Employment & Volunteer Opportunities


Event Staff (multiple positions)
Posted 12/2/21

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking to hire part-time Event Staff. Event Staff are responsible for the smooth and successful execution of BMAC public events. 

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BMAC is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of museum and nonprofit professionals. Our interns are organized, creative, motivated people looking to gain insight into how a community-focused contemporary art museum operates. Internships offer the opportunity to build professional skills and relationships with experienced BMAC mentors. Internships are unpaid, unless otherwise noted. All BMAC interns will be trained to staff the gallery greeter desk, as well as being required to work some Museum events. Send in your materials anytime to apply for an upcoming internship. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis.

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:

Chelsea Osborne, Office Manager

Please specify which internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Education & Interpretation Intern

The Education & Interpretation Intern gains hands-on experience in learning various methods of facilitating discussion about contemporary art and artists’ practices; designing engaging, appropriate, and relevant activities for visitors of all ages; developing activities that reinforce classroom curriculum and relate to Museum exhibitions; collaborating with other community organizations to create engaging programming; researching and drafting interpretive materials for different exhibits; assisting with various installation tasks; and assisting with administration of the Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Successful candidates should be self starters with an eye for detail; strong oral, writing, and research skills; an enthusiasm for public speaking; and strong customer service skills. They should be able to learn quickly and be confident in their abilities to take on trial-by-fire challenges. Preference is given to candidates with museum/art education and video/film experience.

Ten- to 30-hour weekly schedule to be determined based on mutual convenience. Schedule and hours required of internship are negotiable for the right candidate. A modest travel stipend is available for this position.


Whether behind the scenes or in the Museum galleries, volunteers are integral to the success of BMAC. Volunteer hours are flexible, and training is provided when necessary. If you are interested in any of the opportunities described below, please contact Chelsea Osborne at 802-257-0124, ext. 101 or office@brattleboromuseum.org.

Gallery Greeters play a vital role in shaping the visitor’s experience of BMAC. Gallery greeters work regular or occasional shifts on weekdays when BMAC is open to the public. They work at the front desk, where they welcome visitors and handle admission, gift shop sales, and general inquiries. This is a great opportunity for a friendly, responsible “people-person.” There are no volunteer gallery greeter opportunities at this time.

Docents are a key part of our education program. They work closely with the Education Curator to present guided tours and activities for students.

Event volunteers help ensure the success of BMAC’s many events, ranging from artist talks and a cappella concerts to domino topplings and dinner parties. Event volunteers assist with set up, clean up, decorations, food service, crowd management, artwork security, and much more.

Production volunteers assist with the installation and de-installation of exhibits, often working closely with artists and curators. Experience with art installation, painting, carpentry, and power tools is helpful.

Office volunteers work behind-the-scenes with BMAC’s administrative staff, helping with filing, mailings, organizing the BMAC archives, and much more. Computer skills are a plus!