Jobs in the Arts

Updated May 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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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.

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.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Cutter/Draper

Send letter and resume to: Robert Copley, Production Manager, CRT, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269 or email

Responsibilities: Position oversees shop with 1 First Hand and 2 Stitchers, often of varying skill levels. Some educating and mentoring is to be expected.

Skills Required: Energetic, collaborative, highly organized and skilled Cutter/Draper with experience in draping and patterning historical and modern costumes and the ability to guide shop staff in the quality completion of these garments in a short build timeline. Applicant should have knowledge of Equity rules regarding costumes as well as expertise in conducting costume fittings and making smart and efficient decisions regarding alterations. Applicant should possess a strong working knowledge of industrial sewing machines and other professional costume shop tools and supplies.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Production Positions – Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Carpenters, Scenic Charge, Scenic Artist, Props Artisan, Electricians/Follow Spot Operators, First Hand, Cutter/Draper, Wardrobe Mistress, Stitchers, A1 Audio Engineer/Mixer, A2 Audio Technician/ Monitor mixer, and Box Office support

Send letter and resume to: Robert Copley, Production Manager, CRT, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269 or email

Responsibilities: Summer season consisting of two musicals and a play. Season: Mid-May to late July. Contracts are 7-9 weeks, depending on position. Salaries: Competitive, subsidized housing available.

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.

Creative Arts Workshop (New Haven)

Job Title: Executive Director/Head of School

Email cover letter describing your interest in the position and a resume to:

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

Responsibilities: The new Executive Director will be an experienced professional who will be the driving force in broadening the visibility, impact, effectiveness and financial stability of CAW. This individual will work with the Board, staff and faculty to define and implement strategies which will enhance programming, boost enrollment, increase fund raising and position CAW as a national model for effective community arts organizations. Develop comprehensive and effective program implementation, administration, and impact. Create annual budgets that are consistent with the long-term financial sustainability and goals of CAW. Ensure that the budget is adequately benchmarked against actual results. Establish and ensure effective fundraising programs and initiatives for corporate, foundation, government and individual donors, including the use of technology and social media. Oversee the development of strategic and long and short range financial plans to ensure the financial success and long-term sustainability of CAW. Supervise the development of competitive and innovative grant applications and continuation proposals including: needs assessment, progress reports, work plan and budget. Build strong relationships with individuals and constituencies within CAW, public, media, collaborating agencies, advocates, community partners and other stakeholders. Enhance CAW’s image by being active and visible in the community and by developing relationships with corporate, civic and arts leaders. Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions. Motivate, develop, and evaluate faculty and staff. Show initiative in resolving issues/challenges, and identifying opportunities for improvement. Manage facility operations, upgrades, repairs and maintenance. Manage and prioritize simultaneous projects and work effectively within numerous deadlines.

Skills Required: Significant organizational leadership experience: In fundraising, marketing/branding, fiscal management, programming and community relations. Expertise with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office required. Expertise with ActiveNet registration system, donor database programs a plus. Strong oral and written communication skills: In Board reports, faculty communications and media updates. Familiarity with social media and technology to promote and advance CAW. A strong ethic of responsibility and accountability for actions and results. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field i.e., education, business, or the arts. Equivalent work experience considered; MFA or MBA preferred. Experience as an executive director or senior administrator with a proven record of success in leadership and fundraising efforts.


Job Title: P/T Gift Shop Attendant

Please stop by The Goodspeed during business hours to fill out an application

Skills Required: Seeking enthusiastic, responsible person who enjoys working with the public.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: P/T Assistant House Manager/Usher

Send letter, resume and references to: Amanda Michaud/Supervising House Manager, Goodspeed Musicals, PO Box A, East Haddam CT 06423, fax 860.873.2389,

Responsibilities: Assist Patrons and manage Front of House staff during day, eve and weekend performances at Goodspeed Musicals.

Skills Required: Experience in supervising ushers/bartenders and providing excellent customer service is critical. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; a mature and positive attitude; and a willingness to pitch in and get the job done.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Bartender

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Skills Required: Great sense of hospitality. Experience required. Hours are flexible, ranging from matinee shows to evenings and weekends as needed.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Props Run Crew Head

Email cover letter, availability, resume and list of three references to: Ryann Lee, Props Manager,

Skills Required: Seeking candidates with excellent prop maintenance skills, ability to lift at least 40lbs up several flights of stairs, good endurance for extremely physical 8 shows a week props track, and a positive attitude.  Preferred candidates would be available starting May 2017.

Goodspeed Musicals

Currently Seeking: Master Carpenter, Electrician/Spotlight Operators, Wardrobe Assistants, Stage Crew, Props Carpenter, Props Run Crew Head, Stage Carpenter, Technical Direction Apprentice & Technical Apprenticeships

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Hartford Stage

Job Title: Education Production Coordinator

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Responsibilities: Overseeing all technical and production activities for our Education Department summer productions, including our Breakdancing Shakespeare production, Teen Musical , and Youth Ensemble productions. The Production Coordinator will report to the Director of Education and Production Manager, and will work closely with the Technical Director, production directors, designers and stage managers. Duties include managing production meetings and calendars, coordinating builds, rentals, purchases, etc., and supervising technical rehearsals, load-in and strike for all productions. Part time May 1-June 4 (approximately 20 hours per week); full time June 5-August 20.

