Rental Associate ($18.50-19/hour; not to exceed 1040 hours a year), travel up to 75%

Connecticut Landmarks seeks a Rental Associate to coordinate a wide range of rental events (including weddings, social, corporate, and community events) at the Nathan Hale Homestead (Coventry, CT), the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden (Suffield, CT), and the Butler-McCook House & Garden (Hartford, CT). This position reports directly to the Executive Director with support from the Deputy Director and Site Administrators.

Examples of work duties include:

  • representing the organization during meetings with potential and confirmed clients;
  • coordinating events from contracting to implementation;
  • working with site staff to ensure appropriate scheduling;
  • attending all events, ensuring the safety of our historic properties and collections;
  • and supporting client satisfaction.

Applicants must be well organized, outgoing, and have a strong attention to detail. Experience in sales, marketing, hospitality, event management, or similar is required. Must have both writing and verbal communication skills with experience in database and event management. Applicants must have a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays – particularly between May and . Travel between Hartford and Connecticut Landmarks’ historic sites will be necessary, and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to properties throughout the state. Candidates with a comparable combination of education and experience are welcome to apply.

The position is permanent part-time, with most hours between May and November. The compensation is $18.50-19/hour with travel reimbursement and a flexible work environment.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Aaron Marcavitch, Executive Director at aaron@ctlandmarks.org with the subject line: “Rental Associate.” References will not be contacted without applicant consent.

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Museum Interpreters (Various Locations, $15/hour)

Connecticut Landmarks owns and operates twelve historic sites, spanning four centuries of Connecticut history. Museum Interpreters at Connecticut Landmarks lead interactive visitor tours, programs, events, and hands-on activities at the various historic sites owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks.  The historic sites include: Bellamy-Ferriday House, Bethlehem; Butler-McCook House, Hartford; Isham-Terry House, Hartford; Phelps-Hatheway House, Suffield; Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry; Hempsted Houses, New London; Palmer-Warner House, East Haddam.

Activities may include school field trips, adult and senior tours, scout programs, and virtual tours. Museum interpreters are advocates for the sites and the organization. As such, Museum Interpreters are expected to foster an open, welcoming, and enthusiastic environment for all visitors while always maintaining a high level of professionalism.  Museum interpreters also promote and sell CTL admission tickets, memberships, and merchandise using Altru, CTL’s ticketing and membership POS software. They assist with program set-up, clean-up, and preparing education materials.

Preferred qualifications include good (to superior) storytelling abilities; strong public speaking skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and a willingness to learn Altru, a point of sale system. Applicants should be enthusiastic, friendly, flexible, courteous disposition; demonstrate interest in history; an additional interest in architecture, gardening, cooking, arts/crafts, landscape history, historic houses, domestic spaces or a related topic is a plus. Additionally, applicants should have an interest in working with audiences of all ages; ability to listen to the visitor, learn about their interests and respond accordingly. They must be open to new ideas and able to work independently as well as with others and take direction with a sense of responsibility and appreciation for a historic site. This position requires the holder to be professional and punctual with solid time-management skills and an ability to work weekends and to commit at least a minimum number of hours to the site. Previous museum or historic sites experience a plus.

This part-time position is seasonal and runs primarily from the beginning of May through the end of October. The number of hours varies depending upon each site’s scheduling needs but will be approximately 10-12 hours per week. Weekend availability is required.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Robert Brock, Deputy Director at robert.brock@ctlandmarks.org with the subject line: “Preservation Manager.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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