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  • 07/16/2021 9:03 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Andrew Jackson Foundation

    HISTORICAL INTERPRETER

    The mission of the Andrew Jackson Foundation is to preserve The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson.

    Purpose: Provide historical interpretation of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s properties, welcoming guests and delivering guided historical tours

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

     Provide guided historical tours to visitors and answer questions

     Assist non-English speaking visitors

     Provide physical security for mansion and visitorsassisting in emergency situations as needed

     Comply with dress and grooming requirements listed in interpreter manual

     Meet acceptable levels of knowledge of training materials

     Attend required training sessions and incorporate new interpretive information as required in tours

     Provide reports as requested

    Education/Training:

    Some college preferred.

    Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

     An interest in history

     Excellent verbal and written communication skills

     Courtesy and tact in dealing with the public

     Must be able to interact with all ages, nationalities and those who are physically

    challenged

     Present a professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality

    Physical Requirements:

    Must be able to stand for long periods of time; climb stairs; work outside and in un-air-conditioned buildings.

    To Apply:

    Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@thehermitage.com


  • 07/15/2021 10:02 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Education Specialist

    Tennessee Department of State

    Tennessee State Library and Archives

    Supervisor: Education Outreach Coordinator

    Summary: This professional position has responsibility to provide services to teachers and students in Kindergarten-Twelfth grade (K-12) and students in the college/university communities across the state of Tennessee.

    This is a full-time, grant-funded, term position. Staff who accept a term position are not guaranteed employment for the entire period and there are no guarantees of continued employment when the term ends. If funds are exhausted or the appointment to the position is not extended, the position is not eligible for severance pay.

    The grant is funded for the period of August 1, 2021-July 30, 2024. Funding is provided by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant funding arm of the National Archives and Records Administration.

    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-center environment.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provides assistance and support for education outreach activities on-site, in the field, and online

    • Corresponds with teachers and administrators about services provided by education outreach

    • Assists the Education Outreach Archivist and Education Outreach Coordinator with the planning and coordination for in-person and online teacher workshops and in-service trainings statewide

    • Develops projects that benefit K-12 teachers and students

    • Conducts programming for K-12 students during on-site field trip visits

    • Represents and delivers presentations for organization at statewide education conferences and in online webinars

    • Develops educational curriculum and digital content for education audiences, coordinating with the TSLA Educator Working Group & other sections with the Library & Archives and the Department of State

    • Assists with coordination of the DocsBox program, including virtual content to accompany boxes in the classroom

    • Conducts historical research into primary source collections

    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred) in History, Public History, Education, or related field.

    • Experience equivalent to one year of work on education-related projects in a history-based organization. Experience developing classroom curriculum for social studies including history, and/or government K-12 classes preferred.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Knowledge of Tennessee and American history required.

    • Understanding of and respect for the K-12 education environment.

    • Understanding of the use of primary sources in the classroom environment.

    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines, and meet project deadlines.

    • Highly motivated and self-directed with strong attention to detail.

    • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-focused environment.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences including teachers, K-12 students, academics, university students, and Library & Archives staff and patrons.

    • Project management skills and experience.

    • Public speaking skills and ease appearing on camera.

    • Comfort with and understanding of the use of technology in the educational environment, including Google products.

    • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule and travel independently throughout the state. Periodic weekend and after-hours work required.

    • Good driving record and valid driver’s license.

    • Ability to represent the Department of State positively to the public.

    Physical requirements:

    • Ability to lift materials up to 25 pounds.

    • Ability to work in an environment that contains dust and other allergens.

    • Ability to stand for up to four hours at a time.

    Health, Safety and collections security:

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

    • Follows instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately reports any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions.

    • Takes all measures necessary to protect the collections from loss, mutilation or theft.

    Salary: $35,000 annually plus State of Tennessee benefits package.

    To apply: Please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, sos.hr@tn.gov. This position will be listed until it is filled. Please note, the candidate selected for an offer of employment will be subject to a pre-employment background check.



