Career Opportunities

Custodial Services

The Custodial Services position consists of routine work to maintain the cleanliness of the museum facility and grounds. Under general supervision from the Property Services Supervisor, the Custodial Services role performs a wide variety of cleaning and light maintenance duties in and around museum facilities; responds to calls for service; implements setup and takedown for museum and rental events; works closely with staff to meet the custodial needs of the museum. Responsibilities also require the ability to work independently, at times during weekends and evening events, and with regards to some weekends and events assignments, un-supervised and alone when necessary. Learn more.

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance serves as a member of the senior leadership team overseeing all financial and accounting matters. Reporting to the CEO, and working closely with the Board Treasurer, the Director of Finance develops and implements a multi-year financial plan, underpinned with actional solutions, in support of strategic and operating goals. Learn more.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery Attendants (GA) are stewards of the visitor’s experience at The Wadsworth. They serve as an enthusiastic, welcoming, and approachable presence throughout the museum as they support wayfinding, access to resources, promote public programs and events, provide general information about the collections and special exhibitions, help keep the art safe from damage, assist in ensuring the safety of museum visitors, and share information that provides the best possible experience at the museum for all audiences. GA’s receive comprehensive training to support the experience of visitors of all ages, fostering positive connections between visitors and the museum as a place in the city of Hartford. Gallery Attendants work a core schedule Thursday through Sunday and must be available to work additional days throughout the week for special events as needed. Learn more.

Maintenance Custodian

The Maintenance Custodian performs a wide variety of maintenance responsibilities in and around museum facilities; responds to calls for service; manages setup and takedown for museum and rental events; and works closely with staff to meet the custodial needs of the museum. This role acts as a leader in the day to day and events cleaning responsibilities. This position will fill-in for the Property Services Supervisor in their absence.

This role is a part of the weekend rotation for the Custodial Services staff and is responsible to work some evenings when events occur at the museum. The rotating weekends occur two times per month, and each are 8-hour shifts (total of 16 hours per month). Learn more.

Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of Major Gifts donors and prospects including managing benefit fulfillment and stewardship. The candidate will develop relationships, write solicitation letters, acknowledgements, and other donor correspondence as needed. They will engage in departmental administrative functions, including, but not limited to, database management, prospect management, and creation of Major Gifts procedures and protocols for a growing portfolio of donors. The candidate will be a strategic thinker who will focus on acquisition, including identifying new prospects, coordinating small cultivation events and special projects as needed. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, great attention to detail, and be proactive. They should be able to function both independently and in close collaboration with the Membership Manager and Director of Advancement. Learn more.

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Associate Curator for the African Diaspora

Reporting to the Director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and in close collaboration with The Amistad Center’s Program Manager and Executive Director, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Associate Curator for the African Diaspora will manage and develop the collections of African American art and the art and artifacts of the African diaspora at the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture. S/he oversees the installation of galleries for the combined display of the permanent collections of both these institutions that highlight the art, history, and culture of the African diaspora. S/he proposes and executes temporary exhibitions as well as serving as in-house curator for traveling exhibitions from other institutions. The Associate Curator will also direct the museum-wide interpretation of historic representations of people of African descent and develop methods to foreground narratives that address past experiences and promote new and constructive histories. S/he will be responsible for the strategic management of The Amistad Center’s collection and works to promote and develop the collections and exhibition programs at both institutions. The Associate Curator will also develop partnerships with local, regional, national, and international institutions to promote the understanding and appreciation of Black history and culture, and elevate The Amistad Center’s stature within the broader museum community. Learn more.