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.

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Assistant/Associate Director of Development

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

Salary: $60,000-$75,000/Year 

Department: Development 

Reports to: Director of Development 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Shelburne Museum seeks an Assistant/Associate Director of Development to grow and sustain a robust fundraising operation for the largest art and history museum in northern New EnglandThe Assistant/Associate Director of Development will provide direct support to the Director of Development 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.

A 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;
  • Assist with foundation and corporate support;
  • Support success of capital campaign with prospect management, event management and donor stewardship;
  • Support 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with a minimum of five years of demonstrated success;
  • Proven leadership and management capabilities ranging from creating and executing 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.

Compensation and Benefits:

Shelburne Museum offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance & AD&D and Short/Long-Term Disability.
  • Combined time off up to 160 hours per year, 8 hours for your birthday, and 8 hours for community service leave.
  • Employees may contribute to the Museum’s Retirement plan, effective 1st of the month following their start date. After one year of service employees are eligible for a 2% Match and 3% Safe Harbor contribution, paid for by the Museum. 
  • Other benefits include free Museum access for immediate family members and an employee discount at the Museum store and café. 

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.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our careers page, https://shelburnemuseum.org/about/employment/, to download the Employment Application. We request that a completed Employment Application be sent, along with a Cover Letter and Resume, to hr@shelburnemuseum.org.

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

Salary: $50,000-$58,000/Year

Department: Marketing & Communications

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

Duties & Responsibilities:

Shelburne Museum seeks a Digital Marketing Specialist who will develop, implement, track and optimize our digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels. The Digital Marketing Specialist will work closely with the Director of Marketing in a fast-paced, committed, collaborative environment that encourages creativity and supports the Museum’s goals.

The role will include content creation for digital channels with the goal of increasing visibility, visitorship, and reach of the Museum. The Specialist will amplify the Museum’s brand and grow audience using our website and other channels appropriate to our various audiences. The Specialist will monitor analytics and use other qualitative measures of success where appropriate. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Update and publish digital marketing content online;
  • Create rich and substantive content for social media;
  • Assist in production of webinars, videos and other media outputs;
  • Implement email marketing campaigns;
  • Ensure SEO best practices are integrated into all aspects of the website;
  • Monitor social media and Google Analytics;
  • Promote the Museum’s events and event outputs via digital channels;
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • Two to five years of related professional experience including:
    • A demonstrated record of helping produce quality written and multimedia content for and managing various digital platforms, including content management systems such as WordPress, social marketing and outreach tools such as MailChimp, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as web analytics, SEO, and tools for tracking and boosting content reach.
  • Familiarity or better with:
    • Media production including photography, audio and video;
    • Webinar production on platforms such as Zoom, Adobe Connect,GotoWebinar, etc.; 
    • Basics of video/audio/photo editing, including software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Lightroom, and Acrobat;
    • UX/UI design.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, exceptional ethical standards, discretion, and tact.
  • Thrives working both independently and closely with teams and collaborators in a diverse, dynamic environment.
  • Appreciation of art, arts education, and design.

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.

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

Education Program Summer Assistant

Position Type: Seasonal, Full-Time

Position Location: On-site (Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT)

Department: Education

Salary: $18.00 per hour/ 37.5 hours per week

Reports to: School and Youth Programs Educator


Position Description: 

In this fast-paced, hands-on position, successful candidates will work primarily as camp educators in our visual art-focused summer camps for children ages 4-15. Each camp day will consist of creative and engaging art-making activities, museum exploration, outdoor play, and games.


Key Functions and Demands:

  • The position runs from Monday, June 17th through Tuesday, August 13th, 2024. This commitment will include one week of pre-camp training, 5 weeks of camp programs, and planning/prep/clean-up days. 
  • Shifts are 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, though other hours may be requested.
  • Program Assistants may also be assigned other education department duties, such as assisting with occasional weekend and evening family and public programs.  
  • With support from the education department leaders, Program Assistants will assist in planning, delivering, and leading a variety of camp programs for children.
  • Summer programming will take place in multi-level sites with stairs and across museum grounds. 

Education and Experience: 

  • A minimum of a high school diploma and some college coursework in education, museum studies, studio art, art history, history or a related field is required. 
  • Prior experience working with children in recreational, academic, or other learning environments, such as schools, camps, museums, childcare centers, etc., is desirable. 
  • Art instructional experience with children is highly desirable. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Valid driver’s license helpful. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with supervisors, fellow interns, other members of the education department and with staff from across the museum.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable communicating with parents/guardians of campers. 
  • Flexibility and the ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities.
  • Some experience in creating with a variety of artistic mediums or a willingness to learn is desirable.

 

Access Statement: 

Shelburne Museum is committed to enhancing accessibility and inclusion for our employees and visitors. We will take steps to ensure that reasonable accommodation is provided to perform essential duties. If reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Bailey Moody (HR) at 802-985-0881 or email HR@shelburnemuseum.org


Application Process:

Recent or soon to be college graduates with experience in K-12 education are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply send brief cover letter, to highlight your interest in the position, relevant experience and qualifications, resume, and two academic or professional references to HR@shelburnemuseum.org

Candidates interested in spring employment may also apply to be a Passport to Learning Educator. Please find more details for Passport to Learning Educators on our website. If you would like to apply for both positions, please indicate this in your cover letter. 

