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.


Job Opportunities for the 2016 Season

Stan Hywet currently has the following available job opportunities. (Updated 02/08/2016)


Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving

The Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving is a full-time position responsible for all details surrounding the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective major and planned gift donors and membership.  This position works under the direction of the Vice President of Outreach & Communications and assists with the planning and execution of fund development strategies particularly as they relate to major fundraising programs.  Qualified candidate must interact professionally with all internal and external constituents using strong interpersonal skills, will have a degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 5 years fundraising experience. CFRE designation is a plus.  Strong development relationships within the Northeast Ohio/Akron area is preferred.  The position is mid-level with a commensurate compensation package.  An attractive benefits package is provided.


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 and 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 atmosphere for guests with the highest level of customer service. 

Weekend availability is a must.


Assistant Gardener

Non-traditional hours and weekends required.

The Assistant Gardener is a part-time seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and is responsible for providing direct support for garden areas and daily tasks involved with operations. Responsibilities comprise a wide variety of landscape maintenance duties including weeding, planting, mulching, pruning, watering, etc. Prior experience and knowledge of plant materials and maintenance practices is preferred. Must be able to set-up and tear-down for special events, operate power equipment related to the job, work outside regardless of weather conditions, carry 60lbs. often, and have a valid driver’s license. 

Working in proximity to pesticides and herbicides required, some application possible.


To apply for a position at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, please complete an employment application, 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.