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  • 11/25/2019 11:34 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Curator of Social History

    Curator of Social History:  This curator’s work will entail the cataloging, preservation, acquisition, and interpretation of social and cultural history artifacts in the museum’s collection.  Interpreting the histories of the state’s diverse peoples and social movements, with a focus on African American History and the Modern Civil Rights Movement, will be critical for this position.   The individual will serve as the lead curator of exhibits and as a member of a variety of exhibit teams.  Answering inquiries concerning the museum’s collection from museum professionals, public officials, and members of the public is an important task for this position, including assisting with artifact loan requests.  The curator will evaluate possible artifact acquisitions and communicate with potential artifact donors and vendors.  The individual will also be responsible for presenting a variety of programming related to Tennessee social history for museum guests and other audiences.

    Follow this link for information and to apply for the TN State Museum Curator position:

    https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2630130&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

  • 11/22/2019 1:15 PM | Ken Mayes (Administrator)

    Job Description

    The Exhibits Manager/Curator performs a major role within the AMSE by being responsible for the museum collection and exhibits. They are responsible for the care and maintenance of the Museum's permanent exhibits, planning for temporary and traveling exhibits; overseeing the museum’s collections and ensuring proper procedures and policies are being followed in the care, display, storage, acquisition, and disposition of the items in the collections.

    Essential Functions

    Coordinate and facilitate installation of new, traveling and temporary exhibits.

    Coordinate with the director and other government entities, the acquisition, documentation, maintenance, storage, care and return of exhibits or temporary exhibit components.

    Inspect the exhibits on a daily basis to ensure proper functioning.

    Maintain a system to document information about the individual exhibits, objects and artifacts.

    Store, protect, and manage the AMSE collection and archives at various DOE facilities.

    Manage the acquisition, disposition, documentation, maintenance, storage, care and use of the historical collection, including gifted and loaned items.

    Work with DOE for the selection, design, and installation of exhibits, the preparation of gallery space for exhibits, and the preparation of objects to be exhibited.

    Confers with management, curators, artists, other museum departments, and staff from other institutions, in planning for the design and construction of temporary and permanent exhibits; supervises exhibition designers; leads exhibition planning teams; in consultation with other team members, determines detailed production schedules, estimating time and cost involved, and general procedures.

    Leads planning, researching, creating and managing the installation of exhibits, rotations, and individual works of art, coordinating schedules and details with colleagues in other departments with regard to art movement and handling; Evaluates and recommends contractors, coordinating with other departments, as needed.

    Supervises the preparation of artwork and the installation and de-installation of exhibits and permanent collection rotations.

    Administers and assists in the development of exhibition and special project budgets.


    Required Skills

    Minimum Qualifications

    Possess progressively responsible experience in exhibition planning and coordination, preparation, construction, design, and installation in a museum setting.

    Ability to collaborate with staff and outside vendors and partners including fabricators, art handlers, curators, graphic designers, professional colleagues, and supporters.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with museum staff, representatives from other arts institutions, consultants, artists, and vendors.

    Ability to plan, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.

    Ability to create and administer special programs and presentations featuring science and history.

    Ability to ensure adherence to the museum’s brand in all activities.

    Budget and project management skills; exceptional organizational skills.

    Proven supervisory and leadership skills; a solutions-oriented, diplomatic problem solver and true team player.

    Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

    Academic Qualifications and Experience

    Exhibits Manager/Curator experience with one of the following:

    Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience, OR

    Associate’s Degree and 4 years of experience, OR

    High School diploma (or equivalent) and 6 years of experience.

    Job Location

    Oakridge, Tennessee, United States

    Position Type

    Full-Time/Regular

    Apply Here

  • 11/12/2019 12:46 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Visitors Services Ambassador, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

    The McClung Museum of Natural History of Culture, part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a year-round, full-time Visitor Services Associate who is enthusiastic and outgoing to act as an initial point of contact for all museum visitors. The Visitor Services Associate is a front-line ambassador for the McClung, welcoming visitors and handling membership and retail sales, and providing a variety of administrative support functions including visitor and telephone reception, tracking museum visitor statistics, and conducting audience research. Other duties in support of the McClung’s events and activities will be greatly enhanced by a flexible attitude and desire to make contributions to the success of team projects. The Visitor Services Associate is cheerful, poised, and outgoing with strong interpersonal and communication that fosters a welcoming atmosphere for all guests. The VSA must be available to work 8 to 5 p.m. hours from Tuesday through Saturday and will be expected to work occasional night and weekend hours.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Expedite the daily functions of the admissions and receptions desks, including managing brochures and store and front desk supplies inventories.

    Respond to and direct visitor inquiries in person and by phone.

    Manage and schedule any VSA student workers or volunteers.

    Maintain/organize the back-of-house storage areas and resources.

    Work closely with UT Police, museum education, and museum events staff to direct and manage large groups of people.

    Maintain and distribute daily, weekly, and monthly museum tour/activity schedule and distribute to appropriate departments.

    Maintain and record accurate periodic counts of visitors and generate reports to appropriate museum staff. These could vary from daily to multiannual counts and reports.

    Assist in the development and standardization of visitor evaluations and guest surveys.

    Administers visitor surveys, input data, and provide evaluation metrics as requested by staff.

    Handle customer service issues and questions in a professional, polite, and positive manner.

    Generates monthly reports of cash and credit sales from membership sales.

    Coordinate with university parking, catering, and facilities staff when needed.

    Ensure that university and museum policy, as well as safety and security protocols are followed.

    Schedule staff and visitor-related trainings in cooperation with other museum staff members.

    Following established protocols, open/close building and areas within the museum as scheduled; carry out light housekeeping and cleaning duties as outlined for each area throughout the day.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    Competencies/Qualifications

    Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

    Knowledge of visitor services principles and practices.

    Knowledge of a point of sale system (POS), or ability to learn.

    Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.

    Ability to work well independently and within a team, using a keen eye for detail, excellent problem-solving abilities, commitment to superior customer service, and demonstrate a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

    Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

    Ability to stand for periods of time.

    Required level/type of experience and/or years of experience

    High school diploma with at least three years of related experience.

    Punctual and reliable.

    Candidate should be proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel, and have the ability to learn new programs.

    Preferred level/type of experience and/or years of experience

    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least one year of related experience.

    Prior experience in a museum or university preferred.

    Knowledge of visitor services or museum security preferred.

    Experience with developing and executing evaluations, conducting surveys, maintaining data, and conducting data analysis.

    Experience working with different kind of visitors (or clients) preferred.

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=190000025G&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York


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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.


  • 10/16/2019 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:

    Director/Administration

    • Entry Level:

    No

    • Job Type:

    Full-Time

    • Job Duration:

    Indefinite

    • Min Education:

    Masters

    • Min Experience:

    5-7 Years

    • Required Travel:

    0-10%

    • Salary:

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


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

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ROCKY MOUNT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

    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.

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

    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.

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


  • 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)

    DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION FOR CRAGFONT, WYNNEWOOD, AND HAWTHORN HILL

    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.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    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.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

    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.

    Outreach

    • 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.

    Administration

    • 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.

    Development/Finance

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

    Curatorial

    • 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.

    Stewardship

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

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • 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).

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • 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.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

    • 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.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • 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.

    SALARY RANGE:

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

    TO APPLY:

    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

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    Programming Coordinator

    Scope

    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

    Interpretation

    • 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

    Qualifications

    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.


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