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:  Public Safety Officer 1 (11:00 PM - 7:00 AM)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position provides for the safety and security of Winterthur staff, visitors, guests, collections and assets. By design, the Public Safety Officer I is easily recognizable and approachable, therefore, he/she must approach every person and situation with a calm and professional demeanor. He/she is often the first contact visitors have with Winterthur and the one first approached in an emergency or other assistance seeking situation. This is an entry level position into public safety occupied by full time and part time personnel.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  A valid driver’s license is required with no convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs within three years of application. A certified copy of the applicant’s driving record will be provided by the applicant upon request. The applicant cannot have a criminal conviction record for theft or sex related offenses. The applicant must be in adequate physical condition to climb stairs (nine stories), walk/stand for extended periods of time (eight hours) and work outdoors during all types of weather and physically move persons in need of assistance. The ability to perform these tasks will be determined by a physical fitness evaluation administered after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants need to be able to operate a full size pick-up truck during all day and night time hours and weather and road conditions. Proficient oral communication and strong written communication skills Preferred: C.P.R./First Aid certification. Minimum – 1 years in customer service, law enforcement, fire protection, security, military service experience with proven work history and supporting references with a HS Diploma/equivalent degree. Preferred –one to three years previous law enforcement, fire protection, security, military service or general management experience
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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:  Associate Curator of Education- Garden Programs

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Associate Curator of Education, Garden Programs is responsible for garden programs and administrative functions within the Horticulture Department. The position will be responsible for planning, marketing, maintaining, evaluating and implementing garden educational programs and events; coordinating the departmental intern program (including recruitment, paperwork, on-boarding, training, etc.); working with garden and event volunteers; and managing the departmental calendar for public programs and events as well as internal meetings and activities. This hands-on position will actively manage the logistics, budgeting, detailed planning and implementation of garden programs, events, and the intern program and will create new programs periodically in order to continue to attract a growing multi-generational audience. The position will also be involved in volunteer recruitment, training, and retention and will lead volunteer efforts in collaboration with other garden/Winterthur staff. Administrative duties for the department will include such functions as ordering supplies and completing paperwork; coordinating departmental functions such as meetings, training, and responding to requests for tours; and working with other departments and individuals such as Finance, Facilities, HR, and the Volunteer Coordinator. Plan and Implement Garden Programs & Events This includes all logistics, but is not limited to, budgeting, scheduling, supervising on-site staff, set up of program spaces, and working with staff and volunteers to present programs to visitors in a clear, concise and engaging manner. Develop plans to publicize and market garden programs, including updating web page and blog, advertising, and providing content to Winterthur publications. Provide guidance/training to on-site staff. Collaborate with colleagues within the department, in other departments, and outside Winterthur
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum: BS in Horticulture or related field and 5 years of related garden experience (work, internship, volunteer) Preferred: Two years professional full-time experience in the public garden field, including administration, program planning, coordination and implementation, and teaching or experience planning and implementing educational programs. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal • Excellent presentation, organizational, and project management skills • Strong knowledge of personal computers and related software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Good understanding of educational programming, program development and budgeting • Must be able to research, create, and lead educational programs • Knowledge of a wide range of horticultural techniques and information including strong understanding of horticulture terminology and proper gardening practices • Strong supervisory skills • Ability to work on individual and team projects • Able to multitask and prioritize projects • Must be willing and able to work long days (up to 12 hours) and have a flexible schedule (working weekends and holidays) as programs require • Must be able to see, speak and hear questions posed at a normal tone • Able to work with a variety of constituents, including donors, other garden professionals and the general public. • Familiarity with a public garden environment. o Preferred: Good working knowledge of public gardens, horticulture trade groups and organizations. o Preferred: Good working knowledge of the Winterthur garden plants and design. Some knowledge and experience with event planning.
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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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