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 Mechanical Exhibits Specialist to join its Mechanical Exhibitions department.  Responsibilities include inspections and routine maintenance of exhibits.  Assist with department projects including construction, restoration, and maintenance of exhibits. 

Specific Duties:

1. Daily inspection and routine maintenance/minor repairs for lighting, mechanical, and audiovisual sequences of all exhibits to ensure that light, sounds, and mechanical demonstrations are performing correctly.

2. Prepare Steam engine and boiler for daily operation.

3. Maintain a database of maintenance and repair documentation.

4. Assist with major department projects including construction, restoration, and maintenance of exhibits, and other projects.

5. Monitor and maintain records and inventory of electrical/electronic parts and tools.  Recommend appropriate equipment purchase and maintenance as necessary.  Maintain a continuous and current inventory of departmental maintenance tools and equipment.

6. Participates in special events and performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Working knowledge of tools, materials, and techniques used for exhibits construction or model-making. Strong electromechanical, electronics, and computer skills. Excellent physical condition; valid driver's license; ability to work from written/oral/blueprint instructions and schematic diagrams; and effective interpersonal skills. Technical electronics or related training 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.



OPEN HOUSE:  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.  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 as needed.

Requirements:  High school degree required plus additional study/experience related to history, science, technology, or teaching.  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.  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.

Interested persons must attend one of our Open Houses, either Thursday, February 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, February 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come to Hagley’s Visitor Center and be prepared for a short walk along the property; wear comfortable shoes. Please bring a copy of your resume.



Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE seeks a part-time Sales Associate to work in the Hagley Store.  Responsibilities include performing general retail duties; operating computerized cash register; assisting visitors, maintaining general appearance of store; and maintaining necessary records.  This position will be scheduled on an as-needed basis for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Specific Duties:

1.         Responsible for cash transactions in Hagley Store including: enter transactions into computerized cash register, make exact change, cash out  and balance the days postings at end of day, prepare cash drawer and using credit card system.

2.         Assist visitors with selection and purchase of items; gift wrapping if requested.

3.         Accept deliveries and maintain accurate records of incoming merchandise; ticketing and putting merchandise in correct area or department as designated by store manager.  Participate in annual physical inventory in Museum Store, Frizzell’s Store, Stockroom in basement of Visitor’s Center and other areas as designated.

4.         Maintain overall appearance of store, fill in merchandise and bring conditions requiring repair to the attention of the Store Manager.

5.         As required, prepare store for opening and closing.  Dusting, cleaning of glass shelves and replenishing of merchandise and books as needed.

6.         Set up and break down displays at special events (some will be outdoors on uneven ground and may have reduced connectivity).  Sell merchandise, must be able to manually note inventory and prepare paper receipts and charge slips as instructed by Store Manager. Ability to add sales and negotiate change without a calculator, if necessary.   

Requirements:  High school degree.  Previous general retail experience preferred, including experience with computerized cash register and credit card machine.  Ability to interact effectively with general public.  Skills required: making accurate financial transactions, maintaining detailed records, and working with minimum supervision.  Physical ability to work with merchandise on high and low shelves and to stand for long periods of time in all settings. Lifting and moving of heavy boxes is required.  Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekday and weekend hours. Display experience required.  Pleasant, positive, motivated attitude is necessary.