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  • 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.

    Follow this link for more information:


  • 11/15/2018 4:39 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    The Membership and Development Coordinator works in the AASLH office in Nashville, Tennessee, to build the association’s growing institutional and individual membership base, develop programs related to membership, fundraising, and marketing, and assist other staff handling the membership database, conferences, educational and training programs, awards program, and other AASLH activities. The membership coordinator also organizes the AASLH committee structure and appointment processes and helps support AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs). We are looking for an energetic professional with membership experience and training in and a passion for history, who understands the needs and expectations of AASLH members, and who can help the organization reach new audiences.


    The Membership and Development Coordinator must have a strong ability to communicate key concepts, as the coordinator will produce content for the organization’s publications and communication pieces. The coordinator must also have excellent oral communications skills, an aptitude for tracking, calculating, and analyzing membership and marketing numbers; strong customer service skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail. Knowledge of social networks, mobile devices, and online communication required. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, web design, and contact management systems, and advanced knowledge of Excel, preferred.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Improve membership benefits program and find new ways to enhance the membership experience
    • Develop and execute programs and processes to increase the total number of individual and institutional members
    • Develop and help execute specific processes for recruitment, renewals, retention, and reclamation via print and electronic mailings and other methods
    • Track membership information and create reports on membership trends and the effects of all AASLH membership marketing efforts
    • Update website features pertaining to membership, member benefits, and members’ general interaction with AASLH and its activities
    • Create and execute new processes for Academic Program Memberships and for Institutional Partners
    • Coordinate development efforts for annual fundraising and planned gifts programs, from data set creation to ‘thank you’ letters
    • Assist in coordinating social media communications as they pertain to membership
    • Assist with the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs)


    Master’s in History, Public History, Museum Studies, or closely related field is preferred, but not required. Minimum two years cumulative work experience for a nonprofit membership association or a public history institution, such as a museum, historical society, humanities council, or a related agency, business, or institution. As a part of membership-building, the coordinator must be familiar with the wide variety of AASLH members who preserve and interpret state and local history, thus it is necessary to have knowledge of historical practices/methods, and professional skills or abilities related to one or more of the following: archives, libraries, historic preservation, historical interpretation, historical education, museum exhibits/curation, fundraising, cultural tourism, historical consulting, archaeology, cultural resource management, or oral history. Significant experience and knowledge supporting membership and/or marketing is preferred.

    To Apply

    Submit in one PDF or other file a persuasive cover letter, your resume, and list of three professional references to employment@aaslh.org. Review of applications will begin December 17 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is January-February 2019. AASLH is an equal opportunity employer.


    AASLH is a growing national non-profit membership association with a primary focus on history professionals, history volunteers, museums, historical societies, and related organizations. Setting best practices for the field and advocating for history, AASLH has long helped sustain history organizations through its publications program, annual conference, continuing education, and other programs. We emphasize the relevance of history, build diversity and inclusiveness, and cultivate an experimental and creative spirit within the association and among its constituents and partners.

    Job Information

    • Location: Nashville, Tennessee, 37212, United States
    • Job ID: 44983124
    • Posted: November 15, 2018
    • Position Title: Membership & Development Coordinator
    • Company Name: AASLH
    • Job Function: Membership
    • Entry Level: No
    • Job Type: Full-Time
    • Job Duration: Indefinite
    • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
    • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
    • Required Travel: 0-10%
    • Salary: $35,000.00 - $39,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

  • 11/08/2018 9:31 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Visitor Services Specialist Part Time - ~28-30 Hours per week

    Starting Rate: $9 per hour

    Reports to: Educator & Visitor Services Coordinator


    Inspire, Educate, Interact:

    ·         Engage museum guests using knowledge of exhibits and programs and how they apply to real life scenarios.

    ·         Maintain a professional attitude and appearance while demonstrating a superior level of hospitality when working with the public, volunteers, and other staff.

    ·         Be familiar with all museum safety and security procedures.


    Museum appearance:

    ·         Maintain a clean, safe, enjoyable and helpful atmosphere for visitors and staff.

    ·         Ensure that all exhibits and surrounding areas are kept tidy so that all guests see the museum in prime condition. This would include, but is not limited to; making sure trash cans are emptied, cleaning bathrooms, and picking up litter and debris.

    ·         Complete all assigned tasks relating to opening and closing the museum each day.

    ·         Complete other cleaning/maintenance tasks as requested.


    Front Desk/Gift Shop:

    ·         After being trained, VSS should have enough knowledge of these areas so that they can be scheduled as a backup, placed on call or cover a lunch break for the assigned employee of those areas.


    Rentals and Events:

    ·         Assist with the successful implementation of Discovery Center rentals and events. This can include but is not limited to; setup, cleaning, parking and assisting other staff with requested task implementation including tasks that help make Discovery Center rentals and events quality experiences for guests.



    ·         After being trained, VSS should be able to use the animals for Animal themed birthday parties or for “animal shows” during normal business hours.



