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  • 11/09/2017 2:14 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Deadline for Applications: December 5, 2017
    Start Date: January/February 2018
    The American Association for State and Local History offers paid internship opportunities for graduate students enrolled in history, museum studies, public history, or related Master’s degree or Ph.D. programs who have an interest in work at a history service organization and with national issues facing history organizations. Students are invited to work with their university faculty and our staff on for-credit internship experiences.
    Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for a spring internship at AASLH:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate academic program in history, museum studies, public history, or related field
     
    
    • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
     
    
    • Submit a letter of support and/or recommendation from a faculty member
     
    
    • Possess excellent time management and communication skills
     
    AASLH internships are intensive, part-time programs that enable graduate level students to assist AASLH staff with major projects. Internships generally focus on specific projects, but are flexible enough for students to involve themselves in several aspects of our work. Interns are treated as history professionals and included in the regular ongoing activities of the organization. Salary is $12.50 an hour for up to sixteen hours per week. The AASLH internship program is designed to provide graduate-level students with exceptional service to the history field community while they evaluate possible career paths, develop a professional network, and gain firsthand experience with professional staff, diverse audiences, and cutting- edge facilities.
    For more information about the AASLH Internship program, contact Aja Bain, Programs and Publications Coordinator, at abain@aaslh.org.
    Job Duties/Tasks
    The AASLH Intern will work under the direction of the AASLH Chief of Operations or designee on AASLH's Continuing Education Program.
    AASLH has over 5,400 members and offers many continuing education programs including onsite workshops, webinars, online courses, blogs, and publications. In September 2017, AASLH received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to evaluate our existing continuing education offerings and create a plan for future growth. The intern will provide project support for this grant project as well as other projects in the AASLH office.
    The internship project will include:
    • Assisting AASLH staff and grant consultants in conducting a survey of existing professional development/continuing education for history professionals and volunteers
    • Compiling data for current AASLH continuing education programs including surveys and attendee information
    • Assisting in a comprehensive literature review to understand trends and best practices in teaching and learning focused on continuing education/professional development programs for working professionals (not students) and informal settings (not schools or universities)
    • Assist with organizing and compiling resources on the AASLH website
    • Conduct research as assigned for senior staff
    • Other duties as assigned, including support of the AASLH staff with workshops, Annual Meeting, publications, special projects, and general customer service
     
    Required Skills
    AASLH interns must have:
    • Ability to act independently and be a self-starter while operating collaboratively as a team player
    • Strong writing and oral communication skills
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks
     
    To Apply
    Submit the following in a single PDF to Aja Bain, Programs and Publications Coordinator via email to abain@aaslh.org
    • A one- to two-page cover letter explaining your interests in this project and your qualifications
    • Your course of study including institution, academic advisor for the internship, and any internship requirements for your academic program (number of hours, forms, etc.)
    • Availability (starting and ending dates)
    • One letter of recommendation
    • A resume
     
    About AASLH
    Since 1940, AASLH has provided leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history to make the past more meaningful. AASLH is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH works to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of local history in America. AASLH publishes books, technical publications, a quarterly magazine, a monthly newsletter, and maintains numerous affinity groups and committees serving a broad range of constituents across the historical community. The association also sponsors online continuing education training, regional and national training workshops, and an annual meeting.
    AASLH has a unique perspective on the challenges the discipline faces in the twenty-first century, serving a membership that directly reflects the kaleidoscopic demographics of the field itself. Members range from the smallest all-volunteer house museum to county and state archives to history museums as large as Williamsburg and the Smithsonian. It also includes the professionals and volunteers that work for them. For this diverse membership, with its many various circumstances, needs, and wants, AASLH offers programs and services that are meeting member needs and progressively advancing the goals and standards of the field.
    AASLH has an exemplary reputation for successfully administering complicated national initiatives and programs. Over 75 years after its creation, AASLH remains the only comprehensive organization dedicated to state and local history.
    Requirements
    
    
      
    • Be enrolled in a graduate academic program in history, museum studies, public history, or related field
     
    
    • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
     
    
    • Submit a letter of support and/or recommendation from a faculty member
     
    
    • Possess excellent time management and communication skills


  • 11/09/2017 6:59 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Governor John Sevier Memorial Association/Marble Springs State Historic Site

    Executive Director

     The Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA) seeks an Executive Director for Marble Springs State Historic Site, home of Tennessee’s first governor.  The site is a 35-acre property in Knoxville, TN owned by the Tennessee Historical Commission, with oversight and management of programs and operations by GJSMA, a private, non-profit organization.

