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.

Associate Conservator

Position Type: Year-round, Full-time,  3 ½ year Term position with the potential of renewal

Department: Collections

Reports to: Director of Collections & Conservation

Pay range: $72,000/year

Anticipated start date: September, 2024 or later

The Associate Conservator is a member of the Collections department, a dynamic team who stewards Shelburne Museum’s world-renowned permanent collections of art and Americana, manages an active calendar of exhibitions, and collaborates with institutions around the world on incoming and outgoing loans. The department includes a Director of Collections and Conservation (a conservator), Registrar, Associate Registrar, Associate Registrar/Archivist/Digital Asset Manager, Collections Manager, Preparator, and two Art Handlers. The Museum’s collections are housed in thirty-nine buildings spread out over forty-five beautifully landscaped acres. Among these are twenty-five significant examples of historic New England architecture, relocated to the Museum grounds to provide a historic setting for the works of art and artifacts housed within. More information about the history of the conservation program at Shelburne Museum can be found here.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Document, stabilize, and restore works of art and artifacts in the Museum’s diverse collection in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Collaborate with the Preparator, Art Handlers, Collections Manager, and Registrars on matters related to mount making, storage, and movement
  • Collaborate with the Director of Collections & Conservation and Collections Manager to monitor environmental conditions in buildings and perform integrated pest management activities
  • Perform practical research to inform conservation treatment decisions
  • Assist with developing departmental and exhibition budget estimates
  • Maintain and organize conservation documentation files in accordance with established Museum procedures
  • Participate in departmental Collections Risk Management and Disaster Recovery trainings
  • Present work and research to general public, conservators, and allied professionals in tours, presentations, and publications.
  • Assist with supervision of department volunteers and interns
  • Occasional travel, weekend and evening hours

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree graduate of a recognized conservation training program
  • 3-5 years of skilled conservation experience. Experience in a museum setting preferred. 

Qualifications:

  • Specialization in objects and/or textiles conservation and strong interest in preventive conservation preferred
  • Demonstrated familiarity of the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Knowledge of conservation photodocumentation practices
  • Patience and fastidious eye for detail
  • Knowledge of chemistry as it relates to conservation practice, polarized light microscopy, pXRF
  • Knowledge of safety standards within a lab setting
  • Computer literate with knowledge of collections management databases, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe image editing software
  • Able to handle large and heavy objects as well as small and fragile objects
  • Able to work indoors in the conservation lab, on-site in exhibition buildings, and outdoors
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States

Terms and Benefits

The Associate Conservator is a full-time, full-benefits, salaried, exempt, employment-at-will position.  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. 
  • This position includes $4,000 for professional development yearly after the first seven months.

This is an onsite position located in Shelburne, Vermont. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon a successful background check.

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. 

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: Part Time, Seasonal, Hourly

Department: Museum Store

Reports To: Visitor Services & Museum Store Manager

Pay Range: $15/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 2024, with the possibility to extend through January 1st, 2025. 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:

$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, and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and attractions.

Registrar

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

Department: Collections

Reports to: Director of Collections & Conservation

Salary range: $60,000 – $75,000 DOE

The Museum Registrar is a member of the Collections department, a dynamic team who stewards Shelburne Museum’s world-renowned permanent collections of art and Americana, manages an active calendar of temporary exhibitions and gallery rotations, and collaborates with peer institutions around the world on incoming and outgoing loans. The department includes the Director of Collections and Conservation (a conservator), Associate Registrar, Collections Manager, Archivist/Associate Registrar/Digital Assets Manager, Preparator, and two art handlers as well as volunteers, grant-funded term positions, and interns. The Museum’s collections are housed in thirty-nine buildings spread out over forty-five beautifully landscaped acres. Among these are twenty-five significant examples of historic New England architecture, relocated to the Museum grounds to provide a historic setting for the Museum’s treasures and the LEED-certified Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education which includes 5,000 sq. ft. of gallery space.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Manage and collaborate with the Associate Registrar to coordinate logistics surrounding the loan program including correspondence, loan and installation agreements and shipping, insurance, courier arrangements, invoices, and condition reports
  • Oversee work undertaken within the department on collections inventories, research, and cataloging 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Collections & Conservation to develop and manage the departmental budget; contribute to development of the exhibitions budget
  • Collaborate with the Director of Collections & Conservation and the Curatorial team on the acquisitions program
  • Organize, inform, and collaborate with the Curatorial team on deaccessioning program
  • Manage storage, object tracking, and inventory in collaboration with the Collections Manager and the Associate Registrar
  • Oversee cataloguing and inventory of permanent collection objects
  • Responsible for the Collections Management Database
  • Oversees the collections photography and collaborates with the Archivist/Associate Registrar/Digital Assets Manager on image management, including rights and reproductions 
  • Manages the Fine Arts Insurance program, participates in Museum-wide discussions of risk management and emergency preparedness and participates in departmental Collections Risk Management and Disaster Recovery trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:

Associate Registrar, Collections Manager, grant funded temporary positions, and volunteers.

