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  • 06/28/2017 8:48 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Head Preparator is part of a six member Curatorial team. Working closely with the Curators and Registrars, the Head Preparator plays a key leadership role in managing all aspects of preparing for installation and de-installation of artwork in the Museum galleries, both temporary and permanent. The Head Preparator also strategically plans for, and maintains, the Museum galleries and outdoor sculptures, both within the Hunter campus and off site.

    Key Responsibilities

    Logistic planning to facilitate adherence to exhibition and art rotation schedules

    Layout and visual design of temporary exhibitions and gallery changes in conjunction with Chief Curator and Associate Curator

    Pack, unpack, and/or install art objects within the Museum, in the Sculpture Garden and occasionally off site; ensure proper handling and secure installation of art objects

    Design and oversee production of exhibition props and signage

    Frequent installation of Audio/Visual equipment in the galleries; oversee and manage exhibition lighting needs

    Determine labor, equipment and material costs on projects; work within budget for preparatory supplies

    Design and production of crates for art objects with input from Registrars

    Carpentry and fabrication as needed

    Framing and matting of artwork as needed; occasional repair and restoration of frames as needed

    Photography of art and exhibitions

    Coordinate outside contractors when needed

    Evening or weekend manager as required

    Assist with major Museum events such as Spectrum and Hunter Underground

    Supervise Preparator, part-time employees, volunteers and outside contractors as needed

    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, including assisting other departments


    · Bachelor's degree required

    · Museum experience (3-5 years), 1-2 years minimum in a leadership role supervising other preparators

    · Photography and Technical drawing

    · Excellent communication and teamwork skills; flexibility

    · Skilled in exhibition layout and three dimensional design

    · High skill levels with carpentry and all types of power tools

    · Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills

    · Project management; ability to adapt to shifting deadlines and make effective decisions

    · Basic computer skills

    · Basic knowledge of Audio/Visual equipment, including digital projectors, media players, etc.

    · Ability to creatively problem solve construction and display issues

    Working Conditions

    · Exposure to vapors, fumes, dirt, noise, mechanical and electrical hazards associated with woodworking

    · Occasionally subject to adverse weather conditions when installing exhibits outdoors

    · Use of lifts, scaffolds and ladders

    · Frequent walking

    · Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs.

    To apply, submit an application, cover letter, and CV at https://huntermuseum.applicantpro.com/jobs/528170.html

  • 06/14/2017 3:14 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

    Classification: Exempt Reports to: Executive Director

    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Additional hours may be required during events.

    Description of the Museum and Its Mission

    The Metal Museum is the only museum of its kind in the country dedicated to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. The Museum engages the metals community and the surrounding region through exhibitions, collections of fine metalwork, educational programs and publications featuring artists of national and international importance to the field. The permanent collection and exhibition program reflect a wide range and mixture of metalsmithing, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, hollowware, jewelry and architectural elements. With its unique focus on artwork and fine crafts made in metal, the Metal Museum helps initiate and promote dialogue and understanding of the field and its relevance in our modern culture.


    Lead and strategize marketing and communications efforts of the Metal Museum. Support the project management and coordination of marketing materials, both press and non-press communications, and manage the Museum’s website and online presence.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    1. Coordinate and execute all marketing activities for museum exhibitions and programs, including e-newsletters, annual report, press releases/kits, event signage, online calendar updates, social media and presentations.

    2. Manage marketing and social media timelines, ensuring that other Museum employees and contractors meet content and design deadlines.

    3. Act as primary liaison to graphic designer to strategize visual branding tactics and language for the Museum’s print and digital collateral.

    4. Build relationships with the community and media locally, nationally, internationally and within the metalsmithing community.

    5. Respond to media inquiries, set up interviews and maintain a positive image for the Museum in the media.

    6. Connect with local businesses about potential partnerships and cross-promotion around exhibitions and programs.

    7. Maintain an active and scheduled social media presence, targeted to the Museum’s audience.

    8. Work with staff members, interns, and volunteers to support their participation in social media activities and creation of promotional content.

