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  • 01/21/2022 11:46 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Marble Springs State Historic Site seeks an Education & Programming

    Coordinator to support the goals and mission of the site by performing duties

    including but not limited to, engaging with area schools, creating and executing

    special events, and coordinating volunteers.

    Position Title: Education & Programming Coordinator

    Location: Knoxville, TN USA

    Salary Range: $13/ Hour (28 hours per week) Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm

    Retirement + Match, Sick & Vacation Days, Paid Holidays

    Job Responsibilities:

    The Education and Programming Coordinator is responsible for coordinating

    programs and special events and assisting the Executive Director with

    administrative tasks.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    Programming:

    Help develop and implement educational programming including

    events, tours, and field trips

    Help plan and execute special events and additional projects. Assist with

    marketing, including the preparation of flyers, newspaper ads, and press

    releases.

    Administration:

    Assist in the preparation of bulk mailings.

    Schedule and track facilities use, including rentals.

    Locate and assist in grant writing

    Volunteer management:

    Assist with implementation of volunteer recruitment, training, and retention

    program.

    And other responsibilities as needed

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in history, museum

    studies, communications, education, or related field

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    A positive, personable demeanor; able to relate well with diverse

    populations/age groups

    Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through

    on issues in a timely manner

    Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

    Keen attention to detail

    Excellent communication skills, strong public speaking skills

    Demonstrated computer skills and management of database systems; this

    includes development software, spreadsheets, and web applications

    Capacity to exercise sound independent judgment within areas of

    responsibility

    Social media savvy

    A valid driver’s license

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    This position requires the ability to do one or more of the following throughout

    the day: stand, walk, sit, bend and reach above and below shoulder level. It

    involves frequent repetitive motion (typing, filing, etc.) This position requires the

    ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs. The noise level in the work environment is

    highly variable, from quiet to loud.

    To apply:

    Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three

    references to: kyled@marblesprings.net

    Position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position

    is filled.


  • 01/18/2022 4:55 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    SITE MANAGER/ CHESTER INN MUSEUM

    SCOPE

    Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Site Manager is responsible for all aspects of visitor relations and for the inventory of the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum collections, including the update in PastPerfect of items relocated from museum storage or the JWC History Museum to the Chester Inn. Additionally the Site Manager is the point person for Chester Inn collections, management and care of the collections, establishment and maintenance of proper collections record keeping, and the accessing/cataloging/inventorying/monitoring of any and all additions to those collections. Additionally, the Site Manager is responsible for collection research, exhibit planning, and coordinates with the Executive Director and museum personnel with subject expertise on the development and initiation of educational and outreach programs for the museum, including traveling exhibits that may be exhibited in the Chester Inn Museum. The Site Manager shall advise the Executive Director on the current state of the collection and 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 Site Manager will provide appropriate training for volunteer docents and coordinate scheduling the volunteers for museum shifts. The Site Manager will be responsible for cleaning the museum and for preparing the space to take part in Town of Jonesborough events. The Site Manager will create educational programs and materials based around the artifacts in the museum. These programs and materials will be appropriate for various grade levels. Programs should be designed for school groups and general visitors alike.

    The Site Manager shall possess an understanding of the use of material culture to interpret history.

    The Site Manager shall have good working relations with the general public. The Site Manager is the first face that many people interact with when visiting Jonesborough, TN.

    This job involves weekend working hours and working hours that extend after 5:00 pm.

    Work is seasonal with 20 hours a week in January-February, 25 hours a week in March-April and November-December, and 28 hours a week in May-October.

    Compensation - $11.50 per hour

    HEAD DOCENT RESPONSIBILITIES

    1.      Responsible for collection security.

    2.      Responsible for security of historic site.

    3.      Responsible for registration and cataloguing of Chester Inn Museum collections.

    4.      Monitors collection conservation needs and keeps Executive Director informed on exhibit and collection condition.

