Jobs in the Arts

Updated June 23, 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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Artspace (New Haven)

Job Title: AmeriCorps VISTA Member to serve as Youth and Community Engagement Developer

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Responsibilities: Help Artspace expand its capacity to harness opportunities within the Arts sector to boost academic and pre-professional success among low-income teens. Development of a Youth Engagement Platform will enhance youth development programming at Artspace, including systems for coordination and recruitment of under-served youth through New Haven Public Schools (NHPS), individual schools, educators and parent advocates. The VISTA will help establish a Resource Council comprised of NHPS stakeholders and program alumni as well as identify peer cultural organizations interested in building a Youth/NHPS consortium to promote engagement and collaboration. The VISTA will also develop a Community Engagement platform, consisting of outreach systems and partnerships with community organizations in order to spread the word about the youth and volunteer programs, including development of targeted marketing materials, newsletter, and contact database.

Artspace (New Haven)

Job Title: City-Wide Open Studios Technical Director

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Canton Clay Works

Title: Internships

Send artist statement, resume, written references and e-portfolio to: Questions, call 860-693-1000

Description: Arts management applicants are welcome as are recent BFA graduates (with a ceramics concentration). Mixing glazes, pugging clay, studio maintenance, maintenance and firing of numerous kilns (two varieties of wood kiln, Naborigama (salt and soda) and Climbing Train Kiln, Raku, Saggar, gas reduction) Teaching opportunities (adults and youth). Interns may participate in numerous group shows in our gallery.

Requirements: Applicants should have comprehensive education and experience in throwing and hand building techniques. Some teaching and wood firing experience preferred but not required. 12-15 hours of unpaid studio assistance per week required. Other duties as required. We request a one year commitment from our interns.

Country Dance and Song Society (Easthampton, Mass)

Job Title: Executive Director

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Marie Dalton Meyer. For complete position profile and submission guidelines please visit

Responsibilities: Seeking an Executive Director to lead this national education and arts service nonprofit organization that engages recreational and professional dancers, singers, musicians, teachers, callers and dance historians in the enjoyment of traditional English and American country dance, music and song.

Skills Required: The successful candidate must be a creative leader with strong communication, consensus-building, financial management, fundraising and interpersonal skills.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Development Associate

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Responsibilities: Gift management and serving as database expert for the development department. The position provides essential departmental support, including correspondence, filing, and invoicing. The Development Associate conducts research to strengthen relationships with current donors and identify new prospects. The position also assists with mailings and appeals, creating and running analytical reports, and supporting donor events.

Skills Required: Candidate should have prior development experience, interest in/knowledge of live theatre and performing arts. Experience with a fundraising database, Tessitura preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail is crucial.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Director of Marketing and Communications

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Responsibilities: Lead an energetic team of marketing, sales, communications, and community engagement professionals in achieving the strategic objectives of the theatre, producing content and campaigns as groundbreaking as the work on stage. In addition to meeting the theatre’s revenue and attendance goals, the Director of Marketing and Communications will have a unique opportunity to help the theatre grow its stature in Hartford’s cultural landscape, as well as further enhance its strong profile in the national and international arts community.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Education Apprentice for the 2017/2018 Season

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Responsibilities: Serve as a staff teaching artist, and assist in all aspects of the education department. Duties will include teaching in-school, after-school, and Studio programs, assisting with study guides, and assisting with all aspects of administration in the education department. 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 and/or education, experience working with children, flexibility and a positive attitude.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Costume Crafts Artisan

Email cover letter, resume, references, and examples of work to: Costume Shop Manager, Blair Gulledge, with “Crafts Artisan” in the subject line

Responsibilities: Fabrication and alteration of masks, millinery, armor and jewelry, fabric modification- painting, dying and distressing, shoe repair and modification.

