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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:  Assistant Director, Membership

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  is responsible for working with the Membership staff on strategic membership and annual giving aspects of the total membership program. This position is also responsible for working proactively with the Membership Director on initiatives that support membership retention, and strategies to upgrade members to upper-level membership categories. In addition, S/he will work as part of a team to develop annual membership plans while analyzing results of current and past acquisition, retention and upgrade efforts. The Assistant Director is also responsible for the majority of Member communications including weekly emails, Member surveys and printed collateral for the department. The Assistant Director is expected to assist other team members when deemed necessary by the Director (i.e. basic office duties including answering phone calls and emails from Members, stuffing envelopes/invitations, etc.) At all times the Assistant Director is expected to represent Winterthur in a professional manner both internally and externally.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: B.A./ B.S. in marketing/communications, art history, English or related degree. Minimum knowledge/skills: Ability to work fluidly with many constituents: members, donors, colleagues, trustees, volunteers, and visitors. Energetic and professional demeanor, with the ability to coordinate multiple projects in fast-paced environment. Must demonstrate effective oral/written communications skills. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must be able to handle a high volume of complex and detailed work. Strong in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Strong web knowledge required, including experience developing e-commerce sites. Working knowledge of membership/marketing reports; including experience analyzing marketing data, making recommendations and solving problems based on observed trends. Working knowledge of fundraising principles. Minimum experience: 3 years’ experience in membership/communications/marketing/development with at least one year of non-profit, as well as some fundraising experience.
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JOB TITLE:  Curator/Associate Curator of Fine Art

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Primary responsibilities include: • Curating Winterthur’s outstanding collection of paintings, prints, maps, photographic images, and sculpture, including acquisition, cataloging, research, exhibition, and publication. • Teaching at graduate level for the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, including coursework and the supervision of theses, internships and independent studies. • Participation in public programs for both specialist and general audiences. • Development of relationships with museum donors, collectors, and members. • Collaborating with conservation colleagues on both preventive care and conservation treatment of the collection.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements and Qualifications • PhD or MA (or equivalent) in history, art history, material culture, museum studies or a related field. • Minimum of four years’ relevant curatorial experience. • Demonstrated scholarly achievement including evidence of original research, exhibition and publication. • Experience in teaching and lecturing for both specialist and general audiences. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with museum colleagues, donors, and the general public
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JOB TITLE:  Open Rank Faculty Position

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, near Wilmington, DE, seeks an experienced museum and academic professional to serve as a faculty member (rank determined by qualifications) of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (WPAMC), a collaborative program of Winterthur and the University of Delaware. The faculty member will engage in research that develops new knowledge from the close study of objects. S/he will teach and inspire graduate students and research fellows toward similar accomplishments, especially related to diverse interpretations of Winterthur's museum and library collections. Through lectures, workshops, and digital means of scholarly and public engagement, s/he will seek regional and national prominence in decorative arts and material culture studies, thus enhancing the scholarly reputations of the graduate and research programs. The faculty member will give intellectual direction to the Research Fellowship Program and to Winterthur Portfolio, A Journal of American Material Culture, published for the Winterthur Museum by the University of Chicago Press. This is a unique opportunity at the intersection of research, education, and interpretation of a pre-eminent collection of objects, documents, and images made or used in the North American colonies and United States. Primary responsibilities include: • Teaching in the WPAMC program, including collaborating with WPAMC and Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) faculty among the staffs of Winterthur Museum and Library, and faculty at the University of Delaware who are committed to object analysis as a research methodology, toward preparing graduate students for stimulating, synthetic, and relevant research; • Developing and maintaining a regional and national presence by research and presentation in published, exhibition, or digital formats, as well as professional service, in the fields of decorative arts, especially the arts of the Americas, and materi
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  • Ph. D. in material culture, history, art history, design history, preservation studies, or a related field is required. • Documented record of effectiveness as a teacher and scholar. Assignment as instructor of record for a course in an academic field related to the American decorative arts and/or material culture preferred. • Demonstrated scholarly achievement. Evidence of original research, exhibition curatorship, publication or other project that shows intellectual leadership and promise for continued impact in a relevant field, especially projects that reveal diverse perspectives and experiences and that serve as teaching resources, is preferred. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with students, museum and university colleagues, donors, and the general public. This position is regular, full-time at Winterthur with full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample and three references to: Deadline for applications: December 31, 2014.
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JOB TITLE:  Assoc/Full Conservator, Library

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  is responsible for a wide range of activity within the employee’s conservation discipline. The Associate Conservator demonstrates competency in conservation technology, hand skills, preventive conservation and collection work. The individual will serve as an adjunct professor for the Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) by being capable of researching, mentoring and teaching graduate students at a high professional level. He/she will collaborate with other collections staff and faculty including conservators, curators, librarians, educators and scientists and may direct the work of other staff. The Associate Conservator is professionally aware of changes and trends and stays current with conservation literature and standards. He/she demonstrates professional involvement by engaging with established conservation publications and organizations and is an ambassador for the profession. He/she will engage in patron development under the guidance of senior staff.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: A master’s degree in conservation. Minimum knowledge/skills: A well developed understanding of the individual’s conservation discipline and its application to the care, treatment and assessment of collection objects. Strong conservation technology and hand skills. Good knowledge of museum practices and procedures. Strong knowledge of preservation housing of decorative and fine art, library and archival material. Good knowledge of treatment techniques such as stabilization, surface cleaning and loss compensation. Good knowledge of the fundamental principles and practices of conservation. Able to complete research, writing, publication and teaching within the discipline. Detail oriented, organized. Minimum experience: MA/MS - 7 years in conservation discipline with 5 of the 7 years in a conservation dept, with PhD 4 years in conservation discipline with 3 of the 4 years in a conservation dept.
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