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  • 21 Feb 2017 11:41 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee is seeking a full-time Chief Preparator!

    The Chief Preparator is responsible for all technical aspects of museum-standard art handling related to installation, de-installation, display, and storage of art objects under the direction of Director of Exhibitions/Associate Curator and input from the Collections Manager/Registrar. The individual is a team member for exhibitions and collection projects, assisting in planning and implementation for short-term installations and/or long-term care. Schedules and supervises art handlers for all aspects of art installations, exhibitions, storage and transport.

    · The Chief Preparator provides all technical aspects of museum-standard art handling practices for a multitude of mediums: paintings, works-on-paper, furniture, decorative arts, large scale and sculpture; related to installation/de-installation, packing, transport and storage of art objects

    · Works closely with the Director of Exhibitions/Associate Curator, the Collections Manager/Registrar and Vice President, Museum Affairs & Curator of Decorative Arts in planning and implementing exhibitions and collection displays

    · Performs detailed work using reasoning and problem-solving skills, performing multiple concurrent tasks with constant interruptions

    · Evaluate, recommend and facilitate appropriate storage to diverse collection of art objects

    · Source of knowledge for proper museum-standard art handling practices

    · Works closely with the Collections Manager/Registrar, to maintain location of art objects and inventory at both on-site and at off-site art storage facilities

    · Works closely with Museum of Art staff, to determine needs for art handling assistance, scheduling contractors and provides direct supervision of all contracted individuals during time of installation/de-installation and/or collection projects

    · Provides annual budget figures for exhibitions and collection projects (contract art handlers, supplies, equipment rental, etc.) and monitors budget

    · Assists outside exhibition specialists, museum personnel and artists that accompany traveling exhibitions installed at Cheekwood, both indoor and outdoor

    · Ability to, on occasion, act as a courier for art objects traveling between partner institutions, artist studios, exhibition venues, and/or conservation/restoration studios

    · Assists with maintaining the appearance of exhibition spaces, both in the Museum, the Frist Learning Center, the Carrel Woodland Sculpture Trail, and surrounding grounds featuring installations: lighting, dusting, cleaning plexi, sweeping, vacuuming, signage, patching and painting as well as care and cleaning of exhibit cases, plexi vitrines, platforms, and plinths

    · Manages the weekly maintenance and upkeep of artwork displayed on the Carrel Woodland Sculpture Trail

    · Working closely with the Collections Manager/Registrar, he/she oversees maintenance and upkeep of art storage areas (on-site and off-site)

    · Under the direction of Director of Exhibitions/Associate Curator, oversees and takes part in the building of temporary walls, dais, platforms, pedestals, and cases for exhibition and installation purposes

    · Build and/or construct hard and soft shipping containers, boxes, and/or crates for the safe transportation of a diverse array of art objects

    Qualifications: BA/BFA College degree preferred or equivalent museum work experience; 3 to 5 years museum experience in the technical aspects of museum standard art handling practices, installation, matting and framing, storage, packing. Must be a highly responsible individual with excellent interpersonal skills, must maintain a professional demeanor, be self-motivated and show proven ability to work on complex projects as part of a team or independently. Must have a valid State of Tennessee driver’s license and adept at driving an oversized van, box truck or 24 ft. rental truck while transporting art objects throughout the region. Fully certified and adept in the safe use of forklifts, lulls, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and all manner of mechanical man lifts; requiring familiarity with standard hand signals used to safely position art objects and materials while directing an operator of a crane or any other heavy mechanical device(s). The ideal candidate will have demonstrated organizational skills; proven matting and framing skills; good verbal and written communication skills; proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office; familiarity with museum collection database systems; demonstrate knowledge of safe, basic woodworking practices; basic knowledge of art making practices, art history and conservation; basic woodworking skills for the production of pedestals, dais, transportation crates, etc. Must have the ability to safely lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds and to work at heights over eight feet with safety harness and appropriate equipment. Ability to work out of doors on a regular basis on Cheekwood property for exhibitions, installations, and routine maintenance of artwork for long periods in differing weather conditions and unscheduled overtime during periods of installation/de-installation

    This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Send your letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. For more information about Cheekwood visit https://cheekwood.org EOE


  • 17 Feb 2017 12:22 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Classification                                                                        Reports to

    Exempt                                                                                   Director of Collections and Exhibitions

    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.

