Jobs in the Arts

Updated May 25, 2018

The Arts Council provides these regional job listings as a service to the community and is not responsible for the content or deadlines. Job listings are free and open to all arts organizations, educational institutions and creative businesses. AA/EOE

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ACES Educational Center for the Arts (New Haven)

Job Title: P/T Dance Teachers

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Responsibilities: This candidate will teach various levels of modern dance technique and dance composition; set original choreography in faculty repertory; advise seniors in choreography final project. Additional courses may include the following: ballet, contact improvisation, improvisation, partnering, dance history, world dance technique, somatics, movement analysis.

Skills Required: Bachelor’s degree is required, MFA preferred with substantial professional dance experience. Extensive experience teaching to high school aged dancers. Knowledge of diverse learning styles and pedagogical approaches that encourage student retention and success for students enrolled in a performing arts high school. Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Experience developing course and program level outcomes. Expertise in ballet, contact improvisation, improvisation, partnering, dance history, world dance technique, somatics or movement analysis is desirable.

Arts Center Killingworth

Job Title: Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Email: Barbara Nair, or call (860)663-5593

Responsibilities: Hairstylist and makeup artist who enjoys working with teens to prepare them for the annual Fashion Camp runways in July. Hairstylist is needed for two afternoons and makeup artist for one. Dates are Friday, July 13th and July 20th for hair stylist and July 13th for makeup artist. Times are Noon-3pm each day.

Canal Dock Boathouse (New Haven)

Job Title: Events Coordinator & Facility and Program Manager

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Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University

Job Title: Department Chair – Musical Theater

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Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Wardrobe Supervisor

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The Hartt School Community Division (Hartford)

Job Title: Music Programs & Community Engagement Coordinator

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Responsibilities: The coordination, facilitation and administrative support for all Hartt Community Division (HCD) music and instruction programs which serve students of all ages and backgrounds. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

Mattatuck Museum

Job Title: Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

Send cover letter that addresses qualifications and interest, current resume, 2 writing samples, and 3 professional references to: Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager Search, Attn: Cyndi Tolosa, Director of Development, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 or via email to For full job description, visit

Responsibilities: Several aspects of development activities. They provide direct support to the Director of Development in the implementation of the Museum’s comprehensive fundraising program that is focused on institutional support, individual donors, membership, and special events. The Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager will serve as the Museum’s primary database manager. In this capacity, the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager will oversee the Executive Assistant in day-to-day gift processing and acknowledging; update records and reports on a continual basis; maintain foundation, corporate, and individual donor files and conduct preliminary research on new prospects; and coordinate month-end and year-end reporting with the Finance Manager. They will also serve as the Museum’s primary grant manager by tracking submission deadlines, report dates, and meetings using the grant calendar; drafting and submitting grants and reports; and oversee tracking of data for use in reports. They will also coordinate, produce, and mail the annual corporate partnership program to ensure fundraising goals are met.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate must possess a high level of energy with a willingness to assist in the development and execution of a wide range of activities, from day-to-day tasks to highly creative projects. This position requires a great deal of organization and attention to detail, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Nesola Scarves

Job Title: P/T Sales Representative

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Responsibilities: Contacts with clothing stores and boutiques throughout Connecticut by snail mail, email, and in person. Some cold calling.

Skills Required: Prefer experienced sales representative, who carries high end clothing lines. Room to grow in this position from part time to full time. A car is a necessity.

New Haven Academy Interdistrict Magnet School

Job Title: P/T Vocal Music (Choral) Teacher

Email cover letter, resume, and a reference we can speak to by phone to: Meredith Gavrin, Program Director,

Responsibilities: Providing vocal instruction to high school students and planning occasional performances. Classes meet during the school day, at specific days/times to be determined together. Lesson planning, reporting about student progress, and planning curriculum.

Skills Required: Teacher certification is not required, but experience teaching or working with adolescents is strongly preferred.

