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  • 05/24/2024 11:52 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    NAGPRA Collections Assistant - 

    Job Number:  241207 

    Organization: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

    Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus

    Schedule: Full-time

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday

    Work Type: Onsite

    Salary Range: Targeted salary $38,000 depending on experience

    Benefits Provided: Yes 

    Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter 

    Job Description

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    The Sam Noble Museum Archaeology Department seeks a full-time Collections Assistant to inventory, catalog, digitize, and process archaeological collections for repatriation in compliance with NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act). This includes working with sensitive materials, including the remains of Native American ancestors and funerary objects. In addition, the Collections Assistant will provide general support to the Archaeology Collections Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator and Curator of Archaeology.

    Duties

    • Inventorying and rehousing archaeological collections
    • Working with sensitive NAGPRA collections; participating in consultations
    • Creating catalog records in a database management system for archaeological collections and associated documentation
    • Assisting with project coordination
    • Provides care of the collections, date and records management
    • Identifies, prepares, tags and catalogs specimens for new and existing collections
    • Meets with visitors to the collection, filling patron requests remotely and in person and giving tours to the public
    • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

     

    Job Requirements

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    Required Education:  Bachelors Degree

    Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of museum-related work experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree.

    Skills:

    • Strong communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills are required.
    • Must be detail-oriented to maintain the accuracy of collections data and information.
    • Must be able to handle small items with extreme care.
    • Must be able to read and understand written or printed materials, and perform simple record-keeping operations requiring data entry, logging, or filing.
    • Must have proficiency with MS Office software and experience working with databases.
    • Must be willing to work collaboratively and respectfully with tribal representatives and organizations.
    • Must demonstrate a knowledge of acceptable museum practices and standards for collection care, collection management, documentation, conservation, and registration methods.

    Certifications:

    • None

    Advertised Physical Requirements:

    • Must have the ability to lift 35lbs
    • Climb ladders
    • Sitting for long periods
    • Engage in repetitive motions, write/print legibly
    • Be able to handle small items with extreme care
    • Must be capable of working independently, but also as a part of a team
    • Must use established occupational health and safety practices

    Departmental Preferences:

    • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology with an emphasis on archaeology or physical anthropology. Archaeological experience in the field, museum, or lab setting.
    • Museum experience, especially working with archaeological collections.
    • Working knowledge of NAGPRA legislation and an interest in deepening this knowledge.
    • General knowledge of the pre-contact and historical archaeology of the Plains or Southeast US.

    Supervision:

    • Student collections assistants, part-time collections assistants, and volunteers.

    Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.

    Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

     

    Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

    Special Indications: None 

    Job Posting: May 10, 2024


  • 05/23/2024 11:47 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The AMSE Foundation proudly operates the American Museum of Science and Energy, and the K-25 Atomic History Center, both located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We are a STEAM resource for teachers, students and the general public here and around the nation, and we are seeking applicants to join our team!

    Educator Position

    Job Details

    This position is responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of the education strategy of AMSE and K-25 History Center. Working with the other AMSE educators, creates and distributes a range of educational programs, materials, and resources, both physical and electronic. He or she ensures that all programs and materials meet educational standards, researching and implementing best practices. He or she creates and maintains educational partnerships. This position provides educational content in programming at the museums, in classrooms, virtually, and through the creation of online materials working with the Director of Marketing and Communications. As requested, he or she represents AMSEF at community outreach events such as local STEM nights. In addition, working with the Director of Volunteers and Public Programs, this person assists with the planning and implementation of public programs, both in-person and online, as requested. He or she works with the marketing director and others to help increase awareness of AMSE educational resources and public programs. Working with the Director of Development, assists with the preparation of grant and other funding applications.

    Qualifications

    The educator in this position must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum experience of three years teaching in a classroom in a subject matter related to science, technology, or engineering. Experience in creating curriculum and other educational materials is a requirement. Online teaching experience and a master’s degree is preferred. The educator must work with students, teachers and the general public at the museums, in classrooms, virtually, and other settings, as necessary.

    Responsibilities

    20% Create educational materials and programs

    50% Undertake programs with students, teachers and the public in-person and online 10% Assist with public programming, in-person and online

    15% Represent AMSEF at regional outreach events

    5% Administrative duties related to position

    Schedule

    Full time / 40 hours weekly, Tuesday-Saturday.

