Shelburne Museum is one of the best places to work in Vermont. Benefits include access to Museum exhibits and programs, discounts at the Museum Store and Café, and participation in the employee reciprocal program with many regional attractions. Our beautiful campus, just seven miles from Burlington, is a welcoming place to develop your skills, connect with new colleagues, and build and shape our community. Shelburne Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering diversity within the museum field.

Current openings are listed below. Applicants may apply online by completing the Employment Application and attaching it, along with a cover letter and resume, to an e-mail (pdf format preferred). Please send applications to:

Human Resources
Shelburne Museum
P.O. Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
HR@shelburnemuseum.org

Some positions may request additional information. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon a successful background check.

Shelburne Museum is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the EEO brochure to view your rights.

The Development Associate, Grants and Endowments is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and, with assistance from staff responsible for the project, submits timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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 working with Director of Advancement to provide regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs
  • Maintain current records in Raiser’s Edge database, 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

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years experience with grant writing
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposal
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other BlackBaud database
  • 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

 

Assistant Registrar – Exhibitions and Loans

Position Type: Year-round, Full-time, Staff position
Department: Collections
Reports to: Director of Collections
Pay Range: $45,000 – $47,000

The Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans is responsible for the coordination of incoming and outgoing loan activities, including correspondence and loan agreements, securing shipping arrangements, and coordinating installation schedules.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate logistics surrounding incoming, outgoing, and extended loans including correspondence, loan and installation agreements, packing and shipping, insurance, courier arrangements, invoices, and condition reports
  • Assist exhibition team during installations and deinstallations of temporary and long-term exhibitions
  • Responsible for all loans and exhibitions data entry and generating reports
  • Coordinate installation schedules with curator and exhibitions preparator
  • Plan shipping arrangements for new acquisitions
  • Assist with budget estimates for future exhibitions
  • Maintain and organize loan files, transfer exhibition files to archives
  • Assist with supervision of department volunteers and interns

 

Education and Experience:

  • M.A. in Museum Studies or arts related field preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in museum registration for exhibitions and loans

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and time management skills
  • Attention to detail; good written and oral communication skills
  • Data entry skills using a Collections Management System; Crystal Reports experience a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, act as liaison between departments, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum registration methods and art handling experience
  • Knowledge of art packing and transportation methods for fine arts shipping
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs., stand up to 5 hours per day
  • Must have current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • This position requires occasional evening and weekend work and occasional overnight travel

Terms:
The Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans is a full-time, full-benefits, salaried, exempt, employment-at-will position

Position Type: Full Time Year-round, Exempt Staff, Benefits eligible
Department: Development Department
Reports to: Associate Director of Development
Salary range: $50,000-$55,000 DOE

The Membership Manager is responsible for advancing the Museum’s membership program across a broad array of constituencies by maintaining strong member relations and maintaining and growing membership through outreach and events.  Effective use of fundraising software Raiser’s Edge along with digital platforms to organize communications, process memberships, and analyze and identify trends in order to better serve members and cultivate opportunities to broaden the membership base are key functions of this position. Assisting with the museum’s annual fundraising campaign is also a key function

The position reports to the Associate Director of Development and participates as a team member of a highly effective fundraising department including capital, annual, grant, corporate, and legacy programs. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement strategies in stewardship, renewal and upgrading of current members based on delivering an outstanding member experience that reinforces the value and benefits of membership. In collaboration with leadership, work to identify and implement strategies to grow the membership base, including business membership. This includes planning and executing member-focused events.
  • Assists Assoc. Director of Development with executing robust and highly effective annual fund campaign
  • Ensure data integrity of all member records on Raiser’s Edge database and efficient processing and handling of membership materials
  • Generate pertinent reports to evaluate progress and adjust strategies for retaining, regaining and growing membership
  • Work with leadership to create message and materials including event logistics, pricing and cancellation or change notices
  • Solicit sponsorship for various member events
  • Create content to support and market events and programs including invitations, e-blasts, social media content and marketing collateral. Manage expense and revenue budgets for membership program.

 

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of membership and event management experience required. Experience in the non-profit sector a plus.  

