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  • 09/16/2019 6:09 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Crab Orchard Museum – Tazewell, VA

    Executive Director

    Salary:               $45,000-55,000

    Closes:               Oct. 13th, 2019

    Website:           www.craborchardmuseum.com

    Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park seeks a dynamic executive director to manage the administration, daily operations, development, fiscal and staff functions of the 41 year-old Appalachian cultural heritage museum, located in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Work closely with the board of directors, full-time and part-time staff to implement programs and exhibits, promote the museum’s mission to preserve and promote Appalachian cultural heritage, and expand the donor base to support the growing museum. Represent the museum in the community, region and state to create partnerships. Utilize public relations and development skills to cultivate donors, sponsors, members, supporters and prospects.  Oversee 23 acre property with 14 log and stone buildings from the 1800s, a 1907 general store leased as a restaurant, the Cottage at Crab Orchard overnight guest accommodations, the 1932 Frog Level Service Station, and a 500 year old Native American archaeological site.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred, in History, Museum Studies, American Studies or humanities field, with significant experience in senior management, non-profit directorship, or development. Proven track record in leadership and development desired, including annual and capital campaigns and grantwriting.  Ability to be active on-site and involved with events and programs.  Ability to travel occasionally and work flexible hours if needed, including weekends or evenings as required.

    Preferred Qualifications: 5-8 years experience in senior staff role with a successful record of accomplishments, preferably at a non-profit cultural attraction. Experience with long-range development and strategic planning. Supervisory experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

    Send Resumes to searchcommittee@craborchardmuseum.com

  • 09/10/2019 8:54 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill seeks an experience, creative, and innovative history museum professional to lead its public-facing education and interpretive programs. The Director of Education develops and maintains quality education programming to increase revenue and to help the site's to fulfill their mission.

    This is a full-time, salaried position that reports directly to the Executive Director. The position plans, coordinates, and facilitates all educational and family programming at Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill; manages staff and volunteers; and develops and coordinates partnerships.


    The Director of Education develops and implements the all educational programming efforts at Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill. S/he is also responsible for volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition; assists in daily operations including visitor services, tours, and gift shop management; responds to visitor inquiries; writes grants, press releases, reports, and promotional pieces; assists the Executive Director to comply with established museum best practices and standards; and fulfills other duties and responsibilities as needed.


    Education Programs

    • Schedule, coordinate, and lead all group and school tours.
    • Develop, implement, and update structured educational programming materials for schools.
    • Develop educational workshops and programming for youth, adults, and families.
    • Serve as spokesperson, representing sites to educators (e.g., conducting focus groups, marketing education programming, etc.)
    • Manage all visitor-focused activities at Cragfont, Wynnewood, and Hawthorn Hill.
    • Develop new and engaging field trips, interpretive activities, and youth and family education programs.


    • Assist with museum tours.
    • Present lectures/programs to service organization, schools, and other interested parties when requested.
    • Respond to information and research requests using existing and new research resources.
    • Contribute to site-related communications as needed.

    Volunteer Management

    • Coordinate and recruit volunteers for special projects, special events, and regular volunteer hours.
    • Train volunteers to provide visitor services (including gift shop), interpretation (including group tours and small group interaction), and educational programs.
    • Identify individualized projects suitable for each volunteers’ skills and interests.
    • Develop and coordinate volunteer recognition program.
    • Develop, review, and evaluate a volunteer manual and application form.


    • Work with Executive Director or designee on redo of permanent exhibitions and site interpretation.
    • Represents the sites at community-based meetings, as needed.
    • Assist Executive Director with regular and special projects.


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


    • Assist in the acquisition, preservation, conservation, and interpretation of site-related collections, including buildings.
    • Work with Executive Director or designee on redo of permanent exhibitions and site interpretation.


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


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


    • Interest in and knowledge of Middle Tennessee history.
    • Basic knowledge of learning styles and developmental stages for a wide variety of age groups.
    • Able to execute engaging programs for children of all ages, as well as adults
    • Creativity, flexibility, and organizational skills (including scheduling, bookkeeping, multitasking, and excellent communication skills).


    • Patience and endurance to sit behind a desk, as well as to stand for extended periods of time.
    • Professional and courteous manner when dealing with internal and external customers and stakeholders, including, but not limited to visitors, volunteers, and co-workers.
    • Transportation to and from work, during scheduled working hours.


    • Bachelor's degree in history, education, museum studies, or similar field or four year's work experience commensurate with these studies.
    • Five years of history museum experience required; management experience preferred.


    • Administrative office environment.
    • Outdoor environment, encompassing landscape, open-air classroom, and demonstration spaces.
    • Historic houses.
    • Must be able to conduct programming in range of environments including heat and cold.


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


    Send resume with cover letter explaining your qualifications for this position to EdDirectorWynnewoodCragfont@gmail.com by October 11.