    Purpose

    To support the preservation of and promote access to the Museum’s intellectual and physical collections, library holdings and archives through routine Registration duties and management of special Collections projects.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    Administration:

    1.    Assist with grant writing for collections initiatives, including researching grants, writing project proposals, gathering support materials and submitting project budgets

    2.    Maintain minutes and other relevant notes/documentation pertaining to Collection Committee meetings

    3.    Assist in managing collections interns

    Curatorial:

    4.    Maintain the New Acquisitions gallery to showcase new additions to the collection

    5.    Work with Director of Collections and Exhibitions to develop travelling exhibitions of works from the permanent collection

    6.    Assist with exhibition installation, de-installation, and maintenance including gallery and exhibition furniture cleaning and maintenance

    Collections:

    7.    Create, update and maintain all records pertaining to the Museum object and library/archives collections, including accession, donor and catalog files and databases, images, institutional archives and other held properties

    8.    Coordinate and supervise photography of museum collections and temporary loan objects for catalogs, research requests and other documentation

    9.    Pack/unpack and condition report all art objects/books for Museum collections, including incoming/outgoing loans

    10.  Manage the cataloging and relocation of objects for Visible Storage, including identifying objects for relocation, updating and correcting accession and catalog records, recommending any conservation or restoration needs, physically relocating objects, and launching online catalog records

    11.  Manage the rehousing of the library collection into recently renovated compact storage rooms and transfer library records to Past Perfect database

    12.  Manage the digitization of slide archives, including identifying slides for digitization, organizing slides, cataloging slides, coordinating with contractors and partners, and overseeing launch of online assets

    13.  Work with Director of Collections and Exhibitions to publish catalogs documenting the Museum’s permanent object collection

    14.  De-accession objects in accordance with decisions by the Collections Committee

    15.  Develop and implement an oral history series

    Education:

    16.  Assist public with general museum and collections inquiries and in depth research utilizing the object, library and archives collections

    17.  Plan, develop and execute monthly Inside the Collections talks for the public

    Other

    1.    All full-time staff should be available during openings and other events.

    2.    All full-time staff should be available for the week before, during, and after Repair Days and Forging on the River.

    Qualifications

    Education:                

    A BA or MA with a major in art history, museum studies, library and information science or a related field is required.

    Experience:              

    Minimum 1-2 years experience with collections work in a museum preferred.

                     Skills/Abilities:            

    Proficient in Microsoft Office, Past Perfect, Resource Mate, and Photoshop

    Strong interpersonal skills

    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbal

    Detail oriented

    Strong organization skills

    Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

    Hours

    The Metal Museum is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, Noon to 5:00 pm during which time the Museum must be staffed.  All employees are required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week.  Additional hours may be required during events and to complete special projects.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter and resume/cv combined as one pdf document to:

    Grace Stewart

    Director of Collections and Exhibitions

    grace@metalmuseum.org

    Please use the subject line: Application for Registrar/Librarian_First Name Last Name


  • 02 Feb 2017 8:01 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. 

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Qualifications

    • 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.


  • 02 Feb 2017 12:41 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Mountain Heritage Center Collections Manager

    Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

     Summary:

    The Collections Manager implements and directs collections management activities for the Mountain Heritage Center (MHC), Western Carolina University’s museum of southern Appalachian culture and history. Artifacts from the MHC’s 10,000-object collection are used in exhibits, educational programs, and research projects of students, faculty, and visiting scholars. The Collections Manager handles, stores, houses, organizes, inventories, and photographs objects in the collections.

     

    In addition, the Collections Manager identifies and implements preventative conservation measures for objects in the collections, coordinates access to the collections, processes accessioning and deaccessioning, and oversees the maintenance of collections facilities. She or he consults with the MHC Director and Education Associate to identify objects for exhibits, educational programs, and loans, and ensures their proper care while in use. She or he also supervises collections use for WCU student projects and provides training to student employees who assist with collections work and who are interested in careers in museums.

