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March 28, 2023


Goodspeed Musicals

The Director of Finance will join the senior operations team to oversee and manage all financial systems of Goodspeed Musicals with an annual budget of approximately $14M. A colleague who values collaboration, enjoys process improvement, and excels at project management, the incumbent will work to advance the mission, vision, and values of one of America’s leading musical theatres. The Director of Finance has the primary responsibility for Goodspeed Musicals’ finance operations, including day-to-day accounting processes and financial reporting. This position reports to the Managing Director and partners with senior management and a dedicated finance team to ensure the organization’s overall financial health through the creation and monitoring of detailed budgets and forecasts, seeking to improve and maintain the financial health of the organization. For a complete job listing, including key duties, qualifications and application instructions, please click here.

February 17, 2023

Operations Administrator (Part Time)

Fairfield County Chorale

Job Description: The Fairfield County Chorale, Inc. is currently seeking applicants for the part-time position of FCC Operations Administrator. Who are we? For those who may not be familiar with us, the FCC is a volunteer 70+ member non-professional chorus, now in its 60th year of presenting a broad range of choral music -- from Vivaldi and Mozart, to Adolphus Hailstork and Thomas Cabaniss -- for the benefit of our diverse community. Led by our esteemed Music Director David Rosenmeyer, we traditionally perform three concerts a year -- December, March and May -- in the Norwalk City Concert Hall, and are currently rehearsing for our next performance on March 18: the stirring and beautiful Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez. We take particular pride in the fact that we continued to rehearse and perform throughout the pandemic, reflecting our mission to bring choral music to Fairfield County. What is the position of FCC Operations Administrator? The Operations Administrator will administratively support and assist our Music Director, Board of Directors and our volunteer committees and members in all aspects of our operations.


Responsibilities will include: Facilitating the implementation of the Music Director's plans and vision for the Chorale; Concert preparations; coordination with City of Norwalk in connection with contracts, permits and Covid limitations and restrictions; arrangements for professional soloists and musicians; participation and coordination with FCC volunteers on concert day and in dress rehearsals scheduling and management. Some of these obligations, and specifically those relating to rehearsals and activities during the week prior to and on the day of, during, and immediately following the concert, will require the OA's physical presence at Norwalk City Hall or any alternate concert venue. Administrative support as needed and requested by FCC committee chairs, working to ensure necessary and timely communications and coordinated alignment of FCC objectives. Maintaining accurate and current files and records relating to FCC operations and the OA's activities in FCC's “Chorus Connection" system so that they are readily available to leadership; prepare, post and circulate monthly reports in advance of board meetings; attend board and committee meetings if requested; attend the FCC annual meeting. The Operations Administrator shall be a part-time employee of FCC, reporting to the President as directed by the Board of Directors. The bulk of the OA's responsibilities will be performed during our concert season, that is, from September through May, with some additional time commitments during the week of concert performances. We anticipate minimal summer activity required beyond oversight of and responsiveness to FCC mail and messages, and assisting the Music Director as needed in planning for the upcoming concert season. Since FCC does not currently maintain a physical office, much of the OA's work, including member meetings, may be conducted remotely, except where the OA is needed to be physically present at the venue site or in such other situations where, in the opinion of the Board, the OA's presence is required. As a part-time administrator, the OA may engage in outside employment, provided, however, that there be no conflicts with obligations and responsibilities, particularly where the OA's physical presence will be required at the venue site, as noted above. Given the variability of skillsets among volunteer leaders, the functions required of the FCC Operations Administrator may vary in and during any given year with respect to the volunteers as well as the needs of the Music Director. Responsibilities of the Operations Administrator shall be reviewed and evaluated periodically so those responsibilities are clearly established for all parties and expectations of respective roles are managed appropriately, recognizing that the OA is a part-time employee. Is there a fit? Are you the right candidate? Applicants for the role of FCC Operations Administrator should possess strong oral and written communication skills, organizational and administrative skills, the ability to professionally, transparently, efficiently and collegially interact and collaborate to achieve our goals. The candidate should also have an appreciation of choral music and a commitment to community arts programs in our diverse community. If not a member of the Chorale, we would expect the OA to attend some rehearsals, in whole or in part, to get to know our members, and experience first-hand our passion for choral music and the collegiality of our Music Director and members. In order to fulfill the above responsibilities, the successful candidate must have a working and updated computer and valid driver’s license and access to, or ownership of, a vehicle whenever needed. Compensation Compensation shall be determined by factors relevant to this position, including the candidate's credentials and experience.


How to Apply: Please submit your Resume and cover letter, including a brief statement reflecting why you think you could be the right candidate for us, to Write the position title "Operations Administrator" and your name in the subject line. You may also include references. While we urge candidates to apply as soon as practicable, we will consider applications until the position has been filled. The Fairfield County Chorale is a 501(c)(3) corporation organized under the laws of the State of Connecticut. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply -- from both within and outside our membership -- and will at all times adhere to our policy of non-discrimination with respect to such factors including but not limited to race, religion, sexual orientation or identity and country of origin. We reserve the right to conduct a background check prior to any formal offer of employment.

september 23, 2022
Data Entry Assistant/Part time

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, Centerbrook, CT


Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store in Centerbrook, CT is looking to hire a part time data assistant to input for the gallery shows and store. Data input is needed six times per year for each show, approximately every 2 months. Must be available for show receiving dates (schedule for the entire year is available), 5-6 days in a row, 12-6 pm, to input inventory at the gallery prior to each new exhibit opening. The Holiday Show receiving is scheduled for November 6-11, 2022.


