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.

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.

Part Time, Year Round, Non-benefits eligible, non-exempt

The part-time Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for organizing volunteers for both daily assignments and special events.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain the Museum’s relationship with existing volunteers
  • Cultivate new relationships with individuals and organizations through community outreach
  • Respond to inquiries from potential volunteers
  • Maintain records of volunteer activity
  • Recognize volunteers for their service and host an annual appreciation dinner
  • Process applications; screen and interview potential volunteers Work closely with department managers to assess volunteer needs and identify appropriate matches for each position
  • Communicate with volunteers through a monthly newsletter, phone calls, and emails
  • Organize and manage teams of volunteers for special projects and events
  • Promote the work of Museum volunteers in the community
  • Some evenings and weekends required

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, education, business or similar
  • Three to five years of experience coordinating volunteers preferred
  • Marketing experience preferred

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Skilled in community outreach
  • Keen understanding of marketing and leveraging the Museum brand to reach potential volunteers
  • Ability to develop relationships with local schools, colleges, universities, and businesses.
  • Comfort with  technology including, Microsoft suite, database and volunteer management software, and diverse social media platforms
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills Knowledge of volunteer management and motivation strategies

Compensation and Benefits:

Spectacular working environment; 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.

To Apply:

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

Full Time, 12 month Temporary Assignment, Benefits Eligible

This position is grant funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services.

$19.23/hr

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform a condition survey of 184 commemorative handkerchiefs using an established survey form,
  • Perform an examination and propose actions to stabilize a needlework show cover on an armchair,
  • Examine and undertake conservation treatment of 53 samplers
  • Conduct practical research to inform conservation treatment related to stain removal and reduction on hooked rugs using a non-collection rug with dye bleed as a test subject
  • Produce a white paper on the practical research and contribute occasional posts and updates for Shelburne Museum’s member newsletter and social media platforms related to their work.
  • Examine and undertake conservation treatment 14 hooked rugs from the collection.

For all treatments, the textile conservator will take documentary photographs, amend existing condition information and treatment proposals and write treatment reports.

The conservator will become familiar with established lab procedures for health and safety and maintain conservation documentation and treatment files and the museum’s collections management database, Mimsy xg.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Conservation or equivalent training
  • Textile conservation treatment experience, a minimum of one year beyond conservation training

Special Requirements:

  • US citizen or holding a current US work visa
  • Conservation specialty in textiles
  • Good communication skills; works well as a member of a team and independently
  • Flexible and adaptable with a positive attitude
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. Prior experience with collections management databases, especially Mimsy xg, helpful.
  • Member of AIC, IIC or other appropriate conservation professional organization.

Compensation and Benefits:

$19.23/hr. Spectacular working environment; 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.

To Apply:

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

Full Time, Benefit Eligible

$13.50/hr + $2 shift differentiation

Description:

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

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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.
  • Provides first response in the case of emergency.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

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:

$13.50/hr + $2 shift differentiation. 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@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

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 Preservation 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.

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.