  • 07/15/2021 9:48 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Museum Curator - Social History (open until July 28)

    This curator’s professional focus will be on social history, with an emphasis in African American history.  Professional experience and academic training specifically relevant to social history is preferred.  The curator’s work will include cataloging, preservation, and interpretation of artifacts related to social history 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 social history for museum guests and other audiences.  Applicants must apply through DOHR website: https://www.tn.gov/careers/apply-here.html


  • 06/28/2021 3:33 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Director of Collections and Exhibits

    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 Director of Collections & Exhibits aligns the activities of the registration, conservation, and exhibitions of the museum with respect to collection care and preservation, loan activity, procurement, set up and maintenance of temporary exhibitions, community engagement and interaction with the permanent collection. Working with the Program Administrator the Director guides, supervises, and mentors staff and manages the budgets of the department.

    The Director assumes responsibility for all areas of collections and exhibitions stewardship, including the documentation, storage, handling, packing/unpacking, transportation, and insurance of all works entering and leaving the museum, and for ensuring proper care of items within the museum.

    The Director has primary responsibility for overseeing the research, content development, and interpretation of the permanent collection, changing exhibits, projects related to exhibitions, printed exhibition materials, signage, and special projects at all MoSH properties. The Director works collaboratively with the Community Engagement Department (adult and student programming) on initiatives and facilitates inter-departmental communication regarding research and interpretation.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the department which include, but are not limited to, the following essential job functions:

     Implement Five Year Operating Plan relative to the department’s goals, initiatives, and

    special projects.

     Provide intellectual leadership for the collection and exhibitions for the museum.

     Manage the planning and updating of the museum’s permanent collection in

    anticipation of a major capital campaign and renovation.

     Create ways to engage and activate visitors throughout the entirety of all exhibitions

     Analyze permanent exhibits for creative ways to enhance visitor experience and

    encourage responses to exhibit content and displays.

     Collaborate in identifying grants and other funding sources for collections and

    exhibitions.

     Lead the intellectual efforts in developing content for exhibits and other interpretive

    materials.

     Maintain strong communications with internal museum departments and external

    museum leaders and professionals, subject matter experts, and people with knowledge

    in exhibit-related objects, etc.

     Coordinate the interpretive development of exhibits with the Community Engagement

    Department and other museum departments to design the strongest engagement and

    experience for schools, adults, tour groups, and other targeted audiences.

     Interview, hire, train, mentor, evaluate and oversee the performance of assigned full-

    time (currently 4 and adding two more) and part-time staff (currently 3), interns and

    volunteers.

     Prepare departmental budgets, forecasting and allocate funds for staff, supplies,

    equipment and facilities.

     Maintain and, update as needed, a collection management policy to process the receipt

    of artifacts, collections, photographs, images, graphics, and other materials donated,

    acquired, or loaned to the museum.

     Attend relevant public events, represent the museum in radio, television, and various

    public speaking forums, and maintain professional connections with colleagues in the

    museum field and other comparable institutions.

      Provide support for collaborative initiatives with other museums, cultural and

    educational institutions.

    Knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies:

     Proven ability to curate exhibitions and manage collections.

     Work cooperatively with other departments, community stakeholders and partnering organizations to effectively plan and improve working methods for the successful delivery of programs.

     Work collaboratively with local organizations, individuals, and community stakeholders to deepen authentic relationships between MoSH and its surrounding communities.

     Possess high level of attention to detail, accuracy and ability to meet deadlines.

     Highly motivated, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and to work

    independently as well as in a team environment.

     Represent the Museum in professional and academic forums with local, regional, and national colleagues and the broader cultural community, playing a key role in advancing the Museum’s reputation and profile.

     Enhance the Museum's profile through networking on a local, regional, state and

    national level.

    Education, Experience and Requirements:

     Masters degree in Museum Studies, History, Science or related discipline; advanced degree or certifications desirable.

