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.


Seasonal Museum Services Assistant(s)

Preservation and Landscape Department
Part time positions available for duration of season
20-25 hours per week, must be able to work weekends
$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.


Museum Services: Assistant

Position Type: Year-round, Full-time, Staff position

Department: Preservation and Landscape

Reports to: Museum Services Head

Salary range: TBD

The Museum Services Group is responsible for the upkeep of all public and non-restricted spaces within the Museum Campus buildings as well as the staff buildings. Moving equipment, furniture, and other items throughout the Museum and setting up and breaking down special events is also the responsibility of Museum Services. The Museum Services Assistant is responsible for the upkeep of the Brick House and Ticonderoga.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Daily cleaning of public spaces and office buildings with a special focus on the Brick House and Ticonderoga during their open season
  • Supports the Museum Services group by assisting in moving items when requested
  • Assists with set-up and break-down of events
  • Works on Preservation and Landscape special projects which may include light carpentry and painting
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:

none

Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma
  • 2-5 years experience in similar line of work

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable and self-motivated
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, troubleshoot, and identify priorities
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Capable of standing and doing rigorous work for extended periods of time
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record

Terms:

The Museum Services Assistant is a full-time, full-benefits, hourly, non-exempt, employment-at-will position.

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Assistant Registrar / Archives & Library Manager

Full-Time

Description:
Catalogue and enter data into the collections management system Mimsy XG.  This includes new acquisitions and existing collections; uploading digital images; editing existing records; and generating reports. Manage the Museum’s digital image files and reproduction requests. Manage institutional archives and library; including acquisition, processing, access, and preservation. Manage born digital assets; including assessment, preservation, and access.

Requirements:
M.A. in Museum Studies, Library Science (MLS), or Library Information Science (MLIS) required, undergraduate degree in an arts related field preferred. 2-3 years’ experience in cataloguing museum objects.  Experience with collections and reporting software; Mimsy XG and Crystal Reports preferred. 2-3 years’ experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting.

Demonstrated knowledge of museum registration methods and art handling experience. Excellent analytical skills for appraisal and arrangement of records; knowledge of current archival and records management methods and procedures. Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills; good attention to details. Experience with Photoshop and knowledge of digital image scanning and formatting. Ability to work as part of a team with good oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits:
Competitive salary; comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental insurance; 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 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

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Part-Time Museum Teachers

Passport to Learning Teacher
Program dates: September-October, May-June. Staff are expected to work five days per week. Hours are 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Passport to Learning educators teach 20-minute workshops on topics and themes in art, language arts, math, social studies, and science to students in grades K-8 who visit the museum on school field trips. Duties include active discussion, demonstrations, and facilitating hands-on activities for school students, as well as providing customer service information for general museum visitors when necessary. Passport to Learning teachers must participate in paid staff training prior to the start of each workshop period.

Museum Programs Teacher
September-June. Staff must be available on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Museum teachers lead two-hour workshops throughout the academic year in conjunction with our permanent and special exhibitions for students in grades k-12. Teachers are responsible for all aspects of program delivery. Duties include leading discussion, inquiry, and hands-on art activities in a gallery and classroom space; set-up and clean-up of program space; and materials preparation for school groups. Teachers must participate in paid staff training prior to the start of workshops.

Art Programs Teacher
September-May. Must be available on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enthusiastic, creative, outgoing educator to lead semi-weekly drop in art activities in the Museum’s new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education classroom. Engage visitors; encourage participation; provide orientation to activity and materials; support creativity and encourage further exploration of topic/s. Staff will set up and clean up classroom; prepare and manage art materials. Teacher will participate in paid staff orientation prior to the start of the drop in program on September 3.

Qualifications:
Prior experience working with and/or teaching children a must. Recent graduates with a degree in k-12 education strongly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of child development and learning theory preferred. Teachers must be able to stand 5-7 hours per day; lift/carry 15+ pounds; work in multi-level sites and climb stairs; and travel across museum grounds in order to carry out security and necessary interpretive responsibilities. For art programs teacher a degree in studio art and/or art education highly desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:
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 to download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.


Museum Store Sales Associates

Visitor Services/ Admissions and Carousel Operation

Part-time positions

Description:
Sales associates are expected to be helpful and knowledgeable 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, visitor services, admissions, and operation of the carousel. Daily activities include greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner, operating computerized cash registers, restocking and cleaning the store daily, , and operate the Museum’s carousel while upholding strict safety regulations.  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 along with the ability to stand 6-7 hours. Previous experience working with public necessary and experience with computerized registers along with cash handling preferred.  Must be able to vacuum and do light maintenance.  Ability to work weekends and holidays required.

Compensation and Benefits:
$9.65 /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


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, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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