    Compensation

    $40,000 yearly

    AMSE offers a full benefits package including paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, health benefits (dental and vision), short- and long-term disability, life insurance and 401K.

    Please submit a resume with cover letter to clemons@amse.org with subject line: AMSE Educator 20240523.


  • 05/22/2024 9:39 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Date:  May 21, 2024

    Location:  

    Springfield, IL, US, 62701

    Job Requisition ID:  38088

    Agency: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

    Position Title: Senior Public Service Administrator, Opt 1
    Closing Date/Time: 06/14/2024
    Salary: $8,486-$14,668/monthly ($101.832 to $176.016/year)
    Job Type: Salaried 
    County: Sangamon
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Plan/BU: None 


    Join A World Class Agency

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) seeks an experienced Senior Public Service Administrator - Education Director for the Education division. This position will develop, deliver, and manage educational programs and materials which engage and inspire visitors and researchers from around the world, including nearly 80,000 students each year. The ideal candidate enjoys working with children, is organized and creative, and stays informed of changes in the educational field. We invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Education Director and help the ALPLM continue to chronicle the life of one of our nation's greatest Presidents and share the diverse history of the state of Illinois.

    Job Responsibilities

    1. Serves as the Education Director of the ALPLM:

    • Develops, plans, organizes and directs operating policies and procedures for the Educational Programs Division.
    • Develops the education program strategy and business plan: leverages innovative technology to integrate school related goals and objectives for the ALPLM.
    • Confers with management and staff on the effectiveness of program policies and makes necessary functional changes or improvements.
    • Develops and oversees the departmental plan and timeline for Education Program calendar events.

    2. Plans, organizes, develops, executes, controls, evaluates and manages the Division which includes school and educational programs, web-based curriculum, symposia, workshops and special events:

    • Collaborates and coordinates with other divisions to determine exhibit content and link content to current education standards, products, and best practices for museum education.
    • Develops and oversees education programs goals and objectives and monitors to assure that the goals and objectives are met.
    • Utilizes statistical data to evaluate program goals plans for the effective and efficient utilization of program resources.
    • Develops and prepares informational presentations and collateral materials for the educational agenda.

     

    Job Responsibilities Continued

    3. Serves as a liaison between the ALPLM and educational institutions:

    • Identifies, develops, and maintains relationships and communications with academic institutions and private and public organizations.
    • Serves as the ALPLM's spokesperson to educational, and academic communities and civic organizations.
    • Maintains a strong visible profile for the ALPLM within the teaching community;
    • Fosters consistent, open commutation with the community, schools and educational institutions.
    • Speaks before various groups to explain and interpret program philosophy and requirements.
    • Promotes educational programs and the ALPLM in general through scholarly publications and presentations in various professional industry journals and at conferences and other venues.
    • Develops and utilizes professional channels of communication with state, federal, national, and other agencies.
    • Travels to attend meetings and conferences.

    4. Serves as full-line supervisor:

    • Assigns and reviews work
    • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
    • Counsels staff regarding work performance
    • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
    • Establishes annual goals and objectives
    • Approves time off
    • Adjusts first level grievances
    • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline up to and including discharge
    • Prepares and signs performance evaluations

    Job Responsibilities Continued

    5. Administers, develops, formulates and monitors the Division budget:

    • Reviews, monitors and prepares statements and reports examining expenditures.
    • Coordinates division procurement with Finance Division.
    • Creates a variety of materials or reports to explain and interpret division expenses:
    • Continually inspects the division budget and expenses for any possible fiscal savings:
    • Manages the production and release of all educational information and materials distributed to the public:
    • Authorizes the purchase of necessary supplies and vendors for Division needs.

    6. Assists in obtaining additional funding from various granting agencies in consultation with other agency divisions:

    • Assists with the research, development, preparation, review and editing of grant proposals and applications.
    • Performs professional and administrative work in researching and identifying public and private grant opportunities.
    • Maintains records related to division level grant activities.