New Haven Academy Interdistrict Magnet School

Job Title: P/T Drama Teacher

Email cover letter, resume, and a reference we can speak to by phone to: Meredith Gavrin, Program Director,

Responsibilities: Teaching drama classes to high school students and planning occasional performances. Classes meet during the school day, at specific days/times to be determined together. Lesson planning, reporting about student progress, and planning curriculum.

Skills Required: Teacher certification is not required, but experience teaching or working with adolescents is strongly preferred.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Job Title: Development Director

Email cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position and examples of previous successes, resume, the names of several professional references, and salary history or requirements to: Development Director Search, All applications will be treated as confidential and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s knowledge

Responsibilities: Manage all fundraising initiatives to achieve annually budgeted goals ($1.4 million for FY2019). Efforts include annual fund, corporate sponsorship, foundation and government grants, trusts management, planned giving, endowment campaign, special events, in-kind donations, and special projects. Assist the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in establishing annual and long-range goals, budgets, projections, and plans for all fundraising campaigns and initiatives. Provide monthly reports and financial statements. Maintain ongoing relationships with current donors, sponsors, and business and community leaders. Cultivate prospects in each category. Work closely with the Board to continuously research, cultivate, and solicit new sources of revenue. Manage development staff, interns, and volunteers in all fundraising initiatives. Recruit committee members for fundraising campaigns and special events. Supervise grant applications and sponsorship proposals, acknowledgement of gifts, and tendering of required reports and follow-up. Monitor fulfillment of donor and sponsor benefits, events, and recognition. Oversee maintenance of donor files and records and the timeliness of donor communications. Manage creation and production of print and electronic fundraising materials. Work with the Board and volunteers to plan fundraising events and benefits, including an annual Gala, and oversee the execution of each event. Coordinate supplemental aspects of events such as live/silent auctions and raffles. Represent the NHSO by attending civic and cultural events in the community and making presentations as requested.

Skills Required: Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred. Minimum of seven years of direct fundraising experience. Proven leadership and success in campaigns, donor cultivation, grant writing, special events, and management. Knowledge of laws related to donations, financial planning, and IRS regulations. Strong commitment to fundraising ethics. Familiarity with database management tools such as Raiser’s Edge. Superb written and oral communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to cultivate strong interpersonal relationships and to articulate the NHSO’s mission to a wide range of audiences. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with a dedicated team.

Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: P/T After School/Evening Teachers

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Requirements: Experience preferred but not required

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Job Title: Wardrobe Supervisor (May 29-August 3, 2018)

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Responsibilities: Assist in setting up the Costume Shop. Supervise and maintain the Costume Shop. Manage wardrobe equipment, consumables, and inventory. Assist the Costume Designer on all 2018 STONC productions. Maintain wigs as instructed by designer. Attend Fittings. Supervise and assist in constructing and altering costumes. Oversee all costume repairs and replacements. Keep inventory of any rental costumes. Oversee, manage and mentor two College Costume Interns. Work with stage management during the rehearsal process to track and time costume changes. Work with the stage management team to ensure an efficient backstage, especially in regards to the wardrobe footprint and any overflow wardrobe duties. Design/pull and alter costumes for the Jr. Company’s production of Kiss Me Kate. Supervise the returning of any rental costumes and the strike of the Costume Shop.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Job Title: Production Manager (March-April – Available for pre-production remotely, May 28-August 4 – Available onsite)

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Responsibilities: Reporting to the Executive Producer, the position of Production Manager will supervise the daily activities required to run, maintain and service the theatre and/or the events towards ensuring the production needs are met for the venue, artists/producers/promoters, clients and patrons. primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Supervise labor calls along with any additional contracted labor force and/or vendors for production; Participate in the construction of the stage and all required sets for the season; Develop and execute a plan to fulfill riders, advances, labor calls, and equipment for events; Develop show production budgets and update as circumstances require; Facilitate scheduling, training and evaluation of technical and production employees and interns; Produce events while maintaining a high degree of public safety in line with all life safety codes; Work with all departments as needed to maintain technical and event related equipment in the venue; Facilitate venue readiness during load-ins, show, load-out, and special event services; Participate in securing the venue during daily operations, event days, emergency operations and venue closures.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate will have notable experience of touring venues, working practices and have an extensive understanding of theatrical union CBAs.

