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.

There are no internship opportunities at this time.

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
The Director of Marketing and Public Relations 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. 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.

Qualifications: Bachelors’ degree in a liberal arts discipline, preferably English, English literature, or communications/marketing; minimum of five years’ experience in public relations or in the production of arts or cultural events for the public or an equivalent combination; leadership ability and team player with exceptional interpersonal skills, capable of working with peers, volunteers, donors and a variety of individuals both inside and outside the organization; initiative to learn new marketing concepts, strategies and technology and apply them to HSM’s marketing plan; proven success as a project manager, with attention to detail and ability to multi-task, while working within the confines of a program budget; outstanding verbal and written communication and organizational skills; strategic thinker with the ability to work with minimal supervision, remain calm under pressure and meet tight deadlines; willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends; proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook applications.

For a more detailed job description please email bastosa@hillstead.org.

To apply: email your cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Aileen Bastos, bastosa@hillstead.org.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2020.