Employment

Unless otherwise specified, please reply to:

Yvonne Dalton
Hagley Museum and Library
P. O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

E-mail: ydalton@hagley.org

Hagley appreciates the interest and efforts of all individuals who submit resumes and other documents for consideration of employment with us. Regrettably, however, we are no longer able to acknowledge and/or respond to all resumes received unless an interview for a specific vacancy is actually scheduled. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Hagley Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Hagley Museum and Library seeks a Facilities Assistant to join its Preservation Buildings and Grounds department.  Responsibilities include preparing and cleaning Hagley Museum property; monitoring exhibits; troubleshooting minor facilities and mechanical issues as well as opening and securing the property on weekends and holidays. Assist weekend supervisor in various facets of museum operations. Responsible for securing buildings and property. Requires regular visitor interaction and good customer service skills. This position will work four days a week, Friday through Monday (includes weekends).      

Specific Duties:

1. Prepare Hagley Museum for weekend visitors including:
     a. Opens the property before business hours.
     b. Turn on exhibits and check for proper functioning. 
     c. Clear pedestrian areas as needed.
     d. Perform custodial duties to provide a clean and welcoming environment.
     e. Turn off exhibits, close up the property, and secure buildings at the end of the day.

2. Provide custodial duties, including, but not limited to routine tasks of sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning glass surfaces, cleaning and supplying restrooms, emptying trash, mopping floors, cleaning of windows and walls in accessible areas, snow and leaf removal, etc.  

3. Act as primary person responsible for property-wide custodial supply monitoring and replenishment.

4. Deliver coal and wood to Gibbons House and Steam Engine as well as water delivery throughout the property.

5. Assist the weekend supervisor as needed to monitor Hagley property for unofficial visitors and cars; maintain buildings, grounds, and facilities for the safety and convenience of guests; and other tasks assigned by the weekend supervisor, including monitoring overflow parking and installing and removing special event signs.

6. Provide routine maintenance and cleaning for mechanical exhibits.

7. Monitor that property-wide mechanical systems are properly functioning, actively patrol and observe climate controlled areas and record environmental readings in specific buildings.

8. Provide First Aid and assist in any emergency situation that arises, including driving the shuttle bus in emergencies.

9. Perform room set-up and tear downs, including: moving and arranging tables and chairs, setting up sound systems, projectors, and other items as needed.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently using detailed written guidelines.
  • Reliability and willingness to assume responsibility for opening and securing Museum buildings, gates, and exhibits.
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to learn routine exhibits and mechanical maintenance.
  • Good physical condition and ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Good interpersonal skills to work with staff, volunteers, and public.
  • Excellent driving record.
  • Must be able to work Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and all holidays when the museum is open.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:
Yvonne Dalton, Director, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
ydalton@hagley.org

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.



Hagley Museum and Library seeks an Arborist Assistant to join its Preservation Buildings and Grounds department and work with the Supervisor, Grounds and Arboriculture.  Responsibilities include pruning and treating ornamental and shade trees and shrubs to improve their appearance, health, value, and safety as well as removing fallen trees, branches and shrubs.  Help plant, transplant, apply pesticides, and provide other necessary tree care operations.  Assist with other grounds maintenance and projects including emergency clean-up operations after inclement weather. 

Specific Duties:

1. Provide assistance to Supervisor when climbing up or down a tree or working above ground including:

     a. Render life support with ropes, rigging, and ladders; supply all necessary tools.

     b. Remove fallen limbs and trees and help dispose of them in chipper or by using other means of disposal.

     c. Assist in take downs or lowering of large branches or sections of trees around buildings and visitor areas.

2. Prune, trim, remove, and treat trees and shrubs using ladders or rigging to work in trees and working on ground.  Also entails use of chain saws, pole saws, hand saws, pruning hooks, shears, long handled clippers, roping, rigging, and other equipment.

3. Assist with surveying property and recommending appropriate procedures to be taken with dormant, diseased, dead, or unattractive trees and shrubs.

4. Help plant, transplant, apply pesticides, and provide other necessary tree care operations.

5. Maintain saws, rigging, safety equipment, and other tools in proper working condition.

6. Direct other groundskeepers when assisting with tree and limb removal.

7. Monitor work environment and target job performance to comply with federal, state, and Hagley safety policies.  Take responsibility for wearing safety equipment as required including gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses or goggles, helmet, and steel-tipped safety boots.

8. Assist grounds maintenance and other service division crews in projects as assigned including emergency clean-up operations after inclement weather.

 

Requirements: 

  • Knowledge and training in commercial or institutional arboriculture including providing life support materials and equipment; pruning, removal of limbs and brush from ground, treatment of trees and shrubs, and climbing.
  • Excellent physical condition to perform moderate to heavy labor for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions plus ability to climb trees and ladders to 50+ foot heights.
  • Working knowledge of arboriculture equipment (e.g. saws, rigging, shears, and chippers) and proper techniques for tying knots for tipping, lowering, and climbing trees. 
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for special events and emergency clean-up operations.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

Yvonne Dalton, Director, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
ydalton@hagley.org

 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.



