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. Each summer, under the artistic leadership of Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, 80 musicians of diverse ages and backgrounds come together in southern Vermont, living with staff members, spouses, and children to form one large and nurturing musical family.

If you love chamber music, community, and the natural beauty of Vermont, we encourage you to apply to join our summer staff. Successful applicants will be flexible team players with an interest in music, collaboration, and the festival environment. Positions are listed below and include operations, administrative, housekeeping, hospitality, and lifeguarding roles.

Summer positions provide a substantial wage plus full room and board (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. 

Summer Positions

Coffee Shop Staff: The two coffee shop staff work at the social hub of campus, which is typically open for late breakfast in the morning and for light fare and socializing in the evening. They work in tandem with the Coffee Shop Manager to run morning and evening shifts, as well as to maintain quality and inventory. Food preparation experience and a friendly, flexible demeanor are essential qualities for this role. Must have or be able to acquire a ServSafe certification.

Festival Staff/Housekeeping: 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. Must have strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.

Kitchen Staff: For seven weeks, from late May through August, the Brattleboro Food Co-op will be providing three meals a day to 65 exceptional young professional musicians and 25 master artists from across the U.S. and around the world. The food will be high-quality, locally sourced, healthy, and fresh! To apply, visit: brattleborofoodcoop.coop/jobs


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

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