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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
January 22, 2016
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members through unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 350 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Please Answer our 6-Question Survey to Improve Our Newsletter!
❖ Sign-up for Common Ground Meeting: New Canaan Library - Jan. 27
❖ Nominate a Star for our ACE Awards by Feb. 8
Save the Date: Next Stop on our Gallery Tour: Nylen Gallery - Feb. 19
❖ Welcome New Member: Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County

YOUR NEWS
❖ News from Barnum Museum, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut Alliance for Music, The Fairfield Museum & History Center, Greenwich International Film Festival, Mastersingers, Mighty Quinn Foundation, New Paradigm Theatre, and Project Music. 

OTHER NEWS
❖ Connecticut Arts Day - March 2
You've Cott Mail: Readers' Predictions for 2016
❖ Connecticut History Day

FUNDING
❖ IMLS: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries - Feb. 1
❖ NEA: Challenge America - April 14

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ CHLO: Collectors Colleague Circle at Danbury Railway Museum - Feb. 9
❖ ProBono Partnership Webinar: Fundraising Legally in 21st Century - Feb. 10

VOLUNTEERS
❖ Bridgeport Prospers - Cradle to Career: Volunteers Needed for Youth Summit - April 1

JOBS
❖ Brookfield Craft Center: Manager of Individual Giving
❖ New Canaan Historical Society: School Program Director

❖ Westport Country Playhouse: Box Office Supervisor
❖ Connecticut State Library: Traveling Archivists

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available (scroll down)

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
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OUR NEWS
RSVP: COMMON GROUND WED. JAN. 27
Sign Up for our next COMMON GROUND Meet-Up-style meeting will be held Weds. Jan. 27, 6:30-8:30pm at the new NEW CANAAN PUBLIC LIBRARY. This monthly meeting for artists, creative businesses and cultural nonprofits is dedicated to collaborative ideas. Hear the latest in a collaborative artist-in-residence project, fine-tune your collaborative project "elevator pitch," and hear plans about the First Norwalk International Cultural Exchange Festival!  RSVP here!
FEB. 8 DEADLINE TO NOMINATE A STAR FOR ACE AWARDS
Nominations are open through Feb. 8 for the new Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. The awards will be presented at a breakfast May 19, 2016, and will celebrate individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made significant contributions to the community through arts and culture, or who have enriched the arts and culture sector through volunteerism or patronage. You can nominate individuals for an Artist or Citizen Award, a business for the Corporate Award; an individual, nonprofit, or creative business for the Educator Award, and an arts and cultural organization or leader for the Nonprofit Award. Nominate here
PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NEXT STOP NYLEN GALLERY - FEB. 19
Save the Date for the next stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour, Fri. Feb. 19 at the PICTURE THIS/WENDY NYLEN GALLERY in Westport. Our tour will coincide with the opening of a show of watercolors by Olga Klymyk. Designed to encourage members to mix and mingle while seeing the wide range of commercial galleries that are members of the Cultural Alliance, the tour has progressed from Greenwich through Stamford, New Canaan and Norwalk, month-by-month towards Bridgeport. Enjoy the party - and bring your business card. 
WELCOME NEW MEMBER                             
JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