     

    Essential Functions:

    ·        Implements the MHC Collections Policy, ensuring the collections are held and used in compliance with the MHC’s research, storage, conservation, accession, deaccession, and loan policies.

    ·         Maintains storage conditions for the MHC collections through preventative conservation methods. Houses, organizes, inventories, moves, tracks, and photographs the collections as appropriate.

    ·         Monitors movement of collections at all stages of storage and use. Maintains the MHC’s collections database and ensures it is up-to-date. Identifies and solves cataloging errors in order to improve the accuracy of collections records and the database.

    ·         Responds to requests and inquiries about collections use from WCU student and faculty researchers, as well as other academic institutions, interest groups, heritage communities, and the public.

    ·         Plans, coordinates, and supervises scholarly and public use of the collections, including research, tours, and special events.

    ·          Suggests revisions to the Collections Policy and consults with the MHC Director to update policies and procedures that impact the collections.

     

    Other Functions:

    ·         Performs other collections-related activities as assigned.

     

     

    Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    ·         Bachelors Degree plus 2 or more years experience handling and caring for museum collections.

    ·         In-depth knowledge of collections management practices and procedures, including the legal and ethical requirements of museum collections.

    ·         Demonstrated skill in organization, attention to detail, effective communication, and ability to work in diverse cultural settings.

    ·         Demonstrated proficiency with PastPerfect museum collections database and Microsoft Office Suite (including Word and Excel).

    ·         Ability to bend, kneel, and lift up to 50 pounds is required.

     

    Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • ·                     Degree or certification in Museum Studies, Public History or related field is highly desirable.
    • ·                     Experience in teaching about collections is highly desirable.
    • ·                     Experience with artifact photography and object mount construction is highly desirable.
    • ·                     Museum collections conservation experience is desirable.
    • ·                     Experience with NAGPRA is desirable.
    • ·                     Demonstrated success in grant writing is desirable.

     

    Accountabilities:

    ·         Trains and supervises volunteers, interns, and student employees working on collections-related projects as required.

     

    To Apply:

    ·         Applicants must apply online. Please submit a resume/CV and a cover letter describing your collections management experience via the WCU employment listings website at: https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/6234


  • 29 Jan 2017 10:58 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    DIRECTOR OF STEAM EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS

    GENERAL SUMMARY

    The Director of STEAM Education and Programs will be responsible for a comprehensive overhaul of the museum’s existing education and outreach program incorporating STEAM concepts into traditional museum/history education.

    Additional responsibilities will include: curriculum alignment for existing education programs, creation of pre and post-visit lesson plans and support materials for continuing education programs, coordination of the Teacher’s Advisor Committee, assisting with Tar Heel Junior Historian’s Club, and the creation of new “Scout” day programs along with the management of both new and existing programs.

    This is a one-year, grant-funded position that has the possibility for renewal contingent on continued funding.

    TYPICAL DUTIES

    Coordinates and Manages Teacher’s Advisory Committee

    Organizes and implements both adult and student educational opportunities and programs

    Works with the Guest services manager to train and utilize volunteer/docent corps

    Works with the director and curator to develop and distribute marketing materials as related to programs and events

    Assists with the Tar Heel Junior Historians Club

    Researches and maintains files related to programs and educational activities

    Plans and implements the museum-sponsored summer camp program

    Works with curatorial staff to integrate STEAM concepts into new and existing exhibits and create appropriate education materials related to those exhibits

    May represent the Museum as a speaker at civic, church and community programs as needed

    Completes other duties as needed or as assigned by the Director

    Qualifications:

    A passion for local history; and for sharing and teaching that history to others

    A good working knowledge of STEM principles how they are applied in daily life

    Strong public speaking and teaching skills

    Demonstrated success using social media and web applications to engage audiences

    Well organized and detail-oriented with an exceptional attention to detail and follow through; able to work both in unstructured and planned environments and in situations where rapid response and instant decision making is required.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, visitors, donors, professional colleagues, and other community stakeholders.

    Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.

