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.



Archivist/ Librarian
Year Round/Part-Time Position

Description:
Manage an active institutional archives program and library, including selection, acquisition, processing, access, reference service and outreach to staff. Develop a plan for the management of born digital assets, including assessment, preservation and access. Manage annual budget and revision of policies and procedures as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identification, archival appraisal, and acquisition of museum records, donated papers and photographs in a variety of formats.
  • Accessioning, arrangement and description of archival records.
  • Provide access to archival records and determine preservation priorities for the collection.
  • Develop procedures for identification, intake, and management of born-digital records of long-term value.
  • Serve on institution-wide team for implementation and maintenance of digital images.
  • Administration of archives and library; long range planning, budgeting, and revision of policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Supervision of staff and researchers using archival records and rare books; and management of the circulating library for staff.
  • Library acquisition, cataloguing and classification.
  • Reference services to staff and assistance to researchers as time and resources allow.
  • Work with staff on planning for disaster preparedness and response.
  • Assist with supervision of department volunteers.

Education and Experience:

    Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Additional specialization in digital archives and knowledge of art history preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current archival and records management methods and procedures including preservation and access trends.
  • Excellent analytical skills for appraisal and arrangement of records and strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • 1-3 years’ experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting.

To Apply:

    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.


    Art Handler
    Office of the Registrar
    Full time/Year-Round position

    Description:
    Reporting to the Senior Art Handler, this position is responsible for the packing, movement, and transportation of museum objects for exhibitions, loans, conservation, and special projects. Responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of objects on exhibit and in storage. Assist with exhibition installations, object inventories, and organization of objects in storage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and pack/unpack objects for movement throughout the museum campus and for truck shipments.
  • Pick up and deliver objects throughout museum campus using department van.
  • Maintain and clean collections in exhibition and storage spaces.
  • Ensure the safety and security of objects in exhibition and storage spaces.
  • Assist with installations and de-installations of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Assist with inventories of collections and tracking object movement.
  • Organize collections within storage areas and improve archival storage methods for various types of collections materials.
  • Assist with handling art for special projects such as photo shoots, research, and product development.
  • Write condition reports for loan objects and assist with truck shipments and courier trips.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to accomplish museum goals.

Education and Experience:

    Associates degree in a related field preferred or a HS diploma with 3+ years of practical training and experience. Previous experience in packing and handling art and antiques, preferably in a museum setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as part of a team with good oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lift and coordinate large object movement with others.
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of safe art handling procedures and good manual dexterity.
  • Knowledge of safe cleaning practices for works of art.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools.
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs., use ladders and climb up to 15 feet.
  • Ability to travel for 3-5 days at a time for off-site projects.
  • Must have current driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to focus on activities and pay attention to surroundings.

To Apply:

    Deadline for applications is September 5th, 2014. 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.



    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