The Stamford-based Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County (JHSFC) provides historical and educational materials and information about the Jewish community of Fairfield County and serves the community through its membership and its archival resources. Founded in 1983, the JHSFC serves communities in Fairfield County that share a common Jewish heritage. It is the largest secular Jewish organization in the area, reaching out to all Jewish organizations and partners to provide engaging educational programming on a wide range of topics of Jewish interest. The JHSFC maintains the only Jewish Archives in Fairfield County and is an unparalleled resource for students, researchers, organizations and residents. The Oral History and Veterans Project record personal histories. JHSFC also maintains the Harry Rosenbaum JHS Judaica Library at the Stamford Jewish Community Center  (JCC) with over 3,000 volumes, reference materials and an extensive Holocaust collection. It facilitates the preservation of individual and family histories and promotes and supports research, publication, distribution, and usage of important matters of Jewish history and Judaica in general. In addition, JHSFC brings historical information and educational activities to the community from outside sources. An exhibit case arranged with records and objects from the Society's Archives is on display immediately upon entering the Stamford Jewish Community Center. The exhibit case is an important exposure for the valuable, exclusive and interesting items in the growing Archives - and the theme changes every few months.JHSFC is always looking for new material, so if you have any historical photos or stories of a Fairfield County business or organization that you could share for an exhibit then please contact JHSFC here. JHSFC also has a traveling exhibit available for rent. Set in the context of a timeline of national events, this exhibit, reflecting Jewish life in America, tells the story of a proud community that grew from a scattered few to a thriving many. More than 200 years after the first Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam the Jewish community finally formed a congregation in Fairfield County. Meet some early Jewish settlers, community founders and some Fairfield County’s "firsts" illustrated in the exhibit. See JHSFC's website and Facebook page.
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
The BARNUM MUSEUM has named Alice Ferreira chair of its board of directors. A board member since 2009, Alice is currently a VP for corporate communications at UnitedHealth Group. Her considerable corporate brand building, reputation management and philanthrophic expertise will be put to good use as the Barnum, in ED Kathy Maher's words, "re-emerges as a center for creativity and inspiration. We are embarking on a re-imagining of the Museum, and there is no better time to be at the forefront of an organization that will have a lasting impact on everyone in our community, our country and the world.” More...
The CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING is pleased to announce a $10,000 grant from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation to help underwrite projects and operations at the Center. Board Chair, William Frank said, "This grant extends the important relationship we had with Helen over 20 years. In 2007, the Center named its printmaking cottage, adjacent to the Center, the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage in gratitude for her tremendous generosity, including the donation of a printing press."
The CONNECTICUT ALLIANCE FOR MUSIC announces that its 2016 Heida Hermanns International Music Competition returns to Westport with this year's Voice Competition that started over four decades ago. The Competition, which rotates between strings, piano and voice, will be celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016, along with Heida Hermann's 110th birthday! The celebration and competition will be held on the weekend of November 5-6, at the Westport Unitarian Church, so mark your calendars!
The FAIRFIELD MUSEUM has just welcomed its new Development Director, Shana Tuttle Wiswell. Shana joins the Museum from the American Museum of Natural History, where she was Associate Director of Corporate Relations and a leading fundraiser for the institution’s Development and Membership Department. Her fundraising for exhibitions, education programs, science initiatives and special projects yielded six- and seven-figure gifts for the organization. Shana joins the Fairfield community with her husband, David, who grew up in Southport and Easton, her son, Campbell and her dog, Hudson.
The FAIRFIELD MUSEUM and the Town of Fairfield are holding two public meetings at the Museum, Tuesday, January 26, and Monday, February 1, both 6 - 8pm, to review plans for improvements to Fairfield’s Historic Town Green. With support from the State of Connecticut’s State Historic Preservation Office, the Town has engaged historic landscape architects at Elmore Design Collaborative to developed multi-phased plans to improve parking, traffic and public enjoyment of the Town Green landscape and its unique historic buildings. After public comment, the plans will be submitted to the Fairfield Board of Selectmen.
Welcome to Colin Stanfield, the new Executive Director of the GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Stanfield is a veteran non-profit cultural professional known for balancing the creative process of programming and curating with the challenge of producing a public program and live events. Colin was most recently Festival Producer for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival. Previously, Colin served as Managing Director of the San Francisco Film Society and Executive Director of the Nantucket Film Festival.
MASTERSINGERS has sad news of one of its members, soprano Lynette Lyon, who was recently diagnosed with thymoma, and who started receiving chemotherapy at Stamford Hospital (registered in Room 3219 under Patricia McDermott). Lynette has sung professionally throughout the US and Europe in Fairfield County for the last two decades. She was one of the most dedicated members of the Angel Choir, created to support cancer survivors and those who love them. At left an image of some of the singers, led by Pamela Kuhn, at Stamford Hospital last Saturday to sing for Lynette.
The MIGHTY QUINN FOUNDATION welcomes Brian McManamon as the Artistic Director of its Shakespeare Academy at Stratford (SA@S) for 2016, along with Tia James as Associate Artistic Director. Each summer, SA@S brings together a small, eclectic, passionate ensemble of college-aged artists from around the U.S. and internationally. They spend six immersive weeks together—training, studying, and creating two Shakespeare productions in repertory. More...
A group from The NEW PARADIGM THEATRE's Youth Board attended the Thrive by 25 Youth Summit at Sacred Heart University Jan. 9. The NPT teen board, youth leaders from Fairfield County, took free classes on job placement, saving for college, IT, and other special skills advice, and heard from Sen. Blumenthal on legislation to help college tuition become more affordable for all. NPT college interns from UConn Stamford, Southern and Northeastern, took free classes on how to land jobs, interview skills, networking and more. Pictured with Sen. Blumenthal from right: Kristin Huffman (NPT Founder), Jimi Wright, and Elena Kemper.
PROJECT MUSIC is excited about performing in a special concert and discussion Jan. 26, at Stamford’s King Low Heywood Thomas school with students from the El-Sistema inspired programs of the Baltimore Symphony OrchKids (BSO) and Bravo Waterbury! (BW).  Dan Trahey, BSO Artistic Director, Calida Jones, BW Program Director, and Marcos Rangal, conductor at the NEOJIBA Youth Orchestras in Salvador, Brazil, will discuss the social benefits that the study of music in the El Sistema model has brought to their respective communities. It will also include a viewing of video material from the visiting programs, followed by a question and answer session with the panel members. More...
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OTHER NEWS                             
CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY - SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 2
The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with its nine Designated Regional Service Organizations (of which the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is one), The Culture and Tourism Advisory Taskforce, The CT Arts Council and the Connecticut Arts Alliance is organizing the first State-hosted Arts Day in over a decade. CT Arts Day will be held March 2, 2016, bringing together policy makers, arts, cultural, and creative industry organizations and individuals to the State Capitol. Noted Connecticut artist Titus Kaphar will be the featured Connecticut speaker and the National Keynote speaker's name will be announced shortly. Guest speakers will include Jay Dick, Americans for the Arts' Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs. In Connecticut, the non-profit arts and cultural industries generate $653 million to our total economic activity, supporting 18,000 full-time-equivalent jobs. The arts mean business! The Connecticut Office of the Arts has been investing in Connecticut's arts economy for over 50 years and this is your opportunity to reaffirm the significant role that the arts play in our state. Let’s move the arts from nice to necessary!
YOU'VE COTT MAIL READERS’ PREDICTIONS
 