    Birthday Parties:

    ·         VSS will run birthday parties onsite and offsite according to the Discovery Center birthday party guidelines to ensure guests have the best possible experience.


    Public Programs:

    ·         Assist with the implementation of public programs as needed under the direction of the Programs Coordinator.


    Field Studies and Mobile Labs:

    ·         Assist with field studies and mobile labs as needed under the direction of the Onsite and Mobile Education Coordinators.


    Other Duties:

    ·         VSS will assist with other duties in the museum as assigned.

    ·         Attend monthly staff meetings.



    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:


    ·         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.

    ·         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

    Please send resume to mpurcell@explorethedc.org

  • 10/30/2018 6:28 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Marketing and Communications Coordinator

     Location: Clarksville, Tennessee

    Position Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator

    Company Name: Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

    Job Function: Marketing/Communications

    Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Minimum Education: B.A.

    Minimum Experience: 2 years preferred


    The Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum, doing business as the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center (CHM&CC), opened to the public in 1984 in the historic 1898 Federal Building which originally served as Clarksville, Tennessee’s Post Office and Customs House. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and the building’s unusual architecture has since earned the reputation of being one of the most photographed structures in the state.  In 1996, an addition was added to the historic structure, increasing the facility to approximately 50,000 square feet, making it the second largest general interest museum in Tennessee. The Museum operates as a recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) U.S. organization governed by a Board of Trustees. CHM&CC is operated by a professional staff of 17 full-  and part-time employees in addition to this position and is open to the public six days a week.


    CHM&CC’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret historical, artistic, and scientific material; its vision is to expose the widest audience possible to the creativity and ingenuity of the human spirit through art, science, and history within the context of cultural diversity. Its collection of 21,000+ objects primarily focuses on materials related to Clarksville, Montgomery County, its people, and their stories. In addition to its long-term and interactive exhibits, the Museum annually mounts approximately thirty changing exhibitions, including traveling exhibitions or internally curated ones drawn from loans and/or objects from the permanent collection. In addition, CHM&CC offers extensive educational programming for all ages.


    Clarksville, Tennessee, the county seat of Montgomery County, has a population of over 150,000, and is the fifth largest city in the state. It is located 50 miles northwest of Nashville.  The community offers a low cost of living and no state income tax.


    The Opportunity

    The Marketing and Communications Coordinator oversees and implements internal and external communications related to institution-wide marketing of the Museum. The main objective is to increase visibility, engagement, and revenue growth through social media, website, and other marketing collateral. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator must be able to produce timely newsletters, brochures, advertisements, billboards, annual reports, presentations, and other marketing initiatives as needed for promoting the museum’s service to the community.  The Marketing and Communications Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.

    Essential Functions

    1.       Develop and monitor a strategic communications plan supportive of the Museum’s mission and values in cooperation with staff and Board committee members;

    2.       Design, regularly update, and maintain the Museum’s website and social media outlets, including various aspects of content management;

    3.       Plan, develop, create, edit, and produce a variety of high quality content, including: webpages, email blasts, digital/print newsletters, press releases, announcements, billboards, brochures, photographs, video, and other collateral;

    4.       Recognize and acknowledge sponsors of the Museum’s programming and fundraising activities;

    5.       Monitor the Museum’s web presence in forums that include public reviews;

    6.       Analyze and improve effectiveness of external communications and search engine optimization by utilizing Google Analytics, implementing surveys, retrieving information from customer relationship management software, etc.;

    7.       Coordinate physical distribution of marketing and promotional materials;

    8.       May occasionally present onsite tours of the facilities for marketing purposes;

    9.       Identify and track community and regional demographics to strengthen and grow audience base through target marketing;

    10.   Maintain physical and digital archive of museum publications;

    11.   Supervise part-time Marketing Assistant and potential interns;

    12.   Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



    1.       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following is required: Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, or related discipline;

    2.       Minimum of two years of demonstrable experience related to position preferred;

    3.       Experience in graphic design and related software; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud preferred;

    1. Proficiency in website content management system, WordPress preferred, and fundamental understanding of HTML and CSS languages;
    2. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher) required, and email marketing platforms such as Constant Contact and SurveyMonkey preferred;
    3. Knowledge of Website production and maintenance;

    7.       Experience using DSLR camera and video equipment;

    1. Experience with video editing software preferred;
    9.       Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy with proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, creatively troubleshoot, work independently and effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams;
    1. Professional demeanor and excellent people skills;
    2. Aptitude with data analysis, technology platforms and social media monitoring tools;

    12.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

    13.   Prior experience working with a nonprofit organization and/or museum preferred.



    Benefits include vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, and employee optional health/vision/life/dental insurance.


    Procedure for Application

    Applicants should electronically submit a current CV or résumé, letter of application stating interest in the position and related experience, salary requirements, and the names of three professional references.


    Submit applications to jim@customshousemuseum.org with the subject line: Marketing and Communications Coordinator Search.

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

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