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 in Wilmington, DE, seeks part-time Museum Program Guides to work on an as-needed basis as a tour and program guide to interpret Hagley's history, buildings, artifacts, 19th century community, engineering innovations, etc.  This position will average no more than 10 hours a week, includes one weekend a month and holidays as scheduled and will have peaks in the spring, fall and holiday season.  Requires intensive initial training plus attendance at workshops and review training. 

Specific Duties:

1.    Work as scheduled to provide to school groups grades K-12, and other museum guests, detailed information and engaging activities related to history, science and technology as they connect to Hagley's past, exhibits, powder yard, historic workers’ community, etc.

2     Engage guests to make their visit to Hagley an enjoyable experience and monitor conditions of visitor areas to ensure safety.  Report potential safety problems to appropriate management personnel.

3.    Participate in periodic training sessions and workshops.

4.    Assist with special events and projects as needed.

Requirements:  Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills including ability to handle groups of visitors, especially school-aged children, 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, science, technology, or teaching.  Good physical condition required to stand and/or walk for extensive periods of time.  Prior experience in leading tours or teaching 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 and holidays as scheduled.

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 August 29, 2018.  Interviews will be held September 4 and 5.



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
ydalton@hagley.org

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.