Here is an edited version of Thomas Cott's collection of predictions from readers of his You've Cott Mail blog.

THE BIG PICTURE
- Arts organizations across regions and genres realize that they must get involved in social justice to combat the ignorance and hatred being perpetuated by our society. – Rachel A. Ciprotti, General Manager, Atlanta Chamber Players 

FINANCIAL / FUNDRAISING
- Some government agency or data firm will develop an app where you can input the amount of money you wish to donate and to what field(s) (by percentage) and the app will maximize your rewards including kickbacks like free rehearsal tickets and matching grants but also the app will rate each recipient on a real-time basis and donate to the top of its category.  – Milda M. De Voe, author and founder of Pen Parentis

MARKETING / SALES / AUDIENCE
- Like the most recent Theatre Facts report found, the downward trend in nationwide theater attendance will continue. I think that the exceptions to that trend will be family programming and more innovative multidisciplinary and interactive performances. – Charles Phaneuf, Executive Director, Raleigh Little Theatre 

…AND HOW CREATIVE SECTOR PROFESSIONALS WORK
- I predict affordable work spaces and housing for artists and creative sector workers will become a hot topic. – Margaret Hunt, Director of Colorado Creative Industries & Space to Create
- A co-working space specifically for
artists and freelance arts administrators will gain notoriety. – Devon Smith, co-founder, Measure Creative    More...
CONNECTICUT HISTORY DAY
REGIONAL DEADLINE
FEB. 1

