Jobs in the Arts

Updated September 20, 2017

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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Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Job Title: P/T Advertising Sales Representative

Email cover letter and resume to: Marketing Director,

Responsibilities: Generate sales for the monthly arts community and events newspaper and digital business. Servicing and growing key accounts and maximizing opportunities for the publication, website, and all digital products. Identify customer needs, provide value for our products and services, effectively close and acquire new local and/or national accounts. Prepare strategic sales communications and presentations for both print and digital platforms, including social media opportunities. Develop industry-based knowledge and understanding including circulation, audience, readership, etc. Seeking potential clients via cold-calling, networking, social media, and in-person visits (where applicable) on a national and international level. Continuous follow-up to build strong relationships and management of accounts. Secure signed contracts. Secure payment for all signed contracts. Compensation based on experience. Commission based, no retainer.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, highly motivated self-starter with media advertising sales experience that can strategically target active and prospective businesses to advertise in a niche print and digital platform. Ability to prospect, develop strong strategic relationships, and close business deals. Ability to follow directions and sales processes from management. Minimum 2 years of sales experience. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Tech savvy, with working experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive Applications. Candidates must be self-motivated, creative, and must have a passion for business and helping others. Have a college degree or equivalent industry experience. Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently. Work ethic and integrity are requirements.

The Frame Shop in Westville (New Haven)

Job Title: Custom Framer

Email resume to: Gabe Da Silva,

Skills Required: Knowledge of all aspects of running a custom framing shop. 5 years custom framing experience. Proficient on LIFESAFER software. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Experience on double-miter saws, under pinners and dry mounting. Customer service a must, comfortable on designing in front deck. Computer skills.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Wig Run Crew

Email resume, portfolio and references to: Blair Gulledge, Costume Shop Manager,

Responsibilities: 2 upcoming productions: November 14 – December 31, 2017, March 29 – May 6, 2018

Skills Required: Ideal candidates should have experience with Human and synthetic wig styling and maintenance, theatrical make up, ability to do quick changes- wigs and costumes as necessary, be well disciplined, flexible and capable of working in a fast paced environment.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Seasonal P/T Box Office Representative

Email cover letter, resume, and references to: Anthony Bell, Box Office Manager,

Responsibilities: Assisting Hartford Stage patrons with purchasing single tickets and subscriptions over the phone, in person, and acting as a representative of the Box Office during performances.

Skills Required: Candidate should have 1-2 years customer service experience, excellent telephone demeanor, and the ability to respond gracefully in high pressure situations. Multitasking and attention to detail are also crucial. Applicant must be comfortable working with a computerized ticketing system (experience with Tessitura is a plus), and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Associate General Manager

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Emily Van Scoy, General Manager,

Responsibilities: Negotiating and managing contracts and budgets, primary liaison to staff for benefits, and providing internal IT support.

Skills Required: Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree, 2-5 years arts/theatre administration experience, have knowledge of collectively bargained union agreements and human resources, excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and are detail oriented.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Technical/ Scenic Apprentice for the 2017/2018 season

Email cover letter and resume to:

Responsibilities: Work within the scene shop and will be an active participant in the creation and implementation of the designs for each show. Duties include but are not limited to assisting with budgeting, purchasing of materials, construction and working load-in and strike. Additional opportunities in drafting and CNC operation exist. Apprenticeships run September 5, 2017 – May 25, 2018.

Skills Required: Ideal candidate will have a degree in technical theatre or scenic/production design. A minimum of one year experience in professional/regional theatre shop, as well as knowledge of AutoCAD and Excel a plus. Candidate must have the ability to lift at least 50lbs. Evening and weekend work is needed.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Development Apprentice for the 2017/2018 season

Email cover letter and resume to:

Responsibilities: Assist the development staff in all aspects of fundraising. Duties may include, but are not limited to, managing donor benefits programs, tracking and entering gifts, maintaining records, and assisting with all donor, sponsor and fundraising events, including our annual gala. Apprenticeship runs September 5, 2017 – May 25, 2018. Housing, parking and weekly stipend provided. For more details, visit

Skills Required: Ideal candidate will have a degree in theatre, arts administration, English, communications, business or a related field, and/or experience in fundraising, strict attention to detail and professional presentation.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Run Crew

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Charles S. Freitag, Associate Production Manager,

Responsibilities: Stage rigging, scenery shifting, operating spot light, props tracking, and scene shop carpentry. Employment is on a per show basis. Pay is hourly with overtime paid after 40 hours.

