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
Human_Resources@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.

Position Type:  Year-round, Full time staff position

Department: Finance

Report to: Deputy Director

The Finance Associate is responsible for maintaining and overseeing general ledger, maintaining cash flow and ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees accounting processes to include: transaction coding and review, chart of accounts maintenance, monthly, quarterly and yearly GL entries, review of daily transactions entered by the Accounting Clerk
  • Assist the Deputy Director in monitoring internal controls and safeguards for proper handling and recording of revenue and expenses
  • Assist the Deputy Director to implement accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Monitor daily cash flow and reconcile bank accounts
  • Maintain pledges and grants receivables, reconcile with other departments
  • Assist Deputy Director with monthly department reporting
  • Maintain program and individual funds
  • Work with HR Manager to process payroll
  • Assist Deputy Director during annual audit
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to help them understand accounting procedures, account balances and monitor expenses on an ongoing basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Accounting preferred
  • Minimum of two to three years of experience preferable in non-profit accounting

Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently towards completing them
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Team-player, demonstrated ability to work with other departments
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Ability to safeguard confidential information

Compensation and Benefits:

Full Museum benefits package including health, dental and paid time off. 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.

Terms: Finance Associate is a full-time, salaried, employment at-will position.

Applicants may apply by completing an application form and attaching it, along with a cover letter and resume to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org.

Visitor Guides at Shelburne Museum represent the Shelburne Museum as staff ambassadors and belong to a community of learners dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm and appreciation for art, history, and culture with more than 100,000 visitors annually.

Through engagement, learning, teaching and serving, guides promote, support and provide:

  • A welcoming, comfortable, outstanding, and safe museum experience for the public
  • Insightful and personable interpretations of the museum’s permanent collections and changing exhibitions
  • A safe environment for visitors and the collections by maintaining a keen awareness of surroundings and responding appropriately in the event of an emergency

Experience and Skills:

The equivalent of two or more years of college preferred as well as at least two years of experience working with the public. Applicant should have a demonstrated interest in history, art, and culture. Experience with customer service, working as an educator in a museum or related organization is desirable.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and walk 4 or more hours per day and stand/sit one to three hours and be able to lift/carry 15+ lbs. Applicants must also be able to work in multi-level structures and dispersed sites that may require travel throughout and among them in order to carry out interpretive, security and visitor service functions.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is mid-April through the end of October 2020. Must be available at least three days a week including weekends and holidays and have a flexible schedule.

Compensation:

$11.25/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.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

Visitor Guides at Shelburne Museum represent the Shelburne Museum as staff ambassadors and belong to a community of learners dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm and appreciation for art, history, and culture with more than 100,000 visitors annually. The Blacksmith provides interpretation of the Museum’s Blacksmith Shop and demonstrates use of the forge and blacksmithing techniques to visitors.

Through engagement, learning, teaching and serving, guides promote, support and provide:

  • A welcoming, comfortable, and outstanding, and safe museum experience for the public
  • Insightful and personable interpretations of the museum’s permanent collections and changing exhibitions
  • A safe environment for visitors and collections by maintaining a keen awareness of surroundings and responding appropriately in the event of an emergency
  • Develop a range of skills including active discussion, interpretation and demonstration of basic techniques related to the demonstration site

Experience and Skills:

The equivalent of two or more years of college preferred. Applicant should enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history, art, and culture. Experience with customer service, working as an educator in a museum or related organization is desirable. Previous experience with blacksmithing preferred.

Working Conditions:

Applicant must be able to work with a variety of machinery and/or mechanical processes for 6 ½ hours per day; ability to lift 30 lbs (+/-); Six hours (+/-) standing, required. Applicant must also be able to Demonstrate skill and ability at both simple grasping and fine manipulation.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is mid-April through the end of October 2020. Must be available at least one day a week including weekends and holidays and have a flexible schedule.

Compensation:

$11.50/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.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

 

Passport to Learning educators teach 20-minute workshops on topics and themes in art, language arts, math, social studies, and science to students in grades K-8 who visit the museum on school field trips. Duties include active discussion, demonstrations, and facilitating hands-on activities for school students, as well as providing basic customer service for the museum’s non-school visitors when necessary.

