Special Events Coordinator Opening
The Greenwich Historical Society seeks a part-time Special Events Coordinator with primary responsibility for the creative and administrative activities related to Antiquarius: The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, Holiday House Tour and Holiday Boutique, which take place in early December. A patron party is scheduled for mid-November. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Special Events Coordinator is responsible for accurate and timely completion of the administration of these events including: volunteer coordination, marketing (creation of invitations, support materials and advertising), donor communications, planning, implementation and reporting. Execution of additional, smaller events, such as the annual volunteer reception, is included in the job description.
The part-time, year-round position operates on a flexible schedule in accordance with the demands of the events (heaviest months are September – December; lightest months are July and August). Over the course of the year, the workload will translate to 24 hours/week.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Two years (minimum) of successful special events experience in a nonprofit organization or corporate setting
- Experience with Microsoft Office (including mail merges) and non-profit databases; experience with Sage Fundraising 50 is a plus
- Ability to drive communications including invitations, press releases and advertisements
- Sensitivity to deadlines and ability to prioritize and multitask in order to meet them
- Proven success working with volunteers
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to respond creatively and diplomatically to conflicting priorities
- Creativity and ability to conceive and assertively pursue fundraising opportunities as appropriate
- Commitment to the mission of the Greenwich Historical Society: www.greenwichhistory.org
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a short cover letter addressed to:
Director of Development
Re: Special Events Coordinator
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Applications may be sent by U.S. Mail as above or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Become a Docent at Bush-Holley Historic Site
Docent Openings at Greenwich Historical Society
Greenwich Historical Society Docents are educators trained to further the public's understanding of the rich cultural and historical collections of Bush-Holley Historic Site. Docents provide public tours of Bush-Holley House and the temporary exhibitions housed in the Storehouse Gallery, and they teach our popular school programs. Schedule is extremely flexible, perfect for retired educators who have a desire to remain active in the community or for those who are interested in part-time work in the arts and education. Work week hours can be arranged for as few as 4 hours or as many as 20 hours per week, depending on interest, availability, and schedule. Shifts are scheduled a month in advance.
- Develop and lead tours for school groups, ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. The specific tours offered by the Greenwich Historical Society are: Life in New England: Then and Now; Sarah and Her Town; Patriots vs. Loyalists; Meeting People in Portraits; and Create Your Own Impression. Additionally, a school group tour is developed for each temporary exhibition in the Storehouse Gallery. Docents also teach the hands-on component of these lessons.
- Develop and deliver tours for adults offered during our regular public hours.
- With the assistance of the After-School Coordinator, develop and deliver tours in our after-school program, which includes Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other after-school audiences.
- Read and become familiar with the Museum Docent Manual. Learn the history of Bush-Holley House by reading and studying the Bush-Holley House Docent Guide. Perform additional research as necessary.
- Attend monthly docent training session.
- Assist with other public programs offered at the Greenwich Historical Society as needed.
- May assist with administrative work for the Director of Education upon request.
- Available to lead at least two school tours per week during school tour season
- Available to work in the Storehouse Gallery as needed, with a minimum of two weekend days per month.
- Develop a tour for each new, temporary exhibition.
- Experience teaching school-age children and adults.
- Group leadership, Boy Scout and/or Girl Scout experience is beneficial.
Starting wage is $10.00 per hour. Please note that the preparatory time to
read the manual, the history of the Bush-Holley House and to develop the lesson
plans is not compensated. Benefits include free admission to Bush-Holley House,
exhibitions and select Historical Society events. Docents are encouraged to
become members of the Greenwich Historical Society and to support its mission
in the community.
Please send cover letter and resume to Anna Greco: email@example.com.
Public Relations Volunteer Sought
Publicist for Art Exhibition on Cos Cob art colony and the Armory Show
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the International Exhibition of Modern Art in 1913, the Greenwich Historical Society will present an exhibition to explore the role of the Cos Cob art colony artists in conceiving and organizing the show, and the impact of the Armory Show had on their subsequent work. We seek a Public Relations volunteer to work with our director of marketing and communications.
The overarching task is to:
- Develop strategy and get publicity out as soon as possible
- Explore partnerships and media outlets outside of those currently in our sphere to develop a supplementary press list
- Develop plan for both traditional media and social media.
- Interview exhibition curator, key players and other consultants with the aim of developing a set number of feature articles for distribution to national and local publications (print and online), newsletters, website and Facebook.
- Set up media interviews and tours with with key players (as applicable)
- Develop virtual press kit
- Suggest new techniques for promoting exhibitions
- Execute all of the above
- Previous museum PR experience
- Solid writer
- Familiar with all forms of traditional and social media
- Organized, creative and articulate
- A self-starter
- Able to work in dependently
- Have established art world and museum media contacts
- Be conversant in language of art history
Please direct inquiries to Marilyn Myers or 203-869-6899, Ext. 14.