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America 250 CT Administrative Assistant
CT Humanities

CT Humanities (CTH) (, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities located in Middletown, Connecticut, is seeking a full-time America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant.

The America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant reports to the America 250 | CT Project Manager. This person will support fundraising efforts for the 250th commission (, assist with coordinating the administrative tasks of the commission, and coordinate communication with the general public. This position will support CT Humanities in its role as administrative agent and fiduciary of the state’s 250th commission, adhering to state regulations for a public commission and working closely with CTH staff and commission members. Attention to detail and organizational skills are essential to success in this role.

Responsibilities of America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant:

Support fundraising efforts for the 250th commission | 50%

Maintain prospect lists, both individual and corporate, and record interactions with donors
Conduct prospect research, preparing donor profiles and identifying new prospects
Enter gifts and ensure timely acknowledgement
Assist with coordinating the work of the 250th Commission and its sub-committees | 40%

Assist with tracking of action plan and implementation benchmarks
Adhere to FOIA requirements for a public commission: distribution of agenda and meeting times, coordinate live-streaming and recording of meetings, share meeting minutes
Schedule commission and sub-committee meetings and send reminders
Record and distribute minutes for commission and sub-committee meetings
Setup meetings and coordinate any needs (technology, food, etc.)
Coordinate communication with the general public and commission | 10%

Serve as the first point of contact for the public by monitoring the general email for the commission, reviewing form submissions, and connecting members of the public with the commission
Coordinate communications with commission and subcommittee members, as well as other networks related to commission activities
Other duties as assigned


Flexibility and adaptability
Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Capable of working well as part of a team as well as independently
Great multitasker and capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects with different deadlines
Familiarity or experience with CRM software (Bloomerang preferred), WordPress, and mail merge
Superior written and verbal communications skills
Words that describe you: Collaborative. Disciplined. Methodical. Proactive. Resourceful.

Salary: $50,000

Hours: 37.5 hours/week – Non-Exempt

CTH’s workday is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The America 250 | CT Administrative Assistant will work both remotely and onsite at CTH’s Middletown office. Some travel will be required. They will work with the America 250 | CT Project Manager to create their in-office schedule upon hiring.

This job posting will close on March 15, 2024 at the close of the business day.


Shoreline ArtsTrail 2024
Deadline: March 20, 2024

The Shoreline ArtsTrail 2024 Open Studios Weekend will be held November 9 & 10 from 10 am - 4pm. Member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work in painting, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, textiles, paper and wood. Artists will be considered based on their mastery of methods and materials and professionalism. All considered art must be handmade by the artist. Potential members will be juried by a panel of artists for acceptance into the group.

Application requirements include the application, a professional website, submission of three examples of an artist's work and a $30 application fee. The artwork must reflect mastery of methods and materials and an originality of concept. All work must be handmade in his/her/their studio in Branford, Guilford, or Madison. If accepted, artists are required to join or be a current member of the Shoreline Arts Alliance, and pay Shoreline ArtsTrail dues ($300) annually. Whether the artist has regular studio hours or is open by appointment only, each member must participate in the Open Studio Weekend in November.


Future Choices 2024
February 21 & 22, 2024

Shoreline Arts Alliance is hosting its 40th Annual Future Choices program, a Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition for High School Students. This juried art show will take place at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, March 1-March 30, 2024.

High school students from SAA’s 24-town region - all of Middlesex County, Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Salem, Madison, Guilford, North Branford, Branford, and East Haven - are encouraged to submit artwork by the February 22, 2024 deadline in the following categories: Ceramics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Prints, Sculpture, and Video. All entries must be submitted by either the artist or a teacher.

Accepted works will be exhibited at the Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts throughout the month of March.

Cash awards will be given in each category. Other awards include the Ruth Baxter-Tagliatela Award, the Judy Streeter Outstanding School Award, which recognizes a school’s art department, Best in Show, and the Earl Grenville Killeen Founders Award, which recognizes the teacher of the Best in Show award recipient.


Expressions of Healing
January 25, - April 2, 2024

WORK_SPACE is excited to showcase the art work of Art Therapists in our "Expressions of Healing" exhibit to take place from April 12 - May 31, 2024. We invite art therapists from all backgrounds and specialties to submit up to 5 pieces of any medium to this unique showcase that aims to shed light on the therapeutic impact of art and the dedicated individuals who use it to foster healing.

Important Dates
Exhibit Dates: April 12 - May 31, 2024
Accepting Submissions: Through April 2nd at 11:59pm online
Artwork Drop-off Deadline: Before noon on April 8th
Friday, April 12, 5:30-7:00pm (Artist introductions at 6pm)
Artwork Pickup Dates: Weekdays 10am-4pm from June 1-12 &
10am-2pm on Saturday, June 8th

Submission Details:
This call is open to all New England Art Therapists.
Submission is free of charge.
Up to 5 entries per artist are accepted however there is no
guarantee of acceptance.
All mediums are welcome although we have limited space for sculptures,
fragile 3D pieces, and video installations.
All two-dimensional works must be framed and ready for
installation, fully wired in the back. No sawtooth hangers or loop clips
are permitted. No glued or taped hardware.
If you have work that requires non-traditional methods of hanging,
you must be present at the gallery for install, or provide detailed
instructions on how to set up your work.
Each piece dropped off must have a paper label taped to the
back that shows: Artist’s Name & Title

*WORK_SPACE is a collaborative Coworking, Meeting and Gallery Space owned and operated by the Town of Manchester. We host themed community exhibits as well as showcase small art collections throughout our creative common and meeting spaces to showcase and sell the work of local artists. offer three exhibition spaces, space and opportunities to lead and take art programs and community conversations and a Gallery Store to sell merchandise.

We here at WORK_SPACE understand the sensitivity of certain situations in regards to personal backgrounds and in the interest of protection, if you wish to submit anonymously, please use aliases for first and last names. If you are uncomfortable with us contacting you directly, please provide us with alternative methods. Thank you.


Reaching for the Sky
January 1 - March 9, 2024

The sky is important in many cultures to tell time, the coming of the seasons, to navigate and to predict the weather. It has spawned myths, legends and spiritual beliefs. The Gallery is looking for pieces in all mediums that feature images of stars, the moon, planets, clouds, storms etc.

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