Part-time & Temporary Positions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Open Regular Part-Time and Temporary Positions


Winterthur offers privileges to our part-time and temporary staff. Many enjoy participating in our ongoing continuing education and family programs while others take delight in the discounts available at the shops and restaurant.

Competitive Pay
Learning Opportunities
Extended Hours to Access Gardens & Grounds
Flexible Schedule
Free Parking
Retirement Plan*
Service Recognition Programs
Free Guest Passes
Discounts in the Shops & Restaurant
*certain positions


Current Open Regular Part-time and Temporary Positions

JOB TITLE:  Part Time Sales Associate (3 Positions)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Sales Associate provides key, critical, and personal contact with customers in order to assure a high level of satisfaction, loyalty and repeat business. He/she contributes to the financial success of the store by learning about how the merchandise is related to Winterthur and working with the sales staff in selling and servicing the merchandise needs of customers at a pre-eminent level. Job Responsibilities: Assist customers in finding gifts, plants, accessories, furniture, et cetera, and try to interest them in buying the merchandise. Increase customerís product knowledge of both merchandise and Winterthur Museum. Responsible for meeting the customersí needs by listening to the customer, discerning what they want and knowing how to skillfully guide the customer to a sales decision, thereby assisting in meeting store sales goals which are assigned daily. Must ensure courteous, professional and efficient service, offer and provide customers with services, such as gift wrap and shipping of merchandise. The Sales Associate 1 also receives cash, checks, and charge payments; and is trained on the utilization of an automated cash register, bagging or packaging purchases; counting money, and giving out change and receipts. Depending on the hours, the Sales Associates 1 may have to open or close cash registers. Adhere to and complete necessary administrative and supplemental assigned tasks (i.e. dusting, polishing silver, restocking sales floor, and moving merchandise) as assigned. He/she consistently exhibits a positive attitude and a high level of enthusiasm, and cooperates with other team members. The Sales Associates 1 is expected to keep their work areas neat. They may help with marking price tags, taking inventory, and preparing displays, and must be aware of special sales and promotions. They are also aware of security risks and thefts and are trained on how to handle or prevent such situations.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum Experience: 1-3 years in the retail or customer service positions Preferred: 3-5 years in the retail field or in customer service positions Must be able to work a variable schedule including weekend.
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JOB TITLE:  Floral Designer (2)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Floral Designer is responsible for creating floral arrangements for display at selected places in the museum and for their installation, maintenance and removal while being mindful of the safety of the collections and the Winterthur design requirements. When scheduled by the Flower Program Coordinator, the Arranger creates arrangements for public and private museum events, or for weddings or non-museum parties and functions held at Winterthur, and installs and breaks down the floral displays. The Arranger may expect to participate in occasional lectures and floral design demonstrations. Job Responsibilities: When scheduled by the Flower Program Coordinator, create floral arrangements for seasonal tours and special events. Complete arrangements by selecting flora and foliage that has been ordered by the Flower Coordinator and designated for a particular display; trim materials; arrange bouquets following established principles of floral design, including color, shape, and proportion, in a manner compatible with Henry Francis du Pontís aesthetics or the interpretive or aesthetic requirements of the display. Spend at least two hours grooming bouquets on days scheduled, completing work before the start of museum tours. Use care and caution, and care-in-handling procedures when grooming arrangements. Help process ordered flowers and disassemble arrangements as needed. Properly dispose of damaged & diseased flowers. Perform other Floral duties as assigned, including conducting presentations and demonstrations. Move large arrangements.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum: High School diploma Preferred: Multiple courses in flower arranging, horticulture, and design. Detail oriented and organized. Must be able to differentiate the various types and colors of plant materials. Able to process information received verbally or in written form and reconstruct this information in creating and maintaining floral dťcor. Proven skills in creating floral designs in a variety of styles using both fresh and artificial material. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and some holidays as needed, including in the Spring and Yuletide seasons, and days around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; have flexible schedule. Professional demeanor at all times, especially when working in the public eye. Must be able to lift arrangements that are up to 40 lbs. from a cart to a counter-top and have ability to walk up and down 2 flights of stairs. Minimum: 1 plus yearsí experience in floral design applying a range of skills compatible with Winterthurís aesthetic and needs. Preferred: Several (3-5) courses in floral design and horticulture, plus proven experience in creating flower arrangements following defined principles of color, mass, and texture. Experience in wedding and holiday design.
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