Employment and Volunteering

Shelburne Museum Job Fair

Saturday, March 21st; 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

A museum representative will be available to
discuss seasonal employment opportunities.
Please bring current resume. Job descriptions below.


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.


Part-Time Educators

Passport to Learning Program/Education Department
Mandatory training day in late April; Program dates: May to June.
Staff expected to work a minimum of two days per week.
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Description:
Passport to Learning guides 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 basic customer service for the museum’s non-school visitors when necessary. Guides must participate in paid staff training prior to the start of Passport to Learning workshops.

Qualifications:
Prior experience working with and/or teaching children a must. Recent graduates with a degree in K-6 education strongly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of child development and learning theorists preferred. Candidates for the position will be asked to demonstrate their teaching and interactive capabilities during the interview process. Ability to stand 5-7 hours per day; lift/carry 15+ pounds; work in multi-level sites and climb stairs; along with the ability to travel across museum grounds in order to carry out security and interpretive responsibilities necessary.

Compensation and Benefits
$9.75/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 Store Sales Associates

Visitor Services/Admissions and Carousel Operation
Seasonal/Part-time
April through October 2015
$9.65/hour

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, visitor services, admissions, and operation of the carousel. Greet and assist customers in a friendly manner. Operate computerized cash registers. Operate carousel while upholding strict safety regulations. 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 are a must.

Requirements:
Positive and friendly attitude required. Must be able to stand 7-8 hours. Previous experience working with public and computer 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
$9.65/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.


Seasonal Gallery Guard

Protection Services
Seasonal/Part-time
April through October 2015
$10/hour

Description:
Seasonal Gallery Guards are responsible for providing a secure environment within the Museum’s art galleries. Officers help insure the art collection remains safe, but accessible to visitors. Monitor activity and provide professional assistance to Museum guests as needed.

Qualifications:
Qualified applicants must have a High School diploma or equivalent and related security or customer service experience. Ability to communicate using two-way radios is required. Knowledge of alarm systems helpful. Applicants must exhibit professional dress and grooming. Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time, interact well with Museum staff, guests and visitors and work some weekend shifts.

Compensation and Benefits
$10.00/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. Uniform Provided.

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.


Visitor Guides

Education Department
Seasonal/Part-time
May through October 2015
$9.40/hour

Description:
Seasonal Visitor Guides work throughout the Museum’s campus actively engaging visitors. Guides represent the Museum as ambassadors and belong to a community of learners dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm and appreciation for art, history, and culture. Guides promote, support, and provide, (1) a welcoming, comfortable, outstanding, and safe museum experience for the public, (2) insightful and personable interpretations of the museum’s permanent collections and changing exhibitions to 100,000 visitors annually, and (3) a safe environment for visitors and collections by maintaining a keen awareness of surroundings and responding appropriately in the event of an emergency.

Requirements:
The equivalent of two or more years of college preferred. Applicants must enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history, art, and culture. Experience with customer service and working as an educator in a museum or related organization is desirable. Must be available at least two-three days a week (weekdays and weekends) and have a flexible schedule. Mobility and stamina required as Guides stand and walk throughout the buildings and grounds.

Compensation and Benefits
$9.40/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.


Shuttle Drivers

Seasonal/Part-time
May through October 2015
$9.40/hour

Description:
Shuttle drivers operate our shuttle buses and provide daily basic maintenance. They represent the Shelburne Museum as staff ambassadors and belong to a community of learners dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm and appreciation for art, history, and culture. Shuttle drivers (1) facilitate transportation to our visitors on the Museum grounds and between the Museum and the Brick House as necessary, (2) greet and orient visitors to the Museum grounds along their route, (3) operate vehicle with acute attention to safety, (4) assist visitors boarding and exiting the shuttle as needed. The shuttle runs in all kinds of weather, during daily Museum hours, and occasional evenings for special hours and/or events.

Requirements:
The equivalent of two or more years of college preferred; Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is highly desirable, but not required. Applicant should enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history, art, and culture. Experience with customer service and professional driving is desirable. Clean driving record required. Muse be available at least three days a week (weekdays and weekend) and have flexible schedule.

Compensation and Benefits
$9.40/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.


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.


Seasonal Gardener Assistant

1 Part time, seasonal position
20 hrs/week – Monday-Friday
May through October 2015

Description:
Assisting with responsibilities for wide range of gardens on Shelburne Museum campus and our founders’ estate, Brick House. Duties include planting, watering and regular maintenance of all gardens and plant sale stock. Assist with teaching and working with garden volunteers and assist with landscaping duties as needed. The ability to work safely in this family oriented environment.

Requirements:
Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires you to drive a golf cart or utility vehicle, you must have a valid Vermont driver’s license. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods. Two years of similar, satisfactory work experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
$11.25/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: 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.


Seasonal Grounds Keeper(s)

3 full-time, seasonal positions.
40 hrs/week, Monday-Friday
April through October

Description:
Responsible for lawn care and general maintenance of Landscape on Shelburne Museum campus and our founders’ estate, Brick House. Operate a variety of grass cutting equipment, pruning of trees, maintenance of roads and walking paths, some maintenance of landscaping equipment. Assist with maintenance of gardens as needed. The ability to work safely in this family oriented environment.

Requirements:
Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires you to drive golf cart, utility vehicle or mowing equipment, you must have a valid Vermont driver’s license. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods is necessary. Two years of similar, satisfactory work experience preferred.

Benefits
$11.25/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: 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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