Full-time Positions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

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:  Director, Membership

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Director of Membership and Annual Giving is responsible for managing the membership and annual giving department; setting the strategy for department activity; overseeing the implementation of department initiatives; analyzing results of efforts, and meeting annual financial goals. He/she manages a staff of professionals who provide services to members including member-only events and exhibition openings. The Director will oversee the implementation of the use of electronic communication to members and will use Raisers Edge reports to determine membership strategy. He/she ensures the coordination of 50 membership volunteers. He/she personally cultivates relationships with upper-level members, represents Membership to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and presents a positive image of Winterthur to current and prospective members/donors.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum: Bachelorís Degree required Preferred: CFRE certification and advanced degree preferred Minimum: Ability to work fluidly with many constituents: members, donors, colleagues, trustees, volunteers, and visitors. Must be a self-starter, strategic planner, energetic. Must have the ability to think and act institutionally. Must demonstrate effective written and oral communications skills. Must be able to solicit monetary gifts, manage budgets and supervise staff. Must be able to handle a high volume of complex and detailed work. Must be strong in MS Word, Excel and membership software. Strong ability to create and analyze reports and make decisions and solve problems based on observed trends. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Valid driverís license and successfully pass defensive driving course. Must have knowledge of fundraising/membership techniques. Preferred: Working knowledge of Raiserís Edge database software Minimum: 10 yearsí experience in any combination of membership, annual giving, and fundraising with five of those years in electronic solicitation, budgeting and management of people and at least two years in a nonprofit environment. Preferred: Museum experience and decorative arts knowledge a plus
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JOB TITLE:  Assistant/Associate Conservator of Furniture

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, DE seeks candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Conservator of Furniture in a dynamic furniture conservation laboratory whose mission is the preservation and enhanced understanding of wooden objects through collection preservation (documentation, treatment, and implementing storage strategies), exhibition, education and outreach, and object-based research and analysis. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to engage the history, craft, conservation and material science of nearly 15,000 examples of early American furniture and architectural elements in a world-class museum and library comprising 89,000 objects made and used in America from 1630 -1860; 20th century Winterthur Estate materials; and 500,000 documents, books, manuscripts, and images. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues across the institution to exhibit furniture in both gallery settings and furnished rooms of the former du Pont home. In addition to the above, responsibilities will include teaching and advising in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) and engaging in public and professional outreach. In addition to furniture, the Conservation Department includes eight other laboratories staffed by leading professionals in: paper, textiles, objects, library and archival materials, preventive and collection care, and paintings conservation; conservation photography; and scientific research and analysis.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  A Masterís degree in conservation combined with a minimum of two/seven years conservation experience is required. Applicant must possess strong hand skills applicable to furniture making and wood manipulation. The successful candidate will undertake the care, treatment and study of furniture and wooden objects in the Winterthur collection. Familiarity and facility with allied materials as they relate to furniture is a preferred. Experience with power and hand tools required. The applicant must demonstrate treatment achievement, teaching and scholarly potential, and evidence of professional engagement. Support of the museumís overall conservation efforts are an integral component of the position and the candidate must be committed to extensive collaboration with museum conservators and scientists; curators; exhibition, registration, development and other related staff; and WUDPAC faculty and students. In addition to care of the Winterthur Collections, the Furniture Conservator may also supervise documentation and treatment of archaeological, ethnographic, modern and contemporary artwork/objects through WUDPAC student projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate (1) excellent interpersonal and communication skills with staff, students, museum and university colleagues, donors, and the general public (2) creative thinking and solutions-based problem-solving, and (3) superior organizational abilities with a high attention to detail. A proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently while managing multiple tasks simultaneously is required. This position reports to the Senior Conservator of Furniture. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references familiar with your furniture conservation experience to: jobs@winterthur.org. Please reference Job #1135 - Furniture Conservator in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as of September 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
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JOB TITLE:  Natural Resources Technician

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Natural Resources Technician is responsible for all environmental tasks on the one thousand acre Winterthur Estate including stream quality, garden irrigation, agriculture, composting, wildlife management, meadow/wetland management and invasive plant control. They are responsible for working with interns and volunteers. This position is considered an essential employee, to help with weather emergencies or situations that need immediate attention, such as snow removal/inclement weather and event setup as necessary. The Natural Resources Technician organizes work schedules, monitors environmental resources, provides environmental programming, and provides hands on environmental maintenance. Estate Maintenance Ė Defined maintenance activities within the rural landscape. Work required on, roads, fields, streams, and wetland areas. The use of large equipment such as tractors, large mowers and backhoe to perform such tasks as mowing, composting, spraying herbicide applications, maintaining and repairing buffers/stream banks, maintaining gates/fences, pruning, and removing snow are all examples of Estate Maintenance. Assist with Agricultural activities such as livestock/crop introductions and maintenance. Also to plant and care for new plantings in the rural landscape Works with contractors in the rural landscape. Aesthetic/Environmental Stewardship Ė Using Landscape Modification Forms to document planned and unplanned changes in the estate at large. Documenting estate history, estateís design intent and maintenance programs for outlying areas of the estate. Conducting all activities in an environmentally responsible manner. Fostering a greater appreciation of our environment by pursuing a policy of conservation, land stewardship, wildlife management and environmental education. Working with the Plant Recorder, maintain accurate records about the rural landscape management (invasive species, wildlife, biodiversity of conservation concern) and transfer this informati
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  : BS in Environmental Management or related field or HS diploma plus 4 years equivalent years of experience. Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing. Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Ability to take directions orally and in writing. Knowledge of and ability to work with hand and power tools related to Horticulture. Good knowledge of garden terminology and use of large garden equipment. Basic knowledge of estate environmental practices. Preferred: Good working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Working knowledge of GIS and GPS mapping. Good working knowledge of I.P.M. and plant identification Ability to develop and deliver presentations on his/her specified area of area of expertise.
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