc. owns the Mary & Eliza Freeman Houses (circa 1848) in Bridgeport, CT’s South End. The homes, under restoration, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places for significance to African Americans and women. Leveraging restoration of the Freeman Houses, the Center plans to create a national African American historic site consisting of a museum, education and digital research center, and housing. Our mission is to restore, preserve, and ensure the viability of the Freeman Houses; teach the history of Connecticut African Americans; revitalize the surrounding community; and facilitate the preservation and revitalization of other African American, and greater Bridgeport historic/preservation communities. The Center is in the late “start-up” phase.

The Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs: The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center in Bridgeport, CT is seeking a Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs. This full-time, on-site position is funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. The annual salary is $65,000 - $75,000, based on experience, and offers health benefits. The successful candidate can begin work as soon as January 2, 2024.

The Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs will activate the Freeman Center's downtown gallery/public program space. They will be responsible for planning and installing exhibits that allow discussion of contemporary issues through the lens of Little Liberia (local history). Exhibits are multidisciplinary and multisensory - incorporating history, fine arts, foodways, etc. The curator will plan and conduct exhibit related public programs with assistance from consultants, staff, volunteers, and college interns.

Although the Curator is being asked to roll up their sleeves and be hands-on; the Curator's role is a leadership role. They will help plan for the expansion of their department and the activation of the Freeman Homes historic site. The interpretation plan for the Freeman Houses will be determined during a 9-month planning process with Lord Cultural Resources. The Curator will participate, and help guide the development of the Freeman Homes site as the first part of the Freeman Center's permanent cultural heritage site. The Curator must have enough professional experience to lend expertise to this process. The Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs is also responsible for completing the second half of the Freeman Center’s standing exhibit, Reimagining Little Liberia: Restoration & Reunion, at the Housatonic Museum of Art, Housatonic Community College (with whom we partner).

A candidate with an MA in Public Humanities, American Studies, Museum Studies or a related field is preferred. Five (5) years of project management and two (2) years in a supervisory role at an interdisciplinary, cultural institution/organization or museum (with extensive community engagement) are required. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in African American cultural, intellectual, and social history; and will be knowledgeable about economics, freedom movements, Black and Indigenous seamanship, and gender roles in 19th century coastal settlements of free people of color in the Black Atlantic world.


Salary:                   $65,000 - $75,000 plus healthcare

Exempt Status:    Exempt

Hours:                   Full Time, 40 hours a week, with some weekend and evening work required

Job Location:       Bridgeport, Connecticut

To Apply:              Cover letters and resumes and/or CVs can be emailed to maisa@freemancenterbpt.org, or  mailed to The Freeman  Center; 1019 Main Street, Suite 210, Bridgeport, CT 06604

History Tour Guides

Histoury

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 Claudia.ale@wethersfieldhistory.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

For more information, visit the WHS website.

CT Landmarks

Museum Interpreters (Various Locations, $15/hour) - Recruiting 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 robert.brock@ctlandmarks.org 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 @ education@noahwebsterhouse.org.

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
info@clho.org

with support from
CTHumanities

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