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  • 01/18/2019 6:43 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title:  Historic Interpreter

    Job Type: Part Time Staff

    Supervisor: Director of Operations;

             Daily tasks may be assigned by the Curator of Collections

    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; Bachelor’s degree preferred

    Working Conditions: Standing and walking while speaking for up to an hour without break; climbing stairs; weekend scheduling availability; adherence to professional dress code including wearing name tag required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    1.    Interest in and basic knowledge of American History 

    2.    Superior verbal communication skills

    3.    Superior interpersonal skills dealing with other mansion staff and tour guests

    4.    Positive attitude and ability to work with the general public

    Job Functions:

    1.    Giving guided tours to the mansion’s paid and other guests as needed 

    2.    Ability to comprehend docent training materials and effectively communicate to the public mansion history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. Training will be provided.

    3.    Answering the telephone and greeting guests at the front door

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

    5.    Participating in special events hosted at the mansion and providing logistical support as needed and appropriate

    6.    Participating in maintaining museum shop inventory, staff meetings, training sessions, helping with seasonal decorating, and other mansion activities as assigned

    7.    Other duties as assigned

    Please direct any questions, your resume, and cover letter to Danielle Ullrich, mansioneducation@belmont.edu

  • 01/10/2019 2:11 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    Librarian for Outreach and Exhibitions oversees the exhibits program for Vanderbilt’s distributed distinctive collections (Special Collections, TV News Archive, and the History of Medicine Collection). This position will manage all aspects of the exhibitions program from inceptions to installation, working with curators and subject specialists to design a robust schedule for outreach and exhibits using our collections. Spearhead outreach for the Special Collections Library by developing robust programming highlighting university materials.


    About the Work Unit

    The mission of Special Collections is to preserve, store, and provide access to Vanderbilt University's impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and institutional archives. Special Collections supplies primary resource material to a variety of local, national, and international scholars each year. It houses one of the finest twentieth-century Southern literature collections in the United States and is the center for the study of the Fugitive and Agrarian literary groups. Other popular subjects include Southern history and culture, women's issues, civil rights, religious studies, performing arts, and Latin American history, especially Colombian and Afro-Colombian history.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    Oversees the exhibit program for distinctive collections

    • Coordinates the schedule for a variety of exhibit activities in the libraries, including documentation, design, installation, and de-installation.
    • Coordinates 4 exhibits a year, and up to eight pop-up exhibits.
    • Collaborates with curators, librarians, and others on physical and digital exhibits.
    • Works with the library’s preservation librarian to identify objects too fragile for exhibition.
    • Coordinates with the Office of Assessment, Communications, and Engagement on publicity for physical and digital exhibits.

    Serves as the Outreach Librarian for Special Collections

    • Conducts tours and makes presentations on topics of exhibits.
    • Collaborates with faculty to teach with primary source materials.
    • Works with local and regional peers on thematic exhibitions.
    • Plans events for Special Collections (example: Curator’s Talks).
    • Assists with public services in Special Collections as needed.

    Research and development

    • Researches, presents, and publishes about new forms of physical and digital curation.
    • Serves on and present regularly to the library’s Collegium of Curators.

    Profile of an Ideal Candidate

    • ALA-accredited MLS degree or its equivalent is necessary.
    • Prior employment in a library or cultural resource institution is necessary.
    • At least one year of experience in creating and installing exhibits is necessary.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.
    • Ability to work independently and to participate in group/team endeavors is necessary.
    • Working knowledge of WordPress, Omeka, Photoshop and Scalar is necessary.
    • Knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably Spanish, Latin, German, or French is preferred.
    • At least one year of special collections library experience is preferred.
    • Prior experience managing a department fund or budget is preferred.
    • Supervisory experience is preferred.
    • Project management experience is preferred.
    • Graduate degree in History, English, Latin American Studies or other subject specialty is preferred.

    About Vanderbilt Benefits

    In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.


    About Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”


    Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

    To Apply:


  • 12/13/2018 7:46 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)





    Director of Education and Visitor Services



    The Director of Education and Visitor Services is responsible for the organization and direction of the center’s educational programs, special events, and visitor services. The position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director. Salary range is $36,000-$40,000. Benefits provided.



    ·       Promotes and directs the implementation of the Character Development Program for a variety of audiences.

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

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

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

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

    ·       Directs the operation of the admissions desk including training and supervision of staff and the implementation of cash handling and reporting procedures.

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

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


    Master’s Degree in Museum Science, Public History, Military History, History, or Education with a minimum of three (3) years experience in education or interpretation at a museum or historic site required. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.


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


    Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor

    Heritage Center

    Attn: Search Committee

    P.O. Box 11467

    Chattanooga, TN 37401


    Application materials will be received until January 21, 2019.

  • 12/07/2018 1:59 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)






    The Curator will be responsible for the care and management of the Center’s collections. The position is full-time and will report to the Executive Director. Salary range is $36,000-$40,000. Benefits provided.


    • ·      Provide care and maintenance for the Center’s military collections.
    • ·      Improve the quality of the collections through selective additions.
    • ·      Execute the registration process for all incoming artifacts.
    • ·      Develop necessary policies and procedures for sound collection management.
    • ·      Organize the collection management area.
    • ·      Arrange incoming and outgoing loans.
    • ·      Inventory the collections on a periodic basis.
    • ·      Assist with the development and installation of temporary and traveling exhibits.
    • ·      Clean the permanent exhibits.


    Master’s degree in Museum Science, Public History, Military History, or related field

    Three years’ experience working with museum collections and knowledge of PastPerfect required.


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

    Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor

    Heritage Center

    Attn: Search Committee

    P.O. Box 37401

    Chattanooga, TN 37401

    Application materials will be received until December 21, 2018.

  • 12/03/2018 8:28 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
    Collections Manager
    Department Reece Museum - 21870
    Pay Grade 7
    Job Category Administrative
    Job Summary

    Responsible to the Director of the Reece Museum for supervising all aspects of the museum’s collections including ensuring its security, safety, preservation and care; coordinating all donations, loans, and purchases; supervising cataloging and data entry; organizing and maintaining accession records, files, and databases; accessioning objects including numbering and photographing; coordinating and supervising research visits and collections tours; processing incoming and outgoing exhibitions; maintaining inventory; monitoring environmental conditions; training and supervising graduate assistants, student workers, and volunteers; and performing other related duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of collections management, including databases, preferably PastPerfect Museum Software;
      *Comfortable with learning and applying new technologies in the work environment;
      *Ability to establish and sustain a positive working relationship with students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and community partners—a team player; and
    • Ability to apply reasonable, common-sense solutions to problems.
    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Art, History, Anthropology or a related field; experience using databases, preferably PastPerfect Museum Software; and one year experience (beyond the undergraduate level) working in collections management in a museum, gallery, or related site; knowledge of accessioning, deaccessioning, and cataloguing processes; experience in basic object conservation; ability to use digital cameras; excellent manual dexterity; and ability to left/move 45 lbs., work in confined spaces, and tolerate occasional adverse conditions.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degree, three years’ experience, and an understanding of Appalachian culture and history preferred.

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

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