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  • 04/25/2022 7:36 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Museum Director Announcement

    The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee, seeks an energetic, dedicated museum management professional to fill the position of full-time Museum Director. The Houston Museum houses the world-class collection of Victorian art glass and antiques of museum founder Anna Safley Houston. Established in 1961 with a mission of “education through preservation,” the museum is now embarking on a capital campaign with a goal to expand our capacity to exhibit Anna Houston’s unique collection. The Museum Director will be key to the success of this transformation.

    Responsibilities

    • Become knowledgeable about the collection, train staff and volunteers in collection details and inform museum visitors about the collection.

    • Promote the museum to the local community and to visitors through museum tours, special events, lectures and media events.

    • Manage the collection, including restoration, repair and storage of objects.

    • Manage and support staff and volunteers who provide community education and outreach.

    Qualifications and salary

    Qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in museum management, fine arts or a related discipline, or at least 5 years of experience in museum management. The salary is $30,000–$35,000 depending on experience. 

    Diversity commitment

    The Trustees of the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all and modeling diversity, inclusion and equity. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy at https://www.thehoustonmuseum.org   

    Application

    Submit qualifications to Amy Autenreith at houstonmuseumchattanooga@gmail.com 

    This position offers candidates an excellent opportunity to transform a small museum into a significant leader of the arts in the local community and beyond. 


    Museum Director Job Description

    The Houston Museum houses the world-class collection of Victorian art glass, furniture and antiques of museum founder Anna Safley Houston. Established in 1961 with a mission of “education through preservation,” the museum is now embarking on a capital campaign with goals to expand our capacity to exhibit and curate Anna Houston’s unique collection, expand education and outreach in the community and better share this exceptional collection with the local community and visitors to Chattanooga. The Museum Director is key to the success of this transformation. Responsibilities include:

    Community engagement

    • Hire, train and support staff and volunteers who lead tours guiding visitors through the collection.

    • Develop a plan to follow up with visitors, with goals of improving the visitor experience and promoting the Houston Museum.

    • Manage and promote signature events such as the Houston Museum Antique Show & Sale and the annual Holiday Tea.

    • With the Coordinator of Education Programs, plan and participate in lectures and other public educational events.

    • Promote the Museum and associated events in the local media and via social media.

    • Work with other museums, businesses and professional organizations to promote the arts in the local community and beyond.

    • Develop and sustain relationships with members and donors.

    Strategic leadership

    • Support the capital campaign by establishing and promoting a clear vision for the organization.

    • Implement our long-range strategic plan for growth.

    • Participate in financial management and fundraising efforts.

    • Propose and manage the annual budget.

    • Partner with staff and volunteers to support grant applications and manage grant projects.

    Museum administration

    • Implement protocols for restoring and repairing objects, storing and moving collection objects and maintaining the Houston Museum library.

    • Manage and evaluate staff and interns.

    • Oversee housekeeping and museum maintenance.

    • Manage gift shop activities and personnel.

    • Oversee building and collection maintenance.

    • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

    • Museum is a tobacco free workplace.

    • Past Perfect database experience a plus.


  • 04/25/2022 7:25 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Conservator/Objects Conservator

    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.

    Reports to: Director of Exhibits & Collections

    Responsibilities:

    The conservator will manage, preserve, treat, and document the artifacts, specimens, and art in the museum’s extensive natural science and cultural history collection. In partnership with the collections and exhibits staff, the conservator will coordinate exhibit installations, assist with design, construct displays, dioramas, display cases, and models, and ensure the availability of necessary materials. The conservator is a vital member of the museum’s Exhibits & Collections staff and will direct and supervise curatorial and technical staff in the handling, mounting, care, and storage of artifacts. The successful candidate will possess a high level of professionalism and work collaboratively with colleagues and staff. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

    Qualities:

    Manage, preserve, treat, and document the artifacts, specimens, and art in the museum’s collection.

    Document findings and treats items to minimize deterioration or restore them to their original state.

    Coordinate exhibit installations, assisting with the design and construction of displays.

    Work with storage mounts and work with exhibit mount makers.

    Ensure the useful life of the artifacts and specimens through monitoring and regulating environmental conditions in the galleries and storage areas.

    Determine whether objects need repair and choose the safest and most effective repair method.

