Employment Opportunities

Does your history organization have a job to post? Become a CLHO member and we’ll be happy to post your position listing. 

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.

To help create a more equitable museum workforce, we strongly encourage you to include salary and wage information in your job postings.

While we try to keep this list current, please notice the closing date for each listing. Position openings are a benefit of membership in the CLHO. If you are not a member and wish to post a job offering, please contact director@clho.org.

Shop Associate, PT

Hill-Stead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum is seeking a Part-Time Shop Associate to manage the newly re-opened Museum Shop. Under the general direction of the Curator, the Part-Time Shop Associate is responsible for operation of the Museum Shop and Visitor Services on select days when the Museum is open and as necessary during special events. Flexibility in schedule is required. The Museum Shop is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. (It is required that the shop is kept open until the last tour leaves in case guests want to visit the shop after their tour). The Shop Associate will work 9:30 am – 4:30 pm on select days to accommodate the shop hours. This position must work less than 40 hours a week. Primary responsibilities include greeting visitors, selling admissions tickets and memberships, processing shop sales, and maintaining the Museum Shop. Additional duties include restocking shelves, labeling and pricing merchandise, and conducting inventory. This position serves as an ambassador for HSM and is the first point of contact most visitors have with the organization.

Education & Experience: High School diploma or GED required. Previous retail or customer service experience is a plus. Salary starting at $13/hour.

To apply: For details regarding how to apply for this position, as well as a full job description, please email Megan at olverm@hillstead.org.

Public Programs Manager, PT

Greenwich Historical Society

Founded in 1931 the Greenwich Historical Society operates a nationally-accredited museum, research library and archives with the mission to “preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future.” Central to the institution is the Bush-Holley House, a National Historic Landmark built in 1730, that was later the home of the Cos Cob art colony, a gathering place for American Impressionist painters and intellectuals. Our campus includes state-of-the art exhibition galleries, a research library, a museum store in the restored Toby’s Tavern building, and a classroom and meeting space in the Vanderbilt Education Barn. Our grounds feature American Impressionist era flower, fruit and vegetable gardens, and accessible paths that link the new museum to Bush-Holley House.

JOB SUMMARY:   The Public Programs Manager part-time position designs and presents, in collaboration with a community engagement team, a broad range of public programs for adults on history, art, architecture, landscape and gardens relating to the Historical Society’s exhibitions, historic site, collections and diverse community heritage. The Public Programs Manager sustains existing and fosters new relationships with local, regional and national partners to enhance public programs, engage target audiences and broaden stakeholders in the Historical Society’s mission. Part-time position is 30 hours (4 days)/week) for $36,000 with benefits, including 50% individual health insurance coverage and employer contribution to retirement plan after 1 year.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in museum studies, pubic history or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; keen listener; excels in interpersonal interaction; collaborative work style; excellent time management skills and strong work ethic

EXPERIENCE: 3 years minimum managing programs and partnerships; successful track record of developing quality programming and nurturing partnerships

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Laura Kelly, lkelly@greenwichhistory.org.

Interpretation & Education: Weekend Coordinator & School Programs Assistant

The Mark Twain House & Museum 

The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT is seeking a part time employee to manage tour operations on weekends and to support our school programs team during the week.. Duties will include, opening and closing the museum, overseeing weekend interpreters on site, managing the cash drawer and daily reports. Other duties will include working alongside our school programs coordinator to research and prepare for various school programs. The person in this position will conduct tours, present programs, and help plan school reservations.  A more complete description with instructions on how to apply can be found at https://marktwainhouse.org/careers.

Collections Assistant

Torrington Historical Society

The Torrington Historical Society seeks a part-time Collections Assistant (20 hrs. per week). Duties of the Collections Assistant may include but are not limited to: conducting inventories of the collection and properly re-housing materials as needed; processing of collections; data entry of collection records; scanning of photographs and documents; photographing collections for an online database; providing guided tours of the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum and history exhibitions; and research. Research and writing skills are necessary for this position. Successful candidate will be able to work independently but should also be able to work in a team environment. Knowledge of proper museum procedures, care and handling of collections is also required. Museum experience and/or a degree from a museum studies program required. Experience with PastPerfect is preferred. Successful candidate will be required to work one Saturday per month from April through October and in December.

