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. Applicants for all positions must be available to work between the dates of June 9 and August 21, 2018 unless otherwise specified in the job description.

Operations and Stage Crew • Administrative Assistant/Receptionist • Lifeguard • Festival Staff/Housekeeping • Coffee Shop Manager • Assistant Recording Engineer




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

– Preparing the stage for rehearsals and concerts
– Driving musicians to and from the airport
– Setting up social events
– Running errands in town
– Completing general maintenance requests
– Responding to emergencies and lockouts
– Assisting musicians and staff as otherwise needed

Requirements include:

– Flexibility and reliability
– Ability to work on a team
– Interest in integrating into the summer community
– Time management and critical thinking
– Knowledge of chamber music (helpful)
– Must be at least 21 years of age
– Must have a valid, current Driver’s License

For additional information, direct inquiries to Operations Assistant Jessica Wolford at [email protected]




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 members, 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
– A willingness to maintain open communication
– Friendly demeanor
– A valid license and age over 21 helpful

For additional information, direct inquiries to Communications Assistant Marina Weber at [email protected]



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 and a friendly personality are required as well as food preparation experience and a love of hard work.



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 6  to August 16.


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