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.

Current Internships

Hill-Stead Museum is seeking a graduate student, or highly-qualified college senior, who can assist in identifying appropriate collections management software to help facilitate an upgrade of current systems. The intern will work under the supervision of the Curator but should expect to work independently. The intern may be asked to survey area museums to gauge what systems sister organizations use, schedule face-to-face or telephone conversations to query users about their experiences and schedule follow-up appointments, as appropriate, that Hill-Stead’s curator will join, for in-depth discussion. The intern may be asked to source, set up and use trial systems with a select subset of Hill-Stead collection records to determine suitable systems for consideration. If you are interested in learning more about this internship, please contact Curator Melanie Bourbeau (bourbeaum@hillstead.org)

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)

Volunteer Opportunities

Hil-Stead runs on volunteers.  To find out more about supporting the museum with your volunteer hours, see Volunteer, 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.