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.

Feel free to contact Jessica Wolford or Marina Weber with inquiries at jwolford@marlboromusic.org and mweber@marlboromusic.org.



This person will work 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.

Responsibilities include:

-Integrating into the close-knit community environment; socializing with individuals of all ages

-Coordinating weekly/twice weekly events with the Coffee Shop Managers and Hospitality Manager

-Communicating with senior staff to maintain a realistic budget

-Assisting the Hospitality Manager with housing set-ups. Attention to detail is crucial

-Providing support to the Coffee Shop Managers and other staff as assigned


-Ability to take direction and be self-disciplined

-Execution of tasks in flexible work environment

-Food service or event planning experience helpful

-Must be over 21+ with a valid driver’s license



The lifeguard spends fair weather days supervising the private beach at a nearby lake (4.5 miles from campus) known as “the pond.” The lifeguard also assists with parking at concerts and may assist other 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.




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 5 to August 16.





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

-Preparing the stage for rehearsals and concerts

-Running errands in town

-Completing general maintenance requests

-Handling/routing emergency response

-Assisting with other 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 at least 21 with valid driver’s license

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