     At least six (6) years of progressive experience in the museum or similar field.

     Strong working knowledge of curatorial standards.

     Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

     Valid Driver's license required.

     Strong skills with MS Office products and third party software platforms.

    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. Moving expenses are negotiable.

    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 July 30, 2021 or until the position is filled. MoSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

    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.memphismusuems.org.


  • 06/25/2021 7:00 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title:  Historical 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. Must adhere to and assist with the museum’s COVID-19 protocols.

     

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


  • 06/16/2021 8:03 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Director of Community Engagement

    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

    As a senior team member working  under the general direction of the Administrator of Programs and the Executive Director to comprehensively engage the community and implement the museum's strategic initiatives for engagement and learning through onsite and outreach programming, the Community Engagement Manager sets programming for MoSH.  Programming includes meeting the Museum’s goals of audience type and content range and focus.  The Museum has identified three ways audiences desire to engage: (1) learners and facilitators, (2) community event makers, and (3) curious explorers.  Our content will be regionally grounded and focus on the intersection of cultural history and natural science.

    As a member of the Museum’s management team, the Director of Community Engagement supervises and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the Community Engagement team ensuring the highest standards for our visitor experience.

    The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of the department which include, but are not limited to, the following essential job functions:

    • ·      Implements Five Year Operating Plan relative to the department’s goals, initiatives, and special projects.
    • ·      Develops, implements, reviews and evaluates all Museum programming to meet the needs and interest of our diverse audience types (school-age students through adults).
    • ·      Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates and oversees the performance of assigned full-time (currently 3) and part-time staff (currently 4-8), interns and volunteers. 
    • ·      Collaborates on and/or provides input on cross-departmental programs and with various community partners in the development and implementation of programming.
    • ·      Actively seeks partnerships and educational opportunities within our local community as well as on a regional, state and national level.
    • ·      Prepares departmental budgets, forecasting and allocates funds for staff, supplies, equipment and facilities. 
    • ·      Responsible for developing, achieving and exceeding individual and departmental goals and metrics. 

    Knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies:

    • ·       Proven ability to develop programming to wide and varied audience; focus on programming diversity with respect to parameters such as race, age, and socio-economic levels.
    • ·       Work cooperatively with other departments, community stakeholders and partnering organizations to effectively plan and improve working methods for the successful delivery of programs.
    • ·       Work collaboratively with local organizations, individuals, and community stakeholders to deepen authentic relationships between MoSH and its surrounding communities.
    • ·       Strong working knowledge of state curriculum standards and a proven ability to create and/or align programming to selected standards.
    • ·       Represent the Museum in professional and academic forums with local, regional, and national colleagues and the broader cultural community, playing a key role in advancing the Museum’s reputation and profile.
    • ·       Enhance the Museum's profile through networking on a local, regional, state and national level.

    Position Priorities:

    • ·       Experience Focus – collect information to understand visitor expectations and motivations; build engaging relationships with visitors, and evaluate how actions or planning will impact visitors; establish effective methods to monitor and evaluate visitor's concerns, satisfactions and anticipate visitor needs.
    • ·       Education Focused – actively seek to understand and align museum programming to local, state (TN, MS, and AR) and national curriculum standards.  Communicate, inform and partner with education stakeholders regarding programming.
    • ·       Partnership Opportunities – develop knowledge of the larger museum and local community and seek opportunities for deeper involvement, foster relationships, and create partnership opportunities when appropriate.
    • ·       Financial Responsibilities – maintain comprehensive departmental budgets, understand and appropriately forecast expenses and revenues, and a proven ability to work within a budget given dynamic operating conditions.
    • ·       Planning and Organization – determine and prioritize multiple tasks and activities; build timelines and resource needs; leverage limited resources to complete work efficiently and in coordination with multiple projects.
    • ·       Team Building and Evaluation – develop direction, structure, and clarity around roles and team objectives; work with team to identify areas of success or for improvement; identify professional development activities and resources; monitor team progress while providing continuous feedback and guidance.

