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 skills:
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.


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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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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