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  • 10/29/2019 1:35 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Tennessee History Day Assistantship

    The Tennessee Historical Society is seeking a part-time, temporary assistant to help with the planning and coordination of Tennessee History Day, Tennessee’s state-wide competition for the National History Day program. This position will begin in November 2019 and will conclude April 2020, with the possible extension of duties through May 2020. One day of work on Saturday, April 4, 2020 will be required. The successful applicant will also gain knowledge and experience in the day-to-day management of a small, non-profit, history organization. The position is not limited to currently enrolled students. Prior experience with History Day activities, data base management, and/or conference planning will characterize the successful applicant. Class credit may be arranged for currently enrolled students for the spring semester.

    Dates and Hours Required: This position is located in downtown Nashville, TN, at the Tennessee Historical Society offices in the War Memorial Building. In the fall, an average of 5 hours per week in the months of November and December is required. Beginning in January 2020, an average of 15 hours per week is required, though the workday schedule is flexible to suit the needs of both the assistant and the THS. During the week before competition, the assistant would ideally work as many days as possible from March 30 through April 4, 2020. Dates when the office will be especially busy will be: January 13, January 31, February 21, February 28, February 29, March 5, March 6, and March 16. Class schedules will always take priority, however.

    Compensation: This position is paid and a parking stipend or bus pass is provided.

    Duties will include:

    1) Communicating with teachers and students regarding questions about competition rules including answering questions about primary sources and Chicago style for bibliographic information.

    2) Communicating with teachers, students, and parents about online registration and paying registration fees.

    3) Working with the online student and teacher registration system. Training will be provided.

    4) Copying, collating, and organizing materials for judges, students, teachers, and volunteers for day of competition. Addressing logistical issues on day of competition.

    5) Assisting with Tennessee History Day’s online presence including website and Facebook updates.

    6) Assisting with preparing curriculum materials for teachers.

    7) Other duties as they arise. May include some work on other projects of the THS.

    To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references (contact info only) by email to Jennifer C. Core, State Coordinator for Tennessee History Day, at historyday@tennesseehistory.org. Application deadline is Fri., Nov. 15, 2019.

    About Us: The Tennessee Historical Society is a non-profit, membership organization. Established in 1849, the Society’s purpose is “to promote interest in and preservation of all matters relating to the history of Tennessee.” As the oldest continually operating cultural organization in the state, the THS undertakes several activities to fulfill this purpose. Projects include the online edition of The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, publication of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and Tennessee History Day. In addition to these special projects, we offer regular educational programming including lecture series, reading and discussion groups, and conferences.

  • 10/23/2019 11:24 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title:  Historic Interpreter

    Job Type: Part Time

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

    Experience: Previous museum or similar experience preferred

    Education: High school degree required; college degree preferred 

    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. Previous experience in customer service, as a cashier, or as a tour guide preferred. Also should be able to stand for long periods of time and climb stairs.

    Please send your resume and cover letter to Danielle Ullrich at mansioneducation@belmont.edu.

  • 10/16/2019 9:05 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Alliance of NE TN and SW VA and serves at their pleasure. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees through the Executive Committee when the Board is not available and has overall responsibility for the general management and administration of the Association. Qualifications include a minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited institution, with an advanced degree in museum studies or a related field preferred or proven experience in the operation of a non-profit. The Executive Director should have good people skills, successful experience in grant writing or fund raising, and at least three years of experience in the historic museum field. Experience in the historic preservation field is a plus. These duties may change from time to time due to changing priorities. Due to the nature of this position, the Executive Director is a Flextime position, allowing for hours to be adjusted as necessary in a regular 40 hour week. In conjunction with the Board and subordinate staff, the Executive Director’s general and specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

    1. Overall responsibility for the organization’s management and protection, including oversight of Collections and Operations.

    2. Coordination with the Board of Trustees and their committees and liaison between the Board and all staff, as well as coordination with the State of Tennessee Historical Commission on the cooperative management of The Chester Inn State Historic Site.

