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:  Plumber

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Mechanical Maintenance- Plumber will work with the HVAC Building Management Computer System and will assist in maintaining the overall performance of building systems, including plumbing, electrical work, communications and HVAC systems. If he/she is a Delaware certified plumber he/she will apply for permits as needed for various plumbing projects. He/she will also assist in the maintenance of our potable water system and wastewater treatment system and with a strong understanding of Winterthurís plumbing idiosyncrasies, will plan and perform preventive maintenance and emergency repairs on plumbing systems as directed by the Supervisor.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum: 5 years in Facility Maintenance or Construction field with emphasis in Plumbing trade. Prefer candidates that are licensed with the state of Delaware or have the ability to get licensed within 5 years. Able to work with piping configurations in tight work spaces such as ceilings, crawl spaces and other confined environments. Familiar with confined space safety equipment, and be capable of climbing ladders and lifting and carrying 50 pounds. He or she must be able to solder and thread pipe in all aspects of HVAC applications, i.e. automated heating and cooling valves, backflow preventing devices, and pneumatic modulating valves. Able to perform plumbing installation, maintenance, and repair. Knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems maintenance and repair. Ability to implement planned maintenance programs. Ability to perform troubleshooting and emergency repairs to pipes. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade. Familiar with applied plumbing codes & requirements. Good customer service skills. Valid driverís ;license and pass defensive driving course.
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JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director of Major Gifts

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the guidance of the Director of Major Gifts in managing the foundation and grant activities. Work as a team member in the Development Division in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of foundation gifts. He/she will have quantitative goals which will be determined and reviewed regularly. This position will identify new prospects, support events and activities as needed and assigned by the Director of Major Gifts.Write: Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage foundation proposals. Provide stewardship to current donors, including working with the supervisor to provide regular written updates. Understand institutional history and programs Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting. Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship. Develop and maintain all reports and proposals. Generate mailings, including gift acknowledgements. Plan, coordinate, communicate and implement all grant activities including, but not limited to, meeting with staff members, curators, and conservators to understand grant needs, deadlines, budgets and reporting requirements. Manage: Cultivate relationships prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters. In collaboration with the Major Gifts Director develop an annual plan to grow support. Collaborate: Support the Director Major Gifts who will provide leadership and direction to the position.Meet with other departments to understand funding needs and ongoing projects suitable grant requests.Attend division and department meetings, when required, report on grant activity, identify prospects and the associated research. Other Initiatives: Assist with other development activities and initiatives as requested by the Director of Major Gifts, such as events
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum: BA/BS Minimum: Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive letters and grant narratives. Good editing skills. Attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines. Knowledge of fundraising information sources. Strong contributor in team environments Preferred: Knowledge of decorative/museum arts Minimum: 2 yearsí experience in any combination of development, membership, or museum experience.
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JOB TITLE:  Conservator/Associate Conservator of Textiles

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Job Description: Winterthur Museum is seeking candidates to fill the position of Conservator/Associate Conservator of Textiles to be lead in their Textile Conservation Laboratory in a dynamic conservation program whose mission is the preservation and enhanced understanding of textile based objects in the collection through collection preservation (documentation, treatment, and implementing storage strategies), exhibition, education and outreach, and object-based research and analysis. This position provides 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 positon offers a unique and exciting opportunity in textile conservation 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. The textile collection includes over 20,000 objects with a particular depth in printed textiles, needlework, furnishing fabrics, and quilts. The museum affords the chance to work with exhibiting textiles in gallery settings as well as rooms within a house setting. In addition to textiles, the Conservation Department includes eight other laboratories staffed by leading professionals in paper, furniture, objects, library and archival materials, preventive and collection care, paintings conservation, photography, and scientific research and analysis. The personnel of the Textile Lab include a conservation assistant and part-time conservator.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  A Masterís degree in conservation (or a Bachelorís degree and equivalent experience) combined with a minimum of ten/seven years conservation experience is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate treatment, teaching and scholarly achievement, including a research/publication record, 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. Administrative responsibilities of the Conservator/Associate Conservator of Textiles include the oversight of the laboratory staff, budget, and lab and equipment maintenance. In addition to care of the Winterthur Collections, the Textile 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 Director of Conservation. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references familiar with your textile conservation experience to this job submission. Please reference Job #1117- Textile Conservator in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as of April 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
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