Employment 

Development Events Manager (full-time)

The Wadsworth has an immediate opening for a Development Events Manager to join the Institutional Advancement team. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Development Events Manager’s primary role is to coordinate and execute the Museum’s fundraising events, including the annual Splendor Gala, Member previews, Atheneum Associate and Society of Daniel Wadsworth events, VIP receptions and dinners, small cultivation events, corporate events, Festival of Trees and Traditions, Fine Art and Flowers, and other exhibition and membership special events as needed.

In addition to the management and planning of the museum’s special events program, this position supervises the Development Events Coordinator who assists with event planning and administrative support in addition to overseeing the external event rental program.

Job Requirements:

  • College degree of equivalent knowledge and experience
  • 4+ years of managing a gala with an auction and other special events
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Microsoft Word and Excel expertise
  • Some evenings and weekend hours will be required

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to meet deadline and goals
  • Work effectively with volunteer committees

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to HR@wadsworthatheneum.org.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

From Our Collection

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Upcoming Events

Sep
3
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
Sep
4
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
5:00 pm First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues: End the summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a 3 in 30 tour [...]
8:00 pm Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End: In an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage, a British couple returns to Paris, the city in which they spent their honeymoon many [...]
Sep
5
Fri
12:00 pm Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Piet Mondrian, Composition in Blue and White, 1935, oil on canvas Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares: Some of the simplest forms – lines and geometric [...]

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Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5