    3. Along with the Board of Trustees, Lead responsibility for fund raising and long range planning.

    4. Lead responsibility for the creation of goals and objectives for the museum’s educational programs, overall direction for the same, as well as all programmatic elements of special events and overall administration of all special events and programs.

    5. Plans, directs and supervises the general interpretive programs of the museum, including hiring of staff, and scheduling. Insures quality program delivery by interpretive staff and evaluation of employees.

    6. General oversight of the museum’s operations including financial management, planning, reporting, forecasting and management of all funds in a professional manner in concert with nonprofit guidelines of the IRS and accountants.

    7. Continued professional management of the organization’s museums in terms of collections, care, and exhibitions.

    8. Lead responsibility for marketing and public relations.

    9. Develops new programs and events whenever possible and in coordination with other staff has responsibility for the conceptualization, design and implementation of public programs.

    10. Other duties as may be delegated by the Board of Trustees.

    To Apply – Send Resumes and CVs to Board President Gordon Edwards at gme1313@yahoo.com.

    Job Information

    • Location:

    Jonesborough, TN, United States

    • Job ID:
    • Posted:
    • Position Title:

    Executive Director

    • Company Name:

    Heritage Alliance

    • Job Function:


    • Entry Level:


    • Job Type:


    • Job Duration:


    • Min Education:


    • Min Experience:

    5-7 Years

    • Required Travel:


    • Salary:

    $34,000.00 - $37,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

  • 10/14/2019 7:40 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    Rocky Mount Historical Association, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered by the State of Tennessee, invites applications for the position of Executive Director.

    The Association operates Rocky Mount State Historic Site, which includes 37 acres, multiple structures, sheep and a museum, all under a contractual agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission. The site is located near Piney Flats, Tennessee, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

    The Executive Director works for the association while maintaining a professional liaison with the Tennessee Historical Commission in Nashville, Tennessee. For this reason, the Executive Director is required to attend mandated meetings and to file periodic financial reports with the Commission.

    Position Summary

    The Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership and strategic management of Rocky Mount and serves under the direction of the Rocky Mount Board of Trustees. The position reports to the Board and has overall supervision of the Association's operating budget, personnel and day-to-day operations. In addition, the Executive Director supervises thirteen full-time and part-time employees, as well as a group of dedicated volunteers. The Executive Director also, and very importantly, makes recommendations and assists the Board of Trustees in developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising and marketing strategies. This includes development and cultivation of positive relationships with members, current and potential donors, as well as state and local governments, corporate benefactors and individual prospects.

    Required Skills

    The ideal candidate for this position should have management experience, especially regarding collection care, finance, fundraising; and, grant application and administration. A knowledge of regional history is helpful in administering the "first-person" interpretation of the site's history and heritage. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, PastPerfect or similar programs is essential. The successful candidate should possess strong written and oral communication skills, be a team player with the ability to work well under pressure, while managing multiple projects and deadlines in a diplomatic and professional manner.


    Employer's Reserved Rights

    This job description does not list all duties of this professional position. The
    successful candidate may be asked by members of the governing authority to
    perform other necessary duties. The employer has the right to revise this job
    description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment,
    and either the chosen candidate or the employer may terminate employment at
    any time.

    Salary will be set commensurate with experience and qualifications. The
    applicant should indicate an expected salary in the cover letter or resume.

    Application Process

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to rmha.search@outlook.com.  Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2019. All applications will be
    treated as confidential. After a thorough review, the Association will determine a list of candidates to be considered and interviewed. The Association seeks to fill this position by the end of 2019.

    Rocky Mount Historic Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer More information about Rocky Mount is available at www.rockymountmuseum.com

    Questions about the search process should be directed to wphicks@outlook.com.

    Questions about Rocky Mount Historic Site should be directed to our President  at jimwozniak72@yahoo.com.

