Open Regular Full-Time Positions
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Current Open Regular Full-time Positions
JOB TITLE: Scientist/Senior Scientist
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Winterthur Museum is seeking candidates to fill the position of Scientist/Senior Scientist to lead their Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory (SRAL) in a dynamic conservation science and research program whose mission is the interpretation and preservation of cultural heritage through object-based research and analysis, collection preservation, and education. The Scientist/Senior Scientist will enhance the visibility of the Conservation Department and its associated professional partnerships through advocacy and development. S/he will provide support and teaching to the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), a Masterís-level graduate program with a three-year curriculum designed to educate and prepare students to be conservators of cultural heritage. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity in conservation science leadership and education in the midst of a pre-eminent collection of 89,000 objects made and used in America from 1630 -1860, 20th century Winterthur Estate materials and over 500,000 documents, books, manuscripts, and images in Winterthurís research library
In addition to SRAL, the Conservation Department includes eight other laboratories staffed by leading professionals in paper, furniture, objects, textiles, library and archival materials, preventive, and paintings conservation, photography, and collection care. The personnel of the SRAL includes another full-time scientist and retired scientist volunteers. A University of Delaware Professor of Conservation Science is closely affiliated with the SRAL.
Winterthurís SRAL instrumentation includes XRF (handheld and laboratory-based), reflective and transmitted ultraviolet and visible light spectrometers, a near infrared reflectance spectrometer, FTIR, SEM-EDS, GC-MS, pyGC-MS, Raman, XRD, and LC-MS.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, archaeometry, forensic science or related fields combined with a minimum of five/eight years postgraduate/postdoctoral experience in cultural heritage scientific research is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate both teaching and scholarly achievement, including evidence of postgraduate original research, publications, or other projects that show intellectual ability, innovation, and accomplishment in a relevant field. Support of the museumís conservation efforts are an integral component of the position and the candidate must be committed to extensive collaboration with museum conservators, curators, related staff, and WUDPAC faculty and students. Administrative responsibilities of the Scientist/Senior Scientist include the development and oversight of the laboratory budget, instrument maintenance and service contracts, and analytical documentation. The Scientist/Senior Scientist should have a demonstrated track record of proposal preparation and the administration of grant-funded projects. Experience with instrument operation and interpretation of data from a wide range of analytical techniques is expected. Knowledge of a broad range array of organic and inorganic materials, their degradation mechanisms and treatment assessments is desirable. In addition to analysis of the Winterthur Collections, the Scientist/Senior Scientist will conduct analysis 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 Director of Conservation. 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 conservation science experience to: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin as of August 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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JOB TITLE: Computer Programmer & Support Specialist
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: This employee will be responsible for the design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user or system design specifications. This employee will work directly with our Network Engineer to help design, purchase, install, configure and maintain all network devices, including all switches, routers, firewalls, hubs and wireless devices. He/she will assist the Network Engineer in maintaining Citrix, Exchange, SQL databases, Windows, HyperV and Linux servers. He/she will work with Lan Administrator to help administer active directory, group policy, software update services, DNS, WINS, DHCP and domain infrastructure. He/She will also work directly with Webmaster to make information available on internal and external web sites. Principle responsibilities include the following:
1. Design, develop, document, or modify computer programs based on and related to user or system design specifications.
2. Help vendors to work on and maintain Winterthurís many Databases, including SQL
3. Work directly with Network Engineer to help maintain infrastructure.
4. Work directly with WEB master to pull information from internal systems and present the information to the internal web
5. Work with all of Winterthurís programs, including Siriusware, Great Plains, Raisers Edge, KE Emu and Vertua.
6. Work with LAN Administrator in maintaining user access to all needed systems
7. All other tasks as assigned by Director
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Preferred Education: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, IT or related field Minimum Education: High School Diploma plus 5 years programming experience Minimum Experience: 3-5 yearsí programming with .Net, ASP.net, and C . Some hands on experience on the hardware side. Preferred Experience: Demonstrated experience with 2008 administration, T-sql programming, reporting services, Crystal Reports, 2008 Reports, ms-dos and basic windows administration. Helpful if also has knowledge in Cisco switches, Linux, Hyper V, MAC and windows operating systems. Knowledge and Skills- 1. Must have experience in .Net, ASP.Net and C , 2. Prefer some experience in any of the following: SQL Server, 2008 administration, T-sql programming, Microsoft reporting services, Crystal Reports, 2008 Reports and basic windows administration. 3. Other programming languages 4. Helpful to have technical knowledge of LAN and computer hardware and software Ė specifically, knowledge of Cisco switches, Linux, Hyper V, MAC and windows operating systems Work Environment and Essential Functions- 1. Valid driverís license and successful completion of Defensive Driving course. 2. Should be able to lift up to 50 pounds. 3. Must be available to work some weekends and evenings as needed
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