     

    Under general supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for developing, coordinating, directing, and administering policies relating to all phases of public relations, site management, budgeting, fiscal management, volunteer coordination, and special event promotion.

     

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • 1.      Plans and implements policies and procedures for all areas of public relations.
    • 2.      Relates policies and regulations to new employees and volunteers through formal orientation program.
    • 3.      Participates in area service and civic groups to gather information and seek support on behalf of the site.
    • 4.      Continues to seek and obtain support of the business community and prospective private donors.
    • 5.      Develops and maintains current knowledge of public relations principles and practices

    With Staff Assistance:

    • 6.      Establishes, coordinates, and maintains quarterly newsletter.
    • 7.      Organizes and establishes continuing internal communications for GJSMA.
    • 8.      Orders needed forms, supplies, and goods as authorized within GJSMA’s budget and prescribed policies.
    • 9.      Develops and presents budget for annual operations, financial reports, and income generating proposals.
    • 10.  Makes available to GJSMA board newspaper, radio, and television accounts of items of general concern that impact GJSMA
    • 11.  Develops rapport with media, community, and other local, regional, and national historic organizations
    • 12.  Contacts media to promote the site, and encourages open hours and tours.
    • 13.  Develops displays and aids to promote a better understanding of site operations and objectives.
    • 14.  Develops and manages membership recruitment programs.
    • 15.  Represents site and GJSMA at conferences relative to public relations and community activities.
    • 16.  In conjunction with board, develops and updates long-range plan.
    • 17.  Engages in conservation programs for collections care and preservation.
    • 18.  Maintains collections database.
    • 19.  Maintains a relationship with and serves as site representative for Historic Homes of Knoxville and other community organizations.
    • 20.  Assists in the development of plans and policies related to public relations and public access.
    • 21.  Organizes volunteer support to ensure public acess to site.
    • 22.  Organizes and maintains website, Web 2.0, social media, and electronic communication updates as necessary to keep the public, membership, and board informed of events and activities.
    • 23.  Identifies and prepares grant applications in support of GJSMA goals.
    • 24.  Performs any related duties as assigned.

     The salary is up to $36,000 depending on education and experience.

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • 1.      Thorough knowledge of principles of effective communications and mass media, publicity, advertising, policies, education, community relations, demonstration, organization structure, social service, and government relations as they relate to public parks, historic museums, and non-profit organizations.
    • 2.      Ability to plan, organize, and effectively present ideas and concepts to groups.  Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information, and recommend courses of action to be taken.
    • 3.      Ability to establish and maintain effective working and public relations.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • 4.      Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the use of mass media.  Government and community relations experience is desirable.
    • 5.      BA or equivalent degree in history, museum studies, historic preservation, public history, or related discipline (MA preferred) with proven track record in non-profit or historic site/museum management

     

    Deadline for applications is Nov. 30.  Send cover letter and résumé to Brooke Maner, President of GJSMA Board of Directors, at brookeanna@gmail.com or to following mailing address:

     

    ATTN: Search Committee

    Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association/Marble Springs State Historic Site

    P.O. Box 20195

    Knoxville, Tennessee 37940


  • 11/07/2017 9:55 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Belle Meade Plantation: Full-Time historic Interpreter:

     

    General Definition of Work:

    The interpreter conducts tours of Belle Meade Plantation for the visiting public, interpreting the site’s buildings, landscape, and collections in an informative and engaging manner to help the visitor gain an understanding of the site’s history and significance.  Period appropriate clothing will be provided by Belle Meade Plantation and is required for all onsite interpretation.  Interpretive position is a full time position.

