Jobs in the Arts

Updated July 24, 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: City-Wide Open Studios Technical Director

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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: Director of Marketing and Communications

For a full description and instructions to apply, visit:

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

Send cover letter and resume to:

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: 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: 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.

International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven)

Job Title: Grant Writer

Email a proposal along with current resume and client (or employer) references to:

Responsibilities:  Play a vital role in the organization’s fundraising efforts.  S/he will work closely with the Director of Development, Development Manager and consult collaboratively with other members of the leadership and programming staff as necessary.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented creative-thinker, with excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills. S/he must be able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple deadlines, and ongoing projects in a timely manner.  A commitment to the performing arts and a passion for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ mission is a necessity.  A confidentiality clause will be part of the Letter of Agreement for this engagement. Proven success with written grant proposals. Attention to detail, organization. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Ability to interpret the Festival’s programs to meet the requirements of a wide variety of grant-makers.

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

Email letter, resume, and references to:

Full description:

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.

Neighborhood Music School (New Haven)

Job Title: P/T Teachers for classes in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater Dance and Triple Threat program. Seeking faculty for our Youth and Teen programs, as well.
Email cover letter and current resume to: Tracey Albert, Dance Dept Chair,

Responsibilities: Focus is on process, not performance. Must work closely with the department chair and other teaching artists. These positions may also include summer schedule.

Skills Required: Must be able to teach students with multiple levels of dance experience within one class. Must enjoy working in a collaborative atmosphere with all ages. A positive attitude, high energy and a love of working with children is required. Exceptional interpersonal skills and willingness to work some flexible hours. Experience required. Five-years preferred. Dance degree preferred, but not required.

New Haven Academy Interdistrict Magnet School

Job Title: P/T Drama Teacher for the 2017-18 school year

Email a 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 (8:00 – 2:30), 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 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.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Job Title: Development Coordinator

Email resume and cover letter to:

Responsibilities: The Coordinator reports to the Development Director, assisting in fundraising campaigns, networking activities, and general administrative duties. Additionally, the Development Coordinator may be responsible for assisting the CEO with specific projects and helping with the Box Office.

Skills Required: The successful candidate must possess a professional attitude, excellent time management skills, and an efficient, resourceful work ethic. Desired personal characteristics and general attributes include: organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, and positive. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software is desirable.

Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: P/T Instructors for Summer and Fall

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