    5.      Responsible for training volunteer docents

    6.      Responsible for coordinating with volunteer docents to create a monthly calendar/schedule for the Chester Inn Museum

    7.      Responsible for appropriately cleaning the artifacts on display

    8.      Responsible for cleaning the public spaces of the museum

    INTERPRETATION
    1. Plans and implements all permanent and temporary exhibits, and interpretation programs in conformance with the Chester Inn Museum mission.
    2. Responsible for collection research activities.
    • 3.      Maintains a verifiable collection data base source.
    • 4.      Provides tours of Chester Inn Museum and, if available the town of Jonesborough.
    • 5.      Write articles pertaining to Chester Inn Museum exhibits and activities for the Heritage Alliance’s quarterly newsletter The Link
    • 6.      Write press releases for new exhibits and programs
    • 7.      Create appropriate posts for the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page
    • 8.      Create appropriate videos for the Chester Inn Museum’s YouTube channel

    QUALIFICATIONS

     An advanced degree or course work in museum studies, history, and /or Public History is desirable. Work experience should include museum employment and familiarity with standard museum operation procedures, collection care. Desirable skills: word processing, data base entry, writing, public speaking, grant writing, and teaching skills. Candidate should be self-motivated and creative, able to maintain existing programs as well as conceive, develop, and execute new ones too.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send your resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to Executive Director Anne Mason at amason@heritageall.org. Application materials are due by 5:00 pm EST on Thursday, February 17th. For more information, you may email Anne Mason or call the office of the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580.



  • 01/03/2022 11:15 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Supreme Court Records Processing Assistant (Part-time) 

    Tennessee Department of State 

    Tennessee State Library and Archives 

    Archival Collection Services 

    Mission: The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of  our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment. 

    Supervisor: Director of Archival Collection Services 

    Summary: Process historic Tennessee Supreme Court case files as part of a larger  processing team. Tasks include document analysis, data entry, basic cleaning, and rehousing  of case files. 

    Duties/Responsibilities 

    Perform basic surface cleaning on case file documents, removing metal or other  fasteners. Prepare page count for future copy orders. 

    Read and analyze each case for key descriptive information. 

    Enter information into a Microsoft Access database which is searchable online. Rehouse cases in archival folders and boxes, keeping careful track of newly-assigned  box numbers. 

    Some case files require handling of case exhibits, including 3-dimensional objects,  photographs, maps, and other items requiring separate storage. 

    Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Minimum Qualifications 

    Education and Experience: 

    High school diploma and college-level coursework in American History. 

    Knowledge and Abilities: 

    Ability to decipher 18th and 19th century handwriting. 

    Ability to quickly scan and distill information from large case files. 

    Basic understanding of legal and judicial proceedings.

    Experienced descriptive writing skills; experience with cataloging/metadata is  preferred. 

    Ability to recognize topics, names and organizations from Tennessee history. Familiarity with MS Access or other relational databases. 

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to handle boxes and equipment weighing a minimum of forty (40) pounds. 

    Health, safety and collections security: 

    Assist the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working  safely with the equipment provided. 

    Follow instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately report any  unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions. 

    Take all measures necessary to protect the collections from loss, mutilation or theft. Note: This is a temporary part-time position and may be renewed on an annual basis. Salary: $15.00/hour 

    To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources &  Organizational Development, sos.hr@tn.gov.


  • 12/22/2021 8:40 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center

    POSITION TITLE:   Executive Director 

    REPORTS TO:   Board of Trustees

    SUMMARY OF POSITION

    To direct, manage, and serve as the public face of the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center. This position provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the institution; directs internal and external communications regarding the institution; implements the strategic fundraising and development goals of the institution; and provides leadership, oversight, and supervision of Center staff.  The Executive Director also performs other duties as assigned by the board of trustees.


    PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS

    Communications and Public Relations 

    The Executive Director serves as the public face of the institution and directs all aspects of branding, marketing, and public relations. The position serves as the principal staff liaison with all public and private constituencies, including the Chattanooga Tourism Company, local media, and elected public officials. The position promotes collaboration, cultivates supporters and potential donors, and proactively promotes the institution. The position will be the institution’s spokesperson during emergency and crisis situations.  The Executive Director also provides timely communications and status updates to the board of trustees.


    Development and Financial Management 

    The Executive Director is chiefly responsible for the development and implementation of development and fundraising strategies for the organization, including working with current and potential donors.  This position serves as the chief financial and business officer of the institution, managing financial resources in a manner consistent with the financial stability and sustainability of the institution. The position collaborates with the board in the budget development process.  The position also oversees the execution of programs and events designed to attract donors, visitors, and financial support.


