jobs@stanhywet.orgThe 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 04/19/2016)



A full-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. This position is directly responsible for managing & maintaining all turf areas of the 70 acre historic estate. This position performs mowing, care and maintenance of equipment, as well as organizing and instructing staff and volunteers in weekly mowing schedule.  This position will also be involved with other gardening tasks.

Qualified candidate will have an associate’s degree in horticulture related field of study or equivalent experience; 2-3 years’ experience in turf care with experience in liquid and granular fertilizer applications, pesticide and herbicide applications is a plus. Candidate should have knowledge of disease and pest control. Must have pesticide applicator’s license or the ability to obtain after hire. Candidate must be familiar with irrigation system operations and repair.

Expect year-round exposure in all weather conditions; weekend and evening hours required. Duties include non-horticulture support during special events. 


Maintenance Mechanic

The Maintenance Mechanic is a full-time employee responsible for assisting in efforts to maintain the safety, appearance and optimal working condition of all buildings, equipment, vehicles and support systems.  Duties include general maintenance activities, repairs, and improvements.

Qualified candidate must have valid Ohio Driver’s License, basic computer literacy; must have mechanical, painting, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills; and ability to copper sweat, solder, mig weld, arc weld, and braze.

Minimum High School Diploma, or equivalent, some college or technical instruction in facilities and/or equipment maintenance is recommended.  Two years or more experience and working knowledge in related fields a plus.

Some weekends 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.



To apply for a position at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, emailt a resume and cover letter or mail to:

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ,  Attn:  Human Resources, 714 North Portage Path,  Akron OH  44303

You may also complete an employment application online, below.

Thank you for your interest!

Employment Application

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.

College Internship Application