    9. Develop and implement strategies to effectively tell the story of the Metal Museum through its primary social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    10. Maintain website, creating and posting content for each exhibition, classes and events as needed.

    11. Ensure that the website is up-to-date, accurate and reflects the visual brand of the Museum.

    12. Maintain and coordinate collaboration on the website blog highlighting recent and upcoming news surrounding the Museum.

    13. Oversee purchase, coordinate design, and place all print and digital advertising, performing research to place ads most effectively.

    14. Work with Exhibitions & Collections Manager, Outreach & Education Coordinator, and the Metals Shop Coordinator to develop, implement, and track creative strategies to encourage deeper participation in Metal Museum programming and classes by both new and existing visitors and members.

    15. Actively and enthusiastically represent the Metal Museum in the community. Must be proactive about attending arts-related events and programming in order to build and maintain relationships locally and nationally.

    16. Be available to assist with visitor information in galleries and serve as a point of engagement when needed.

    17. Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, greeting guests and acting as an attendant for the galleries, monitoring cleanliness of the buildings, conducting tours, assisting with events and performing other essential duties as assigned.


    Education: Bachelor degree, with a major in marketing, communications, art administration or public relations highly preferred.

    Experience: Minimum 2 years experience in marketing or communications is required. Experience in marketing and communications in a museum or other arts organization highly preferred.

    Skills/Abilities: Excellent project management skills with strong ability to work

    on multiple projects at time

    Deadline oriented with strong ability to meet quick deadlines

    Ability to work closely and communicate with designers and

    other employees to complete projects on time

    Excellent problem solving skills

    Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud

    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

    Proficient in social media marketing trends and strategies

    Familiarity with website design preferred

    Digital marketing background preferred

    Strong writing skills

    Strong interpersonal/relational skills

    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

    Strong attention to detail

    Observant and willing to lend a hand wherever needed

    To Apply

    Send a resumé, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample to

    Carissa Hussong

    Executive Director


    Deadline: Open until filled

  • 05/25/2017 12:53 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Director of Development

    OZ Arts Nashville

    Current Posting Expires: 7/11/2017

    Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

    Position Summary

    Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development serves as the chief fundraising officer for a young and growing contemporary arts organization. The Director will grow individual giving from OZ Arts’ network of committed friends and patrons, as well as establish and build relationships with new potential supporters. The Director will identify, engage, and secure major gifts of $10,000 or greater from philanthropic individuals. This position is responsible for developing a multi-year strategic plan for fundraising; overseeing an annual giving and membership program; and managing corporate sponsorships and foundation and government grants. This position works independently, and also as a member of the OZ Arts team, and coordinates their fundraising activities with OZ Arts staff and leadership.

    About OZ Arts Nashville

    Located in Nashville, TN, OZ Arts is an inspiring destination for world-class, innovative contemporary art experiences. Our mission is to support the creation, development and presentation of significant performing and visual art works by leading artists whose contribution influences the advancement of their field. OZ Arts’ annual artistic season features visiting artists programs, which bring renowned contemporary artists to Nashville, Thursday Night Things (TNT), an ongoing series featuring Tennessee-based artists, and community outreach programs that invite students from Metro Nashville Public Schools to engage with the arts through interactive all-day sessions, on-site tours, school performances, workshops, and other experiences.

    Key Responsibilities


    Develop and lead a fundraising strategy appropriate to OZ Arts; steward existing funding sources and cultivate new ones; oversee existing and develop new gift opportunities.

    Drive fundraising growth at the major gift level, with an emphasis on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors of $10,000 and above.

    Manage and grow the annual giving program (gifts up to $1,000) and leadership annual giving ($1,000-$9,999).

    Design, plan and manage all donor events and special projects, including signature annual fundraising events Conversations at OZ and CigArt.

    Report to board members and other key stakeholders on OZ Arts’ fundraising strategy and progress. Nurture relationships with the existing Board of Directors to maximize their interest and involvement in the growth and development of OZ Arts.

    Execute personalized recognition and stewardship plans for major donors and sponsors.

