Job Openings

Director of Finance

Reporting to and partnering with the Deputy Director for Operations, the Director of Finance provides hands-on leadership to develop and implement appropriate financial and administrative policies and procedures and plays a pivotal role in developing the financial plans and systems to support the museum’s growth and achieve its strategic objectives. They are charged with developing multi-year fiscal forecasts, and effectively partnering with the accounting manager to assure timely and smooth delivery of operating budgets, projections and investment tracking. Learn more.

Docent and Tour Programs Manager

The Wadsworth offers a broad range of arts-inspired programs for families, youth, and the public. The Docent Program supports all audience areas through public tours at the museum, schools, and community locations like libraries and senior centers and online. The Docent and Tour Programs Manager is the primary supervisor for this large group of volunteer educators, overseeing their recruitment and training, as well as the museum’s tour program for all audiences. Learn more.

Grants Manager

In collaboration with the Director of Development, the Grants Manager is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. Learn more.


Reporting to the Art Handling Dept. Manager, the Preparator works as part of the art handling team and is responsible for the handling of all artwork in the museum. This includes artwork in the permanent collection as well as loans of artwork to the museum for Special Exhibitions or other gallery installations. This position is expected to follow the highest standards for the care and keeping of the artwork based on museum’s professional guidelines for handling artwork. This position implements the daily work schedule in cooperation with the Art Handling Dept. Manager. Learn more.

Public Engagement and Programs Manager

The Wadsworth Atheneum is seeking a Public Engagement and Programs Manager whose primary responsibilities are to design and deliver creative, educational, and community-centered arts experiences and programs that activate the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. This position plays a leading role in cultivating collaborative programmatic opportunities and developing community-driven projects that extend the reach of the Wadsworth into Greater Hartford. The Public Engagement and Programs Manager supports relationships and develops programs that serve college and university faculty and students, including the museum’s Internship Program. The position participates in all aspects of public engagement in the museum setting, including teaching, exhibition development, and interpretation. Learn more.