Let's not forget Connecticut History Day - a rigorous academic program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work. Projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them. Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program. The first deadline for Connecticut History Day is just around the corner Connecticut History Day involves three levels of events: Regional, State, and National Contests. The Registration Deadline for Regional Contests is Monday, February 1, 2016 (at 11:59 p.m.) Click here for contest registration details.
FUNDING                            
IMLS: SPARKS! IGNITION GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES
FEBRUARY 1

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries are a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries program. These small grants ($10,000-$25,000) encourage libraries and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. You may propose activities or approaches that involve risk, as long as the risk is balanced by significant potential for improvement in the ways libraries and archives serve their communities. Successful proposals will address problems, challenges, or needs of broad relevance to libraries and/or archives. A proposed project should test a specific, innovative response to the identified problem and present a plan to make the findings widely and openly accessible. To maximize the public benefit from federal investments in these grants, the Sparks! program will fund only projects with the following characteristics: Broad Potential Impact—You should identify a specific problem or need that is relevant to many libraries and/or archives and propose a testable and measurable solution. Proposals must demonstrate a thorough understanding of current issues and practices in the project’s focus area and discuss its potential impact within libraries and/or archives. Proposed innovations should be widely adoptable or adaptable. Significant Innovation—The proposed solution to the identified problem must offer strong potential for non-incremental, significant advancement in the operation of libraries and/or archives. You must explain how the proposed activity differs from current practices or takes advantage of an unexplored opportunity, and the potential benefit to be gained by this innovation. Eligibility: Libraries that fulfill the general criteria for libraries may apply. In addition, institutions of higher education, including public and nonprofit universities, are eligible. Details available here.
 NEA 
CHALLENGE AMERICA: 
APRIL 14

The National Endowment for the Arts announces its Challenge America grant that offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. This category specifically encourages and supports the objective of engaging the public with diverse and excellent art. Challenge America grants:
  • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Are limited to the specific types of projects outlined below.
  • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match.
Partnerships can be valuable to the success of these projects. While not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their project. Application Webinar: On Weds. March 9, NEA Challenge America staff will conduct a guidelines workshop for potential applicants.  Register here.
RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
CLHO: COLLECTIONS COLLEAGUE CIRCLE
DANBURY RAILWAY MUSEUM
FEBRUARY 9

At the next Collections Colleague Circle, organized by the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) on February 9, you can share techniques, tips, and can’t-live-without-tools that simplify your job in collections care and management. Examples suggested to date include: how to "scrunch" acid-free tissue in a way that eliminates sharp edges; rubber-stamping your object accession tags; and coding accession files to make information easy to access and retrieve. If you have a favorite tool, or have found a great way to streamline a process, or would just like to attend, listen, discuss and learn, register here by February 6. It's free - and light snacks will be served. CLHO hopes to include some, or all, of the compendium of tips in a hands-on session at the CLHO Annual Conference in June. The Colleague Circle will be a great way to “test drive” these brief presentations, and it should be fun! For more information, call Liz Shapiro at 860-685-7595 or email liz@clho.org. Click here for directions to the Danbury Railway Museum.

