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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 08/16/2016)
FULL TIME POSITIONS
Guest Operations Manager
The Guest Operations Manager is a full time position overseeing all the front-of-house operations of the estate including guest flow, customer service, admissions, ticketing and guest safety. Position will hold accountability for providing optimal guest experience. Position manages staff, systems, budgets and departmental goals.
Qualified candidates should possess prior work experience and knowledge of financial management, operations and customer service standards. Supervisory experience is required along with a college degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience. Minimum 4 years work experience in the tourist destination/attraction industry and strong computer literacy preferred.
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.
Public Programs Coordinator
The Public Programs Coordinator is a regular part-time employee assisting the Director of Public Programs with all public events: managing timelines, scheduling, logistics and volunteer assistance. S/he is also responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties of the Marketing and Public Programs departments.
Qualifications are a high school diploma or equivalent, some prior event production experience, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and Microsoft Office proficiency. Candidate must be flexible in hours of work, including evenings and weekends.
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.
Manor House Tour Guide
April – December / Weekends Required
The Tour Guide is a seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and is responsible for conducting guided tours through the Manor House, Gardens, Gate Lodge and Grounds. Tour Guides assist in maintaining a safe, enjoyable atmoshphere for guests with the highest level of customer service.
Weekend availability is a must.
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.