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 08/14/2019)

Part-time positions

Retail & Café Specialist - The Retail & Café Specialist is a regular, part-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. This position leads the day-to-day operations of the Store and Café.  Duties include merchandising the retail areas, assisting with inventory management, leading seasonal staff and volunteers in day to day tasks, and coordinating food service requests for special events, tour groups, and meetings. 

Qualified candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills, and be comfortable working in a Microsoft environment.  Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent, is highly desirable. Two years retail and restaurant/hospitality management experience is preferred.  Merchandising experience and ServSafe certification are preferred.

Non-traditional hours required, including evenings and weekends.

Museum Housekeeper - The Museum Housekeeper is a regular part-time employee whose primary responsibility is achievement of the highest professional standards in appearance and cleanliness of museum and associated areas.  This position works independently and with staff/volunteers to implement procedures regarding the cleaning, protection and care of the 65,000 square foot house museum collections as well as maintaining cleanliness of private and public spaces including restrooms and tour access areas. 

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, able to stand for up to 85% of each shift, able to climb stairs, and able to lift up to 40 pounds.  Previous cleaning experience is preferred, museum setting highly desirable.  Strong written and verbal communication with computer proficiency in Microsoft products is a plus as there may be opportunities for curatorial projects.

This position has a flexible work schedule; weekend work is required and evenings may be required.  Average work week is 20-25 hours.

Rentals Assistant - The Rentals Assistant is a part-time position which assists in the administration and front-line activity of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens rental and event bookings. This position provides administrative and day of logistics support to the rentals team from client first contact to execution of private events.  The Rentals Assistant coordinates communication and documents, schedules appointments, maintains files and provides some sales assistance.  Expect regularly scheduled office hours.  Evening and weekend hours required weekly during peak seasons.

Qualified candidate must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and database management.  Candidate must be able to run all office equipment, be detail oriented and able to handle multiple projects.  A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent is required, as well as previous clerical experience in accounting or office administration.  Candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Prior event or catering business experience is a plus. 

Seasonal PART-TIME (April - december)

Grounds Technician - The Grounds Technician is a seasonal, part time position providing direct support in assigned garden areas and executing daily tasks involved with operations.  This position performs a variety of landscape duties including weeding, planting, mulching, mowing, weed-eating, raking, pruning, watering, and general clean-up, including set-up and tear down for public events.  This position requires careful attention to detail and adherence to landscape maintenance practices in keeping with historic garden preservation.  We are seeking support staff for three key areas: general horticulture grounds maintenance, turf (push mowing/string trimming), and greenhouse with some outside landscape duties.

Qualified candidate must have valid Ohio Driver’s license, one season’s experience in the horticulture field, and ability and willingness to operate motorized maintenance equipment.

Knowledge of plant material and maintenance practices is desirable.  A minimum high school diploma or GED is desirable, some educational background in Horticulture is a plus. 

Guest Service Staff a part-time, seasonal employee 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, preparing food and cleaning in the café, and supporting special event set-up and execution.  

Must be available weekends and during public events (Molto Bella, Ohio Mart, and Deck the Hall). Ability to work in all weather conditions is expected. 

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

Hospitality Coordinator Trainee (Shift Supervisor)  The Hospitality Coordinator is a seasonal, part-time employee responsible for supervising staff in providing a superior level of customer services.  This position oversees the day-to-day front-line activity in greeting, admissions and other guest areas, coordinates and provides assistance with groups, events or special needs, leads opening and closing procedures, and maintains a clean, safe, enjoyable and helpful atmosphere for guests, volunteers and staff.

Weekend availability is a must, some holidays required.

Qualified candidate must have 1-2 years prior supervisory experience, strong customer service skills, intermediate computer skills with ability to learn proprietary ticketing software.  Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license.  A minimum of a High School diploma, or equivalent, is highly desirable.

Selected trainee will receive training for 90 days at an introductory wage. Upon successful completion, trainee will be confirmed in role or may elect to continue employment as Guest Service Staff.


To apply for a position at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, email a resume and cover letter to  jobs@stanhywet.org 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.

Fall 2019 internships

The following departments are seeking an intern for fall projects:

  • Education
  • Public Programs/Special Events
  • Venue Rentals/Event Planning
  • Tour Services

Fall internships usually begin late August or early September and finish mid-December. For position descriptions, visit our page on Chegg Internships and click on an internship lisiting. 

College Internship Application