    The ability to relate well both youth and adults is essential. 

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Experience using different strategies for different learning styles

    Experience working with volunteers

    Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing and social media platforms. Website design/building experience a plus.

    Experience providing effective vision and strategic direction in museum education and visitor engagement is a plus.

     

    A bachelor’s degree is preferred, however appropriate and documented real-world experience may be suitable in lieu of a degree.

    Submit resumes by March 1, 2017 to:

    mjedwards@northcarolinamuseum.org  or mail to

    Matthew J. Edwards

    Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

    301 North Main Street

    Mount Airy, NC  27030


  • 19 Jan 2017 1:11 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Nashville Zoo Position Description

    EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

    Education Assistant – Interpretive Programs (Part time, Temporary)

    Position/Title: Education Assistant – Interpretive Programs (Part Time, Temporary)

    Department: Education

    Supervisor: Program Managers

    Nashville Zoo is seeking upbeat, positive individuals to serve as educators for various types of programming. Each position will primarily work with one program, but will be trained and available for other programming as needed throughout the season.

    We are currently hiring Education Assistants for Interpretive Programs:

    Interpretive Programs

    Interpretive programs are focused on two areas of the zoo, our Grassmere Historic Farm and Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit. The Education Assistant will lead guided tours of the Grassmere Historic Home and Farm, as well as interact with guests at our Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit. The Education Assistant educates guests on the history of our property, and how Grassmere ties into the story of Nashville Zoo. This position also provides basic rules and etiquette, as well as interpreting animal knowledge, for the residents of our Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit. Interpretive programs are offered from March through October, with some tours being offered in December. This is a seasonal, part- to full-time position. The Education Assistant is responsible for:

    ·         Educating zoo guests about the historic farm, families that lived there, the land, and how it relates to Nashville Zoo, through both guided and open house tours.

    ·         Educating zoo guests about animals at our Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit, including basic exhibit rules and animal information. The Education Assistant position does not perform any animal handling or husbandry duties; this is strictly an interpretive position.

    ·         Performing daily light cleaning of the furnishings and artifacts in the historic home and outbuildings, as well as light grounds work.

    ·         Assisting in special events as needed

    ·         Other duties as assigned

    This position will be cross-trained in these areas:

    Teen Programs

    Teen programs are designed for teens ages 13-18. The Education Assistant coordinates the activities of teens acting as trail interpreters throughout the zoo and manages ZooTeens both onsite and at offsite events. The Education Assistant works Tuesday through Saturday, from the end of May through the beginning of August. This is a seasonal, full-time position. The Education Assistant is responsible for:

    ·         Direct supervision of teens ages 13-18

    ·         Serving as primary contact for parents/guardians of ZooTeen participants

    ·         Handling minor disciplinary actions as needed

    ·         Preparing ZooTeens for exhibit stations and rotations 

    ·         Communicating with animal departments daily

    ·         Assisting in planning of ZooTeen recognition event

    ·         Daily recording of programming numbers

    ·         Problem solving situations, including but not limited to changing weather conditions

    ·         Following safety protocols at all times and emergency procedures as needed

    ·         Other duties as assigned

    Camp Programs

    Camp programs are designed for children ages 4-14. The Education Assistant is responsible for facilitating age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, and games that focus on animals, conservation, and the environment. Camp programs are offered primarily between May and August, with break camp programming extending into March and October. The Education Assistant works Monday through Friday, from the end of May through the beginning of August. This is a seasonal, full-time position. The Education Assistant is responsible for:

    ·         Instructing summer camps utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, and games

    ·         Creating a positive environment that encourages active learning for campers

    ·         Communicating with other counselors, lead camp staff, volunteers, and other zoo staff

    ·         Communicate with lead camp staff on supplies needed for crafts and activities

    ·         Problem solving situations, including but not limited to changing weather conditions

    ·         Following safety protocols at all times and emergency procedures as needed

    ·         Other duties as assigned

    Overnight Programs

    Overnight programs include developed lessons, activities, crafts, night hikes, games, and animal presentations. Programs are typically themed to discuss habitats, ecology, and environmental concepts, but may be tailored to the specific needs of a group. Overnight programs are offered primarily on Friday and Saturday evenings, year round. This is a year round, part-time position. The Education Assistant is responsible for:

    ·         Instruction of overnight programming, including lessons, games, crafts, night hikes, and animal presentations

    ·         Staying at the zoo overnight with the group

    ·         Preparing evening snack and morning breakfast

    ·         Animal handling is required for program presentations

    ·         Communicating with zoo staff, including security personnel

    ·         Completing inventory of materials and food supplies

    ·         Assisting with planning, preparation, and purchasing of supplies as needed

    ·         Following safety protocols at all times and emergency procedures as needed

    ·         Other duties as assigned


    Skills
    :

    • Excellent communication, leadership, and time management skills; and the ability to work as part of a team
    • Must work well without direct supervision
    • Must have the ability to follow written and oral instructions
    • Must work well with audiences of varying ages
    • Knowledge of basic teaching methods as well as non-traditional techniques for early childhood development

    ·         Computer experience, including use of Microsoft Office and digital media

    • Ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols
    • Experience interacting with the public is required
    • Previous experience teaching or working in a camp setting is strongly desired


    Education:

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
    • Strong interest or background in education, history, museums, or interpretation desired
    • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Biology, Zoology, or other environmentally related major desired

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
    • Ability to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Ability to walk zoo grounds for long periods of time, up and down stairs, bend down, and ambulate quickly

     

    Employee Requirements:

    Prior to hire, the successful candidate must:

    • Provide proof of a negative TB test as a pre-requisite to handling animals

    ·         Provide proof of a valid driver’s license

    Background Check:

    Applicants for this position are required to submit to a criminal background check and pass a drug test.

    Please email resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format to careers@nashvillezoo.org


  • 09 Jan 2017 3:18 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Membership & Donor Database Coordinator

    Adventure Science Center is expanding our Development & Membership team. We are looking for a professional who will be maintaining our membership and donor database program, processing all membership activities and collaborate with other departments. This individual must display a strong work ethic, professionalism, and a great, can-do attitude. To be considered as an applicant we require a professional cover letter and resume.

    Responsibilities & Duties:

    Manage organizational membership objectives: Timelines, events, emails and mailings

    Process gifts and memberships by maintaining and updating member and donor information in Altru software

    Manage and maintain membership data regarding promotions to increase membership sales

    Provide superior quality and timely customer service to members and donors

    Collaborate with other departments to reconcile donor revenue

    Manage, maintain and track key membership performance metrics for key stakeholders and other reporting information as needed

    Coordinate events to motivate and market to the member community to increase membership sales

    Assist in creating and implementing promotions to increase memberships sales, tracking expenses and ROI

    Generate queries, reports and mailing lists

    Participate in the Altru community to resolve issues and improve efficiency of software usage to improve membership communication and sales.

    Maintain highest level of customer service relations with potential members, current members and new members

    Qualifications & Skills:

    Education: Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

    Experience: Minimum of 3 years of success in a customer service or member management role.

    Demonstrated ability to keep the as top priority, contributing to the success of the entire organization and the success of co-workers.

    Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and cooperate with other interdepartmental staff.

    Ability to effectively execute multiple projects simultaneously and apply relevant intradepartmental information.

    Knowledge of Blackbaud or other donor software is required.

    Experience with relationship management and knowledge of the principles of fundraising.

    Must be proficient in standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

    Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

    Flexibility to work Development events at various hours, including weekend and evenings is required.

    Smiling team player.

    Benefits:

    Competitive benefit package

    Competitive pay

    Opportunity to learn and grow

    Work with a positive, motivated team

    Excellent Mission

    Job Type: Full-time

    To Apply:

    Submit cover letter (outlining why you believe you’re the right candidate), resume and contact information for three professional references to:

    hr@adventuresci.org (include “Membership & Donor Database Coordinator” in email subject line)

    Electronic submission required for all materials. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews. No resume without a cover letter will be viewed.

    No phone calls, please.


  • 09 Jan 2017 3:16 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Exhibit Facilitator (Part-time)

    It’s an Adventure!