    Train staff, volunteers, and board members in development best practices and engage them in various fundraising initiatives.

    Secure corporate sponsorships, foundation and government grants, and other institutional funding.


    Plan and execute OZ Arts’ membership program.

    Write and prepare materials for membership mailings.

    Manage all donor events; be available to greet members, answer questions, and facilitate allocation of benefits.

    Administrative and Management

    Oversee and direct the work of one FTE Development Assistant.

    Manage the donor database; set policies and procedures for retention of data and reporting. Maintain security and quality controls.

    Coordinate all development-focused marketing, including organization of the copy and design of fundraising literature and website content.

    Select and manage outside vendors in the performance of contract duties.

    Education and Experience

    A bachelor’s degree is required, with graduate training preferred, in professionally appropriate field.

    Five+ years professional development experience, preferably within a nonprofit, arts related organization.

    Demonstrable experience building major gift strategies and cultivating donor relationships toward major gifts.

    Experience in motivating, engaging and interacting with volunteer leaders and other key stakeholders.

    Experience researching, writing, monitoring, tracking implementation and providing project management for grant proposals and programs.

    Familiarity with the Nashville philanthropic community is preferred.

    CFRE certification a plus.

    Skills and Knowledge Requirements

    Entrepreneurial, self-motivated and enthusiastic about the opportunity to grow a young development program.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly and compellingly with stakeholders about OZ’s programs, priorities, and vision.

    Superior interpersonal and leadership skills to collaborate effectively with OZ Arts constituencies and staff.

    Proven organizational skills; able to schedule, prioritize, and complete multiple short-term and long-term tasks.

    Proficient in MS Office; experience with Eventbrite and fundraising-specific software preferred.

    Must be a team-player.

    Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

    OZ Arts Nashville is committed to inclusion and diversity and invites all applicants without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, physical disability or sexual orientation. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: program@ozartsnashville.org.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: program@ozartsnashville.org. No phone calls please.

    Lindsey Tipps

    6172 Cockrill Bend Circle

    Nashville, TN 37209

    Email: program@ozartsnashville.org

    Website: http://www.ozartsnashville.org

  • 05/25/2017 12:50 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    Friends of Historic Rock Castle

    Date Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

    Current Posting Expires: 7/21/2017

    Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

    Historic Rock Castle is more than just the only state owned historic home in Sumner County, TN. Our mission is more than just “to preserve and interpret the home of one of Tennessee’s founding families.” Historic Rock Castle has become the bellwether when it comes to historic home museums in Tennessee. Over the last four years, the staff and board have worked to make Rock Castle a family destination through creative programming and events. We are innovative in the world of historic homes and we want to continue moving in that direction.

    We are looking for a new CEO/President… someone who will not just continue the visionary groundwork that has been laid in the last few years, but someone who can carry it even further.

    We’re not necessarily looking for a history buff. That can be learned. Here’s what we ARE looking for:

    · Willingness to learn and respect the history of the home and the Daniel Smith family

    · PROVEN RECORD IN FUNDRAISING including but not limited to Major Gifts, Annual Fund and Grant Writing

    · Business management experience

    · Employee management experience

    · Excellent interpersonal relationship skills

    · Impassioned public speaking

    · Command of the written word

    · Visionary and creative thinker

    · Plays well with others

    · Bachelors Degree preferred, but significant experience and a proven record will be considered

    Other fun extras...

    · Workswell with children (lots of little kids on field trips and it’s all hands on deck)

    · Get in free to hear some of Middle Tennessee’s best acoustic performers at RC Songwriters Nights

    . Get in free to see the Nashville Symphony at HRC (if you are hired by June 14)

    · Getting to watch a lot of beautiful brides walk down the aisle on the HRC property

    · Goose poop scooping (really, we all have to do it at some point)

    · Super supportive and working Board of Directors

    In case you haven’t guessed, Rock Castle is a fun, casual working environment. Oh, sometimes we have fancy parties or dignitaries on site and we are all on our best behavior and in our nice duds. And as the CEO/President, you’ll have to put on your best business suit a lot when you’re out in the community. So it's important that you have a sense of humor as well as a serious business side and the wisdom to know which is appropriate and when.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Categories:

    Executive Director/CEO

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    Email a resume and cover letter in PDF format to:


    Use the subject line: Hire Me

    Please include 2 samples of your writing, at least one related to fundraising (solicitation letter or email, direct mail, etc.).