    Management, Direction, and Strategic Leadership 

    The Executive Director provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the institution. The position directs the overall operation and provides leadership for initiatives designed to strengthen, expand, and enhance the institution. The position leads strategic and operational planning efforts and articulates the vision, direction, and goals of the institution.  The position provides support, supervision, and leadership for all center staff. The position directs all aspects of personnel management, including recruitment, retention, evaluation, and professional development.


    QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelors’ degree or higher.

    Passion for the mission of the institution.

    Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and interaction with current and prospective donors. 

    High-level strategic thinking and planning ability.

    Demonstrated ability to oversee, support, and collaborate with staff.

    Active development and fundraising experience.

    Financial management skills, including budget preparation and analysis.


    Areas preferred but not required:

    Familiarity with Chattanooga and Tennessee, their public institutions, elected officials, and their donor base.

    Understanding of professional museum procedures, standards, and practices.

    Honorable military service.


    • Salary has a base pay of $75,000 plus a bonus compensation structure.




    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Applicants should submit the following information to Sarah Wetherill at sarah-wetherill@utc.edu copied to the chair of the search committee Robert Dooley at robert-dooley@utc.edu.  

    • Cover letter/letter of interest

    • Resume/CV

    • The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for three references


    Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who apply before January 14, 2021. The preferred application deadline is January 14, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.


    If you have questions about this opportunity, contact Frank Hughes, Chairman, Medal of Honor Heritage Center, at 423-593-3500. 



  • 12/16/2021 2:25 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position Posting –Marketing and Sales Manager

    American Association for State and Local History

    Full-time Exempt Position
    Salary Range: $46,000-48,000


    General Responsibilites:
    The Marketing and Sales Manager provides overall strategic and operational leadership for marketing and communications efforts targeted to various audiences, including members, nonmembers, the field, and the public. They will ensure accurate, consistent messaging in organization’s marketing and membership building initiatives. They will also be responsible for ad sales, sponsorships, and other entrepreneurial efforts for the association. 


    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    General Marketing

    • Has overall management responsibility for marketing activities that support membership, products, and programs

    • Develops new marketing opportunities and improves existing strategies

    • Develop a yearly marketing plan to promote the organization including brand awareness, membership, and professional development.

    • Oversees the development and distribution of all print and electronic collateral. 

    • Develops tracking systems to measure and evaluate effectiveness of marketing efforts, including setting quarterly and annual sales and revenue goals for advertising and sponsorships

    Membership and Sales

    • Promotes membership in the Association

    • Sets quarterly and annual sales and revenue goals for advertising and sponsorships

    • Solicits and secures ads, sales, and sponsorships for the AASLH Annual Meeting and Online Conference, History News magazine, and the AASLH Career Center.

    • Represents AASLH at one to two outside conferences a year to promote membership and other services (ex: NCPH, AAM) 

    Communication and Media

    • Composes regular e-blasts and social media posts to members and contacts, consulting with other staff to make sure information about all programs and services is being communicated regularly to members and other audiences.

    • Manages the AASLH website, working with outside developer when necessary, so that it remains a valuable resource for members and membership recruitment

    • Sends press releases to general media and manages AASLH’s usage of Cision.





    Annual Meeting and Online Conference 

    • Markets the Annual Meeting and Online Conference and works with other staff to increase visibility of these conferences to grow registration rates

    • Sells and promotes exhibit hall booths and sponsorships working with the Development Coordinator.

    • Assists with the print programs, and works with the designer on any other promotional material needed 

    • Commissions the conference app to ensure consistency with AASLH brand

    • Coordinates the photographer and any photo opportunities throughout the Annual Meeting

    • Works with host committee, AASLH blog editor, and Chief of Operations to gather photographs, marketing materials, and other items to enhance meeting marketing

    • Attends Annual Meeting and assists at the Annual Meeting as the Exhibit Hall contact and other duties as needed.

    Additional Duties

    • Other projects as assigned 



    Qualifications:

    Minimum two years cumulative work experience for a nonprofit membership association or a public history institution, such as a museum, historical society, humanities council, or a related agency, business, or institution. Experience and knowledge with marketing and/or sales is preferred. Bachelor’s in Marketing, Communications, History, Public History, Museum Studies, or closely related field is preferred. 


