Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens JOB FAIR
Saturday Feb. 8 | 11 am - 2pm
Carriage House Reception Hall

Work at Stan Hywet! Come to our job fair and learn all about working at the estate, as well as available seasonal positions in horticulture, tour services, guest services, Molly's Cafe and private events (bartenders). Applications will be accepted and same-day interviews will be conducted.

Enjoy 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 (Updated 01/13/2019)

Executive Assistant
The Executive Assistant is a full-time position and works under the direction of the President & Executive Director assisting Stan Hywet’s Board of Directors in carrying out their responsibilities as outlined in Stan Hywet’s Code of Regulations. This position is responsible for assisting the President & Executive Director, maintaining the executive calendar, arranging travel, coordinating communication, meetings, and events, facilitating applications for various professional associations’ awards, maintaining administrative and organizational files and Codes of Regulations, performing special projects as directed and serving as principle administrative contact and liaison with the Board of Directors.

Qualified candidates will have at minimum an associate’s degree in business management or related field and a minimum five years’ experience as an executive assistant to C-level management.  Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise high level of judgment is essential.   Excellent written and verbal communication and experience working with a board of directors is required.  Advanced skills in Microsoft office are required, proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.  Notary Public preferred.

Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
The Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving is a full-time position responsible for all details surrounding the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective major and planned gift donors.  This position works under the direction of the Vice President of Outreach & Communications and assists with the planning and execution of fund development strategies and programs.  Qualified candidate must have strong grant writing experience, interact professionally with all internal and external constituents using strong interpersonal skills, will have a degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 5 years fundraising experience. CFRE designation is a plus.  Strong development relationships within the Northeast Ohio/Akron area is preferred.  The position is mid-level with a commensurate compensation package.  An attractive benefits package is provided.

Seasonal PART-TIME (April - December)

Manor House Tour Guide
Responsible for conducting guided tours through the Manor House, Gardens, Gate Lodge and Grounds. Comprehensive tour training provided.

Guest Services
Responsible for assisting in the day-to-day front line activity. The Guest Services team works in admissions, outdoor guest service areas and the café. They also support rentals and special event staff.

Work at weddings, corporate meetings and other events where alcohol is served at a bar.

Molly’s Café
Responsible for opening, closing, and monitoring visitor activity in the Café, preparing menu items, and conducting sales transactions with accuracy.

Support a Senior Horticulturalist in assigned garden areas and participate directly in the daily tasks involved with operations.

Qualified candidates will have excellent verbal communication skills, positive attitude, initiative, and have the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds.


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.

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 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.

Winter/Spring 2020 internships

The following departments are seeking an intern for fall projects:

  • Education

Winter/Spring internships usually begin mid-January or early February and finish mid-May. For position descriptions, visit our page on Chegg Internships and click on an internship lisiting. 

College Internship Application