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
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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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, Staff position

The Public Programs Associate supports the initiatives of the visitor experience and learning department with a particular focus on adult audiences and large events, participating in department wide programming as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Planning and staffing of adult programs
  • Special event planning and implementation
  • Workshop and class content delivery
  • Team planning on visitor engagement strategies
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Four year degree in education/art education/museum studies/event planning or similar
  • One to three years of experience in education in a formal or informal setting; a focus on adults preferred

Qualifications:

  • A creative and dynamic thinker, able to generate new ideas to connect with diverse and emerging adult audiences
  • Awareness of trends and current research on family and adult learning in museums
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required by programming schedule
  • A skilled and flexible problem solver
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficient with technology and Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, and lift throughout the day
  • Proven organizational skills; highly organized and detail oriented; able to juggle multiple projects with occasionally competing deadlines.
  • Experience with management of large-scale public events.
  • Sense of humor a must; with a friendly, genuine interest in making the Museum accessible to family and adult audiences
  • A proven collaborator and strong team player. Able to work comfortably with colleagues, subordinates and volunteers.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Interest and experience in craft, art making, and instruction

Terms:

The Public Programs Associate is a full-time, full-benefits, hourly, employment-at-will position.

Passport to Learning Program

Mandatory training days, May 8-9. Program dates: May 13 – June 14. Staff are expected to work a minimum of three days per week. Hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Description:

Passport to Learning guides teach 20-minute workshops on topics and themes in art, language arts, math, social studies, and science to students in grades K-8 who visit the museum on school field trips. Duties include active discussion, demonstrations, and facilitating hands-on activities for school students, as well as providing basic customer service for the museum’s non-school visitors when necessary.

Qualifications:

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.

The internships run from Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, August 10, 2019.

In these fast-paced, hands-on intern positions, successful candidates will work in one or more of several visitor experience and learning programmatic areas: summer camps; family programs and activities; special events; and adult programming.  All interns will work as camp counselors; assist with logistical planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events, and work in the family activity center leading daily art making activities during assigned weeks. Interns will also be assigned wide-ranging administrative duties. Expect some long days, significant logistical work in preparation for events, and on-going public interaction.

Experience and Skills:

Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse publics.  Experience working with children in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required.  Art-making and instructional experience required. Previous customer service work experience desired. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary, with good time management skills and ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively with fellow interns, other members of the visitor experience and learning department and with staff from across the museum. Interns are expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Current high school – college seniors may apply. Applicants should demonstrate serious interest in the museum education field and academic experience in education, museum studies, studio art, or similar. Valid driver’s license required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods.

Compensation: $11/hour. 40 hour/week

Description:

Responsible for a wide range of gardens both on the Museum’s campus and the Brick House property. Duties include planting, watering, and regular maintenance of all gardens. Oversee the work of garden volunteers and assist with gardening duties as needed.

Experience and Skills:

Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.  The position requires you to drive a golf cart and a standard shift utility vehicle with water, therefore, a Vermont driver’s license is required.  Two years of similar work experience preferred. The ability to work safely in a family oriented environment.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods necessary.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is April – October 2019, Monday-Friday and 32 hours/week.

Compensation:

$13.50/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.

Description:

Responsible for lawn care and general maintenance of Shelburne Museum’s landscape on the main campus and our founders’ estate, Brick House.

  • Operate a variety of grass cutting equipment
  • Prune trees
  • Maintain of roads, walking paths and landscaping equipment.
  • Other Duties include Spring and Fall cleanup, fence repairs and occasional maintenance of gardens as needed.

Experience and Skills:

Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.  The position requires you to drive a golf cart and a standard shift utility vehicle or mowing equipment, therefore, a Vermont driver’s license is required.  Two years of similar work experience preferred. The ability to work safely in a family oriented environment.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and be able to do rigorous labor for extended periods necessary.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is April – October 2019, Monday-Friday and 40 hours/week (30 hours/week part time).

Compensation:

$14.00/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.

Shelburne Museum seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist in event execution, marketing, and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience and develop various aspects of marketing, event management, and communication skills, while working for a well-known community based not-for-profit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Events Coordinator to coordinate all aspects of events including but not limited to audio visual requirements, guest interaction, room setup, deliveries, vendor load ins, front of house communication.
  • Work with clients, museum staff, and vendors to ensure the success of each event.
  • Keep immediate supervisor fully informed of all matters requiring his/her attention.
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly, and engaging service.
  • Act as an ambassador at all events.
  • Update and maintain Shelburne Museum’s social media presence, including scheduling Facebook updates with oversight from marketing and communications manager.
  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing monthly eNewsletter and other regular emails as directed.
  • Draft, distribute, and assist with pitching news releases, media alerts, and other stories,
  • Work with Museum’s graphic designer on print and digital ads, flyers, graphics, and other collateral marketing material for Museum events and programs.
  • Update the Shelburne Museum website and calendar as needed.
  • Photograph and/or capture video of events and programs for promotional use.
  • Organize all paid and earned media for archival and departmental purposes.

Experience and Skills:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or currently be working towards a degree in marketing, communications, public relations, event hospitality or related field is preferred, sophomore class standing is required.
  • Must have a strong background or interest in events, public relations, or related field. Must work well under pressure.
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space.
  • Must be tech savvy with skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point; Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, etc.); Word Press; EMMA email marketing platform (or similar).
  • An effective and professional communicator, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Good photography skills a plus
  • Reliable and punctual, with good attendance.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with different personalities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to move tables, chairs, and other equipment as needed.
  • Events are outdoors, sometimes under direct sunlight or light rain.