    7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Five years (5) experience teaching in a K-12 education environment in the past ten years.
    2. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of (4) four years of college
    3. Requires experience creating standards aligned programs curricula and lesson plans
    4. Requires (4) four years of progressively responsible administrative work experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Licensed teacher in K-12 education, any subject – social studies preferred
    2. Experience working in a non-traditional education setting such as a museum, library, or non-profit.
    3. Experience working with local, state, and/or national partners to develop and deliver educational content with demonstrated experience presenting at conference or workshops outside of the traditional classroom setting.
    4. Experience supervising staff or volunteer staff.
    5. Experience creating standards aligned programs curricula and lesson plans for a culturally diverse audience.
    6. Experience in creating and delivering professional development to educators.
    7. Experience measuring user satisfaction and/or applying user evaluation techniques to ensure effectiveness of programs and materials (gathering and assessing data and metrics to make informed decisions).
    8. Experience in event planning for large groups of people (tour groups, school groups, conference planning).
    9. Experience with grant administration of private and/or publicly funded grants as well as developing and managing a budget.
    10. Experience in media production and communication, including alternative ways to create and deliver educational materials.

     

    Conditions of Employment

    1. Requires ability to pass a background check
    2. Requires ability to work overtime to meet deadlines
    3. Requires occasional travel
    4. Requires a valid driver’s license
    5. Requires the ability to keep and maintain an agency supplied cell phone

    The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

    About Our Agency

    The ALPLM is passionate in or mission to inspire civic engagement through the diverse lens of Illinois history and sharing with the world the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.  As caretakers of a one-of-a-kind collection of artifacts, we consider our work to learn, teach and share history a great honor. The people of the ALPLM strive to employ innovate approaches to create a positive impact for the future, as it can be inspired by the past.  As preservationists of Illinois' diverse history, we strive to build, maintain, and make accessible a growing record of history for today's inquisitive explorers as well as those who shall, in the future, rely on our efforts.  Our learning-centered agency insists on the values of honesty and integrity, intentional leadership, equitable collaboration and transparent accountability.  The ALPLM boasts pristine facilities, a creative environment, and a professional staff with a variety of backgrounds and talents.

     

    As a State of Illinois employee, you will receive a robust benefits package that includes the following:

    * A Pension Program

    * Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision insurance

    * 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)

    * 13 paid holidays annually - 14 on even numbered years

    * 12 weeks paid maternity / paternity leave

    * Deferred Compensation Program  - A Supplemental retirement plan

    * Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP) Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) and more

     

    For more information about our benefits please follow this link https//www2.illinois.gov/coms/benefits/pages/default.aspx

    Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Work Location: 112 N 6th St, Springfield, Illinois, 62701

    Agency Contact: Kathleen Love

    Email: kathleen.love@illinois.gov

    Phone #: 217-558-8974

    Posting Group:  Leadership & Management

     

    Revolving Door:

    Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
    position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
    State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
    prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
    Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.
     

    The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

    • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
    • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com


  • 05/16/2024 3:45 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position Title: Director of Operations

    Department: Operations                                     

    Reports To: CEO/President

    FLSA Classification: Exempt/ 40 Hour per week

    Date Written/Revised: May 2024

    Salary: $80-$85K a year


    With over 75 years of service, Adventure Science Center endeavors to be a “must-see” destination for visitors of all ages in Nashville and greater Tennessee. The science center is a learning hub, inspiring the next generation of creative and confident problem solvers. Our mission is to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. 

     POSITION OVERVIEW

    The Director of Operations is responsible for the leadership of Guest Services, Gift Shop, IT, and Facilities departments. Direct responsibilities include staff supervision, project management, and ensuring fiscally sound operations while advancing the institution’s strategic goals and vision. The position sits on the Executive Leadership Team and reports to the President and CEO.

    Job Essentials

    • Lead strategy, monitor performance and maintain KPIs of earned income business operations, including general admission, retail, and contracted food service providers.

    • Demonstrates exceptional understanding of customer service principles and techniques. Sets high-quality expectations for the team by setting clear guest/member-centric guidelines and modeling exemplary attitude toward development of relationships with members and guests. 

    • Serve as a member of the center’s Executive Leadership Team, providing strategic guidance and input in key areas of the overall museum’s operations and long-range vision.

    • Stay abreast of industry trends in guest experience and operational analytics, using established best practices to monitor and improve performance as necessary.

    • Monitor department efficiency and develop or modify systems to increase productivity as relevant.

    • Collaborate with Executive Leadership Team on pricing strategies for earned revenue streams inclusive of promotional discounts, equal access initiatives, and value-added experiences.

    • Serve as departmental lead for point of sales software including understanding the broad scope of use and training new staff on system use.

