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The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium welcomes volunteers and interns throughout the year. Please contact us if you are interested in an internship or volunteering.

New position posted 5/16/19

Business Manager

The Business Manager is a half-time position responsible for oversight and management of the financial and accounting systems and functions for the Fairbanks Museum. To that end, the Business Manager oversees the part-time bookkeeper and the accounting system (Quickbooks), and performs payroll and HR functions.  The Business Manager also forecasts, budgets, and reports for the organization, including for specific projects, grants, and departments, to external stakeholders and to colleagues on staff and the Board of Trustees. The Business Manager manages business and financial risk, and serves as a liaison with the Museum’s investment management team.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business; MS or CPA a plus. Fluency with Quickbooks and ability to understand integrations with Kindful, Square, and other data base systems.

Management experience

Experience with non-profit accounting a plus, including budgeting and accounting for grants.

Experience with human resources management and decisions very helpful.

Agility, enthusiasm, flexibility, and a willingness to pitch in are critical in our small but mighty organization.

Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Adam Kane, Executive Director at EOE.  Applications due by May 31.


New position posted 4/19/19

Director of Programs

Reporting to the Executive Director, the full-time Director of Programs supervises and broadens the institution’s core public and school programs.  Outstanding interpersonal skills, innate entrepreneurial drive and creative problem solving skills are essential. The Director of Programs integrates program management with the Museum’s outreach and development operations.  

Job Duties:

  • Direct, schedule, adapt and broaden participation in school programs (11,000 students/year)
  • Oversee the management of the Balch Nature School (accredited preschool program)
  • Direct service learning programs (Franklin’s Guides)
  • Create and implement public programs and events
  • Recruit and schedule group and bus tours
  • Coordinate museum rentals (birthday parties, sleepovers and space rentals)
  • Work in partnership with the exhibits, collections and development departments on programs and projects that relate to school and public programming
  • Manage and evaluate a team of educators and Americorps members
  • Serve as back-up for teaching staff, as needed
  • In partnership with the Planetarium Director, manage staffing and planetarium program development
  • Serve on the Museum’s management team


Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, natural history discipline or related field with two years of related experience.  Willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed, and eagerness to live in Vermont’s beautiful and rural Northeast Kingdom.

Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Adam Kane, Executive Director at EOE.  Applications due by May 6.

Internship Opportunities

Internships offer a way for self-motivated individuals to be involved with the work of the Museum. Interns work with Museum staff on specific projects or over time to support Museum functions. The Museum cannot pay interns.

Fairbanks Museum interns can work with collections, exhibits, facilities, visitor services, marketing and communications.

For those interested in a more formal internship to fulfill an educational requirement, museum staff can work with you and your instructors to meet your needs.  

Would an itnernship be a good step for your career? You can start the conversation by letting us know your interests and experiences in a cover letter. Please include any relevant work history or academic focus.