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 an application form 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 Job Fair

March 11th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education Auditorium

Please bring a resume, and application. Applications will also be available at the fair.  

 

Three Positions Available.

Founded in 1947 by pioneering collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s finest and most diverse museums of art, Americana, and design. Comprised of 38 buildings on 42 acres and housing over 100,000 objects, the Museum is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, American paintings, and horse-drawn vehicles.

Description:

The 9 week internships run from Monday, June 12 through Friday, August 11, 2017.

In these fast-paced, hands-on intern positions successful candidates will work in one or more of several education department programmatic areas: summer camps; family programs and activities; special events; and adult programming.  Program assistants 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. Interns will also be assigned wide-ranging administrative and educational 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 desired. 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 education 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 museum field 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.

Compensation:

$10.25 per hour/ 40 hours per week

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.  Address application materials to Megan Zinner, HR, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT, 05482.  Please direct questions to Ms. Zinner at mzinner@shelburnemuseum.org. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 10, 2017 and only complete application packages will be considered.

 

Description:

Reserve Protection Services Officers are responsible for providing a secure environment within the Museum’s art galleries.  Officers help insure the art collection remains safe, but accessible to visitors.  Monitor activity and provide professional assistance to Museum guests as needed.

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must have a High School diploma or equivalent and related security or customer service experience.  Ability to communicate using two-way radios is required.  Knowledge of alarm systems helpful.  Applicants must exhibit professional dress and grooming.  Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time, interact well with Museum staff, guests and visitors and work some weekend shifts.

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive hourly rate plus differential for night shift and holiday pay; 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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482

Part-time/full-time, seasonal position through October

20-40 hrs/week

April through October

Weekends and Holidays

$16/hr

Description:

The Café Assistant Manager/Cook will be responsible for preparing food under the Manager’s instructions along with stocking and maintaining proper product levels. Other responsibilities will include managing the Café staff in the Manager’s absence, running registers and handling cash, providing excellent customer service, and maintaining a clean and welcoming space for visitors is a key component of this position.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. At least one year food service experience and knowledge of food storage, kitchen work, and food service cleanliness and sanitation. Supervisory and cash handling experience required. Employees must be professional and reliable.

Candidates must be able to stand and perform rigorous work for long periods of time. The ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 40 pounds necessary.

Compensation and Benefits:

$16/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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

Part-time/full-time, seasonal position through October

20-40 hrs/week

April through October

Weekends and Holidays

$10.50/hr

Description:

The Café Staff will be responsible for preparing food under the Manager’s instructions along with stocking and maintaining proper product levels. Running registers and handling cash, providing excellent customer service, and maintaining a clean and welcoming space for visitors is a key component of this position.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. At least one year food service experience preferred along with knowledge of food service cleanliness and sanitation. Cash handling experience preferred. Employees must be professional and reliable.

Candidates must be able to stand and perform rigorous work for long periods of time. The ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 40 pounds necessary.

Compensation and Benefits:

$10.50/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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

Part-time, seasonal position through October

32 hrs/week – Monday-Friday

April through October

$11.70/hr

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 landscaping duties as needed.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid Vermont driver’s license. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods. Two years of similar, satisfactory work experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

$11.70/hour. This position does not offer medical or dental benefits.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482

 

 

Part-time, seasonal position through October

20 hrs/week – Monday-Friday

April through October

$11.70/hr

Description:

Responsible for lawn care and general maintenance of Landscape on Shelburne Museum campus and our founders’ estate, Brick House. Operate a variety of grass cutting equipment, pruning of trees, maintenance of roads and walking paths, some maintenance of landscaping equipment. Assist with maintenance of gardens as needed. The ability to work safely in this family oriented environment.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires you to drive a golf cart, utility vehicle or mowing equipment, you must have a valid Vermont driver’s license. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods necessary. Two years of similar, satisfactory work experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

$11.70/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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

 

Full-Time, seasonal position through October

40 hrs/week – Monday-Friday

April through October

$11.70/hr

Description:

Responsible for lawn care and general maintenance of Landscape on Shelburne Museum campus and our founders’ estate, Brick House. Operate a variety of grass cutting equipment, pruning of trees, maintenance of roads and walking paths, some maintenance of landscaping equipment. Assist with maintenance of gardens as needed. The ability to work safely in this family oriented environment.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires you to drive a golf cart, utility vehicle or mowing equipment, you must have a valid Vermont driver’s license. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods necessary. Two years of similar, satisfactory work experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

$11.70/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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

Passport to Learning program

Mandatory training day, tbd

Program dates: May 15 – June 9. Staff are expected to work a minimum of two days per week. Hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

$11.15/hr

Description:

Passport to Learning guides 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.

 

Qualifications:

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. Ability to stand 5-7 hours per day; lift/carry 15+ pounds; work in multi-level sites and climb stairs; along with the ability to travel across museum grounds in order to carry out security and interpretive responsibilities necessary.

Compensation and Benefits:

$11.15 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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Submissions must be received by April 1st, 2017.

Part-time, seasonal position April through October

20-25 hrs/week

Weekends and Evenings Required

$11.45/hr

Description:

The Museum Services group is responsible for the upkeep and presentation of the Museum’s public spaces and offices. Duties include, but are not limited to, janitorial services, the set-up and break-down of spaces being used for special events and/or facility rentals, and assisting the Properties and Landscape Department with special projects throughout the Museum. This is an active, dynamic position that interacts with all departments and positively impacts the visitor experience at the Museum.

Requirements:

Must be able to work evenings and weekends as well as accommodate potential special events. Candidates must be 18 years or older and able to drive a golf cart. The ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and do rigorous activity for extended periods of time required. A positive, up-beat attitude and a keen eye for detail are necessary along with reliability and a willingness to take direction.

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.

Compensation and Benefits:

$11.45/hour. Spectacular working environment; 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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482

Visitor Services/Admissions and Carousel Operation

Part-time/seasonal position

April through end of October 2017

$10.50/hour

Description:

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. Sales Associates work as a team to support the store, visitor services, admissions, and operation of the carousel. Daily activities include greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner, operating computerized cash registers, restocking and cleaning the store daily, and operate the Museum’s carousel while upholding strict safety regulations. Professional dress (museum shirts with nice pants or skirts) and grooming are required. Hours may vary due to visitor attendance.

Weekends and holidays a must. 

Requirements:

Positive and friendly attitude required along with the ability to stand 6-7 hours. 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. Ability to work weekends and holidays required.

Compensation and Benefits:

$10.50/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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482

 

Part-time/ seasonal positions

Position runs April through October 2017

$10.25/hr

Description:

Visitor Guides 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. Guides actively engage, inspire, learn, share, teach, and serve. Guides promote, support, and provide(1) a welcoming, comfortable, outstanding, and safe museum experience for the public, (2) insightful and personable interpretations of the museum’s permanent collections and changing exhibitions to 100,000 visitors annually, and(3)a safe environment for visitors and collections by maintaining a keen awareness of surroundings and responding appropriately in the event of an emergency.

Requirements:

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. Must be available at least two-three days a week (weekdays and weekends) and have flexible schedule.

Compensation and Benefits:

$10.25/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.

To Apply:

Visit our website, www.shelburnemuseum.org and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482