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


Philanthropy Assistant – Full Time, Benefits Eligible

JOB TITLE: Philanthropy Assistant

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will support the development efforts of the Major Gifts Department in advancing, creating and sustaining long-term relationships with major donors and key stakeholders. This position will directly interact with working groups and donors to advance department goals and initiatives through both verbal and written correspondence. This position will be responsible for maintaining Winterthur’s capital campaign gifts and budget. Prepare and monitor the annual division budget including processing gift batches, managing donor receipt log in a timely manner, and drafting and mailing donor receipt correspondence acknowledgement letters and presentation materials. Proof and prepare letters for Director’s signature. Print small to mid-sized mailings, including solicitation of active, former, honorary, and emeriti trustees. Accurately input and maintain constituent database including notes, actions, and related progress reports.

Update Raiser’s Edge constituent records. Conduct database training for new staff as needed. Prepare division reports as needed. Prepare and/or oversee purchase orders for all division supplies and materials. Provide primary administrative support for Donor Society groups. Produce renewal, solicitation and stewardship letters. Answer phones and field questions from donors and trustees. Administrative duties as requested by the Director of Major Gifts.

Minimum Experience: 2-3 years working in a development or non-profit office
Minimum Education: College Degree


  • Proven experience with Donor Management Software applications
  • Preferably experience working with Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communications skills including oral, written, and listening
  • Self-managed with proven skills to use initiative and time management to prioritize work and deliver results
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that requires juggling multiple activities and priorities with tight deadlines and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Able to work independently as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team

Compensation: $32,000-$38,000

Application: Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to

Librarian – Full-time, Benefits Eligible

JOB TITLE: Librarian, Technical Services

The Winterthur Library seeks an experienced, creative, and collaborative librarian to lead its Technical Services initiatives. The Librarian for Technical Services is responsible for maintaining intellectual access through electronic records to materials in the Printed Book and Periodical Collection via the integrated library system. In collaboration with the supervisor, the Assistant Librarian is responsible for the planning and supervision of all technical services operations within PBP, original cataloging for PBP materials, and digital projects in PBP.  As a team player in the library department, they will assist with staffing the reference desk and perform other duties and special projects as needed. This position reports to the Director of the Library and NEH Librarian for Printed Books and Periodicals.



  1. Access and Discovery – Primary responsibility for cataloging activities within PBP, ensuring that activities adhere to best practices and national standards; will keep apprised of developments in these areas, and facilitate ongoing continuing education for staff in the unit; will work with library director and other staff to establish processing and cataloging priorities.
  2. Collection Management – Responsible for space planning for onsite storage of PBP collection; leads efforts to examine future storage needs for the collections.
  3. Instruction and Outreach– Will be an enthusiastic promoter of using primary source materials in the classroom, and will work with other Special Collections staff and faculty on developing primary source literacy among students.
  4. Public Service– will have regular hours at the reference desk and will work alongside colleagues in assisting students, faculty, fellows, and scholars with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs.


  1. Ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds, opinions, and orientations.
  2. Excellent knowledge of current cataloging standards, AACR2, MARC, LCSH, and OCLC systems and functions
  3. Familiarity with non-MARC metadata schemes
  4. Good knowledge of rare book cataloging and cataloging special formats
  5. Ability to manage change
  6. Detail-oriented, organized, outstanding interpersonal & communication skills, ability to prioritize competing tasks.
  7. Ability to actively engage in outreach activities within Winterthur and the greater community toward the goal of promoting the collections
  8. Strong customer service orientation


Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science, 2 years professional library experience, preferably in an academic or special library, including cataloging experience and experience using an integrated library system

Preferred Qualifications: : In addition to above, a BA in subject area: American history, art history, or related field

Application: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:  Please reference Job #1240 – Librarian in the subject line.

This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt, benefits eligible position compensated at $45-50,000 per year

Art Handling Specialist – Full-time, Benefits Eligible

JOB TITLE: Art Handling Specialist

Winterthur’s Art Handling Specialists are responsible for scheduling and effecting the movement of objects for museum programs and activities, such as workshops, classes, special tours, conservation, and photography. This position also has responsibilities for installation of objects in museum rooms, exhibition galleries, and other collection spaces; and for packing and transportation of museum and loan objects on-site and off-site. This position ensures objects are handled with care and are moved to specified locations to meet deadlines.



