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  • 08/09/2018 10:43 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Lawrence County Archives has an opening for a full-time assistant
    archivist. The person hired will become the archivist in charge of the
    archives in January of 2019. Qualifications and specifics are below.

    The Lawrence County Public Records Commission is now accepting
    applications for the position of

    ASSISTANT ARCHIVIST

    The person hired will be in training to become Director of the Lawrence
    County Archives January 1, 2019

    Qualifications include:

    1. A working knowledge of computers using Microsoft Word, Excel, and
    databases such as Microsoft Access. Experience in researching online
    databases such as Ancestry, Fold3, Familysearch, and Find-A-Grave a plus.

    2. Effective written and oral communication skills, basic mathematical
    skills dealing with money transactions, bookkeeping knowledge, and
    experience in customer service.

    3. Experience or the ability to quickly learn how to use a copy machine, a
    scanner, and a microfilm reader/scanner.

    4. Experience or the ability to quickly obtain a basic knowledge of local
    county history, geography, and culture, including reading old maps.

    5. Prior knowledge of genealogical research methods, including title
    searches in deed and tax records desired.

    6. Experience or the ability to quickly learn how to access the various
    court records found in the different local government offices. The ability
    to read and transcribe 1800s handwritten documents is definitely a plus.

    7. An Associate's degree in American history, with some courses geared
    toward archival procedures or experience in archival work, OR a high
    school diploma (or GED), plus 2-3 years of experience in archives work.

    8. If not already certified, the successful candidate will be required to
    go through certification courses and workshops in archives management in
    the Archives Institute offered through the Tennessee State Library and
    Archives.

    9. The ability to lift between 30 to 50 pounds.

    Please submit resume to:
    kniedergeses@lawcotn.org
    or mail to 2588 Highway 43 South, Leoma TN 38468

    Resumes must be received before 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018

    Lawrence County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 06/18/2018 8:16 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Historic Non-Profit/Natural Area Seeks Site Assistant

    Internships Welcome

    Flexible Work Schedule, Including Evenings, Weekends and Holidays

    Seasonal Position - Open Until Filled

    Position Located at Historic Rugby, Inc., Rugby, Tennessee

    Salary: $240/week

    Housing Provided

    Are looking to build your resume, for an internship or a lifestyle change? Does the idea of living in a quiet, rural setting appeal to you? Are you an enthusiast, customer-focused person with a sense of adventure? We have a fun seasonal position for a passionate person, and you will live in an historic Victorian village bordering a national park.

    Historic Rugby, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to restore, preserve, protect and interpret the Rugby Colony National Register Historic District. We provide site tours, events, retail, event venue, lodging and cafe services.

    Learn more at historicrugby.org.

    We greet guests with joy, love and happiness, and have an organizational philosophy that every guest is a potential major donor to the non-profit.

    Located adjacent to a national park and state natural area, you will find clear trout streams and cool swimming holes in the nearby hemlock forest. If you are looking to make your fortune, this is not the place for you but if your fortune is measured in scenic beauty, quiet walks, deep conversations and sharing a unique historic treasure, we really should talk.

    Purpose of Job

    The Site Assistant is responsible for providing housekeeping, lodging guest services, kitchen help, tours, grounds and general maintenance assistance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide a high level of customer service to foster strong relationship with members, guests, sponsors and other audiences on the phone, in person and via email.
    • Coordinate with other staff to provide housekeeping, assist with events, tours and other guest services
    • Maintain relationships and collaborate with current community volunteers, partners and staff to promote awareness of Historic Rugby and increase membership, donations and site visitation.

    Required Skills

    • Hard working, flexible and versatile
    • Personable with good communication skills both on the phone and in person
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Well organized and creative
    • Clear and accurate verbal communication skills
    • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
    • Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions

    Job Type: Seasonal

    Required education:

    • High school or equivalent, prefer some college

    Please send your resume to Teresa Bowman at: tbowman@historicrugby.org or call 423-628-2441 for more information.


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