Work at Stan Hywet! Open interviews for Guest Services, Molly's Cafe and Event Support. Stop by on one of the following days to complete an application and have an on-the-spot interview. Scroll down for job descriptions.
- Wednesday 8/4, 10AM-4PM
- Saturday 8/7, 10AM-1PM
Consider a Career at Historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Experience stimulating work surroundings, a dynamic team atmosphere and the pride of working at the nation’s sixth largest historic home. 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.
- College students interested in internships: please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information.
Current Job Opportunities
SEASONAL PART-TIME (April - December)
Event Staff/Bartender The Event Staff/Bartender is a seasonal position assisting in the operational activity of private rentals and events. Duties include bar set-up, tear down, post event inventory, and general support of event execution as needed. Qualified candidate will be of age to serve and sell alcohol and have knowledge of basic mixology. Schedule is irregular, typically weekends and evenings, based on bookings and staff availability.
Guest Service Staff The Guest Service Staff is a seasonal, part-time position 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, volunteers, members and fellow employees. Duties range from conducting ticket and membership sales in admissions, greeting and providing general support including minor janitorial duties in guest areas, and supporting special events.
Qualified candidate will have excellent verbal communication skills, positive attitude, initiative, and have the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Must be available weekends and during public events (Father’s Day Car Show, Molto Bella, Ohio Mart, and Deck the Hall). Ability to work in all weather conditions is expected, and position is 90% standing. Schedules are flexible with Estate needs and individual availability.
Molly's Café Staff The Cafe Staff is a seasonal position, part-time responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of Molly’s Café within the Stan Hywet property. Duties include operating point-of-sale system; preparing menu items, 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. Maintaining a professional attitude and demonstrating a superior level of hospitality skills working with the public, volunteers, and staff are expected.
Weekends required. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and previous food service a plus. Must be of age to serve and sell alcohol. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm. Hours vary to support events.
Controller The Controller is responsible for managing the accounting for all financial assets and liabilities of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and its subsidiaries. This position leads the daily accounting operations, ensures an adequate system of internal controls is maintained, general ledger accounts are correctly stated and classified, and that reporting is prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Results-oriented candidate will supervise a team of four; report to the President & Executive Director and partners with multiple cross-functional team members.
Qualified candidate will have 5 years minimum experience in management and accounting. CPA required. Non-profit accounting is a plus. Knowledge of Sage 100, POS, and Crystal reporting is preferred.
Senior Accountant The Senior Accountant is a full-time position which assists in the accounting functions and financial and performance reporting for Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and associated subsidiary companies. This role offers a breadth of experience in many areas of accounting in both non-profit and for-profit business structures. The schedule is regular, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with seasonal adjustments to support execution of public events.
Greenhouse Technician The Greenhouse Technician is responsible for assisting in the care of a conservatory collection and greenhouse production within a public garden. Provides support in the care and maintenance of equipment and mechanical elements of greenhouse structures.
Qualified candidate will have an 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 plant propagation, 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.
The Facilities Technician is a full-time position responsible for assisting daily operations and supporting special projects of the facilities management team. Duties may include basic plumbing, basic HVAC, basic electrical, mechanical repairs, carpentry, preventive maintenance on equipment, cleaning and general upkeep necessary for a historical property.
Valid Ohio Driver’s License, basic computer literacy, and a general knowledge of building systems and components required. A technical or associate degree is preferred. Some weekends required.
There are no regular part-time positions currently available.
Applications To apply for a position at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, download our employment applications from the link below. Submit your resume, cover letter and employment application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Attn: Human Resources
714 North Portage Path
Akron OH 44303
Thank you for your interest in Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
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.
Fall 2021 Internship Opportunities
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