Job Opportunities

Akron Art Museum

Security Guards

Part-time positions (up to 24 hours per week) available for personable, physically fit individuals with interest in museums and security work. Museum guards are responsible for safety of visitors, staff and works of art. Preference will be given to applicants who are available to work on weekdays during business hours (8:30 am – 6 pm) H.S. diploma or GED & clean record required. Training provided; experience in safety/security is desirable. Interest in art a plus. Nonsmokers preferred. Send resume to: Human Resources, 1 South High St., Akron, OH 44308 or pick up application form at Akron Art Museum Front Desk during museum open hours (Weds – Sun, 11 am – 5 pm) Applications may also be emailed to:

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Manager of Creative Services (Full Time)
The Manager Creative Services is a full-time position responsible for oversight of all marketing/advertising and creative efforts for the museum, to increase overall awareness, attendance, income, and maximize fundraising. The Manager of Creative Services is responsible for managing the part-time Graphic Designer and any design/production consultants, contractors and/or vendors.

Qualified candidate will have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field. Candidate should have 5 to 7 year industry experience as well as 3 years managerial experience. Strong proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite and all relevant technologies, both PC and MAC is required; as well as experience and knowledge of advertising, publishing, and current trends in market research and public opinion. Must have a keen ability to efficiently develop and translate concepts into creative and effective designs and organizational ability to plan for and secure prime advertising and promotional opportunities.

An understanding of nonprofits and experience in an arts & culture institution and/or the tourism industry is a plus.

Campaign Manager (12-Month Temporary Position)
The Campaign Manager will be responsible for coordinating the activities of a major Restoration & Sustainability Campaign, targeting individuals, corporations, civic organizations and foundations. Position works collaboratively with the development staff and campaign committee in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects; assists in the development of campaign collateral materials and communications; manages cultivation and recognition events; manages the campaign volunteers and coordinates campaign meetings; monitors and reports campaign progress to campaign leadership.

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Fundraising background including capital campaigns and individual giving and/or major gifts required. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, and be capable of working effectively with board members, staff, volunteers, consultants and donors/prospects.  Twenty-five hours per week/12 month temporary position.

Guest Services Staff
April-December and Weekends Required
The Guest Services staff member is a part-time seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day front line activity, maintaining a professional attitude and demonstrating a superior level of hospitality skills when working with the public, volunteer staff, members and fellow employees. The position encompasses a broad range of varying skills, balancing and overseeing all visitor activity. Duties will range from performing work in admissions, outdoor gust service areas, the café and special events.

Café Staff
The Cafe Staff is a seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of Molly’s Café. Duties include maintaining a professional attitude and demonstrating a superior level of hospitality skills working with the public, volunteers and staff, operating point of sale system, preparing menu items as required while following all food safety requirements, developing a basic knowledge of Stan Hywet’s tours, rentals, public programs, and membership opportunities and overseeing all visitor activity in the area.

For more information email Completed applications and resumes may be mailed, faxed or emailed to:
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Attn: Human Resources
714 North Portage Path
Akron OH 44303


News Director Position number 989840

Duties and Responsibilities:

Opportunity to oversee news and information programming; responsible for the structure and strategy that will ensure WKSU remain crucial part of Northeast Ohio’s context, understanding, and sense of community.
Position includes overall direction and planning, hiring, training, coaching, editing and story conceptualizing and working with other departments at the station and in the community to broaden and deepen our reach. Will develop and set daily, weekly, and long-term scheduled stories to ensure a balance of coverage that includes breaking news and contextual features; manage vacation and holiday schedules to maintain coverage of on-air shifts and/or news coverage.


Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, OH.  Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 42,185 students in the eight campus-system and 27,855 students at the main campus in Kent.  Kent State offers such notable programs as nursing, liquid crystals, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism and fashion design. Kent State is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top 77 public research universities in the US and one of the top 76 in community engagement.

To Apply:

Apply on line at All documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are public records and subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law.   EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


Director of Advancement, WKSU (Major Gifts Officer)
Position number 995774

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Advancement is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive special and major gifts fundraising program to generate private gift support for WKSU and is directly responsible for managing a portfolio of prospects. WKSU is a non-profit public radio station that broadcasts NPR and classical music throughout Northeast Ohio. This position reports to the Senior Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field; three – four years progressively responsible fundraising and/or sales experience is required. Experience in higher education fundraising is preferred. Ability and desire to travel and participate in evening and weekend work-related activities are required. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications: including public relations skills.


Kent State has recently been selected as a “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. This is the third time the university has been selected for this honor in the past four years.

To Apply:

Apply on line at All documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are public records and subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER



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