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Executive Director Search at Stonington Historical Society
The Stonington Historical Society, located in Stonington, CT a coastal community in Southeastern Connecticut, seeks a dynamic, imaginative, and proven fundraiser to serve as its executive director. Supported by a strong community presence and a broad base of support, the Society’s mission is to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the history of Stonington.  Stonington’s shared cultural heritage includes native peoples, farmers and fishermen, explorers and entrepreneurs, artists and authors, and more. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the President and report to an engaged and committed Board of Directors, providing strategic vision, direction, development, and administrative leadership for this prominent nonprofit. The Stonington Historical Society is a vibrant and active organization with a strategic plan in place. Current grant funded projects are underway from the National Park Service for a marine archaeological survey of Stonington Harbor and from the State of Connecticut DECD for the creation of a permanent exhibit on the life of Venture Smith in Stonington. The Society is poised to launch the public phase of a capital campaign that will provide restoration, preservation, and access to the Lighthouse Museum. 
The ideal candidate will be an outgoing and personable museum professional with a proven record of success in community engagement, fundraising, grant writing, administration, capital campaigns, community collaborations, donor stewardship, and volunteer management. Also essential are a passion for history, effective written and verbal communication skills, financial literacy, and the ability to lead both board and staff with tact and diplomacy. The Stonington Historical Society operates two seasonal museums including the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, a National Historic Landmark and the Lighthouse Museum at Stonington Point, as well as the Richard W. Woolworth Library & Research Center. The Society’s sites are an important community resource and attract a significant number of visitors. The director of development and communication, the library director, and the museum curator report directly to the executive director. A business manager provides financial support on a contract basis.
Education and Experience
The ideal candidate will have:
• A minimum of 5+ years’ experience in nonprofit museum leadership with proven results in community engagement, financial sustainability, and capital campaign experience.
• Proven leadership and organizational skills, management experience, financial literacy, and effective communication skills.
• A graduate degree or equivalent experiences in museum studies, history, public humanities, preservation, or other related field is preferred.
For consideration, please send a letter of interest and a current resume or CV to:
Executive Search Committee at stoningtonhistory@gmail.com

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Producing Assistant, Department of Dramatic Arts at University of CT
The management assistant is a temporary position, working as part of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) Management team to execute the CRT and Nutmeg Summer Series (NSS) seasons supporting the producing roles at the theatre and with some overlap to the Department of Dramatic Arts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The management assistant coordinates the space usage for the department of Dramatic Arts and Connecticut Repertory Theatre, including facility and work order control, providing access to spaces for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and guest artists, control inventory of spaces for Dramatic Arts and CRT, coordinates the administrative portion of marketing activities for CRT, including ordering and distributing materials, completing administrative paperwork for hiring guest artists, maintains artists records, supports programmatic goals, performs administrative functions in the process of hiring CRT guest artists, temporary and seasonal positions and student labor, assists in organizing and executing special programs and events, manages calendar for Managing Director/Executive Producer, arranges meetings, coordinates travel for Managing Director/Executive Producer, researches theatrical projects, arranges logistics for auditions for CRT and NSS seasons, other projects as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – Bachelor’s degree in theatre/performing arts or equivalent combination of education and years; related experience that demonstrates knowledge of administrative methods and theatre/performing arts. Demonstrated ability to independently provide significant program support. Demonstrated ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgement regarding a wide variety of administrative matters. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel. Good interpersonal and organizational skills. Good writing and communication skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – Bachelor’s degree in theatre of the performing arts. Familiarity with AEA & SDC contracts. Experience working professionally in theatre. Experience in working in a higher education institution.
APPOINTMENT TERMS – Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a temporary, full-time (35 hours per week), temporary 6 month position with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding. This position will be on the UConn Storrs campus.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Nisha.Hardnett@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # HR20-05). All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. (HR20-05)

