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.

Shelburne Museum is seeking Part-Time Educators for School Workshops. Program dates: September 4-October 31. Staff are expected to work a minimum of two days per week. Hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Mandatory training will be held on September 4, 2019.


Permanent Collections Workshops for schools are two hour guided learning experiences that explore topics in Vermont History through hands-on activities that incorporate art, language arts, math, social studies, and science for students in grades K-8. Duties include active discussion, demonstrations, and facilitating hands-on activities for school students, as well as providing customer service for the museum’s non-school visitors when necessary.


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:

$11.65 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.

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.

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:

This position is through the end of October, possibly longer. 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.