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.

Accounts Payable Representative, Part-time

The Accounts Payable (A/P) Representative reports to the Accounting Manager and is responsible for a variety of bookkeeping duties in the Finance Department supporting the Accounting Manager in the management of the organization’s general accounting functions including accounts payable and recording financial transactions.

We are offering:

  • Competitive pay $20-25/hour commensurate with experience
  • Flexible schedules: 12-20 hours per week; 3-4 days per week
  • Opportunity to learn and progress
  • Friendly and collaborative team environment


  • Handling invoices and A/P check requests
  • Review and process invoices, ensuring proper job costing, verification, and approvals
  • Process invoices and enter transactions into General Ledger
  • Review, reconcile, and post electronic payments and cash receipts
  • Perform various bookkeeping tasks as well as clerical tasks such as data entry, filing, scanning documents into computer systems, and other administrative tasks
  • Maintain and file all invoices and other financial records
  • Special projects as needed for the Finance Department


  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in accounts payable and accounting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working with financial systems; Blackbaud Financial Edge and Altru a plus
  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and strong communications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

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


Become a Bruce Museum Artist in Residence

The Bruce Museum is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our inaugural Artist-in-Residency program. Through the support of the Art Bridges Foundation, the Bruce Museum will host one Artist-in-Residence for a period of nine months, from November 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024. This initiative will introduce an Artist-in-Residence to the Bruce for the first time in the Museum’s history. This residency includes an educational component, through which we encourage the Artist-in-Residence to facilitate discourse between the exhibition, their practice, and Museum visitors.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2023, at 11:59pm

Program Structure

The Artist-in-Residence will work at the Bruce Museum for a period of nine months, from November 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024. The Artist-in-Residence must work on-site at the Bruce Museum for a minimum of 20 hours per week. We invite artists of all types to apply, including (but not limited to) visual artists, sculptors, poets, writers, musicians, and movement practitioners.  The selected applicant is expected to fulfill their role as a teaching artist by engaging directly with Bruce Museum visitors and the local community. Responsibilities and commitments for this artist will include:

  • Partnering with the Museum’s Junior Docent corps to implement two workshops intended for teen audiences;
  • Planning and leading two adult workshops; Participating in select school tours;
  • Participating in one lecture presented by the Bruce Museum. This program will be livestreamed, and a recording will be made available through the Museum’s website and social media channels; 
  • The artist will host three open studio sessions throughout the course of their residency for visitors to view works-in-progress and engage directly with the artist; 
  • In accordance with the Museum’s mission, all programs that the Artist-in-Residence participates in, assists, or develops will incorporate art and science. 

Program Benefits

The Artist-in-Residence will have the opportunity to generate their own work inside facilities and with materials provided by the Museum. Other benefits include:

  • A stipend of $35,000 to generate new work which will be displayed within the Museum’s Steven and Alexandra Cohen Education Wing (to be paid in bi-weekly installments over the duration of the residency).
  • Reimbursement for the cost of materials (up to $8,000); 
  • $500 honorarium to present one lecture at the Bruce Museum; 
  • Any artwork created during the residency will be presented on the Museum’s website and social media channels;
  • Engaging Museum visitors and reaching new audiences;
  • Access to the Museum galleries, public programs, and exhibition openings.
  • Application Requirements
  • The Bruce Museum Artist-in-Residence program supports emerging and mid-career artists and creatives. The Bruce Museum encourages those from historically underrepresented communities to apply. Successful candidates are confident engaging with the visitors and working in an open studio environment. In this application, we ask candidates to create a hypothetical proposal for a piece currently on view at the Bruce Museum, Homage to My Young Black Sisters by Elizabeth Catlett. We encourage prospective applicants to view this piece in-person at the Bruce Museum, or online. However, once the program commences, our Artist-in-Residency will respond to two works which will be on display at the Bruce Museum, Collage X Landscape by George Morrison and DNA: Sepia V by McArthur Binion (on loan from the Art Bridges Foundation) through the lens of their own practice. We request that all applicants provide one letter of support in their application and include contact information for two references. Please provide a broad overview of your work in the application, including the title, date, medium, dimensions of each piece, as well as any other pertinent information that you see fit which will help us better understand your work. The Bruce Museum strongly encourages our Artist-in-Residence to be up to date on all vaccinations at the time of their residency.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion:
  • The Bruce Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical, mental, or intellectual), protected veteran status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

The link to our application can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact bruce.artist.residency@gmail.com.