  • 10/12/2019 10:25 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    TITLE: Museum Director

    LOCATION: Morton Museum

    OPENING DATE: September 17, 2019

    CLOSING DATE: Until Filled JOB

    NUMBER: JN19-43AD

     CLASS CODE: 9201

    SALARY: $41,252 - $49,301 annually (DOQ) with excellent benefits package

    FLSA STATUS: Exempt

    PRIMARY FUNCTION: The purpose of this classification is to perform responsible professional and administrative work for the development, execution, and management of the policies, programs and initiatives of the Morton Museum of Collierville History. This position serves as the public face of the Morton Museum and assures that the Museum’s mission is carried out with the highest professional standards and in a manner that meets a wide range of audience needs and expectations. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in History, Art History, Museum or American Studies, or a closely related field; supplemented by two (2) years responsible experience in a professional museum setting; 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 six (6) months of employment. Experience in grant writing, educational program planning, docent training, public speaking, Public relations and marketing, and donor development and fundraising preferred but not required. Incumbent may be required to work late hours, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.

    LICENSES: Valid Motor Vehicle Operators License is required at time of hire NOTES: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12 - 20 pounds) and occasionally moderately heavy objects (20 - 50 pounds). Must be able to pass a work-related physical and drug test.


    APPLY: Submit an original Town of Collierville application to Human Resources, 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN 38017. Applications are available to download at www.collierville.com under Employment Opportunities, or you may obtain one from our Human Resources Office. Applications must be submitted either by mail or in person to the above address. The Human Resources Office is open Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are unable to accept faxed or emailed applications

    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.


  • 09/16/2019 6:09 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Crab Orchard Museum – Tazewell, VA

    Executive Director

    Salary:               $45,000-55,000

    Closes:               Oct. 13th, 2019

    Website:           www.craborchardmuseum.com

    Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park seeks a dynamic executive director to manage the administration, daily operations, development, fiscal and staff functions of the 41 year-old Appalachian cultural heritage museum, located in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Work closely with the board of directors, full-time and part-time staff to implement programs and exhibits, promote the museum’s mission to preserve and promote Appalachian cultural heritage, and expand the donor base to support the growing museum. Represent the museum in the community, region and state to create partnerships. Utilize public relations and development skills to cultivate donors, sponsors, members, supporters and prospects.  Oversee 23 acre property with 14 log and stone buildings from the 1800s, a 1907 general store leased as a restaurant, the Cottage at Crab Orchard overnight guest accommodations, the 1932 Frog Level Service Station, and a 500 year old Native American archaeological site.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred, in History, Museum Studies, American Studies or humanities field, with significant experience in senior management, non-profit directorship, or development. Proven track record in leadership and development desired, including annual and capital campaigns and grantwriting.  Ability to be active on-site and involved with events and programs.  Ability to travel occasionally and work flexible hours if needed, including weekends or evenings as required.

    Preferred Qualifications: 5-8 years experience in senior staff role with a successful record of accomplishments, preferably at a non-profit cultural attraction. Experience with long-range development and strategic planning. Supervisory experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

    Send Resumes to searchcommittee@craborchardmuseum.com

  • 09/10/2019 8:54 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill seeks an experience, creative, and innovative history museum professional to lead its public-facing education and interpretive programs. The Director of Education develops and maintains quality education programming to increase revenue and to help the site's to fulfill their mission.

    This is a full-time, salaried position that reports directly to the Executive Director. The position plans, coordinates, and facilitates all educational and family programming at Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill; manages staff and volunteers; and develops and coordinates partnerships.


    The Director of Education develops and implements the all educational programming efforts at Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill. S/he is also responsible for volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition; assists in daily operations including visitor services, tours, and gift shop management; responds to visitor inquiries; writes grants, press releases, reports, and promotional pieces; assists the Executive Director to comply with established museum best practices and standards; and fulfills other duties and responsibilities as needed.


