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  • 09/11/2018 8:21 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Museum Curator of Collections

    Museum of East Tennessee History

    Job Summary:  The Curator of Collections is responsible for the overall management and daily care of the museum collections, to include but not limited to, accessioning, processing, storing, inventory, budgeting, oversight of volunteers, and assisting with exhibition artifact selection, text, and installation.

    Required are excellent writing skills, knowledge and experience with all facets of collections care and management, knowledge of PastPerfect museum software, and demonstrated abilities to interpret history through research and writing for the public.

    Very important is a personal commitment to excellence and to team work and the fostering of good relations with collections committee members, donors, conservators, staff, and the general public.

    Qualifications: Minimum bachelor’s degree in history, public or art history, or museum studies, with experience in collections management.

    About the Organization: The Museum of East Tennessee History was established in 1993 as a program of the East Tennessee Historical Society, and is housed in the East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville. The Society has a very active program of lectures, genealogy series, teacher and student education initiatives, special presentations, and an artifact collection of more than 15,000 items.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 23, 2018. Please include cover letter, resume, writing sample.  Send to: East Tennessee Historical Society, P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN 37901. To submit by email: eths@eastTNhistory.org.  No phone calls, please.

  • 09/06/2018 9:47 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position Announcement

    Job Title: Conference Archivist


    The Tennessee Conference Archivist is responsible for maintaining and increasing the conference archival holdings. This includes providing prompt response and/or access to historians and individuals researching genealogy, local church history, denominational historical interest, general regional historical interest, a familiarity with the United Methodist Church is considered essential to the maintaining of this position. Incumbent must be able to interpret relevancy of historical items and historical occurrences, movements and events as they relate to the conference’s holdings. Demonstrated experience and training in archival presentation and museum curation is required. Incumbent must staff the historical depository during weekday hours.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Minimum two years’ experience in archives, history or related field

    • Degree in theology, history, or archival preservation required

    • Demonstrated experience in usage/maintenance of religious archival collections.

    • Recommended membership in the United Methodist Church OR membership in local congregation of another denomination

    • Clearly demonstrated familiarity with UM denominational structures, processes and polity

    • Familiarity with United Methodist historical collections, organizations, and archival processes

    • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office software

    • Ability to attend meetings (local and national locales) as necessary

    • Demonstrated skills in research and presentation

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Knowledge of grant sources

    • Experience with budgeting and other managerial skills

    • Experience with/ability to supervise staff and volunteers

    • Capability of conducting workshops and training events for local church historians

    • Capability of interpreting historical documents and events as to relevance to research requests and current UM conference programming needs.

    • Ability to evaluate the breadth of archival holdings and make appropriate acquisitions and deletions as appropriate to maintain a maximally effective collection

    • Ability to curate a museum collection and exhibit of Methodist artifacts of relevance

    • Ability to lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.

    • Available to maintain office hours, Monday through Friday, at archive office

    Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education/experience at the organization’s discretion. For example, an acceptable certification in archive management and experience may be substituted at the organization’s determination.

    Job Type: Full-time.

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    Qualified applicants, please send letter of interest and resume to careers@tnumc.org

    Posting Closing Date: Please apply by Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

  • 09/05/2018 10:08 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title: GRAPHICS DESIGNER 1-090518-170388 

    Opening Date/Time:   Wed. 09/05/18 12:00 AM 

    Central Time Closing Date/Time:   Tue. 09/11/18 11:59 PM Central 

    Salary: $2,511.00/Month 

    Job Type: Full-Time 

    Location: Davidson County, Tennessee 

    Department: GENERAL SERVICES 

    To apply, follow this link:


  • 09/05/2018 6:48 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)



    OPEN TO: General Public 

    This is a part-time position working approximately 24 hours per week.

    TITLE: Museum Visitor Services Coordinator                  LOCATION: Morton Museum

    OPENING DATE: August 28, 2018                                               CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

    JOB NUMBER: JN18-57AD                                                           CLASS CODE: 9205

    SALARY RANGE: $12.65 (DOQ) per hour with limited benefits due to part-time status

    FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

    PRIMARY FUNCTION: The purpose of this classification is to provide customer service to the general public and to assist with the Museum’s initiatives in education, learning and gallery interpretation, ensuring an excellent museum visitor experience in support of the museum’s mission and vision.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Education or a related field, supplemented by 1 year of previous experience involving customer services, sales, and experience in area of assignment preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

    SPECIAL REQUISITES: First-aid and C.P.R. certification required within 6 months of employment. Incumbents may be required to work some evening and/or weekend hours as needed.

    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.

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


    You will need to complete a Town application, before applying for this position, which can be found here:  https://collierville.com/new-home/top-requests-home/employment-opportunities 

    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.


  • 09/05/2018 6:45 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title: Education Retail Agent (Part Time)

    Reports To: Education Programs Coordinator 

    Pay Rate: $10 per hour



    The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation and display, railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region. 


    The Tour Guide will:

    Be a Front line customer service presence to our public 

    Seek to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region 

    Be interactive with customers and create a clear interpretation of the impact of trains throughout history 

    Be responsible for product display that is presentable and desirable to the consumer. 


    Reports to and works under the direction of the Education Program Coordinator . Position works independently and requires a measure of judgment and discretion in completion of duties 

    Research, develop and present thematic original tours and special programs for groups and individuals

    Provides interpretive knowledge by answering questions, creating and implementing talks and a variety of interpretive opportunities

    Ensures visitors have an engaging experience

    Learns about the area history locomotives, passenger cars, other equipment on the property and the experiences that took place on trains to help visitors imagine and understand as they interact with the trains

    Facilitates with customer feedback regarding customer needs and concerns, museum challenges, and generates ideas and solutions to meet identified needs


    The Tour Guide may preform additional functions, which can be assigned from time to time. The position may require work on weekends, nights and holidays to accommodate facility programming and train activities.


