Jobs in the Arts

Updated July 18, 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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JOBS

Arts Center Killingworth

Job Title: Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Email: Barbara Nair, artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com 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.

Friends of the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Job Title: P/T Temporary Docent Program Coordinator (Fall 2018)

Email cover letter and resume to: Rani Arbo, rarbo@wesleyan.edu

Application Deadline: August 8, 2018

Responsibilities: Coordinate an annual fall semester Docent Program that welcomes Middletown Public School 4th graders on tours of three Wesleyan University art galleries and its Javanese gamelan. Plan, staff and manage the program in cooperation with the Center for the Arts, a Javanese gamelan instructor, and the curators of each gallery. Program Coordinator will prepare a docent training handbook interpreting each exhibition; train and supervise docents (Wesleyan students) and art teachers; and maintain communication with public school and Wesleyan staff. Must be available to oversee tours from 8:30am-12:30pm on eight pre-scheduled days in October and November and to run two training sessions. Fee is $2,000 for approximately 80 total hours. Please note that this a contracted position with the Davison Art Center, not a Wesleyan employee position.

Skills Required: BA, preferably in Art, Art History, or Education. Interest and experience in working with people, including college students and children. Writing experience, comfort with public speaking, commitment to museum education practices, strong organizational and time management skills and ability to work independently.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Wardrobe Supervisor

More info at: https://www.goodspeed.org/about/career-opportunities

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: P/T Costume Rental Assistant

More info at: https://www.goodspeed.org/about/career-opportunities

Hartford Stage

Job Title: P/T Box Office Representative

Email cover letter, resume, and references to: Anthony Bell, Box Office Manager, abell@hartfordstage.org

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 of 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: Wig and Make-Up Supervisor

Email cover letter, resume, references, and examples of work to: Costume Shop Manager, Blair Gulledge, bgulledge@hartfordstage.org with “Wig and Make Up Supervisor” in the subject line

Skills Required: Human and synthetic wig styling and maintenance. Theatrical make-up including corrective, old age, specialty, prosthetic application and maintenance. Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, well-disciplined, flexible and capable of working in a fast paced environment. Ideal candidates will also have ventilation and wig construction skills and management experience.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Draper

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

Skills Required: 5 + years professional experience. Positive attitude. Exemplary organizational capabilities, strong critical/creative problem solving. Supervisory experience, good communication and interpersonal abilities; team oriented. Expertise in dressmaking and men’s tailoring- covering period and contemporary. Expertise in pattern drafting, draping, quick rigging- covering period and contemporary. Working knowledge in industrial and domestic sewing machines, sergers, industrial irons and other pertinent tools. Knowledge of best practice for various fabrics. Knowledge of costume and theatre history. Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. This position is seasonal, full-time/hourly, eligible for overtime and includes a full benefit package.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Costume Crafts Artisan

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

Skills Required: Expertise in fabric modification- painting, dying and distressing. Expertise in Millinery. Proficiency in Leatherwork. Proficiency in fabrication and alteration of masks. Proficiency in fabrication and alteration of armor. Proficiency in fabrication and alterations of jewelry. Proficiency in shoe repair and modification. Knowledge of best practice for modern tools including adhesives, plastics. Desired applicant should also have a positive attitude, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, strong critical/creative problem solving skills, and would thrive in a fast paced environment. This position is seasonal, full-time/hourly, eligible for overtime and includes a full benefit package.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Education Apprentices for the 2018/2019 season

To apply send cover letter and resume to: education@hartfordstage.org

Responsibilities: The Education Apprentice will 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.

Skills Required: Ideal candidate will have a degree in theatre and/or education, experience working with children, flexibility and a positive attitude. Apprenticeship runs September 4, 2018 – May 24, 2019. Housing, parking and weekly stipend provided. For more details, visit www.hartfordstage.org.

The Hartt School Community Division (Hartford)

Job Title: Music Programs & Community Engagement Coordinator

For more information and to apply: https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2034

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.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Audio/Video Supervisor

Full Description at: http://bit.ly/longwharfhiring

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Properties Runner

For details and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/longwharfhiring

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Costume Design Assistant (August 27, 2018 – May 12, 2019)

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

Responsibilities: Serving as the chief liaison between the Costume Shop and Designer. Sourcing, pulling, renting, shopping and returning of all garments and materials for each build in close collaboration with the Designer and Costume Shop Manager. Creation and maintenance of all show paperwork. Attendance of fittings, production meetings and technical rehearsals. Transportation of Designer in company vehicle as required. Occasional stitching and craft work. Participation in the maintenance and organization of costume shop and storage spaces. Maintain a high level of execution and a safe work environment. Work with Long Wharf Theatre employees in a collegial manner. Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements. Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required. Attend safety trainings as required.

