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.

As a member of the collections team, the Exhibits Preparator is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and de-installation of temporary exhibitions, and the maintenance of permanent exhibitions in 38 buildings. This manager supervises two art handlers and assists with planning and budgeting for the department. The Exhibits Preparator is a member of the planning and installation team for the annual Winter Lights event. This position requires occasional weekend, holiday, and evening work and infrequent overnight travel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the installation, maintenance, and de-installation of temporary exhibitions.
  • Supervise and train art handlers and delegate job duties as needed.
  • Work closely with Curatorial staff for the design, fabrication, and lighting of exhibitions.
  • Work closely with carpentry staff for the construction of exhibit furniture and painting of exhibition spaces.
  • Monitor, maintain, and enhance exhibitions of the permanent collection in 38 buildings with an emphasis on the security and safety of collections and visitors.
  • Assist with the planning, design, and installation of lighting for an outdoor seasonal event.
  • Determine cleaning schedule for exhibition spaces in collaboration with Museum Services staff.
  • Produce and install labels, graphics, and campus signage; install multi-media equipment.
  • Outsource exhibition and signage needs that cannot be manufactured in-house.
  • Assist in the development of exhibition budgets and procure labor and material cost estimates.


Education and Experience:

Coursework in studio art, graphic design, drafting, and multi-media technology preferred. Appreciation of American art and Contemporary art and design with 5 years’ experience in a museum or gallery setting required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Professional demeanor and ability to train and supervise others.
  • Project management skills; able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Computer proficiency with experience in AutoCAD, Publisher, and Sketchup preferred.
  • Carpentry, painting, and welding skills, knowledge of and safe use of power tools.
  • Knowledge of safe art handling procedures and good manual dexterity.
  • Knowledge of current museum lighting specifications and products.
  • Matting, framing, and mount making experience.
  • Able to stand for extended periods, lift 40 lbs., climb ladders, and operate scissor lift.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and attention to details.
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have current driver’s license and clean driving record.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year

Reporting to the Director of Shelburne Museum, the Director of Finance manages an annual operating budget of approximately $7 million and directly oversees the museum’s financial and risk management operations of the Museum, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee management of financial operations including investments, payroll, fixed assets, general accounting, and preparation of financial reporting
  • Oversee management of the museum’s multi-year financial plans, projections and analyze potential impact of proposals for new initiatives
  • Direct the accounting and related financial activities of the Museum to ensure sound fiscal administration, ensuring that procedures, practices and reports comply with applicable regulations and standards
  • Establish appropriate policies and internal control procedures to safeguard assets of the Museum
  • Monitor grants and work with the Development Department to ensure compliance with grant guidelines
  • Direct the preparation of tax returns and related reports to ensure compliance with governmental reporting requirements
  • Oversee the annual audit and liaise with external auditors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Assist with revenue generating aspects of the Museum such as the Museum Store & Visitor Services, Facility Rentals, and the Museum Café
  • Monitor the Museum’s endowment investments and analyze performance against investment policies and objectives
  • Serve as main liaison to the Sustainability and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees reporting on a quarterly basis
  • Work with Human Resources on benefit program, including vendor selection
  • Responsible for risk management including selection and monitoring of corporate insurance policies and management of related insurance claims
  • Reviews and advises department directors and Museum Director on corporate contracts
  • Direct the preparation of the Museum’s annual operating, capital budgets and multi-year forecasts. Work with department directors to prepare and monitor departmental budgets
  • Work closely with Museum Director to establish clear financial objectives
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:

Accounting Clerk, Accountant, and works in close cooperation with HR & Finance Associate

Education and Experience:

  • BS in accounting, CPA or MBA
  • Seven to ten years of related experience
  • Supervisory experience required

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Strong analytical capabilities including financial planning, forecasting and data analysis
  • Background in non-profit accounting
  • A strategic team-oriented player with sound technical skills, analytical ability and strong operational focus
  • Strong cultural competence and appreciation for working with diverse teams
  • Experience in leading the financial aspects of a seven-figure capital campaign and large building project preferred
  • Strong communication, influencing and listening skills both written and spoken
  • Well versed in retirement benefit planning, investments, general liability insurance and knowledge of group insurance benefits a plus
  • Positive attitude and ability to collaborate with all departments
  • Proficiency with accounting software and Microsoft Office suite
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be available to travel to Board meetings and participate in some weekend and/or evening activities

Year round, full time position. Eligible for shift differential.

Hours are 11:00pm-7:00am – Night. 3pm-11pm – Evening.

Protection Services is responsible for the security and safety at all times of the Museum’s collections, buildings, grounds, staff, and visitors.


  • Responsible for providing a secure environment within the Museum’s campus.
  • Officers 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, and monitors equipment.
  • Provides information and assistance to visitors and staff in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Security training preferred
  • Security and customer service experience required.
  • Knowledge of alarm systems helpful.
  • First Responder medical training a plus.
  • Valid Vermont driver’s license and clean driving record required.
  • Applicants must exhibit professional dress and grooming.
  • 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.

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.