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Work well in a team environment and be able to take initiative and make good decisions as well as motivate others
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work with a variety of people in different situations
  • Event management skills
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge software is a plus
  • Familiarity with event management and email marketing programs including Eventbrite, Emma and Mailchimp

Working Hours and Conditions: This position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift up to 35 pounds.  

Museum Services: Museum Services Associate

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

Department: Preservation and Landscape

Reports to: Museum Services Manager

Museum Services 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, setting up, and breaking down special events. Essential Job Functions:

  • Daily cleaning of public spaces and office buildings
  • Supports the Museum Services group by assisting in moving items when requested
  • Assists with set-up and break-down of events
  • Oversight and maintenance of Shelburne Museum’s golf carts and museum vehicles
  • Assists Manager with the ordering of cleaning supplies while adhering to the budget
  • Works with all departments to improve the condition of the Museum
  • Assists Manager with the training of seasonal staff
  • Completes special projects for other Preservation and Landscape initiatives when assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:

Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma
  • 2-5 years experience in housekeeping or similar
  • Supervisory experience

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable and self-motivated
  • Computer literacy
  • 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 Associate is a full-time, full-benefits, hourly, non-exempt, employment-at-will position.

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

Department: Collections

Reports to: Exhibitions Preparator

Pay Range: $17.50/hour

The Art Handler/Assistant Preparator is responsible for the packing and movement of museum objects throughout the campus, dusting exhibition objects, and vacuuming areas not accessible to visitors. Additional responsibilities are to assist the exhibitions preparator with the fabrication of exhibition furniture and mounts, exhibition installation and deinstallation, and the maintenance of exhibitions and
campus signage.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare object tracking forms and pack/unpack objects for movement throughout the museum campus and for travel on truck shipments
  • Ensure the safety and security of objects and clean collections in exhibition spaces
  • Conduct seasonal deinstall/reinstall of objects in historic buildings
  • Assist with installations and de-installations of temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Assist with exhibitions and signage fabrication and maintenance
  • Assist with lighting temporary exhibitions as needed and routine maintenance of lighting in other exhibition spaces
  • Assist with handling art for special projects such as photo shoots, storage improvements, research, and product development
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Coursework in studio art, art history, or collections management preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years art handling required

 

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to stand for extended periods, lift 40 lbs., and climb ladders
  • Must enjoy repetitive work and cleaning, good manual dexterity
  • Knowledge of hand and power tools, general woodworking skills
  • Matting and framing artwork, mount-making experience
  • Flexible attitude with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Must have current driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • This position requires occasional evening and weekend work

 

Terms:

The Art Handler/Assistant Preparator is a full-time, full-benefits, hourly, employment-at-will position.

Associate Curator of Native American Art
Position Type: Year-round; full-time, 3-year appointment
Reports to: Senior Curator
Department: Curatorial
Salary: $65,000 + Benefits

 

Job Description:  

Shelburne Museum (Shelburne, Vermont) seeks an emerging scholar to fill a three-year Associate Curator of Native American Art position funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.  The position will take curatorial lead on a major project to revisit, reinterpret, and reinstall the collection of Native American items in the Museum’s care.

The current plan includes the exhibition and study of Indigenous art and material culture in a way that fosters collaboration and shared stewardship as the Museum works to engender a new understanding of this important collection. The duties of the position will include researching and re-cataloging a collection of nearly 600 items, approximately half of which have been housed at Shelburne Museum since the mid-1950s and are now amplified by a recent major gift of national importance. The collection includes items from 46 different North American cultures, predominately from the Plains, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest, dating from the decades that bracket the turn of the 20th century. The Associate Curator will identify requirements for conservation and cultural care in accordance with Tribal customs through consultation with Tribal representatives. In addition, the Associate Curator will be responsible for contributing to and overseeing the publication of a scholarly catalogue of the collection. The Associate Curator will work with community leaders to develop collaborative installation narratives that serve the needs of a broad audience and honor the various cultures represented in the collection. The Associate Curator’s work will help the Museum create a model for shared stewardship that promotes an authentic representation of Native American art, history, and culture.

