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 (updated September 30, 2022)
SEASONAL PART-TIME (April - December, 2022)

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.  

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.

REGULAR PART-TIME  -There are no positions in this category at this time.


Facilities Technician  The facilities technician is a full-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. This person works in close cooperation with the Operations Division, assisting in daily and special projects associated with the preservation, conservation, maintenance, and repair/restoration of Stan Hywet’s historic structures including buildings (interiors and exteriors), building components, garden architecture and site features.  Responsibilities and daily tasks include:

  • Assisting with the inspection and documentation of historic structures
  • Assisting with preservation/conservation repairs to structures to halt or impede deterioration using approved methods and materials
  • Constructing, erecting, installing and repairing structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wall board, brick, vinyl and metal utilizing hand tools and power tools to local building codes
  • Participating in the design of planned exhibits, including construction and installation of exhibit structures, electrical wiring and fixtures, etc
  • Maintaining the estate’s facilities and equipment through a variety of duties, including but not limited to electrical, carpentry, painting, masonry work, plumbing and vehicle maintenance
  • Assessing and reporting any damage/breakage of Stan Hywet assets as a result of wear and tear, improper usage, or vandalism
  • Participating in special event days by working with staff, volunteers and the public to achieve a smooth operation, as necessary.

Qualified individuals should possess basic computer skills, as well as solid organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to handle multiple projects with an eye for detail.  To be successful, knowledge of and ability to operate all equipment and tools related to the job will be key. Must have painting, carpentry, plumbing and basic electrical skills.  A HS diploma and valid driver’s license is required.  HVAC knowledge and ability to copper sweat, solder, mig weld, arc weld and braze are a plus.

HR Generalist  The HR Generalist works as part of a dynamic, team-focused enterprise providing knowledge, skill and creativity to enhance organizational HR practices. Effective talent acquisition, onboarding, and benefits administration are core to success in this position along with other general HR duties such as retention reporting, compliance, recordkeeping, and handbook maintenance. This role is also responsible for planning employee appreciation moments/activities. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 3-5 years of professional HR experience is required. PHR or SHRM-CP certification is desired.

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. 

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.

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 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 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. 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 seasoned, professional staff, interns are able to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom with interactive experience, all while being a key contributor in Stan Hywet's collaborative work environment. 

Winter/Spring 2023 Internship Opportunities

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