Skills Required: Must have minimum of 2 years of experience in theatre production, with experience working on youth productions preferred; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Exceptional attention to detail, creativity and resourcefulness a must. Background check required.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Corporate Giving Manager

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Responsibilities: The position has primary responsibility for achieving the theatre’s annual corporate fundraising goal of $750,000. Work closely with Director of Development and board members to identify, cultivate, and solicit contributions from companies of all sizes.

Skills Required: Experience in fundraising, sales, and/or events. A successful track record of soliciting support through face-to-face meetings, written proposals, and grant applications.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Stage Supervisor

Send cover letter, resume and references to: Charles S. Freitag, Associate Production Manager, Hartford Stage Company, 50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or via e-mail

Responsibilities: The hiring and supervising of stage crew for productions, working in conjunction with Stage Management and Production Assistants, automation programming through Creative Connors, scenery shifting, repairs and maintenance of both scenery and props during run of show.

Skills Required: Ideal candidates would have proficient carpentry skills, knowledge and operation of fly systems. They would also possess the ability to remain calm under pressure and a good sense of humor.

International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven)

Job Title: Development Manager

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Responsibilities: Play a vital role in the organization’s fundraising efforts.

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 manage multiple ongoing priorities, deadlines, and projects.  A commitment to the performing arts and a passion for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ mission is a necessity.

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Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Human Resources, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, 06511. Fax: (203) 776-2287. Email:

Responsibilities: Facilitating communication within the artistic department, correspondence, phones, filing, and other administrative duties.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate will have previous administrative experience, be highly organized, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. A bachelor’s degree and a background in theatre are preferred.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Box Office Manager

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Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of box office, including subscription and single ticket sales.

Skills Required: 2-4 years of supervisory experience; bachelor’s degree required; superior customer service skills; strong organizational skills; and experience with ticketing software. Experience with a ticketing platform conversion a plus. Passion for live theatre or the performing arts a must. Must have flexible schedule including the ability to work nights and weekends.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: P/T Operations Assistant

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: Human Resources, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511, fax: 203-776-2287, email:

Responsibilities: Assist the Operations Manager in maintaining theatre facilities. Maintaining cleanliness of public, office areas, and theatre exterior/grounds, performing set-up/clean-up for meetings/special events and alarming/disarming the building as needed.

Skills Required: Candidate should possess a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be able to climb stairs, and lift 35lbs. Must be available nights and weekends.

Mattatuck Museum

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Director

Send cover letter that addresses qualifications and interest, current resume and 3 professional references to: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR SEARCH, Attn: Robert Burns, Director, Mattatuck Museum,144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 or via email to

Responsibilities: The Executive Assistant to the Director provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Board President as well as support for other staff directors as necessary. Specific responsibilities include maintaining the Director’s calendar, planning and executing business meetings, and providing support to other departments as needed. Assist Director and Board President in Board Meeting Preparation, ensure meeting announcements are distributed in advance to board and committees, assist with Board meeting logistics, and maintain board and committee minutes records. They will take on many of the office managerial tasks such as mail sorting, shipping, manage office supplies and coordinate office equipment management and repair needs.

Skills Required: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or an Associates degree with relevant prior work experience. S/he should enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, and partnering with volunteers. Strong organizational skills are a must and the candidate should have the ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities.  S/he will possess strong typing skills, proven accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel are required.

Neighborhood Music School

Job Title: Director of Development

Email resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter and salary requirements to: Dan Gurvich, Executive Director,

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Nesola Scarves

Job Title: Sales Representative

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Responsibilities: Preferably person with established line to sell artist designed Nesola Scarves in Connecticut. Can be part time. Can grow into a full time position.

Skills Required: Ideal person will have sales experience; an eye for fashion, color and design; enjoy working with and selling to others, ability to work independently, computer skills, drivers license and car required.

New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts

Job Title: Director

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Oddfellows Playhouse

Job Title: Business Manager, Part-Time

Send Cover letter and Resume to: Kristen Palmer, Artistic Director,

Responsibilities: Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown Connecticut seeks an experienced, organized and detail-oriented team-player to serve as its part-time business manager responsible for coordinating and facilitating the efficient and effective operation of its administrative office functions.

Skills Required: Reporting directly to the playhouse’s Artistic Director, the successful candidate will have proven experience with office management, knowledge of MS Office, QuickBooks, databases and information systems (Salesforce and Paychex a plus!), solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles, excellent organizational skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Degree/certificate in Business, Finance or Accounting preferred.

The Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: P/T Teachers/Subs

Contact: 203-481-4830

Responsibilities: Begin immediately to teach after school and early weekday evenings and Sat. am/early afternoons. Schedule TBA.

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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