Paid Internship Positions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Paid Internship Positions

Winterthur offers a limited number of paid internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students in art history/American decorative arts and horticulture.

The objective of the internship program is to offer practical training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts, horticulture, or museum fields.  Interns work as part of a team and gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, library, and garden as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities.
Internships may be paid or unpaid, but all internships provide students with a unique opportunity to participate in the ongoing work of the department, complete specific projects or portions of larger initiatives, and contribute to our mission.
The duration of an internship may be flexible and varies based on the position and/or need.

Unpaid internships may be available in the following departments: Curatorial, Education, Registration, Garden, Library/Archives, Conservation, Development, Special Events, Visitor Services, Finance, Facilities, and Information Technology.   Please visit our volunteer pages for more details.

Current Open Internship Positions

JOB TITLE:  Grounds Management Intern

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Grounds Management Intern will learn proper grounds management techniques and gain hands-on experience with a variety of equipment and turf situations by working closely with Winterthur’s estate horticulturists. Responsibilities: 1. Turf Maintenance: Work with turf throughout the estate, including performing all tasks necessary for good health and overall good appearance of the area (e.g., mowing, weedeating, and fertilizing). 2. Site Maintenance: Perform tasks required on paths, roads, structures, signs, walls, benches, irrigation lines, and vehicles. 3. Garden Maintenance: Assist as needed with the care of herbaceous and woody plants (e.g., planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, and fertilizing). 4. Continuing Education: Participate in a variety of trainings, plant identification classes, and field trips in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the wider field of public horticulture.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Experience: Minimum of three months of practical, hands-on experience in horticulture or a related field. One year of practical, hands-on experience in horticulture, with some time devoted to the maintenance of turf and grounds, preferred. Education: At minimum, an enrolled student or recent graduate of an accredited college or university with one semester of completed coursework in horticulture or a related field. Two years of completed coursework in horticulture or a related field, with at least one semester of study in turf management, preferred. JOB DETAILS: Dates of Employment: March 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018. Type of Position: Temporary, full-time, non-exempt, non-benefits eligible. Working Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm (35 hours/week plus optional 5 extra hours). Pay: $10.00/hour. Accommodation: Free housing available on site. TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, resume, most recent transcript, and two letters of recommendation to: Please reference Job #1140. Deadline for applications: February 1, 2018. Search will continue beyond deadline if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Please note: Winterthur is currently unable to consider applicants from countries outside the United States.
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