    And if you have a website, video or something else that would help us get to know you, include the link in your email and/or cover letter.

    No phone calls please. Really. No calls. It won't be good for you.

    You'll hear back from us one way or another within a week.

    Board President/Rock Castle

    139 Rock Castle Lane

    Hendersonville, TN 37075

    Email: board@historicrockcastle.com

    Website: http://www.historicrockcastle.com

  • 04/12/2017 10:39 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Andrew Jackson Foundation

    Job Description 

    Position Title:                         WEEKEND HISTORICAL INTERPRETER

     Reports To:                             Lead Interpreter

     Exempt Status:                       Non-exempt

     Hrs/Work per Week:             24 hours (approximately, mostly on weekends)

     Date Revised:                         August 2016

     Purpose:  Provide historical interpretation of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s properties.

     Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Perform job function and conduct daily operations, consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures; provide guided historical tours to visitors and answer questions; assist non-English speaking visitors; provide physical security for mansion and visitors; comply with dress and grooming requirements listed in interpreter manual; meet acceptable levels of knowledge of training materials; attend required training sessions; incorporate new interpretive information as required in tours; provide reports in a timely manner.

     Additional Duties and Responsibilities:  Participate in training activities; assist visitors in emergency situations; interact with Hermitage visitors, guests and staff in a friendly, informative manner; cross train with Visitor Services staff; ensure safety of staff and visitors by looking for, and reporting all safety concerns to a member of the Safety Committee.

     Education/Training: Some college preferred.

     Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:  An interest in history; good use of English language; courtesy and tact in dealing with the public; excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal, customer and staff friendly; must be able to interact with all ages, nationalities and those who are physically challenged; present a professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality.

     Physical Requirements:  Must be able to stand for long periods of time; climb stairs; work outside and in un-airconditioned buildings.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and "other" duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

    This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Staff members holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

    Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Mission: The mission of the Andrew Jackson Foundation is to preserve the home place of Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson. Preserve, Educate, Inspire

    Trey Gwinn | Lead Interpreter

    Andrew Jackson Foundation | Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

    4580 Rachel's Lane | Nashville, TN | 37076



  • 03/22/2017 1:05 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    External Relations Coordinator

    American Association for State and Local History
    Full-time with benefits


    From the History Relevance campaign (https://www.historyrelevance.com/), to humanities advocacy, to planning with regard to the nation’s 250th commemoration in 2026, the AASLH at any one time is involved in partnerships with many other organizations. The External Relations Coordinator will provide administrative and creative support for maintaining such cooperative efforts. The coordinator also will help to run projects that these collaborations generate within AASLH and/or externally. In addition, writing, research, communications, and administrative support for other AASLH projects and programs, particularly as they touch on history relevance and advocacy, will emerge as part of this new position. The External Relations Coordinator reports to the Chief of Operations and works in the AASLH office in Nashville, TN.

    The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a national non-profit association serving history professionals, history volunteers, museums, historical societies, and related organizations. Helping to set standards and best practices for the field, advocating for history, and facilitating conversation across the historical community, AASLH has long helped sustain small to large history organizations through its publications, annual conference, continuing education, and other programs. We emphasize the vital relevance of history and build diversity and inclusiveness, while cultivating an experimental and creative spirit within the association and among its constituents and partners.


    We are looking for a highly-organized and creative person with a passion for history and the role of history organizations in demonstrating the contemporary relevance of the past. Six years’ work experience after college, preferably in a nonprofit corporation such as a membership association or history-related institution such as a museum, historical society, or humanities council is required. Master’s in History, Public History, or Museum Studies or related experience is preferred. Knowledge of historical practices/methods, and professional skills or abilities related to archives, libraries, historic preservation, historical interpretation, history education, museum exhibits/curation, cultural resource management, or related activities is important. Candidate must have a demonstrable understanding of national history/humanities advocacy efforts and organizations in the past few years as well as strong writing and oral communication skills, proven aptitude for building professional networks and for collaboration, experience running and successfully completing large-scale projects, and the ability to manage and report on multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail. Familiarity with databases, social media, and the WordPress platform, as well as intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary.


