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  • 04/28/2021 12:47 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    State of Tennessee Job Information

    Opening Date/Time Wed 04/28/2021 12:00AM Central Time

    Closing Date/Time Tue 05/18/2021 11:59PM Central Time

    Salary (Monthly) $3,534.00

    Salary (Annually) $42,408.00

    Job Type Full-Time

    City, State Location Nashville, TN

    Department Tennessee State Museum


    Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to four years in one or a combination of the following: any professional museum work, including the preservation of artifacts or the management of historic sites; professional work teaching art, history, or museum science; the maintenance of library collections; or exhibit design work.

    Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework credit in museum science, art, history, and/or library science from an accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience, on a year for year basis, to a maximum of two years (e.g. 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required experience).


    Four years of experience as a Museum Assistant Registrar with the State of Tennessee.

    Other Requirements

    Necessary Special Qualifications:

    Complete a background clearance application which includes releasing all records involving any criminal history.

    A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required.

    Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions.

    Job Overview

    Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional museum registration work of considerable difficulty; and performs related work as required.

    Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class is responsible for all artifact accessioning and for the documentation, care, and preservation of all artifacts in the museum collection. This class may also supervise others working in the collections division.

    Work Activities

    1. Negotiates the terms and conditions for the loan of objects from other museums and private entities; ensures that objects on loan will be properly stored and displayed according to established criteria such as climate, material, or other environmental standards; arranges for the shipping of museum objects through appropriate carriers to ensure appropriate handling and the safe transit of objects being shipped.

    2. Monitors the acquisition of an object, including the maintenance of temporary locations, cataloging by curators, and photo-documentation; works with risk management as necessary to obtain adequate insurance coverage for museum collections and objects on loan to the museum.

    3. Registers and assigns accession and catalog numbers to all incoming museum objects; oversees the maintenance of the record keeping including the accession, condition, and location of objects within the museum; ensures all existing objects are appropriately registered and that existing records are accurate.

    4. Establishes proper storage system and locations for museum objects to ensure their safety; oversees standards and procedures for case design, environmental control, including temperature, moisture level, light level; oversees transportation, treatment, installation, material selection, and handling of the collection for loan, exhibition, and storage.

    5. Monitors the implementation of the museum computer system and the entry of collection records into that database system; assures that collection records are being correctly entered and maintained; establishes procedures for conducting the inventory of collections and oversees the implementation of inventory procedures.

    6. Researches history of museum objects; records information on computer system or in other appropriate form; establishes files containing historical descriptive information; conducts searches and retrieves records and objects in response to public or professional inquiries.

    To apply:


  • 04/06/2021 1:48 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position/Title: Interpreter (Temporary)

    Department: Education

    Supervisor: Area Supervisor – Interpretive Programs


    Description: Nashville Zoo is seeking an upbeat, positive individual to educate and inform intergenerational audiences about our history, our animals, conservation efforts, and how they can become stewards to the environment.

    Applicants must be available (work week) from May through October.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as an on-grounds interpreter at various locations throughout the zoo, including but not limited to: Veterinary Center, Historic Croft Home and Farm, and Animal Contact Exhibits. This includes providing narration during surgical procedures and guided tours of the historic home.

    • Responsible for walking tours, as requested in advance by guests. Some tours may require period-appropriate dress.

    • Participate in interpretation and activities as a part of special events; including but not limited to Boo at the Zoo, Zoolumination, Great Backyard Bird Count, Party for the Planet, World Tiger Day, and World Rhino Day

    • Perform regular cleaning and maintenance of interpretive elements including historic items, furnishings, outbuildings, farm equipment, artifacts, and signs

    • Other duties as assigned


    Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent


    Required Skills:

    The successful candidate must have:

    • Desire to work with and speak to the general public

    • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to collaborate effectively with other zoo departments

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills to represent the zoo

    • Ability to work well independently without direct supervision

    • Excellent multitasking and time management ability

    • Ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols


    Desired Skills:

    The following skills and experience are desired and are considered a plus: 

    • Degree earned, or working towards, in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Education/Interpretation, Education, or related field

    • Familiarity with technology relevant to use in a zoo education setting

    • Knowledge and experience with live animal education programming

    • Prior experience in an interpreter role


    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to move items up to 25 pounds

    • Ability to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit

    • Ability to move around zoo grounds for extended periods of time


    Employee Requirements:

    Prior to hire, the successful candidate must:

    • Submit to a criminal background check and drug screen

    • Provide proof of a negative TB test as a pre-requisite to handling animals 

    • Provide proof of a valid driver’s license


    Nashville Zoo offers a competitive benefit package. 

     Apply online:  https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=65707&clientkey=AC4F4714184226FB5288AB0BE0259814


  • 03/20/2021 6:57 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title:  Historical Interpreter

    Job Type: Part Time

    Job Purpose: To give guided museum tours of Belmont Mansion and provide support to the mansion’s daily operations

    Experience: Previous museum or similar experience preferred

    Education: High school degree required; college degree preferred


    Belmont Mansion is the largest antebellum home open for tours in Nashville, and is a must-see for any visitor interested in Tennessee history, the Civil War, architecture, art, and decorative arts. We are looking for an energetic person who enjoys history and interacting with visitors. Good people skills and weekend availability are a must. Previous experience in customer service, as a cashier, or as a tour guide preferred. Also should be able to stand for long periods of time and climb stairs. Must adhere to and assist with the museum’s COVID-19 protocols.