Experience and Skills:

Prior experience working with and/or teaching children a must. Recent graduates with a degree in K-6 education strongly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of child development preferred.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. Lift/carry 15+ pounds. Work in multi-level sites and climb stairs, Ability to travel across museum grounds in order to carry out security and interpretive responsibilities necessary.

Schedule Requirements:

Program dates: May 11 – June 12. Staff is expected to work a minimum of two days per week. Hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  You will be required to attend a mandatory training on May 6th.

Compensation:

$12.00/hour. Spectacular working environment, committed, friendly co-workers, discount at the Museum Store and Café and passes to the Museum to share with friends and family.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

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 2019. Must be available at least three days a week and have a flexible schedule. Weekends and holidays are required.

Compensation:

$13.50/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.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

Description:

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 2020, Monday-Friday and 30-40 hours/week

Compensation:

$14.00/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.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

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 April – November 2020, Monday-Friday and approximately 32-40 hours/week.

Compensation:

$13.50/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.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

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 2020. 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:

$11.50/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.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

In this fast-paced, hands-on, varied intern position the successful candidate will work in two visitor experience and learning programmatic areas: 1) visitor observation, surveying and analysis of programs and prototypes in support of a major grant – the THRIVE Project — from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to develop strategies to improve orientation to the Museum; and 2) family art making, leading weekend activities in the Museum’s Owl Cottage Family Activity Center. The intern will also assist with logistical planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events as needed. Expect some long days, significant logistical work in preparation for events, and on-going public interaction.

Experience and Skills: 

Candidate must be comfortable working with diverse publics.  Experience working with children and/or families in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required.  Art-making and instructional experience required. Previous customer service work experience strongly desired. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary, with good time management skills and ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively with other members of the visitor experience and learning department and with staff from across the Museum. The intern is expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Current high school – college seniors may apply. Applicants should demonstrate  serious interest in the education/museum education fields and academic experience in education, museum studies, studio art, or similar. Valid driver’s license required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.

The internship runs from Wednesday, June 10 through Sunday, August 16, 2020.

40 hours per week, Wednesday-Sunday.

$12/hour

Application Process
To apply send brief cover letter, resume, two references, one letter of recommendation, and a list of relevant courses, grades, and overall GPA.  Forward completed application along with cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 29, 2020.

In these fast-paced, hands-on intern positions successful candidates will work in one or more of several visitor experience and learning programmatic areas: summer camps; family programs and activities; special events; and adult programming.  All interns will work as camp counselors, assist with logistical planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events, and work in the family activity center leading daily artmaking activities during assigned weeks. Interns will also be assigned wide-ranging administrative duties. Expect some long days, significant logistical work in preparation for events, and on-going public interaction.

Experience and Skills: 

Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse publics.  Experience working with children in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required.  Art-making and instructional experience required. Previous customer service work experience desired. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary, with good time management skills and ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively with fellow interns, other members of the visitor experience and learning department and with staff from across the museum. Interns are expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Current high school – college seniors may apply. Applicants should demonstrate  serious interest in the education/museum education fields and academic experience in education, museum studies, studio art, or similar. Valid driver’s license required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.

The internships run from Wednesday, June 10 through Friday, August 14, 2020.

40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and weekend assignments.

$12/hour

Application Process
To apply send brief cover letter, resume, two references, one letter of recommendation, and a list of relevant courses, grades, and overall GPA.  Forward completed application along with cover letter,  resume and three letters of recommendation to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 29, 2020.

Shuttle drivers operate our shuttle buses and provide daily basic maintenance. They represent the Shelburne Museum as staff ambassadors and belong to a community of learners dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm and appreciation for art, history, and culture. Shuttle drivers:

  • Facilitate transportation to our visitors on the Museum grounds
  • Greet and orient visitors to the Museum grounds along their route
  • Operate vehicle with acute attention to safety
  • Assist visitors boarding and exiting the shuttle as needed.

Requirements:

Applicant should enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history, art, and culture. Experience with customer service and professional driving is desirable. Clean driving record required.  Must be able to physically assist customers if necessary, into the shuttle.  Must be able to lift 20-25 lbs.  Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. The shuttle runs in all kinds of weather, during daily Museum hours, and occasional evenings for special hours and/or events.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is mid-April through the end of October 2020. Must be available at least two days a week including weekends and holidays and have a flexible schedule.

Compensation:

$11.25/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.

Application Process:

To apply send completed application along with cover letter, resume and references to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.