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

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:  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:  Assistant/Associate Registrar

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Winterthurís Associate (or Assistant) Registrar for Loans and Exhibitions is an integral member of the Registration Department and is responsible for museum registration tasks related to outgoing loans, onsite exhibitions and related incoming loans, and traveling exhibitions. This position requires experience in registration responsibilities for museum loans and exhibitions, including a solid understanding of policies, procedures, and relevant legal requirements; packing and shipment (domestic and international) of museum objects; fine arts risk management; budgeting for museum exhibitions; and courier requirements. This position interacts with private lenders; external museum colleagues; and outside packing, shipping, insurance, and customs agents. The Associate/Assistant Registrar for Loans and Exhibitions works closely with staff of other Winterthur departments, including Conservation, Exhibitions, Security, and Collections.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum Qualifications: Bachelorís degree in art history, history, or related discipline. Three-plus years of museum-related experience, with one or more of those years in a registration or collections management position with an emphasis on loans and exhibitions. Preferred Qualifications: Masterís degree in museum studies or related discipline with a museum studies certificate. Five-plus years of museum-related experience, with four or more of those years in a registration or collections management position with an emphasis on loans and exhibitions. Experience managing international loans and exhibitions. Experience working with decorative arts collections. Application Candidates should email applications to Winterthur Human Resources (jobs@winterthur.org) and should include a letter of application, a rťsumť, and contact information for three references. Applications accepted until position is filled.
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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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JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director Facilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Assistant Director, Facilities Services works on engineering, designs, maintenance, alterations, equipment replacements and repairs to the total physical plant and outlying buildings; and coordinates projects on repairs and changes. He/she will supervise, and evaluate the preventative maintenance program and oversee work performed by outside vendors, capital improvement projects and mechanical service contracts. He/she will assist in formulating and implementing facility and systems planning and development, and oversee assigned operations and activities, ensuring cost effective and efficient solutions. The work is performed using considerable independent judgment and initiative when resolving administrative and technical problems while utilizing current organizational and industry standards. 1. Manage and supervise capital projects. Plan and implement cost analysis and cost-effective facilities initiatives. Coordinate capital project budgets, purchasing, personnel, and recordkeeping activities. Assist in reviewing architectural plans and specifications and bid documents for construction projects and evaluate bids received; and manage project program planning, contracting, and construction supervision. Inspect construction projects for quality control and for rate of progress toward completion. Communicate with the Director of Facilities Services in ensuring projects are being completed on a timely basis. 2. Administer to the Facilities Services Department on various aspects of facility maintenance and construction including budgetary, personnel, building management operations, and ensuring all requirements for adherence to established organizational and industry are met. Assist in addressing the current and future construction and maintenance needs. Supervise maintenance employees; participate in selection of new hires; and assist in annual performance evaluations. Assume leadership of the Department in the absence of the Director. 3. Contacting &
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Preferred Education: Bachelor of Science degree in architecture, engineering or related field Minimum Education: High School Diploma Minimum Experience: 20 plus years with five years experience in facilities maintenance, construction management, plant or project engineering and 15 years supervisory experience. Preferred Experience: In addition to above, experience in a museum environment Strong computer skills. Demonstrated organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills & ability to interact with internal & external constituents. Creative problem solver. Valid driverís license. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of facilities operations, and administration. Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations applicable to public facilities and systems. Knowledge of basic budgetary, personnel, purchasing principles and procedures. Ability to coordinate, plan and direct activities. Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in the decision making process. Preferred: knowledge of historic preservation
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