Jobs in the Arts

Updated March 21, 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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Arts Center Killingworth

Job Title: Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Email: Barbara Nair, 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.

Canal Dock Boathouse (New Haven)

Job Title: Events Coordinator & Facility and Program Manager

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Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University

Job Title: Department Chair – Musical Theater

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Children’s Circus of Middletown

Job Title: Acrobatics, Puppetry and Early Childhood Circus Instructors

Please submit resume, cover letter and any related work samples to:

Responsibilities: Circus Teaching Artists for our 30th annual summer circus program. This five-week program provides instruction in a variety of circus arts to 150 children between the ages of 5-15. The Children’s Circus of Middletown culminates in a huge outdoor performance for over a thousand spectators annually and is a staple of the community. Teaching Artists must plan and implement a variety of 1-2 hour lessons, for 10-20 kids of mixed ages, throughout the program. Teaching Artists teach a basic intro class to all participants, plan and teach a 2-week training intensive for participants who select their discipline, and direct two 5-min circus acts that will be featured the final performance. Teaching Artists also work closely with the Circus Director, the Designer/Technical Director, Costume Designer and Band Director in the creation of their acts for the final performance. The Teaching Artists are the heart of the Children’s Circus and ultimately create and shape the circus performance under the guidance of the Circus Director and with the support of the design team. Counselors are assigned to Teaching Artists as assistants in all the disciplines. It is the responsibility of the Teaching Artist to delegate tasks and mentor counselors towards becoming positive role models and possibly future teachers themselves. Program/Training Dates: June 27 – August 6, Weekdays from 8:30am-4:30pm. Mandatory Daily Staff/Artist Meetings 3pm – 4:30pm. Performance Date: Friday, Aug 3, 5pm. Rain Date Saturday, Aug 4, 5pm. Clean-up and Evaluations: August 6, 9-5.

Skills Required: Interested applicants should have experience working with kids, lesson planning and have a strong base of circus and/or performance skills. Teaching Artists should be able to design safe, fun, and engaging curriculum that challenges, instructs, and inspires young people in a circus training and performing environment.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Scenic Carpenter

Email cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to:

Responsibilities: Assisting in the construction and implementation of six musicals a year plus numerous outside projects. Full Time seasonal position with PTO, Benefits, and the possibility to be eligible to apply for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize.

Skills Required: Wood working, welding, rigging, and ability to lift 75 pounds is a must. Preferred candidates are available April 2018 through December 2018.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Wardrobe Supervisor

Email cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to:

Responsibilities: Load-in and strike, dressing and quick changes, and costume maintenance.

Skills Required: Preferred candidates would be available from May 7, 2018, through December 2018, and have experience working on full scale musicals.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Run Crew

Email cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to:

Responsibilities: Rigging, dressing and gripping scenic elements as well as assisting the other crews with their duties. Hourly plus overtime, housing available for a small weekly fee, and the possibility to be eligible to apply for the Andrew A. Isen $5,000 Prize at Goodspeed Musicals.

Skills Required: Must be available April 2, 2018, through June 21, 2018 (with the possibility to extend through December 2018). Preferred candidates would have experience working on full scale musicals.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Production positions for the 2018 season

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Hartford Stage

Job Title: Manager of Donor Relations and Events

Send cover letter and resume to:

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.

“I Matter” Project

Job Title: P/T Project Manager

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Responsibilities: Serve as lead organizer and project manager for all stages of the “I Matter” Project including working closely with Founder/Director Rob Goldman during development and implementation phases of projects. Help develop, draft, edit, design and refine promotional materials and communications. Serve as lead communications manager regarding all tasks and action items related to project direction, feedback, and act as liaison and organizer between all team member, and outside parties. Manage timelines and hold team members to deadlines and ensure that deliverables are met. Maintain up-to-date information regarding projects. Manage and track project expenditures, oversee estimates and billing. Assist in project documentation and archiving (photography, video and writing). Initiate and cultivate communication among collaborators throughout the project process. Confer with suppliers throughout the design, development, fabrication, and installation phases of projects and help resolve issues as they arise. Assist with developing, implementing and assessing policies and procedures for the program. Schedule and coordinate all meetings. Prepare information and materials for meetings. Assist in all aspects of installation and removal of projects.

Skills Required: Must be meticulously detail-oriented with an innate ability to take initiative and complete tasks and projects to completion. Must also possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Part-time position may evolve into full-time. The right person for this job is a naturally organized self-starter with a strong sense of teamwork, balanced with independent problem-solving skills. Committed to the mission of the “I Matter” Project, a passion for empowering youth. 2+ years of experience as a Project Manager. Great organizational and communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel (or Apple Numbers). Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign a plus. Photography experience a plus. Ability to communicate effectively and interact professionally. Results-oriented; collaborative; likes a varied and frequently changing environment; flexible; calm under pressure; good sense of humor and fun. Nonprofit experience helpful. Work hours are Monday through Friday, but flexibility is required. The role will require occasional lifting, carrying, setup, and cleanup of materials. Must have driver’s license and have access to a reliable car

Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven)

Job Title: Corporate Giving Manager

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Responsibilities: Work with Director of Development, Managing Director and Development Committee to identify, cultivate and solicit current and prospective corporate and small business donors.

Skills Required: Candidate must be willing to meet with prospects statewide and be able to draft proposals and help with planning and developing an effective campaign and stewardship plan. A bachelor’s degree as well as a minimum of 5 years of development or corporate sales experience is required.

Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury)

Job Title: Registrar

Email cover letter, resume and references to:

Responsibilities: Manage its collections of paintings, works on paper, decorative arts, historical objects and archival materials. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar will manage the Museum’s collections and help coordinate its exhibition program. Responsibilities include supervising storage, executing loans and insurance, maintaining the collections database, digital images, and all collection records, and assisting with the planning, production, and installation of exhibitions.

Skills Required: B.A. in art history, American studies, or related field; 3-5 years of museum experience; knowledge of best practices for museum registration; proficiency with collections management software; hands-on attention to detail; strong organizational skills, including the ability to supervise interns and volunteers and interact with the public; ability to assist physically with installations and to lift 35 pounds.
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Portrait of America Project (New Haven)

Job Title: Opening Coordinator & Volunteers


Responsibilities: Someone who is press friendly, is willing to reach out to and coordinate possible speakers, and pay attention to the technical details of putting together opening day. Also looking for volunteers to help with installation, promoting the project, creating an online exhibit, video editing, and translation support

Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: P/T After School/Evening Teachers

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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.

Spectrum Gallery (Centerbrook)

Job Title: P/T Children’s Art Teacher

Contact: Barbara Nair,

Responsibilities: Teach after school art classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Art teacher would also be asked to run children’s art birthday parties and to start a Saturday morning children’s art program. Curriculum would be set with the Executive Director.

Skills Required: Enthusiasm and some teaching experience with children.

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.

Town Green Special Services District (New Haven)

Events & Communications Coordinator

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