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We appreciate your interest in working with us. To be considered for an opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to HUMAN RESOURCES. If we find your background and experience a match for the applied position, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Otherwise, your resume will remain open and active in our files for a period of 30-days. Thank you for your interest in the Delaware Historical Society!

 

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HUMAN RESOURCES
Delaware Historical Society
504 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
HR@dehistory.org
(302) 295-2390

We appreciate your interest in working with us. While as of right now we don’t have any openings, please check back frequently for updated opportunities.

If you have any questions, please email us at deinfo@dehistory.org. Thank you for your interest in the Delaware Historical Society!

We appreciate your interest in interning with us. While as of right now we don’t have any openings, please check back frequently for updated opportunities.

Each year the Delaware Historical Society selects five high school students for a paid summer internship to gain practical experience working in public history. Information regarding the application process is posted in the Spring on Facebook and this web page.

Volunteers make a difference!

Our volunteers’ time and talents are vital to the success of the Delaware Historical Society. If you are college-age or older, have some free time on a weekday or the weekend, and are looking for an interesting, enriching experience, then volunteering at DHS may be for you.

We’re Hiring!

Facillities Associate (Part-Time)

Museum Ambassador (Part-Time)

There are currently NO INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. We ask that you check back frequently for updated opportunities. Thank you for your interest in the Delaware Historical Society.

Each year the Delaware Historical Society selects seven high school students for a paid summer internship to gain practical experience working in public history. Information regarding the application process is posted in the Spring on Facebook and this web page.

CORPORATE IDEAL

At the Delaware Historical Society, we are not all the same. We see this as our greatest quality. For this reason, we celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Longevity.

INCLUSIVITY

How we unleash the power of diversity.

DIVERSITY

How we unleash the power of equity.

EQUITY

How we unleash the power of accessibility.

ACCESSIBILITY

How we unleash the power of longevity.

LONGEVITY

How we unleash the power of community.

We recognize the importance of this work in undermining inequality and injustice, increasing accessibility and promoting programs that stand the test of time.

Administration and Support

Dr. David W. Young, Executive Director
Shenise Hairston, Director of Human Resource and Finance

 

Advancement and Communications

Open, Director of Institutional Advancement
Rachael Mead, Donor & Grants Manager
Maggie Meyers, Advancement Assistant
Carol Washington, Special Events Associate
Nicole Avallone, Graphic Designer

 

Building and Grounds

Martha Moffat, Director of Buildings and Grounds
Thomas Jones, Facilities Manager

 

Collections and Access

Leigh Rifenburg, Chief Curator
Jennifer Potts, Curator of Objects
Edward Richi, Curator of Printed Media
Bill Robinson, Preservation Librarian
Johanna Seymour, Editorial Coordinator, Delaware History Journal

 

Delaware History Museum

Siri Nesheim, Visitor Services Manager, Delaware History Museum
Mulvena Connor, Museum Ambassador
Carolanne Deal, Museum Ambassador
Josephine Eccel, Museum Ambassador
Henry Elliott, Museum Ambassador
Kristin Mikles, Museum Ambassador

 

Education and Inspiration

Rebecca Fay, Director of Education
Kristin Geiger-Rayca, Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Alex Dittman, Digital Education Coordinator

 

Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

Open, Director of the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
Kobe Baker, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage Outreach Coordinator

 

Read House and Gardens

Brenton Grom, Director of Read House and Gardens
Rebecca Duffy, Education Coordinator
Emily Belitskus, Museum Ambassador
Heidi Benson, Museum Ambassador
Kathleen Gallant, Museum Ambassador
Sara Emerson Page, Museum Ambassador
Lynn Stitler, Museum Ambassador

Working at the Delaware Historical Society comes with a variety of amazing benefits and perks. In addition to being a great place to work, DHS provides a generous benefits package designed to give employees a full and healthy life, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Free Museum Membership
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free General Admission to Partnering Organizations
  • Free Parking Pass

The Delaware Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.  Our employment practices prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind.  We are committed to providing a diverse environment that is both inclusive and welcoming.  We encourage qualified applicants from all cultures and communities to apply.  This applies to employees, interns and volunteers.