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 (as of September 18, 2023)

Full-time positions include a generous benefits package with vacation, healthcare, dental, vision, life, AD&D, 403(b) plan with employer match,  Stan Hywet membership (contributing level), complimentary event tickets for friends and family, and discounts on food, merchandise and rental spaces.  The biggest benefit is working with a high quality, passionate team at beautiful, historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Director of Development The Director of Development works with the President & Executive Director to create strategic fundraising plans that support of the mission of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Work performed will include the development, coordination, and oversite of annual and on-going campaigns, corporate and foundation giving programs, planned giving and endowment. Research, analyses, and donor prospect identification will be necessary skills. This position will provide leadership to the development team and manage institutional policies and procedures, funding proposals, tracking of grant submissions, recognition events and programs, solicitation materials, master calendar coordination, and execution of campaign activities. Stewardship, community engagement, and fostering a culture of fundraising across staff, board members, volunteers, and other key stakeholders will be essential for success.

Qualifications include excellent written communication and negotiation skills, sound judgement ability, computer proficiency, CRM system familiarity and the ability to relate to diverse audiences in a variety of situations. Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and 7 or more years of leadership experience in a fundraising capacity are required.  Learn more

Grounds Manager  The Grounds Manager leads the horticulture staff and volunteers in the maintenance, restoration, and preservation of all outdoor garden areas in a historic public garden. This position sets team goals and ensures timely completion and quality standards for all landscape maintenance and recovery projects in keeping with historic garden preservation. Provides training and ensures adherence to safety practices regarding use of equipment and products.  Qualified candidate will have thorough knowledge of plant material and landscape practices. Knowledge of fertilization, pest control, and disease control is required.  Must show minimum 4 year’s documented experience in green industry. Recommended minimum of a technical school diploma or Associate of Science degree in botany, biology, horticulture, agronomy or related studies; a Bachelor of Science degree in a horticulture related field is preferred. A pesticide applicators license from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and valid Ohio driver’s license are required.  Basic skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel are recommended. Learn more

There are no regular part-time positions currently available.

SEASONAL PART-TIME (April - December, 2023) 

Guest Services A member of the guest services team is a part-time, seasonal employee responsible for supporting the day-to-day front line activity in admissions, outdoor guest service areas, and special events. Qualified candidate will be self-motivated and attentive to detail. Must be able to maintain a professional attitude and demonstrate a superior level of hospitality skills when working with the public, volunteers, museum members and fellow employees.

This is an entry level position. Availability on weekends is required.

Staff enjoy a contributing level membership with reciprocal privileges at museums and gardens across the country, discounts in the museum's café and store, and breaks walking the 70 acres of beautiful grounds and well-tended gardens.

Guest Services Lead (Hospitality Coordinator)  The Guest Services Lead is a seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens hired by the President & Executive Director upon recommendation of the Director of Guest Operations. They are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day front-line activity. The Hospitality Coordinator is responsible for providing a superior level of hospitality skills to meet the expectations of Stan Hywet’s guests.  Learn more

 Molly's Cafe Staffer  This position offers a flexible schedule and opportunity to develop and enhance customer service skills working in a beautiful setting. A member of the cafe staff is a seasonal employee responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of Molly’s Café at Stan Hywet. Duties include maintaining a professional attitude and demonstrating a superior level of hospitality skills working with the public, volunteers and staff, operating the 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.

Weekends are required. Previous food service experience is a plus. Must be of age to serve and sell alcohol. Will be required to obtain food service license. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Work hours will vary for specific Estate events.

Applications  To apply for a position at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, download our employment application from the link below. Submit your resume, cover letter and employment application to 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.

Employment Application

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, tour services, educational programs, horticulture, architecture, hospitality, human resources, and marketing and communications, just to name a few.  

Our broad selection of internship opportunities bring together staff and 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. Guided by seasoned, professional staff, interns are able to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom with an interactive and immersive experience in a nonprofit museum setting.

To apply for an internship, click on the button below and complete the application. If there is an open opportunity, we will contact you!

College Internship Application