    ·         Assist the President & CEO in organizing meetings of the History Relevance campaign and tracking and conducting its projects.

    ·         Write and manage grants for the History Relevance campaign.

    ·         Assist the President & CEO in scheduling, preparing materials, and conducting research for meetings of the State Historical Administrators Meeting, the National Coalition for History, the Humanities Indicators project, and other advocacy and humanities coalitions.

    ·         Organize and help lead planning efforts of the AASLH Semiquincentennial Task Force.

    ·         Help facilitate the two-year enhancement process for the AASLH StEPs program (Standards and Excellence for History Organizations)

    ·         Work with the Marketing Coordinator to integrate the work of AASLH’s collaborative relationships with the organization’s social media, publications, and other communications, and to draft articles, blog posts, website text, and email.

    ·         Travel to meetings of the collaborations and partnerships.

    ·         Attend the AASLH Annual Meeting each September to help staff registration, meetings during, special events, and other aspects of the conference.

    To apply

    Submit in one PDF or other file a convincing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to employment@aaslh.org. Review of applications will begin April 20 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is June 2017. AASLH is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion.


  • 03/13/2017 6:04 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    invites applications for the position of:

    Programs Administrator- 1 Opening


    Depends on Qualifications




    04/18/17 11:59 PM


    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general direction of the Director of the Pink Palace Family of Museums within the Division of Parks & Neighborhoods to plan, develop, and administer programming. Programming activities include: exhibits, collections, education, 3D giant screen theater, Lichterman Nature Center, planetarium, historic properties, and Coon Creek Science Center. Interviews, hires, supervises, evaluates, manages and provides leadership to these departments. Selects and develops exhibits, educational programming, films, planetarium shows, and other informal education experiences. Works closely with marketing, philanthropy, and business teams to support programming initiatives. Ensures Museum programs meet strategic goals. Creates and reviews departmental revenue and expense budget for both City of Memphis funded programs and those funded jointly with the City as part of ongoing evaluation; while also drafting capital budgets.  Assists in planning and implementing the Museum system's Master Plan and capital projects, and serves as a member of the Director's Management Team. Represents the Museum in speaking engagements and presentations with affiliate groups. Provides assistance and information to the Director of Museums or other staff in fundraising and grant-writing activities. May travel to various locations weekly to meet with customers or staff.
    1.         Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned from time-to-time.


    TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires the ability to operate a computer. Requires the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

    TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office environment with some outdoor work required visiting the various Museum facilities including Lichterman Nature Center, Coon Creek Science Center, and two historic houses. Requires extensive contact with staff, volunteers, and the public. Occasionally travels to off-site locations.


    Master's degree in History, Science, Education, Museum Studies or a related field and seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in museum management, or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Working experience with capital projects strongly preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) abilities are preferred, but not required.



    The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.

    Applicants will be notified via email. To ensure delivery to your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folder for emails.

    Division: Parks and Neighborhoods
    Service Center: Museum


    125 N. Main Street
    Memphis, TN 38103


    Position #2016-00459

  • 03/08/2017 12:47 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
    Job Title: Registrar
    Closing Date/Time: Mon. 03/20/17 5:00 PM Mountain Time
    Salary: $16.25 - $19.90 Hourly
    $1,300.00 - $1,592.00 Biweekly
    $33,800.00 - $41,392.00 Annually 
    Job Type: Full-time
    Location: Littleton Museum Collection Center, 6017 S. Gallup Street, Colorado
    The City of Littleton's Littleton Museum has a rare opening for a Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for all aspects of registration, cataloging and documentation of the Museum's collections as well as loans to and from the museum. Provides historical and legal record keeping for artifacts purchased by or donated to the city for use at the Littleton Museum.  Reviews accession worksheets (cataloged artifacts) for accuracy and consistency.  Enters data into computer using museum software; maintains, updates, corrects and revises data within the database.  Types legal documents, archival records, and card files for artifacts owned by the city.  Re-catalogs and re-numbers artifacts as needed.

