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


Preventive Conservation Aide – Part time 19 hours

Job Description: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library seeks a Preventive Conservation Aide to become part of a team responsible for the day-to-day care of our collections. Working under the supervision of the Manager of Preventive Conservation, along with the Director of Lighting the Aide will perform various tasks to maintain the overall well-being of the collection within the Museum, Galleries, and storage areas. These tasks include, but are not limited to: dusting objects, buffing floors, vacuuming, pest management, changing light bulbs.

The Preventive Aide will work independently and alongside fellow Aides to complete routine, time-sensitive, and planned tasks. Periodically, Aides are called on by other departments to help in object movement, special event setups, and special object care.

Job Requirements: Applicants must have a high school diploma, with a strong interest in cultural heritage, museums, and historic objects. They must exhibit confidence on a ladder at 12 feet and is able to pick-up 40 pounds. Applicants must be familiar with the basics of Microsoft Office and their use (Outlook, Excel).

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors in Museum Studies, Art Conservation, Art History, or similar field of study. Two years prior experience working at a museum, historic site, or similar institution with collections. Formal or on-the-job training with basic collections care and maintenance, museum lighting, and pest management. Awareness of general museum protocol, policies, procedures, and object databases.

To Apply

Candidate applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing the applicant’s interest in this position, contact information for two references, and be submitted to: Please reference job #1215 -Preventive Conservation Aide in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as soon as received and continue until the position is filled. Expected start date for the position is as soon as possible.


Sales Associate Part Time Temp

JOB TITLE: Sales Associate Part Time Temp

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.
Assist customers in finding gifts, plants, accessories, furniture and try to interest them in buying the merchandise. Increase customers product knowledge of both merchandise and Winterthur Museum. Responsible for meeting the customers 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 education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum knowledge/skills: Strong interpersonal, phone and cash register skills, good ability comprehend and follow directions, strong customer service skills, good ability to work in a team environment, some knowledge of selling merchandise, able to work in a busy store environment, flexible schedule. Minimum experience: 1-3 years in the retail or customer service positions.

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