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  • 05/15/2018 9:52 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The President James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, TN is seeking a Curator.  The position’s role, responsibilities, and key performance areas include but are not limited to the following:

     

    1)    care and management of the museum’s collections of approximately 1,300 original artifacts and documents that belonged to or relate to President and Mrs. Polk;

    2)    general upkeep of the properties including the 1816 Polk Home, the detached kitchen, the 1818 Sisters’ House museum/visitor center, and Polk Presidential Hall exhibit gallery;

    3)    all aspects of exhibit work including research, design, artifact loans, and fabrication for the museum’s changing exhibits on James K. Polk, the U.S. presidency, and American society and culture during Polk’s lifetime;

    4)    collections recordkeeping and other registrarial duties;

    5)    coordinating conservation and preservation projects;

    6)    monitoring environmental conditions including light levels, temperature, and relative humidity;

    7)    serving as assistant site manager and helping with educational, administrative, clerical, and maintenance tasks at the discretion of the Executive Director;

    8)    serving as the Executive Director’s representative when needed;

    9)    preparing monthly reports for the board of directors.

     

     

    Applicants must have at least five years of work experience with museum collections and exhibits.  A bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or a related field is required; a graduate degree is preferred.  Also preferred are experience with PastPerfect software and a knowledge of early 19th century American political history and material culture.

     

    Qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest along with a resume including names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Search Committee, President James K. Polk Home and Museum, P.O. Box 741, Columbia, TN  38402.  The letter must be postmarked by June 16, 2018.

     

    A competitive salary and benefits are provided.


  • 05/14/2018 12:26 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Schools Coordinator

    Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is hiring a Schools Coordinator. The Schools Coordinator is the primary point of contact for all educational facilitates excellent visitor experiences at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage by providing efficient, welcoming, and highly-organized services to all K12 group visits. Organizes all aspects of educational experiences, plans and executes field trips, and maintains educational resources. Develops rapport with groups and engages visitors through storytelling. 

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Erin Adams, Director of Education & Interpretation ateadams@thehermitage.com.


  • 05/14/2018 12:25 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Part-Time Historic Interpreters

    Do you have a passion for American history and an interest in sharing stories with the public? Then apply for the position of Historic Interpreter! Interpreters spend their days engaging our visitors with stories, information, and conversation about the people, places, and events of Andrew Jackson’s home, family, and times.

    Interpreters guide visitors through Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for about 24 hours per week, with occasional nights, weekends, and holidays. Qualifications: Excellent speaking and presentation skills, an engaging manner with the public, a willingness to serve visitors of all sorts, and a commitment to historical accuracy. Interpreters wear historical costumes and must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time in all sorts of weather. 

    To apply, please send a resume to Erin Adams, Director of Education & Interpretation at eadams@thehermitage.com.


  • 05/08/2018 12:44 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Communications Specialist - Mcclung Museum - 18000000NE

    Regular Part-time, 28 hours per week, Pay Grade 36

     

    The McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee is looking for an enthusiastic part-time (28-hour a week) Communications Specialist II to assist museum staff in maintaining the museum’s social media presence, while also supporting internal and external communications. The ideal candidate must be able to professionally communicate with museum and University staff and faculty, as well as community partners to promote the museum’s mission and public programming.

     

    Apply online: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000000NE&tz=GMT-04%3A00


  • 05/03/2018 5:15 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
    Cataloging Registrar 
    Nashville, TN • Digital Library
    Description

    The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has an opening for a grant-funded full-time exempt Cataloging Registrar in the Digital & Library Collections Department for 24 months.


    Company Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. 


    Departmental Overview: In direct support of the mission statement of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Digital & Library Collections Departmental mission is to preserve and protect its collections; using best practices and available and emerging technologies to provide appropriate access to these collections.


    Job Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a Cataloging Registrar to inventory, rehouse, and catalog, the Museum’s growing collections and for enabling curatorial, scholarly, and public access to that collection. 

    The goals of the position are to preserve and provide organized access to the collection; to create, organize, and migrate metadata about the collection to the museum’s digital archive; and to rehouse with care unprocessed collections. Training will be provided for some aspects of the technical work, and metadata capture and workflow specific to this project.  

    Specific Job Duties: 

    • Maintains organization, cataloging, and back of house processing of donations to collection.

    • Photograph and edit 3D objects at preservation quality and create access derivatives for digital archives and web. 

    • Answers (external and internal—programs, exhibits, education) reference requests for 3D object collection via phone, email, and in person.

    • Properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.

    • Support the preparation of materials for digitization.

