Work With Us

Work With Us

These are current job opportunities at Charter Oak Cultural Center. The appropriate contact information can be found in each listing.

Administrative Assistant

Charter Oak Cultural Center is a beautiful historic landmark and vibrant non‐profit multi‐cultural arts center, doing the work of social justice through the arts.  We host cutting-edge, thought-provoking visual and performing arts, including dance, theater, film, concerts, readings, gallery exhibits and much more.  Our Youth Arts Institute offers free education in the arts to nearly 1,000 inner-city children.  Our Beat of the Street program provides vital services to the homeless and near-homeless community. We strive to give access to the arts to all who hunger for them.  We never turn anyone away who cannot afford the price of a ticket.  Our programming nourishes the mind, soul, body and spirit of all who enter our doors.

We are seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our professional team!  In this role, you will provide support to our Executive Director, Business Manager, and Grants Coordinator, as well as manage a variety of tasks to serve the needs of our office. If you are a caring, self-directed professional who possesses the skills and qualifications below, we invite you to apply.


  • Microsoft Word – working knowledge including experience producing merged documents with data sourcing from Excel
  • Microsoft Excel – working knowledge including ability to sort data based on select criteria and perform basic math functions
  • Microsoft Outlook – working knowledge
  • DonorPerfect – working knowledge or ability to quickly learn our customer management system, and familiarity with basic database functionality
  • Office Equipment – experience working with and triaging problems with phone systems, copy machines, printers, mail and fax machines
  • Filing – experience filing documents, both paper and digital, and the ability to alphabetize and file paper documents according to our in-house filing system
  • Inventory – ability to inventory routine office supplies and to maintain supply closet
  • Research – Ability to research information on the Internet and in paper files
  • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen and to provide clear and concise information
  • Outstanding organizational skills and keen attention to fine details


  • A warm, gracious, and responsive approach to meeting the needs of others
  • Flexibility and ability to change course when changes in circumstances arise
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, producing high quality work within stated deadlines
  • At least two years of experience in a similar position
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Spanish speaking a plus

We offer flexible hours, vacation/sick time, a generous holiday schedule, a fun and relaxed, team-oriented environment, casual office attire, and the knowledge that you are helping to improve the lives of all those who we serve.

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:

Laurie Leader

21 Charter Oak Avenue Hartford, CT 06106