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Job Opportunities

Visit Services Associate

The Museum seeks an outgoing, reliable individual to join our Visitor Services (VS) Department. This individual will be responsible for greeting visitors to the Museum, selling admission tickets and memberships, promoting the Shop to visitors, as well as providing information on programs, events, and general information.

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Teaching Artists – Family & Children’s Programs

The Museum is always seeking creative teaching artists with interesting projects that can be paired with current exhibitions.

  • Must enjoy working with children
  • Must be available on weekends.
  • Arts & crafts experience necessary
  • Bilingual a plus

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Volunteering and Internships

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.

Philip Benevento History Internship

The selected intern will work two to 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 (either oral or written) drawing on the resources in the museum archives. This year’s focus will be on processing, organizing, and making the Mattatuck Museum’s Military collection more accessible to the public. This manuscript collection consists of material pre-American Revolution to The Korean War.

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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.

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Tour Assistants

Enthusiastic Person will assist docents and help supervise Waterbury Public School groups during their school tours.  Times are 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.

Light duties include:

  • Organize and facilitate Museum materials including the art studio portion of the tour.
  • Keeping students in appropriate tour groups including guiding children through the art studio project.

Must enjoy working with children.

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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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