PROBONO PARTNERSHIP
WEBINAR: 
FUNDRAISING LEGALLY
FEBRUARY 10

The ProBono Partnership offers a webinar on Raising Money the Right Way: Fundraising Legally in the 21st Century on Weds. Feb. 10, 12 - 1:30 P.M. If you are  raising money from raffles, events, and direct solicitations, are considering crowd-funding or corporate sponsorships, then learn the legal implications of traditional and non-traditional fundraising methods so you can be creative and well-prepared. Protect your organization's tax-exempt status, avoid fines, and prevent lawsuits associated with fundraising and other revenue-generating activities. Attendees will learn about the laws and regulations surrounding: raffles, corporate sponsorships, registration and reporting requirements, crowd-funding, online dos and don'ts, and properly acknowledging gifts. The speakers are: Courtney Darts, Esq., Director of Education, Pro Bono Partnership, and Kent E. Hansen, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership. Registration closes on Friday, February 5, 2016. Please do not hit the back button or refresh the page after you have submitted your registration. Please contact Kate Marchese at (973) 240-6955 before resubmitting a registration if you receive an error message. Register here. Fee $20.
VOLUNTEERS                             
Bridgeport Prospers Cradle to Career seeks volunteers in various capacities for a minimum of 4 hours for an important Bridgeport Youth Summit taking place Friday, April 1, 2016. Over 1,000 Bridgeport youth, from Grade 7 through 25 years of age, will gather at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Hosted by our sponsors (Career Resources, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, City of Bridgeport, The Workplace, Inc., Urban League, and Aquarion Water Co.), youth will be connected to role models and resources and exposed to higher education, career pathways, leadership opportunities and be given the chance to contribute to the development of a youth policy agenda. There will be entertainment, announcement of contest winners, motivational speakers, workshops, and leadership skill building. Local employers will be providing information and there will be other exciting activities all day long. A volunteer orientation will be held prior to the event so that volunteers understand their responsibilities and know what to expect on April 1st. With volunteer help Bridgeport Prospers Cradle to Career will be able to make Bridgeport's first Youth Summit a defining mark in a new direction towards supporting our youth in a positive and sustainable way. Please call or email Marleine Marcelin, our Public Ally AmeriCorps member at 203-339-6345, or mmarcelin@unitedwaycfc.org. We encourage you to engage others as volunteers as well.
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JOBS                             
BROOKFIELD 
CRAFT CENTER
MANAGER OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING

The Brookfield Craft Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit with a 60 year history of education and promotion of fine craftsmanship in America, is seeking to fill a new part-time position of Manager of Individual Giving. Flexible hours and location make this the perfect fit for someone re-entering the workforce or looking for part time work from home.
As Manager of Individual Giving, you report directly to the Executive Director. Responsibilities will include: Meeting annual fundraising goals; Working with Board and Development committee to help members make and fulfill fundraising commitments; Establish and manage appropriate processes needed to effectively grow donation funds through individual solicitations; Researching new donors and cultivating and re-engaging past donors whose support has lapsed; Outreach and education about the Brookfield Craft Center and our mission to the general public and various civic organizations. Experience: At least 1 year of experience in fundraising for other nonprofit organizations; Must be a goal oriented self-starter with a proven track record of accomplishment in building a sustainable donor base; Intermediate computer skills, able to build and maintain donor database. Interested individuals should submit an application to director@brookfieldcraft.org. Please include “Job application” in the subject.
NEW CANAAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The New Canaan Historical Society seeks a part-time School Program DirectorThis job requires a person who will: Work with developed programs; Use our historical buildings and grounds to make history come alive, be fun and educational; Be able to work with teachers and the Society’s director to evaluate, change and develop programs to meet the various schools’ needs; Be a nurturing, energetic teacher with a positive outlook who loves children; Have excellent organizational skills; Develop marketing and publicity for the programs; Schedule class trips from schools in the area to visit our many facilities; Schedule and motivate volunteers to lead tours; Secure and train new volunteers to lead tours. Work Schedule: Flexible days of the week; primary work hours during school day and/or after school for workshops – mainly September – October and March – June.
Payment for hours worked plus incentive hours. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: Janet Lindstrom, Executive Director, The New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840, (203) 966-1776.
WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR

