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 February 27, 2023)
SEASONAL PART-TIME (April - December, 2023)
Guest Services Staff The Guest Services 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 candidates 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.
Café Staff Members of the Café staff prepare menu items as required following all food and safety requirements. They are responsible for the opening, closing, and all visitor activity in the Café, and operating the point of sale system.
Qualified candidates must be able to interact effectively, professionally, and courteously with guests, staff, and volunteers of all ages and diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities. They must also be detail-oriented and able to conduct error-free monetary transactions. Candidates should have a flexible schedule for work, including nights and weekends. Previous food service/ customer service a plus.
The Event Support Staff assists the rentals team with weddings, including staging event sites, chair set-ups, tear-down, and cleaning. They also assist the event manager and bartenders with reception set-ups. They also transport rentals clients, associates and guests around the property on a tram (certification provided).
Qualified candidates will have a valid driver’s license. They must be able to carry 40-60 lbs, be able to stand and walk long distances over several hours. They will also be comfortable working with large, diverse groups, and be available for a variety of hours, especially on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
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.
Horticulture Technician The horticulture technician assists the senior horticulturalists with maintaining garden areas, including mulching, weeding, watering, fertilizing, planting and deadheading. They will also collaborate on garden/grounds projects with other staff and volunteers.
Qualified candidates must be capable of utilizing small gardening related power equipment and hand tools, work in a group setting or individually. They must also be able to work in all weather conditions (heat, cold, sunshine, rain, or snow) and meet physical demands such as kneeling, lifting, or standing for extended periods of time. Valid driver’s license and availability for some weekend hours are necessary.
Tour Coordinator The Tour Coordinator in the Manor House oversees the interpretive staff in the daily operation of house tours, garden tours, and public programming. Responsibilities include tracking daily museum attendance, and volunteer and staff scheduling in the Tour Services Daily log.
A qualified candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks, be well organized, and have good communication skills with the ability to relate to persons of all ages and diverse backgrounds. They will have a professional attitude when working with the public, volunteers, and colleagues. Weekend availability is a plus.
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.
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, 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.
Summer 2023 Internship Opportunities
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