To Apply: Please send resume and references to: Gail Kruppa, Associate Director/Curator torringtonhistorical@snet.net

Digital Humanities Assistant

Connecticut Humanities

CT Humanities seeks a full-time (37.5 hours), Digital Humanities Assistant.  CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities Fund, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, and supports Connecticut’s cultural organizations. During calendar year 2020, CTH grantmaking distributed $2.9 million in project grants and COVID-19 pandemic relief support to Connecticut’s cultural nonprofit organizations. Reporting to the Manager 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: https://cthumanities.org/our-story/employment/

Full Time Curator  

Sharon Historical Society & Museum

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is located in the historic Gay-Hoyt house on the village green of the charming New England town of Sharon, CT in the foothills of the Berkshires, two hours from New York City and three hours from Boston. The area is known for its historic heritage and natural scenic beauty. Sharon has a vibrant arts community and is also the future home of the Jasper Johns artist-in-residence program.

The Curator reports directly to the Executive Director. The Curator is responsible for:

Collections Management by maintaining and enhancing the current collection and digital database records, evaluates and processes new acquisitions.

Exhibitions Design and Research: by developing, designing and installing exhibitions, working closely with the Executive Director and the SHSM Board of Directors Exhibitions and Collections Committee Provides articles and content for the SHSM newsletter and website and various public presentations.

Assist Executive Director: Maintaining social media outreach, training and schedules interns and volunteers, supports existing programs for outreach to local schools, helps manage public research access and research requests, and researches and assists in writing grants to support various programs.

Qualifications: Previous experience in an historical society or museum curatorial work and/or advanced degree in museum studies or a related field desired. Salary commensurate with experience, up to $41,000 per year. To apply, please send your résumé and a cover letter to hr@sharonhist.org by June 30, 2021..

Part-time Docents Needed

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.

Museum Interpreters 

Connecticut Landmarks

Are you interested in local history? Do you enjoy sharing stories with others? Consider becoming a museum interpreter at one of Connecticut Landmarks’ historic properties, including Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem; Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry; Butler-McCook House & Garden and Isham-Terry House in Hartford; Hempsted Houses in New London; and Phelps-Hatheway House in Suffield. Interpreters greet visitors and share properties with them, give guided tours, and assist with school programs, public programs and special events. Houses are open seasonally. 12-14 hours per month, including weekends. Minimum wage. Training begins in March. Strong candidates are good storytellers, like to meet and engage with new people, and enjoy learning.

For more information see here.

Education Manager

Connecticut River Museum

The Connecticut River Museum seeks an Education Manager to develop and implement the educational activities in support of the museum’s mission. This position requires the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with community organizations, families, children, schools, partner institutions, etc. Important aspects of the job include developing instructor-led and web-based educational programs that enhance and grow CRM’s educational impact. The Education Manager will be an integrated member of the management team. As the museum rebuilds its education programs, there will be room for growth and promotion in this department.

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter as PDF’s to Jennifer Carlson, Executive Director, at jcarlson@ctrivermuseum.org. Priority will be given to those applications received by September 30, 2021. For more information, click here.

Facility and Security Manager

Connecticut Historical Society

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, click here.

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.


Connecticut Landmarks

As part of the exhibits planning process for the Palmer-Warner House in East Haddam, Connecticut, Connecticut Landmarks (CTL) seeks the services of an experienced researcher to assist with archival and secondary source research to support the development of exhibits at the Palmer-Warner House, in its recently restored barn, and on the grounds. This work is planned for September 2021-June 2022, with substantial scope being completed between December 2021 and May 2022. The work will include working with CTL staff to understand existing collections and archival materials; conducting archival, database, and census research and creating research summaries on the history of the Palmer-Warner House, East Haddam, and historic preservation in Connecticut. The budget for this work is $7,000. Please see the full description and scope on Connecticut Landmark's website here. Questions about this project and final submissions should be submitted to Hannah Einsiedel, Office Assistant. She can be reached at hannah.einsiedel@ctlandmarks.org or 860-247-8996.

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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