Join the Team

Do you have a love of museums and are you interested in pursuing it as a career? We want to meet you! At the Westport Museum for History and Culture, our team is dedicated to embracing the truths of history so that all can see themselves in our American story. 


Are you a student interested in a hands-on learning experience? Join our internship program that supports a number of functions including program research and development opportunities. Our paid internship also gives you an opportunity to work with the Westport Museum’s extensive collections which include archives, objects, costumes, and art. 

With this internship, you can expect 10-20 hours of work per week and a stipend that is commensurate with experience. Applications for our Fall 2023 Programs Intern are due on August 1, 2023.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many areas of the Westport Museum for History and Culture that rely completely on volunteer help and commitment to provide the services that make the museum one of Westport’s gems. 

As a volunteer, you can apply for areas of our work that you are most interested in. These categories include:

  • Collections
  • Exhibitions
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Public Programs
  • Special Events (Benefit, Fundraising Events)
  • School & Group Tours
  • Grant Writing

Open Positions 

At this time, we have two open positions at Westport Museum. Sign up for our email newsletter to be notified of employment opportunities in the future.

Museum Associate

We are seeking a Museum Associate to join our team during a time of evolutionary organizational growth. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting the Executive Director and providing essential administrative and general assistance. This position requires impeccable communication skills, excellent judgment, and superior discernment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, sharp problem-solving abilities, and a passion for history and the humanities.


  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director
  • Manage the Executive Director’s calendar and schedule appointments
  • Answer phones and respond to inquiries with professionalism and courtesy
  • Coordinate supplies for staff and assist with light human resource tasks, such as employee time tracking
  • Assist with marketing efforts and general outreach as needed
  • Serve as the first point of contact for visitors, greeting them with warmth and enthusiasm
  • Utilize expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to complete tasks efficiently
  • Willingness to learn new applications and adapt to changing technology
  • Reports to the Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least five years of experience as an executive-level assistant
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Passion for history and the humanities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment 

Employment Details:

  • Employment Type: Full Time (35 hours per week)
  • Salary Range: $20-25 per hour, commensurate with experience
  • Location: Westport, Connecticut

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2024

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and three references to No phone calls, please.

Please include “Museum Associate Application” in the subject line.

Programs & Education Associate

We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Programs & Education Associate to join our team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Programs Director to curate and implement programs and exhibits, conduct outreach to the media and public for events, assist in collections management, manage volunteers and interns, conduct walking tours, and oversee the museum’s social media accounts.


  • Work with the Programs & Collections Director to curate and implement engaging programs and exhibit interactives
  • Assist with outreach to the media and public to promote museum events and initiatives
  • Assist in collections management, including cataloging objects, textiles, art, and other artifacts
  • Manage volunteers and interns, providing guidance and support as needed
  • Conduct walking tours and educational programs for visitors of all ages
  • Maintain the museum’s social media accounts and keep program listings updated
  • Other duties as assigned to support the museum’s mission and goals
  • Reports to the Programs & Collections Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, education, or a related field
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Personable and enthusiastic, with a passion for history and/or museums
  • Ability to engage the public and collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with social media management is a plus

Working Environment:

  • Physical demands associated with this position include extended periods of walking and standing during programs and events
  • Occasional lifting and carrying heavy weighted materials (up to 50 lbs)
  • Ability to work in mild weather conditions (i.e. rain, heat, etc.)

Employment Details:

  • Employment Type: Full Time (35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours)
  • Salary: $40,000 per year
  • Location: Westport, Connecticut

If you are enthusiastic about history, education, and community engagement, and eager to make a meaningful impact in making history engaging, accessible and equitable for all, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2024

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Please include “Programs and Education Associate Application” in the subject line.

The Westport Museum provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or gender. Apply for a volunteer position today!

“I like that I have participated in helping set up resources for people to learn. I love being a part of projects that have beneficial results and uses.”

— Sebastian, Student Volunteer