    Create and maintain condition reports and conservation reports. Reports to Director of Exhibits and Collections when restoration problems require outside experts.

    Prepare artifacts for storage and shipping.

    Supervise and work with volunteers and interns.

    Recommend preservation procedures, such as temperature and humidity control, to curatorial and building staff.

    Oversee housekeeping and pest and environmental monitoring at MoSH properties.

    Develop and recommend a Disaster Response plan for collections and direct staff if the plan is activated.

    Study object documentation or conduct standard chemical and physical tests to ascertain the object's age, composition, original appearance, need for treatment or restoration, and appropriate preservation method.

    Physically capable of lifting and carrying heavy objects.

    Project management skills, including working independently and in collaboration with other MoSH staff and outside vendors.

    Proven ability to work as part of a team, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.

    Interest in developing diversity initiatives focused on working with historically underrepresented populations.

    Range of Experience:

    Master’s degree in conservation or closely related field

    Preferred three or more years of experience in a conservation role, along with expertise in artifact handling, preferably in a museum context

    Expertise in a wide range of organic and inorganic materials

    Knowledge of regional archaeology, biology, and history

    Compensation

    Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities. The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation, sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance. The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance. Salary Range $50,000-60,000.

    To Apply

    Submit one document with a 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 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 making a final offer.

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


  • 04/25/2022 7:23 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Curator of Natural Science  

    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. 


    Reports to: Director of Exhibits & Collections

    Responsibilities:

    The Natural Science Curator will expand the museum’s extensive natural science holdings and provide all aspects of research, exhibitions, and program development.  The Curator of Natural Science will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of natural history specimens to be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions.  In collaboration with the collections and exhibits staff, the curator will assist in digitizing MoSH’s geological, paleontological, and biological specimens, including classifying, describing, and photographing the specimens and uploading these records to the Museum’s open collection web module. The Curator of Natural Science is a key member of the curatorial team and will be instrumental in working with the Exhibits and Collections Department in the long-term strategic redesign of the natural history exhibits at MoSH, focusing on our geographic region, researching and writing the texts for graphic panels. The curator will be responsible for the acquisitions of specimens to re-design the exhibits.  The successful candidate will possess a high level of professionalism and collaboration, a positive demeanor, and the ability to learn new skills quickly. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position. 

     

    Qualities 

    • Experience in preserving natural science objects and specimens, curation of exhibits, and participation in exhibit design.  

    • Experience in collaborating interdepartmentally in conservation, education, and exhibit design.   

    • Proven ability to work as part of a team, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public. 

    • Knowledge of effective methods to present specimens in a manner that can be interpreted by casual visitors as well as subject matter experts.  

    • Interest in developing diversity initiatives focused on working with historically underrepresented populations. 

    • Experience working with collections and familiarity with collections management databases such as PastPerfect or Proficio. 

    • Ability to provide clear, concise descriptions of specimens and exhibits to maintain and enhance website content.  

    • Ability to supervise interns.  

    • Ability to initiate plans for potential new research topics as the strategic redesign of exhibits progresses.  

    • Thorough knowledge of natural history with specific expertise in the surrounding region.  


    Range of Experience 

    • M.A. in paleontology, geology, botany, zoology, biology, or related field, or a Master’s degree in museum studies with a combination of Bachelor of Arts in a natural science field; or a combination of education and work experience (B.A. in natural science field and minimum of 2 years of curatorial experience). 

    • 2-5 years of progressive responsibility in a museum setting preferred. 

    • Excellent communication skills are needed to provide written information on the natural science collections/exhibits to develop the Museum’s online collection platform.  

    • Experience with collections management databases such as Proficio or Past Perfect is preferred.  

     

    Compensation 

    Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities.  The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation, sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance. The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance. Salary Range $40,000 - 50,000

    To Apply 

    Submit one document with a 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 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 making a final offer.  

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


  • 04/25/2022 7:20 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Preparator

    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.