    Duties of the Interpretive Staff at Belle Meade Plantation:

    1.     Interpreters conduct tours through the house for visitors of all ages in a personable and knowledgeable manner and provide accurate information relevant to the major themes in the site’s history.

    2.     Interpreters welcome the public, collect tickets, and direct visitors to facilities, exhibits, and interesting aspects of the site.

    3.     Interpreters represent Belle Meade Plantation to visitors.  They inform them of the site’s goals and programs.

    4.     Interpreters assist in providing security for the site, buildings, and collections.  They help ensure the safety of the visiting public and respond calmly and professionally to emergencies.  They follow institutional procedures.

    5.     Interpreters participate actively in training programs and other opportunities in order to expand knowledge of the site and strengthen interpretive skills.  Guides are required to update or modify their tours as new or relevant information becomes available and for changing exhibitions.

    6.     Interpreters assist with special programs, including but not limited to rentals and special events, often held on evenings and weekends.

    7.     Interpreters lead guided educational tours and programs for school-age groups as well as special needs and mentally challenged groups.

    8.     Interpreters assist in the office as needed when not giving tours.

    9.     Interpreters attend scheduled staff meetings as requested as well as complete continued education training and requirements.

    Qualifications:

    The interpreter must have excellent oral communication skills and demonstrated experience working with people.  The interpreter must be articulate, reliable, and have a neat appearance.  The interpreter must be able to assimilate information and impart it in a factual, coherent, and engaging manner, and must demonstrate initiative, leadership qualities, and flexibility.  Degree in History or related field is a plus. Public speaking or teaching experience with an interest in history is ideal.  Interpreters must be available as scheduled; including weekends and holidays.

    Contact:

    Please send your resume to info@bellemeadeplantation.com to apply.


  • 10/20/2017 7:46 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Department of Natural Resources, is seeking a Cultural Resource Preservationist II (CRP II) to perform a variety of duties including management of the Review-Compliance-Records Unit.  The Jefferson City-based position involvesSection 106 review for archaeological concerns; oversees the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), state burials and shipwrecks programs; and supervises a professional multi-disciplinary staff. More information about the CRP II  position is attached and can be found at: https://mocareers.mo.gov/Details?id=8144.

     

    For questions regarding the position, please contact Judith Deel, SHPO Compliance Coordinator, at judith.deel@dnr.mo.gov

    or 573.751.7862. Please direct questions about the application process to Tiffani Martin, Personnel Analyst II, Human Resources Program,  at tiffani.martin@dnr.mo.gov. To be considered for this CRP II position, please complete an online application through EASe, the State of Missouri’s MERIT Electronic Application System at www.ease.mo.gov before11:59 p.m., October 30, 2017. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 10/12/2017 11:18 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title:  Historic Interpreter

    Job Type: Part Time Staff

    Supervisor: Director of Operations;

             Daily tasks may be assigned by the Curator of Collections

    Job Purpose: To give guided museum tours of Belmont Mansion and provide support to the mansion’s daily operations  

    Belmont Mansion is the largest antebellum home open for tours in Nashville, and is a must-see for any visitor interested in Tennessee history, the Civil War, architecture, art, and decorative arts. We are looking for an energetic person who enjoys history and interacting with visitors. Good people skills and weekend availability are a must. 

    Experience: Previous museum and customer service experience preferred

    Education: High school degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred

    Working Conditions: Standing and walking while speaking for up to an hour without break, climbing stairs; dress code including wearing name tag required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    1.     Interest in and basic knowledge of American History and furnishings

    2.     Superior verbal communication skills

    3.     Superior interpersonal skills dealing with other mansion staff and tour guests

    4.     Positive attitude and ability to work with the general public

    Job Functions:

    1.     Giving guided tours to the mansion’s paid and other guests as needed

    2.     Ability to comprehend docent training materials and effectively communicate to the public mansion history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. Training will be provided.

    3.     Answering the telephone and greeting guests at the front door

    4.     Ringing up cash register transactions for admissions and museum shop purchases

    5.     Participating in special events hosted at the mansion and providing logistical support as needed and appropriate

    6.     Participating in maintaining museum shop inventory, staff meetings, training sessions, helping with seasonal decorating, and other mansion activities as assigned

    7.     Other duties as assigned

    Please direct any questions, your resume, and cover letter to mansioneducation@belmont.edu.