Skills Required: Previous professional experience as a Costume Design Assistant desired, but all applicants will be considered. You should have excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills; excellent period and contemporary style knowledge; comfortable with theatrical costuming stitching and craft techniques; must be able to climb stairs and have the ability to lift 40 pounds; a valid driver’s license required with a clean driving record (subject to a motor vehicle record check). Working on Weekends, Evenings, and Travel is frequently required. This job requires high standards and a strong sense of responsibility. Outstanding organizational and computer skills are necessary. Applicants should possess a good eye for detail and consistency. You should possess the ability to operate well under pressure in a collaborative environment, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude. LWT values safe, positive, productive, and team-oriented employees.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Master Carpenter (August 13, 2018 – May 26, 2019 with possible extension)

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

Responsibilities: Ensure all scenic pieces are built to the specifications of the drawings as provided by the TD team. In consultation with the TD team, oversee the daily workflow of the shop floor. Construct scenery by implementing industry standard wood and metal working techniques. Assist in leading Load-ins and Strike, including LWT staff and overhire crews. 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 using company van or box truck. Maintain a high level of execution and a safe work environment. Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements. Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required. Attend safety trainings as required.

Skills Required: Three years of professional experience as a scenic carpenter plus a year as Master Carpenter is desired, but all 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 adherence to 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, while being adaptable to new situations and changing priorities.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Scenic Carpenter (August 20, 2018 – May 12, 2019 with possible extension)

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

Responsibilities: 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. Ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner. Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements. Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required. Attend safety trainings as required.

Skills Required: Two years of professional experience as a scenic carpenter is desired, but all 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 motor vehicle record 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

Job Title: Lighting Supervisor

Full Description at: http://bit.ly/longwharfhiring

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Costume Shop and Wardrobe Assistant

Full Description at: http://bit.ly/longwharfhiring

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Group Sales Manager/Box Office Supervisor

For more information and to apply go to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=182dd23d-e899-4f96-9699-336eaf1ea1ef&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Assistant Technical Director (August 13, 2018 – May 26, 2019 with possible extension)

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

Responsibilities: Create construction drawings for all scenic elements. Source and order materials and supplies. Evaluate Set Design for feasibility of budget and time by creating estimates with the TD team. Participate in Load-ins and Strike. Assist in maintenance of equipment and production facilities. Execute safe rigging practices. Lead crews of overhire during load-ins and strikes. Perform work at height on ladders, scaffold, and aerial lifts. Construct scenery by implementing industry standard wood and metal working techniques. Transport scenery and equipment between theatre and offsite spaces using a company van or box truck. Maintain a high level of execution and a safe work environment. Ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner. Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements. Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required. Attend safety trainings as required.

Skills Required: Three years of professional experience in scenic carpentry is desired, but all 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, while being adaptable to new situations and changing priorities. We value safe, positive, productive, and team-oriented employees.

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 cyndi@mattmuseum.org. For full job description, visit www.mattmuseum.org.

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.

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, meredith.gavrin@new-haven.k12.ct.us

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, meredith.gavrin@new-haven.k12.ct.us

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.

Northwest Connecticut Arts Council

Job Title: Executive Director

Send a letter of interest of no more than two pages, along with current resume to: search@artsnwct.org

Application Deadline: July 25, 2018

View the full job description at: http://www.artsnwct.org/docs/default-source/general/northwest-connecticut-arts-council-ed-jd-approved.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Skills Required: Successful candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience in senior management, and three years in either a non-profit or mission-driven setting. Other qualifications include experience in finance, budget management, grant writing and administration, as well as demonstrated interest in the arts and culture industry.

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater

Job Title: P/T Managing Director

Please send cover letter and resume to: Managing Director Search, Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or email to info@oddfellows.org

Responsibilities: The managing director works with the executive artistic director to ensure the health and direction of the Playhouse. The MD provides strategic, managerial, and financial vision for the Playhouse. The MD collaborates with the EAD on major decisions regarding the future of the Playhouse. The managing director will demonstrate a genuine commitment to the Playhouse’s three-fold mission: to the art of the theater, the education of young people and the pursuit of social justice, and be able to articulate the mission effectively to the board, staff, participants, contributors, and the general public.

Skills Required: Must be well-organized and able to work well with colleagues in a close environment. Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously and determine priorities. Experience managing a staff, including assessing skills of employees, matching with projects, and supervising. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Proven financial expertise, including work with Quickbooks or similar program. Proven fundraising expertise, including grants, individual donors, and fundraising events. Effective delegator. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate on all levels. Leadership ability and collaborative spirit. Commitment to social justice. Ability to work with diverse constituencies. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks; knowledge of web design/IT a bonus. BA or equivalent required.

