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 6/26/2014)
Manager of Creative Services
The Manager Creative Services is a full-time position responsible for oversight of all marketing/advertising and creative efforts for the museum, to increase overall awareness, attendance, income, and maximize fundraising. The Manager of Creative Services is responsible for managing the part-time Graphic Designer and any design/production consultants, contractors and/or vendors.
Qualified candidate will have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field. Candidate should have 5 to 7 year industry experience as well as 3 years managerial experience. Strong proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite and all relevant technologies, both PC and MAC is required; as well as experience and knowledge of advertising, publishing, and current trends in market research and public opinion. Must have a keen ability to efficiently develop and translate concepts into creative and effective designs and organizational ability to plan for and secure prime advertising and promotional opportunities.
An understanding of nonprofits and experience in an arts & culture institution and/or the tourism industry is a plus.
Collections Technician Generalist
The Collections Technician Generalist is a regular part-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Primary responsibilities include preservation maintenance of the museum’s historic collection and interiors utilizing specially required materials and equipment provided. This position works under the direction of the Curator/Director of Museum Services to achieve the highest professional standards of appearance and cleanliness of museum and associated areas.
A high school diploma 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.This position has a flexible work schedule; evening and weekend work may be required.
Average work week is 20 hours.
2014 Part-time Seasonal Positions
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.
The application/resume of candidates not selected for consideration will be retained on file for a period of one year.
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.