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.



Publicist

Year Round/Part-Time Position


Description:
Reporting to Shelburne Museum’s Director of Development, the Museum Publicist will be responsible for creating and distributing press releases and other publicity materials (emails, social media posts, blog posts, etc) to a wide array of audiences. Primary focus for this position will be promotion of museum initiatives to key local, national and international news publications.

Education and Experience:

Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years applicable PR or marketing experience, must have excellent writing and speaking skills, the ability to make “cold call” to reporters a plus. Experience with writing press releases required. Relationships with local and national reporters preferred.

To Apply: Mail completed Shelburne Museum application , Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Application deadline is October 3, 2014. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


Museum Store Sales Associates

Short-term positions;
Now through the end of 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 exhibitions. 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 POS systems preferred. Must be able to vacuum and do light maintenance. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Availability through the end of October required. Employment dependent upon a successful background check.

Compensation and Benefits:

$9/hour plus membership sales bonuses. 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.


Housekeeper(s)

Short-term, Part-time positions;
20-25 hours per week through October 31, 2014
Must be available on weekends

Description:
Vacuum buildings, clean woodwork and interior walls as assigned, and wash windows. Clean all restrooms (daily), clean fixtures, mop floors, restock supplies. Collect trash and recycling throughout the Museum (daily). Perform other related tasks as assigned by supervisor. Some after hours and weekend work required. This short-term, 20-25 hour per week housekeeping position runs through the end of October.

Qualifications:

* Self-Motivated
* Detail Orientated
* Able to work cooperatively with others
* Positive Attitude

Experience: Commercial/residential housekeeping experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

$10.75/hour plus membership sales bonuses. 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. Application deadline is October 3, 2014. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


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. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


Foundations and Corporate Relations Specialist

Full-time/Year-round Position
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 , Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.



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


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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