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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Volunteer Coordinator

Part-time, Year-round

Description:

The part-time Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for organizing volunteers for both daily assignments and special events. This includes maintaining the Museum’s relationship with existing volunteers while cultivating new relationships with individuals and organizations. The Volunteer Coordinator needs to be skilled in community outreach and developing relationships with local colleges, universities, and businesses. Understanding email marketing and using automation tools to communicate with new and existing volunteers is a key component of the position.

Requirements:

Experience running a volunteer program necessary. A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred. Strong computer (including Word, Excel, and Outlook; Raiser’s Edge preferred) and excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.  The ideal candidate will be organized, meticulous, able to multi-task, and have strong customer service skills. This position requires flexibility and strong problem solving skills as well as marketing skills and comfort reaching out to the community as an ambassador for the Museum.

Benefits:

Hourly rate $12-$14; 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:

Download and forward completed  Shelburne Museum Application, along with cover letter and a current resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, or human_resources@shelburnemuseum.org


Graphic Designer

Part-time/Year-round

Description:

The Graphic Designer will be part of Shelburne Museum’s Marketing Team, within the Development Department, working on a wide array of print and digital projects throughout the organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to digital and print advertising and general promotional collateral for the Museum (newsletters, brochures, rack cards, etc), along with helping to keep a consistent identity, internally and externally throughout the Museum grounds and media platforms. 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:

The ideal candidate will have experience within the graphic design field and a passion for art and the art world. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or a related field along with thorough working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on In-Design, Illustrator and Photoshop.  Knowledge of After Effects, Final Cut Pro, HTML, CSS  or other digital design or video editing software is a plus. The right person will have strong conceptual thinking skills, the ability to communicate their design decisions to a wide range of colleagues, and demonstrate their acute attention to detail.

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 Coordinator to request a volunteer application.
Email: volunteer@shelburnemuseum.org
Phone: (802)985-0865
Mail: Volunteer Coordinator, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482

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.

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