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.

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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.


Director of Marketing and Public Relations & Manager of Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

This position, which reports to the Executive Director and CEO, is responsible for implementing marketing and public relations initiatives for all Hill-Stead Museum (HSM) programs and events, including and HSM’s largest public program, the SGPF. In regard to the SGPF, the position develops, recommends (working with the Poetry Advisory Committee), and implements the schedule of poetry readings and musical performances. The position serves as liaison to the Director of Community Engagement in facilitating all educational programs and activities related to the SGPF. The position collaborates with the Director of Development on all communications with donors and members and requires the ability to work with HSM staff, Board members, and volunteers to foster a donor-centered culture of philanthropy. For more detailed responsibilities of this position, and to apply, please contact the HR Manager at maynardh@hillstead.org.