Hagley Museum and Library seeks a collections intern to assist with the processing of unprocessed collections and their attendant backlog of records. The intern will have the opportunity to see handle the problem solving of processing a previously under-managed collection. This project will also include cleaning up records in preparation for addition of the collection to Hagley online database.

Internship duties include:

  • Inventorying and cataloging the objects and assigning numbers to objects
  • Reconciling the contents of the collection with original paperwork
  • Applying numbers to the objects
  • Photographing the objects
  • Housing the collection
  • Assisting with moving housed objects into long-term storage
  • Entering records in the Vernon CMS database
  • Ensuring records marked for digitization conform to the data standards

Applicants should:
1) Be currently enrolled in a graduate program, or have recently completed a graduate program in museum studies or related field (undergraduates with exceptional backgrounds will be considered).
2) Have previous hands-on collections management experience (specifically, familiarity with and skills in object handling, housing or inventory, and object numbering).
3) Have strong attention to detail, problem solving skills and flexibility.
4) Have familiarity with digital photography and be able to use the Microsoft Office suite.
5) Be able to bend, stoop, lift 40 lbs occasionally and 25 lbs frequently and independently, and climb stairs and ladders.

The internship is accompanied by stipend compensation for 8 to 12 weeks beginning in early - mid June 2017.  Hagley is willing to work with the intern’s institution to meet course credit requirements.

A background check will be required.

Send letter of interest, resume with references to:
Keith E. Minsinger
Registrar
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
Or email to kminsinger@hagley.org.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley is located on 235 acres by the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware. Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ community and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.                                      



The Hagley Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Department is seeking to hire a summer intern to process the Gilpin, Van Trump & Montgomery, Inc. records.  The firm started as an insurer of the DuPont Company in 1861 and grew to undertake other financial services.  The collection, 14 linear feet, consists of maps and plans, marketing materials, photographs and slides, reports, and other material.

The Internship

The successful candidate will re-house materials and create a finding aid for the collection.

Qualifications

The successful applicant shall have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and experience, or at the very least training, in processing archival collections.

Terms

Summer internships at Hagley typically entail 350 hours of service. The rate is $14 per hour. Applications will be reviewed starting April 1, 2017, until the internship is filled. Hagley Museum and Library is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Lynn Catanese, Chief Curator, Library Collections at lcatanese@hagley.org, or 302-658-2400, ext. 317

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and three references to:
Erik P. Rau
Director, Library Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
erau@hagley.org, 302-658-2400, ext. 344



Radio Corporation of America (RCA) photographs is a collection that in addition to photographic prints contains 124,000 negatives. The negatives are degrading, brittle, or have vinegar syndrome. A card index has partially been converted to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The goals of this project are to create a complete inventory of the collections holdings and assist in prioritizing future conservation treatment of the negatives based on the contents, research value and condition of each negative. 

The Internship

This 2017 summer internship will focus on the preservation and inventorying of negatives in the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) collection. The tasks of this project are to:

  • Complete conversion of the card index inventory into Microsoft Excel.
  • Rehouse negatives into archival envelopes and boxes. 
  • Identify and document the image content on the envelopes. 
  • Determine the condition and preservation needs of each negative.
  • Document which items in the index are present in the collection, the format (e.g. photographic print or negative or both) and the condition.

The intern will work under the supervision of the Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections and very closely with the Library Conservator. Work may involve respiratory protection.

Qualifications

The successful applicant shall have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and experience, or training, in the proper handling of archival materials. Strong Microsoft Excel, data entry, and data manipulation skills. Attention to detail and ability to follow directions.

Terms

Summer internships at Hagley typically entail 350 hours of service. The rate is $14 per hour. Applications will be reviewed starting April 1, 2017, until the internship is filled. Hagley Museum and Library is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Kevin Martin, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections at kmartin@hagley.org, or 302­658­2400, ext. 276.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and three references to:
Erik P. Rau
Director, Library Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
erau@hagley.org, 302-658-2400, ext. 344



Hagley Museum and Library is currently seeking a part-time Mail Clerk to work Monday through Friday; hours are generally from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Responsibilities:  Perform mail clerk functions as well as other routine duties such as picking-up or delivering materials.  Transport guests on and off property as requested. 

Specific Duties:

1. Imprint postage on all outgoing U.S. mail and parcels.  Prepare all USPS mail for presort delivery.

2. Pick-up and deliver U.S. mail at local post office.

3. Distribute all mail to appropriate locations.

4. Pick-up and deliveries of mail, parcels, and other items to Hagley buildings or off-property locations.

5. Process and deliver all bulk mailings.

6. Deliver and pick-up deposits for the Business Office and other departments within Hagley.

7. Train substitute mail clerks and keep them informed of any changes in procedures.

8. Transport guests on and off Hagley property in Hagley vehicle as requested.

9. Other duties as assigned by Administrative Manager, Preservation, Buildings and Grounds.

Requirements:  Prior work experience as mail clerk or related mail processing position preferred.  Knowledge and understanding of current postal rates, mail regulations and procedures for domestic and international mail.  Must have a valid driver's license and excellent driving record.  Position requires heavy lifting and the ability to stand for long periods of time.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Knowledge of computers preferred with ability to use Outlook.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

Yvonne Dalton, Director, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
ydalton@hagley.org

This job will remain open until filled.