    The City of Littleton offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid government holidays, floating holidays, vacation and sick time, retirement matching, and a dedicated employee health clinic...to name a few!
    Duties & Responsibilities:

    The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required.  The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
    • Works with Collections Division staff to maintain consistency of all museum records and best professional practices
    • Trains and supervises volunteers in the area of registration
    • Checks information on accession worksheets prior to entering into the computer using nomenclature, texts and code sheets; also pulling files, cards, and artifacts for measurements or other pertinent information.
    • Answer incoming calls/greet visitors or volunteers.  This includes initial answering of collections division calls, answering questions, and providing information.
    • Enters data, checks computer for previous entries that include donor name, collection status, and artifact status; edits or composes definitions as needed; and enters artifact data (donor information, collection information, measurements, references, conditions, etc.) into computer database.
    • Re-catalogues artifacts; this includes verifying information, re-cataloging, pulling artifacts, re-numbering artifacts, writing descriptions, computer entry of revised data, correcting existing log (register), printing out new accession sheets and cards, and returning artifacts to their original location.
    • Prints cards and accession sheets for entered collections.  This includes printing, proofing, filing, and logging information into register.
    • Contract preparations and other correspondence.  This includes checking register, pulling files, drafting responses if needed, or typing letters, contracts, general correspondence, mailing, sorting and filing when complete.
    • Researching records. This includes checking old accession sheets and catalog cards to transfer information to the computer, new cards, and accession work sheets after they have been entered into the computer to reflect entries in the record for past exhibits or restoration work.
    • Checks register entries.  This includes completing contracts and files that need permanent documents generated after computer entry or when corrections have been made.
    • Maintains incoming and outgoing loan agreement terms, condition reports, location changes, computer database, certificates of insurance, and other pertinent materials.
    • Plans and arranges workload and establishes priorities to complete scheduled assigned work within parameters and deadlines assigned by supervisor.
    • Delivers services to customers and staff.
    • Thorough questioning determines customers' needs.  Provides the information or assistance required to satisfy the customers' needs.  Accurately answers customers' questions and assists customers in using the resources of the museum.  Questions are answered face to face by use of a telephone and/or email.
    • May serve as an Emergency Worker

    • May be assigned to serve as a receptionist during lunch periods to answer telephone calls, greet visitors, answer questions, and provide information and assistance to customers.
    • Performs other assignments and projects as required.
    This Position Reports to: Curator of Collections
    This Position has Supervisory Responsibility for:  None
    Provides information, advice, assistance, and directions to volunteers working for the Collections Division.
     Education, Formal Training & Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in museum studies, art, history, cultural studies, or related field; plus one year related experience; or
    • An equivalent combination of education, formal training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
    • Ability to accurately type at a speed of at least 40 wpm with no more than 7 errors as demonstrated in pre-employment testing; and ability to type at least 40 wpm on the job with ability to correct errors prior to preparation of final work products.
    • Solid computer data entry operation skills using word processing software.  Familiarity with PastPerfect software helpful.

     Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Working Environment:
    • Requires solid knowledge of the principles of museum records management including museum collection documentation, loan forms, donor contracts, cataloging information and records, filing articles alphabetically and numerically, and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential duties of the position.
    • Requires basic knowledge of artifact handling principles and procedures and the ability to apply those principles and procedures to perform the essential duties of the position.
    • Requires solid knowledge of computer operation, solid skills in computer operation, computer records management, and the ability to access and retrieve needed information using the computer.  
    • Requires ability to effectively and courteously communicate and interact with customers and staff members who request information and services.  Customers may occasionally be angry, argumentative, or disagreeable.
    • Requires solid organization skills and basic knowledge of research techniques using museum catalogs and books and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position.
    • Requires ability to establish and conduct verbal communications through speaking, talking, and hearing.
    • The following mental abilities are needed to perform the essential duties of this position:  alertness, precision, problem-solving, analytic ability, resourcefulness, flexibility, tact, ingenuity, spatial perception, tactile discrimination, auditory discrimination, speaking, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, olfactory discrimination, writing, reasoning, imagination, initiative, patience, visual discrimination, and persuasiveness.
    • Requires the ability to read and understand written information.  Ability to compose information and instruction in written form.
    • Requires the ability to translate verbal communication into effective written material, e.g., reports and other documents.
    • Requires the ability to utilize analytical skills and apply results.
    • Requires the ability to use and apply technology.