    Reports to: Director of Exhibits and Collections

    Responsibilities:

    The Preparator at MoSH will plan, design, and construct permanent and temporary museum exhibits and displays. In collaboration with the Exhibits and Collections staff, the preparator will develop exhibit floor plans for installing and de-installing permanent and temporary exhibits. The preparator will work closely with curators, registrars, conservator, and other museum staff to produce high-quality exhibitions. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to work as part of a team, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees and vendors. The successful candidate will possess a high level of professionalism, be able to work collaboratively, and have a positive demeanor. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

    Qualities:

    Draft CAD layouts of proposed exhibits and drawings/models of components, including cases, platforms, scale models, and artifact/specimen mounts. Prepare final drawings and diagram

    Construct and install exhibits

    Devise and produce mechanical and electrical components for exhibits

    Maintain and manage the workshop, offsite warehouse, tools, supply inventory and ensure regulatory standards are met.

    Fabricate exhibit components from wood, metal, glass, and plastics using a variety of power tools and machines

    Coordinate and manage outside vendors

    Licensed to drive a forklift (or willing to acquire licensure) and ability to operate a manual pallet jack and scissor lift

    Capable of operating heavy machinery and managing the installation of large and/or heavy objects

    Partner with the Collections Manager/Registrar to coordinate shipping and receiving of artifacts and exhibits, utilizing safe artifact handling, storage, packing, and transport techniques.

    Contribute to design planning and creation of exhibits, including mat-cutting and framing, text/graphics, signage, labels, wall/structure construction and painting, lighting, cases, and/or display fixtures and mounts

    Supervise temporary art handling contractors, as required

    Maintain inventory control of exhibit elements and traveling exhibition furniture and shipping cases

    Recommend approved products, devices, strategies for optimum exhibit and building aesthetics

    Serve as a contributing member of the Exhibits & Collections department staff for conceptualization, planning and evaluation of exhibits

    Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

    Occasionally may work with facilities staff to provide support for other maintenance as needed

    Assist building maintenance staff on exhibit related repairs and maintenance, as needed

    Range of Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of progressively responsible experience directly related to the essential job functions.

    Knowledge and relationship with appropriate suppliers, sources for qualified labor assistance, standard tools, practices and methods used for painting, finish carpentry, use and application of fabrics, plastics, mechanical fasteners, and adhesives

    Knowledge of the design and construction of museum exhibitions

    Experience designing crates to transport artifacts, handling sensitive work, and knowledge of museum standards

    Ability to perform work utilizing safe work practices, consistent with Museum policies and procedures and OSHA standards

    Ability to climb ladders, handle power tools, exercise good judgment, be decisive

    Excellent construction skills & project management skills

    Knowledge of art handling procedures for two-and three-dimensional art objects in a variety of materials, sizes, and weights, including the rigging and movement of art; mount-making principles, and lighting concepts.

    Ability to work in a team environment, provide tangible solutions, explain, and carry out methods and procedures

    Demonstrate commitment and flexibility in order to achieve high-quality service

    Excellent organization skills, detail-oriented, trustworthy, reliable

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    May require work on weekends, nights, and holidays for museum wide events or time-sensitive projects.

    TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Requires ability to lift and carry furniture, fixtures, exhibits, boxes, etc. weighing up to 60 Lbs

    Operates at heights, using ladders or hydraulic lift

    Bending, stooping, kneeling, standing, and walking

    Operates in a standard shop environment which includes exposure to nuisance dust levels, paints and adhesives and mechanical/low voltage electrical hazards associated with essential duties

    Compensation

    Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities. The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation, sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance. The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance. Salary Range $40,000-50,000

    To Apply

    Submit one document with a 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 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 making a final offer.

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


  • 03/30/2022 1:06 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The National Museum of African American Music is seeking an experienced Curator to join our team.The Curator will oversee the museum’s curatorial, collections, exhibitions and interpretive programs for the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). Specifically, this position will serve as primary curator for the permanent exhibit, and to work on building and managing the museum’s collection of artifacts. This job requires working collaboratively with a museum team, good attention to detail, and an ability to appropriately interpret NMAAM’s mission. Supervises the training of interns and volunteers as needed. 

    Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000


    The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is the only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and celebrating the accomplishments of the many genres created, influenced, or inspired by African Americans. The Museum will share the story of the American Soundtrack, integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present.  


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Coordinates audience research for the permanent and temporary exhibitions. 

    • Coordinates the interpretive program with the Director of Education and Programs. 

    • Develops a sustained research program on African American music that leads to a greater understanding of various genres, scholarly publications, and future permanent and traveling exhibitions. 

