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  • 07/15/2019 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.


  • 06/17/2019 6:09 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    CHARLES H. COOLIDGE NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

    HERITAGE CENTER

    DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

     

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Director of Education directs and manages the full range of educational programs of the institution. The position develops, implements, promotes, and evaluates the Medal of Honor Society’s Character Development Program, on-site school programs, guided tours, public programs, living history programs, and special events. Salary is negotiable and benefits are provided.

     

    DUTIES:

    ·       Promotes and directs the implementation of the Character Development Program at both the institution and off-site venues such as schools and community centers.

    ·       Develops, implements, evaluates, promotes, and schedules on-site student education programs that fulfill established curriculum guidelines for targeted grade levels.

    ·       Serves as the institution’s liaison with school system curriculum directors, principals, and teachers in the development of student-based educational programs.

    ·       Organizes, promotes, and supervises the implementation of community outreach programs.

    ·       Develops, implements, evaluates, and promotes a variety of special events and activities that generate public interest, further the educational mission, and generate revenue.

    ·       Recruits, trains, and supervises other staff, interns, and volunteers as docents, gallery attendants, or event volunteers.

    ·       Assists with the development and installation of temporary and traveling exhibits.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Master’s Degree in Education, History, Public History, Military History or related field with a minimum of five (5) years experience in teaching ands curriculum development at a school or museum required. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

     

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Please submit letter of interest, resume, and three references to:

     

    Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

    Attn: Search Committee

    P.O. Box 11467

    Chattanooga, TN 37401

     

    Application materials will be received until July 2, 2019.


  • 06/13/2019 1:35 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Tennessee State Museum is currently looking for two curators.  The focus of our search is for Textile and Decorative Arts Curators.  Please apply if you are interested in a Curator position.  We may shift our focus, depending on the research specialties of the pool of applicants that apply.  

    You must apply through the online tn.gov employment page here 

    See job descriptions below:

    Textile Curator Position

    This curator’s work will focus on the cataloging, preservation, and interpretation of textiles in the museum’s collection.  This individual will be a key team member in work related to documenting and packing textiles for a planned collections storage facility move.  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 the public and other museum professionals 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.  The individual will also be responsible for presenting a variety of programming related to Tennessee costumes and textiles for museum guests and other audiences. 

    Decorative Arts Curator Position

    This curator’s work will focus on the cataloging, preservation, and interpretation of decorative and fine artworks in the museum’s collection.  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.  The individual will also be responsible for presenting a variety of programming related to Tennessee art for museum guests and other audiences. 



  • 05/02/2019 1:47 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Assistant Chief of Exhibitions

    Exhibitions Department

    TSM is looking for a highly-motivated museum professional with strong leadership skills, excellent museum preparator skills, and at least five years of experience planning and developing exhibitions. This person should have a can-do attitude and be inspired to create storytelling experiences that are engaging and visitor-focused. TSM is seeking a talented museum professional who is eager to grow and contribute to our creative team while also managing exhibitions-related operations at our new facility on the Bicentennial Mall.

    Main responsibilities include: serving a leadership role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of exhibition projects; managing all aspects of exhibition preparation and installation, including some travel; contributing to the exhibition design process as a member of the design team; and creating, implementing, and evaluating operational plans, policies, and procedures, including lighting systems, audio visual technology, and security.

    Qualifications: creativity; strong project management skills, ability to collaborate with diverse project teams; superb organizational and communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative); capacity to analyze feedback and negotiate solutions to problems and challenges; strong understanding of museum fabrication processes and materials; understanding of design process from conceptual through final drawings; excellent art handling techniques and strong understanding of collection care; high level of fluency with MS Office and ability to utilize Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

    Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to five years in one or a combination of the following: 1) professional museum or historic site work; 2) paraprofessional museum work in exhibit preparation; 3) professional experience in the instruction or research in art, history, or museum science; 4) professional library experience; or 5) professional experience in fundraising or promotional marketing activities; the above experience must include at least two years of professional museum work, supervision of paraprofessional museum staff, professional post-secondary instruction in art, history, museum science, professional fundraising, or promotional marketing.

    Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework credit received from an accredited college or university in art, history, museum science, library science, anthropology, education, industrial design, advertising, architecture, business administration, or marketing may substitute for the required experience, on a year-for year basis, to a maximum of two years, there being no substitution for the required specific experience (e.g., 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may be substituted for one year of the required experience). OR Experience equivalent to four years of paraprofessional museum experience in exhibit preparation with the State of Tennessee including two years supervising museum staff, or four years of professional museum work with the State of Tennessee.

    Opening Date/Time:            Wed. 05/01/19 12:00 AM Central Time

    Closing Date/Time:               Tue. 05/28/19 11:59 PM Central Time

    CLICK HERE for link to State of Tennessee job posting


  • 04/25/2019 10:12 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

    Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc. (Travellers Rest) seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director. Nashville’s oldest historic house open to the public, Travellers Rest has been an integral part in the Nashville and middle Tennessee museum community for over fifty years.  The site's interpretive and educational mission has evolved and expanded to include as well almost 1,000 years of cultural development of the mid-Cumberland Basin, from the area's prehistoric origins as a Native American settlement, to Nashville as an outpost on America's first frontier, to the Civil War and the city's emergence as a leading capital of the New South.

    The ideal candidate will have the following skills, experience, attributes and education:

    ·       Graduation from an accredited university with at least a Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree.

    ·       Working knowledge of nonprofit fiscal management, including fund accounting and budgeting and a track record for being fiscally responsible is desired.

    ·       Experience in developing and carrying out strategic plans.

    ·       Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communication, and outstanding interpersonal relations.

    • ·       Successful development/fundraising experience is required.

    ·       Experience in stewardship of museum collections.

    ·       Experience in developing and marketing educational and public programs a plus.

    ·       Experience in historic preservation and building/landscape restoration a plus.

    ·       Project management and construction oversight a plus.

    • ·       Experience working with a board of directors
    • ·       Marketing/PR experience
    • ·       Demonstrates confidence, authority, and enthusiasm
    • ·       Positive attitude, strong work ethic, integrity and collaborative management style
    • ·       Enjoys working with people from all walks of life and embraces diversity

    For more information, please visit our website at: www.travellersrestplantation.org. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:

    Travellers Rest Search Committee

    c/o Center for Nonprofit Management

    Email: ExecutiveSearch@cnm.org


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