    • Serve as institutional IT lead, maintaining day-to-day functionality of systems and serving as key liaison with contracted IT service provider(s).

    • Lead and manage direct reports using clear objectives, respectful communication strategies, and transparent accountability measures.

    • Annually develop departmental budgets with consistent monitoring and quarterly reforecasting as necessary.

    • Other duties as required to advance the science center’s strategic plan, mission and vision.

    Example Responsibilities: Facilities

    • Supervision and training of all facilities team members.

    • Proficiency in overseeing all aspects of building operations, including the maintenance of important contacts for specialized maintenance requirements.

    • Provide oversight for all safety and security protocols, including regular safety meetings and trainings.

    • Regularly review, revise and implement 5-year capital improvements and major maintenance plans in collaboration with finance department and working within annual fiscal parameters.

    Example Responsibilities: IT

    • Manage relationships with external service providers to ensure IT needs are being met in a timely manner.

    • Maintain IT functionality and infrastructure in both front and back of house, working with Chief Business Officer on purchasing needs.

    • Advise annually on strategies for maintaining an IT infrastructure aligned with current best practices in the field.

    Example Responsibilities: Earned Revenue

    • Set annual admission goals through industry forecasting best practices and in alignment with changing offerings and experiences at the science center. Monitor monthly KPIs to ensure revenue goals are being met and adjust as necessary.

    • Oversee retail sales (gift shop) with a specific focus on setting a mission-driven aesthetic and inventory while maximizing profit and creating a seamless connection between products and exhibitions.

    • Act as a point of contact for onsite food merchant(s), coordinating with the events team on catering as needed; and developing an event-specific food service strategy.

    Example Responsibilities: Guest Experience

    • Supervise Guest Services Manager, providing leadership support as well as day-to-day support as needed during times of peak attendance.

    • Ensure guest experience processes and lobby environment are aligned with industry best practices, working collaboratively to update and revise as needed.

    • Work with Executive Leadership Team on acquisition strategy, including identifying target audiences and external advertisement campaigns.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in tourism, business, public administration, or related field of study is preferred. 

    • A minimum of 4-6 years of demonstrated expertise leading operations, managing complex budgets and ensuring quality customer experience.

    • Expertise with point of sales software, databases, and Microsoft Office Suite. Blackbaud Altru experience is a plus.

    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, mobilize, and manage effective teams. 

    • Ability to work some nights and weekends.

    • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted.


    While we’ve listed our ideal qualifications, we value individual competence, experience, and enthusiasm for our mission. We encourage all who think they are a good match for the role to apply.

    OUR VALUES

    We are playful and passionate experimenters.
    We think big, embrace risk, and evolve our ideas in order to lead.
    We are collaborative with each other and our whole community.
    We foster diversity, curiosity and creativity to make our experience unique.

    BENEFITS AND PERKS 

    • Free onsite parking 

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance 

    • HSA with Employer Match

    • Vacation Time, Sick Time, and Personal Days, plus 11 paid holidays a year

    • 401(k) with Employer Match

    • Complimentary membership to Adventure Science Center 

    • Free or discounted admission to local venues including The Nashville Zoo, The Frist Art Museum, Nashville Shores, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, and more! 

    • Employee Assistance Program (Free Counseling and Legal Services) 

    • Eligibility for Public Student Loan Forgiveness

    HOW TO APPLY

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to hr@adventuresci.org. Electronic submission is required for all materials. To expedite processing, please place “Director of Operations” in the subject line of your message. No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.

    Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    This is intended to be a description of the general nature and level of work to be performed. This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position. These responsibilities and duties are subject to change at any time based on organizational needs.



  • 05/06/2024 11:08 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Who We Are 

    Our Mission 

    The mission of Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc. (Travellers Rest) is to preserve and interpret  the Overton home and serve as a gateway for learners of all ages to explore and experience Nashville’s  historic past. 

    Our Story 

    Nashville’s oldest historic house open to the public, Travellers Rest has been an integral part of the  Nashville and Middle Tennessee museum community for over fifty years. Saved from demolition in 1954  by the The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Tennessee, the historic  house, built originally in 1799, was restored to interpret the early 19th century life of Judge John Overton,  one of the state's first Supreme Court Justices, one of the founders of Memphis, and a close personal  friend of Andrew Jackson.  