  • 10/09/2017 5:56 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    COLLECTIONS MANAGER FOR THE ANGOLA MUSEUM –

    JOB DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS

    The Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation at Angola seeks a Collections Manager. This person will be responsible for performing all tasks involved in collections stewardship which include but are not limited to registering, cataloging/inventory, accession/deaccession, curatorial/interpretation and preservation functions of the museum’s unique Louisiana corrections’ collections which include primarily historical books and documents in addition to many artifacts.

    Candidates for this position:

    Must be knowledgeable and passionate about Louisiana’ corrections’ history and material culture.

    Demonstrate strong interest in utilizing documents and artifacts to tell stories and dedication to inclusion of all cultures and eras.

    Must demonstrate exemplary writing and communication skills.

    Be the lead and/or participate in grant writing also a must.

    This person will be very familiar with approaches to Louisiana history and adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship.

    Maintains and preserves museum’s collections.

    Register, inventory, access and de-access collections.

    Plans exhibition schedules with Museum Director, staff, and exhibitions committee.

    Works with Director to design the themes and layouts of exhibitions. Suggests and selects items to be put on display. Works with staff and oversees volunteers to install and de-install exhibitions.

    Conducts research on collections for public requests and for exhibitions. Writes exhibition text including panel text and labels. Writes press releases and related materials in support of exhibitions and programs.

    Responsible for interpretation of the collection, exhibitions, and the Red Hat.

    Participates in training volunteer greeters on interpretation.

    Collaborates in designing adult programming, such as speaker series, to accompany exhibitions and enhance knowledge of the Museum’s collection and of local history along with the Education committee.

    Makes recommendations on offered gifts and other accessions.

    Collections strengths at the Angola Museum are historical photographs and documents in addition to some artifacts including the original electric chair, guard uniforms and guns. The scope of our collections spans the history of corrections from the historical beginnings of the property where the Louisiana State Penitentiary is located (a former plantation) and the original penitentiary downtown in Baton Rouge, to present contemporary programs in the field of Louisiana Corrections. The Museum’s most significant artifact is the Red Hat, the first cell block at Angola, which is on the National Historic Registry.

    Requirements:

    Masters’ degree in history, American studies, museum studies, or closely related field.

    Although the following skills are preferred, the museum is willing to consider a brand new graduate of a masters’ program with some internship experience in the following.

    Some experience doing tasks required for museum work, including registering items, and accessing. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the PastPerfect software collections management system.

    Must be familiar with best practices in the field and proactively keep up with innovations.

    Have experience writing grants or some transferable writing experiences.

    Strong interpersonal, organizational, writing, proofreading and analytical skills, with meticulous attention to detail.

    Ability to work alone and to work as part of a team with the Museum Director, Director of Planning and Development, and Board Committee Chairs, especially the Education committee Chair.

    Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

    Must have or obtain a Louisiana drivers’ license

    Preferred skills:

    Familiarity with Louisiana history.

    Willingness to learn museum practices including knowledge of photographs, documents, manuscripts and artifacts.

    Facility with PastPerfect software or significant experience with other museum database programs and ability to quickly learn PastPerfect. Facility with Microsoft

    Office Suite and Adobe and Acrobat. At least basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

    Ability to layout labels in design software a plus.

    Ability to do some hands on preparation, such as mounting labels an asset.

    CONTACT: Marianne Fisher-Giorlando, Chair

    Search Committee

    Collections Manager Position

    Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation

    mariannegsu@gmail.com or

    318-243-0514


  • 10/06/2017 3:05 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE POSITION VACANCY

    OPEN TO: General Public

    TITLE: Collections and Special Projects Coordinator 

    LOCATION: Morton Museum

    OPENING DATE: October 6, 2017 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

    JOB NUMBER: JN17-52AD CLASS CODE: 9203

    SALARY: $27,848 (DOQ) with excellent benefits package

    FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

    PRIMARY FUNCTION: This is responsible specialized administrative work managing services affiliated with the museum operation. This position works under the direct supervision of the Museum Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Museum Studies, Art, Art History or a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

    SPECIAL REQUISITES: First-aid and C.P.R. certification required within 6 months of employment. Normal scheduled hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8-5, but hours are flexible depending on events scheduled each week.

