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 05/17/2019)

Part-time positions

Collection Technician Generalist The Collections Technician Generalist 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 directly with staff and volunteers implementing museum policies and procedures regarding the protection, care, documentation, presentation and interpretation of the museum collections as well as maintaining private and public spaces including restrooms and tour access areas.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication with computer proficiency in Microsoft products.  Similar previous experience is preferred, museum setting highly desirable.

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

Educator The Educator assists with the implementation of educational programming developed with local partnerships, utilizing Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens as a backdrop. Essential duties are assembling and organizing materials and facilitating and teaching programs.This is a part-time position, working primarily weekdays, 2-5 days per week from 8 am-2 pm.  The schedule is seasonally adjusted to accommodate the program plan. Some weekend hours may be required.

Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and knowledge. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to relate to persons of all ages, backgrounds, skills and abilities is essential. Using educational technology and practical experience working with children in a nontraditional setting is preferred.

Seasonal PART-TIME (April - december)

Manor House Tour Guide The Tour Guide is a seasonal, part-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and is responsible for conducting guided tours through the Manor House, Gardens, Gate Lodge and Grounds. Tour Guides assist in maintaining a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for guests with the highest level of customer service. 
Weekend availability is a must. 

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 with some education background in Horticulture a plus. 

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.

Guest Services Staff The Guest Service Staff is 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 performing work in admissions, outdoor guest service areas, café and special events.  This is an entry level position. Additional responsibilities are chair set-up and bar back support for private events.

Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and attentive to detail.  Must be 19 or older, able to lift and carry 80 pounds and move 150 pounds on a dolly across uneven ground outdoors.  Weekend availability is required. 



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.

College Internship Application