    • May serve as the liaison with the Board’s Curatorial Committee and supports the work of the Committee.

    • Serves as member of the museum’s senior staff; works on strategic planning and contributes to museum development as required. 

    • The Curator will work with scholars to complete key messages of the exhibition, identify/secure objects to be used in the exhibition, and manage/care for all aspects of the collections including identifying and cataloging objects, performing research and registry duties, and supervising future staff in the curatorial department. 

    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum of three years, preferably five years, as a curator

    • Terminal degree in an academic music discipline (ethnomusicology preferred) 

    • Experience in planning and in developing permanent and temporary exhibitions 

    • Progressive record of scholarship and publications

    • Research and registry management 

    • Development of collection policies and procedures


    Preferred:

    • Preference given to candidate working on developing museums, exhibitions and collections

    • Extensive use and working knowledge of digital or technological applications in museum work preferred

    • Working knowledge of all aspects of museum curatorial work

    • Travel 10 – 20%

    • Strong understanding of nonprofit organizations and familiarity with community issues

    • Experience in supporting and communicating with CEO and/or Board of Directors


    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of NMAAM to serve both internal and external customers.

    • Conducts self in a professional manner; maintains appropriate professional appearance.

    • Follows and supports policies and procedures of NMAAM.

    • Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for professional development.

    • Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals.

    • Provides proactive, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers.

    • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others; maintains confidentiality.

    • Participates in meetings or events as needed.

    • Accuracy and attention to detail.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Interpersonal, organizational, time management and leadership skills.

    • Creativity and self-initiative.

    • An ongoing commitment to training in both areas of soft and technical skills to maintain current skills and knowledge.

    • Proven computer and software use skills, especially MS Office.

    • Ability to gain the confidence and respect of donors, board members, and staff.

    • Experience in handling confidential information and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.


    All Staff Duties:

    • Serves as leader to assure strong communications between NMAAM and all external constituents.

    • Actively seeks to learn the history of NMAAM.

    • Supports and promotes the museum’s mission.

    • Assist in the planning and implementation of special events.

    • Attend staff meetings.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    To apply, please follow this link:  NMAAM Curator

    NMAAM is an equal opportunity employer.



  • 03/30/2022 12:55 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION 

    Director of Community Education & Engagement   

    Reports to: Executive Director Status: Full time, Non-Exempt  Oversees: Museum Educator & Community Outreach Coordinator  

    Mission and Description of the Metal Museum  

    The Metal Museum is the only museum of its kind in the country dedicated to preserving, promoting, and  advancing the art and craft of fine metalwork. The Museum engages the metals community and the surrounding  region through exhibitions, collections, studio practice, and community education and engagement. The  permanent collection and exhibition program reflect a wide range and mixture of metalsmithing, including ferrous  and nonferrous metals, hollowware, jewelry, enamelware, sculpture, and architectural elements. With its unique  focus on artwork and fine crafts made in metal, the Metal Museum helps initiate and promote dialogue and  understanding the field and its relevance in our modern culture.  

    Description  

    The Metal Museum’s community education and engagement department supports the Museum’s mission by  introducing and advancing the knowledge of the art and craft of metalwork to all ages through tours,  demonstrations, hands-on activities, classes, workshops, conferences, and community outreach. Through our  programming we strive to:  

     provide a space for visitors to view, discuss, and learn about metalworking as a contemporary art form  and as a making process.  

     provide a space for visitors to see artwork being made, engage with working artists, and be a maker  themselves.  

     provide opportunities for both professional and nonprofessional metalsmiths to network and learn from  other artists in the field.  

     educate the public of metalworking beyond traditional uses.  

    The Director of Community Education and Engagement directs the vision of the Metal Museum’s community  education and engagement programs to ensure that all programs work cohesively to engage and excite all  members of our local community, as well as our national metalsmithing and maker community. This position will  need to be familiar with and keep informed on trends and topics happening in the museum field as well as the  metalsmithing and craft fields at large. This creative and strategic thinker will lead a team to develop, implement,  and maintain programs in all aspects of learning including exhibition and gallery education, youth and adult  community workshops, beginning and advanced Metals Studios classes (in multiple areas including Foundry,  Blacksmith Shop, and Fine Metals), and on- and off-site outreach programs.  