  • 08/29/2019 1:48 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Belmont Mansion

    Job Title: Gift Shop Manager

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

    Supervisor: Executive Director

    Job Purpose: Managing all aspects of small museum focused gift shop including: ordering, pricing, inventory management, visual merchandising, sales and new products.

    Experience: Previous retail experience, management role preferred. 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; supervising a staff with a wide age range. 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. Reordering & pricing merchandise

    2. Entering merchandise into inventory/point of purchase system

    3. Using strong visual merchandising techniques to create appealing shop environment

    4. Working with staff and visitors to create sales

    5. Identifying new products

    6. Training staff in the operation of cash register for admission and shop purchases

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

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

    9. Participating in special events hosted at the mansion by providing gift shop support as needed and


    10. Participating in staff meetings and training sessions

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

    be provided.

    12. Other duties as assigned

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

  • 08/23/2019 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.

  • 08/22/2019 9:12 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Company Name: Heritage Alliance of NETN & SWVA, Jonesborough, TN

    Title of Position: Programming Coordinator

    Position Type: Part Time – Up to 28 hours per week, includes some evenings and weekends


    Programming Coordinator


    Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for exhibit planning, installation, and programing in the museums operated by the Heritage Alliance. The Programming Coordinator, working in tandem with the Chester Inn Museum’s Head Docent, is responsible for maintaining the archival collections of the Heritage Alliance using proper collections record keeping and preservation techniques. Additionally, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for collection research, exhibit planning and implementation, and coordinates with the Executive Director and museum personnel on the development and initiation of educational and outreach programs for the Heritage Alliance. The Programming Coordinator shall advise the Executive Director on the current state of the museums, and make recommendations for acquisitions and de-accession in concert with foundation and museum missions. The Programming Coordinator shall inform and advise the Board of Trustees regarding conservation needs including environmental conditions, storage, feasibility of exhibition or collections movement, and direct care of the artifacts.

    The Programming Coordinator shall possess an understanding of the use of material culture to interpret history.

    Programming Coordinator Responsibilities

    • 1.    Responsible for collection security
    • 2.    Responsible for registration and cataloguing for the collections of the Heritage Alliance
    • 3.    Monitors collection conservation needs and keeps Executive Director informed on exhibit and collection condition


    • 1.    Plans and implements permanent and temporary exhibits in the museums operated by the Heritage Alliance
    • 2.    Plans and implements interpretative and educational programs for a wide range of audiences that correspond with exhibits
    • 3.    Responsible for collection research activities
    • 4.    Maintains a verifiable collection data base source
    • 5.    Provides tours of the museums and the town of Jonesborough


    Bachelor’s Degree in history, Museum Studies, education or related field is required. Work experience should include museum employment (at least one year) and familiarity with standard museum operation procedures, collection care. Desirable skills: carpentry, word processing, data base entry, writing, public speaking, and grant writing.

    How to Apply: Email Resume, Cover letter and two letters of reference to Anne Mason at amason@heritageall.org.

    No phone calls please.

    The Heritage Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 08/12/2019 10:56 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The East Tennessee Historical Society has a part-time opening in visitor services. We are looking for someone to work at the Museum of East Tennessee History’s front desk two days a week (typically weekdays with some weekend days required). Preference will be given to applicants who have proven experience in visitor services and retail sales. If interested, please forward a letter of interest and resume to oakley@eastTNhistory.org.

  • 08/07/2019 11:07 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark historic site, seeks a Collections Manager to care for and manage collections which include nearly all the original furnishings of the Hermitage mansion. The Collections Manager has primary responsibility for the care and management of the collections (objects, documents, photographs, and print material) owned and lent to the Andrew Jackson Foundation for exhibition, research, and interpretive purposes.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Process and update collections records (both digital and paper) including accessioning, registration, cataloging, and condition reporting.
    • Perform periodic collections inventories and rehouse materials as needed.
    • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibits and room furnishings.
    • Monitor environmental conditions in collections areas.
    • Draft policies and procedures relating to care and management of collections.
    • Ensure a secure environment for collections by working with Security, Site Operations and Collections, Interpretation and Guest Services staff.
    • Oversee workmen, media personnel and others requiring access to historic areas.
    • Supervise employees, volunteers, and interns working in Collections areas.
    • Conduct historic research related to the site and collections.
    • Complete registration data on all incoming and outgoing loans and ensure that all loan renewals and paperwork are up-to-date.
    • Supervise and conduct cleaning of all historic buildings and collections areas and provide specialized cleaning for collection materials.
    • Provide information to staff and non-staff researchers.
    • Serve as a member of the Collections Department Emergency response team.
    • Manage reproduction and distribution of images of collection materials.
    • Provide reports in a timely manner.
    • Perform job function and conduct daily operations, consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures.

