The Ruth Mott Foundation looks to recruit team members who are as economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applewood employees and interns are valued members of Ruth Mott Foundation’s mission. 


Opportunities are listed here as they become available.

Assistant Manager of Visitor Services & Volunteers

Supports the visitor experience at Applewood by focusing on the effective management of the volunteer program. Recruits, manages, and develops the volunteer program that supports daily operations and public programs for Applewood, both on- and off-site and horticultural operations. Assists the Manager of Visitor Services in providing the best possible visitor experience during open times.

Manager of Visitor Services

Oversees the strategy and operations of visitor services and volunteer functions at Applewood Estate. Serves as the primary visitor experience advocate while simultaneously promoting the welfare of the Foundation. Collaborates across the organization to ensure that all visitors experience excellent customer service and a welcoming atmosphere that supports the Foundation’s goals for engaging visitor experiences and equity, inclusion, diversity and access.

Mechanical Seasonal Assistant

To maintain and repair Applewood’s motorized grounds equipment and perform preventative maintenance as required to ensure that the grounds and facility systems are in good working order. To assist the Foundation’s professional horticulture team maintain Applewood’s living collections including its gardens, lawns and natural areas.

Paid Internships

The Ruth Mott Foundation has paid internships available throughout the year. We offer well-rounded programs whereby each intern learns general knowledge and practices in several areas, in addition to working on one specific project to gain a more in-depth and hands-on experience.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume with a brief statement of why you are interested in this position to resumes@ruthmott.org. Applications are accepted year round.

Education and Events Intern

Internships are now available in the Education Department with the Ruth Mott Foundation at Applewood Estate. Interns can expect to gain experience in the following areas:

  • Education: Work with staff to learn and conduct education programs and tours, develop educational materials for the site, and help organize the department resources. Assist with scheduling educational tours and field trips.
  • Events: Assist staff in event planning and delivering special programming; be on site for large events, lead activities for visitors of different ages.
  • Collections: Work with the Education department and Collections department to identify artifacts to use in educational programs, learn proper care and handling for an education collection.
  • Archives: Assist in researching the archival collection for educational content; help identify archives to use in educational programs, learn proper care and handling.

Historic House & Site Intern

Internships are now available in the Collections Department with the Ruth Mott Foundation at Applewood Estate. Interns can expect to gain experience and will be trained in the following areas:

  • Museum Collecting: Assist the museum department staff with inventorying historic artifacts in the house and ensuring the house is well-kept and up to museum standards. Interns will become familiar with accessioning, cataloging, PastPerfect Software, registration, and digitization projects.
  • Archival: Assist in processing archival collections, research requests, and special projects; scan photographs; and learn how to use software for Archival collections.


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