iHelen Pinch, Omar Brown, Jonathan Jeffers, and Shannon Rose, summer staff

Join the Summer Staff at Marlboro

Marlboro Music is widely considered to be the world’s leading center for the in-depth exploration of chamber music by outstanding professional musicians. For seven weeks each summer, this bucolic community in southern Vermont comprises 80 musicians of diverse ages and backgrounds living together with staff members, spouses, and children—forming one large and nurturing musical family.

Summer positions provide a substantial wage plus a single room on campus and all meals. Staff members work six days a week during the season and also facilitate the pre-and-post season set up and break down of the festival. During the summer, staff members enjoy much of the music, the social events, the unique community, and the beautiful Vermont countryside.


An Update on 2021 Summer Hiring

A few positions remain on our 2021 summer team. We encourage you to apply today! Successful applicants will be flexible team players with an interest in music, collaboration, and community. Must be available from June 11 through August 24 (except where noted). Please click below to complete our online application or send us an e-mail with a current resume and a cover letter explaining what interests you most about working at Marlboro.

Please note that COVID-related protocols—including mask wearing, social distancing, and testing—will be in place at Marlboro this summer, and everyone is expected to comply. We are also asking and hoping that all adults will be vaccinated prior to their arrival.




Summer Positions

Festival Staff/Housekeeping: Festival staff members are responsible for maintaining campus facilities, including the cleaning and maintenance of dormitories, offices, and the Concert Hall. They also assist with parking before and after events. Must have strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.

Lifeguard: The lifeguard spends fair weather days supervising the private festival beach at a nearby lake (4.5 miles from campus) that is fondly known as “the pond.” The lifeguard also assists with parking at concerts and may assist with on-campus activities when weather does not permit pond-going. Must be at least 18 and have or complete a lifeguard certification.

Social Coordinator: The social coordinator works with others to facilitate the fun, social environment at Marlboro. They should be a creative thinker and planner, have a sense of humor, and be flexible but organized. Must enjoy socializing with individuals of all ages and backgrounds and overseeing and coordinating regular events in collaboration with others and within budget. This position also offers support to the Hospitality and Coffee Shop Managers. Food service or event planning experience is helpful. Must be over 21 with a valid driver’s license.

Assistant Recording Engineer: The assistant recording engineer assists the recording engineer with setting microphones, setting up equipment for recordings, and operating physical media recorders. He/she also maintains a database of festival recordings and is responsible for scheduling, making, and copying rehearsal recordings as requested by musicians. The ability to read music is necessary, familiarity with chamber music is helpful, and candidates should know their way around audio equipment and software, including Mac, Windows, and Linux (Debian) computers and networking. Experience with Cubase or Nuendo is helpful but not required. Must be available from approx. July 9 to August 19.



If you have any questions about summer employment at Marlboro, please contact Jody Alan Lee at jlee@marlboromusic.org

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