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 in the rural community of Marlboro in southern Vermont, some 80 musicians of diverse ages and backgrounds live together with staff members, spouses, and children—forming one large and nurturing musical family.

The program takes place on the leased 400-acre campus of Marlboro College. Musicians and staff members are housed in dormitory rooms and eat together in the campus dining hall. Summer positions include a substantial stipend plus a room on campus and all meals—and the food is excellent! Staff members work six days a week during the season and also contribute to the pre-and-post season setting up and breaking 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.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 1, 2018.



During the season, this crew of three to four members is responsible for the technical operation of the festival, including but not limited to:


– Driving musicians to and from the airport

– Setting up all social events

– Running errands in town

– Preparing the stage for rehearsals and concerts

– Completing general maintenance requests

– Handling/routing emergency response

– Assisting musicians and staff with duties as assigned

– Maintaining the quality of life on campus


– Flexibility and ability to work on a team

– Time management and problem solving skills

– Knowledge of chamber music (helpful)

Must be 21 years of age 

Must have a valid, current driver’s license 


The lifeguard spends fair weather days supervising the private festival beach at a nearby lake (4.5 miles from campus) that is fondly referred to by participants and staff as “the pond.” The lifeguard also assists with parking at concerts and may assist the stage crew or members of the festival staff as necessary when weather does not permit pond-going. Must be at least 18 and have or complete a lifeguard certification.


Three integral festival staff members are responsible for maintaining all festival facilities, including the cleaning and maintenance of dormitories, offices, and the Concert Hall. They also assist with parking before and after events. Project management, communication, and organization skills are necessary along with hard work and teamwork throughout the summer.


Two managers handle all ordering, operation, cooking, and serving of food and refreshments in the on-campus coffee shop, which serves breakfast, late-night light fare, snacks, and a variety of beverages. Also responsible for arranging special events and promoting a pleasant atmosphere. Good organizational skills, a friendly personality, food preparation experience, and a love of hard work are required.


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