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VFC Employment: Director of Education

The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) seeks a full-time Director of Education responsible for overseeing the educational outreach programs of the VFC. This position works closely with, and reports to, the VFC Co-Directors.

Full details of the position are available: here



VFC Events: 16th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhbit

16th Annual Gingerbread house contenst and exhbit

The Vermont Folklife Center announces the 16th annual Gingerbread House competition and exhibit which will take place at our headquarters at 88 Main Street in Middlebury from December 5th through December 20th. The opening reception is Friday December 5th from 4 – 6 pm.

This year's theme is "Holiday Songs." This includes any holiday of your choice. Non-theme designs are always welcome but there is an additional prize awarded for "Best of Theme." The competition is open to all ages and abilities. All visitors are invited to vote for their favorite entry to receive the "people's Choice" award.

Registration forms are due back to our offices by November 22nd. Your creation must be delivered on December 1st or 2nd (from 10 am – 5 pm). Please note that there are specific rules for size and construction materials so be sure to read the forms carefully before you begin work.

Download your registration forms here


VFC Employment: Major Gifts Officer

The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) seeks a half-time Major Gifts Officer responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors who make gifts to further the mission and programs of the VFC. This position works closely with, and reports to, the Director of Development.

Full details of the position are available: here


VFC Exhibits: Greening Vermont: A Culture of Environmental Advocacy

Greening Vermont: A Culture of Environmental Advocacy exhibit October 10, 2014-January 10, 2015

We are pleased to present Greening Vermont: A Culture of Environmental Advocacy, an exhibit that takes the visitor for a review of trends in the Vermont environmental movement since 1965—and asks us to explore the future.

Inspired by Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey’s book Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State the exhibit features audio excerpts from interviews with environmental leaders and photographic portraits of prominent figures in the movement that are complemented by contributions from Middlebury College Environmental Studies Seniors working with local community partners from around the state on issues as varied as water quality, land use, energy, biodiversity, and climate change.

The exhibit will be on display from October 10, 2014 through January 10, 2015.

This diverse collection of exhibit content has been brought together by a host of collaborators including Jon Isham, Becky Gould, Cat Ashcraft and Molly Costanza-Robinson, Middlebury College Coordinator for Community-Based Environmental Studies, Diane Munroe as well as Mason Singer of Laughing Bear Associates, Vic Guadagno of Bright Blue EcoMedia and Greg Sharrow and Ned Castle of the Vermont Folklife Center.

In conjunction with the exhibit on November 13, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm we will host a panel discussion moderated by Courtney that explores how the trend of Vermont's move toward increased localized food production has spread to other fronts, such as the economy, energy production and direct grassroots political action.

The Vision and Voice Gallery and Workspace is supported through the generosity of our Exhibit Program Stewards: Northfield Savings Bank, Cabot of Vermont, the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Blittersdorf Foundation.


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