Site Administrator & Project Manager,
Hempsted Houses, New London
Connecticut Landmarks (CTL) seeks a Site Administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of the late 17th and 18th-century Joshua Hempsted and Nathaniel Hempsted Houses, opened to the public seasonally from May through October. In coordination with CTL Hartford staff, the Site Administrator will utilize the historic site and direct museum interpreters to deliver content-rich programs that engage audiences and foster local community involvement.
She/he will advocate for positive change for the site within the New London community and the region during the multi-year, federally-funded reinterpretation project and serve as the primary liaison with the project consulting team. She/he will manage strategic partnerships and collaborations with other organizations in a position to advance this reinterpretation project and CTL's mission, including Writers Block InK. The Site Administrator will also work with the CTL leadership team to prepare an interpretive plan for the property and ensure that the vision outlined in the Strategic Plan is realized at the Hempsted Houses.
BA required. MA and museum experience preferred. Year-round position at 15 hours per week: June- August 25 hours per week. $18 per hour. Please submit letter of interest, resume, three references, date available and salary history to Cindy Cormier, Education & Historic Sites Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Job description and CTL mission, vision and strategic plan available upon request.
Museum Tour Guides
Do you enjoy teaching adults and children about the past while serving your community? Connecticut Landmarks (CTL) is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic people to serve as part-time museum guides at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry; Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden in Suffield; Butler-McCook House & Garden and Isham-Terry House in Hartford. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills, enjoys history and learning, provides exceptional customer service, works well with others and has a flexible schedule. Teaching or customer service experience required. Experience working with youth or in a museum setting desirable. Positions are part-time and seasonal, including weekends; minimum wage. Training begins in March; work begins in April & May. CTL is an EOE employer. Interested candidates should mail resume and letter of interest to Connecticut Landmarks, 255 Main Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106 or email to email@example.com.
Connecticut Landmarks Internship Program
Connecticut Landmarks welcomes applications for Internships and invites Academic Advisors 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.
Structure: Internships are part-time, volunteer positions with the potential for academic credit. Student interns enjoy benefits such as free parking, unlimited free admission to the Connecticut Landmark sites and selected programs. Work will be organized around specific functional areas, providing students with the opportunity to learn about the responsibilities and operations of specific museum departments. Upon request, an Internship may be structured to give the student more than one aspect of operations.
Requirements: Preferably, candidates will have computer and basic office skills, and will be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate college students. Museum assignments require the use of telephones, PCs, copiers and other office equipment.
Goals: Internships at Connecticut Landmarks give undergraduate and graduate students experience in areas related to their fields of study and/or career plans.
Archives & Collections Management: Intern will assist part-time Archivist to sort, organize and rehouse documents and photographs; and transcribe documents. The Archives Intern will be shared with the Curatorial Department and will assist in the on-going registration of CTL's large collection of the fine & decorative arts.
Curatorial: Intern will assist the Curator and Site Administrators with research on and documentation of CTL collections including, the history of the site and connections to local and regional history, the original families, decorative and fine arts, and historic building and landscape. Assist with care and organization of the collection and contribute to program and exhibition planning and execution.
Gardens & Grounds: Intern will work with the Director of Historic Sites and Site Administrators on select projects that enhance the interpretation of the site and deepen the visitor experience. For those who are interested, hands on gardening and landscape work, as well as research.
Education: Intern will help Education Coordinator and Site Administrators develop, deliver, and evaluate programs that serve adults, students, families, and other target audiences circulate curriculum materials.
Marketing & Development: Interns work with the Marketing & Development Associate to draft and prepare press releases, maintain mailing lists, make calls to media, process and prepare mailings, get duplicates of photographs and slides, and place feature stories. Interns will assist in database management, membership outreach, event coordination, grant research and more. This department promotes CTL's properties, publicizes programs, fundraising events and more.
Connecticut Landmarks' mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities.