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.
Stan Hywet currently has the following available job opportunities. (Updated 02/27/2015)
Collection Technician Specialist
The Collections Technician Specialist is a full-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Collections staff as Stan Hywet Hall embarks on a multi-year project to restore a select number of rooms in the Manor House to their original 1915 appearance. This position will be heavily involved throughout the project and responsible for providing the Collections team with necessary research as well as an array of general collections management related duties. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to work directly with staff and volunteers to implement museum policies and procedures regarding the protection, care, documentation, presentation and interpretation of the museum collections as well as public and private spaces.
A bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies or related field is required. Ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication with computer proficiency in Microsoft products. Similar previous experience is preferred, museum setting highly desirable. Experience using PastPerfect software is preferred. This position has a flexible work schedule; evening and weekend work may be required.
Senior Gardener/Turf Care Specialist
The Senior Gardener/Turf Care Specialist is 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.
Qualified candidate will have a Associate’s Degree in Turf, Entomology, Plant Science or equivalent experience; 2-3 years experience in turf industry is a plus. Candidate should have strong knowledge of disease and pest control. Pesticide applicator’s license required, experience in liquid and granular fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide application to turf and other areas of public gardens. Candidate must be able to operate and trouble shoot irrigation systems.
Expect year round exposure in all weather conditions; weekend and evening hours required Duties include non-horticulture support during special events.
2015 Part-time Seasonal Positions
Manor House Tour Guide
April – December | Weekends Required
The Tour Guide is a seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and is responsible for conducting guided tours through the Manor House, Gardens, and Gate Lodge, and grounds. Tour Guides assist in maintaining a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for guests with the highest level of customer service. Weekend availability is a must.
Retail/Café Lead Specialist
The Retail/Café Lead Specialist is a seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. This position leads the day-to-day operations of the Store and Café, including all food service requests for special events, tour groups, and meetings and merchandising the retail areas. Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent, is highly desirable. Two years restaurant/hospitality management and retail experience is preferred.
Non-traditional hours required, including evenings and weekends.
The Cafe Staff is a seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of Molly’s Café. Duties include maintaining a professional attitude and demonstrating a superior level of hospitality skills working with the public, volunteers and staff, operating point of sale system, preparing menu items as required while following all food safety requirements, developing a basic knowledge of Stan Hywet’s tours, rentals, public programs, and membership opportunities and overseeing all visitor activity in the area. Non-traditional hours required. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and previous food service a plus. April-December and Weekends Required
Guest Services Staff
April-December and Weekends Required
The Guest Services staff member 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 gust service areas, the café and special events.
To apply for a position at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, please complete an employment application. Thank you for your interest.
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.