Employment and Volunteering

Shelburne Museum has full-time, year-round, part-time, and seasonal staff as well as unpaid academic internships. Seasonal positions run from the end of April through the end of October.  Positions are posted on this page as they become available.

Benefits of employment at the Museum include competitive compensation; access to exceptional collections and exhibitions; working in a dynamic, creative, team-oriented environment; and contributing to one of Vermont’s major cultural and educational institutions.

To apply for listed positions; download job application and mail completed application as well as any additional requested materials to:
Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.

Official Shelburne Museum job applications are required for all positions. Download application here.
All materials should be mailed to the address listed. Emailed applications and materials will NOT be considered.


Museum Services Assistant

Preservation and Landscape Department
Full-time/Year-round

Description:
Shelburne Museum has an immediate opening for a full-time, year round Museum Services Assistant.  Reporting to the Head of Museum Services and working closely with multiple departments, the Museum Services staff is responsible for a broad range of duties related to the care and upkeep of the Museum. The Assistant’s position is responsible for custodial work across the Museum’s campus in exhibition and administration buildings as well as public spaces and restrooms. During the spring and summer season, a primary focus of this position is the upkeep of the Museum’s Steamship Ticonderoga and the Brick House.  Assisting with the setup of facilities for meetings and events is an essential element of the position. There are also special projects assigned as needed.

Requirements:
Ideal candidates will be hard working, motivated, and detail oriented and must be able to perform physical activities while spending the majority of the work day on their feet. Comfort bending, standing, climbing, lifting up to 50 pounds, and sustaining rigorous activity required.  Candidates must be able to work weekends and some evenings.

An eye for detail and appreciation for caring for historically significant buildings and objects necessary as is the ability to be self-directed and reliable.

Compensation and Benefits
Competitive hourly wage and full-time schedule; comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and 401k plan; generous paid leave; spectacular working environment; friendly co-workers; discount at the Museum Store and Café; passes to the museum to share with friends and family; and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and attractions.

To Apply:
Mail completed Shelburne Museum Application, along with resume and cover letter to : Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Application deadline is May 29, 2015

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IT Coordinator

Full-time/Year-round

Description:
Shelburne Museum has an entry level opportunity for an IT Coordinator. This position coordinates the upkeep and implementation of all technology based systems with outside support vendors as well as serving as help-desk support for Museum staff.  The IT Coordinator is the point person for our multi-media equipment and will orient new staff and provide ongoing training on office equipment and technology policies.  Keeping the staff apprised of software updates and providing routine computer maintenance as well as troubleshooting issues are important aspects of the position.

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have an IT degree and professional work experience in an IT capacity along with an eagerness to learn and grow in the field. The IT Coordinator interacts with employees, contractors, and vendors so a professional demeanor and strong communications skills are required. Experience with help-desk duties, servers, multi-media equipment, and other office equipment necessary.

Compensation and Benefits
Competitive hourly wage; comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and eligibility in the 401k plan after one year; generous paid leave; spectacular working environment; friendly co-workers; discount at the Museum Store and Café; passes to the museum to share with friends and family; and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and attractions.

To Apply:
Mail completed Shelburne Museum Application, along with resume and cover letter to : Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Application deadline is May 29, 2015


Graphic Designer

Part-time/Year-round

Description:
Working as a part of the Shelburne Museum’s Development Department, but with accountability throughout the organization, the Graphic Designer will produce a wide array of graphic products including, but not limited to Museum newsletters, advertisements, promotional posters/ads and more. Shelburne Museum’s Graphic Designer should have a keen understanding of how their work impacts Museum attendance and revenue generation, and should work to create visually effective pieces that encourage Museum support.

Requirements:
Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or a related field. Candidates must be up to date on current and evolving design technology. Experience with web design/html preferred. Experience with expense management highly desirable.

Compensation and Benefits
Competitive hourly wage; comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and eligibility in the 401k plan after one year; generous paid leave; spectacular working environment; friendly co-workers; discount at the Museum Store and Café; passes to the museum to share with friends and family; and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and attractions.

To Apply: Mail completed Shelburne Museum application , cover letter, and a current resume along with at least 5 (but no more than 10) design samples that showcase a variety of projects- print, online, etc. to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, or human_resources@shelburnemuseum.org. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


Seasonal Museum Services Assistant(s)

Preservation and Landscape Department
3 part time, seasonal positions
20-25 hours per week, must be able to work weekends
April through October 2015
$11/hour

Description:
The Museum Services group is responsible for the upkeep and presentation of the Museum’s public spaces and offices. Duties include, but are not limited to, janitorial services, the set-up and break-down of spaces being used for special events and/or facility rentals, and assisting the Properties and Landscape Department with special projects throughout the Museum. This is an active, dynamic position that interacts with all departments and positively impacts the visitor experience at the Museum.

Requirements:
Must be available on weekends; some evenings as well to accommodate special events. Candidates must be 18 years or older and able to drive a golf cart. The ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and do rigorous activity for extended periods of time required. A positive, up-beat attitude and a keen eye for detail are necessary along with reliability and a willingness to take direction.

Experience in similar capacity preferred, but willing to train candidates who show genuine interest in maintaining historic structures and caring for the Museum during our busy season.

Compensation and Benefits
$11/hour. Spectacular working environment; friendly co-workers; discount at the Museum Store and Café; passes to the museum to share with friends and family; and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and attractions.

To Apply: Mail completed Shelburne Museum application , Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


Reserve Protection Services Security Officer

Variable hours including evening and midnight shifts, weekends.
Description:
Protection Services Officers are responsible for providing a secure environment within the Museum’s campus. Officers help insure the art collection remains safe, yet accessible to visitors. Monitor activity and provide professional assistance to Museum guests as needed.

Responsible for performing all aspects of Shelburne Museum security operations. Conducts vehicle and foot patrols, conducts inspections of buildings and grounds, prepares reports, monitors equipment, provides information and assistance to visitors and staff in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.

Requirements:

Physical requirements include the ability to effectively perform all required duties during severe weather conditions, climb and descend stairs repeatedly, walk long distances, stand at a fixed post for extended periods, lift and carry moderate to heavy items, and work extended hours along with some weekends and holidays.

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive hourly wage; Spectacular working environment; committed, friendly co-workers; discount at the Museum Store and Café; passes to the museum to share with friends and family; and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and attractions.

TO APPLY: Mail completed Shelburne Museum application along with Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482 Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.
PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL APPLICATION MATERIALS

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Volunteers

Shelburne Museum is a wonderful place to volunteer your time. If you have a few hours a week and would like to help support an important educational institution in your community, we encourage you to consider volunteering with us.

On a seasonal basis, Shelburne Museum seeks volunteers interested in gardening, carpentry, helping out with family programs and special events, and assisting with administrative and office tasks.

Volunteers are integral to Shelburne Museum, and are offered great benefits, including free admission to the Museum with a Volunteer Badge, an annual recognition event, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Manager to request a volunteer application.
Email: volunteer@shelburnemuseum.org
Phone: (802)985-0865
Mail: Volunteer Manager, Shelburne Museum, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482

    Mail completed Shelburne Museum application , Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Application deadline is September 30, 2014. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.

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6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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