Skills Required: Applicants should have previous professional back stage experience, programing or audio experience a plus. Must be able to lift heavy equipment and scenery, and be comfortable working on ladders and elevated platforms.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Operations Associate

Send cover letter, resume and references to: Human Resources, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511, fax: 203-776-2287, email:

Responsibilities: Maintaining cleanliness of public areas, office areas, and theatre exterior/grounds such as snow removal, minor repairs, painting, fleet maintenance, performing set-up and clean-up for meetings and special events, office duties, and knowledge of HVAC and security systems.

Skills Required: Candidate should possess a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. Driver’s License required; must be able to climb stairs, work on your feet for extended periods of time, and lift 40lbs. Local applicants and those who enjoy live theater preferred.

Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven)

Job Title: Properties Runner

Email letter, resume, and references to:

Responsibilities: The Properties Runner primarily will work backstage during shows to maintain props and props areas for all LWT productions, but will also assist in the prop shop.

Skills Required: Applicants should possess a strong theatrical properties background, including repairs, and run crew experience. Professional experience as a Properties Runner is desired, but all applicants will be considered. Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to lift 50 pounds; a valid driver’s license required with a clean driving record (subject to a background check). This job requires high standards, a strong sense of responsibility, and working nights and weekends. Candidate should possess the ability to operate well under pressure, with varied personalities, and with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude. Candidate should be able to work independently, as well as within a team setting.

New Haven Academy of Performing Arts

Job Title: Voice Teachers

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Skills Required: Must have a minimum of a bachelors degree in music and LOVE to work with children. The teacher should be a fun, hip, contemporary teacher who is not stuck in the “classical only” mind set and likes their students to play/sing songs the STUDENT wants to learn! Teacher needs to be willing to get certified in Mix Technique through our Master Teacher Billy DiCrosta and enter into to become accredited. English/Spanish speaking is a MAJOR PLUS but not mandatory. Must be available Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday morning/afternoon. Must be able to sing and teach in CCM Styles, we are not looking for classical/opera teachers.

New Haven Public Schools Performing and Visual Arts Department

Job Title: P/T Art, General Music, Beginning Band, Drama and Dance teachers: F/T General Music, Beginning Band, and Visual Art Teachers

Email a cover letter, resume, and a reference to: Ellen Maust, Supervisor of Performing and Visual Arts Department,

Responsibilities: Teaching full classes during the school day. these are regularly schedule classes, not necessarily electives. Create lessons aligned to the National Core Arts Standards and district scope and sequence. Assess students and report on progress. Plan and implement performances/exhibits. Collaborate with colleagues across the district and with the school. Participate in district initiatives.

Skills Required: Teacher certification is required for full time employment. It is preferred, but not required for part time. All applicants should have experience teaching and/or working with and planning for large groups of children.

Pantochino Productions

Job Title: Stage Manager

Email letter and resume to: Bert Bernardi,

Responsibilities: Stage Manager for it’s original musical “How To Be A Good Witch.” Commitment is October 1-29 (Rehearsals are evenings and weekends, performances on weekends) in Milford. Potential to extend contract throughout the season.

Skills Required: Should be energetic and organized.

P.L.A.C.E. Partnerships in Learning and Creative Exploration Inc. (Hamden)

Job Title: P/T art teachers, grant writers, architects, CDL drivers, fundraisers, exhibit designers, board members and volunteers

Email resume as well as a professional statement explaining why you are interested in working with P.L.AC.E. to: attention Debbie Chavoya, Executive Director

Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: Art and music substitute teachers for afterschool and evenings

Skills Required: Experienced as professional artist/teachers and musician/teachers for the schoolyear. Formal education is required.

Email CV to:

St. John’s Choir (West Hartford)

Job Title: Tenor Choral Singer

Send your résumé and letter of application to: Scott Lamlein, Director of Music and Organist – St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue – West Hartford, CT 06119

Responsibilities: Sunday mornings during the program year, including Christmas Eve and Easter. Wednesday evening rehearsals, approximately 2-3 times per month, including dinner. Special events, usually on weekends, 4 or 5 per program year. Compensation: $65 per appearance

Skills Required: Choral Scholars should have a positive attitude, an appreciation for great sacred choral music, and excellent vocal and sight-reading skills. Ability to provide a clear, blended, mostly senza vibrato tone is a must. Regular, on-time (early) attendance sets the needed professional example for our volunteers. Good communication skills, and a demonstrated desire to become part of a musical community are a must.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Wallingford)

Job Title: Tenor Choral Scholar

For more information and to schedule an audition please contact: Jay Lindsay, Director of Music,

Responsibilities: Attending weekly rehearsals on Thursday from 7 – 9 pm and Sunday morning worship which starts at 9:30 am. Compensation is $25 per appearance, more for Holy Days. The position is open to any student in high school, college or graduate school. Opportunities for solos and student conducting will be available throughout the season. This is an excellent opportunity for student singers to expand their choral repertoire, and gain professional singing experience with a highly skilled choir.



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