Skills Required: Desired applicant should have a positive attitude, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, strong critical/creative problem solving skills, and would thrive in a fast paced environment.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Scenic Carpenter

Send letter, resume, and references to: Attn: Human Resources, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, FAX (203) 776-2287, Email:

Responsibilities: You will work with the Master Carpenter and other scenic carpenters to construct scenery for all LWT productions. Construct scenery by implementing industry standard wood and metal working techniques. Participate in Load-ins and Strike. Execute safe rigging practices. Assist in maintenance of equipment and production facilities. Lead crews of overhire during load-ins and strikes. Perform work at height on ladders, scaffold, and aerial lifts. Transport scenery and equipment between theatre and offsite spaces. Maintain a high level of execution and a safe work environment. Dates: July 31, 2017 – April 29, 2018 with possible extension.

Skills Required: Applicants should possess a strong theatrical carpentry background, including the ability to build from construction drawings. Three years of professional experience as a scenic carpenter is desired, but all qualified applicants will be considered. You should have excellent verbal communication skills; ability to lift 75 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. You should possess the ability to operate well under pressure, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude. We value safe, positive, productive, and team-oriented employees.

Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven)

Job Title: Properties Manager

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Responsibilities: Build and/or acquisition of properties and weaponry; supervise the properties staff and overhire for the build and run; collaborate with directors and designers to ensure that the artistic vision of each production remains within the available resources of time, budget, personnel, and LWT’s mission, vision, and values. Dates: July 10, 2017 – May 20, 2018 with possible extension.

Skills Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience in props at a LORT Theatre; 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); knowledge and expertise of up-to-date properties techniques including stage firearms and weaponry. You have the ability to understand the work and needs of the department anticipate potential problems and propose timely solutions. Job requires high standards, a strong sense of responsibility, and working nights and weekends; ability to operate well under pressure, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude; to represent LWT in a professional manner; ability to manage, supervise, and motivate staff. We value a safe, positive, and productive team-oriented work environment.

New Haven Chorale

Job Title: Business Operations Manager

Send cover letter and resume to: Executive Director, New Haven Chorale, PO Box 1897, New Haven CT, 06508

Responsibilities: Managing the day to day operations of the Chorale. Daily financial matters, communications, database management, recording special meeting minutes, and support for all operations.

Skills Required: Must have well-developed interpersonal skills and a working knowledge of basic accounting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and Access – required. Knowledge of Quick Books preferred. Must have flexible schedule to accommodate Chorale rehearsal, performance and event schedule.  Anticipated time commitment average 12 hours per week, but varies considerably depending on concerts and other events.

Reynolds Fine Art (New Haven)

Job Title: P/T Seasonal Paid Gallery Internship

Email cover letter and resume to: with the subject line “Internship Application”

Application Deadline: June 26, 2017

Responsibilities: Act as assistant to Owner and Manager. Liaison with artists and the public. Manage social networks. Assist with website, email marketing, and e-commerce administration. Data input to gallery inventory. Writing/proofreading of press releases and marketing material. Distribution of marketing material and mailings. Assist with art handling and exhibition installation. Conduct research for prospective exhibitions, events, projects, etc.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency with MAC operating systems; Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and social media platforms; Demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn website administration (WordPress), email marketing (Robly), and e-commerce sales (1stdibs); Demonstrate professional etiquette and social skills both in person and on the phone; Demonstrate knowledge and interest in art history and the business of contemporary art; Demonstrate strong communication and writing skills; Be organized and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects at once; Be available to work Saturdays and select evenings for gallery events. Advance notice will be given for evening scheduling; Be available to open and close the gallery during the month of August.

Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: P/T Instructors for Summer and Fall

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University Glee Club of New Haven

Job Title: Music Director

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Responsibilities: We practice each Monday evening from 7:15-9:30 pm at the Bethesda Lutheran Church 305 St Ronan St, New Haven, CT 06511. We practice from September to May with two major concerts a year, one in December and one in May. Our concert this spring is May 7 and we have four other performance “gigs”. We wear white tie and tails at major concerts. For other performances our club attire is blue blazer, white shirt, UGC tie and patch, and gray flannels.

Skills Required: An experienced Director that enjoys sound and challenges of TTBB harmony singing. Directing continuity is important. A Degree in Choral Conducting is our preference. In addition to directing we are looking for help in growth; help with promoting and marketing the group.  Connections that help in recruiting new voices are a plus.




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