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.

Hours: Part-timeJune – August. Must be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Overview of Responsibilities: Enthusiastic, creative, outgoing educator to lead weekly drop in art activities in the Owl Cottage Activity Center. Engage visitors; encourage participation; provide orientation to activity and materials; support creativity and encourage further exploration of topic/s. Set up and clean up classroom; prepare and manage art materials. Participate in paid orientation.

Job Description

  • Instruct visitors of all ages in daily activities. Welcome all children and adults; provide articulate presentation and patient assistance and share knowledge and skills with confidence and warmth.
  • Conduct program set-up and clean up. Maintain clean and tidy work areas. Maintain organized storage of materials.
  • Maintain awareness of Shelburne Museum exhibitions, collections, and programs. Promote return visitation and membership program.
  • Maintain safe conditions in classroom. Monitor visitor behavior to ensure safety and security of visitor, staff and collections. Follow all policies outlined in Visitor Experience and Learning handbook. Assist with other Visitor Experience and Learning activities and functions as requested.



  • Coursework and/or a degree in studio art and/or art education highly desirable.
  • Experience with various art media is preferred.

Professional Experience

  • Prior experience working with and/or teaching children a must. Knowledge of child development and learning theory preferred.
  • Excellent speaking skills, enthusiastic attitude in working with the general public, attention to detail, good organizational skills and ability to take charge of project goals and responsibilities.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand 5-7 hours per day; lift/carry 15+ pounds; work in multi-level sites and climb stairs; and travel across museum grounds in order to carry out security and necessary interpretive responsibilities.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry boxes of materials, set up worktables and seating.

Compensation:$11.65/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.

The Museum Services group is responsible for the upkeep and presentation of the Museum’s public spaces and offices. This is an active, dynamic position that interacts with all departments and positively impacts the visitor experience at the Museum. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Janitorial services
  • Set-up and break-down of spaces being used for special events and/or facility rentals
  • Assisting the Preservation and Landscape Department with special projects throughout the Museum

Experience and Skills:

Candidates must be 18 years or older and able to drive a golf cart. A Vermont driver’s license is required.

Working Conditions:

The ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. 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.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is April – October 2019. Must be available at least three days a week and have a flexible schedule. Weekends and holidays are required.


$12.75/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.