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.


Custodian (Part-Time)

Hagley Museum is seeking a Part-Time Custodian to work approximately 15+/- hours per week.  Duties include routine building maintenance and cleaning care, and assistance in other areas.  Valid Driver’s License and ability to do manual labor required.  Prior work experience with appropriate equipment, methods, and materials used in custodial/janitorial work absolutely necessary.  Should also be available for infrequent evenings and weekends for Special Events. 

Specific Duties:

1.         Daily Custodial Maintenance: Floor care; trash removal, clean and stock lavatories, clean furniture, light fixtures, etc., clean cooking and eating areas, vacuuming, monitor supply closet and order custodial supplies through Supervisor, Buildings Maintenance Department and move and/or store supplies and other materials delivered to loading dock.

2.         Provide on an as-needed basis: Move furniture and office equipment, shampoo rugs, clean gutters, exterior and interior windows (use of 40' extension ladder may be required), snow removal minor maintenance care of buildings.

Requirements:  Experience in or ability to learn all facets of custodial care of buildings.  Working knowledge of custodial supplies and equipment (buffers, industrial vacuum cleaners, etc) preferred.  Physical ability and stamina to perform moderate manual labor for sustained periods of time.  Ability to work with minimal supervision.  Must possess valid driver's license. 

Please submit a resume to:
Yvonne Dalton, Director, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807


This position will remain open until filled.


Hagley Museum and Library is currently seeking Seasonal Grounds Assistants to assist the Grounds and Arboriculture department with various routine grounds maintenance and general labor operations. Will assist with special event set up and break down. 

Specific Duties:

1. General maintenance of grounds including: mow lawn; trim grass and hedges; water lawns, trees and flowers; rake, weed beds and edge lawns; perform manual tasks of moderate to heavy nature.
2. Assist with general clean-up operations including: removal of leaves, sticks, and other debris from grounds; clean sidewalks, parking lots, gutters and catch basins. Clean-up operations after a storm may require weekend or evening hours.
3. May operate small mechanical equipment used for grounds maintenance.
4. Assist with Special Events activities including set-up, parking, take-down, transporting equipment, clean-up, etc.


  • Knowledge of basic grounds maintenance and hand tools/materials used in grounds work.
  • 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.
  • Must be willing to work on occasional evening or weekend for Special Event or clean-up operations.
  • Valid driver’s license.

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


This job will remain open until filled.

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 in 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. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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