    Requirements:

    Marketing and Sales Manager also must have strong written communications skills, as they will produce content for the organization’s publications and communication pieces. The manager must also have excellent oral communications skills, an aptitude for tracking, calculating, and analyzing marketing numbers; strong customer service skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail. Knowledge of social networks, mobile devices, and online communication required. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, web design, and contact management systems preferred. Graphic design skills are a plus.


    Benefits:
    A competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and paid leave.


    To Apply

    Submit resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references in a single PDF to hawkins@aaslh.org.  Review of applications will begin January 7 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is mid- to late February/ Please note that successful candidate may have to pass a background check.


    About AASLH

    The American Association for State and Local History, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a national membership association serving those who preserve and interpret history. AASLH provides leadership and resources to help the history community thrive and make the past more meaningful to all people. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH conducts research and advocacy efforts, publishes books, technical publications, and a magazine and maintains numerous affinity groups and committees serving a broad range of constituents across the historical community. The association also sponsors online professional development training, regional and national training workshops, and an annual meeting as well as an online conference. AASLH’s range of projects and national visibility has been increasing because the organization is growing, has taken a lead national role in planning for the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026, and is conducting field-wide research that it is using to develop resources for the entire public history community.  For more information, visit https://aaslh.org/.


    At AASLH, we have five core values:

    1. We are big picture focused. We don’t let the urgency of daily tasks cloud our view of the mission.

    2. We are learners. We seek out opportunities to grow, acquire knowledge, attain new skills, and share it all with others.

    3. We are not afraid of risks. We find the best solutions, even if that means trying something new or changing the way we’ve always done it.

    4.  We are positive and supportive. We celebrate the good, lift each other up, and reject the temptation to be snarky.

    5. We are enthusiastic collaborators. We embrace opportunities to work with others—even when it seems easier to just do it ourselves.


    AASLH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



  • 11/30/2021 10:41 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Community Engagement Manager of Academic Programs


    MoSH

    Located in Memphis, TN, MoSH (the Museum of Science and History; the Museum) is a well-established 501c3 that seeks to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us.  The Museum consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.

    Join our team as we embark on an exciting phase of executing our new vision.  Our museum is committed to telling our story by:

    • Advocating for Authenticity – Illuminate varying perspectives and uphold accurate interpretation, without glossing over tough ideas.

    • Magnifying Belonging – Building active audiences through outreach, co-creation, and participatory inclusion.

    • Embodying Holistic Stories – Incorporating context and presenting lesser known stories to portray a complete, systemic picture of the region and its history.

    • Constructing Intersections – Creating welcoming common spaces that encourage serendipitous and unstructured engagement and foster meaningful interactions between diverse groups of people.

    Responsibilities

    The Community Engagement Manager of Academic Programs creates and leads student/youth programming, including on-site and outreach programs. The Manager also assesses program impact and reach and reports results to Director.  Additional responsibilities include providing supervision and training for contract workers, part-time staff and volunteers.  The Managercollaborates cross-departmentally writing content for web or print publishing, and providing content for grant proposals/reporting, etc.  Includes tracking and logging budgets and attendance.  This position also creates, plans and implements professional development programs for teachers.  We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

    Qualities

    • Strong understanding of curriculum at the local, state and national level

    • Strong understanding of current educational pedagogy

    • Ability to foster teamwork and manage staff

    • Ability to implement museum’s strategic plan

    • Understanding of museum assessment methods and techniques 

    • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills 

    • Dynamic and engaging personality

    • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships

    • Ability to work under pressure 

    • Experience managing multiple programs/events concurrently 

    • Customer-oriented

    • Adaptable and flexible 

    • Strong skills with MS Office products

    Range of Experience

    • BA or BS degree

    • 3-5 years of experience

    Compensation

    Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities.  The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation and sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance. The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance.

    To Apply

    Submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to:

    Alex Eilers

    Administrator of Programs

    MoSH

    alex.eilers@memphistn.gov

    Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2021 or until the position is filled.  MoSH values diversity throughout our museum.  In order to tell authentic, holistic stories of our region’s history, culture and science, MoSH strives to create a diverse workforce to support our collections, exhibits and programming.  MoSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Writing samples, a short presentation, and references may be required from finalists.  Academic, credit, and criminal background checks will be conducted before a final offer is made. 

