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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 03/26/2018)

Full Time 

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant is a full time employee who assists in the accounting/bookkeeping for all financial assets and liabilities for Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and associated subsidiary companies. Qualified candidate will be accurate with numbers, detail oriented, able to record transactions with speed and efficiency, and have the ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers. Associate's or bachelor's degree in accounting , business or finance and minimum 3-5 years of experience required. CPA preferred.

Senior Horticulturalist/Arboriculturalist

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, focusing on care of woody plants and trees.

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, arboriculture or landscape industry with extensive knowledge of a variety of plant material and landscape maintenance practices. Knowledge of pruning woody plant material, 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, arboriculture or agronomy is desirable. Certified ISA Arborist preferred.


The Horticulturalist is full time employee and is responsible for the care of specific garden areas following landscape maintenance practices in keeping with historic garden preservation and the daily tasks involved with operations. The Horticulturalist may be asked to work with and direct the activities of garden volunteers.

Provides support during public events, set-up and tear-down.Some nontraditional hours required.

Qualified candidate will have knowledge of a variety of plant material and landscape maintenance practices. Strong interest in landscape/horticulture and at least two year’s documented work experience in the agriculture, horticulture or landscape industry is a plus.Associate of Science degree in botany, biology, horticulture or agronomy is desirable. Have or be able to obtain a Pesticide Applicator’s License through the Ohio Department of Agriculture.


Regular Part-Time

No regular part-time positions are currently available.



Hospitality Coordinator

April – December / Weekends Required

The Hospitality Coordinator 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.



To apply for a position at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, email a resume and cover letter to or mail to:

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!

Employment Application

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

College Internship Application