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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path
Akron, OH
Posted: June 26 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former home of early industrialist and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company co-founder, F.A. Seiberling, and his wife, Gertrude. The 65 room Tudor Revival style mansion designed by Charles Schneider was built between 1912-1915 and today encompasses 70 acres of restored gardens originally created by noted landscape architect Warren Manning. After 40 years of occupancy, the Seiberling heirs helped create the non-profit foundation which has operated the museum since 1957. Stan Hywet is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is listed as a National Historic Landmark and an Official Project of Save America's Treasures. Tours are offered daily from 10am-4:30pm April through December.

The Group Sales Coordinators’ main responsibilities are to provide administrative support to the Group Sales & Tour Services Specialist by assisting with sales calls, data entry and group travel research. Occasionally, they will be asked to act as Front Door Host/Hostess or lead tours. Tours include the Guided Manor Tour, Guided Garden Tour, Grand Estate Tour and the Nooks & Crannies Tour. All interpretive trainings of the Manor House and Grounds will be conducted at the discretion of the Group Sales & Tour Services Specialist and/or the Tour Services Manager.

Benefits:
-Standard Stan Hywet Volunteer benefits include on-site discounts, special event opportunities, and special recognition for acquired hours.
-Opportunity to meet new, diverse people who are passionate about historical and group travel subject matter.
-Opportunity for personal growth through training, ongoing educational opportunities, and regular volunteerism.
-Opportunity to attend meetings, luncheons and trade shows relating to the group travel industry.
-Will receive a one year membership upon completion of internship.

Responsibilities

-Firm understanding of general estate history, Stan Hywet’s mission and vision.
-Able to articulate the vast range of group tour services Stan Hywet has to offer.
-Ability to lead FAM (familiarization) Tours to prospective clients.
-Ability to place sales calls and book group tour reservations.

Requirements

Tourism Management, Hospitality, Marketing and/or Sales.
Computer savvy – EMS, KMWare, Microsoft Outlook & Office

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