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:  General Services Aide

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The basic function of this position is janitorial services and miscellaneous jobs (perform general services work orders, move and deliver supplies (such as toilet paper, cups, plates, etc.) and assist with event set up and take down). The General Services Aide will maintain the overall cleanliness of all facilities at Winterthur. This position assists in ensuring guest and staff satisfaction is achieved by maintaining the cleanliness of the facilities.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  High School Diploma, GED or equivalent years of experience in the janitorial field. Prefer 2 years janitorial experience. Preferred: Experience in the Hospitality or Cultural Institution industries. Work Schedule- M-F 7-3:00 PM & weekends/holidays as assigned, Rotating late shifts 9-5:00 PM Knowledge of housekeeping operational procedures. Knowledge of basic sanitation requirements/controls and applications of relevant cleaning chemicals. Basic knowledge of hand tools. Basic knowledge of carpet cleaning procedures. Ability to walk into a room, analyze what needs to be done and get the job done. Duties will involve lifting, bending, stretching, reaching and moving at a fast pace. Able to walk and stand for extended period of time Position requires indoor and outdoor work, weather permitting.
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JOB TITLE:  Post Graduate Fellow in Objects Conservation

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is pleased to announce the creation of a new annual post-graduate fellowship in conservation. To ultimately be offered in a rotation through a variety of disciplines, the inaugural fellowship will be in objects conservation, to begin in the fall of 2016. The fellowship will be for the term of one year, with the potential of a one-year extension. Primarily supervised by Winterthur Objects Conservators, the fellow will also work with museum curators, registrars, the preventive team, and scientists to complete a project focused on the study, conservation, and preventive care of an important group of English and Dutch tin-glazed earthenware, or delftware, tiles dating primarily from the 17th and 18th centuries. Based on archaeological evidence, many of these tiles parallel examples popular in colonial America. Although tin-glazed floor tiles were also used during the earliest period, the collection at Winterthur is restricted to fireplace tiles. The tiles are installed in the House Rooms or are unmounted. The chosen fellow will consult museum records to build upon known information about H.F. du Pontís collecting of these items and his intended use for them in Winterthurís House Rooms. Both mounted and unmounted tiles exhibit condition issues that will be assessed during the fellowship, and appropriate avenues of treatment, including installation methods, will be explored. The fellowship is structured to provide an emerging conservator with the broad skills and hands-on experience needed for a successful career in conservation. In addition to the fellowís collaborative work within the museum on the tile collection, the fellow is strongly encouraged to interact with Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) students, faculty, and guest speakers by attending lectures and selected classes that support their professional growth. The chosen fellow will have access to Winterthurís Scientific Research and
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include completion of a masters-level degree in conservation from a recognized university program within the last three years. The successful candidate will exhibit a thorough understanding of objects conservation concepts and a strong interest in applying them in a complex institutional setting. The candidate should also exhibit foundation knowledge of conservation techniques and object fabrication technology and be able to apply this knowledge to the care, treatment and assessment of collection objects in their specialty. Application Candidate applications should be emailed to and include a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing the applicantís interests and intent in this fellowship, a transcript of graduate studies and a list of any other relevant course work, and contact information for three references. Application deadline: May 27, 2016. Please submit all materials in English. Please note: Finalists for the position will be asked at a later date to submit three sample reports (condition and treatment documentation, preventive conservation assessments, or research projects).
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JOB TITLE:  Sewell C. Biggs Curatorial Fellow 7/1/16 - 6/30/17

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Sewell C. Biggs Curatorial Fellowship Winterthur seeks a curatorial fellow to work with collections staff on a variety of projects. The duties may include work in any or all of the collection media. Specific duties will be assigned on a project basis and may include, but are not limited to, collections management, exhibitions, research, publication, teaching, visitor services and development. A proportion of the work will include routine duties that contribute to the effectiveness of the department as a whole including: answering enquiries; escorting visitors and researchers into the collections; assisting with accessions; developing programs for public and membership groups; and offering clerical support when needed. For more information about the museum and collections, please visit
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  The successful candidate will have an M.A. in a subject related to American decorative and fine arts between 1640-1860 and at least one month of experience working in a museum decorative arts or related department. S/he will have a knowledge of, and familiarity with, the Winterthur collection or a similar collection in another museum. The successful candidate should have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking; ability to life and carry heavy objects and to maneuver in small and tight spaces; must have valid driverís license; and after training, must be able to pass care and handling of objects test. This is a full-time, twelve-month position, starting about July 1. Full benefits. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Closing date for applications is April 10, 2016.
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