    Loading and unloading of customers from train in a pleasant manner

    Ability to lift equipment to load and unload passengers (ie. step box and ramp) weighing up to 25 lbs

    Able to deal with tour groups and guiding them to their seats and other locations under time constraints 


    Post-secondary education (Associates degree or courses towards a Bachelor degree) American history/studies, American History Communications, Social Science, Humanities, Mechanical Engineering or any related field. 

    One (1) year of related experience or acquired knowledge of Museum functions and/or trains, through community involvement or any combination of education and training that demonstrates candidates to perform the essential duties of the position.

    Ability to engage in a positive and harmonious work relationship with Volunteers and other Museum Staff

    Able to communicate verbally, be attentive and engage with customers and make sound judgments


    Send resume to Shana Haynes, Assistant to the Education Programs Director at shaynes@tvrail.com or 2200 N Chamberlain Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406

  • 08/18/2018 8:50 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    The Administrative Assistant is responsible for general clerical and administrative work of the association. This position is full-time and requires 37.5 hours per week. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Chief of Operations. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, and retirement plan. $30,000.00 - $34,000.00 (Yearly Salary)


    • 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.


    • 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 over the telephone and by email 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.
    • Provides administrative support for continuing education program by assisting students with registration, general inquiries, and course correspondence.
    • Maintains online store content and shipping orders.
    • Drafts and mails new job letters.
    • Promotes membership in the Association.
    • Handles other projects as assigned.


    • 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
    To apply
    Submit resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to employment@aaslh.org. Review of applications will begin September 14 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is November 15. Please note that successful candidates 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.

  • 08/09/2018 10:43 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Lawrence County Archives has an opening for a full-time assistant
    archivist. The person hired will become the archivist in charge of the
    archives in January of 2019. Qualifications and specifics are below.

    The Lawrence County Public Records Commission is now accepting
    applications for the position of


    The person hired will be in training to become Director of the Lawrence
    County Archives January 1, 2019

    Qualifications include:

    1. A working knowledge of computers using Microsoft Word, Excel, and
    databases such as Microsoft Access. Experience in researching online
    databases such as Ancestry, Fold3, Familysearch, and Find-A-Grave a plus.

    2. Effective written and oral communication skills, basic mathematical
    skills dealing with money transactions, bookkeeping knowledge, and
    experience in customer service.

    3. Experience or the ability to quickly learn how to use a copy machine, a
    scanner, and a microfilm reader/scanner.

    4. Experience or the ability to quickly obtain a basic knowledge of local
    county history, geography, and culture, including reading old maps.

    5. Prior knowledge of genealogical research methods, including title
    searches in deed and tax records desired.

    6. Experience or the ability to quickly learn how to access the various
    court records found in the different local government offices. The ability
    to read and transcribe 1800s handwritten documents is definitely a plus.

    7. An Associate's degree in American history, with some courses geared
    toward archival procedures or experience in archival work, OR a high
    school diploma (or GED), plus 2-3 years of experience in archives work.

    8. If not already certified, the successful candidate will be required to
    go through certification courses and workshops in archives management in
    the Archives Institute offered through the Tennessee State Library and

    9. The ability to lift between 30 to 50 pounds.

    Please submit resume to:
    or mail to 2588 Highway 43 South, Leoma TN 38468

    Resumes must be received before 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018

    Lawrence County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 06/18/2018 8:16 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Historic Non-Profit/Natural Area Seeks Site Assistant

    Internships Welcome

    Flexible Work Schedule, Including Evenings, Weekends and Holidays

    Seasonal Position - Open Until Filled

    Position Located at Historic Rugby, Inc., Rugby, Tennessee

    Salary: $240/week

    Housing Provided

    Are looking to build your resume, for an internship or a lifestyle change? Does the idea of living in a quiet, rural setting appeal to you? Are you an enthusiast, customer-focused person with a sense of adventure? We have a fun seasonal position for a passionate person, and you will live in an historic Victorian village bordering a national park.

    Historic Rugby, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to restore, preserve, protect and interpret the Rugby Colony National Register Historic District. We provide site tours, events, retail, event venue, lodging and cafe services.

    Learn more at historicrugby.org.

    We greet guests with joy, love and happiness, and have an organizational philosophy that every guest is a potential major donor to the non-profit.

    Located adjacent to a national park and state natural area, you will find clear trout streams and cool swimming holes in the nearby hemlock forest. If you are looking to make your fortune, this is not the place for you but if your fortune is measured in scenic beauty, quiet walks, deep conversations and sharing a unique historic treasure, we really should talk.

    Purpose of Job

    The Site Assistant is responsible for providing housekeeping, lodging guest services, kitchen help, tours, grounds and general maintenance assistance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide a high level of customer service to foster strong relationship with members, guests, sponsors and other audiences on the phone, in person and via email.
    • Coordinate with other staff to provide housekeeping, assist with events, tours and other guest services
    • Maintain relationships and collaborate with current community volunteers, partners and staff to promote awareness of Historic Rugby and increase membership, donations and site visitation.

    Required Skills

    • Hard working, flexible and versatile
    • Personable with good communication skills both on the phone and in person
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Well organized and creative
    • Clear and accurate verbal communication skills
    • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
    • Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions

    Job Type: Seasonal

    Required education:

    • High school or equivalent, prefer some college

    Please send your resume to Teresa Bowman at: tbowman@historicrugby.org or call 423-628-2441 for more information.

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

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