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.

Development Internship
The Hill-Stead Museum seeks two interns to work with the Leadership team and assist with the development of new data requirements and the performance of analyses intended to maintain corporate and individual donor relationships. Activities may include building database dashboards, assembling donor profiles and creating innovative collateral content. This unpaid internship is envisioned to be approximately 20-40 hours per week, for a time period to be determined jointly by the museum and intern. This is an excellent opportunity for a student seeking to gain hands-on experience in the non-profit development realm and should result in the candidate having a unique and valuable portfolio or toolkit to show prospective employers. Please contact HR Manager HR Manager Holly Maynard (maynardh@hillstead.org) for more information and an application.

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.


Visitor and Volunteer Services Manager
Under the general direction of the Curator and Director of Interpretation and Programs and in concert with the museum’s strategic plan, the Visitor and Volunteer Services Manager serves as the lead shop associate and the first face of the museum to the public. The position is responsible for visitor services and retail operations in the museum shop on weekdays when the museum is open to the public. The position further supports the visitor experience with primary responsibility for creating and maintaining a monthly schedule of assignments for volunteers Museum Guides and paid interpretive guides. As shop manager, responsible for all aspects of Hill-Stead’s retail operation, including business planning, creation, planning and management of shop events, museum admissions, product research, ordering, inventory, creation of custom items, display, sales, cash register transactions, and generation of reports. For a full description of the position and/or to apply, please contact HR Manager Holly Maynard (maynardh@hillstead.org).

Manager of Membership and Annual Fund
Under the general direction of the Director of Development, the Manager of Membership and Annual Fund is responsible for the successful development and implementation of the membership program and annual fund campaign at Hill-Stead Museum (HSM). The position requires the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with individuals, organizations, corporations, foundations and other major donors. The Manager of Membership and Annual Fund works with HSM staff, Board members, and volunteers to foster a donor-centered culture of philanthropy. For a detailed description of the position, or to apply, please contact HR Manager Holly Maynard (maynardh@hillstead.org).