Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Weekend Gallery Manager & Guide
Posted 10/27/22

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks a reliable, friendly, aspiring or experienced museum professional with outstanding visitor service skills, strong administrative abilities, and a passion for art and museums to become its new Weekend Gallery Manager & Guide.

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Request for Services: Art Copywriting, Editing, Proofreading
Posted 10/27/22

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), a non-collecting contemporary art museum in Brattleboro, Vermont, seeks an individual or firm to provide professional copywriting, editing, and proofreading services on a regular, ongoing basis, at about 20-25 hours per month, with the possibility of additional projects from time to time.

Experience writing about visual art from both a content/informational standpoint and a marketing/promotional one is imperative. Impeccable attention to detail, reliability, and excellent communication skills are a must.

Update 11/16/22: We are no longer accepting applications for this position at this time.
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Event Staff
Posted 9/15/22

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 and private events.

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Gallery Greeter/Monitor
Posted 6/17/22

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking to hire part-time Gallery Staff. (Hours are primarily on weekends, evenings, select holidays, and during events as needed.)

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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
office@brattleboromuseum.org

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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/Monitors play a vital role in shaping the visitor’s experience of BMAC. Gallery greeters work regular or occasional shifts when BMAC is open to the public. Greeters 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.” 

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 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!