    Education, Experience and Requirements:

    • ·      Bachelor degree in Education, Museum Studies, History, Science Education or related discipline; advanced degree or certifications desirable.
    • ·      At least six (6) years of progressive experience in adult and child engagement or museum interpretation.
    • ·      Strong working knowledge of state and local curriculum standards.
    • ·      Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
    • ·      Experience with classroom teaching and strategic planning is highly desirable.
    • ·      Valid Driver's license required.
    • ·      Strong skills with MS Office products and third party software platforms.

    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.  Moving expenses are negotiable.

    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 July 23, 2021 or until the position is filled.  MoSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

    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.memphismusuems.org.


  • 06/15/2021 3:40 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is seeking an experienced and innovative leader to serve in the role of Executive Director. This position is full-time, salaried, and reports to the Board of Directors.

    About the President James K. Polk Home & Museum

    The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is located in Columbia, Tennessee, a growing town 45 miles south of Nashville, at the only surviving home of the nation’s eleventh President. Encompassing a downtown campus of five buildings and historic gardens, the site offers daily tours and maintains a robust schedule of educational and community-oriented events and programs throughout the year that highlight James K. Polk’s singular story.

    Built in 1816, the Polk Home is a federal-style brick structure which served as James K. Polk’s residence from 1818 to 1824. The home is furnished with a remarkable collection of objects belonging to James and Sarah Polk from their lives before, during, and after the White House. In addition to the Polk Home and its kitchen outbuilding, the site also includes a modern Visitor Center and Museum Shop, located in a c. 1820 Polk-family home; the Garden House, a c. 1900 residential structure used for educational programming; and Polk Presidential Hall, a recently-renovated exhibition space.

    The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is operated by the James K. Polk Memorial Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1924 by the heirs of Sarah Childress Polk, in cooperation with the Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information, please visit www.jameskpolk.com.

    Responsibilities

    The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, fundraising, marketing, programs, community outreach, and strategic planning for the James K. Polk Memorial Association.

    General responsibilities include:

    Leadership and Administration

    1. Works closely with the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the mission of the James K. Polk Memorial Association

    2. Prepares and maintains annual budget and oversees the financial health of the organization

    3. Hires and develops a strong professional staff that maintains a high standard of museum excellence, organizational and fiscal stability, and a positive, productive internal culture

    4. Serves as the liaison between the James K. Polk Memorial Association and the Tennessee Historical Commission

    Development and Engagement

    5. Takes primary responsibility for fundraising, to include pursuing major gifts, planning and leading capital campaigns, cultivating membership, encouraging corporate giving, writing grants, and exploring new avenues for revenue generation

    6. Serves as primary representative and spokesperson from the President James K. Polk Home and Museum to the Board and the community

    7. Enhances the Polk Properties and the Association’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations

    Governance & Planning

    8. Develops and communicates institutional vision by working closely with the Board to create a strategic plan and oversee the strategic plan’s implementation

    9. Communicates regularly with the Board and present monthly reports

    Museum Operations

    10. Oversees property management and facilities planning, including building maintenance needs and the day-to-day operation of the properties

    11. Oversees the Museum’s robust schedule of programming and community outreach initiatives

    12. Develops a marketing and communications plan and works with local partners to encourage visitation and grow the Museum’s programs and events

    13. Creates and maintains emergency preparedness plan and regularly communicates with staff and relevant community partners to ensure its efficacy

    Required Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the museum, public history, or nonprofit sector with progressively increasing responsibility, including at least three years in a leadership role. Candidates should also possess:

    ● Experience with nonprofit development and administration

    ● Strong problem-solving skills, innovative leadership ability and vision, excellent organizational skills, and commitment to ensuring outstanding visitor experience

    ● Passion for the mission of the organization and a belief in the ability of museums and history sites to make a positive difference in their communities