  1. Knowledge of best practices for handling, packing, moving, and transportation requirements of 2-D and 3-D museum objects.
  2. Familiarity with standard museum installation techniques, including hanging systems for framed artwork in a historic house and gallery setting.
  3. Knowledge of museum-standard packing and storage materials and sources of these materials. Ability to select appropriate packing materials, depending upon the medium, surfaces, condition, and fragility of the objects. Knowledge of soft packing and cavity packing methods. Knowledge of or ability to learn how to retrofit a standard crate and how to pack a travel frame, shadow box, slipcase, slat crate, and standard crate. Ability to read packing specification drawings.
  4. Knowledge of how to properly wrap, load, and strap objects within a van or truck to keep them safe in transport.
  5. Familiarity with and ability to use hand tools. Basic woodworking skills.
  6. Ability to analyze and resolve problems. Initiative and resourcefulness. Confidence to make logistical decisions in the interests of object safety. Ability to direct and coordinate object movement with others.
  7. Ability to follow directions precisely and completely. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to schedule tasks, manage time, and meet deadlines. Ability to conceive time- and cost-saving techniques.
  8. Professional demeanor. Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to be flexible, work collaboratively as part of a team, and to function independently. Ability to maintain an alert and observant approach when moving and working in collections display and storage areas.
  9. General proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook, digital photography and image management, and database navigation.
  10. A sense of aesthetics and ability to visualize in three dimensions.
  11. Ability to design and fabricate object mounts for museum objects desirable but not required.


Minimum Qualifications: 3 or more years of 2-D and 3-D fine art handling or preparatory experience with a BA/BS or a minimum of 6 or more years’ experience with a high school diploma.  2 or more years’ experience in art handling, packing, transportation, and installation of fine and decorative arts in a museum setting.

Preferred Qualifications:  5 or more years of 2-D and 3-D fine art handling or preparatory experience with a BA/BS. 3 or more years’ experience in art handling, packing, transportation, and installation of fine and decorative arts in a museum setting. Some experience working in a historic house museum.

Application: To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references  to:  Please reference Job #1236 – Art Handling Specialist in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as of January 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt, benefits eligible position compensated at $18-$20 per hour

Preventive Associate Conservator/Conservator – Full-time, Benefits Eligible

JOB TITLE: Preventive Conservator or Preventive Associate Conservator

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library seeks candidates for the position of Preventive Conservator or Preventive Associate Conservator. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic conservation department and institution whose mission statement and a top strategic priority include preservation. Winterthur is a multifaceted, internationally recognized cultural organization consisting of: a world-class museum with 175 furnished rooms, exhibition galleries, and storage spaces; a specialized research library that serves as a center for the study of art, material culture, and everyday life in America from the 17th century into the 20th; a 900+ acre garden and estate; and an intellectual research center for object-based inquiry with two Graduate programs.  The collections of the museum, garden and library consists of 90,000 objects made and used in America; 20th century Winterthur Estate materials; and over 250,000 rare and circulating books, manuscripts, and photographs plus thousands of linear feet of archival material. In addition to preventive and collections care, the Conservation Department includes eight other laboratories staffed by leading professionals in: paper, textiles, objects, library and archival materials, furniture, and paintings conservation; conservation photography; and scientific research and analysis.



  • Collaborate with colleagues from Facilities, Registration, Exhibitions, Curatorial, Public Programs, Security and other departments across the institution.
  • Oversee the preventive care of all non-living collections at Winterthur in storage and on display
  • Coordinate efforts to maintain an appropriate collections environment on a campus with buildings of varying capacity
  • Continue a strong effort to maintain and improve storage in sustainable ways
  • Manage a preventive staff that implements Winterthur’s integrated pest management plan, housekeeping practices, and environmental data collection
  • Lead the Preventive Conservation Team in the ongoing work of preventive policy writing, revising, and implementing
  • Guide multiple departments in the selection of materials for storage and display
  • Work with the Collection Emergency Plan Team to maintain and build upon a 20 year history of commitment in this area

Responsibilities will also include teaching and advising in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), engaging in public and professional outreach, and promoting the growing field of preventive conservation in the US.


Required Education/Experience: A Master’s degree in conservation combined with a minimum of seven/ten years conservation experience

Qualifications: Applicant must possess strong understanding of current, evolving preventive conservation principles and practices. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience with the implementation of preventive conservation, teaching and scholarly achievement, supervisory experience, and evidence of professional engagement. Support of the museum’s 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, facilities, development and other related staff; and WUDPAC faculty and students. 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 and title will be commensurate with experience $50,000 – $72,000. This is a full time, benefits eligible position.

Application: To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references familiar with your preventive conservation experience to:  Please reference Job #1235 – Preventive Conservator in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as of January 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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