Westport Country Playhouse seeks a Box Office Supervisor to support the Box Office Manager in overseeing the everyday function of the box office. This full-time position deals mainly with customer service, company policies, the Tessitura ticketing software, and resolving any customer disputes or complaints, while also supervising part-time Box Office Associates in the same areas. The Box Office Supervisor also assists with the subscription campaign, ticket sales and exchanges, printing and mailing tickets, phone calls and voicemails, and other special projects. During performances, the Patron Service Supervisor may open/close the Box Office, oversee the will-call process, assist staff with cash-out procedures, process and verify End-of-Day reporting. The Box Office Supervisor also assists the Marketing Department in various tasks, while also relaying feedback from patrons. The ideal candidate will excel in building customer service relationships; have prior management experience, preferably in a box office environment; can multitask; and is experienced in Box Office software, ideally Tessitura. This position will require work on some nights and weekends. The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, and collegial and supportive work environment. To apply, please submit cover letter and resumé to: Box Office Supervisor Search, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880 or resume@westportplayhouse.org.
CT LIBRARY
TRAVELING ARCHIVISTS 

The Connecticut State Library seeks Traveling Archivists, a part-time contracted position, with travel within Connecticut, over a two-year period, with a projected start date of March 2016. The Traveling Archivist Program is intended to encourage best practices in the management, arrangement, description, preservation, and access of archival collections held in museums, historical societies, archives and libraries in the state. Each Traveling Archivist will be responsible for conducting up to 10 half-day site visits. A candidate must possess a working knowledge of the operations of collecting institutions, and working knowledge of basic archival collections preservation and principles. Compensation: Each Traveling Archivist is paid per visit upon completion and submission of a report for each site visit. Benefits are not included. Key duties and responsibilities: Assist in promoting the Traveling Archivist Program; arrange site visits; encourage and instruct staff and volunteers in archival best practices; assist in the creation of forms and hand-outs to assist institutions after the site visit to continue to perform the work in which they received instruction; prepare a written report for each site visit; conduct a three month follow-up via phone/email; and prepare a final summary report of on-site visits. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree; strong knowledge of archival principles and practices; experience with current descriptive standards such as EAD and DACS; demonstrated project management skills, etc. Click for detailed description. Send letter of intent and resume by February 15, 2016 to State Archivist, Lizette Pelletier, CT State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106, 860-757-6511, Lizette.Pelletier@ct.gov.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer;
 Manager, Academic Programs
The Connecticut Historical Society: Exhibit DeveloperResearch & Collections Associate
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Greenwich International Film Festival; Marketing; Graphic Design; and Programming Interns
Pequot Library: Development Associate
Shakespeare on the Sound: 2016 Apprentice Company.
Sharon Historical Society: Part-Time Curator of Collections
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator
Wilton Historical Society: Museum Educator
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CALENDAR                             
JANUARY
Jan. 27: Cultural Alliance Common Ground Meeting: New Canaan Library, 6:30pm
Jan. 27: NEA: Creativity Connects Grants Webinar, 3pm. Register here.

FEBRUARY
Feb. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
Feb. c1: CT Humanities Capacity, Planning, and Implementation Grant Deadlines
Feb. c1: Connecticut History Day: Registration Deadline for regional competition
Feb. c1: IMLS: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries: Application Deadline
Feb. c9: CLHO, Collections Colleague Circle MeetingDanbury Railway Museum
Feb. 10: ProBono Webinar, Fundraising Legally in 21st Century. $20.
Feb. 15: CT State Library: Traveling Archivist - Application Deadline

MARCH
March c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
March c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Application Deadline
March c2: Connecticut Arts Day
March c2: ArtPlace America: National Creative Placemaking Fund Deadline
March c3: NEA: Creativity Connects Grants Deadline
March 7-8: Arts Advocacy Day, Washington DC - Sign Up Now.

APRIL
April 1: Bridgeport Prospers Youth Summit, Volunteers Needed
April 14: NEA Challenge America $10,000 Grants Application Deadline
April 27: Connecticut Governor's Conference on Tourism, Hartford

MAY
May c2: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
May c2: CT Humanities Capacity, Planning, and Implementation Grant Deadlines
May 19: Cultural Alliance Arts & Culture Empowerment Awards Breakfast, Shore & Country Club, Norwalk, 7:30am

JUNE
June c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
June 15: NEH: Chronicling America Contest Deadline

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