    The Director of Community Education and Engagement reports directly to the Executive Director, currently  oversees two positions, and is a highly collaborative position working with all departments.  

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities  

    Education  

     Oversee education program development and lead the education and engagement staff, interns, and  volunteers.

     Be a key member in creating and maintaining community partnerships and ensure that any needed  documents are updated and in place (e.g. MOUs, partner agreements, etc.).  

     Collaborate with Curatorial and Education staff to develop exhibition related educational components  including in gallery education (print, digital or interactive), tour content and training, curriculum guides,  activities or workshops, and other educational opportunities (e.g. gallery talks, lectures, conservations  with the curator, etc.) for both temporary exhibitions and the Permanent Collection.  

     Continuously develop, evaluate, and refine goals, guidelines, and costs for programs and identify  potential revenue generating opportunities.  

     Collaborate with Metals Studios staff and Education staff to organize conferences, including Forging on  the River and FIRE, and identify guest instructors and demonstrators for conferences, lectures, panels,  and Master classes.  

     Assist direct reports with planning and facilitation of education and engagement programming as needed  (including but not limited to scheduling and leading tours, classes and workshops, M4 outings and  staffing, and Family Fun Days)  

    Community Engagement and Volunteers  

     Oversee Repair Days, which includes (but is not limited to) volunteer registration and communication,  marketing, ordering tents and other rental needs, weekend scheduling for staff and volunteers, ordering  and purchasing meals, food, and drinks).  

     In collaboration with Community Outreach Coordinator oversee the Youth Initiative, which includes (but  is not limited to) the after-school youth program and Cu in Summer. Responsibilities include working  with the partner organization to ensure a good relationship and support, ordering and prepping materials,  creating lesson plans for meeting times, teaching students during meeting times, recruit and oversee  volunteers and interns to assist, plan and set-up reception for students, find venues to sell work, continue  to develop and grow the program, etc.  

     Promote the Museum, classes, workshops, and volunteer opportunities at fairs, cultural events, and  training seminars.  

     Recruit and place volunteers in specific roles on the Museum grounds and at off-site Museum events (M4  at festivals, hands-on activities, product sales, tours, etc.); provide guidance and support at events where  volunteers are working, cultivate volunteer relationships, and maintain and grow the volunteer database.  

     Assist direct reports with planning and facilitation of education and engagement programming as needed  (including but not limited to scheduling and leading tours, classes and workshops, M4 outings and  staffing, and Family Fun Days) 

    Administrative  

     Create and maintain departmental budget as well as individual program budgets; oversee department  purchases, submit invoices, check requests, and refunds.  

     Hire, train, and manage direct reports, and ensure all Education staff and interns have correct training and  policy information. 

     Identify and implement evaluation and data tracking measures. 

     Submit requested information needed for grants, board reporting, etc.  

     Keep the Child Protection Policy updated, ensuring all staff, volunteers, and interns complete or repeat  training as necessary.  

     Participate in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and development goals and implementation strategies  for the community education and engagement department. 

     Develop, review, and monitor all safety protocols for classes, workshops, demonstrations and volunteers.  Participate in the Museum’s Leadership team, including reviewing and implementing Museum policies,  procedures, and strategic plans and initiatives. 

     Collaborate with Communications Manager to promote all educational programs through appropriate  methods including print, digital media, social media, tv, and radio.  

     Collaborate with Development Staff to research and secure funding to support educational programming;  assist staff with qualitative and quantitative data collection for grant reports and donor communications. 

    Other  

     Inform Executive Director of issues or progress.  

     Respond to change productively and perform other essential duties as assigned, which may include but  are not limited to working the front desk and Museum Store as needed.  

     Other duties as assigned.  

    Qualifications  

     High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required; associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred.   Minimum 5 years of experience in education and outreach preferred.  

     Leadership and supervisory experience (2-3 years preferred). 

     Experience in not-for-profit environment preferred.  

     Genuine interest in and knowledge of museums, metalworking, and visual arts strongly desired.   Ability to work with a diverse array of people, including Museum guests, supporters, clients, vendors,  volunteers, and staff, in both large and small groups.  

    Skills and Technical Competencies  

     Exceptional project management and communication skills.  

     Public Speaking. 

     Proficiency in several computer programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, and  Adobe preferred.  