    • Catalog in Past Perfect 3D objects not selected for digitization. 

    • Catalog in CONTENTdm objects selected for digitization. 

    • Re-house analog items. 

    • Reports to Director of Digital & Library Collections.


    Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Cataloging or Metadata Creation experience. 

    • Ability to adopt new and changing technologies. 


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.

    • Experience handling fragile and rare archival materials.

    • Adobe Photoshop.

    • Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system.

    • Experience with Past Perfect.


    Essential Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and abilities needed for success in the position):

    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

    • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.


    Conditions of Employment:

    • Must pass a background check 

    Click here to apply


  • 05/03/2018 5:10 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    GRAPHICS DESIGNER 1-050218-167336

    The Tennessee State Museum is looking for a highly motivated Graphic Designer with strong technical skills, a good eye for typography, and a background working on museum exhibitions and/or other spatial design. This person should have a passion for design, flexible attitude, and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.

    Under the direction of the Director of Exhibitions, the Graphic Designer will work closely with exhibition project teams to design and coordinate the design, production, fabrication, installation of exhibit graphics and other exhibition related print and digital materials for the new facility opening October 2018. This talented and goal-oriented person would play a key role in creating memorable visitor experiences.

    Main responsibilities include working collaboratively with other designers, curators, content developers, installers, and outside vendors to create immersive, story-driven spaces; developing graphic identities and branding hierarchies per project; ability to interpret exhibition content and creatively bring the exhibition graphic elements to life; and producing illustrative drawings and final production files.

    A strong candidate will have experience in all phases of the design process including concept, design development, approvals, and finalizing artwork for production; good knowledge of exhibition fabrication techniques and materials; excellent typography skills; a high level of fluency with MS Office and Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign); strong organizational and communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative); and the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Touch-screen interactive interface design and indoor/outdoor wayfinding signage design is a plus. Skill using After Effects and Sketch-Up experience is a plus.

    Minimum Qualifications: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and experience equivalent to two years of full-time graphic art and/or graphic design work. Substitution of Education for Experience: Course work credit received from an accredited college or university with emphasis in art, communications graphic technology, art advertising and/or graphic art design may substitute for the required experience on a month-for-month basis to a maximum of two years (e.g. an additional forty-five quarter hours with at least nine quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required experience.)

    Substitution of Education for Experience: Qualifying graphic art, graphic design, and/or commercial art work experience may substitute for the required education to a maximum of four years (e.g. experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in graphic art and/or design work may substitute for one year of the required education.)

    Position posted 5/2/18 and will be available through 5/22/18.

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  • 05/03/2018 5:05 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    MUSEUM ASSISTANT CHF PER SPTY-050218-167335

    The Tennessee State Museum is looking for a highly motivated museum professional with strong leadership and museum preparatory skills, a background coordinating exhibition fabrication, installation, maintenance, and storage, and experience supervising exhibition staff and contract vendors. This person should have a passion for museums, flexible attitude, and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.

    Under the direction of the Director of Exhibitions, the Assistant Chief of Exhibitions will work closely with exhibition project teams on the design, fabrication, installation, and de-installation of temporary, traveling, and permanent exhibitions for the new facility opening October 2018. This talented and goal-oriented person would play a key role in creating memorable visitor experiences.

    Main responsibilities include; working collaboratively with designers, curators, content developers, preparators, registrars, and outside vendors to create immersive, story-driven spaces; developing institutional procedures and standards for all aspects of exhibition installation/deinstallation including unloading/loading crates, unpacking/packing art and artifacts; preparing and installing artworks, graphics, and gallery technology; upkeep and maintenance of all exhibition galleries; producing planning schedules and other documentation.

    A strong candidate will have experience in all phases of the exhibition development process, good knowledge of exhibit fabrication techniques and museum design materials, excellent framing and art handling skills, high level of fluency with MS Office, strong organizational and communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative), and ability to work in a collaborative environment. Exhibition design skills and ability to use Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Sketch-Up is a plus.

    Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to five years in one or a combination of the following: 1) professional museum or historic site work; 2) paraprofessional museum work in exhibit preparation; 3) professional experience in the instruction or research in art, history, or museum science; 4) professional library experience; or 5) professional experience in fundraising or promotional marketing activities; the above experience must include at least two years of professional museum work, supervision of paraprofessional museum staff, professional postsecondary instruction in art, history, museum science, professional fundraising, or promotional marketing.

    Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework credit received from an accredited college or university in art, history, museum science, library science, anthropology, education, industrial design, advertising, architecture, business administration, or marketing may substitute for the required experience, on a year-for year basis, to a maximum of two years, there being no substitution for the required specific experience (e.g., 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may be substituted for one year of the required experience). OR Experience equivalent to four years of paraprofessional museum experience in exhibit preparation with the State of Tennessee including two years supervising museum staff, or four years of professional museum work with the State of Tennessee.

    Position posted 5/2/18 and will be available through 5/22/18.

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  • 05/03/2018 12:10 PM | Ken Mayes (Administrator)

    Job Description

    The Museum Director is responsible for supervising and managing the Museum. The essential functions are: direct and oversee museum functions; develop, implement, and evaluate specific fund-raising plans; supervise ten or more employees; manage the recruitment, training, assignment, and recognition of volunteers; and perform administrative functions. The Director coordinates with the Director, trustees, department heads and volunteer committees to achieve long- and short-range objectives of the Museum. The Director administers policies adopted by the AMSE Foundation Board of Directors (Board).

    This position is contingent upon the award of a contract.

    Essential Functions

    Directs and oversees museum functions to include administration, curatorial, education, public relations, and auxiliary services following departmental guidelines to ensure a professional standard of operations with regard to museum programs and services.

    Coordinates the work of all organizational elements within the department.

    Advises division heads regarding services, projects, programs, and financial and resource management.

    Reviews organization patterns, work relationships, staff responsibilities, and organizational structures to ensure effective functioning of the divisions.

    Meets with executive, supervisory, and administrative employees to discuss and resolve budgetary issues, review projects and programs, establish or redirect priorities, review policies and procedures and implement improvements.

    Prepares and present studies, plans, reports and recommendations to the Museum Board.

    Oversees the records keeping operations for the museum to ensure that records are comprehensive, up-to-date and useful to the management of the museum.

    Develops, implements, and evaluates specific fund raising plans to carry out the goals and objectives approved by the Museum Trustees.

    Plans and implements appropriate donor recognition programs.

    Writes or edits grant applications to public, private or corporate funding sources. .

    Serves as a spokesperson for the Museum.

    Coordinates or participates in capital or endowments campaigns as assigned.

    Writes, edits or reviews committee reports, promotional materials and correspondence.

    Supervises ten or more employees including professional and support staff in order to ensure that goals and objectives are carried out according to organizational standards and procedures.

    Oversees the recruitment, training, assignment and recognition of volunteers and staff.

    Performs administrative functions such as preparing and administering the budget, developing policies and procedures for Museum operations.

    Serve as a non-voting member of the Board which includes attending scheduled Board meetings and providing a written report on Museum activities.

    Participates with the Board in long range planning and prepares reports as needed or requested.

    Provides information and assistance to members, staff or public concerning museum operations.

    Oversees the operations and staff of the museum

    Required Skills

    Excellent planning, organization and administrative skills

    Strong leadership skills and vision

    Excellent interpersonal skills

    Public speaking and presentation skills

    Required Experience

    At least five (2-3) years' museum or non-profit managerial experience to include at least two years of managerial fund-raising, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Knowledge of and experience with budgeting and managing finances

    Job Location

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

    Position Type

    Full-Time/Regular

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  • 04/24/2018 12:03 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Historic Travellers Rest is looking for an Education Assistant  -

    30 hours a week @ $10 an hour. 

    Please contact Tonya if interested: tonya@historictravellersrest.org

  • 04/24/2018 12:02 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    MUSEUM ARCHIVIST AND LIBRARIAN

    Job Description

    The Museum Archivist and Librarian shall be directly responsible for the organization and bibliographic control of the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum’s archives and rare book collections. Responsibilities include creating finding aids for existing archival collections; processing incoming archival material; responding to research, duplication, and publication inquiries; assisting visiting researchers; digitizing photographs, documents, and other materials and overseeing others in digitization projects; and interfacing with other Museum staff to facilitate use of archival material in exhibits, programs, and publications.

    Required Qualifications

    *ALA-accredited MLS with formal coursework or training in archival studies; and *certified Archivist (if not certified, must be willing to obtain certification as Archivist).

    Preferred Qualifications

    *Additional advanced degree in history or related studies; experience in digitization; *experience in cataloging archival collections in RDA, following APPM, and familiarity with Encoded Archival Description; and *experience with PastPerfect software and integrated library systems

    Physical Demands

    Notice:

    An application is not considered complete until official transcripts, from all institutions attended, have been received by susan.owens@lmunet.edu or: Lincoln Memorial University, ATTN: Susan Owens 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752.


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