As a Data Entry Assistant your primary responsibilities include:

  • Input alphanumeric data from source documents accurately and efficiently

  • Maintain efficient rate of productivity and high rate of accuracy

  • Ability to confirm and/or correct data that is presented for data capture to align to information on inventory sheets

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn

This is a crucial position which requires computer skills, attention to detail, ability to work with deadlines, flexibility, and willingness to learn, and an appreciation of the fine arts is helpful.


Please e-mail a letter of interest telling us about your education, past work experience and computer skills. Send to: Barbara Nair, Director, Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store:

August 24, 2022

Moving Matters Teaching Artists - Justice Dance Performance Project

Justice Dance Performance Project is seeking teaching artists to be part of the ‘Moving Matters!’ Residency Program. ‘Moving Matters!’ brings collaborative and innovative movement-based residencies into Greater Hartford schools.

Qualifications: A practicing artist in all movement and other performing and visual arts disciplines. Must be over 18 and willing to participate in a background check. Preferred Skills: -Experience teaching in educational settings (paid training also available) -Cultural competency in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds -Team-orientation as well as ability to work independently -Excellent time management skills To apply visit or email resume and cover letter to



August 24, 2022
Gallery Assistant/ Part Time
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, Centerbrook, CT

As Gallery Assistant (part time, hourly), you will participate in day-to-day store and gallery operations, maximize the retail potential of the store to engage with visitors enhancing their experience to encourage sale. Other tasks include, keeping the gallery organized and neat, answering the phone and taking messages.

We seek an organized team player who’ll be the first point of contact for clients and who values customer service and is interested in joining a creative, collaborative work environment.

This position is ideal for a retiree or someone looking to supplement their income.

Please e-mail a letter of interest telling us why working in a creative environment is of interest to you and please include education, past work experience and computer skills. Send to: Barbara Nair, Director, Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store:

Museum Guide Summer Workers Needed

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The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is seeking Museum Guide Summer Workers to be stationed at one or more of the four museums operated by the DECD: Eric Sloane Museum (Kent), Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine (East Granby), Prudence Crandall Museum (Canterbury), and the Henry Whitfield State Museum (Guilford).

• Training will begin in April and the open season will run from May through October
• This position allows for a minimum of 16 hours/week to a maximum of 37.5 hours/week and requires weekend work. Some holiday work will be required.
• Locations: Kent, Canterbury, East Granby, Guilford
• Monday - Friday
• First Shift

The more applicants the more fun we’ll have!

Essex Summer Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2023
Essex Town Green, Essex, CT

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2023 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

Ways to Participate 1) Exhibit at the two-day Outdoor Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green, Essex, Connecticut. Demonstrate, discuss and sell your artwork. Participation required both days of Festival. 2) For Artisans Only: Submit work for consideration for sale in the Store at Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. We are always interested in new relationships with artisans for our Store! At this time, we cannot accept festival fine artists into the Gallery, however, if you are a fine artist interested in Gallery submissions, please see our future gallery exhibit schedule online at
Please see the full prospectus -

Spectrum Art Gallery Call for Artists

Spectrum Art Gallery-

Spectrum Gallery is seeking artists and fine artisans in all mediums (including photography) to present their work in Power and Strength, a six-week Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery (March 24-May 6), with Receiving from March 12-16 (1-6pm). We are seeking artists working in abstract and representational painting, mixed media, photography, and sculpture to illustrate the theme.

For artisans interested in showing in the Gallery Store you do not need to follow the theme of Power and Strength. We are always interested in starting new relationships with artisans and seek work in clothing and accessories for adults and children, leather, glass, wood, pottery and ceramics, jewelry, home décor, puzzles and games, toys, and children’s books.
Submitting to the Gallery Show
Email 3-4 samples (minimum) of your work in JPG form with title, materials used, dimensions (framed or unframed), and your price point (which can be discussed). File size of image submissions, whether for the Store or Gallery, should be approximately 1MB for use in the Show and possible print media opportunities. Please include “Power and Strength” in your subject line.

Spectrum Art Gallery
61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409

Call for Photo Artists (IMAGES 2023)

Connecticut's Oldest Juried Photography Exhibition & Competition, hosted by Shoreline Arts Alliance

 All selected photographers will have their work displayed in the Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT, as well as published in a virtual gallery on our website. The submission process will be virtual. Cash prizes will be granted, and award winners will  be promoted on our main social media pages. 

Please email with any questions, comments or concerns you may have as you complete the application process. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing what you will submit!

Submission Deadline: TBD (September 2023)
Exhibition: Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Dates TBD October/November 2023

Call for Children/Youth Literature Authors and Illustrators (Tassy Walden Awards)

Are you an unpublished children’s book author or illustrator?  Have you dreamed of the chance to have your writing and/or portfolio reviewed by a literary agent or book publisher?

Shoreline Arts Alliance is proud to present the 23rd annual New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Awards contest. The Tassy Walden Awards afford unpublished Connecticut authors and illustrators with the opportunity to have their manuscripts and portfolios reviewed by literary agents—as well as editors and art directors, potentially—at premier publishing houses for children’s literature. 

The New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Awards is a Connecticut statewide, juried competition opened to writers and illustrators who are not yet published or under contract for publication.  Categories include Picture Book (for text only), Illustrated Picture Book (if author and illustrator are the same person), Children’s Book Illustrator Portfolio, Middle Grade Novel, and Young Adult/Teen Novel.  All submitted works that meet the contest guidelines will be sent to literary agents for the first tier of judging.  Works deemed outstanding will then be sent on to publishers and editors at major publishing houses for children’s literature.  All submissions for this year’s contest are due by February 1, 2023.  

Visit for the 2023 Entry Form, as well as additional guidelines and FAQs for preparing manuscripts and portfolios for submission. Email if you have any further questions.

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