Schedule Requirements: Position will start June 2019 with potential to extend into Fall 2019. Must be available weekends and evenings in support of public programming and event rentals.

Compensation: $11/hour.

The Development Intern will assist in all aspects of Shelburne Museum’s Development Operations. Responsibilities include:

  • Draft writing materials for donor cultivation and stewardship,
  • Assist with specific research and data gathering projects.
  • Support staff with ongoing database management in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Provide event logistics support including pre-event invitations posted on Emma, event RSVP, day-of event set up, name tags, welcoming guests, and event take-down with other staff.

Qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or currently be working towards a degree, sophomore class standing is required.
  • Must be self-motivated, team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to details, as well as excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Moderate experience working with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Constant Contact).
  • Have self-discipline and time management skills necessary to work independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience in an office or events management setting is desirable.
  • Someone seeking experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and event planning is preferred

This is a paid summer position at $11/hour and a 40-hour work week from May 15 to August 15. There is the potential for academic credit.

Visitor Guides at Shelburne Museum represent the Shelburne Museum as staff ambassadors and belong to a community of learners dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm and appreciation for art, history, and culture with more than 100,000 visitors annually.

Through engagement, learning, teaching and serving, guides promote, support and provide:

  • A welcoming, comfortable, and outstanding, and safe museum experience for the public
  • Insightful and personable interpretations of the museum’s permanent collections and changing exhibitions
  • A safe environment for visitors and collections by maintaining a keen awareness of surroundings and responding appropriately in the event of an emergency

Experience and Skills:

The equivalent of two or more years of college preferred. Applicant should enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history, art, and culture. Experience with customer service, working as an educator in a museum or related organization is desirable.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.

Schedule Requirements:

The season is April – October 2019. Must be available at least three days a week (weekdays and weekends) and have a flexible schedule.

Compensation:

$11.00/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.

Museum Store Sales associates are expected to be helpful and knowledgeable about the store merchandise as well as the Museum including the Museum’s collection, special events and exhibits.

  • Support the store, visitor services, admissions, and operation of the carousel
  • Greet and assist customers in a friendly manner
  • Operate computerized cash registers
  • Restock and clean the store daily
  • Operate the Museum’s carousel while upholding strict safety regulations

Experience and Skills:

Positive and friendly attitude, previous experience working with public necessary and experience with computerized registers along with cash handling preferred.  Must be able to vacuum and do light maintenance.

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.

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 a must. Hours may vary due to visitor attendance. Compensation:

$11.25/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.

Compensation:

$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.

Year round, full time position.

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.

Shelburne Museum is offering an 8 month post-graduate fellowship in objects conservation focused on two areas: conservation treatment of American folk art made of painted wood and a condition survey of 10 music boxes. The condition survey may include developing a workflow for recording the music boxes in operation using a format that is compatible with the museum’s collections management software.

Treatment projects have been chosen to help inform development of a treatment proposal for a painted wooden weathervane by noted wildfowl decoy carver Elmer Crowell (East Harwich, MA, 1862-1952). The weathervane is presently in poor condition with a severely darkened surface coating that obscures details of the underlying painted surface and structural losses. In addition to developing the proposal for treating the weathervane and undertaking the treatment, the fellow will work with the museum’s curators and conservator to develop didactic material that explores conservation decision-making as it relates to the folk art collections at Shelburne Museum.
For all treatments, the fellow will take documentary photographs, amend existing condition information and treatment proposals and write treatment reports. Since the fellow will be a full member of the museum’s collections department, they will also have the opportunity to participate in department activities such as the museum’s environmental monitoring and integrated pest management monitoring programs and assisting with examination of works coming in to the museum for temporary exhibitions. 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.

The start date is flexible, but ideally would commence after May 1, 2019.

Requirements:
• Master’s Degree in Conservation

Special Requirements:
• US citizen or holding a current US work visa
• Conservation specialty in objects
• 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:
$35,000/year pro-rated to 8 months with benefits, including $1,500 to attend a professional meeting, conference, or workshop. 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.

Shelburne Museum is seeking a motivated and diligent intern to assist Collections staff with a data entry project for 313 printed works on paper. The intern will clean up existing data to conform with specific authority terms for the collection, input additional information, and record accurate measurements for each work. New catalogue entries for artwork not in the collections management system will be undertaken as well. The intern will also take new photography and upload images to the records. A portion of the internship will provide the intern with a behind the scenes look into exhibition planning and implementation, conservation assessments, and curation. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in registration and documentation, collections management, collections care, and art handling.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a rising senior or graduate student for museum studies, art history, history, or a related field.
  • An interest in pursuing a career as a museum registrar or collections manager.
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, problem solving and sleuthing.
  • Previous data entry experience, ability to thoroughly follow instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with good interpersonal skills.

Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s finest and most diverse museums of art, Americana, and design. Comprised of 39 buildings on 42 acres and housing approximately 100,000 objects, the Museum is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, American paintings, and horse-drawn vehicles.

This is an eight week internship reporting to the Director of Collections with a start date of mid-June. The salary is $11/hour. Employee benefits are not available and housing is not provided.

The internship is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America grant program.