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.

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Internships
Hill-Stead Museum is seeking college or graduate school interns for two-three day/week summer internships assisting the Manager of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival with administration and communications surrounding each of the scheduled summer poetry performance events. In addition to supporting the administrative/communications work of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Manager, interns will act as event coordinators at each of the five summer poetry events at Hill-Stead Museum.  Responsibilities include data entry and other computer related tasks, filing, photocopying, bulk mailings, admissions, social media posting, and assisting with the setup and breakdown of events. Interns must be available to work the day of the poetry performance in their capacity as event coordinators and public liaisons.

Successful candidates will be students of literature, poetry, communications, museum studies or related fields; be self-motivated, able to make sound and informed judgments and capable of working independently; and should have excellent written and oral communication skills. For an internship application, please contact Holly Maynard at maynardh@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 openings at this time.