    Ever wonder what it feels like to walk on the moon or to be a WWII fighter pilot? Are you a fun, energetic person with a positive attitude? Do you enjoy an atmosphere filled with people who are enthusiastic, upbeat and open to learning new things? If so, we have THE job for you. As an Exhibit Facilitator you’ll be on the front lines engaging with guests of all ages and helping to enhance their learning as they experience our many state-of-the-art exhibits.

    The Adventure Science Center has a long standing tradition as one of Nashville’s premier family attractions. We have an immediate part-time position open for a person who is confident, enthusiastic, energetic, possess good communication skills and capable of interacting effectively with the public. As an applicant for this position you bring a flexible willingness to learn, with an excitement and appreciation for expanding the minds of our guests. We are hiring a person with the right attitude more than the resume. We will train you.

    As an Exhibit Facilitator:

    You will be assisting guest with one or more of our exhibits during their visit to the science center. You will learn fun, interesting information to convey to the guests in an enthusiastic manner. Be aware of safety requirements and comply as you work each day.

    This position offers an opportunity for:

    Exciting, fast-paced environment

    Cross training opportunities

    Develop lifelong skills that will benefit you in any career

    A great team to work with

    Opportunities to grow and learn

    A chance to put your creativity and problem solving skills to work

    Job Essentials:

    Must be at least 18 years old

    Must be capable of general physical movement i.e. standing and bending throughout the day.

    Availability to work peak days and hours, combination of weekdays, weekends and holidays.

    Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

    Job Type: Part-time

    To Apply:

    Send cover letter and resume to hr@adventuresci.org (include “Exhibit Facilitator” in email subject line). Your cover letter should include why you believe you are the right candidate for our next Exhibit Facilitator. No resume without a cover letter will be viewed.

    No phone calls, please.


  • 09 Jan 2017 3:11 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

    ASSISTANT (Part time; hourly)

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a creative,

    organized, and experienced educator to assist with programs for young museum

    visitors and family audiences. The museum’s youth and family programs expand

    upon the artifacts, artists, stories, and themes presented in the galleries. Hands-on

    activities include opportunities to make art, play instruments, learn to dance, write

    songs, and more. Most programs take place in the Taylor Swift Education Center.

    This energetic individual works closely with the youth and family programs

    manager and provides essential administrative support as well as designs,

    facilitates, and leads workshops. The Youth and Family Programs Assistant

    manages the museum’s Sunday programming for families as well as offsite

    community partner programs.

    Role Summary:

     Oversee Sunday programming for families, including Creative Zone;

     Manage community-partner programs, including off-site, day-of facilitation;

     Oversee program communications with contract teachers;

     Prepare program materials, including lesson plans, handouts, and audio, photo,

    and video elements;

     Oversee internal reporting and data tracking;

     Oversee supply inventory and ordering;

     Maintain youth areas throughout the museum and Taylor Swift Education

    Center;

     Assist with and contribute to related areas of the website;

     Brainstorm program ideas and write lesson plans;

     Interact and engage with the public, specifically our youth and family audience;

     Oversee volunteers and interns;

     Participate in department meetings; and

     Other duties as needed.

    Key Qualifications:

     Bachelor’s degree in education, family studies, arts administration, fine arts,

    museum studies, history, music, or related field;

     Previous teaching experience and passion for working with kids;

     Strong organization, project planning, and time-management skills;

     Creativity and critical thinking skills;

     Patience, sense of humor, and attention to detail;

     Excellent written, visual, and oral communication skills;

     Positive, can-do attitude with the ability to work as part of a team and

    independently;

     Comfort and confidence with public speaking and a love for talking with

    people;

     Excellent computer skills including command of Microsoft Office products

    Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Previous experience with Tessitura a

    plus; and

     Proficiency on a musical instrument, and love and knowledge of country music

    and Nashville history preferred.

    HOURS OF THE POSITION

    Approximately 29 hours per week, Friday through Monday.