    Education Programs

    • Schedule, coordinate, and lead all group and school tours.
    • Develop, implement, and update structured educational programming materials for schools.
    • Develop educational workshops and programming for youth, adults, and families.
    • Serve as spokesperson, representing sites to educators (e.g., conducting focus groups, marketing education programming, etc.)
    • Manage all visitor-focused activities at Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill.
    • Develop new and engaging field trips, interpretive activities, and youth and family education programs.


    • Assist with museum tours.
    • Present lectures/programs to service organization, schools, and other interested parties when requested.
    • Respond to information and research requests using existing and new research resources.
    • Contribute to site-related communications as needed.

    Volunteer Management

    • Coordinate and recruit volunteers for special projects, special events, and regular volunteer hours.
    • Train volunteers to provide visitor services (including gift shop), interpretation (including group tours and small group interaction), and educational programs.
    • Identify individualized projects suitable for each volunteers’ skills and interests.
    • Develop and coordinate volunteer recognition program.
    • Develop, review, and evaluate a volunteer manual and application form.


    • Work with Executive Director or designee on redo of permanent exhibitions and site interpretation.
    • Represents the sites at community-based meetings, as needed.
    • Assist Executive Director with regular and special projects.


    • Identify likely grantmakers for educational programming and apply for appropriate funding as needed.


    • Assist in the acquisition, preservation, conservation, and interpretation of site-related collections, including buildings.
    • Work with Executive Director or designee on redo of permanent exhibitions and site interpretation.


    • Act as “guardian” for the sites' collection and facilities, which are held in Public Trust.


    • Tour guides (paid and unpaid)
    • Volunteer corps
    • Site caretakers
    • Contractors


    • Interest in and knowledge of Middle Tennessee history.
    • Basic knowledge of learning styles and developmental stages for a wide variety of age groups.
    • Able to execute engaging programs for children of all ages, as well as adults
    • Creativity, flexibility, and organizational skills (including scheduling, bookkeeping, multitasking, and excellent communication skills).


    • Patience and endurance to sit behind a desk, as well as to stand for extended periods of time.
    • Professional and courteous manner when dealing with internal and external customers and stakeholders, including, but not limited to visitors, volunteers, and co-workers.
    • Transportation to and from work, during scheduled working hours.


    • Bachelor's degree in history, education, museum studies, or similar field or four year's work experience commensurate with these studies.
    • Five years of history museum experience required; management experience preferred.


    • Administrative office environment.
    • Outdoor environment, encompassing landscape, open-air classroom, and demonstration spaces.
    • Historic houses.
    • Must be able to conduct programming in range of environments including heat and cold.


    The position pays between $32,000 and $40,000 per year.


    Send resume with cover letter explaining your qualifications for this position to EdDirectorWynnewoodCragfont@gmail.com by October 11.

  • 08/22/2019 9:12 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Company Name: Heritage Alliance of NETN & SWVA, Jonesborough, TN

    Title of Position: Programming Coordinator

    Position Type: Part Time – Up to 28 hours per week, includes some evenings and weekends


    Programming Coordinator


    Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for exhibit planning, installation, and programing in the museums operated by the Heritage Alliance. The Programming Coordinator, working in tandem with the Chester Inn Museum’s Head Docent, is responsible for maintaining the archival collections of the Heritage Alliance using proper collections record keeping and preservation techniques. Additionally, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for collection research, exhibit planning and implementation, and coordinates with the Executive Director and museum personnel on the development and initiation of educational and outreach programs for the Heritage Alliance. The Programming Coordinator shall advise the Executive Director on the current state of the museums, and make recommendations for acquisitions and de-accession in concert with foundation and museum missions. The Programming Coordinator shall inform and advise the Board of Trustees regarding conservation needs including environmental conditions, storage, feasibility of exhibition or collections movement, and direct care of the artifacts.