    LICENSES: Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

    NOTES: Must be able to pass a work related physical and drug test. May require attendance at business functions outside regular business hours. May require occasional lifting/moving of items between 20 -50 pounds, therefore, some physical strength and agility is required. Incumbent may be required to work late hours, weekends, changing shifts and holidays, as necessary.

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

    WE REGRET WE ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER ALL INQUIRIES. WE WILL ONLY NOTIFY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR TESTING OR INTERVIEWS.

    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.

    THE TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN HIRING. MINORITIES, WOMEN AND DISABLED ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY AND REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT (901) 457-2290. THE TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE IS A DRUG FREE WORK PLACE.


  • 10/03/2017 9:39 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
    Description

    The Education and Service Coordinator creates and manages professional development and continuing education opportunities for history professionals at all stages of careers, as well as for avocational historians, lifelong learners, and other allies of history organizations.  The coordinator also helps manage AASLH committees and affinity groups. The Education and Service Coordinator reports to the Chief of Operations and works in the AASLH office in Nashville, TN.
     The ideal candidate:
    • Is an intelligent and self-motivated team player
    • Has experience and/or training in, and a passion for history
    • Brings a creative approach to continuing education
    • Understands the needs and expectations of public history professionals and volunteers 
                                                                            
    
    Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Five years nonprofit experience, preferably for a membership association or history-related institution such as a museum, historical society, or humanities council. Master’s in History, Public History, or Museum Studies or related experience is preferred, but not required. It is useful to have knowledge of historical practices/methods, and professional skills or abilities related to adult education, archives, libraries, historic preservation, historical interpretation, historical education, museum exhibits/curation, fundraising, cultural tourism, historical consulting, archaeology, cultural resource management, oral history, community engagement, or related activities. A successful candidate should also have knowledge of current issues within the field ranging from equity and inclusion to discussions impacting the future of the history profession.
    REQUIREMENTS
    The Education and Service Coordinator must have strong written communications skills because s/he will be producing content for the organization’s publications and other communication vehicles. The coordinator must also have excellent oral communication skills, an aptitude for event planning, and the ability to manage and report on multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail. Familiarities with databases, social media, and familiarity with the WordPress platform, as well as intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary.
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
     Manage the Continuing Education program:
    • Plan Continuing Education programs including webinars, online courses, and workshops.
    • Recruit and develop expert instructor core for Continuing Education programs.
    • Anticipate future needs of members, outside of traditional history/museum trainings.
    • Oversee work related to continuing education budget and enrollment.
    • Plan and coordinate workshop meetings including host site and catering contracts and making sure participants have information needed for travel, lodging, and workshop participation. 
    • Maintain and update Continuing Education related pages on AASLH website and registration pages in AASLH’s database.
    • Communicate with participants by answering inquiries and sending program updates; collect and analyze participant data and feedback.
    • Create a vision for the program’s future including new components, increased earned income, partnerships with other organizations, and content review and revisions.
    • Develop collaborative professional development opportunities with other history organizations at the local, state, and national level.
    • Promote participation by working with the marketing coordinator on eblasts, the AASLH website, social media, brochures, online discussion lists, and other methods; answer email and telephone inquiries.
     
    Manage Standing and Affinity Committees:
    • Maintain volunteer committee rosters.
    • Manage committee member development and retention via appointment letters.
    • Keep committee staff liaisons aware of committee rules and regulations, as outlined by the AASLH Bylaws.
    • Work with the Court and Legal History, Women’s History, Military History, and Corporate History affinity committees along with the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force by scheduling conference calls and other correspondence, setting meeting agendas with committee chairs, managing their online forums and listservs, promoting committee work through blog posts and other means, and keeping committee projects moving forward and on schedule.
     
