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Manager of Public Programs

The Mattatuck Museum seeks a Manager of Public Programs to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement innovative public programs and community engagement strategies that reflect and build upon the Museum’s mission, exhibitions, and permanent collection. The Manager will research and think creatively to make interdisciplinary connections, identify trends in contemporary culture, and weave diverse viewpoints into programs to create dynamic experiences for exploring regional history and artistic practice that highlights and enhances the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

The Manager collaborates with all departments in leading and shaping public programs to be relevant, responsive, and audience focused. They design programs that engage and inspire adults, families, and intergenerational audiences to help increase community engagement and drive revenue. They are responsible for building public engagement with the Museum, developing relationships with peers from other museums, art spaces and community organizations, and nurturing cultural partnerships in the local community and beyond.

The Museum offers a full benefits package including vacation, holidays, health/dental insurance, and 403(b) plan, as well as support for professional development to qualified employees. To apply, please send current resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: MANAGER OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS SEARCH, Attn: Janice Shambor, Finance Manager via email to

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Visitor Services Associate

The Visitor Services Associate will be responsible for greeting visitors to the Museum, selling admission tickets and memberships, promoting the Museum shop to visitors, as well as providing information on programs, events, and general information.

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Building Maintenance

The Building Maintenance position will provide custodial and maintenance services at the Museum; ensuring an attractive, sanitary and safe environment for students, staff and visitors; monitoring and maintaining systems; performing a facility cleaning operations; and assisting in preparing facilities for programmatic activities and events.

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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.


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

Enthusiast 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 enjoying 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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