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.

Grants and Programs Assistant

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), Grants and Programs Assistant. This is a one-year contract-based position with the possibility of a one-year extension. Reporting to the Manager of Grants and Programs, the Grants and Programs Assistant provides a high level of support to all the major functions of CTH’s grantmaking program, ensuring that the full grant cycle process runs smoothly and efficiently. 

CT Humanities administers the statewide Connecticut Humanities Fund, digital humanities websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, as well as capacity building and advocacy initiatives. 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.

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 based on experience; benefits not included

For a complete position description and information on how to apply, visit the CTH website.

Museum Educator

Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library

Museum Educators are responsible for presenting dynamic, interactive, inquiry-based distance learning programs, tours, talks, and other educational activities to schools and community, youth, and adult groups at the Connecticut Historical Society, from our Distance Learning Studio, and at designated off-site venues. Museum Educators are responsible for assisting in the overall work of the Education Department and report to the Director of Education.

Please visit chs.org to learn more.

Accounting Assistant  

Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library

The The Accounting Assistant is responsible for all payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable activities for the Connecticut Historical Society Museum. Payroll responsibilities consist of verifying time records, making appropriate payroll changes (ex. salary adjustments, insurance adjustments, name and address changes), entering the payroll data, transmitting and approving the payroll, and verifying data from Paycor reports to insure accuracy. Accounts payable responsibilities includes entering all new accounts payable items into the accounting system, setting up new vendors, preparing a list of outstanding payables for payment selection, running and mailing payables checks, and filing payables information in the appropriate folder. Accounts receivable responsibilities involve billing and tracking functions for each CHS department that generates earned income activity. 

Please visit chs.org to learn more!

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..

Visitor Services Associate 

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

In preparation for our upcoming site reopening, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center in Ridgefield, CT is now accepting applications for a Visitor Services Associate, VSA. Come join a wonderful team where we use our extensive site history to tell stories of American identity and memory!

The VSA provides great customer service; supports museum activities, programs, and events; and helps make KTM&HC welcoming and accessible for all visitors. Strong candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills, thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, be quick and eager learners, and have experience in customer service and cash handling. Background or demonstrated interest in history or museums a plus. Weekends required; starting pay $13-$15/hour, depending on experience.

To Apply: by May 31, 2021. For more information and to apply, click here: www.keelertavernmuseum.org/employment

Request for Proposals: Oral Historian 

Connecticut Landmarks

As part of the interpretive planning process for the Palmer-Warner House in East Haddam, Connecticut, Connecticut Landmarks (CTL) seeks the services of an experienced oral historian with proven expertise in conducting oral history interviews remotely and in-person. Intact since the sudden death of Howard Metzger in 2005, the Palmer-Warner collection provides a rare view into mid-20th century rural gay life. The site was home to prominent Connecticut preservation architect Frederic Palmer (1901-1971), an early Trustee of CTL, and Howard Metzger (1921-2005). It includes the 1738 house and a c. 1740 barn set in an agricultural and wooded landscape. The robust object collection includes some 10,000 items from very early American decorative arts to items dating up to 2005, and a vast archival collection. CTL is planning to conduct oral histories and interviews to supplement the existing information, including from neighbors and relatives who knew one or both men or worked with Palmer on local historic preservation projects. The work will take place over the summer and fall of 2021, and the budget for oral historian scope is $10,000. Submissions are due by 5/28/2021 to shaelyn.amaio@ctlandmarks.org.

Internship Program - Fall 2021

Connecticut Landmarks

Connecticut Landmarks welcomes applications for internships and invites Academic Advisers to encourage student interest. Interns choose a concentration and join one of the organization’s departments: Archives, Gardens & Grounds, Curatorial, Education, or Marketing & Development. Interns are placed both in CTL’s Hartford office and at each of CTL’s historic house museums.

For more information see here.

Rentals & Events Coordinator PT

Connecticut Landmarks

Connecticut Landmarks, a non-profit organization based in Hartford, CT, seeks a part-time Rentals and Events Coordinator. Connecticut Landmarks owns and operates twelve historic sites around the state of Connecticut. The organization’s event rental program is centered on superb customer service and unique event spaces. First and foremost, Connecticut Landmarks is about telling history at our recognized historic houses museums, but secondly serves as a set of unique event venues. As a self-supporting non- profit, rentals of our historic properties (along with tours and fundraisers) keep Connecticut Landmarks open and available to the public to enjoy. As the Rentals & Event Coordinator for Connecticut Landmarks, the position will administratively coordinate a wide range of rental events including but not limited to weddings, social, corporate, and community events, as well as some non-rental events specific to the organization (75% of position). Additionally, the position will supervise a small on-site events team on day-of rentals (25% of position). This position reports directly to the Executive Director with support from Deputy Director, Membership & Marketing Manager, Site Administrators, and Executive Assistant. Position is based in Hartford with majority of travel within 30 miles, though some require travel up to 60 miles. Rate: $18/hour based on experience

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing, Hospitality, event management, or another related field. A museum or non-profit background preferred. Must have highly developed customer service skills, effective verbal communication, as well as excellent business writing skills, ability to enforce rules/regulations concerning facility use and contractual terms, including securing payment, and have ability to work independently and within a team. Two to five years of event planning or sales experience. Customer service training/certifications. Requires working on nights and weekends.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references to: Elaine Ingraham, Executive Assistant, at elaine.ingraham@ctlandmarks.org.

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.

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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