Full-time Positions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Winterthur is closed to the public January 8 - February 28, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs. Details here.

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:  Garden Horticulturist

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Garden Horticulturist is responsible for utilizing his/her experience and knowing effective horticultural techniques, e.g., fertilization, planting, pruning, and performing these techniques in all assigned area plants, their cultural requirements and their botanical nomenclature as well as the design principle used in the Winterthur Garden and Estate. He/she is responsible for a specific garden area and will assist in the curatorial duties of plant records, labeling, plant identification, plant selection, and documentation of design intent. They will work with Horticulture Interns/Volunteers in his/her area and work with teams as needed in the Winterthur Garden and Estate. This position is responsible for ensuring all work is conducted in a manner fostering Winterthur aesthetic/environmental stewardship initiatives. The Horticulturist is considered essential personnel and will help with weather emergencies i.e. snow removal, hurricane cleanup at any time that is needed and requested by the Supervisor. Aesthetic/Environmental Stewardship Work with the restoration teams to discern and document the design intent of the area they are responsible for and to prepare maintenance plans to preserve that design intent. Work to enhance the plant collection and seasons of interest within the concepts of the design intent of the area. Document all garden changes using Landscape Modification Forms. Conduct all horticulture activities in an environmentally responsible manner. Foster a greater appreciation of our environment by pursuing a policy of conservation and land stewardship. Horticulture Maintenance Perform all garden activities working with plant material which includes but is not limited to the performance of all tasks necessary for the good health and overall good appearance of the area; management of turf areas, woody ornamentals, herbaceous perennials and small trees; and caring for individual plantings. The use of large equipment such as the Bobcat, large
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum: BA/ BS in Horticulture or related field or equivalent years experience Minimum: Strong ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing. Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Strong ability to take directions orally and in writing. Basic knowledge of plant identification, taxonomy and anatomy. Well developed interpersonal skills. Knowledge of and ability to work with hand and power tools related to Horticulture. Good working knowledge of horticulture techniques and terminology, including IPM. Preferred: Good working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook. Knowledge of MS Project. Working knowledge of GIS and GPS Mapping. Knowledge of landscape design and garden history.
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