Career Opportunities

Museum Educator

The Vermont Historical Society seeks a full-time Museum Educator based in Montpelier. The Educator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and teaching school programs, both in-person and virtual. They administer the Vermont History Day competition. The Museum Educator develops and maintains educational components of exhibitions and oversees the daily upkeep of the History Museum. Bachelor’s degree in history, museums, or education and 2 years of experience required. Advanced degree or training in museum education or history preferred. Starting salary approx. $43,800 with generous benefits package. Full job description here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to eileen.corcoran@vermonthistory.org. Review of applications will begin on September 26.

Field Interviewer

Field Interviewers are responsible for recording oral history interviews as part of the statewide Collecting Covid-19 project. They will contact subjects, record interviews, write audio logs of interviews, and ensure delivery of all interviews back to the Vermont Historical Society.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contact interview subjects identified by the Collecting COVID-19 project team and record 60-90 minute oral history interviews with those subjects
  • Manage technical aspects of interview recording, including ensuring high-quality sound recording, transferring digital files for appropriate backup, and learning and understanding audio recording technology
  • Write audio logs for each interview, summarizing key points, tagging sections with agreed-upon key terms, and aligning information with timestamps
  • Communicate regularly with VHS staff about project activities, updates, and changes

This is a temporary contract position between October 2022 and September 2023. Pay is $30/hour, with mileage compensated at the IRS rate. A BA or BS in history is preferred, but not required. Read the full job description here. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Kay Gustin, amanda.gustin@vermonthistory.org. We expect to fill these positions by October 14.

Cataloger & Metadata Librarian

The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian supports enhanced discovery and access to the collections of the Leahy Library of Vermont Historical Society through original manuscript cataloging and digitization. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian will be an integral member of the team currently planning and developing a state-wide digital collections platform. This librarian will also be responsible for cataloging single-folder manuscript collections in the MARC format, enhancing the library’s legacy indexing systems. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian will work closely with the Assistant Librarian to maintain consistency of description and access points with the Leahy Library’s existing catalogs. This librarian will also contribute metadata and scans to the library’s existing digital archives.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), one-year position with the possibility of extension. Starting salary $21.10/hour with generous benefits. A master's degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. Full job description here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to kate.phillips@vermonthistory.org.

Media Assistant Internships

The Media Assistant will work closely with the Public Program Manager to produce a six-episode podcast series telling the history of Vermont through maps.

The position will be primarily a remote one, and the intern will support the podcast with additional research, audio editing & production, and graphic design for marketing. The intern will have a key role in the process, and the right student may be given more freedom to independently produce segments. Some onsite audio recording and collections research at the Vermont History Center in Barre may be possible.

If multiple students are interested, this internship could take two students, with each working on production for three episodes. The internship will consist of six hours a week during the fall semester. If time allows, the intern may also provide audio production help on other VHS audio & podcast projects.

Please fill out the internship application and indicate your interest in the “Media Assistant” internship when prompted.

Other Internships

Internship opportunities are often available. Please fill out our internship application to be directed to the appropriate staff for your area of interest. 

Volunteers are always welcome!

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