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


Assistant Registrar, Museum Collections Management System (CMS) – Full-time, Benefits Eligible

JOB TITLE: Assistant Registrar, Museum Collections Management System (CMS)

Winterthur’s Assistant Registrar, Museum Collections Management System, is an integral member of the Registration Department and is responsible for maintaining and improving the museum’s collections management system (Axiell EMu), serving as Registration liaison for Academic Programs and Visitor Engagement museum collections-based programs and activity, and performing other registration duties. This position requires experience in museum registration or collections management, experience working with Axiell EMu or a comparable museum collections database, and knowledge of database management and related skills.


  • The position’s primary responsibility is oversight of the functionality of and improvements to the user-side of the CMS. This position works with the CMS developer and Winterthur’s Information Systems department to ensure optimum performance of the system; to coordinate upgrades to the system; and to implement new modules, reports, and other improvements, as needed and funded. The position ensures that regular backups of data are maintained and stored onsite and offsite; works with colleagues to improve and maintain data quality; anticipates and addresses the needs of in- and out-of-house users; works with other departments to improve their access to and use of the CMS; and provides training and support to staff, students, volunteers, and researchers using the database. The position collaborates with Registration colleagues on digitization projects, participates on the institution’s digital asset management team, and supports processes for making EMu data available online through a web-interface, internally and externally.
  • The other key responsibility of this position is to serve as Registration liaison for Academic Programs and Visitor Engagement museum collections-based programs and activity. This includes the annual Yuletide tour, other special tours, and display rotations in house rooms; museum collections-based workshops and classes; and research fellow collections access. In this role, this position coordinates space and security logistics, oversees object move scheduling, object location updates, and assists with installation and moves of objects. This position may also coordinate incoming loans related to tours and programs.
  • Other registration duties may include collaboration with other Registration staff on: improvements to collections storage and management of risks to collections; support of special museum collections-related projects, included grant-funded cataloging projects; providing orientations to the Registration Department office for new graduate students and other visitors; maintaining and improving electronic and paper collection records and files; providing research access to collection records and objects by visitors, students, and staff; supporting tasks related to acquisitions, loans, exhibitions, and other department projects; collaborating with Registration staff to develop projects for and to train and supervise Registration graduate assistants, volunteers, and interns. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in art history, history, or related discipline with some coursework in museum studies from an accredited institution. Three or more years of museum registration or collections management experience. Two or more years working with Axiell EMu or comparable museum collections database. Working knowledge of database management, data architectures, metadata standards, imaging, and digital asset management.

Preferred Qualifications:   Master’s degree in museum studies or history, art history, or a related discipline with a museum studies concentration or certificate from an accredited institution. Three or more years of full-time museum registration or collections management experience with a fine and decorative arts collection; two or more years as an Axiell EMu or comparable database administrator, including experience overseeing upgrades, user-group management, data quality, and responsibilities for user support and instruction. Experience with Crystal Reports and managing bar code technology for database location updates. Experience supervising volunteers and interns.

Application: Candidates should include a letter of application, a résumé, and contact information for three references. Salary range available upon request. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Mechanical Maintenance, HVAC and/or Electrical

JOB TITLE: Mechanical Maintenance, HVAC and/or Electrical


The Mechanical Maintenance (MM I) will work with the MM II/III on the HVAC Building Management Computer System and will assist in maintaining the overall performance of building systems, including electrical, plumbing, communications, pneumatic controls and HVAC systems.   He/she will assist in the planning and performance of preventive maintenance and emergency repairs on various building systems as directed by the Supervisor.  He/she will learn the idiosyncrasies of the buildings and facilities systems at Winterthur and how to maintain and/or upgrade the building systems.  He/she will assist in the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; and aids in continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.


Assist with the installation, troubleshooting & repair of HVAC building systems.  Assist with troubleshooting pneumatic & integrated software systems.  Maintain and repair pumps, fans & motors.  Assist MM II/III in performing maintenance and service repairs on heating, pneumatics, ventilating and air conditioning systems. Aid in installing new units or replacement parts for existing units according to specifications and established safety guidelines.

Assist MM II/III in maintaining electrical systems.  Assist in inspecting, repairing, installing, modifying, and maintaining electrical/electronic systems, circuits and equipment.

Aid in maintaining domestic water systems.  Assist with the on-site sewerage treatment plant and maintains the associated pumping equipment.  Assist the MM II/III in inspecting, repairing, installing, modifying, and maintaining plumbing fixtures in the heating, water and drainage systems.

Assist MM II/III in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing data and communication systems, equipment and cabling on computer networking, telephone, security, and other related voice-data systems in buildings. Assist in upgrading wiring in existing buildings.

Safety work orders.  Tasks that pertain to safety items, such as working on emergency lighting.

Set up for special events.  This involves setting up Audio & Electrical components for special events, such as weddings.


Minimum:  High school diploma or equivalent required.

Preferred: Served in an apprenticeship training program in related facilities maintenance field. Certification in HVAC  with a basic working knowledge of the electrical and plumbing trades.

Minimum:  Familiar with confined space safety equipment, and be capable of climbing ladders and lifting and carrying 50 pounds.   Ability to implement planned maintenance programs.  Ability to perform troubleshooting and emergency repairs to various building systems. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.  Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to the trade.  Familiar with applied plumbing, communications & electrical codes & requirements.  Good customer service skills.  Valid driver’s ;license and pass defensive driving course.

Minimum:  Three years experience in the facilities maintenance and/or construction field with an emphasis on the HVAC, water, plumbing, electrical & building system controls.

Preferred: 5 plus years experience or working knowledge with HVAC building systems. Experience in facilities maintenance that uses work order system that involves planning /scheduling and predictive/preventative maintenance programs.

May be required to work in a museum environment and use extra caution and procedures when working around historical objects.  The position may also require work in confined spaces, around backhoes, bucket trucks, cranes and other heavy equipment.  The applicant must be able to recognize possible asbestos conditions and bring to the attention of his or her supervisor.  He or she must be familiar with “Material Safety Data Sheets” regarding hazardous substances, and take safety and training courses as necessary. The applicant must be capable of working outside in both hot and cold conditions.

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