Opportunities at Hill-Stead

Explore opportunities to get involved with Hill-Stead Museum.  Become a volunteer, inquire about internships, or apply for an open job position.


Hill-Stead Museum welcomes student and adult interns, as needs arise, in its administrative, buildings and grounds, curatorial, development, education, and public programming areas as well as for our Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

There are no internship opportunities at this time.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hil-Stead runs on volunteers.  To find out more about supporting the museum with your volunteer hours, visit our Volunteer page, contact us at 860.677.4787 ext 181, or fill out our online Volunteer Sign Up Form.


Please send a resume and cover letter to Megan Olver (olverm@hillstead.org).

Finance Director

Under the general direction of the Executive Director & CEO, the Director of Finance plans, directs and manages the museum’s financial practices, including accounting, budget, grant reporting, internal controls and investments; works with the CEO and Board committees to plan, develop and implement controls and standards and assess business risks; and oversees all technology systems.
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Chief Philanthropy Officer

The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) advises and assists ED/CEO on fundraising and advancement, makes policy recommendations, and leads fundraising initiatives to support Hill-Stead’s operational and programmatic needs. The CPO will manage integral aspects of the current capital campaign, Bringing Art to Life, and future site-wide campaigns. The CPO will serve as an inspiring fundraiser and brand champion for Hill-Stead and the catalyst in strengthening the treasured institution’s culture of service and generosity.

Under ED/CEO’s direction, the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) is responsible for overseeing, planning, and implementing strategic development and fundraising activities at Hill-Stead. The CPO will proactively cultivate new relationships while maintaining and strengthening existing relationships to build Hill-Stead’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. In doing so, the CPO will raise private and public sector funds to support Hill-Stead’s initiatives. Furthermore, the CPO will lead holistic and pointed strategies to increase the fundraising capacity with an acute focus on both cultivating high-end donors and growing the base of support.
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Part-Time Shop Associate

Under the general direction of the Curator, the Part-Time Shop Associate is responsible for operation of the Museum Shop and Visitor Services on select days when Hill-Stead Museum is open and as necessary during special events. Flexibility in schedule is required.
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