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Interpreter & Program Assistant / Historic Castalian Springs (450 hours)

03/02/2020 6:48 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Interpreter & Program Assistant: AmeriCorps


Historic Castalian Springs has a part-time (450 hours) Interpreter & Program Assistant position available in partnership with Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps.


Purpose of Position

       Engage visitors with mission-based, interpreter led tours of the historic house museums of Historic Castalian Springs

       Help to create new and dynamic approaches to increase visitation to and visibility of the historic house museums of Historic Castalian Springs


Key Responsibility Area

       Lead tours of the historic house museums of Historic Castalian Springs

       In conjunction with staff, assist in developing and implementing public history programs

       Assist in the cataloging and care of the collections of Historic Castalian Springs

       Attend staff meetings

       Participate in training

       Assist with research

       Be familiar with the 18th & 19th century history of middle Tennessee

       Assist with the care of visitor facilities

       Operate square payment system

       Assist in social media campaigns and other marketing efforts as directed by lead staff

       Participate in natural and cultural resource management

       Other duties as assigned


Job Relationships

       Will work with Executive Director, Director of Education, and Interpretive Staff of Historic Castalian Springs

       Will work with Tennessee Historic Commission on a limited basis

       Will work with the Historic Castalian Springs Board

       Will work with staff of the Appalachia CARES program



       Public speaking skills

       Interpersonal & communication skills

       Ability to interpret history to a wide audience

       Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team

       High school diploma & two years of college

       Ability to work in spaces without climate control


Job Details

  • Position is open until filled.
  • Interpreter & Program Assistant: AmeriCorps is a 450 hour assignment to be completed over the course of either 3 months (working 39 hours per week) or 4 months (working 29 hours per week).

·       This position is funded through Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps. Successful candidate will be a national service participant of the Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps program.

·       Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps will provide a $3,496 living allowance. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will also earn an educational award of $3,047.50 that can be applied to existing, qualified student loans and/or future qualified education expenses. (See https://clinchpowell.net/content/become-member for more details on the program.)

·       Housing onsite may be available.



Send resume with cover letter explaining your qualifications for this position to wynnewoodoffice@gmail.com .

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

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