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

Please Note: We are currently experiencing issues receiving gmail account emails.  Please cc on your application email if using gmail.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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.

Year round, full time position.

The Membership and Events Manager is responsible for advancing the Museum’s membership program quality and revenues by building strong member relationships and overseeing all member special events serving approximately 3,000 members. This individual oversees the Development Assistant and is comfortable with the Raiser’s Edge database to organizing mailings, invitations, and to process all memberships while identifying membership trends and finding opportunities to broaden the membership base.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Membership program management – Implement strategies in stewardship, renewal and upgrading of current members, and acquiring new members through various strategies
  • Oversee Development Assistant to ensure data integrity of all member records on Raiser’s Edge database and efficient processing and handling of membership benefits/cards
  • Work with leadership to create message and materials to be delivered to attendees including event logistics, pricing, and cancellation or change notices
  • Develop event and program copy for invitations, news stories, and electronic communications designed to advance membership stewardship and attract new members through special events
  • Primary department resource for all aspects of event preparation for member exhibition receptions, seasonal membership events, and interdepartmental event requirements
    • Act as first-line point-person and “trouble-shooter” at all events
    • Coordinate all Special Events logistics, including time, venue, food and drink, theme/decorations, program, volunteer and vendor scheduling, and other logistics as needed
  • Create and manage expense and revenue budgets for membership program

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of special events and fundraising experience required. Experience with the non-profit sector preferred.


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Work well in team environment and be able to take initiative and make good decisions as well as motivate others
  • Ability to multi-task, meet crucial deadlines, and work with a variety of people in different situations
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent computer skills and a willingness to learn Raiser’s Edge software, or implement new systems when necessary.

Working Hours and Conditions: This position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift up to 35 pounds.

Year round, full time position. Eligible for shift differential. Hours are 11:00pm-7:00am.

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.

Working Hours and Conditions: This position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift up to 35 pounds.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.