Executive Assistant for Goodspeed Musicals
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT to work closely with Goodspeed Musicals’ Executive Director and senior leadership of the organization in handling communications and scheduling for the Executive Director. Responsibilities include acting as Board of Trustees liaison, handling sensitive and/or confidential information that involves the office of the Executive Director, and calendar management for the office as well as other members of the organization. Part-time position includes occasional weekends and evenings. More info: https://bit.ly/2NZPsOO

Administrative Director at Essex Winter Series
The Administrative Director is responsible for the technical and administrative functions of the organization. This position reports to the Board of Trustees and collaborates with the Artistic Director and Graphic Designer; and supervises the Fulfillment Manager and Concert Coordinator.
Administrative
• Ensures that all insurance policies are current and provide adequate coverage (liability, D&O, event insurance);
• Ensures that annual reports with the Secretary of State and CT Public Charities are filed on time;
• Maintains communication with scholarship recipients and colleges/universities and provides payment upon confirmation of successful enrollment;
• Prepares program advertising solicitation packets; tracks ad agreements, including submission of payment and artwork;
• Sets up each new season in ArtsPeople with regard to concert dates and ticket prices;
• Maintains annual subscriptions for web hosting and email.
Fundraising
• Manages the Membership and Annual Appeal campaigns, including preparing mailing lists and solicitation materials;
• Writes grant proposals for State and community funding opportunities and prepares all final reports for funders;
• Assists with preparation for FBEAC benefit concert, including invitations, tracking responses, necessary rental items, artist fees, and catering support;
• Record all donations in ArtsPeople and prepare tax acknowledgement letters.
Financial
• Prepares bank deposits and reconciles all online purchases through PayPal and ArtsPeople;
• Makes payments to vendors upon receipt of invoices or purchase orders;
• Prepares monthly bank reconciliations for review by the Treasurer;
• Prepares financial documentation for the annual review and tax return preparation;
• Prepares all vendor 1099 forms and federal and state wage reports;
• Manages all financial reports and payments to BMI for music licensing;
• Work with board in establishing annual budgets; maintain QuickBooks data and prepare budget reports as needed.
Marketing
• Prepares and distributes press releases for all concerts and special events;
• Maintains and updates the EWS website content;
• Develops and implements a marketing and advertising plan for each season within the parameters of the budget; works with Graphic Designer on print ad preparation; writes copy for radio and electronic advertising;
• Manages all EWS electronic marketing, including Constant Contact promotional emails and social media communications;
• Coordinates design, printing, and mailing of season brochure and other collateral;
• Writes copy for Outreach, FBEAC, and Membership/Donor sections of the printed program;
• Works with Graphic Designer and Artistic Director to proof and finalize program design.
Concert Production
• Secures concert venues, including custodial staff and local police presence;
• Prepares artist contracts, collects biographies and photos for use in EWS publications and marketing;
• Manages Concert Coordinator to ensure that concerts are properly advanced; that equipment and instrument rentals are secured; sound and light technicians are scheduled; and load-in/load-out timelines are established;
• Manages Fulfillment Manager to ensure that ticket orders are filled in a timely manner; that on-site box office is set up and functional at least one hour prior to each concert;
• Assist with artist hospitality.
Accepting applications through Aug. 30th. Please send resume with two letters of recommendation to office@essexwinterseries.com

 

Goodspeed Musicals – various positions, including:
Kids Company Academy Teaching Artist
Electrics apprentice/spotlight operator
Audio Apprentice/Audio Swing
Wig Apprentice

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org. Goodspeed Musicals is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
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The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center- Old Saybrook
The Kate keeps a roster of sound and lighting technicians to join or supplement house crew. To be considered, send material and contact information to info@thekate.org with subject line “Kate Tech Crew.”

Bar/Concessions Staff
The Kate is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Bar/Concessions staff. This position is part-time/as needed.  Scheduling is completed in month blocks at least 2 weeks in advance and is based on the Kate’s production/show schedule.  This position requires evenings/weekends but has great flexibility in scheduling.  Shifts are typically 3-5 hours. Bar/Concessions Staff is responsible for preparing Bar/Concessions for shows, keep the space clean, Point of Sales system/handling money, and restocking.