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.


 

Internship overview:

Working with the Collections Manager, the intern will inventory and re-house designated collections. 

Responsibilities include: creating custom boxes, photographing and packing objects, creating inventories and recording locations.  The internship provides an opportunity to further develop collections management skills, with an emphasis on object handling, cataloging, re-housing, and storage. 

Applicants should be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program, or have recently completed a program in museum studies or related field
  • Have previous hands-on collections management experience (specifically, familiarity with and skills in object handling, housing or inventory, and object numbering)
  • Have strong attention to detail, problem solving skills and flexibility.
  •  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 to mid June 2018.  Hagley is willing to work with the intern’s institution to meet course credit requirements.

Send letter of interest and resume with references to Sarah Ann Snyder, Hagley Museum and Library, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807 or email to ssnyder@hagley.org. The closing date for applications is May 15, 2018.

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.                                     

 

 

 



Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE, seeks part-time Museum Activity Associates to work on an as-needed basis to facilitate hands-on activities and interact with guests in exhibit areas. Take actions necessary to make the visit informative, enjoyable, and safe. Requires initial training plus attendance at workshops and review training. This is a summer seasonal position.

Specific Duties:

  • Lead activities and engage with visitors and groups, working with volunteers and other museum staff to provide an enjoyable experience.
  • Monitor conditions of visitor areas to ensure visitor safety.  Report potential safety problems to appropriate management personnel.
  • Participate in an initial and periodic training sessions.
  • Assist with special events and projects; work with full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff as appropriate.

Requirements:  Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills including the ability to handle groups of visitors efficiently and politely; to speak clearly and pleasantly, and to convey information accurately and confidently.  Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.  High school degree required plus additional study/experience related to history, technology, or teaching.  Good physical condition required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Prior experience in talking to different age groups preferred, with a demonstrated appreciation for museum programs, exhibits, and operations. Ability to work a flexible schedule to incorporate varying assignments during weekdays and weekends. Availability to work at least once a week, one weekend a month and occasional evenings.

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 April 30, 2018.



Chief Financial Officer

Hagley Museum and Library seeks a Chief Financial Officer responsible for maintaining accurate records of all transactions pertaining to assets, liabilities, and fund balances.  This role reports directly to the Executive Director and advises division and department heads in proper accounting methods and general business procedures to be used for all fiscal activities.  Duties include monitoring all divisional/departmental financial transactions to insure maximum economy and fiscal responsibility; coordinating annual audit; and preparing and filing financial and benefits documents required under federal, state, and local regulations.  Will advise Executive Director and Board of Trustees on all fiscal matters.  Supervise Business Office, Events Department and Hagley Store personnel.  Oversee operations of the Belin House Organic Cafe concession.  Work with leasing agent to assure continued occupancy of all rental properties.

 

Specific Duties:

  • Prepare Operating and Capital Improvements Budgets.
  • Attend quarterly Audit and Finance Meetings, Organization and Compensation Committee and Board meetings.
  • Prepare and distribute financial statements monthly and other reports as requested.
  • Attend quarterly Investment Meetings and act on motions requiring the movements of funds.  Assist in search for consultant by preparing RFP, consolidating replies and coordinating calls and meetings.
  • Maintain the activity of the Endowment and Restricted Fund monthly; prepare related reports.
  • Prepare financials for active grants and file reports or billings.  
  • Administer Hagley property, general liability and workers compensation insurance policies.  Work with current provider to report and resolve incidents. Prepare annual renewal packet to insurer.
  • Oversee self-funded medical group captive activity including premium reinsurance renewals.  Attend bi-annual members meetings. Review 5500 tax filing.
  • Responsible for pension coordination.  Insure 5500 tax filing, non-discrimination testing and fee disclosures are prepared annually.
  • Coordinate annual audit; provide documentation, prepare confirmations and provide general assistance to auditors.
  • Select, evaluate, and directly supervise Business Office, Event staff and Hagley Store staff.
  • Oversee operation of the Belin House Organic Cafe concession and catering in accordance with contract.
  • Responsible for coordination of new leases and renewals for tenants.
  • Treasurer for the Buck Road East Association.

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or related field, or equivalent experience.  Minimum five years of managerial work experience in accounting/business administration, including staff supervision.  Working knowledge of personal computers, including Microsoft Office, and computerized accounting systems.  Good oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge of fund accounting desirable.   Have knowledge of most recent AICPA accounting standards for non-profit organization.

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 May 15, 2018; review of applications will begin on May 1, 2018.



Hagley Museum and Library seeks a Landscape Technician to join its Preservation, Buildings and Grounds department. 

General Responsibilities:  Work independently or with other members of Grounds department to perform routine grounds maintenance, general labor operations, and horticultural care for Hagley's historic site.  Learn and be able to identify and provide basic care of flower and vegetable gardens, as well as care for other shrubs, perennials, and planters.  Assist with Special Events activities (e.g. parking direction, setting up tables and chairs and take-down.  Occasional weekend and evening hours as necessary.

Specific Duties:

  1. Provide general maintenance of grounds and basic care of landscaped areas including:  mowing lawn; trimming hedges; watering lawns, trees, flowers, and potted plants; rake, weed, and edge lawns; grade and prepare base for laying sod and seed; prune shrubs, perennials, and flowers.  Perform general labor tasks of moderate to heavy nature as assigned by supervisor.  Under supervision of licensed staff, may apply pesticides and herbicides.  May be assigned to concentrate work activities in specific area of property.
  2. Operate small and large mechanical equipment used for grounds maintenance/ general labor operations including: push and riding mowers, tillers, string trimmers, and blowers.
  3. Assist with Special Events activities including: set-up and take-down, parking, transporting equipment, clean-up, etc.
  4. Assist with general clean-up operations including:  snow removal; remove leaves, sticks, and other debris from grounds; clear sidewalks, parking lots, gutters, and catch basins.

Requirements:  Good working knowledge of hand tools, powered equipment, materials and methods used in grounds maintenance, particularly of historic sites and horticultural care gained through prior related work experience.  Must be able to sustain moderate to heavy physical exertion with full range of body motion for extended periods of time, including lifting up to 50 lbs.  Ability to work in all weather conditions.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Valid driver's license.  Ability to obtain Delaware commercial pesticide applicator's license.  Willingness to work weekends or evenings for Special Events, or emergency clean-up operations.  Formal training in horticulture and/or turf maintenance preferred.

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 position will remain open until filled.