Employment

Current Employment Openings

The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion:

The Bruce Museum shall be governed and administered in a manner welcoming to all who promote its Mission and Vision. In all its dealings, the Bruce Museum shall not discriminate against any individual or group for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, or any category protected by state or federal law.


Associate Director of Development

The Bruce Museum is seeking a FT Associate Director of Development to join its growing team during an exciting time of transition.  The Associate Director of Development is an integral part of the Development Team and will be responsible for the daily management of the department. This position oversees coordination of all fundraising activities, oversight and management of the database, and the departmental calendar. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Development and manages the Development Assistant and the Membership/Annual Fund Manager. Candidates possess ability to build team consensus across departments, and cultivate throughout the community support of the Museum’s Mission.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Together with the Director of Development, oversee coordination of fundraising activities.
  • Process financial reports and produce supporting material as needed for all Museum fundraising initiatives; liaison to Finance Department to ensure accurate recordkeeping.
  • Assist Director of Development and Membership/Annual Fund Manager with coordination and strategy for membership and annual gifts.
  • Research annual giving prospects using a variety of development practices.
  • With the Director of Development, oversee the design, preparation, production, and delivery of all departmental direct mail solicitation pieces.
  • With the Director of Development, create, develop, track, and follow up on capital campaign proposals.
  • Work independently to cultivate potential and existing donors.
  • Manage special council member activities in partnership with volunteer chairs.
  • Oversee weekly review of received contributions, coordinating acknowledgements, cultivation opportunities, and identification of new prospects.
  • Collaborate with donors of all levels, including Trustees, corporate partners, members.

Experience/Knowledge/Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7+ years of museum or other non-profit experience working with a broad range of donors
  • Fundraising and special event organization experience
  • Database management skills; Altru experience preferred
  • Financial acumen
  • Impeccable discretion
  • Adaptable and collaborative
  • Set priorities, research, problem solve, and make independent decisions
  • Ability to multi-task, possessing strong organizational, planning, and follow-through skills.
  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Able to work the occasional weekends/evenings

Compensation: $70-95k commensurate with experience.

The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 401k; life, medical, dental insurances; commuter benefits; PTO includes vacation, personal, holidays, and sick leave; membership in the Bruce Museum and reciprocal access to fellow institutions; AAM & NEMA memberships.

Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@brucemuseum.org with subject line Associate Director.


Museum Protection Officer

The Museum Protection Officer maintains a safe and secure environment for visitors and employees by patrolling and monitoring the Museum premises and personnel. The Officer safeguards Museum objects from harm and damage.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Protects the Museum’s assets from theft, assault, fire, and other safety issues
  • Contributes to the success of the Museum Protection Team by addressing any and all concerns that promote the general well-being of visitors and staff
  • Provides excellent customer service in regularly interacting with public and visitors to enhance their experience at the museum
  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry
  • Obtains help by sounding alarms and performs duties as a member of the fire brigade
  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; with decorum removes trespassers from premises
  • Controls traffic by directing drivers, ensuring the safety of school busses and passengers
  • Completes reports recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures
  • Maintains environmental integrity by monitoring building equipment controls and alerting supervisor of discrepancies
  • Maintains organization's safety/security and reputation by complying with legal requirements (e.g., sexual harassment training, Connecticut State Security Guard License, CPR and First Aid)
  • Flexible schedules needed for night events

Knowledge/ Skills/Abilities

  • High School diploma required; Associate degree preferred in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or Security Management
  • Minimum 1-year of experience
  • State of Connecticut Security Guard License and bi-lingual a plus
  • Able to be stationary for long periods of shift while maintaining focus; able to lift 25lb
  • When situation warrants, able to move quickly to address situation, including up and down stairs.

Compensation $20-23 per hour, commensurate with experience.

The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 403b employer contribution; life, medical, dental insurances; commuter benefits; PTO includes vacation, personal, holidays, and sick leave; membership in the Bruce Museum and reciprocal access to fellow institutions; AAM & NEMA memberships

Apply with cover letter and resume to jobs@brucemuseum.org with Guard in the subject line; or Fax to (203) 869-0963.


Seaside Center Summer Naturalist

Seasonal, full-time position.

13 weeks beginning mid-June through early September, 2023
Five days per week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (one-hour unpaid lunch break), Tuesday – Sunday, with flex day off. Must work weekends, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day (September 4).

