Unless otherwise specified, please reply to:

Kyle Montgomery
Hagley Museum and Library
P. O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

E-mail: kmontgomery@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 is seeking a full-time Audiovisual Digitization Archivist to support the library’s effort to organize, digitize, and preserve its growing collection of film, video, and audio. The position works under the supervision of the Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections in the Hagley Library. It is a two-year grant-funded position with the possibility of extension.
Specific Duties:

•    Digitize film and video per in-house and industry standards; prepare collection level and item level metadata (MODS and EAD); ingest access copies to Hagley’s online digital archives (digital.hagley.org); and assist with the management of digital preservation copies  

•    Processing film, audio, and video collections to produce EAD finding aids per professional and local practices and procedures.

•    Inspect and prepare analog media for digitization including re-housing, cleaning, and repairing film. 

•    Process, describe, and preserve native digital motion picture and audio formats

•    Create and maintain documentation related to all procedures and workflows related to motion picture and audio processing and digitization.

•    Identify and create content for Hagley’s collection newsletter and various social media channels.


•    Ability to work and solve problems independently; communicate and work effectively with colleagues, and contribute to a positive environment. 

•    Experience working with historic media especially film and video collections.

•    Experience working with analog audio and video equipment.

•    Experience independently managing complex projects.

•    Working knowledge and/or understanding of motion picture and audio digitization standards and practice.

•    Working knowledge and/or understanding of managing native digital media formats.

•    Working knowledge and/or understanding of archival processing standards.

•    Understanding of intellectual property issues related to historic motion picture and audio content.

•    Master’s degree in information science - OR - a graduate degree in field relevant to historical research, media production and/or archives and preservation - OR - equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications: 

•    Experience with any of the following hardware/software: Lasergraphics Scanstation, EVS/OpenCube, Islandora, Drupal, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop. Microsoft Office, and Google Docs.

•    Experience with any of these data management standards and tools: EAD, MODS, DACS, XML, DRUSH, MARC, Archivist’s Toolkit, Archivesspace, FFMPEG, LCSH, and DCRM.

•    Experience using command line interfaces in Windows and LINUX operating systems.

•    Familiarity with automatic and visual A/V evaluation tools, such as QCTools and MediaInfo.

Resume and cover letter listing at least two references should be sent to:

Hagley Museum and Library
Kyle Montgomery, Manager, Personnel Support Services
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and preliminary phone interviews with qualified candidates will follow. The job will remain open until filled.


Join Hagley’s Museum Audience Engagement Division as Marketing Manager. Seeking a dynamic, well-connected high-performing individual to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate all efforts to represent Hagley Museum and Library in the media and outreach programs. Primary duties are for media relations (writing and disseminating publicity for internal content use and external use, responding to media inquires, and pitching story ideas), marketing and public relations (advertising, brand development and management, museum discounts, promotional partnerships, brochure distribution, site use requests, and representing the organization with all relevant destination marketing organizations), and communications (writing and editing publications and marketing materials).

Requirements:  Excellent proofreading, editing, and writing skills as gained through several years of related work experience. Exceptional organizational and oral/written skills. Knowledge of advertising, tourism development, and local media contacts. Knowledge of media monitoring software preferred. Ability to interact effectively with staff, volunteers, and the general public. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word or similar program. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications, or related field, master's degree in a related field preferred, plus 5 years work experience.


Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

Kyle Montgomery, Manager, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807


Hagley Museum is seeking a Full Time Operations Associate that will provide general administrative support for the Director, Preservation, Buildings and Grounds by handling various administrative tasks. This position will act as a primary point of contact with other offices, individuals, and external institutions on a range of complex operational and administrative inquiries and issues. 

This position requires an individual who works with considerable independence and initiative as an operations associate, exercising sound judgment in accomplishing the projects assigned. Attention to detail, accuracy, and sensitivity to confidential information in addition to written and oral communication, technical, and time management skills are necessary.  

Specific Duties:
1.    Manages and serves as point-person for all day-to-day office operations responsibilities, procedures and services including office supplies, telecommunications, security, mailing/shipping, maintenance, installation and repairs.
2.    Assists in facilities management and responsible for the oversight of the current and future Work Order and Facilities Management systems.  
3.    Provides support in the planning and oversight of short and long-term facilities projects and acts as liaison for building services and property management, lease management, and compliance oversight.
4.    Handles accounts payable, purchasing, tracking, budgets and receiving supplies and equipment for the Buildings and Grounds Division.  
5.    Responsible for safety functions within the Preservation, Buildings and Grounds Division, including emergency procedures and plans various safety training programs.
6.    Responsible for security functions, including adjusting schedules, requesting service tickets, maintaining database of user’s codes and permissions.

• Requires an associate degree (Bachelor’s preferred) or equivalent work experience
• Four years of office administrative experience, facility management or equivalent  experience with increasing responsibility
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Project management, and logistical planning and implementation skills
• High level critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to connect operational duties to overall organization goals and strategies
• Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint; proficiency in MS Access and 

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

Kyle Montgomery, Manager, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

Hagley Museum is seeking a casual part-time bus driver to assist in transporting museum visitors on property; hours will vary throughout the year.  Must be comfortable interacting with museum guests, assisting guests in getting on and off bus, and willing to learn Hagley history.  Valid Class B CDL license and excellent driving record required.  Bus driving experience preferred.  Flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays. 

Specific duties:

  1. Operate museum buses on a regular route and schedule in an effective, efficient, and safe manner and ensure that all issues or malfunctions are reported promptly for repair.
  2. Ensure the safety of all bus passengers; including the safe loading and unloading of buses.
  3. Report any safety problems or unauthorized personnel on the property to the Visitor Center.
  4. Maintain a clean bus and assist with minor cleaning and washing of buses.  Prior to starting the bus, ensure all equipment is presentable, sweep the bus and clean any interior windows as necessary.  Check for any damage internally or externally. Report any issues to the supervisor on duty.
  5. Maintain all vehicle accessories including but not limited to fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.

Requirements:  High School or G.E.D.  Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger endorsement; 2-3 years’ experience driving commercial vehicles required, preferably on buses or other large vehicles including a minimum of one-year experience driving 15,000 to 20,000 lb. bus; excellent driving record.  Must have some knowledge of bus operations and equipment.  Physical capacity to operate buses safely.  Ability to operate the bus communication system, to interact effectively with visitors and staff, and to follow written and oral instructions.  Must be neat in appearance and willing to meet Hagley Bus Driver dress code.  Must be able to work weekends and occasional weekdays.

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

The closing date for applications is August 17, 2018. 

Working with the Supervisor, Gardens and Horticulture the horticulture intern will assist with the day-to-day care and culture of plants in the Greenhouse and Cutting Garden.  The intern will assist with garden maintenance; fertilization; research and planning for crops in the garden.
The intern should have some experience in standard horticultural practices and garden techniques and be prepared to work outdoors in varied weather, including rain and heat. The work is physically demanding, and the intern must be able to lift at least 30 pounds, as well as stand, bend, kneel, and reach throughout the day. Valid driver's license required.
This intern position will earn $10.00 per hour.   The schedule is 35 hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Send letter of interest and resume to Susan Maynard, Director, Preservation, Buildings and Grounds, Hagley Museum and Library, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807 or email to smaynard@hagley.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.