    • Personal computer with assigned software; telephone, fax, photocopier; any modern office technology; donated and purchased historical artifacts; 6-foot step ladder, hand trucks and wheeled carts; small hand tools including screwdrivers, hammers, and pliers; metric and Standard tape measures; sewing needles and threads.
    • Personal vehicle or assigned city vehicle that includes mini-van, three-quarter ton truck, hand and power tools, and freight elevator.
    • Digital camera, printers, and scanners.

    • The following physical skills and abilities are needed to perform the essential duties of this position: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling artifacts and other objects (with the use of hand trucks and carts when appropriate) weighing 1-50 occasionally assisting other staff members in moving desks, tables, exhibit props, and artifacts weighing up to 200 pounds; occasionally moving, placing, and operating ladders to access artifacts or other objects stored on shelves at heights up to 12 feet; occasionally climbing ladders and stairs; occasionally stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling and frequently reaching and handling to work with objects and artifacts; constantly fingering and feeling to operate equipment and handle artifacts; frequently talking to establish and maintain verbal communications in-person, by telephone and intercom system; occasional hearing ordinary conversations and alarm/equipment sounds including smoke and fire alarms and doorbells; occasional smelling to detect smoke and caustic chemicals; constant seeing with near acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision, and field of vision to see and operate work objects; occasional seeing with far acuity to see objects at the worksite and see people and structures.
    • This work is performed while in a sitting position to operate equipment and handle artifacts; walking; and standing.
    • This work is performed indoors in a museum collections building that includes a laboratory, office, and warehouse-type storage areas; and outdoors on the museum grounds during special museum events.
    • Outdoor work activities may include exposure to:  extreme cold; extreme heat; occasional exposure to wet and/or humid weather including snow, ice, rain, hail; high winds, and sun. Indoor work may include occasional exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and gases from artifacts; occasional exposure to caustic chemicals from cleaning solvents, artifacts containing old poisons and medications (eye goggles and dust masks are provided and must be worn while working with these exposures present); occasional exposure to farm animals, dusts, and hay in farm areas; occasional exposure to mechanical hazards from mechanical artifacts; and occasional work from step ladders.


  • 03/07/2017 5:16 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    OPEN TO:  General Public                                                                                                 

    TITLE: Youth Services Librarian                                                                        LOCATION: Burch Library         

    OPENING DATE:  February 27, 2017                                                               CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

    JOB NUMBER:  JN17-06LB                                                

    SALARY RANGE: $40,051 (DOQ) with excellent benefits package

    FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

    **This position may require evening and weekend work.

    PRIMARY FUNCTION: The purpose of this classification is to assist upper management in directing the youth services library programs and in the supervision of workers engaged in the day to day operations of the Youth Services department.

    QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited college with major course work in Library Science; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training in youth library services, literature and reference resource, at least one (1) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

    SPECIAL REQUISITES: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.  Knowledge of Internet search tools, online reference sources, Microsoft Windows and Office applications, and related technologies is required.  Knowledge of electronic resources including mobile technologies, social media and downloadable E-books is strongly preferred.

    LICENSES:  Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.

    NOTES:  Tasks require the ability to perform moderately physically demanding work which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy weight (up to 50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

    Full job descriptions are available upon request.  Please call 901-457-2296.

    Selection process may include: examinations, interviews, assessment centers, practical skills, etc. Drug testing may be required.