    ● Ability to prepare financial reports and manage the daily financial operations of the site

    ● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and strengthen relationships between the organization and its stakeholders; desire to engage new audiences with the mission

    ● Ability to communicate the significance of the site and its mission to stakeholders, including the local community, donors, members, scholars, and civic leaders

    ● Experience supervising full time and part time staff members

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ● Academic background in history, art history, political science, museum studies, nonprofit management, or a related field; advanced degree preferred

    ● Experience with strategic planning

    ● Demonstrated success writing grants and/or managing fundraising campaigns

    ● Knowledge of museum collections care & best practices

    Compensation

    $45,000 to $55,000

    Monthly benefits stipend negotiable.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@jameskpolk.com by July 2, 2021 at 5:00PM Central to be considered for this position. References will be requested of final candidates.

    The James K. Polk Memorial Association is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply.


  • 06/15/2021 12:16 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Lead Interpreter

    Job Summary

    The Lead Interpreter facilitates excellent visitor experiences at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage by providing efficient and welcoming services to visitors and highly organized coordination and oversight of the Mansion Interpreters. Lead Interpreters mentor and supervise interpretive staff during programs, tours and other functions as assigned. Lead Interpreters also provide special skills to enhance the ongoing work of the department. Lead Interpreters conduct VIP tours, In Their Footsteps tours, Ghost tours and various special programs when seasonally appropriate.

    Accountabilities
    Program Delivery

    • Coordinates the daily interpretive operations of the site at the direction of the Director of Interpretation.
    • Assists with developing and executing interpreter orientation, and training.
    • Assists Director of Interpretation with preparation of training materials and evaluation of interpretive staff.
    • Provides direction to part-time interpreters regarding the preparation and maintenance of interpretive costuming, props and other resources.
    • Assists in technological endeavors as they relate to the interpretive services.
    • Assists with special events and programs, site-wide, as requested.
    • Utilizes a unique and specialty skill set that enhances the work of the department (i.e., tailoring, research or living history skills)
    • Assists with research and development of interpretive programs and manage their implementation.
    • Coordinates mansion tours according to the timed ticket system and ensures tours are timely.

    Administrative

    • Provides reports in a timely manner.
    • Represents The Hermitage in public events, groups and organizations.
    • Assists with evaluation of interpretive programs.
    • Coordinate mansion response to medical and weather emergencies.
    • Open and close mansion, following established security procedure and serve as primary communication point at the mansion.
    • Notify the Director of Interpretation when disciplinary action is needed.

    Qualifications

    • BA in history, education or museum studies preferred.
    • Mastery of a related historic trade, staff training or other specialty skill preferred.
    • 1-3 years’ experience in delivering educational and interpretive programs in a museum or historic home.
    • Knowledge of the principles of site interpretation and customer service.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
    • Must be a self-starter, work well with others and pay excellent attention to detail.
    • Experience in delivering interpretive/education programs through a variety of modalities and able to interact with all ages, nationalities and those who are physically or intellectually challenged.
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including regular weekends, some holidays and occasional evenings.
    • Proficiency at using Microsoft Suite.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Participate in all training activities.
    • Cross-train with AJC Guest Services staff.
    • Ensure that all preservation and safety procedures are followed by guests and staff.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to poor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
     
    This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Staff members holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
     
    Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
    Bryan Gilley, Interim Director of Interpretation
    4580 Rachel’s Lane
    Nashville, TN 37076
    bgilley@thehermitage.com


  • 06/07/2021 7:27 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Gift Shop Sales Associate

    Job Description

    Job Title: Gift Shop Sales Associate

    Job Type: Part Time Staff, 15 to 20 hours per week

    Supervisor: Executive Director

    Job Purpose: Staffing small museum gift shop. Duties include: ordering, pricing, inventory management, visual merchandising, sales and new products.

