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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 08/22/2017)
Full Time Positions
The Senior Horticulturalist is a full-time employee who maintains the highest professional standards of landscape appearance through plant health care and landscape maintenance in assigned public garden areas. Leads members of the team, including staff and volunteers, following landscape maintenance practices in keeping with historic garden preservation.
Provides support during public events, set-up and tear-down. Some non-traditional hours required.
Qualified candidate will have 4 or more years documented experience in agriculture, horticulture or landscape industry with extensive knowledge of a variety of plant material and landscape maintenance practices. Knowledge of fertilization, pest control and disease control is necessary and candidate must have an Ohio Certified Pesticide Applicator’s License. Technical school diploma or Associate of Science degree in botany, biology, horticulture or agronomy is recommended. Bachelor of Science degree in botany, biology, horticulture or agronomy is desirable.
Sales Specialist - Group Tours
The Sales Specialist - Group Tours is a full-time position overseeing the group sales and motor coach visitation arrangements for large groups, schools, and special events. This position represents Stan Hywet at tradeshows and participates in internal strategy and marketing meetings. Some non-traditional hours required.
Qualified candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks, be well organized and have good communication skills with the ability to relate to persons of all ages and diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities. One to two years’ experience in a hospitality or sales position preferred. Candidate must desire to grow and learn the group sales business and should be adept at public speaking and motivating people.
A high school diploma is required, a degree in hospitality management/tourism or related field preferred. Above average organizational and computer skills, point of sale software experience highly desired. Good writing and communication skills are vital to the development and success of this position.
2017 Part-time Seasonal and temporary Positions
IT Support Technician
IT Support Technician is a part-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. This position assists with maintenance of systems and communication equipment. On-site required, as well as non-traditional and weekend hours.
Qualified candidate will have 1-3 years of experience. Associate’s Degree in Information Technology or accredited certification, preferred. Must have strong communication skills, ability to prioritize tasks and to work independently.
Grounds Tech II
The Grounds Tech II is a seasonal, part time position providing direct support in assigned garden areas and executing daily tasks involved with operations. This position performs a variety of landscape duties including weeding, planting, mulching, mowing, weed-eating, raking, pruning, watering, and general clean-up, including set-up and tear down for public events. This position requires careful attention to detail and adherence to landscape maintenance practices in keeping with historic garden preservation.
Qualified candidate must have valid Ohio Driver’s license, one season’s experience in the horticulture field, and ability and willingness to operate motorized maintenance equipment. Knowledge of plant material and maintenance practices is desirable. A minimum high school diploma or GED is desirable with some education background in Horticulture a plus.
Day Manager Trainee
April – December / Weekends Required
The Day Manager is a seasonal, part-time employee responsible for supervising staff in providing a superior level of customer services. This position oversees the day-to-day front-line activity in greeting, admissions and other guest areas, coordinates and provides assistance with groups, events or special needs, leads opening and closing procedures, and maintains a clean, safe, enjoyable and helpful atmosphere for guests, volunteers and staff.
Weekend availability is a must, some holidays required.
Qualified candidate must have 1-2 years prior supervisory experience, strong customer service skills, intermediate computer skills with ability to learn proprietary ticketing software. Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license. A minimum of a High School diploma, or equivalent, is highly desirable.
Selected trainee will receive training for 90 days at an introductory wage. Upon successful completion, trainee will be confirmed in role or may elect to continue employment as Guest Service Staff.
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 atmosphere for guests with the highest level of customer service.
Weekend availability is a must.
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.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens , Attn: Human Resources, 714 North Portage Path, Akron OH 44303
You may download an employment application below and mail or email to the above address or email address.
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.