 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Assess and interpret the collection.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with the Tribal communities represented in the collection.
  • Plan collection-based exhibitions and oversee gallery installations.
  • Oversee the publication of a scholarly catalogue.
  • Participate in educational programming, public speaking events and donor cultivation.
  • Assist in formulation of policy regarding the collection.
  • Research and recommend new acquisitions.
  • Field public inquiries.
  • Manage collection research and archives; facilitate access to works of art and collection storage for Tribal members and visiting scholars; assist with oversight of the care and conservation of the collection; coordinate with the Director of Collections for NAGPRA compliance and repatriation.
  • Work closely with the Conservator about conservation treatment priorities and schedule.
  • Work closely with Collections department for care, access, and organization of the collection.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in art history, American Studies, anthropology, or related field; with a specialization in Native American art history and material culture with knowledge of Indigenous art forms, styles, and techniques.
  • Experience collaborating with Native American communities.
  • Familiarity with organizing exhibitions and publications.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven track record of conducting original research, scholarly writing, and effective public speaking.
  • Experience with object handling and collections management in a museum setting.
  • Experience collaborating and consulting with conservators.
  • Knowledge of related laws, museum professional ethics, and trends in the field.

 

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

 

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Evening and Weekend availability
  • Some travel necessary
  • Remote Work Arrangement (RWA) eligible

Stiller Family Foundation Director of Education

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

Department: Education

Reports to: Museum Director

Salary range: $80,000-$90,000 DOE

The Director of Education is responsible for the development, management, and evaluation of all education programs serving both internal and external audiences at Shelburne Museum

Essential Job Functions:

  • Inspires and manages the education team and oversees adult, family, and academic programming
  • Manages operational budget for the department
  • Coordinates hiring for the department, and provides evaluations for year-round staff
  • Responsible for programmatic oversite from ideation through development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Oversees the visitor experience and coordinates with other departments to ensure the highest quality of customer service and programming is achieved
  • Coordinates with the Development department to identify corporate, foundation, governmental, and individual financial support for all educational programs at the Museum.
  • Identifies, cultivates, and manages partnerships with area/regional educational, cultural, governmental, and non-profit institutions to develop mutually beneficial program opportunities.
  • As part of the senior management team, coordinates programming and exhibition schedules to ensure high-quality offerings and interdepartmental coordination
  • Represents the education department to the public and acts as a spokesperson when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:

5 full-time staff, 90 seasonal staff, interns, and volunteers

Education and Experience:

  • 4-year college degree
  • Master’s Degree in Education, museum studies, or related field
  • 7-10 years experience
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Supervisory experience required

Qualifications:

  • Superior professional oral and written communication skills required
  • Experience in program and curriculum development
  • Museum experience required, with a willingness to identify and create ongoing learning opportunities to ensure programmatic currency and vibrancy
  • Ability to motivate and direct a large staff in support of the Museum’s initiatives
  • Experience in institutional visitor services
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Record of innovation
  • A strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion in the field

Terms:

The Director of Education is a full-time, full-benefits, salaried, exempt, employment-at-will position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

Description:

Responsible for a wide range of gardens both on the Museum’s campus and the Brick House property. Duties include planting, watering, and regular maintenance of all gardens. Oversee the work of garden volunteers and assist with gardening duties as needed.

Experience and Skills:

Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires you to drive a golf cart and a standard shift utility vehicle with water, therefore, a Vermont driver’s license is required. Two years of similar work experience preferred. The ability to work safely in a family oriented environment.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods necessary.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is Mid April – Mid October, Monday-Friday and 20-25 hours/week.

Compensation:

$15.50 – $16.50 per 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.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to have the COVID-19 vaccination.

Experience:

  • Gardening: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Responsible for general maintenance of Shelburne Museum’s landscape on the main campus and our founders’ estate, Brick House.

· Operate and maintain a variety of landscape equipment. Including string trimmers, push mowers and backpack blowers.

· Regular maintenance of gravel roads and walking paths, fence repairs, pruning of tree’s and bushes.

· Other Duties include Spring and Fall cleanup, mulching gardens, and occasional maintenance of gardens as needed.

Experience and Skills:

Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires you to drive a golf cart and a standard shift utility vehicle or mowing equipment, therefore, a Vermont driver’s license is required. Two years of similar work experience preferred. The ability to work safely in a family oriented environment.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods necessary.

Pay: $17.00 per hour (seasonal)