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:  General Services Aide (2 positions)

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:  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 www.winterthur.org.
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 jobs@winterthur.org. Closing date for applications is April 10, 2016.
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JOB TITLE:  Director, Membership

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Director of Membership is responsible for managing the membership 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 personally cultivates relationships with upper-level members, presents a positive image of Winterthur to current and prospective members/donors.Develop Membership strategies and meet annual department revenue goals: Manage department expense budget by developing strategies to increase the number of members and improve on cost per dollar raised. Seek continuous improvement in cost per dollar raised by leading the development of member programming and researching new recruitment/retention marketing ideas. Set performance standards for departmental activity, including direct mail response rates, average gifts, and cost per dollar raised; and membership renewal rates. Supervise implementation of the components in each plan and tracking of results. Manage the prospecting and ultimate solicitation of new members and the renewal of existing members on a timely basis. Communicate progress of goal(s) with the Development Director regularly. Use of electronic communication and web usages in reaching out to potential members. Analyze results of previous efforts to build strategies: Review database reports, surveys and other quantitative measurements to evaluate the strategies for acquiring, recapturing, renewing and upgrading members and donors. Collaborate with staff to use Raisers Edge reports to analyze trends and recommend courses of action. Personally cultivate relationships with upper level members and identify prospects for l
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 work experience with five of those years in in any combination of membership, annual giving, fundraising, and electronic solicitation, and at least two of those five years in a nonprofit environment managing staff and budgets. Preferred: Museum experience and decorative arts knowledge a plus.
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JOB TITLE:  Communications Manager

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing Winterthur Museum, Garden & Libraryís media communications strategy. This position is responsible for cultivating working relationships with the media across multiple communications platforms, and for developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external constituents to effectively advance the institutionís mission, visibility, and reputation for excellence on a local, regional, and national level. The Communications Manager will identify, pitch, and place stories in the news media; supervise media relations efforts; serve as a spokesperson for the institution; generate materials to support communications and media relations; advise and deploy crisis communications strategies during emergencies and/or disseminate information critical to museum operations; and collaborate with various community and regional partners, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, State Tourism and other regional destinations, as well as other nonprofits, to further the mission and visibility of Winterthur. The Communications Manager will also collaborate with departments across the institution on initiatives, creatively engaging colleagues in achieving strategic communication goals. He/she will also work closely with the Marketing Communications Department toward achieving audience, revenue, attendance, and engagement goals as established by the Director of Marketing and Communications. Responsible for developing and implementing Winterthurís media communications plan, which includes public relations and crisis communications. Generates materials to support communications and media relations including press releases, leadership bios, briefing papers, media statements, talking points, announcements, related presentation materials, or other oral or written communications for institutional leadership. Cultivates and maintains effective work
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum Experience: 5 - 7 years professional experience in communications, public relations, or related field. Prior experience in museum or higher education setting preferred. Demonstrated experience in pitching and placing stories in the news media and in cultivating and maintain effective working relationships with the press. Understanding of the interconnectedness of an institutionís public relations efforts in relation to broader institutional cross-channel marketing initiatives. Working knowledge of protocols and etiquette related to media relations and public relations. Experience in writing in AP style. Preferred Experience: 7 years professional experience in communications, public relations, or related field. Prior experience in museum or higher education setting preferred. Demonstrated experience in pitching and placing stories in the news media and in cultivating and maintain effective working relationships with the press. Working knowledge of protocols and etiquette related to media relations and public relations. Experience in writing in AP style. Understanding of the interconnectedness of the museumís public relations efforts in relation to broader institutional cross-channel marketing initiatives. Experience as a spokesperson for a large institution or corporation, with the ability to provide public relations counseling to senior-level executives, the Director, and the Board. Adept at crisis communications management (if needed). Minimum Education: B.A. in public relations, communications, marketing, business, journalism, or related field. Must possess strong project management organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, ability to juggle multiple projects at once, and to meet deadlines. Must possess exemplary verbal, written, and listening communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally. Must be a positive Ďpeople personí with the ability to manage high-stress situations, and use conflict-resolution tactics to diffuse differences of perspective or opinion. Must possess technology competence, proficiency in database management systems, related communications support software, Google Analytics, major social media platforms, WORD, EXCEL, Powerpoint, and Outlook/Entourage. Must be comfortable with public speaking. Must be team-oriented and enjoy working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment and with internal and external stakeholders on initiatives and goals. Should possess the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with local, state, and national media partners. Experience in writing in AP style.
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JOB TITLE:  Garden Horticulturist

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  JOB DESCRIPTION: 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 including, 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. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Foster a greater appreciation of our environment by pursuing a policy of conservation and land stewardship. The use of large equipment such as the Bobcat, large mowers and backhoe to perform such tasks as mulching, mowing, pruning, planting and weeding which are all examples of Horticulture Maintenance. Site Maintenance/Hardscape Ė Perform work required on paths, roads, structure, signs, walls, benches, irrigation lines and vehicles. Safely using Winterthurís Horticulture dept. established procedures , participate in snow removal duties throughout the estate and will be required to push snow blowers and hand shovel as well as plow and apply chemical melting agents and sand to roads and paths. Training - Participate in or provide (to Horticultural Interns and volunteers) Horticultural, Safety, Equipment and Maintenance training which may include videos, classes and demonstrations. Facilitating softwar
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum: Bachelor degree in Horticulture or related field or equivalent yearsí experience Minimum: Knowledge of and ability to work with hand and power tools related to Horticulture. Good working knowledge of horticulture techniques and terminology, including IPM. Basic knowledge of plant identification and culture, Strong ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing and to take directions. Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Preferred: Good working knowledge of MS Word and Outlook, Knowledge of landscape design and garden history.
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