    Over the past half-century, the site's interpretive and educational mission has evolved and expanded to  include almost 1,000 years of cultural development of the mid-Cumberland Basin, from the area's  prehistoric origins as a Mississippian era village, to Nashville as an outpost on America's first frontier,  politics during the Age of Jackson, slavery, the Civil War and the city's emergence as a leading capital of  the New South.  

    Today, Travellers Rest, a National Register property, is recognized as a model of preservation excellence.  Visitors can tour the house, peek into historic outbuildings, stroll eight acres with tall trees and gardens,  and see award-winning exhibitions about the Civil War and enslaved people who lived here. Travellers  Rest offers a wide variety of educational public programming using interactive and living experiences  through field trips, summer camps for children, and the highly successful historic Trades Days Festival.  

    For more information, please visit our website at: www.historictravellersrest.org

    Position Summary: 

    This is a full-time salaried position reporting directly to the Executive Director. The primary  responsibility of the Collection and Site Manager is the preservation, conservation, and  security of the historic collection and historic site.  

    Primary Duties: 

    Collection Management 60-70% 

    Ensure that the historic and pre-historic collection is utilized in a manner consistent with current  museum practices and adhering to the Travellers Rest Collections Policy. 

    Generate and maintain collection records as outlined in the Travellers Rest Collections Policy. Cleaning of the historic buildings and collection items utilizing proper cleaning procedures and  knowledge of environmental issues as they pertain to the historic materials, fabric, and buildings. Conduct and oversee any moving of objects or installation of event/seasonal setup in the historic  buildings. 

    Work with experts in the field regarding needed conservation and/or restoration of items in the  collection. 

    Work in partnership with the Director of Education, Interpretation, and Outreach on utilizing  collection items in the development and implementation of interpretation at Travellers Rest  through education, public programs, and events. 

    Supervise graduate-level interns. 

    The Executive Director may assign other duties related to department projects. 

    Historic Site Management 30-40% 

    Lead the coordination of all vendor visits pertaining to the physical site including security,  plumbers, electricians, carpenters, roofers, masons, electric gate, exterior lighting, fire  extinguishers, utilities, HVAC, landscaping, etc.  

    Coordinate with Events Coordinator to oversee janitorial scheduling/maintenance of modern  facilities. 

    Serve as the primary contact and first on the emergency response call list for after-hours  emergencies/coordinate with the third-party company. 

    Qualifications: 

    Bachelor’s degree in history, public history, museum collection management, historic  preservation, cultural resource management; Master’s degree in one of the above fields of study  preferred. Prior museum or non-profit experience is a plus.  

    Familiarity with PastPerfect database. 

    Adept at Microsoft Office (especially Office 365). 

    Able to occasionally lift, carry, push, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds. Patience and endurance to sit behind a desk, as well as to stand for extended periods of time.  Able to tolerate numerous interruptions throughout the day. 

    Above average communications and customer service skills. 

    Must be able to multitask and troubleshoot problems. 

    Must be able to work with all types of people and be flexible. 

    Must follow the signed code of ethics outlined in the Personnel Policies & Procedures Manual.

    Personal Characteristics: 

    The candidate must have a passion for the mission of Travellers Rest and the Nashville community to  effectively support the programs and services that the historic site provides. The individual will be  capable of quickly identifying critical issues and developing plans to accomplish objectives. The  successful candidate will display a level of integrity, maturity, compassion, and a leadership style that will  create trust and confidence. The candidate must be energetic, positive, intelligent, and with a strong sense  of team to help establish and grow the organization. 

    This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours, depending on  programming needs. Benefits include health, dental, and vision, as well as 5 paid holidays and a week off  between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, 10 vacation days, and 4 sick days.

    The position has an  initial salary of $40,000 a year. 

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume by email to: 

    Katie O’Bryan, Executive Director 

    director@historictravellersrest.org 

    Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer 

    Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 27, 2024, with rolling interviews of qualified applicants.



  • 04/17/2024 11:01 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    POSITION: Executive Director 

    Historic Ramsey House (HRH), located near Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking an executive director. Built in 1797 for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey, HRH was once called the “finest home in Tennessee” and boasts architectural features uncommon on the East Tennessee frontier. Today, over 100 acres of original farmland are preserved, providing a unique backdrop to interpret the Ramseys, a family who greatly impacted the civic, educational, and cultural landscape of Knoxville and her Volunteer State. 