Education and Experience:

  • M.A. in Museum Studies or arts-related field preferred
  • 7 plus years registration experience in a museum
  • Supervisory experience

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and written and oral communication skills
  • Professional data entry skills using a Collections Management System; Mimsy xg and Crystal Reports experience a plus
  • Experience in data migration
  • Art handling skills and collection care experience required
  • Experience with budgeting, art packing and shipping objects, museum loan processes, and insurance requirements
  • Must be committed to best practices in collections stewardship, including respectful stewardship of collections items made by Indigenous community members.
  • Must have a current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • This position requires occasional evening and weekend work and overnight travel, including occasional courier trips

Terms:

The Museum Registrar is a full-time, full-benefits, salaried, exempt, employment-at-will position.

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. 

This is an onsite position located in Shelburne, Vermont. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon a successful background check.

Job Type: Seasonal (April-October) 

Department: Landscape and Grounds

Hours: 32-40 Hours/Week 

Salary Range: $18.00/hour

Seasonal Gardener is responsible for a wide range of gardens both on the Museum’s campus and the Brick House property in Shelburne, VT. Ultimately, ensuring the gardens and green spaces are healthy and beautiful.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Watering and feeding plants
  • Mulch, edge, and weed garden spaces
  • Prune and trim shrubs and bushes
  • Monitor overall health of the plants
  • Installation and maintenance of new plants
  • Assist with Spring and Fall cleanups on the grounds
  • Keeps gardens and green spaces clear of debris and litter
  • Assist with other landscaping duties as needed and work with garden volunteers

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, 1 year of similar, satisfactory work experience is a plus
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record
  • Positive attitude, flexible, collaborative, attends to detail and shows initiative;

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift, carry, and push tools and equipment weighing 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in a variety of outside conditions and do rigorous labor for extended periods of time
  • May need to interact with museum visitors 

Compensation and Benefits:

$18.00 per hour; spectacular working environment; committed, friendly co-workers; discounts at the Museum Store and Café; guest passes to the museum and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and tourist attractions. Shelburne Museum staff t-shirts and UPF long sleeves provided. This position does not offer medical or dental insurance.

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.

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.

 

Job Type: Seasonal (April-November), Part Time or Full Time

Department: Landscape and Grounds

Reports to: Landscape and Ground Manager  

Salary Range: $17.00-$20.00 per hour, DOE

The Groundskeeper is responsible for general maintenance of Shelburne Museum’s landscapes on the main campus, founders’ estate the Brick House, Cole house, Norton and Employees offices. The ideal candidate has the desire to work in a collaborative environment, is professional and courteous to others. Has good communication skills and has a positive attitude. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain a variety of landscape equipment. Including string trimmers, push mowers, backpack blowers, zero turn mowers, skid steer, golf carts and vehicles.  
  • Regular maintenance of gravel roads and walking paths, fence repairs, pruning of trees and bushes. 
  • Other Duties include Spring and Fall cleanup, mulching gardens, and occasional maintenance of gardens as needed. 
  • During winter months plowing, shoveling and overall upkeep of museum. There will be some on-call situations and possibly overtime.  
  • Assist Landscape and Gardens manager as needed.  

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with 1-3 years of landscaping experience;
  • Valid drivers license, clean driving record, reliable transportation;
  • Positive proactive attitude, flexible, collaborative, attends to detail and shows initiative;
  • Knowledge of plants such as trees and perennials;
  • Organizational skills with experience with Microsoft office;

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift, carry, and push tools and equipment weighing 50 pounds;
  • Ability to work in a variety of outside conditions and do rigorous labor for extended periods of time;
  • Position requires working in the sun, wind, rain, and snow with temperature fluctuations throughout the year;
  • May need to interact with museum visitors;
  • Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm;

Compensation and Benefits:

Spectacular working environment; committed, friendly co-workers; discounts at the Museum Store and Café; guest passes to the museum and reciprocal benefits at regional museums and tourist attractions. Shelburne Museum staff t-shirts and UPF long sleeves provided. This position does not offer medical or dental insurance or paid time off.

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: 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