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


Human Resources Generalist

JOB TITLE: Human Resources Generalist


This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment/employment, on-boarding, employee relations, training, performance management, policy implementation, benefits administration, and employment law compliance.

This position is responsible for performing HR related duties such as providing advice and guidance on the interpretation of Human Resources policies as they relate to individual and organizational strategic objectives while ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.  The HR Generalist will work closely with & support the HR Director. The Human Resources Generalist will primarily be responsible for recruitment and on-boarding of all employees and all personnel status changes.


  • Recruiting:
    • Initiate and coordinate the full cycle recruitment and selection process collaborating with Hiring Managers.
      • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations;  and writes and places advertisements.
    • Ensure compliance with employment law and organizational pre-employment HR processing requirements
    • Coordinate on-boarding processing of new hires; Conduct exit interviews and off-boarding meetings, as needed
    • Maintain employment process records
    • Coordinate preparation of position descriptions as employees jobs are “reclassified” due to duties, salary, etc.
  • Employee Relations Initiatives:
    • Manage and administer a broad range of employee related tasks including resolving payroll-employment issues, and counseling managers and employees on the interpretation of policies and procedures.
    • Verifies change of status information on employees (e.g. resignations, salary increases, promotions, etc.).
    • Manage new hires and separations in the HRIS database by processing new hires, separations, transfers, promotions, and pay increases.
    • Consult with employees, supervisors, and department heads to resolve work-related conflicts through advice and recommendation.
  • Training:
    • Provide biannual full-day new hire orientation sessions
    • Provides other professional training as needed
  • Other duties, as needed.
    • May assist with benefit enrollments; benefit administration including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees.
    • May administer the compensation program and the performance evaluation program
    • Create and utilize correspondence templates, forms, tools, and visual presentations using Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point software

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other staff members.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a 35 hour/week full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with flexibility as needed.  


Little to no travel is expected for this position.


Required Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of  HR experience, or a master’s degree in HR management and two years of experience in the HR field.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification or ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire date.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Masters’ degree in human resources or related field.
  2. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.
  3. Eight years of Hr Experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification or ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire date.

Highly developed and demonstrated interpersonal and relationship skills.  Highly developed and demonstrated written, oral communications and time management skills.  Outstanding organizational and analytical ability; ability to manage competing priorities. Highly developed and demonstrated ability to lead and manage people.  Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Knowledge of laws affecting & relating to Human Resources Management e.g. FLSA, ADA, COBRA, ERISA, EEO, etc.

Minimum: 5 years of HR experience with 2-3 years experience as an HR Generalist.

Preferred: 6+ years of demonstrated progressive responsibility in Human Resources with “hands on” experience in recruiting, compensation, benefits, payroll, employee relations, and compliance.


Garden Horticulturist

JOB TITLE: Garden Horticulturist


The Garden Horticulturist is responsible for implementing effective horticultural techniques, e.g., planting, pruning, and weed control in all assigned areas. Knowledge of plants, their cultural requirements as well as the design principles used in the Winterthur Garden and Estate is expected. He/she will assist in the curatorial duties of plant identification, plant selection, and documentation of design intent and also assist with plant records (documenting plant additions/deletions), labeling and yearly inventory.   He/she will manage horticulture interns and volunteers in his/her areas 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 as requested as well as work 2-3 rotating weekends a year.  He/She will participate in Winterthur events and outreach programs such as leading tours.


  1. Garden Section Management: Performs all horticultural tasks, such as pruning, mowing, mulching and weeding/weed control for health and aesthetics of the area. Scope of work performed on woody shrubs, turf and herbaceous plants. Specific duties as they relate to a particular garden area, such as water feature maintenance or timely work in an event location. Daily/weekly path clearing maintenance including snow removal.  Periodic site maintenance such as cleaning benches and signs. Work performed both individually and within a team and/or within the department. Basic knowledge of area irrigation system.
  2. Design Aesthetic: Collaborate with management to discern and document the design intent of garden areas and prepare maintenance plans to preserve that design intent. Work to enhance the plant collection and seasons of interest within the concepts of the design intent of the area.  Conduct all horticulture activities in an environmentally responsible manner.
  3. Documentation: Participate in team/departmental planning and garden documentation. Document all garden changes using Landscape Modification Forms. Assist in yearly mapping and plant record updates. E-mail correspondence within/outside of institution.
  4. Programming/Events: Create and present lectures, demonstrations and provide tours for Winterthur guests and other institutions.  Participation in Garden/Winterthur events.  Can occur outside of normal working hours.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Experience: 2 years in horticulture-related field. Preferred Experience: public horticulture work experience. Minimum Education: High School Diploma with 6 years horticulture-related experience. Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field.

  1. Strong working knowledge of plants and horticultural practices with desire for continued education and collaboration with other institutions.
  2. Ability to express ideas clearly orally and in writing; good interpersonal skills
  3. Working knowledge of Microsoft systems

Essential Functions—

  1. Ability to work with manual shift vehicles/various large and small power equipment–mowers, backpack blower, weed eater, bobcat—and to stand, kneel, and bend for long periods of time.
  2. Able to traverse uneven ground/inclines
  3. Work outdoors in all temperatures/conditions
  4. Exposure to biting insects, poison ivy, herbicides and fertilizers

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