    More information about MoSH can be found on our website at www.moshmemphis.com.



  • 11/30/2021 10:40 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Community Engagement Coordinator –Camp and Scouts


    MoSH

    Located in Memphis, TN, MoSH (the Museum of Science and History; the Museum) is a well-established 501c3 that seeks to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us.  The Museum consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.

    Join our team as we embark on an exciting phase of executing our new vision.  Our museum is committed to telling our story by:

    • Advocating for Authenticity – Illuminate varying perspectives and uphold accurate interpretation, without glossing over tough ideas.

    • Magnifying Belonging – Building active audiences through outreach, co-creation, and participatory inclusion.

    • Embodying Holistic Stories – Incorporating context and presenting lesser known stories to portray a complete, systemic picture of the region and its history.

    • Constructing Intersections – Creating welcoming common spaces that encourage serendipitous and unstructured engagement and foster meaningful interactions between diverse groups of people.

    Responsibilities

    The Community Engagement Coordinator – Summer Camp and Scouts supervises, trains, schedules, assigns tasks and supervises instructor staff.  The Coordinator is primarily responsible for delivering Community Engagement programs to camp and scout audiences, in-house and off-site or virtually, at all MoSH locations. The Coordinator develops interpretive themes and educational content; writes lesson plans and/or scripts; and implements, monitors and evaluates the delivery of camp and scout programs. The Coordinator also promotes programs to external audiences, evaluates the success of the program and keeps abreast of all relevant education current trends and issues. Participation in other Community Engagement special events is also part of the role.  We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

    Qualities

    • Ability to implement museum’s strategic plan 

    • Ability to manage staff 

    • Ability to work on weekends and evenings during events and/or programs 

    • Ability to work under pressure, including managing multiple events concurrently 

    • Attention to detail 

    • Traveling between MoSH properties is required 

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with a range of audiences (ages, group size, indoor and outdoor settings)

    • Ability to master content delivery on multiple programs 

    Range of Experience

    • BA or BS degree

    • 0-3 years of experience

    Compensation

    Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities.  The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation and sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance. The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance.

    To Apply

    Submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to:

    Alex Eilers

    Administrator of Programs

    MoSH

    alex.eilers@memphistn.gov

    Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2021 or until the position is filled.  MoSH values diversity throughout our museum.  In order to tell authentic, holistic stories of our region’s history, culture and science, MoSH strives to create a diverse workforce to support our collections, exhibits and programming.  MoSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Writing samples, a short presentation, and references may be required from finalists.  Academic, credit, and criminal background checks will be conducted before a final offer is made. 

    More information about MoSH can be found on our website at www.moshmemphis.com.



  • 11/30/2021 10:39 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Community Engagement Coordinator- Adult and Family Programs 


    MoSH

    Located in Memphis, TN, MoSH (the Museum of Science and History; the Museum) is a well-established 501c3 that seeks to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us.  The Museum consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.

    Join our team as we embark on an exciting phase of executing our new vision.  Our museum is committed to telling our story by:

    • Advocating for Authenticity – Illuminate varying perspectives and uphold accurate interpretation, without glossing over tough ideas.

    • Magnifying Belonging – Building active audiences through outreach, co-creation, and participatory inclusion.

    • Embodying Holistic Stories – Incorporating context and presenting lesser-known stories to portray a complete, systemic picture of the region and its history.

    • Constructing Intersections – Creating welcoming common spaces that encourage serendipitous and unstructured engagement and foster meaningful interactions between diverse groups of people.


    Responsibilities

    The Community Engagement Coordinator – Adult and Family Engagement supervises, trains, schedules, assigns tasks and supervises instructor staff.  The Coordinator is primarily responsible for delivering Community Engagement programs to families and adult audiences, in-house and off-site or virtually, at all MoSH locations.  The Coordinator will develop, implement, monitor and evaluate interpretive themes and educational content of Community Engagement programs which may include:  gallery programming for visiting public of all ages, adult lecture series, community partner events, active retiree and citizen science. 

