Jobs in the Arts

Updated January 19, 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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Fairfield Museum

Job Title: P/T Director of Community Programs

Send a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work and program development experience to: Director of Community Programs Search, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Email:

Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

Responsibilities: Convene and lead community planning groups; design and develop collaborative programming that gives voice to multiple perspectives; develop and sustain partnerships with regional arts, performance and cultural organizations; and oversee the delivery of programs, lectures, community forums, art installations and performances that advance the Museum’s mission to use the arts and humanities to strengthen community and help shape its future. Programs will occur primarily at the Fairfield Museum and seasonally on the adjacent outdoor Museum Commons.

Skills Required: The successful candidate will demonstrate broad and successful experience in facilitating and leading collaborative planning; implementing creative, diverse and dynamic indoor and outdoor programming that builds new audiences; experience in developing and sustaining relationships with community groups; have strong connections in the Connecticut and New York arts, education, and social service communities; demonstrate strong organizational skills; and be independently motivated and a strong team player. Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field required.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: P/T Telemarketers

Contact: William Addison, 860.873.8664 x511

Responsibilities: Sun 5:00-8:30 and Mon-Thu evenings 5:30-9:00. Earn $10.10/hour + commission & theatre tickets.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Production positions for the 2018 season

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Guilford Art Center

Job Title: P/T Visitor Service

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Responsibilities: Providing the optimal experience for all GAC visitors, students, shoppers and callers. They will possess full knowledge of GAC classes, events, and operational procedures. They will answer phones and register students. They will also conduct shop and gallery sales and fulfill other related duties.

Skills Required: Strong people skills; ability to multi-task; positive can-do attitude; dependability; familiarity with, or ability to learn, computerized registration and POS systems; knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to lift up to 40 lbs, bend, and stand for extended periods of time.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Manager of Donor Relations and Events

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Responsibilities: The Manager of Donor Relations and Events is a stewardship and fundraising position responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing development department events at Hartford Stage. These include, but are not limited to: Patron Society dinners and opening night parties; stewardship events, such as pre-show receptions; cultivation events, such as house parties and behind-the-scenes events at the theatre; and the annual Ovation Society Dinner. The position also assists an outside consultant in the planning and execution of the annual fundraising gala and manages a portfolio of individual and institutional donors, including restaurant partners.

The Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury)

Job Title: Education Manager

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

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Neighborhood Music School

Job Title: P/T Community Engagement Manager

For complete list of job requirements & qualifications, duties & responsibilities and to apply, visit:

Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: P/T After School/Evening Teachers

Send CV to:

Requirements: Experience preferred but not required

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

Job Title: Executive Director

Email letter and resume to: David Ryan, Chairman,

Responsibilities: The Executive Director is a new position.  It is responsible for all aspects of SMPAC’s operations including execution of the strategic plan, budgeting, event planning and programming, financial management, venue and event operations, implementation of the long term site plan, fundraising and development, marketing, and staff and volunteer management.  As noted above, SPAC’s board committees will play active roles supporting the Executive Director in each of these areas.  The Executive Director develops and manages key relationships with Board participation and support.  The Executive Director reports to the Chairman of the SPAC board of directors.

Skills Required: Broad experience in regional performing arts institutions including senior roles that provided insights into all aspects of successful arts organizations.  The successful candidate will have a particularly strong track record in venue program planning and implementation, fundraising, relationship building, and budgeting.  This successful candidate will be a self-starter and behave in an entrepreneurial manner.  The successful candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree or better in a field related to arts administration. Facility management skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; Strong negotiation and consensus building skills; Strong planning, organizing, project management and problem solving skills; Demonstrated leadership by example; Strong management skills including willingness to roll up sleeves to help with tasks as necessary; Ability to wear multiple hats, adapt to change, and multi-task; Strong public speaking skills; Technologically adept including use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software.

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. $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, ontime (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.

Vista Life Innovations (Madison)

Job Title: Stage Manager for spring production of The Addams Family

Email resume to: Jeanean Cox,

Responsibilities: Attend auditions and all scheduled rehearsals on our Madison Campus – Auditions are being held Sunday (1/28) and Monday (1/29) from 5-9pm.  Rehearsals will begin mid-February, happening Sundays 5-7:30 pm and Mondays/Wednesdays 6-8:30pm. Tech week – May 13th-20th. Performances at The Kate in Old Saybrook – May 18th, 19th & 20th. Stage manager tasks include but are not limited to making notes of: Blocking, Set changes, Lighting needs, Sound needs, Costume changes, Prop requirements, Rehearsal Reports after each rehearsal. The Stage Manager will work closely with the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, and Production Manager to run rehearsals and schedule additional meetings or rehearsals as needed. During performances, the Stage Manager will direct the cast and crew backstage.

Skills Required: An ideal candidate should have prior Stage Manager experience.


Melanie Carr Gallery

Title: Gallery Assistant Intern

Email cover letter and resume to:

Description: The goal of Melanie Carr Gallery is to promote the importance of contemporary art and examine its impact on society while providing its artists greater exposure to new audiences. 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.

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.




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