    The Programming Coordinator shall possess an understanding of the use of material culture to interpret history.

    Programming Coordinator Responsibilities

    • 1.    Responsible for collection security
    • 2.    Responsible for registration and cataloguing for the collections of the Heritage Alliance
    • 3.    Monitors collection conservation needs and keeps Executive Director informed on exhibit and collection condition


    • 1.    Plans and implements permanent and temporary exhibits in the museums operated by the Heritage Alliance
    • 2.    Plans and implements interpretative and educational programs for a wide range of audiences that correspond with exhibits
    • 3.    Responsible for collection research activities
    • 4.    Maintains a verifiable collection data base source
    • 5.    Provides tours of the museums and the town of Jonesborough


    Bachelor’s Degree in history, Museum Studies, education or related field is required. Work experience should include museum employment (at least one year) and familiarity with standard museum operation procedures, collection care. Desirable skills: carpentry, word processing, data base entry, writing, public speaking, and grant writing.

    How to Apply: Email Resume, Cover letter and two letters of reference to Anne Mason at amason@heritageall.org.

    No phone calls please.

    The Heritage Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 08/12/2019 10:56 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The East Tennessee Historical Society has a part-time opening in visitor services. We are looking for someone to work at the Museum of East Tennessee History’s front desk two days a week (typically weekdays with some weekend days required). Preference will be given to applicants who have proven experience in visitor services and retail sales. If interested, please forward a letter of interest and resume to oakley@eastTNhistory.org.

  • 08/07/2019 11:07 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark historic site, seeks a Collections Manager to care for and manage collections which include nearly all the original furnishings of the Hermitage mansion. The Collections Manager has primary responsibility for the care and management of the collections (objects, documents, photographs, and print material) owned and lent to the Andrew Jackson Foundation for exhibition, research, and interpretive purposes.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Process and update collections records (both digital and paper) including accessioning, registration, cataloging, and condition reporting.
    • Perform periodic collections inventories and rehouse materials as needed.
    • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibits and room furnishings.
    • Monitor environmental conditions in collections areas.
    • Draft policies and procedures relating to care and management of collections.
    • Ensure a secure environment for collections by working with Security, Site Operations and Collections, Interpretation and Guest Services staff.
    • Oversee workmen, media personnel and others requiring access to historic areas.
    • Supervise employees, volunteers, and interns working in Collections areas.
    • Conduct historic research related to the site and collections.
    • Complete registration data on all incoming and outgoing loans and ensure that all loan renewals and paperwork are up-to-date.
    • Supervise and conduct cleaning of all historic buildings and collections areas and provide specialized cleaning for collection materials.
    • Provide information to staff and non-staff researchers.
    • Serve as a member of the Collections Department Emergency response team.
    • Manage reproduction and distribution of images of collection materials.
    • Provide reports in a timely manner.
    • Perform job function and conduct daily operations, consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures.

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist with special tours of the Hermitage Mansion.
    • Sit on Hermitage committees as requested by the Curator.
    • Interact with Hermitage visitors, guests and staff in a friendly, informative manner.
    • Assist with special programs and events.
    • Ensure safety of staff and visitors by looking for and reporting all safety concerns to a member of the Safety Committee.
    • Assist with preparation of budgets for Collections Department.
    • Advise supervisor and Chief of Museum Operations on Department needs.
    • Assist with funding proposals and grants related to Collections Department.

    Requirements: Master’s degree in Museum Studies, History or related area; five years related collections experience, and ability to perform moderate physical work. Experience with collections management software (PastPerfect), demonstrate teamwork and good interpersonal skills; present a professional demeanor, and maintain confidentiality. Qualified applicants will be asked to consent to, and pass, a background check as condition of employment.

    The position is full-time, with full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, medical, and a 401K retirement savings plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Collections, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076 or collections@thehermitage.com. No telephone calls. EOE. Applications accepted through August 30, 2019.

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