Unless otherwise specified, please reply to:

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

E-mail: careers@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.


Position Description:

The Processing Archivist is responsible for arranging and describing Hagley’s manuscript and archival collections according to standard archival principles. The Processing Archivist will also assist with other duties related to managing, preserving, and providing access to Hagley’s archival collections, including cataloging and reference. 


Specific Duties:


  • Arrange, describe, and re-house manuscript and archival collections according to standard archival principles.
  • Create EAD finding aids using Archivists’ Toolkit or other archives management tool


  • Create MARC records for archival collections using the library’s OPAC
  • Utilize controlled vocabularies and make contributions to NACO
  • Monitor developments in the library community’s move to a post-MARC environment.

Reference and Outreach:

  • Provide reference service, as needed, to both on-site and remote researchers, using Hagley's manuscript and archive collection.
  • Contribute to Hagley’s wider outreach efforts by identifying potential items for social media and publicity
  • Retrieve archival boxes from stacks as required. Move collections to and from remote storage as required.
  • Work occasional Saturdays as required



Master’s in Library and Information Science or equivalent, plus some prior archival experience. Must have excellent writing and organizational skills; ability to work independently; must have valid driver’s license, be able to climb ladders and lift up to 40 lbs. Subject knowledge relevant to Hagley’s archival collections is a plus.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

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


Email: careers@hagley.org

Hagley is seeking a full-time Horticulturist to participate in landscaping activities on the property.  In consultation with the Supervisor, Gardens and Horticulture the candidate is responsible primarily for the care of all plants in the E. I. du Pont Restored Garden.  Maintain the garden, orchard, and surrounding area in exhibit condition including responsibility for labeling plants and preparing appropriate records on the plantings.  Assist in research for planning and design of historical gardens. Responsible for other specialized horticultural tasks throughout the Hagley property as assigned.  Occasional weekend duty in the greenhouse is required.  Train volunteers as assigned to assist in the E. I. garden.

Specific Duties:

•    Daily maintenance of E. I. du Pont Restored Garden area including scheduling, planting, weeding, watering, pruning, raking, mowing, etc.

•    Prepare annual records on all bulbs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, and fruit trees in E. I. du Pont Restored Garden.

•    Perform specialized horticultural tasks including plant propagation, budding, grafting, and espalier training of fruit trees and maintenance of nursery as required. 

•    Will possibly be assigned occasional weekend duty in the greenhouse to provide basic care for plants. 

•    Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Gardens and Horticulture.

Requirements:  BA/BS degree in the field of horticulture or closely related discipline required.  Experience in vegetable cultivation, pomology and espaliered treatment of fruit trees.  Knowledge of plant propagation, pruning, plant physiology, and soil science.  Ability to communicate knowledge orally and in written form.  Ability to carry out moderate to heavy manual labor under varying weather conditions for extended periods of time.  Good physical condition.  Delaware commercial pesticide applicator's license required upon hire. Valid driver's license required.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

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

Email: careers@hagley.org

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 December 15, 2018, and preliminary phone interviews with qualified candidates will follow. The job will remain open until filled.


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.