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Job Opportunities

Financial Manager

The Financial Manager contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks for the organization. S/he is responsible for all financial management and personnel duties associated with the museum including finance, business planning and budgeting, and human resources. The manger serves as the liaison to the museum’s auditor(s) for all fiscal reports, annual audit and 990 and provides support to the Board’s Finance & Audit and Investment Committees.  The manager is charged with handling these duties with the utmost confidentiality and security.

The Financial Manager will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making as the Mattatuck Museum continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Volunteering and Internships

Philip Benevento History Internship, Summer 2017

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut is seeking a summer intern to work in the Museum archives. The selected intern will work three days a week for six weeks during the summer, alongside the Museum Archivist.  The goal is for the intern to produce a work of scholarship drawing on the resources in the Museum archives.


The museum is extremely thankful for the support of our many volunteers who provide vital services that make our work possible. Volunteers assist with hospitality and registration at museum programs, research, clerical work and mailings, and much more. Those who are interested in leading groups through the museum can become docents. Join our group of volunteers by contributing your time and talents.


Docents (volunteer tour guides) share their enthusiasm for the history and art of the greater Waterbury region by leading school-aged and adult groups through the museum’s collections, and telling stories about historical figures and artists that make museum visits exciting experiences. The program provides continuing education and service opportunities for retired educators and other professionals who generously donate their time.
Time Commitment: Minimum of two 2-hour shifts per month.

Docent Information Sheet (.pdf)
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Office Assistants & Distribution Team

Work with Museum staff on clerical projects and data entry as well as preparing various mailings and printed communications produced by the Museum. Distribute Museum brochures and information to surrounding towns when needed.
Time Commitment: Flexible and variable, depending on needs.
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Curatorial Assistant

Assist the staff in research for upcoming exhibitions; restructuring and organizing the cataloging database; genealogy, town and object research; and collection inventory.
Time Commitment: Flexible and variable, depending on needs.
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Hospitality Team

Help with all details of Museum special events as defined by the Museum’s yearly calendar of events, including exhibition opening receptions, programs, lectures, etc.
Time Commitment: Varies; intensive at time of event.
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Fundraising Events Committee

Assist the Museum’s Development team with planning and implementing our two large yearly fundraisers: Summer Fling and The Brass Button Award. This committee helps determine décor, food, music, entertainment, etc. and aids in soliciting raffle and auction items and selling tickets for the event.
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Throughout the year, the Museum offers unpaid internships to college/university students in development, education, marketing, curatorial, and other related subjects. Mattatuck Museum interns learn from museum professionals while working in all areas of the Museum.
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