    Experience: Previous retail experience. Customer service experience needed. Museum or history organization experience helpful.

    Education: High school degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    Working Conditions: Standing and walking while working on shop floor; climbing stairs; adherence to professional dress code; wearing name tag required. Position works for the Belmont Mansion Association, not Belmont University.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    1. Strong customer services skills and commitment

    2. Proven sales experience and success

    3. Excellent verbal communication skills

    4. Self-motivated with an ability to identify opportunities for maximizing sales

    5. Excellent interpersonal skills for working with other mansion staff and guests

    6. Ability to be part of a positive team environment

    7. Adept with Point of Sales systems

    8. Adept with Microsoft Office software and Apple iOS

    Job Functions:

    1. Ringing up cash register transactions for admissions and museum shop purchases

    2. Reordering & pricing merchandise

    3. Entering merchandise into inventory/point of purchase system

    4. Working with staff and visitors to create sales

    5. Answering the telephone and greeting guests at the front door when needed

    6. Participating in special events hosted at the mansion by providing gift shop support

    7. Participating in staff meetings and training sessions

    8. Ability to share with guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history. Training will be

    provided.

    9. Other duties as assigned

    Please direct any questions, your resume, and cover letter to Mark Brown, mark.brown@belmont.edu


  • 06/01/2021 9:10 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Director of Music and Public Programs

    The Director of Music and Public Programs designs and implements a broad range of programs intended to reach visitors of all ages and abilities, including children, families, and adults. With a focus on elevating Cheekwood’s musical offerings, the Director will connect with local musicians, build internal infrastructure, and learn and implement best practices. Cheekwood’s public programs provide unique opportunities for visitors to experience our botanical garden, historic home, and museum of art through activities that enrich, educate, and entertain. Candidate should be creative and highly organized with experience in the music industry and public program planning and logistics.

    Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

    Manages, develops, and oversees all aspects of on-site public programs including, but not limited to:

    Seasonal Festivals: Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest, Holiday Lights

    Thursday Night Out, including weekly concerts and performing arts events.

    Wellness 360

    Programs enhancing art exhibitions, botanical garden displays and historic initiatives.

    Oversees all musical performances on the grounds, works to cultivate relationships with local musicians and music organizations, and creates sufficient infrastructure within Cheekwood to sustain additional programming.

    Along with Vice President of Education and Director of School and Youth Programs, plans, oversees, and executes the Great Spring Art Hunt, and cultural celebrations with a focus on music and performing arts activities, including but not limited to the African American Cultural Family Celebration, Japanese Moon Viewing, and El Día de los Muertos.

    Works closely with museum, garden, and other education staff to develop and implement public programs, expanding on annual themes, exhibitions, and horticultural seasons.

    Oversees program logistics, planning, and execution, including production, set-up, and tear-down.

    Utilizes Altru software to schedule programs and create customer registration.

    Seeks out community partners, musicians, speakers, etc. to secure participation in public programs.

    Maintains public programs calendar, attendance statistics and evaluation data.

    Provides accurate and timely information for marketing and website information.

    Responsible for managing budget and meeting expense/revenue goals related to public programs.

    Works as event supervisor as needed on weekends and after hours.

    Actively researches opportunities for public programs with a focus on music and the performing arts at Cheekwood. Prepares cost benefit analysis for presentation at internal meetings; analyzes the effectiveness and cost benefit of all programs for annual review; outlines annual goals, schedules, & timelines for all on-site public programs.

    Work Requirements and Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree in cultural programming, marketing, community education or similar.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Minimum of four years’ public program experience at a museum, botanic garden, musical venue, or comparable non-profit organization.

    Self-directed and able to manage multiple projects at once.

    Able to work varied hours and weekends.

    Experience managing support staff.

    Strong analytical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.

    Enjoys working with the public.

    PREFERRED

    Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign & Photoshop

    Knowledge of the local music community

    Horticultural knowledge a plus.

    First aid training is a plus.

    Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.


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