Open Regular Full-Time Positions


Not only does Winterthur offer a unique working environment, we also provide a wide array of employee benefits. From a competitive retirement program to comprehensive health care options, there's a range of benefits available to you.


Competitive Pay
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Health Care & Dental Plans
Short-term Disability Coverage
Long-term Disability Coverage
Life Insurance
Quality of Work Life
Business Travel Accident Insurance
Free Parking
Retirement Plan
Service Recognition Programs
Free Guest Passes
Discounts in the Shops & Restaurant
Learning Opportunities
Extended Hours to Access Gardens & Grounds


Current Open Regular Full-time Positions

JOB TITLE:  Associate Conservator

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Job Description: The Associate Conservator is responsible for a wide range of activity within the employee’s conservation discipline. The Associate Conservator demonstrates competency in conservation technology, hand skills, preventive conservation and collection work. The individual will serve as an adjunct professor for the Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) by being capable of researching, mentoring and teaching graduate students at a high professional level. He/she will collaborate with other collections staff and faculty including conservators, curators, educators and scientists and may direct the work of other staff. The Associate Conservator is professionally aware of changes and trends by staying current with conservation literature and standards. He/she demonstrates professional involvement by engaging with established conservation publications and organizations and is an ambassador for the museum and profession. He/she will engage in patron development under the guidance of senior staff.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Job Requirements: A well-developed understanding of the individual’s conservation discipline and its application to the care, treatment and assessment of collection objects. Strong conservation technology and hand skills. Good knowledge of museum practices and procedures. Strong knowledge of preservation housing of decorative and fine art, library and archival material. Good knowledge of treatment techniques such as stabilization, surface cleaning and loss compensation. Good knowledge of the fundamental principles and practices of conservation. Able to complete research, writing, publication and teaching within the discipline. Detail oriented, organized. Minimum MA/MS - 7 years in conservation discipline with 5 of the 7 years in a conservation dept., with PhD, 4 years in conservation discipline with 3 of the 4 years in a conservation dept. Preferred: In addition, supervisory experience.
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JOB TITLE:  Manager and Instructor Academic Programs

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Manager and Instructor will support academic programs staff in establishing regional and national prominence in decorative arts and material culture studies, thus enhancing the scholarly reputations of the graduate, research and publication programs. The manager and instructor will give support to the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (WPAMC - a collaborative program of Winterthur and the University of Delaware), the Research Fellowship Program and to Winterthur Portfolio, A Journal of American Material Culture, published for the Winterthur Museum by the University of Chicago Press. S/he will provide leadership for integrating new media in the Academic Programs Department. S/he will teach and mentor graduate students and research fellows. This is a unique opportunity at the intersection of management and education of a pre-eminent collection of objects, documents, and images made or used in the North American colonies and United States.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Masters Degree in material culture, museum studies, art history, preservation studies or a related field is required. Ph. D. in material culture, history, art history, design history, preservation studies, or a related field is preferred. Documented record of effectiveness as a manager and teacher. Assignment as instructor of record for a course in an academic field related to the American decorative arts and/or material culture preferred. Demonstrated scholarly achievement including evidence of original research, publication or another project that shows intellectual ability and promise in a relevant field is preferred. Proficiency in new media and digital humanities project development and management in cultural institutions strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with students, museum and university colleagues, donors, and the general public. Creative thinker and solutions-based problem-solver. Superior organizational skills with a high attention to detail, proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently while managing multiple tasks simultaneously. This is a Full Time Exempt position at Winterthur.
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