We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2024, and continue until all positions are filled by qualified candidates.

Department: Landscape & Grounds

Reports To: Director of Preservation, Landscape & Grounds

Salary Range: $17 – $21/hr DOE

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 2023, Monday-Friday and 30-40 hours/week. Opportunity to stay on after season ends, depending on availability and job performance.

Compensation:

$17.00 – $21.00/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:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:

  • All employees are required to have a COVID-19 vaccination.

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • In person

 

Department: Buildings

Reports to: Director of Preservation, Landscape & Grounds

Salary range: $15.75 – $18.00 DOE

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 2023. Must be available at least three days a week and have a flexible schedule. Weekends and holidays are required.

Compensation:

$15.75/hour to $18.00/hour based on experience. 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.

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount

Hours per week: 20-29

Pay Frequency: Bi weekly or Twice monthly

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Schedule:

  • After school
  • Weekend availability

Position Type: Part Time, Seasonal, Hourly

Department: Museum Store

Reports To: Visitor Services & Museum Store Manager

Pay Range: $14/hr

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 2023, with the possibility to extend through January 1st, 2024. 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:

$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.

Passport to Learning – Museum School Program Educator

Position Type: Seasonal, Part-Time

Position Location: On-site (Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT)

Department: Education

Salary: $18 per hour/27.5 hours per week

Reports to: School and Youth Programs Educator

Position Description:

Passport to Learning (PTL) educators teach 20–30-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. 

Key Functions and Demands:

  • This program runs daily Monday-Friday from Wednesday, May 15th through Friday, June 14th, 2024.
  • Educators will be required to participate in on-site training on Monday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 14th. An additional virtual training session may also be provided. 
  • Shifts are from 8:30am-2:00pm Monday-Friday. Availability five days a week preferred.
  • Duties include facilitating hands-on activities for school students and leading discussions and demonstrations in a fast-paced, energetic environment. Educators will also be responsible for set-up and clean-up of spaces.  
  • Educators will also be expected to provide customer service information for general museum visitors when necessary. 
  • Passport to Learning programming will take place in multi-level sites with stairs and across museum grounds. 

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma and some college coursework in education, museum studies, studio art, art history, history or a related field is required. 
  • An associate or bachelor’s degree in education, museum studies, studio art, art history, history or a related field is desirable.
  • Prior experience working with children in academic or learning environments such as schools, camps, museums, childcare centers, etc. is highly desirable. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Strong verbal communication skills. Comfortable communicating with students, teachers, and parent chaperones. 
  • Flexibility, patience, and a willingness to learn about and understand the social-emotional needs of children in a post-pandemic world.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with supervisors, fellow PTL educators, other members of the education department and with staff from across the museum.

Access Statement: 

Shelburne Museum is committed to enhancing accessibility and inclusion for our employees and visitors. We will take steps to ensure that reasonable accommodation is provided to perform essential duties. If reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Bailey Moody (HR) at 802-985-0881

Application Process:

Retired teachers and recent or soon to be college graduates with experience in K-12 education are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a brief cover letter to highlight your interest in the position, relevant experience and qualifications, resume and two academic or professional references to HR@shelburnemuseum.org.

Candidates interested in extending their experience through the summer months may also apply to be an Education Program Summer Assistant. Please find more details for Education Program Summer Assistant on our website here. If you would like to apply for both positions, please indicate this in your cover letter. 

We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2024, and continue until all positions are filled by qualified candidates.

 

Position Type: Seasonal, Part-Time, and Full-Time

Position Location: On-site (Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT)

Department: Education

Salary: $15.00 per hour/ 22-38 hours per week

Reports to: Manager of Guides, Group Tours, and Volunteers

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

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in history, art, and culture.
  • Equivalent of two or more years of college preferred but not required.
  • At least two years of experience working with the public is highly desirable.
  • Experience with customer service, prior work as an educator, and/or prior experience in a museum or related organization will be considered assets.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with supervisors, fellow guides, and with staff from across the museum.
  • Enthusiasm to learn about the museum’s diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) initiatives through periodic paid training and workshops; a desire to make the museum more welcoming and inclusive for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Some visitor service functions require work in multi-level historical structures and travel throughout the campus. 

 

Schedule Requirements

  • The 2024 season is May 11 – October 20.
  • Must be available at least three days a week. A flexible schedule is highly desirable.
  • Visitor Guides should expect to work at least one weekend day and some holidays.
  • New Visitor Guides will be expected to attend 3 days of paid training in early May and periodic paid training held during the public season.

 

Compensation: 

  • $15.00/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. 
  • Reciprocal benefits at regional museums and attractions.

 

Access Statement: 

Shelburne Museum is committed to enhancing accessibility and inclusion for our employees and visitors. We will take steps to ensure that reasonable accommodation is provided to perform essential duties. If reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Bailey Moody, Human Resources, at 802-985-0881 or email HR@shelburnemuseum.org