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 seeks a Manager, Personnel Support Services to oversee the administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function and procedures for all Hagley personnel.  This role reports directly to the Executive Director and advises other administrators on aspects of human resource management. Supervise the Volunteer Manager.   

Specific Duties:

  1. Coordinate recruitment process, terminations, promotions, and other employment activities for Hagley employees.  Keep job descriptions up-to-date, accurate and compliant with relevant federal, state and local laws for all positions
  2. Work with administrative and supervisory staff in all facets of personnel management.  Monitor performance appraisal system and revise as necessary. 
  3. Research information on salary ranges (benchmarking) for staff positions. 
  4. Perform benefits administration, including enrollment, change reporting, termination and payroll benefit deductions.  Assist with review of benefits package, solicitation of quotes on new insurances and redesign of existing plans. 
  5. Review and revise Personnel Policies and Procedures and Employee Handbook. 
  6. Ensure the compliance of Hagley's safety policies, programs and practices with OSHA, Right-to-Know, and other occupational health and safety legislation.  Maintain OSHA 200 forms, SDS files, safety manuals, policies, and other records relating to safety program.
  7. Serve on Hagley's Safety Committee.  Oversee Hagley safety budget, assist with safety guidelines and training.
  8. Monitor maintenance of data base systems (Microsoft Dynamics) and files for personnel information management.  Develop and maintain an online human resource information system that meets personnel information needs (SharePoint Intranet). 
  9. Represent the Hagley Museum and Library at all employment-related fact-finding hearings including those for Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation, and Human Relations/EEOC claims.  If necessary, prepare documents to be used in such cases for review by legal counsel.

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree and four to ten years’ related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience required; certification in Human Resource discipline preferred.  Generalist experience, including several years in a management capacity, in all facets of human resource programs including benefits administration, employment, compensation, policy administration, employee relations, safety, and training.   Excellent written/oral communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills plus flexibility to handle diverse responsibilities.

 

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

 



Hagley Museum and Library is currently seeking a Seasonal Horticulturist to work with members of its 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.  This is a temporary position through October 2018.

Specific Duties:

  1. 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.  Under supervision of licensed staff, may apply pesticides and herbicides. 
  2. Assist with general clean-up operations including:  remove leaves, sticks, and other debris from grounds; clear sidewalks, parking lots, gutters, and catch basins.
  3. Operate small and large mechanical equipment used for grounds maintenance/general labor operations including: push and riding mowers, tillers, string trimmers, and blowers.
  4. Assist with Special Events activities including: set-up and take-down, parking, transporting equipment, clean-up, etc.

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.  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 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. 



Hagley Museum and Library is currently seeking a Seasonal Grounds Assistant 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.  This is a temporary position through October 2018.​

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.

Requirements:  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
ydalton@hagley.org

 

This job will remain open until filled.



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
ydalton@hagley.org

 

This position 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