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

Some positions may request additional information. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon a successful background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Preservation and Landscape Department

Full-time/ Year-Round

Description: Shelburne Museum has an immediate opening for a full-time, year round Museum Services Assistant.  Reporting to the Head of Museum Services and working closely with multiple departments, the Museum Services staff is responsible for a broad range of duties related to the care and upkeep of the Museum. The Assistant’s position is responsible for custodial work across the Museum’s campus in exhibition and administration buildings as well as public spaces and restrooms. Assisting with and ultimately responsible for the setup and breakdown of facilities needed for meetings and events is an essential component of the position. There are also special projects assigned as needed.

Requirements: Ideal candidates will be hard working, motivated, and detail oriented and must be able to perform physical activities while spending the majority of the work day on their feet. Comfort bending, standing, climbing, lifting up to 50 pounds, and sustaining rigorous activity required.  Candidates must be able to work some weekends and evenings.

An eye for detail and appreciation for caring for historically significant buildings and objects is necessary as is the ability to be self-directed, reliable and strong communication skills.

Benefits: Competitive hourly wage and full-time schedule; comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and 401k plan; generous paid leave; 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.

Year round, full time position. Eligible for shift differential. Hours are 3:00pm-11:00pm.

Protection Services is responsible for the security and safety at all times of the Museum’s collections, buildings, grounds, staff, and visitors


  • 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.


  • 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.

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.

Visit our website, and download an application. Forward completed application along with cover letter and resume.

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

Department: Preservation and Landscape

Reports to: Lead Carpenter and Director of Preservation and Landscape

Salary range: TBD

The Carpenter uses developed skills to perform a variety of maintenance, construction carpentry, and woodworking projects throughout the Museum some of which are temporary such as exhibition spaces, others are permanent such as lasting repairs to historic buildings. Additional responsibilities include masonry work throughout campus.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assisting in the completion of basic carpentry tasks such as framing, roofing, siding, flooring, cabinetry, window and door construction, water and pest damage and rot remediation
  • Masonry repairs to steps and chimneys
  • Shop based work such as custom construction of displays
  • Assisting with the annual opening and closing of exhibit spaces and buildings
  • Assisting the department with manual tasks such as snow removal, erecting tents for special events, and installing and deinstalling air conditioners
  • Carries out maintenance requests from all departments and set carpentry priorities to ensure task completion
  • 25% of time will be devoted to tasks on the Ticonderoga
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent along with specialized training for historic structures required
  • Degree or training in historic preservation preferred
  • Masonry experience highly preferred
  • 3-5 years carpentry/woodworking experience required


  • Expertise in use of carpentry equipment and demonstrated understanding of adherence to safety and security guidelines
  • Creativity, attention to detail, and versatility required
  • Must be able to work collaboratively within both the Preservation and Landscape department and others and have a positive attitude
  • Working in historic and gallery spaces requires attention to detail and care
  • Must be comfortable climbing ladders of 24 feet
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds necessary
  • AutoCAD experience helpful
  • Satisfactory completion of pulmonary function test and respirator fit test required
  • Must have current driver’s license and clean driving record


Spectacular working environment; Health, Dental and Retirement; Paid Time Off; 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.


The Carpenter is a full-time, full-benefits, hourly, non- exempt, employment-at-will position.