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

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 Assistant Director provides direct support to the Director of Advancement in achieving fundraising and development goals across the institution. This includes planning and executing Annual Fund campaigns, cultivating a portfolio of major gift prospects, providing support for other fundraising campaigns including a capital campaign and planned giving program, and overseeing membership and fundraising events programs.  

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be familiar with database management and digital outreach platforms to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Effective engagement of existing and prospective donors in a number of channels including email, print and social media;
  • Assist in the planning and execution of annual fundraising that meets or exceeds goals;
  • Support success of capital campaign with prospect management, event management and donor stewardship;
  • Support Board of Trustees and Director in fundraising events and programs;
  • Demonstrate high level of attention to detail in all aspects of the job including database management and reporting;
  • Assist in creation of collateral materials, proposals, and reports.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising.


  • Proven leadership and management capabilities ranging from creating and executing strategic plans and achieving goals, to a commitment to excellence in all development activities;
  • Substantial experience implementing fundraising plans and cultivating relationships for all funding streams with a proven track record of achieving income targets;
  • Positive proactive attitude, flexible, collaborative, attends to detail and shows initiative;
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

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.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is April –November 2021, Monday-Friday and 40 hours/week

The Systems Maintenance position works throughout the Museum to ensure functionality and safety of electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.

Essential Job Functions:
• Install new or upgrade wiring and varied electrical components to current electrical code requirements.
• Troubleshoot electrical equipment and facilitate the repair or replacement of deficient systems.
• Perform or oversee inspection and maintenance of HVAC and plumbing systems.
• Daily review of BAS/Facility Explorer program and controls. Address any ‘faults’ indicated.
• Coordinate work of contractors on building management system (BAS).
• Assist with new exhibition installations
• Work to improve efficiencies of existing and future systems, in conjunction with Efficiency Vermont.
• Program and schedule the Lutron automated lighting system in PCAE as required for exhibitions and events.
• Carry out requests from all departments and set priorities to ensure task completion.
• Utilize FIIX software to manage preventative maintenance.
• Budget management and ordering of supplies to support systems maintenance and upgrades in adherence to the department’s overall budget.
• Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:
HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and automated systems control contractors

Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent along with specialized training and education for skills related to climate control, electrical and plumbing work
• Electrical License preferred
• 7-10 years systems maintenance experience required

• Comfort with a diverse set of job responsibilities necessary
• Attention to detail and understanding of historic structures needed
• Must be able to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
• Availability for on-call diagnostics and/or service of building systems.
• Positive attitude and ability to work with all Museum departments required
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds necessary
• Must have current driver’s license and clean driving record