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Job Opportunities

Finance Manager

The Museum seeks a full-time Finance Manager who will be an integral part of the Education Department and its successful operation and growth. The Finance Manager will develop and monitor the annual operating budget in coordination with all department heads and oversee the accounting and all related financial activities of the Museum, administer the business office, oversee Human Resources, and Supervise Building Services.

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Art Bridges Fellow – Curatorial Department

The Mattatuck Museum seeks a collaborative and highly motivated emerging museum professional for the position of Art Bridges Fellow, a three-year full-time position in the Curatorial Department. The position will support the Curatorial Department in various installations at the Museum, with major responsibilities including object research, interpretation, and collections care. Key projects include expanding access to the Mattatuck’s collection through digital and interpretive initiatives, as well as supporting various Art Bridges projects, changing exhibitions, and gallery installations.

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RFP – Café Operator

The Mattatuck Museum seeks to retain the services of a qualified entity to provide the complete operation and management of food service operations at the Museum. Food service operations include (1) operation of the on-site cafe & roof terrace including menu services and grab-and-go, (2) catering services within the Museum as one of three select caterers, (3) limited menu services and box lunches geared toward tour group patrons, and (4) establishing and maintaining a liquor license which allows alcohol to be served in the cafe and on the premises of the facility.

The Museum is looking for a strategic collaborator, which will treat food service operations as an integral part of the Museum’s services and functions. The successful proposer will be one who will offer creative solutions to operational challenges, who is interested in programmatic alliances, who is committed to collaboration and problem solving, and who can identify opportunities for better serving the Museum’s patrons.

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Visitor 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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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.

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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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