Curatorial Manager

Website Billings Farm & Museum

Now in its 40th year, Billings Farm & Museum is at an exciting turning point. The past few years have seen the largest visitation and membership numbers in the site’s history, and this growth is only expected to continue. This year, the creation of a new interpretive plan will inform the direction of the site moving forward and tie together a modern working dairy farm, an historic 1890 home, over 10,000 square feet of exhibition space, and 200+ acres of agricultural landscape. With unique opportunities for change, transformation, and growth, the Curatorial Manager will play a vital role in defining the future of Billings Farm & Museum.

The successful candidate will achieve the following in their first year:

  • Build strong working relationships across museum departments, including Education & Interpretation, Facilities, Farm, and PR.
  • Participate in the interpretive planning process with an outside consultant and members of the Billings Farm & Museum team.
  • Evaluate existing exhibitions and interpretive programming using visitor surveys and observation.
  • Oversee and help install two temporary exhibits: the annual Billings Farm Quilt Exhibition and a photography exhibit featuring Vermont Female Farmers.
  • Using documents and objects, research new and diverse stories of the people who worked and cared for this landscape to enrich site-wide interpretation.
  • Work with the Education & Interpretation team to plan new tours, programs, and exhibits.
  • Work with the Collections Specialist to create and implement processes for the care of exhibits and collections.
  • Edit and evaluate the Collections Management Policy, with an eye towards the needs of the collection moving forward.

Skills Required:

  • Enthusiasm for our mission and vision, and for the role of museums in their communities.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in History, Museum Studies or a related field.
  • Flexibility and an interest in making and managing positive changes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively across departments
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Research skills, especially in researching the stories of people and subjects that have not been well-documented.
  • Exhibit design, development, and installation.
  • Knowledge of museum curatorial and conservation methods.
  • Ability to translate for a public audience and share content in an accessible manner.
  • Commitment to researching and telling stories with diverse perspectives.

To apply: submit cover letter addressed to Christine Scales, Director of Education & Interpretation, resume, and three references through Indeed. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, February 26, and evaluation of applicants will begin the week of February 27th.

Billings Farm & Museum is singular among America’s historic sites and outdoor museums in offering to its guests the experience of a fully operational dairy farm, engaging programs across the seasons, galleried exhibits, and an award-winning film. Billings Farm was established in 1983 and is a primary ongoing project of the Woodstock Foundation. The Woodstock Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year


401(k) matching
Employee discount
Health insurance
Health savings account
Paid time off

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:

Woodstock, VT 05091: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Bachelor’s (Required)

Curatorial: 3 years (Preferred)
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