    Promotes programs to external audiences, evaluates the success of the program and keeps abreast of all relevant education current trends and issues. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

    Qualities 

    • Ability to implement museum’s strategic plan

    • Ability to manage staff

    • Ability to work on weekends and evenings during events and/or programs

    • Ability to work under pressure, including managing multiple events concurrently

    • Attention to detail

    • Traveling between MoSH properties is required

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with a range of audiences (ages, group size, indoor and outdoor settings)

    • Ability to master content delivery on multiple programs


    Range of Experience


    • BA or BS degree

    • 0-3 years of experience


    Compensation

    Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities.  The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation and sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance. The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance.

    To Apply

    Submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to:

    Alex Eilers

    Administrator of Programs

    MoSH

    alex.eilers@memphistn.gov

    Applications will be accepted until November 8, 2021 or until the position is filled.  MoSH values diversity throughout our museum.  In order to tell authentic, holistic stories of our region’s history, culture and science, MoSH strives to create a diverse workforce to support our collections, exhibits and programming.  MoSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Writing samples, a short presentation, and references will be required from finalists.  Academic, credit, and criminal background checks will be conducted before a final offer is made. 

    More information about MoSH can be found on our website at www.moshmemphis.com.



  • 11/10/2021 9:54 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Call for Applications: Project Archivist, Photograph Collection


    Position

    Limited Duration Appointment - Project Archivist, Photograph Collection


    Duration

    December 2021 to May 2022


    Compensation

    $4,000.00 (Payment will be broken into monthly installments based on start date.)


    Position Summary 


    The Heritage Alliance currently has an opening in our archival department for a temporary project archivist to organize, preserve, and manage access to our historic photograph collection. Specifically, the individual in this position will process, digitize, and upload historic photograph materials to a public-interfacing platform and create complementary meta-data for each item. The photo collection archivist will report to the Programming Coordinator and the Executive Director, and their efforts will improve access to our free online digital archive for the general public. This is a limited duration, grant-funded position. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. 


    Company Overview


    The Heritage Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001. We are dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences.


    Responsibilities 


    • Prepare historic photographic material for processing and digitization.

    • Work with both physical and electronic records and with content management software. 

    • Organize, arrange, describe, and track progress on this project.

    • Make judgments based on professional standards, records retention policies and departmental policies about processing decisions.

    • Work with new and existing collections in a wide variety of formats. 

    • Work with content management software. 

    • Digitize and catalog photographs for the online digital archive based on institutional priorities using a variety of technologies.

    • Ensure accuracy of digital archive metadata.

    • Maintain professional best practices for collections processing, storage, handling, and use. 

    • Manage, execute, and track third-party image use paperwork. 



    Qualifications 


    Required 

    • College Degree

    • Relevant experience, such as working in a library or archives environment

    • Ability to work independently and unattended by following established policies and procedures 

    • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to balance multiple tasks and set priorities

    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

    • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills

    • Ability to learn and use new software and systems

    • Knowledge of digitization standards and best practices for photograph collections 

    • Experience with industry-standard DAM systems and metadata standards 

    • Proficiency with photography scanning hardware 

    • Proficiency with photographic editing software

    • Proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software


    Preferred 

    • Degree in a relevant field (Library and Information Science, Archival Studies, Museum Studies, Public History, Photography)

    • Working knowledge and understanding of best practices related to the daily operations of a special collections or archives.

    • Experience working with photographic collections in a museum, library, archive, or in a production/research capacity

    • Knowledge of copyright laws pertaining to photography 

    • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of archival collections and of current developments in the field 

    • Knowledge of archival content, structure, and metadata standards 


    Conditions of Employment


    Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must pass a background check prior to hiring. 


    Application Process 


    All applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation from at least two professional references to the Executive Director of the Heritage Alliance, Anne G’Fellers-Mason, at amason@heritageall.org. Please submit a complete application by Tuesday, November 30. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 


    Note to Applicants


    The Heritage Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome all qualified candidates to apply for any open position at our institution. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. The Heritage Alliance is a drug-free workplace. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and employment verification.



  • 11/03/2021 2:52 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Open Position: Program & Operations Manager 

    About the Organization

    ArtsMemphis sustains Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthens local communities through the arts. We pursue this mission by generating arts support, investing in artists and organizations, and advancing organizational effectiveness.

