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.

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

The Museum Services group is responsible for the upkeep and presentation of the Museum’s public spaces and offices. This is an active, dynamic position that interacts with all departments and positively impacts the visitor experience at the Museum. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Janitorial Services within public spaces of buildings and restrooms
  • Set-up and break-down of spaces being used for special events and/or facility rentals
  • Assisting the Preservation and Landscape Department with special projects throughout the Museum

Experience and Skills:

Candidates must be 18 years or older and able to drive a golf cart. A Vermont driver’s license is required.

Working Conditions:

The ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. Experience in similar capacity preferred, but willing to train candidates who show genuine interest in maintaining historic structures and caring for the Museum during our busy season.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is April – October 2022. Must be available at least three days a week and have a flexible schedule. Weekends and holidays are required.

Compensation:

$15.75/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: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $15.75 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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

Museum Store Sales associates are expected to be helpful and knowledgeable about the store merchandise as well as the Museum including the Museum’s collection, special events and exhibits.

  • Support the store, visitor services, admissions, and operation of the carousel
  • Greet and assist customers in a friendly manner
  • Operate computerized cash registers
  • Restock and clean the store daily
  • Operate the Museum’s carousel while upholding strict safety regulations

 

Experience and Skills:

Positive and friendly attitude, previous experience working with public necessary and experience with computerized registers along with cash handling preferred. Must be able to vacuum and do light maintenance.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is April – October 2022. Must be available at least two days a week and have a flexible schedule. Weekends and holidays a must. Hours may vary due to visitor attendance.

Compensation:

$13.00/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: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $13.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Pay: $17.00 per hour (seasonal)