    APPLY:   Human Resources Office, 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN 

    NOTES:  Please submit a new application each time you apply for a Town job. Pursuant to Tennessee open records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.


  • 02/02/2017 5:01 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Arts Memphis

    Position: Database Coordinator

    About the Organization

    Founded in 1963 as a United Arts Fund, ArtsMemphis works to sustain Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality by providing grants to arts organizations and artists, making strategic investments in arts-based initiatives and serving as a connector, mentor and promoter for the arts sector.  In the past 10 years, ArtsMemphis has allocated over $40 million to the arts in Shelby County. In fiscal year 2016, ArtsMemphis awarded $3 million to the Memphis arts community through more than 160 grants. The arts enhance quality of life for Memphians and are an economic driver for Shelby County – generating more than $125 million annually and employing 4,000 people.

    ArtsMemphis strengthens the area’s arts assets by amplifying awareness, driving support and building capacity for the arts sector. ArtsMemphis’ impact extends across demographic, geographic and socioeconomic barriers through the activities of 60+ grantees and partners, which vary widely in size, location and focus.

    For more information visit ArtsMemphis.org.

    About the Position

    ArtsMemphis seeks a detail-oriented, “systems thinker” to provide high-quality, consistent data management.  The Database Coordinator will report to the Director of Development & Communications and will be responsible for the integrity of the Raiser’s Edge database and optimizing its functionality to meet the needs of the organization.

    The Database Coordinator will record, process, acknowledge and report on all donations received by ArtsMemphis.  The Database Coordinator will play a critical role on the ArtsMemphis development staff to provide timely collection, cleanup, retrieval, and analysis of donor and prospect data. 


    • Learns and implements best practices for donor and prospect data management
    • Captures, organizes, and manages constituent data through Raiser’s Edge database
    • Assures the accuracy, integrity, and consistency of all donor records
    • Performs regular database maintenance activities to correct duplications, errors or omissions, track user activity, and find actionable patterns
    • Responsible for all gift entry, acknowledgement letters/receipting, and benefit fulfillment
    • Generates and manages outstanding pledge reports and invoices donors as needed
    • Creates dashboards and reports that analyze donor giving results to document progress on fundraising goals 
    • Produces custom queries and reports as requested by team members
    • Segments constituents for email marketing, mail appeals, actions and gifts
    • Integrates ArtsMemphis’ email marketing lists with the donor database
    • Creates and executes mail, email, and phone campaigns, including the creation of lists, preparation of data merges, and fulfillment
    • Coordinates, implements and updates appeals
    • Maintains up-to-date solicitor assignments and notes
    • Liaises with the CFO to reconcile Raisers Edge with the general ledger when necessary
    • Liaises with the US Post Office to troubleshoot any mail-retrieval issues
    • Acts as the system administrator for Raiser’s Edge
    • Serves as a liaison to Blackbaud and IT support staff to coordinate system updates and troubleshoot issues
    • Trains staff on the use of Raiser’s Edge


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • At least one year working in database management or comparable activity
    • Proven data management abilities, including donor records maintenance and creation of reports and queries
    • Experience in developing donor solicitation campaigns
    • High level analytical skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines and tasks efficiently
    • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
    • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software 
    • Self-directed, entrepreneurial spirit
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
    • Team player who is energetic, flexible, and proactive, and has a desire to work in a creative environment. Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, reliable, able to finish work in a timely manner
    • Working automobile, valid driver’s license and auto insurance
    • Candidate must be willing to handle flexible hours including occasional work on nights and weekends.

    This position is full-time. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. ArtsMemphis offers a competitive benefits package including insurance, 401(k) and paid vacation/holidays.

    ArtsMemphis strives to create an environment in which every employee, board member, donor and grant recipient is treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We are committed to seeking out talented, diverse people, encouraging them to work to their full potential and valuing their contributions.

    ArtsMemphis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, citizenship, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or military or veteran status.

    Qualified applicants should send a cover letter outlining interest, experience, and potential fit for the position along with a resume to wmurray@artsmemphis.org.

    No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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