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.

Exhibition Video
Hill-Stead Museum is seeking a seeking a graduate student, or highly-qualified college student, who can work with staff and 1 to 2 volunteers in a technical capacity to produce an approximate 5-minute video on historic golf. The video will be posted on the Hill-Stead Museum website, to accompany the exhibition Diamonds in the Rough: Golfing at Hill-Stead on view from June 14-October 7, 2018. This project will require someone who can help develop a script, come on site to film the grounds and interview our exhibit curators, incorporate shots of archival documents, and apply background music and voice over to the final product. It will be used to promote the exhibition and may be incorporated into the exhibition itself. The final product will need to be completed by May 15. If you are interested in learning more about this internship, please contact Director of Development Susan Orred. (orreds@hillstead.org.)

Education and Interpretation Intern
Hill-Stead Museum is offering an unpaid internship to a college student who wishes to gain varied and in-depth experience in museum education and interpretation. The internship involves a range of activities that expose participants to a variety of roles at a historic site that encompasses a world-class art and decorative arts collection, an expansive outdoor campus with a notable historic garden, and public programs that engage and educate visitors of all ages and backgrounds.  The intern will: participate in guide training and learn about the history and collection of Hill-Stead, ultimately leading daily walk-in tours for diverse groups of people; assist with all aspects of Summer on the Hill (a summer vacation program for children), lead First Sunday family programs and teach special youth activities and lessons; and research, plan and implement new year-round activities for the Education Station, scouting troops and Pre-K groups. Please contact Director or Community Engagement Lauren Miller (millerl@hillstead.org).

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
Be a part of history by becoming an intern for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. As a Poetry intern, you will help present Hill-Stead’s largest public program, beloved by the community for 26 seasons. You will gain valuable event management experience and exposure to world-renowned poets and influential people in the literary world. If you are interested in learning about this internship, please contact Manager of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Lisa Lappe (lappel@hillstead.org.)

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.


There are no employment opportunities at this time.