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.


Museum Services Assistant

Buildings Department
Full-time/Year-round Position

Description:
Shelburne Museum has an immediate opening for a full-time, year round Museum Services Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Buildings 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 Position includes custodial work across the Museum’s campus in exhibition and administration buildings as well as public spaces and restrooms. Assisting with the setup of facilities for meeting and events is an essential element of the position.

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.

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 , Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


Education Department Positions

Summer Program Assistants (Thursday, June 4-Friday, August 14, 2014; 4 positions available)
Lead Camp Assistant (Thursday, June 4 – Friday, August 14, 2014; 1 position available)

Description:

Summer Program Assistants
In these fast-paced, hands-on summer positions successful candidates will work in several education department programmatic areas, including summer camps, family programs and activities, special events, and adult programming. Program assistants will work as camp counselors; lead daily art activities M-F in the Owl Cottage Activity Center and at Art on the Go cars on the museum grounds; and assist with planning, set up and execution of special day and evening events. Program Assistants also may conduct research, fill in as exhibition guides, and perform other duties as assigned. Expect on-going public interaction with audiences of all ages, some long days, including occasional weekend work and significant logistical work in preparation for events.

Lead Camp Assistant
In this position, the lead camp assistant will work closely with the academic programs coordinator to implement and manage the summer camp program at Shelburne Museum which includes six weeks of Museum-offered day camps, and a one week day camp offered jointly with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. This position will be responsible for the successful daily work of summer camp staff, management of camp logistics and regular communication with administrative staff. This position will also help support the work of family and adult programs during particularly busy times in the season.

Qualifications:
Academic experience in education, studio art, art history, museum studies or similar. Valid driver’s license, to operate Museum vehicles, required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.

Experience and sklls:
Experience working with children in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museum, etc. – required. CPR/first aid certification a plus. Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse publics. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary with good time management skills to juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within the education department and with staff from across the museum.

Camp assistant must have summer day or overnight camp experience.

Compensation:
Summer Program Assistants: Hourly wage of $9.40/hr.
Lead Camp Assistant: Hourly wage of $10/hr.

To Apply:
Application packages must be postmarked by Friday, January 30, 2015 and include:

    Cover letter clearly stating the position/s of interest
    CV/resume
    2 references
    1 letter of recommendation
    List of relevant courses, grades recieved, and overall GPA

Address application materials to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Application questions should be directed to Megan Zinner, mzinner@shelburnemuseum.org.
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 Foundations and Corporate Relations Specialist 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: Grants Writer Search, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.


Membership Coordinator

Full-time/Year-round Position
The primary responsibilities of the Membership Coordinator include management of renewals, communications, and service for an active and multi-tiered membership base of approximately 7,000; devising and implementing strategies to acquire new members, encourage upgrades, and retain existing members; and designing events, programs, and other activities that engage and educate members, deliver promised membership benefits, and help foster deeper connections to the Museum.

The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills and a commitment to teamwork and collaboration, will be an excellent written and verbal communicator, and will thrive on a large degree of personal interaction with a broad range of personalities, ages, and backgrounds with the goal of building and strengthening the base of the Museum’s philanthropic support.

A passion for the arts and the ability to articulate that is important, as is a creative, engaging, and effective approach to communications across print, web, and other platforms. Adeptness and eagerness to experiment with social media in pursuit of membership goals is key. Experience with Raisers Edge database software is preferred.

Shelburne Museum is one of northern New England’s largest museums. Its collections of over 150,000 works of art, Americana, and design are exhibited within an extraordinary and unconventional campus of 37 exhibition buildings – most of them historic – and 45 acres of gardens and grounds. The Museum’s collections of American folk art and textiles in particular are considered among the finest in the world, and Vermont’s only public holding of Impressionist art is house at Shelburne. A robust and expanding schedule of exhibitions and public programs each year explores new subjects in art, culture, and history from the 18th century to the present.

Shelburne Museum is located in Vermont’s scenic and active Champlain Valley, seven miles from Burlington, two miles from Lake Champlain, and fifteen miles from the Green Mountains.
skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

To Apply: Mail completed Shelburne Museum application , Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: Development Search, 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 November 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.



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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