Opportunities at Hill-Stead

If you’d like to get involved in the day-to-day life of Hill-Stead Museum while providing essential support for our departments, consider joining us as an intern, volunteer, 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).

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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Director of Education

Under the general direction of Hill-Stead Museum’s Executive Director and CEO, and in concert with the Museum’s mission, strategic plan and interpretive plan, the Director of Education will design, develop and implement creative strategies for establishing and expanding educational programs and critical community outreach to engage diverse audiences of all ages. The Director of Education will work to expand external partnerships with private and public school systems, colleges and universities within the state, as well as with cultural organizations in the Greater Hartford area and beyond.

This position oversees the recruitment, selection, training, performance and evaluation of the Education Specialist, Museum Educators and volunteer Museum Guides, and is responsible for developing and administering high school and college internships within the Museum’s education department. Leading the aforementioned paid and volunteer staff, the Director of Education will serve as one of the museum’s primary interpreters, and will oversee and manage the development and delivery of educational programs and activities for students, young adults, families and adult learners, presented both on and off-site. In collaboration with fellow senior staff, the Director of Education will support the ongoing planning and implementation of Hill-Stead’s Interpretive Plan that encompasses themed and tiered guided and self-directed tour experiences.
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Manager of Private and Corporate Events

The Manager of Private and Corporate Events is responsible for the planning, management and evaluation of all private and corporate events in/on the museum’s buildings and grounds for private, corporate or not-for-profit functions. Events range from weddings, showers, parties, dinners, memorial services to corporate meetings and events. The Manager handles all inquiries, tours, bookings, promotion and sales of event spaces; executes contracts; and coordinates set up planning and logistics with Operations staff and all outside vendors. The Manager will also work with staff to develop events that support the mission of Hill-Stead Museum and continue its growth through events. Reporting to the Executive Director & CEO, the Manager is responsible for providing excellent service to all clients and for all inquiries and events while following museum policies and procedures. Learn more