Associate Registrar, Exhibitions

The Bruce Museum prides itself on exploring the intersection of Art and Science. A recently completed expansion project has more than doubled the size of the Museum, including nine new or newly renovated galleries and three new permanent collection storage spaces. As we build and expand our team, we seek a FT Associate Registrar, Exhibitions to join us as we embark on this exciting new era. The successful candidate will assist the Registrar in managing all aspects of incoming loan coordination for an active and ambitious exhibitions program, working alongside colleagues in Curatorial, Collections, and Exhibitions to implement best practices across the growing institution.


  • Overseeing all aspects of lender negotiations and arranging packing, shipping, insurance, security, handling, and care for incoming loans. Producing and managing loan-related paperwork, maintaining digital and hard copy records. Advising curators and exhibition preparators of all handling, mounting, environmental and security requirements established by lenders, plus any special needs in the areas of storage, conservation, and installation. Overseeing exhibition installation and deinstallation, working with the Director of Exhibitions and a team of preparators, as well as condition reporting all loans to temporary exhibitions.
  • Maintaining loans on display, regularly monitoring light levels and environmental conditions, and reporting to lenders as required.
  • Facilitating internal image rights and reproduction requests relating to works on loan, including for Marketing/PR and Education purposes. Researching and clearing copyright for loaned objects when needed for exhibition-related press, publicity, or printed materials.
  • Developing a keen knowledge of, and strictly adhering to, the Bruce Museum Collections Management Policy.

Recommended Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Art History, Science, Anthropology, or related field; Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or a related field preferred. A demonstrated track record may be considered as an alternative to a higher degree;
  • Professional Experience: A minimum of five years previous Collections Management and Registration experience with evidence of responsibility for a diverse museum collection plus knowledge of current museum standards and best practices;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills capable of handling multiple simultaneous projects and an active exhibition schedule;
  • Excellent communication skills; highly organized and detail-oriented; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and collaborate with staff in a fast-paced and collaborative environment;
  • Experience handling artwork and museum objects.

Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000, 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.

Apply with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@brucemuseum.org with the subject line Associate Registrar, or Fax to (203) 869-0963.

Curatorial Assistant

This is a newly created full time position designed to provide curatorial, research, and administrative support to the Curator of Art as we navigate an active exhibition program and focus increasingly on the strategic growth of the collection. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to curate exhibitions, while also playing an essential role in supporting all aspects of exhibition development and collection stewardship, working closely alongside colleagues in Audience Engagement, Curatorial, Collections Management and Registration, Development, and Exhibitions to shape a dynamic art program in the New Bruce.

Position Summary

The Curatorial Assistant reports to the Curator of Art and is responsible for the following:

  • Assist the Curator of Art with all aspects of research, writing, planning, and organizing loan exhibitions and related publications;
  • Conceive of and implement temporary exhibitions, including rotations of the permanent collection galleries;
  • Lead tours of the permanent collection galleries and temporary exhibitions and participate in public programming as needed in collaboration with Audience Engagement;
  • Assist the Curator of Art in building and stewarding the permanent collection, including surveying the collection as it returns onsite and developing a new strategic plan that identifies areas of opportunity and strategic growth for the Museum’s collections;
  • Assist in identifying and researching potential acquisition candidates for gift, purchase, or bequest or candidates for deaccession, including writing justifications and preparing paperwork for quarterly Collections Committee meetings;
  • Conduct in-depth research on artists and objects in the collection, including provenance;
  • Develop and maintain Curatorial object files and the collections management database;
  • Field donation offers and respond to general curatorial inquiries about the collection;
  • Provide administrative support for the Curator of Art and perform other day-to-day duties as needed.