Yale Undergraduate Production

Job Title: Technical Director

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Responsibilities: Manage safety programs including staged combat program; Provide robust safety oversight/guidance for specific projects; Oversee theater facilities and equipment; Manage calendar and other digital tools; collaborate with staff and faculty in a range of offices; Train, mentor, and supervise students during strikes, load-ins, and other tech activities.

Skills Required: Demonstrated commitment to safety; excellence in scenic construction, lighting, sound, and projection fields; experience in education and professional environments. Preferred: MFA. Non-standard work schedule including evenings and weekends. Full-time seasonal (10 month) continuing position with full Yale benefits.



Melanie Carr Gallery (Essex)

Title: Gallery Assistant Intern

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Description: The Gallery Assistant Interns will be involved in all aspects of gallery operations including gallery maintenance, desk duties, data entry, research projects, and exhibition and public program preparation. Interns will also gain valuable experience in assisting with client and artist relations, as well as planning for exhibitions and events. This is an opportunity to learn the daily operations of a contemporary art gallery. Open and close gallery as needed. Greet and effectively communicate with visitors. Become knowledgeable about exhibitions, exhibiting artists and their artwork. Assist with desk work including preparation of gallery documents, labels, and price lists, etc. Assist with social media. Maintain cleanliness of gallery. Assist in gallery-related duties on a daily basis as needed. This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be available depending on your course of study.

Requirements: Must be a college student (or recent graduate) studying art, art history, or arts management. Exceptional high school students with a proven interest in fine art will be considered. Must have a basic knowledge of modern & contemporary art. Proficiency in Mac, Microsoft Word, Excel, Email, Internet and Social Media. Must be punctual, resourceful, skilled in communication. Positive attitude and a willingness to learn. Detailed oriented and well organized. Must be able to lift 30lbs. Gallery Hours: Friday – Saturday 12 – 5P, Sunday 12 – 4. Must have flexible availability to overlap with weekday shifts and some weekends. Must be available for some evenings for openings and public programs.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Title: Costume Interns & Technical Interns (Lighting, Sound, Carpentry, Technical Direction)

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Description: Costume Intern – We will select 2 costumes/wardrobe interns. These interns will assist the costume designer and the wardrobe shop supervisor with designing, pulling, measuring, building, altering and maintaining costumes for all of our shows. The costume/ wardrobe interns will also have some run crew responsibilities. These interns must have experience in costume shop stitching as well as costume construction. Housing may be available for this internship. Technical Intern – We will select 5 technical interns, each with their own concentrations. We are an outdoor theatre that performs under an all weather open tent, stage and sets that are installed and constructed at the beginning of each season, all of our technical interns are a big part of that installation. Once the tent and stage is operational the tech interns start working within their chosen concentration. Each of these interns work closely with our production manager and professional staff on all of our shows. Housing might be possible for this internship. All interns generally spend about 75% of their time in their chosen career track and will participate in other tracks as opportunities, interests, and schedules dictate. The program runs May 29th through August 3rd. Some acting, design or stagecraft interns may be asked to start a week later on or about May 30th. Interns typically are engaged 6 days per week. Daily schedules will fluctuate with assignments. All interns will receive a $1650 personal expense stipend for the season in weekly installments. Housing is quite limited. Admission preference is given to local applicants with their own mode of transportation who reside within a reasonable commuting distance (under 1 hour). However, some housing assistance can be arranged on a case by case basis. (Please note: at this time housing is not available for administrative internships)


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