    HRH is a chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. Additional information about HRH is available at http://www.ramseyhouse.org

    The executive director reports to the president of the HRH Board of Directors and is responsible for all aspects of operations which include but are not limited to: communication with the board and its committees; management of the site, staff, and volunteers; historic interpretation and public programming; special event planning and management; budget development and monitoring; membership and donor development; collections care and management; and marketing, publicity, and community relations. 

    Experience with non-profit management is preferred, as is a strong background in public history and familiarity with Tennessee history and/or living history. The successful applicant will also be creative, energetic, self-directed, an adept planner, deadline-oriented, and comfortable representing HRH in various public settings. Required proficiencies include Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, CMS editors, and social media platforms. 

    A master’s degree in history, public history, or museum studies is preferred; however, the search committee will consider applicants with relevant experience. 

    Starting salary range is $30,000-$35,000 annually. 40 hours/week; exempt. 

    TO APPLY: 

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a recent writing sample to jan@ramseyhouse.org

    Interviews will begin immediately upon receipt of a qualified applicant. No calls please.



  • 03/26/2024 1:45 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE HERITAGE ALLIANCE 

    Overview 

    The Executive Director is appointed by the Heritage Alliance Board of Trustees and serves at their pleasure. The  Executive Director has overall responsibility for the organization’s general management and administration.  

    Responsibilities  

    The Executive Director is charged with responsibility for the organization’s overall management and protection,  including oversight of collections, operations, and three historic properties owned by the organization (the  Duncan House, the Oak Hill School, and the Architectural Salvage Warehouse). Along with the Board of  Trustees, the Executive Director is tasked with fundraising and long-range planning. Working in partnership with  the State of Tennessee Historical Commission, the Executive Director cooperatively manages the Chester Inn  State Historic Site and Museum. The Executive Director is charged with creating goals and objectives, as well as  overall direction for the site. These responsibilities include planning, directing, and supervising the general  interpretive programs of the Chester Inn Museum, as well as hiring staff, scheduling, and evaluation. The  Executive Director maintains general oversight of the Heritage Alliance’s operations, including financial  management, planning, reporting, and forecasting in alignment with nonprofit guidelines of the IRS and  accountants. This role also leads educational programs, as well as the overall administration of all special events  and programs. The Executive Director maintains professional management of the organization’s museums in  terms of collections, care, and exhibitions. Additional responsibilities include marketing and public relations, as  well as coordinating with staff to conceptualize, design, and implement public programs.  

    Compensation 

    Commensurate with experience, starting at $40,000 annually with select benefits. This is a Flextime position,  totaling 40 hours per week. Please note, this job involves occasional weekend work and/or working hours that  extend after 5:00 PM. Regarding physical demands, this position requires regular standing, walking, sitting, and  talking. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

    Qualifications 

    Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and knowledge of the museum  and/or public history fields. The ideal candidate should have good people skills, successful experience in grant  writing and fundraising, and at least three years of experience in nonprofit leadership, the historic museum field,  and/or historic preservation. Applicants should have work experience in museums or related-nonprofits, and  familiarity with standard museum procedures, such as exhibit development and collections care. 

    How to Apply 

    Send a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of reference to the Heritage Alliance at  

    heritagealliance79@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, May 3, 2024 or until  the position has been filled. For more information, contact our offices at 423-753-9580 or visit our website at  www.heritageall.org.



  • 03/23/2024 3:31 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job title: Museum Manager

    Location: Jonesborough, TN

    Employer: The Heritage Alliance 

    Salary: $29,500

    Description of the position (see below):


    Overview

    Under the supervision of the Heritage Alliance’s Executive Director, the Museum Manager is responsible for all aspects of running the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum, as well as the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. Such responsibilities include visitor relations, volunteer training, collections management, exhibit development, and program administration.

    Responsibilities

    The Museum Manager is responsible for collections care, including accessions, condition reporting, conservation, storage, and deaccessioning. Additionally, the Museum Manager is responsible for researching, planning, and developing regular, rotating exhibits on pertinent historical topics. Coordinating with the Executive Director and relevant museum personnel, the Museum Manager will participate in concepting, developing, and initiating educational and outreach programs for the museum, including traveling exhibits. The Museum Manager will also provide appropriate training for volunteer docents and supervise scheduling. This position is also responsible for creating educational programs and materials for school groups and the general public. K-12 programs and materials will be appropriate for various grade levels and align with state and local history education standards, as well as museum best practices. The Museum Manager position is public-facing and requires frequent interaction with a diverse range of people. This position also requires coordination with the State of Tennessee Historical Commission on the cooperative management of The Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum.

