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

Stan Hywet currently has the following available job opportunities. (Updated 12/17/2014)

Full-Time

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.

Greenhouse Technician

The Greenhouse Technician is a full-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.  This position is responsible for assisting in the care of a conservatory collection and greenhouse production held within a public garden.  Provides support in the care and maintenance of equipment and mechanical elements of greenhouse structures.

Qualified candidate will have a Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Plant Science, Botany or equivalent experience; 2-3 years experience in greenhouse 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 within the greenhouse and other areas of public gardens.  Candidate must be able to navigate Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel) and operate computer controlled environmental systems.

Expect year round outside exposure in all weather conditions, as well as greenhouse exposure; weekend and evening hours required. Duties include non-greenhouse tasks throughout the growing season and non-horticulture support during special events.

Regular Part-time 

Rentals Assistant
 
The Rentals Assistant is a part-time position which assists in the administration and front-line activity of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens rental and event bookings.   This position collaborates with clients and potential clients, guests, volunteers, vendors and staff providing administrative and day of logistics support to the rental/hospitality team from planning to execution of events. Evening and weekend hours required.
 
Qualified candidate must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and database management.  Candidate must be able to run all office equipment, be detail oriented and able to handle multiple projects.  A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required, as well as previous clerical experience in accounting or office administration.  Candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Prior event or catering business experience is a plus.  
 

2015 Part-time Seasonal Positions

Public Programs Assistant
 
The Public Programs Assistant is a seasonal/temporary (Jan-Sept 2015) position assisting with all 100th anniversary events of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.  The Public Programs Assistant is responsible for day-to-day administrative duties related to the 100th anniversary events: providing support in vendor relationships, managing timelines, scheduling, executing day of logistics (including physical elements) and managing volunteers.  Evening and weekend hours required.
 
Qualified candidate must have high school diploma, or equivalent.  Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and have previous administration and customer service experience. 
 
Candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as ability to handle multiple projects or tasks and be extremely detailed oriented.  Familiarity with and/or experience in full-cycle event management, is preferred.
 

Café Staff

April-December and Weekends Required
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.

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.

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The application/resume of candidates not selected for consideration will be retained on file for a period of one year.


internships

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.