Open Regular Part-Time and Temporary Positions

 

Winterthur offers privileges to our part-time and temporary staff. Many enjoy participating in our ongoing continuing education and family programs while others take delight in the discounts available at the shops and restaurant.

Privileges
Competitive Pay
Learning Opportunities
Extended Hours to Access Gardens & Grounds
Flexible Schedule
Free Parking
Retirement Plan*
Service Recognition Programs
Free Guest Passes
Discounts in the Shops & Restaurant
*certain positions

 


Current Open Regular Part-time and Temporary Positions


JOB TITLE:  Assistant Curator, Garden Education PT w/ benefits

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, and updating dynamic, attractive, regular garden/estate tour/program offerings to Winterthurís visitors. The tours/programs will support Winterthurís mission and vision by enabling visitors to experience this country place, while they learn about the garden and estateís history, design and its stewardship. The Assistant Curator will provide training for paid staff, to deliver these programs in a way that consistently meets, and attempts to exceed visitor expectations. The Assistant Curator will act as a liaison with the Garden Department. Under the direction of the supervisor, he/she will serve as the day-to-day coordinator of the garden guides
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: Bachelorís degree in horticulture, education/teaching or program development, history, museum studies, management of cultural properties, management, or related field. Minimum knowledge/skills: Basic plant, garden and/or landscape knowledge; proven skill in supervising and working effectively with a large team that deals with the general public; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required; strong customer service skills; ability to develop training programs and train adults, strong coordination skills; ability to multitask; strong computer skills; valid driverís license with Defensive Driving certification. Minimum experience: 2 years of museum/garden experience.
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JOB TITLE:  Floral Designer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  is an integral part of the Winterthur floral team. The designer creates floral arrangements for the museum displays and public reception areas year round, according to parameters set by the Flower Program Coordinator and the Curator for Interpretation. As requested, the designer will create floral displays for museum events and provide wedding work and installation. The designer must demonstrate skill in seasonal work, especially for the Yuletide season, when trees, wreaths, garlands, and larger floral work will be created and installed both indoors and around the property. On scheduled days, the designer will care for, maintain, and groom all floral arrangements in the museum and public areas, plants in the Conservatory, and seasonal displays. The designer will be trained in the care and handling of flowers in a museum and will demonstrate understanding and proficiency at this work, with utmost consideration given at all times to the safety of the museum collections. At times, the floral designer will lead or participate in floral demonstrations or lectures
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: High School diploma. Minimum knowledge/skills: Detail oriented and organized. Must be able to differentiate the various types and colors of plant materials. Able to process information received verbally or in written form and reconstruct this information in creating and maintaining floral dťcor. Proven skills in creating floral designs in a variety of styles using both fresh and artificial material. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and some holidays as needed, including in the Spring and Yuletide seasons, and days around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; have flexible schedule. Professional demeanor at all times, especially when working in the public eye. Must be able to lift arrangements that are up to 40 lbs. from a cart to a counter-top and have ability to walk up and down 2 flights of stairs. Minimum experience: 1 plus yearsí experience in floral design applying a range of skills compatible with Winterthurís aesthetic and needs.
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