    Compensation

    Compensation begins at $29,500 annually with select benefits (sick leave, vacation leave, and bereavement leave; no health insurance offered at this time). This is a Flextime position, totaling 40 hours per week. Please note, this job involves weekend working hours and working hours that extend after 5:00 PM. Regarding physical demands, this position requires regular standing, walking, sitting, and talking while performing the necessary duties. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


    Qualifications

    An advanced degree or course work in museum studies, history, and/or public history is desirable. Applicants should have work experience in museums and familiarity with standard museum procedures, as well as exhibit development, interpretive principles, and collections care. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and creative, able to maintain existing programs as well as conceive, develop, and execute new ones. We seek a creative, outgoing candidate who possesses strong writing and people skills. It is essential that the incoming Museum Manager has experience and skill interacting with the public.

    How to Apply

    Send a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of reference to Dr. Megan Cullen Tewell, Executive Director, at mtewell@heritageall.org. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 12, 2024 or until the position has been filled. For more information, call the office of the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580 or visit our website at www.heritageall.org.


  • 03/23/2024 3:30 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job title: Museum Specialist 

    Location: Jonesborough, TN

    Employer: The Heritage Alliance 

    Compensation: $14/hourly (15 hours per week) 

    Description of the position (see below):


    Overview

    Under the supervision of the Heritage Alliance’s Executive Director, the Museum Specialist is responsible for contributing to the organization’s activities, including collections management, exhibit development, public programming, special events, and nonprofit administration tasks.

    Responsibilities

    The Museum Specialist is responsible for a variety of rotating tasks, depending on the needs of the organization. These include collections care and management, as well as exhibit research and development. Coordinating with the Executive Director and relevant museum personnel, the Museum Specialist will participate in educational initiatives, mostly with K-12 school groups, as well as public programming, community outreach, and special events. The Museum Specialist will also be tasked with administrative tasks typical of a nonprofit, including interfacing with the public (via phone, email, and in-person), coordinating volunteers, data entry, filing, and similar duties.

    Compensation

    Compensation begins at $14.00 hourly. This is a Flextime position, totaling 15 hours per week. Please note, this job involves occasional weekend work and/or working hours that extend after 5:00 PM. Regarding physical demands, this position requires regular standing, walking, sitting, and talking while performing the necessary duties. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


    Qualifications

    A degree and/or course work in museum studies, history, and/or public history is desirable. Applicants should have some familiarity with and/or experience in museums, including standard museum procedures, as well as exhibit development, interpretive principles, and collections care. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and collaborative. We seek an outgoing candidate who possesses strong writing and people skills, as well as a good attitude.

    How to Apply

    Send a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of reference to Dr. Megan Cullen Tewell, Executive Director, at mtewell@heritageall.org. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 12, 2024 or until the position has been filled. For more information, call the office of the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580 or visit our website at www.heritageall.org.


  • 03/23/2024 3:23 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Coalition of State Museum Associations (COSMA) is excited to announce a new opportunity to join our team as a part-time, remote contractor in the role of Managing Director. This position offers a chance to contribute to the advancement of museums across the nation while enjoying the flexibility of remote work.


    Position Details:

    • Role: Managing Director
    • Type: Part-Time, Remote Contractor
    • Hours: 15-20 hours per week
    • Compensation: $25/hour
    • Responsibilities: Managing the board, budget, finances, membership, communications, and programming for COSMA with the assistance of our working board.

    COSMA is dedicated to connecting and strengthening state museum associations, thereby enhancing the excellence of museums in every state. As our Managing Director, you will play a pivotal role in furthering this mission by overseeing key aspects of our organization's operations.


    To Apply:

    If you're passionate about museums and have the skills to drive COSMA's initiatives forward, we encourage you to apply. Please send your resume and cover letter to ourcosma@statemuseumassociations.org by April 15, 2024.

    For more detailed information about the position, including qualifications and responsibilities, please review the full job description.


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