Pantochino Productions Inc. (Milford)

Job Title: P/T Stage Manager

Email letter and resume to: Bert Bernardi, pantochino@gmail.com

Responsibilities: Professional theatre company for family audiences in Milford seeking Stage Manager for two fall productions; “Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure” based on the Netflix series (Late September-October schedule) and “Glitz!” an original holiday musical (Mid-November-December schedule. Evening & weekend rehearsals, performances on weekends. Potential to extend contract through Spring musicals.

Skills Required: Experienced, energetic, hands-on, organized candidates.

Pantochino Productins Inc. (Milford)

Job Title: Projection Designer

Email letter and resume to: Bert Bernardi, pantochino@gmail.com

Responsibilities: Professional theatre company for family audiences in Milford seeking Projection Designer for fall production of “Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure” based on the Netflix series. Seeking creative, experienced individual to create and implement the world of Strawberry Fields in our intimate venue. Production opens early October.

St. John’s Choir

Job Title: Bass Choral Singer

Send 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. See www.reddoormusic.org. $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. Peter’s Church (Cheshire)

Job Title: Minister of Music

Email resume to: Kathy Kirby, kathy.kirby@stpeterscheshire.org

Responsibilities: Work with our committed volunteer adult parish choir and our active chorister program for children age 9-18 years of age. The Minister of Music will also create a training program for younger children, whose purpose will be to foster a love of singing with others and to prepare them to join the choristers when they turn 9. Lead in our community by striving for excellence with our choirs while encouraging everyone in the parish to share whatever musical gifts they have.

Skills Required: Experience in conducting choirs of all ages. We seek a person who is passionate about instilling a love of choral singing in children and adults, and who is enthusiastic and effective about growing our choral programs. Successful candidates are persons of faith who understand the importance of music as the soul of a worshipping community, who love music of all kinds, and who are able and eager to teach music to children and adults of varying abilities. Must enjoy working collaboratively with other clergy and staff and be flexible enough to allow the music program to change and grow according to the needs of the parish and surrounding community.

Sustainable CT

Job Title: Development, Donor Engagement, and Outreach support

For more information and to apply go to: https://sustainablect.org/fileadmin/Random_PDF_Files/Files_and_Resources/Sustainable_CT_RFQ_for_development_support.pdf

TheaterWorks Hartford

Job Title: Audio Visual Supervisor & Board Op

Send cover letter, resume, references to: bridget@theaterworkshartford.org

Responsibilities: Implement and maintain sound and video systems for each production. Run sound and projections when needed/assigned (this also includes being a cheerful member of the Front of House team, interacting with patrons as part of our pre-show experience). Participate in the build and load-in of scenery when not assigned to show run. Be well-versed in setup and maintenance of sound and video equipment, backstage communication systems, wired and wireless headsets, maintaining TW in-house inventory, projection equipment, IT maintenance for show computers. QLab proficiency; VectorWorks a plus. Scenic carpentry skills are important but not primary responsibility; welding a bonus. Must be capable of lifting 50 pounds, standing and sitting for extended periods of time, climbing ladders, and lifting things overhead when necessary.  Rigging skills a plus. Excellent communication and organization skills, collaborating closely with designers, artistic leadership, TW staff, vendors and colleagues on productions, special events and projects. Responsible for sourcing rental equipment as needed. All TW employees are responsible for mentoring interns and apprentices, serving as positive role models for safe work practices and collaborative work ethics. Must be willing to assist in other areas as needed.

Skills Required: 3 years’ professional theatrical experience handling audio visual equipment; prior supervisory experience a plus. Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Proficiency with QLab, backstage communication systems required; VectorWorks a plus.   Read design and construction drawings, carpentry skills preferred.  Mentor interns/overhire, serving as positive role model for safe work practices and collaborative work ethics. Must be self-motivated, independently productive and organized, have outstanding communication skills and collaborative attitude.

Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media

Job Title: Programs Manager

For more information and to apply go to: https://ccam.yale.edu/employment

Yale Undergraduate Production

Job Title: Technical Director

To apply visit: https://bit.ly/2I3zBwa Please include a cover letter referencing position 49544BR

To view complete job description visit: https://up.yalecollege.yale.edu/position-available-technical-director

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.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Idealist.org: Hundreds of non-profit job listings

New York Foundation for the Arts – Classifieds: Frequently updated jobs listings, sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts