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Museum Manager / Fort Negley

04/06/2023 8:19 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Museum Manager -Parks/Fort Negley


$57,894.90 - $65,612.19 Annually


Nashville, TN

Job Type

Full-Time Civil Service



Job Number



4/27/2023 11:59 PM Central

Position Description

This position is for Museum Manager, a full time Civil Service position in the Metro Parks and Recreation department. This position directs the operations of the Fort Negley Visitor Center and Fort Negley Park both as a history museum and an important national historic site. The position is responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of operations, programming, staff, research projects, partnerships, exhibits, and volunteers at Fort Negley Visitor Center and Fort Negley Park. One of the primary goals of this position is to promote a greater understanding and awareness of the story of the Fort Negley historic site and the importance of its history over the years.  

This position requires the ability and willingness to work varied hours and days, including occasional evenings and weekends.


Metro’s Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone through its variety of strategically placed facilities and programs. Parks offers cultural arts and fitness classes, dog parks and nature programs and 16,000 acres of open space, including 121 parks and 19 greenways. Ice hockey, sports leagues, art galleries and much more are among the offerings. An active and fun place where there is always something going on, Parks might be just the place for you.

Typical Duties
  • Works in partnership to fulfill the mission of Metro Nashville Parks, establish goals for the center, strategic planning, program enhancement, and team development.
  • Directing and coordinating the work of all employees, volunteers, responsible for training, assigning work, evaluating performance, general supervision, and development of a positive organizational culture.
  • Oversees the development of educational programs, including tours, school field trips, brochures, lectures, research projects and other educational materials.
  • Oversees the selection, development, design, and installation of exhibits, including restoration, preservation, and repair of those exhibits.
  • Oversees the management and records of permanent collections and those on loan.
  • Oversees operation of the Museum gift shop, leading tours, reception desk, answering phones, assist Parks Department related issues at Fort Nashborough and ensuring  safe and accessible facilities.
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with the Friends of Fort Negley, Adventure Science Center, Metro Government departments, Metro Historic Commission, local, state, and national organizations.
  • Promotes interest in the visitor center and park through lectures, and programs.
  • Responsible for the financial and administrative functions of operations for the center including procurement, budgeting of operational funds, employee timekeeping and HR requests, monthly reporting, and routine operational supply and support needs.
  • Coordinates and works with Parks Maintenance on repairs, upkeep, and maintenance of facility, equipment, and the historic site grounds.
  • Responds to public inquiries, complaints, attends departmental and community meetings.
Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Art, History, Museum Studies or a related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in museum operations, including two (2) years of management experience in a museum.

Substitution may be considered. 

Valid Driver License

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience in archeology, anthropology & cultural heritage studies
  • Graduate degree in History or Museum Studies or related field
  • Experience in historic education program standards and trends
  • Experience in of research methods, techniques, and data collection

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.
Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

AgencyMetropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

AddressHuman Resources Department
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1000
Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

Phone(615) 862-6640

Website  http://www.nashville.gov/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.aspx

Click here to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nashville/jobs/3970799/museum-manager-parks-fort-negley?keywords=museum&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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

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