Employment and Volunteering

Shelburne Museum has full-time, year-round, part-time, and seasonal staff as well as paid and unpaid 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.



Grants Writer
Full time, year round position

Description:
Reporting to Shelburne Museum’s Director of Development, the Grants Writer will be responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work across multiple departments to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Director of Development to provide regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Maintain current records in Raiser’s Edge database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)
  • Assist with other fundraising/museum projects as requested.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other Blackbaud databases.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

To Apply:
Mail completed Shelburne Museum application along with resume and cover letter to: Human Resources: Grants Writer Search, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482



Building Care Technician/Carpenter
Buildings Department
Full time, year round position

Description:
Performs historically compatible restoration on a variety of Museum structures. Uses carpenter’s hand and power tools to construct, repair or maintain a variety of buildings and structures, interior and exterior. Fabricates exhibit structures. Installs or repairs flooring, various interior and exterior wall materials including paneling, wallboard, plaster, clapboard and log, as well as roofing including cedar, slate, and asphalt products. Performs other duties related to or similar to the type described above.

Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent. At least two years effective carpentry experience. Some masonry experience preferred. Must provide own hand tools. Valid driver’s license. Must have ability to work cooperatively with other Museum staff, take initiative and direction when appropriate, pass a background check and work safely. Physical requirements include ability to; lift and carry 50 pounds, ladder climbing to 36 feet, 6 to 7 hours per day standing and about 1 hour a day sitting and walking.

Benefits:
Competitive salary, medical, dental, and disability insurance, generous leave policy, 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


Graphic Designer
Full-time/Year-round position

Description:
Working as part of the Shelburne Museum’s Marketing Department, but with accountability throughout the organization, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for the overall graphic image of the museum and will produce a wide array of graphic products including, but not limited to Museum newsletters, advertisements, promotional posters/ads and more. Reporting to the Director of Development, 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. Minimum of 5 years of corporate or agency design work preferred. Candidates must be up to date on current and evolving design technology. Experience with web design/html preferred. Experience with expense management highly desirable.

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, cover letter, and 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
Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


Protection Services Security Officer
Full-time, Year Round

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:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Security or customer service experience.
  • Knowledge of alarm systems helpful, and First Responder medical training a plus.
  • Valid Vermont driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Professional dress and grooming.

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 along with shift differentials and holiday pay
  • Medical and dental insurance plan along with generous paid leave program
  • 401k plan for eligible employees.
  • Spectacular working environment.
  • Committed, friendly co-workers.
  • Discount at the Museum Store.
  • Passes to the museum to share with friends and family.
  • 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


Protection Services Security Officer
Part-time, Year Round

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:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Security or customer service experience.
  • Ability to communicate using two-way radios
  • Valid Vermont driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Professional dress and grooming.
  • Knowledge of alarm systems helpful, and First Responder medical training a plus.

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 along with shift differentials, holiday pay, and paid leave time.
  • Spectacular working environment.
  • Committed, friendly co-workers.
  • Discount at the Museum Store.
  • Passes to the museum to share with friends and family.
  • 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


Reserve Protection Services Security Officer
Variable hours including evening and midnight shifts, weekends.

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:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Security or customer service experience.
  • Ability to communicate using two-way radios
  • Valid Vermont driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Professional dress and grooming.
  • Knowledge of alarm systems helpful, and First Responder medical training a plus.

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.
  • Passes to the museum to share with friends and family.
  • 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


SEASONAL POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Museum Store Sales Associates

Part time seasonal positions, July through October 2014

Description:

Sales associates are expected to be as helpful and knowledgeable as possible about the store merchandise as well as the Museum including the Museum’s collection, special events and exhibits.  Sales Associates work as a team to support the store and admissions.  Greet and assist customers in a friendly manner.  Operate computerized cash registers.  Restock and clean store daily, vacuuming and dusting.  Professional dress (museum shirts with nice pants or skirts) and grooming are required.  Associates are expected to attend pertinent paid training sessions outside regular store hours.  Hours may vary due to visitor attendance. Weekends and holidays a must.

Requirements:

Positive and friendly attitude required.  Must be able to stand 7-8 hours. Previous experience working with public and computerized experience preferred.  Must be able to vacuum and do light maintenance.  Must be able to work weekends and holidays.  Availability during the full season May through October required.

High school diploma required.

Compensation and Benefits:

$9/hour. 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:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482

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

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