Recommended Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or a related field; Master’s Degree welcomed;
  • 1-3 years curatorial experience in a museum or comparable experience in a related institution;
  • Broad knowledge of art history with expertise in modern and contemporary art preferred, as well as an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to art history;
  • Strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within the Museum;
  • Outstanding writing and research skills, with experience conducting archival and object-based research;
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, and attention to detail, with the ability to take initiative and handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders within the Museum;
  • Familiarity with Google applications and Office 365, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with collections management databases a plus.

Compensation $50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Medical & Dental (approximately 75% of premium covered by employer); HSA (employer contribution towards plan(medical) deductible); 401k (5% employer contribution); Pre-tax Commuter benefit; Group Term Life Insurance coverage up to $50k maximum; Short Term & Long-term disability coverage; PTO (Sick, Vacation & some federal holidays); Bruce Museum, AAM & NEMA Memberships; 20% discount in the Museum Store & Café.

To apply: submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references by August 25, 2023 to jobs@brucemuseum.org with the subject line applicant’s last name and “Curatorial Assistant”.

Museum Educator

The Bruce Museum seeks a Museum Educator to join its Audience Engagement Department at an exciting time of transition. This is a newly created position designed to provide in-house and outreach education programs for students from pre-kindergarten through high school and adult groups. The Bruce Museum is seeking a highly motivated, energetic team player with a love of hands-on STEAM education and project-based learning. The Museum Educator reports to the Managers of School and Tour Services and School and Community Partnerships. This is a full-time, hourly position with a Monday-Friday 9am-5pm schedule with a one-hour lunch break. Some evening and weekend work will be required, including but not limited to leading STEAM club at the Building One Community Center outside of normal working hours.


  • Teach onsite and offsite programs for people of all ages.
  • Learn about the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
  • Lead the outreach STEAM programs at Building One Community Center in Stamford and at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club in Greenwich.
  • Set-up and clean-up after programs take place.
  • Check supplies and prep materials for upcoming programs.
  • Attend training sessions to learn about museum exhibitions and collections.
  • Assist with program material preparation, recruitment events and meetings for specific initiatives.
  • Assist with large-scale evening and weekend events, like family days and lectures, as necessary by preparing and assisting with hands-on activities, registration, set-up, and clean-up.
  • Perform other tasks related to job or Audience Engagement as time allows.

Recommended Education, Experience, Knowledge, & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art, science, cultural history, education, museum studies or a related field required.
  • 1-3 years of experience working in a museum, nature center, cultural organization, or comparable experience in a related institution.
  • Teaching experience, particularly with children, required.
  • Understanding of the basic tenants of STEAM pedagogical theory.
  • Ability to drive the museum vehicle and visit facilities unequipped to accommodate people with physical disabilities.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Must be available to teach on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 3:30 pm to 6:30pm at Building One Community Center in Stamford, CT.
  • Traits: honesty, integrity, outgoing personality, friendliness, able to work under pressure, organized, attention to detail, positive attitude, eager to contribute to a team effort, ability to meet deadlines, self-starting, flexible, patient and sense of humor.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Work is normally performed onsite in a museum setting in a workshop, exhibition, etc. and/or in offsite educational spaces in schools, offices, community centers, etc.
  • Prolonged periods moving throughout the teaching spaces (onsite or offsite) without a break.
  • Unattended mobility required in object handling.
  • Ability to regularly move/transport and utilize teaching materials and accompanying equipment weighing from 10lbs to 25lbs each.
  • Must be available to work during the following peak periods:
    • October 10 to December 22
    • April 22 to June 14
    • Any extenuating circumstances beyond employee’s control requiring an absence will be reviewed individually for approval.

Compensation: $35,000-$40,000 commensurate with experience

Benefits: Medical & Dental (approximately 75% of premium covered by employer); HSA (employer contribution towards plan(medical) deductible); 401k (5% employer contribution); Pre-tax Commuter benefit; Group Term Life Insurance coverage up to $50k maximum; Short Term & Long-term disability coverage; PTO (Sick, Vacation & some federal holidays); Bruce Museum, AAM & NEMA Memberships; 20% discount in the Museum Store & Café.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references by October 6,, 2023 to jobs@brucemuseum.org with the subject line applicant’s last name and “Museum Educator.”

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.

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