    Hours, Compensation, and Benefits  

    The work week for this position is Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Additional hours (nights and  weekends) may be required. All full-time staff are expected to be available to assist with Museum events. All  Museum staff must be available the week of Repair Days, which is held annually in October.  

    The salary range is $45,000 - $60,000. Salary is contingent on experience and ability. Benefits include health  insurance and a 3% Simple IRA employer match after 2 years of employment.  

    To Apply  

    Send a cover letter, resume, and references to Carissa Hussong, Executive Director, at carissa@metalmuseum.org.  Please, no phone calls.  

    The Metal Museum is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is proud to be an equal opportunity  employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,  religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any  other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities,  Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply. 



  • 02/25/2022 5:24 PM | 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 share with guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. To give guided museum tours of Belmont Mansion and assist with 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 an hour or more without break; climbing stairs; adherence to professional dress code; wearing name tag required; adherence to the museum’s and Belmont University’s COVID-19 protocols

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • 1.       Interest in and basic knowledge of American History
    • 2.       Excellent verbal communication skills
    • 3.       Excellent interpersonal skills for working with other mansion staff and guests
    • 4.       Ability to be part of a positive team environment and strong commitment to customer service
    •  
    • Job Functions:

    • 1.       Ability to comprehend docent training materials and effectively communicate to guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. Training will be provided.
    • 2.       Giving guided tours to the mansion’s guests as needed
    • 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 by providing logistical support as needed and appropriate
    • 6.       Helping to maintain museum shop inventory, participating in staff meetings and 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 mansioneducation@belmont.edu


  • 02/22/2022 9:42 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Archivist


    Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a beautiful 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate in Nashville, TN. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929 and since converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens, and an historic estate. The Cheekwood Collections encompass paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, decorative arts, and architecture. Cheekwood’s mission is to stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit, for not only our visitors, but our staff as well. Reporting to the Vice President of Museum Affairs, the Archivist is responsible for the access to, professional care, daily management, and maintenance of the institutional and Cheek Family archives including its organization, preservation, and storage.


    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


    • Refines, implements, and upholds archival policies and procedures regarding processing, documenting, and accessing archival collections.

    • As part of the team, supports Collections Departmental efforts.

    • Supervises and trains archives interns, students, and volunteers.

    • Coordinates and facilitates archives access requests by staff, researchers, research associates, and the public, as well as responding to archives information inquiries and requests.

    • Responsible for providing scans of images and documents as needed using appropriate digital and metadata standards.

    • Coordinates and facilitates archives use in public programs and interpretation projects.

    • Responsible for archival maintenance.

    • Evaluates and coordinates the re-housing and stabilization of archives.

    • Ensures compliance with government regulations related to archives.

    • Ensures accurate and up-to-date inventories and reconciliation of archives and records, including spot check inventories.

    • Responsible for the appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival collections according to recognized archives standards (DACS, EAD, Dublin Core).

    • Manages archival policies and procedures.

    • Advises the Institution of the creation, development, and implementation of archives procedures, procedures manual and preservation planning.

    • Implements and refines the museum’s records retention program in accordance with local, state, and federal law.

    • Conduct training for staff regarding records management and transfer of relevant records to the permanent institutional archives.


    Qualifications: 

    M.A. or M.L.I.S. in Archives, Library Science, Museum Studies, or related field with formal training in archives management and preservation or commensurate experience; three years of archival experience required, preferably in a museum setting; training in records management and professional archives management software.


    • Knowledge of archives preservation requirements, storage needs, and registration procedures for archives.

    • Up-to-date knowledge of professional standards and trends.

    • Familiar with governmental regulations and legal requirements related to archives and familiarity with records produced by natural science, cultural and fine arts sources.

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all professional matters.

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate, orally and in writing, with staff, trustees, vendors, and others.

    • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

    • Familiarity with Embark Collections Management system and Microsoft Programs.



    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. This is a full-time position for a period of three years. 


    Cheekwood offers a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to full-time team members to protect  health, family and way of life including Health Insurance with an HRA (Cheekwood pays 90% of the cost of one of the employee-only plans), Dental (Cheekwood pays a portion of the premium), Vision, Life Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Long Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, 403b (with a generous employer match offered), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off and 10 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.   


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



    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace



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

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