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.


 

Supervisor, Gardens and Horticulture

 

Hagley Museum and Library seeks a Supervisor, Gardens and Horticulture to join its Preservation, Buildings and Grounds department. 

Major Responsibilities:  Provide ongoing horticultural maintenance of Hagley's historic landscape, primarily as it pertains to the specialized care of its various garden areas.  Work with and serve as direct supervisor of full-time staff involved with garden projects including daily supervision of work activities in historical garden areas and greenhouse. Assist in research for planning and design of historical gardens. Work with Director, Preservation, Buildings and Grounds in developing and implementing landscape policies and programs.

Specific Duties:

  1. Provide daily management of operations in historic garden areas, greenhouse, cutting gardens, and interior plant collection displays.  Work and provide immediate supervision for greenhouse, garden, and other horticultural activities and personnel including assisting in recruitment, training, and evaluation of staff as well as supervising volunteer flower arrangers.    
  2. Provide general maintenance of grounds and basic care of flowers and plants including:  mow lawn; trim grass and hedges; water lawns, trees and flowers; rake, weed, and edge lawns; grade and prepare base for laying sod and seed; prune and cultivate shrubbery and flowers.  May apply pesticides and herbicides as deemed appropriate.  May be assigned to concentrate work activities in specific area of property.
  3. Under the review of the Director, Preservation, Buildings and Grounds, help establish short and long-term project schedules designed to implement approved landscape programs and policies.  Participate in the development and design of landscape projects, including the drafting of planting plans.
  4. Assist Director and Supervisor, Grounds and Arboriculture with general administrative and operations concerns for horticultural operations and historical landscape preservation including:  ensure historical accuracy through primary research, establish project priorities; determine staffing needs; monitor budgets; procure plants, equipment and supplies; produce annual planting reports as needed; develop and maintain GIS database; recruit and evaluate staff,
  5. Work with Supervisor, Grounds and Arboriculture on other aspects of department operations including general labor projects, emergency clean-up operation, operations (including snow removal; remove leaves, sticks, and other debris from grounds; clean sidewalks, parking lots, gutters and catch basins), and Special Events activities (these tasks might require weekend work).
  6. Supervise property-wide outdoor decorating, including staff working on Fall and Christmas displays, in particular, Craft Fair, Hayrides, and Christmas.
  7. Participate in occasional educational or public relations outreach programs; must be able to give presentations to the general public.
  8. Ensure safe procedures and practices for all Gardens and Grounds Department operations.

Requirements:  Requires experience in the following areas:  greenhouse operations, plant care and maintenance, and staff supervision.   B.A./B.S. or equivalent formal training in horticulture required. Knowledge of bud grafting, pruning, plant physiology, and pomology.  Ability to communicate knowledge orally and in written form.  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.  Requires stamina to perform landscape activities for extended periods in all weather conditions.  Requires excellent supervisory, oral/written communications, and interpersonal skills.  Valid driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain Delaware Commercial Pesticide Applicator's license.  Background in historic landscape preservation, garden design and/or knowledge of period flower arrangements 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.

 

 



Landscape Technician

 

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.



Hagley Museum and Library is seeking a part-time Business Manager for a collection development program, Hagley Heritage Curators. The successful candidate will work with the Library Director and Curators to identify firms and trade associations with historically significant records for the purposes of building research collections at Hagley, and undertaking preservation work and projects (e.g., archival processing, conservation, digitization, oral history, etc.).

The successful candidate will have both historical training and business acumen; skills appropriate to managing client relations and communicating Hagley’s program to prospective client-depositors; and indicate the ability to build and maintain and build the library’s marketing and outreach efforts, including its Hagley Heritage Curators membership program.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in history with experience in cultural heritage institutions, with a focus on records preservation and archives. Ability to undertake background research on current and potential clients and their needs is a must. Advanced degrees and/or at least five years’ experience with corporate records preferred. Must have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills; ability to work independently; and have a valid driver’s license.

To apply:
Send resume with a cover letter listing at least two references to:

Hagley Museum and Library
Yvonne Dalton, Director, Personnel Support Services
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
ydalton@hagley.org

Review of applications is ongoing; the job will remain open until filled.

Hagley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.