Position and Responsibilities:

Teach on the beach out of Greenwich Point Park’s historic Innis Arden Cottage in a fun and collaborative environment this summer! Learn to seine for fish and other marine organisms, identify local species, care for the animals you catch in Seaside Center tanks, and teach the public about Long Island Sound ecology.

For over 50 years, the Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center has brought marine and environmental education to local families, and Summer Naturalists are a vital part of this beloved public institution. Educational activities developed in previous years include arts and crafts, science experiments, nature walks, and games. Interested naturalists are encouraged to develop and implement their own educational programs over the summer as well.

To provide content for families learning from home, summer naturalists write brief articles for the Bruce Museum blog, and provide content for Seaside Center social media accounts. Naturalists are given freedom to choose subject matter, and provided guidance as necessary.

This position requires a high degree of independence, comfort in working with the public and groups of all ages, and the flexibility to adapt to changing pandemic recommendations.

The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Oversees the operation of the Seaside Center as part of a two-person team.
  • Leads daily family education activities, such as crafts, nature walks, and animal exploration.
  • Supervises and instructs interns and volunteers, in cooperation with Volunteer Manager and Seaside Center Manager.
  • Maintains saltwater aquaria and responsible for the care and feeding of marine life.
  • Responsible for Seaside Center Instagram account, and content for primary Bruce social media accounts.
  • Files weekly reports as well as a season-end report to the Seaside Center Manager with attendance figures, daily activities, building maintenance, etc.
  • Maintains daily cleanliness of Seaside Center facility.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Traits:

  • Ability to work with children and adults of all ages.
  • Computer literate.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of marine life and environmental science.
  • Ability to follow covid-19 safety precautions.

Recommended Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum studies, or related field.
  • Familiarity with social media, and science communication.

Compensation $18/hour

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Kate Dzikiewicz, Seaside Center Manager, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, or kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org . No phone calls, please.


Visitor Services Associate

Schedule:  Part-time, holidays, weekends, and some evenings

Compensation: $15 an hour, about 20 hours per week; days and number of hours each week may vary

Department: Audience Engagement

Summary: The Visitor Services Associate position is a frontline staff position.  The primary tasks of the Visitor Services Associate are to: welcome guests on weekends to the Museum and sell admission tickets; sell tickets to lectures, events, other programming; check in adult and student groups; sell memberships in person and over the phone; and serve as a resource for information about programs and exhibitions. Visitor Services Associates report directly to the Front Desk Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver extraordinary frontline customer service to Bruce Museum visitors, patrons, and staff 
  • Welcome visitors as they enter the Museum, assist with way-finding, ticketing, and directions
  • Explain and suggest ticket options, in-person and over the phone, in an efficient and friendly manner
  • Maintain an accurate cash drawer
  • Provide information and recommendations about Bruce Museum exhibitions, programs, and memberships, both in person and over the phone
  • Check in groups, modify registration numbers, and take payment if necessary 
  • Assist with general administrative and clerical work, including filing, mailing, and helping to prepare program materials
  • Organizing and stocking informational materials
  • Screening and transferring phone calls
  • Occasionally attend training sessions outside of normal scheduled hours 
  • Work closely with other front desk staff as well as security and facilities staff to maintain a clean, safe, and comfortable museum environment for visitors
  • Explain local amenities and attractions to visitors, in-person and over the phone
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Weekends required

Key Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and conversation skills; the ability to listen to visitors’ needs and interests and make appropriate recommendations in an engaging and friendly way 
  • A positive and professional attitude while working with the public, Museum members, and VIPs in an educational and entertainment setting
  • Ability to learn and implement Visitor Services procedures quickly and efficiently 
  • Prior frontline sales experience, experience in a museum or cultural institution setting is a plus
  • Ability and desire to work in a social environment while still paying attention to detail, accuracy, and individual needs 
  • Reliable, punctual, and able to work holidays, and some evenings
  • Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; experience with POS and/or database-driven software, such as Altru, is preferred 
  • Interest in science and art is required
  • Conversational French, Spanish, or Japanese is a plus
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and responsible
  • Business casual attire
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required

Benefits Include:

  • Membership in the New England Museum Association
  • Membership to American Alliance of Museums
  • Reciprocal benefits at many other museums and cultural organizations
  • Invitations to Bruce Museum events

Please submit a cover letter and resume to cflax@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls please.

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