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist with special tours of the Hermitage Mansion.
    • Sit on Hermitage committees as requested by the Curator.
    • Interact with Hermitage visitors, guests and staff in a friendly, informative manner.
    • Assist with special programs and events.
    • Ensure safety of staff and visitors by looking for and reporting all safety concerns to a member of the Safety Committee.
    • Assist with preparation of budgets for Collections Department.
    • Advise supervisor and Chief of Museum Operations on Department needs.
    • Assist with funding proposals and grants related to Collections Department.

    Requirements: Master’s degree in Museum Studies, History or related area; five years related collections experience, and ability to perform moderate physical work. Experience with collections management software (PastPerfect), demonstrate teamwork and good interpersonal skills; present a professional demeanor, and maintain confidentiality. Qualified applicants will be asked to consent to, and pass, a background check as condition of employment.

    The position is full-time, with full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, medical, and a 401K retirement savings plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Collections, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076 or collections@thehermitage.com. No telephone calls. EOE. Applications accepted through August 30, 2019.

  • 08/06/2019 1:51 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Archival Assistant 1

    Tennessee Department of State

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives

    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 Public Services

    Summary: Assists the General Assembly, staff and the public in person, in writing, via email and by telephone by answering reference questions from simple to complex.


     Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills as a representative of the State Library and Archives and its collections and policies to the public.

     Performs general reference services such as greeting the public, handling routine history and genealogy inquiries, and suggesting research strategies to patrons.

     Works regular shifts in the Microfilm Reading Room of Public Services, providing access to microfilm collections, using and assisting patrons with equipment.

     Retrieves and files materials.

     Staffs a Public Service desk in the Microfilm Room, including a minimum of one Saturday per month.

     Collaborates with staff on a variety of project assignments both large and small, including but not limited to data entry, digital scanning, archival processing, and historical research.

     Serves on one or more of the Library and Archives building-wide committees.

     Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education and Experience

     Bachelor’s degree in American History or related field.

     Experience equivalent to two years of full-time office/clerical or library/archival work of which at least one year must have been in library work or the archiving and storage of original documents.

     Additional post-secondary education may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

     Customer service experience and comfortable with working with the public, including scholars, researchers, genealogists, and the community at large.


     Experience in genealogy or Tennessee history desired.

    Knowledge and Abilities

     Communicates complex information to individuals and small groups.

     Possesses skills in researching print and microfilm sources and websites for the purpose of gathering and collating data for patrons.

     Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.

     Possesses skills in intermediate to advanced computer operations.

     Applies sound analytical thinking to problem solving.

    To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, sos.hr@tn.gov. Please include the position you are applying for as the email subject.

    Salary is market competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

    Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws

  • 08/06/2019 1:49 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Resumes, cover letters and 3 professional references should be sent to Katie Woodward at kwoodward@explorethedc.org by August 15. No phone calls, please.

    Overall responsibility

    Assist with program planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Discovery Center’s Mobile education and outreach programs.

    Key areas of responsibility

    • ·       Mobile Education
    • o   Responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of Discovery Center mobile education programs to ensure positive impact and outcomes and are innovative, inspiring, and of the highest quality.
    • §  Work includes STEAM Bus, mobile labs, and promotional community events
    • §  Programs at DC are all encompassing and include every discipline of science, history, social studies, and art.
    • o   Facilitate regularly scheduled cleaning, maintenance, tags, logs, and usage on bus and pathfinder
    • o   Assist Marketing Director in promotion of Mobile Education and outreach programs
    • o   Train Discovery Center staff on mobile education and outreach programs
    • o   Manage budget for Mobile Education program
    • ·       Education
    • o   Work as part of the Education team in creating and leading programs
    • o   Lead stations for field studies, summer camp and daily programs as needed
    • o   With the other education staff, plan special event days
    • ·       Other Duties:
    • o   Plan, implement, and evaluate youth council program.
    • o   Hold monthly youth council meetings
    • o   Track program attendance and report monthly on budget document for Science Alliance
    • o   Attend monthly all staff meetings
    • o   Attend Education Department grid and staff meetings
    • o   Stay up to date with current trends in education and STEAM related subjects
    • o   Other duties to benefit Discovery Center as assigned by the Director of Education


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required:

    • ·       Degree in Education, Recreation, Science, Child and Family Studies, or related field.
    • ·       Ability to interact effectively, professionally, and courteously with visitors, staff and volunteers.
    • ·       Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks.
    • ·       Ability to relate to persons of all ages, diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities.
    • ·       Ability or willingness to learn how to properly operate Discovery Center vehicles including a school bus and pathfinder.
    • ·       Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
    • ·       Comply with a flexible work schedule.
    • ·       This job requires periods of standing, sitting, walking, use of hands and arms, bending, lifting, use of computer and keyboard, listening and speaking in person and on the phone.
    • ·       Noise level varies from quiet to loud.
    • ·       Temperature varies from hot to cold.
    Resumes, cover letters and 3 professional references should be sent to Katie Woodward at kwoodward@explorethedc.org by August 15. No phone calls, please.

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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