Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking a Development Assistant. This individual will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Institutional Advancement Department. Responsibilities include initiating correspondence, managing complex schedules, coordinating and maintaining minutes, tracking departmental expenses, maintaining files and donor/prospect records, assisting with marketing activities and website updates, responding to routine inquires, and performing other related functions.
At least three years of responsible administrative experience supporting a senior level manager is required. A Bachelor’s degree is desirable. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to juggle multiple responsibilities, work well under pressure, and have superior interpersonal skills working with people at all levels within and outside the museum. This candidate must have experience working with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Work, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter by April 26, 2013 to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Human Resources, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. No phone calls please. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art seeks an experienced Grants Manager to develop and implement grant fundraising strategies. This individual will be responsible for proposal writing, conducting prospect research, stewardship and reporting for government, corporate and foundation grants.
Demonstrated record of achievement, including exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communications skills. Three (3) written samples of recently award grants required. Ability to multi-tasks and meet deadlines on time, and to work independently and with staff at all levels. Must be a self-starter with demonstrated skill as a creative thinker and grants writer. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Raisers Edge preferred.
Qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter, with salary requirements by June 3, 2013 to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Human Resources, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. No phone calls please. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Private Events Captain
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art seeks a part-time Private Events Captain to work primarily during evening and weekend events and occasionally during daytime events. Weekly hours fluctuate depending on the number of events and their duration. The events captain will be responsible for:
Pre-event tasks including, but not limited to:
- Reviewing the event details with the museum’s events and catering staff prior to a function
- Conferring with security and catering on any last minute adjustments
- Checking the facilities to insure that the museum is presentable and the artwork protected
Event tasks including, but not limited to:
- Maintaining a presence around the event space to answer questions, direct guests, and communicate with catering and security staff as needed
- Maintain detailed reports for the event that is held
- Meeting the docents upon their arrival and coordinating their pickup/drop-off locations for gallery tours
Post-event tasks including, but not limited to:
- Overseeing the take down and moving of furniture by the catering staff
- Checking that event spaces are clean and re-set for the next day
The ideal candidate must have top notch customer service and communication skills with experience in hospitality preferred. The ideal candidate must be able to thrive in an ever-changing and fast paced environment. A professional appearance and approach, and sales skills to promote the museum are preferred. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Interest in the arts is encouraged.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resume and cover letter to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Human Resources, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. No phone calls please. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Assistant/Associate Paintings Conservator
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Assistant/Associate Paintings Conservator. The position reports directly to the Chief Conservator. The candidate will be involved in all conservation-related activities, such as treatment, examination, and technical research, and will engage with museum curators, registrars, and educators, as well as the general public.
The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in conservation from a recognized program, or have equivalent work experience, as well as strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively. A particular expertise is not required, but the Wadsworth Atheneum’s outstanding encyclopedic collections range from old master paintings to modern and contemporary art, and present a variety of conservation opportunities and challenges. An interest in American and European decorative arts is a plus.
This position offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth. Compensation includes salary and a generous benefits package. Application materials must be received by June 20, 2013. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Human Resources, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. No phone calls please. An Equal Opportunity Employer.