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Job and Volunteer Opportunities

October 19, 2021


Chief Executive Officer, Greater Hartford Arts Council


The Greater Hartford Arts Council seeks a collaborative and creative Chief Executive Officer committed to serving the community to address the needs and goals of artists and arts organizations across the region. To view the full job description please click here.



October 13, 2021


Museum Curator 1

The DECD invites applications for the position of Museum Curator 1. The position will serve to augment the curatorial team skills in the area of museum educational programming at all of the four museums run by the State Historic Preservation Office: the Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford; the Eric Sloane Museum, Kent; the Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury; and Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby. Salary range $67,718 - $87,635/year, note: new state employees start at minimum of salary range. For full information and to apply visit or click here.


Application deadline is November 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Only applications received through the State of Connecticut Job Portal will be considered. The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.


October 7, 2021


Executive Director Position

The La Grua Center, a non-profit arts and cultural community center located in Stonington, Connecticut, has announced the search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors is seeking a passionate, energetic, and organized leader who is committed to driving and shaping the Center's evolving impact in the community. The Executive Director is the manager and chief public representative of the organization, responsible for nurturing community and donor support for the Center, partnering with a range of local institutions and authorities, positioning the Center effectively through media outreach and marketing strategy, and overseeing an array of programming and activities. The Director must possess exceptional development and coordination skills with the creativity and motivation to develop the organization’s programs, be fluid with management technologies and social media, and collaborate with the non-profit community. The Executive Director aims to attract new diverse audiences to the Center, while maintaining loyal followers. Grant writing experience is a plus. Excellent communications skills are a must.


The Executive Director leads and manages an all-volunteer organization under the direction of the Board of Directors and collaborates closely with a Programs Director who has a direct line of communication to the Board of Directors. For more information about La Grua Center, please

visit: This is a hands-on position in which the Executive Director plays an active and visible role in the community.


The compensation for this position is competitive and negotiable, starting at $60,000 and there is an attractive benefits package.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and/or CV, cover letter, and list of 3 professional references for recent work to 



September 23, 2021


The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers are looking for a "naturally-bearded" St. Nick to appear occasionally with the Carolers. We've got the costume! Paid engagements.


Contact if interested.


September 21,2021


Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, CT seeks a Marketing Associate to assist with graphic design, social media execution, creation and distribution of promotional materials, creating video content and maintaining website presence as well as provide administrative support for the Marketing Department.

Required Qualifications & Skills: College degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience, especially graphic creation, video editing and social media management. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, highly organized, strong project management skills, detail oriented, excellent language and proofreading skills, proficient with Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign & Photoshop, Microsoft Office software.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, résumé, and professional references to with the subject line “Marketing Associate­.”


Call for  Artists

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store Call for Artists

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store of Centerbrook invites artists and artisans to submit for their holiday show. The holiday show theme is Peace on Earth. The Gallery seeks art in all mediums (including photography and sculpture) that explores this powerful idea of our personal, geographic and economic worlds at peace.

Fine Art pieces do not need to be holiday related but can incorporate these themes as part of the composition of the artwork. Artisans interested in showing in the Gallery Store do not need to follow the theme of Peace on Earth, however, their pieces should reflect the season! For the Artisans Store, we seek work in fabric, leather, glass, wood, pottery and ceramics, jewelry, home décor including holiday décor, puzzles and games, toys, and children’s books. We always are interested in starting new relationships with artisans. (In general, submissions to the Store do not need to follow themes of Gallery shows.)
Always for the holidays, we also seek submissions for our celebrated 6-foot Holiday Tree displayed in the center of the Gallery and adorned with hand-made ornaments. (Again, there is no “theme” to follow to contribute to the tree, except for the beauty and joy of the season.)
In order to properly plan the displays, the staff and Gallery Director know ahead of Receiving what is coming into Spectrum, so submit as soon as possible. Submissions should be 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. Size of image submissions, whether for the Store or Gallery, should be approximately 1MB for use in the Show and possible print media opportunities. Submit directly to the Gallery Director, Barbara Nair: Please put “submissions for holiday show” in the subject line.

Receiving is November 7-11, 2021 from 1:00-6:00pm
Opening Weekend: Saturday, November 20-Sunday, November 21, 2021
Closes: January 9, 2022


One of the flagship events of The Alliance, is our Annual Nonprofit Conference. The event is the largest of its kind in Connecticut and draws an attendance of more than 600 nonprofit professionals & supporters. The 2021 Virtual Nonprofit Conference will take place December 7th - 9th. The Community Public Arts Installation Project was created as an opportunity for designated conference sponsors to support a creative representation of the conference theme: ‘Stronger Together.’

This opportunity will create a relationship between an arts organization or individual artist and the project sponsors, to commission a ‘mural’ (on canvas or canvas board) that captures the essence of the theme ‘Stronger Together.’ This opportunity is open to artists who are affiliated with a nonprofit organization/member of The Alliance. The final creation (or representation of the project in process) will be unveiled on the last day of the 2021 Annual Virtual Nonprofit Conference. The completed project will remain on exhibit at the Connecticut Nonprofit Center, Hartford, CT, with acknowledgment of the artist and sponsors.

RFP deadline: October 25, 2021, 4:30 pm.


Julia Wilcox, Senior Public Policy & Division Advisor
Liz Lowe, Manager of Business Development

The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street, Manchester, CT) invite New England artists of all levels of experiences and all mediums to submit to our upcoming themed exhibits in the Main Street Gallery as well as to have their work displayed in our non-traditional art spaces throughout our coworking, meeting and gallery space in the heart of downtown.

Dec. 3 – Feb.28, 2022 Perspectives of Home (Main Street Gallery)
This art show explores how our personal experiences of home influences our broader sense of place, community, and belonging. Exhibit will include material from a research study on the history of migration, settlement, housing and community formation in Manchester.
10a-2p Open Houses: Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12
Art submissions due Nov. 15