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Working at Historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
The employees of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens share their knowledge, experience, creativity, personal interests, perspectives and a variety of work styles and thinking skills, creating a team of talented and diverse professionals. Through collective efforts, we successfully deliver educational interpretation, programming, exhibits, special events, efficient operations and restoration work to support our mission: to preserve and share our historic estate and serve as a resource for educational, cultural and recreational enrichment. We also invest in professional development and we benchmark best practices to ensure we consistently meet the highest standards of quality and delivery of service.
Distinguished among the best, the benefits of employment at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens go beyond on the norm. What other work environment envelops you in history, culture, art and lush gardens? Experience stimulating work surroundings, a dynamic team atmosphere and the pride of working at the nation’s sixth largest historic home. That’s priceless.
Employees also enjoy special discounts, complimentary event tickets for family and friends, exclusive appreciation events and awards, complimentary membership and employer-paid uniforms for applicable positions.
Stan Hywet strives to employ the best available talent and follows equal opportunity employment practices. It is our policy to employ, retain, promote, terminate and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualification and competence. This policy is applied without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
College students interested in internships: please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information.
Current Job Opportunities
Stan Hywet currently has the following available job opportunities. (Updated 12/19/2016)
Collections Technician Generalist
The Collections Technician Generalist is a part-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and is responsible for cleaning the Manor House which includes period rooms with historic furnishings and objects as well as public spaces such as hallways, restrooms and entryways. The Collections Technician Generalist works to achieve the highest professional standards of cleanliness in the museum and other areas as a member of the Collections Department staff.
Qualified candidate will have previous experience in housekeeping and/or a museum setting and the ability to work as part of team, be self-motivated and have attention to detail. High school diploma required. Ability to be on one’s feet for several hours in a row as well as stoop, crouch and bend. Candidate must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Training in museum appropriate cleaning techniques will be provided upon employment.
Flexible work schedule; evening and weekend work may be required.
2016 Part-time Seasonal Positions
Guest Services Staff
April – December / Weekends Required
The Guest Services Staff is a part-time seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day front line activity, maintaining a professional attitude and demonstrating a superior level of hospitality skills when working with the public, volunteer staff, members and fellow employees. The position encompasses a broad range of varying skills balancing and overseeing all visitor activity. Duties will range from performing work in admissions, outdoor guest service areas, café and special events.
All candidates will need to develop a basic knowledge of Stan Hywet’s tours, rentals, public programs, and membership opportunities.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens , Attn: Human Resources, 714 North Portage Path, Akron OH 44303
You may also complete an employment application online, below.
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The application/resume of candidates not selected for consideration will be retained on file for a period of two years.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens prides itself on offering a wide-range of internship opportunities to qualified applicants looking to explore or gain relevant knowledge and skills required to enter a particular career field. Working with many reputable universities, Stan Hywet offers students hands-on experience in museum studies, history, horticulture, architecture, information technology, hospitality, human resources, marketing and communications just to name a few.
Our broad selection of internship assignments brings together students from diverse fields of study allowing for a true collaborative work environment and experience. Internships at Stan Hywet are typically unpaid, but are an excellent way to begin building work skills and connections that are invaluable to a successful future career path. Interns will benefit from the depth of exposure not only in their course of study but also to general operations, cross-functional team skills and standard work protocols. Guided by a staff of professionals, interns work alongside them to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom.