Welcome to the Tennessee Association of Museums


03/26/2024 1:45 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)



The Executive Director is appointed by the Heritage Alliance Board of Trustees and serves at their pleasure. The  Executive Director has overall responsibility for the organization’s general management and administration.  


The Executive Director is charged with responsibility for the organization’s overall management and protection,  including oversight of collections, operations, and three historic properties owned by the organization (the  Duncan House, the Oak Hill School, and the Architectural Salvage Warehouse). Along with the Board of  Trustees, the Executive Director is tasked with fundraising and long-range planning. Working in partnership with  the State of Tennessee Historical Commission, the Executive Director cooperatively manages the Chester Inn  State Historic Site and Museum. The Executive Director is charged with creating goals and objectives, as well as  overall direction for the site. These responsibilities include planning, directing, and supervising the general  interpretive programs of the Chester Inn Museum, as well as hiring staff, scheduling, and evaluation. The  Executive Director maintains general oversight of the Heritage Alliance’s operations, including financial  management, planning, reporting, and forecasting in alignment with nonprofit guidelines of the IRS and  accountants. This role also leads educational programs, as well as the overall administration of all special events  and programs. The Executive Director maintains professional management of the organization’s museums in  terms of collections, care, and exhibitions. Additional responsibilities include marketing and public relations, as  well as coordinating with staff to conceptualize, design, and implement public programs.  


Commensurate with experience, starting at $40,000 annually with select benefits. This is a Flextime position,  totaling 40 hours per week. Please note, this job involves occasional weekend work and/or working hours that  extend after 5:00 PM. Regarding physical demands, this position requires regular standing, walking, sitting, and  talking. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 


Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and knowledge of the museum  and/or public history fields. The ideal candidate should have good people skills, successful experience in grant  writing and fundraising, and at least three years of experience in nonprofit leadership, the historic museum field,  and/or historic preservation. Applicants should have work experience in museums or related-nonprofits, and  familiarity with standard museum procedures, such as exhibit development and collections care. 

How to Apply 

Send a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of reference to the Heritage Alliance at  

heritagealliance79@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, May 3, 2024 or until  the position has been filled. For more information, contact our offices at 423-753-9580 or visit our website at  www.heritageall.org.

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

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software