Welcome to it!

Welcome to the gateway to helping make Vermont an awesome place for music! Big Heavy World  makes a monster effort to include anyone with a passion for music to help give Vermont’s music community a crack at success. We don’t tell Vermonters what success is, we learn from them what they want it to be, then pull the resources and tools together to help give it a chance. The work we do ranges from research to concert production; from accounting to running a radio station and record label. We’re all over the map with the fun stuff that adds up to Vermont being a place that musicians can thrive. Joining the crew makes you a part of that effort – as a volunteer, an intern, as community service… however you glide into Big Heavy’s airspace, you’re welcome and needed. Below are a bunch of jobs we need help with, and there’s plenty more we haven’t written down yet. Contact us to get involved!

An Overview

Here’s a birds-eye view of how Big Heavy World is organized. The parts move around a bit and people do double-duty all the time, but you can see the kind of projects we manage and move along…

The Web Site Crew

Web Site Crew

The Radio Station Crew

Radio Station Crew

The Record Label Crew

Record Label Crew

The Vermont Music Library Crew
Vt Music Library Crew

Volunteering & Internships

Big Heavy World has been promoting and archiving the Burlington music scene since 1996. Our longevity and success is due to participation by volunteers and interns who share our extreme enthusiasm; we wouldn’t exist without their support.

High school juniors and seniors, students outside the normal school system, adults with an interest in music, and college students can connect any time to get involved – projects range from street teaming to record label distribution, shows, photography, the music library, pretty much anything relating to music in Vermont. And if you like it here, you can stay.

Our internship program allows a greater level of freedom and creativity than one might expect, but also demands a high level of responsibility and dedication to each mission. As a supervised work experience for academic credit, Big Heavy World internships guarantee personal and professional development.

Big Heavy World has worked with volunteer crew from most local high schools, colleges, and alternative schools, a bunch of out-of-state colleges, Linking Learning to Life, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, College Steps, The Community Justice Center, the Vermont Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Vermont Department of Labor, and other community groups that like to discover fun and productive places to point the people they work with.

Meet the Big Heavy World Crew

Vermont Music's Helper Elves