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.



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 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.




The receptionist works closely with Marlboro’s communications assistant at the front desk of the concert hall for the majority of the summer. Primary duties include:

– Providing information to participants, staff, and patrons
– Representing Marlboro to all three of those constituencies
– Communicating in both written and verbal form
– Providing support for weekly social events
– Managing CD/book sales at concerts
– Collecting recording agreements from participants
– Updating program and open rehearsal listings
– Assisting senior staff with projects as needed

Requirements include:

– Office experience
– Knowledge and love of chamber music
– Ability to multitask
– A sense of balance and discretion
– Friendly demeanor & willingness to maintain open communication
– A valid license and age over 21 helpful




Two coffee shop managers run the social hub of campus. The shop is open after breakfast and after dinner, and the managers maintain a well-ordered, welcoming environment for participants, staff, and family members. Friendliness, punctuality, cleanliness, and an eagerness to work are all essential qualities of a good coffee shop manager.

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