    We envision a Memphis in which every individual feels pride in our city’s authentic cultural assets and experiences the impact of the arts in their lives. In pursuit of that vision, we are guided by a commitment to equity, inclusion, access, creativity and innovation, and transparency. Learn more about our commitment to equity, inclusion, and access

    ArtsMemphis has provided $87M in grants and served as the primary funder, convener, and connector for the Memphis arts community since 1963. In 2021, ArtsMemphis invested $2.2M in 64 organizations and hundreds of artists and elevated its role in helping the arts sector navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    About the Position

    ArtsMemphis seeks an energetic, curious, and organized individual to serve as its Program & Operations Manager. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Program & Operations Manager will assist the COO in spearheading ArtsMemphis’ strategies for investing in the arts community and provide operations support.  This employee will play a key role in communicating the mission and impact of ArtsMemphis.

    Position Responsibilities


    Grants:

     
    • Assist COO in administering ArtsMemphis’ portfolio of grant-making and managing communications with current and potential grantees.
    • Build and strengthen relationships with the organizations and artists that are current and potential grantees.
    • Lead the Arts Build Communities grant by recruiting and orienting panelists, marketing the opportunity to nonprofits in eligible counties and working with Tennessee Arts Commission to execute the process.
    • Manage the grant administration process by developing online forms, maintaining application and reporting files, preparing information for panelists, processing contracts and payment requests, drafting various communications and related duties.
    • Prepare grantee data analysis, written summaries, reports, and recommendations.
    • Lead maintenance of grant software system including data entry, data management, report and template building and related tasks.
    • Lead and manage all program data and information.
    • Assist with development of tools to evaluate and measure impact of arts investments.
    Communications:
    • Provide content about current programs. Ensure messaging and schedule correlates with procedures.  
    • Disseminate information through monthly artist email and bi-weekly organization email newsletters.
    • Ensure brand consistency and compliance with organizational brand standards as part of grantee oversight.
    • Maintain and update the Grants pages on ArtsMemphis.org.
    • Maintain and update the event calendar on ArtsMemphis.org.
    • Represent ArtsMemphis at off-site events.
    • Monitor info@artsmemphis.org email address.
    Initiatives
    • Manage programs and initiatives as opportunities develop.
    • Assist staff with program and event development, logistics and delivery.
    • Stay up-to-date on local and national trends in the arts and philanthropy.
    Operations:
    • Answer phones and greet visitors.
    • Serve as primary contact for vendors and schedule maintenance/service calls.
    • Assist colleagues with coordinating Board meetings and events.
    • Serve as a primary liaison for IT vendor(s).
    • Coordinating equipment and service troubleshooting, upgrades and billing.
    • Write and maintain process documents related to this position, including a calendar of recurring tasks.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Deep affinity for arts & culture and/or supporting the greater Memphis community.
    • 3+ years nonprofit or philanthropic experience required.
    • Experience with grant administration, grants management software or CRM software preferred. Foundant experience a plus.
    • Strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
    • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Proficient with Microsoft Excel.
    • Experience creating effective communications.
    • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks efficiently and effectively.
    • Discretion in handling confidential information.
    • Team player who is energetic, flexible, collaborative, proactive and has a desire to work in a creative environment. Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, reliable, able to finish work in a timely manner, and able to work with a diverse group of people.
    • Candidate must be willing to handle flexible hours including occasional work on nights and weekends.

    Salary

    Minimum $42,000 and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Benefits

    • 401(k)and 401(k) company match up to 4%
    • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • 16 Paid holidays
    • Parental leave
    • Professional development opportunities + arts experiences

    Work hours

    While typical work hours are 9:00am-5:00p, Monday-Friday, employee must be willing to handle flexible hours including occasional work on nights and weekends. Employees are generally expected to be in the office Monday – Thursday with remote work flexibility on Fridays.

    Note

    This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate summary of those principal job elements. This position may be required to perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    ArtsMemphis expects all employees to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation. For those obtaining an exemption, regular testing may be required.

    To Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates may apply via email to: careers@artsmemphis.org. No phone inquiries, please. Candidates should submit both a resume and a cover letter. Cover letter should describe why candidate is interested in working with ArtsMemphis and how their skills and experience fit with the responsibilities for this role.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.

    ArtsMemphis strives to build and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. ArtsMemphis provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.


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