    Benefits:

    We offer excellent benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, free parking,

    retail and restaurant discounts, complimentary museum admission and several

    reciprocal arrangements with local institutions including the Nashville Zoo,

    Cheekwood and more. All employees who regularly work 30 or more hours per

    week are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits. The Country

    Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a

    not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization and therefore qualifies for Federal

    Student Loan Forgiveness Programs.

    Additional Information:

    The Country Music Foundation is drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity

    employer that welcomes diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply

    for open positions. All offers of employment are subjected to and contingent upon

    the successful completion of a background check and employment verification.

    To apply for this position, please send resume

    to hresources@countrymusichalloffame.org

    No phone calls please.


  • 09 Jan 2017 3:09 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    DIGITAL COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST IN THE

    LEARNING SCIENCES

    (Full Time, Temporary)

    Overview:

    The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, in partnership with Vanderbilt

    University, seeks a Digital Collections Specialist in the Learning Sciences to

    digitize audio, moving image, photo and print collections housed at the Country

    Music Hall of Fame and Museum and work within the Digital & Library Collections

    Department. The successful candidate will play a vital role in the development of

    resources for creating Digital Spatial Story Lines related to country music history

    in the Nashville geographic region for a National Science Foundation grant with

    Vanderbilt University. Training will be provided for some aspects of the technical

    work, and metadata capture and workflow will be consistent.

    Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, The Country Music

    Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a nonprofit,

    501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in

    1964. The mission of the CMF is to identify and preserve the evolving history and

    traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local

    history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF serves visiting

    and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the

    music industry, and the general public – in the Nashville area, the nation, and

    world. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates the

    Museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, CMF Records, historic RCA Studio

    B, and Hatch Show Print.

    Role Summary:

    Digital Collections Specialist in the Learning Sciences:

    This is a full-time 18 month position with health insurance and benefits. This

    position reports to the Director of Digital & Library Collections. Specific Duties

    include but are not limited to the following:

     Digitize collections and enter metadata of Collection into Country Music Foundation

    digital asset management system, CONTENTdm.

     Properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.

     Support the preparation of materials for digitization and digital spatial storyline

    development.

     Re-house analog items.

     Participate in Vanderbilt University research and seminar meetings related to digital

    spatial storyline development.

    Key Qualifications:

     Understanding and work experience with basic activities of data curation (e.g., picking

    and using standard ontologies, familiarity with typical visualizations of semantic web

    data).

     Demonstrable interest in (direct experience preferred) research and development of

    environments in which adolescents and adults use archival information to learn or

    pursue their own interests.

     Willingness to read, discuss with others, and learn about basic research in learning

    sciences and information design.

     Willingness to read, discuss with others, and learn about research on visitor studies

    and learning in museum and library settings.

     Familiarity with the history of American Roots music and Civil Rights activism, in

    addition to an interest in contemporary practices of both.

     Experience with and interest to learn more about digital mapping and spatial analysis

    and modeling (e.g., map-based visualizations of cultural heritage information).

     Facility with open source coding and markup languages sufficient to work with

    information structured as a semantic web.

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

    or comparable education.

     Knowledge of digitization best practices and techniques.

     Cataloging experience.

     Familiarity in working with a variety of formats is highly desirable as is a working

    knowledge of country music.

     Ability to properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.

     Ability to use Adobe Photoshop and Audio and Moving Image software programs.

     Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system.

     Someone who enjoys digitizing and cataloging rare, unique, and fragile collections.

     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.

     Ability to maintain consistency in creation of metadata, file naming, and file formats.

    Benefits:

    We offer excellent benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, free parking,

    retail and restaurant discounts, complimentary museum admission and several

    reciprocal arrangements with local institutions including the Nashville Zoo,

    Cheekwood and more. All employees who regularly work 30 or more hours per

    week are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits. The Country

    Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a

    not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization and therefore qualifies for Federal

    Student Loan Forgiveness Programs.

    Additional Information:

    The Country Music Foundation is drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity

    employer that welcomes diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply

    for open positions. All offers of employment are subjected to and contingent upon

    the successful completion of a background check and employment verification.

    To apply for this position, please send resume

    to hresources@countrymusichalloffame.org

    No phone calls please.


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