    Additional Duties:
    • Work with marketing coordinator on joint social media projects, such as #AASLHChat and Facebook Live events.
    • Work with External Relations Coordinator on History Relevance Campaign programming.
    • Collaborate with staff on funding proposals and other projects, including the Annual Meeting.
    • Promote membership in the Association; answer telephone and email inquiries from AASLH members and others; complete event registrations and other e-commerce related purchases via the association’s database system.
    • Other projects as assigned 
     
    To apply
    Visit AASLH website https://jobs.aaslh.org/job/education-and-service-coordinator/37354157/


  • 09/17/2017 7:30 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position Posting –Administrative Assistant

    American Association for State and Local History

    Part-time Position

    Salary range: $18-20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Administrative Assistant is responsible for general clerical and administrative work of the association. This position is part-time and requires 20-25 hours per week. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Chief of Operations.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • High school diploma required. College degree is preferred.
    • 1-3 years clerical experience required
    • Experience in a history organization or related nonprofit is a plus.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • High level of analytical ability and problem solving skills
    • Skills in excellent customer service, both internal and external
    • Effective verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and handle conflicting priorities and deadlines appropriately
    • Skills in utilizing Excel and data entry at an intermediate level

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

    • Acts as the primary receptionist; answering, screening, and directing calls to appropriate staff. Greets and assists visitors.
    • Supports general administrative functions of the association. This includes but not limited to copying, mass mailing and maintaining routine filing systems; files a variety of items including records, forms, correspondence, memoranda, purchase orders, invoices, personnel & budgetary.
    • Assists members with registration, invoices, account questions, and using AASLH resources.
    • Provides support for other AASLH employees including pulling reports, preparing/packing for onsite programs, mailing packages, etc.
    • Performs daily financial tasks including processing checks and payments.
    • Performs monthly tasks including preparing and mailing invoices and new member kits.
    • Maintains online store content and shipping orders.
    • Drafts and mails new job letters.
    • Promotes membership in the Association.
    • Handles other projects as assigned.

    To apply

    Submit resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to employment@aaslh.org. Review of applications will begin October 10 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is November 15. Please note that successful candidate will have to pass a background check.

    AASLH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


  • 09/11/2017 8:30 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Public Programs Manager


    Reporting to the Director of Education and Public Programs, the Public Programs Manager designs and implements a broad range of programs intended to reach visitors of all ages and abilities, including children, families, and adults. Cheekwood’s public programs provide unique opportunities for visitors to experience our botanical garden, historic home, and museum of art through activities that enrich, educate, and entertain. The ideal candidate is creative and highly organized with extensive experience in developing creative programming for cultural institutions and a proven track record of developing programs and events that have generated significant audiences.

    The Public Programs Manager manages, develops and oversees all aspects of on-site public programs including; works closely with museum, garden, and other education staff to develop and implement public programs; oversees program logistics, planning, and execution, including production, set-up, and tear-down; utilizes software to schedule programs and create customer registration; develops and oversees all program operations for summer camp, including developing policies and procedures; hiring, training, and scheduling instructors and interns; creates class schedules and course catalogue; supply acquisition and distribution; monitoring daily operations for effectiveness, safety, and quality.

    The Public Programs Manager supervises the support staff including Public Programs Coordinator, instructors, interns, and program assistants for camps, classes, and workshops; seeks out community partners, food trucks, musicians, speakers, etc. to secure participation in public programs; maintains public programs calendar, attendance statistics and evaluation data; provides accurate and timely information for marketing and website information; responsible for managing the budget and meeting expense/revenue goals related to public programs; works as event supervisor as needed on weekends and after hours; actively researches opportunities for public programs at Cheekwood and prepares cost benefit analysis for presentation at internal meetings.

     

    Candidate Profile:

    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing/public relations and/or one of Cheekwood’s mission disciplines in the arts, sciences or history and a minimum of three years’ public program experience in a museum, botanic garden, or comparable non-profit organization. This person must be self-directed and able to manage multiple projects at once; ability to work varied hours and weekends; supervisory skills; strong analytical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills and enjoys working with the public. Knowledge of Horticulture and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign & Photoshop is a plus.

    This is a full-time position with a competitive benefit package. Send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. EOE


PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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