    Please send your resume and cover letter to Danielle Ullrich at mansioneducation@belmont.edu.

  • 03/11/2021 1:54 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Education Department at Belle Meade is seeking upbeat and outgoing individuals to join our team. Educators conduct age-appropriate tours and hands-on programming for audiences of all ages, from toddlers through grandparents. Sitting at the corner of education, public history, and hospitality, our education team is responsible for leading high quality programming for children and adults, which utilize a variety of teaching methods. A team mentality is a must. Experience working with children or families is preferred, but museum or teaching experience is not required.

    Duties/ Responsibilities:

            Lead and facilitate a variety of family and scout programs

    o   Conduct brief tours across the site for families and children in a personable and knowledgeable manner, providing accurate information relevant to the major themes of the specified program

    o   Facilitate the hands-on activities and crafts associated with the program

            Must exhibit basic knowledge of learning styles and developmental stages for a wide variety of ages and abilities

            Must have a customer service attitude and be prepared to interact with groups of people daily

            Ensure the safety of guests and respond calmly and professionally to emergencies following institutional guidelines

            Must actively participate in training programs and staff meetings to expand knowledge of the site and current education theories

            Complete other duties as assigned


            Must be able to execute programs for children, with an ability to relate to adults as well

            Creativity, flexibility, and organizational skills are essential

            Must be articulate, reliable, and have a neat appearance; must be willing to adhere to a business casual dress code

            Must be able to assimilate information and impart it in a factual, coherent, and engaging manner; excellent oral communication skills are ideal; continued practice in this area is required

            Public speaking or teaching experience with an interest in history is ideal; knowledge of 19th century American history is ideal

            Must be available as scheduled, including weekends and holidays

    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to education@visitbellemeade.com.

  • 03/09/2021 9:36 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Director, Frank H. McClung Museum

    Regular Full-time, Pay Range MR18

    The Office of the Provost at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the Jefferson Chapman Executive Director of Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture.

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, UTK fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. McClung Museum has hosted 1.4 million visitors who have enjoyed programs and exhibits. The museum is a nationally significant archaeological, paleoethnobotanical and malacological collections have been sources of myriad theses, dissertations, journal articles and monographs.

    Duties And Responsibilities

    Provide leadership and oversee the operations of the Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. Specific duties include: primary responsibility for donor and public relations and is responsible for professional practices such as acquisitions, deaccessions, preservation, and research interpretation; provide the vision and personal leadership for institutional growth and development; develop strategies and initiatives to fulfill the museum’s mission “to advance understanding and appreciation of the earth and its peoples through the collection, preservation, study, interpretation and exhibition of objects and data;” insure that the strategic and operational functions of the museum directly support and further the university’s strategic priorities; develop strategies and lead initiatives of the museum and will ensure that collections accord with the highest professional and ethical standards; supervise activities of museum staff (~21) and foster an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, and teamwork while demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity as a core value of the museum; responsible for the development, coordination, approval, and execution of policies, methods, and procedures; serve as spokesperson for and advocate of the museum; cultivate donor relationships; strive to enhance the museum’s public image in order to expand engagement and support; and occasional travel to attend professional meetings / conferences, and to meet with prospective donors.



    Primary Location



    Mcclung Museum





    Job Posting

    Mar 1, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

    Required Qualifications

    Master’s degree required in Anthropology, Museum Studies or Public Administration or related field.

    A minimum of ten years’ experience in a progressively responsible role in a museum or related educational/research organization, including 5 years of senior management and leadership experience, and involving managing organizational budget and financial resources, and leading and managing curatorial as well as other museum staff.

    Demonstrated success developing strategies and initiatives for organizational growth and stability; Established record of professional accomplishments; Demonstrated success in fundraising, audience development, and institutional planning; Ability to contribute to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university; Excellent managerial, planning, organizational, and administrative skills; Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills; High level of presentation and negotiation skills; Demonstrated problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills; Commitment to maintaining appropriate professional activities in relevant state, national, and other professional organizations; Ability to provide strong leadership, vision, and strategic direction; Ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, and donors; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad audience; and occasional travel (to conferences and donor visits).

    Applicants can apply at: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=210000008U&tz=GMT-05:00&tzname=America/New_York

    Direct questions to Kirsten Schroeder, Faculty Affairs Coordinator ( kschroe3@utk.edu ).

    The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • 03/03/2021 11:57 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Belle Meade Historic Site: Historic Interpreter

    Job Description:

    Belle Meade Historic Site is seeking upbeat and outgoing individuals to join our hospitality-oriented team. Interpreters conduct tours of Belle Meade for diverse audiences. As communications professionals, interpreters are responsible for presenting a variety of tours, programs, and demonstrations to guests by using informal interpretation techniques. Aside from tours, interpreters preform front end ticketing duties, guest orientation, and general office work as needed to support the company goals. A team mentality is a must. No previous museum experience is required.

    Duties/ Responsibilities:

     Interpreters conduct tours through the house for guests of all ages in a personable and knowledgeable manner and provide accurate information relevant to the major themes in the site’s history.

     Interpreters welcome the public, collect tickets, and give general orientational directions to guests pertaining to exhibits and points of interest on site.

     Must have a customer service attitude and be prepared to interact with large groups of people daily.

     Interpreters assist in providing security for the site, buildings and collections. They help ensure the safety of guests and respond calmly and professionally to emergencies following institutional guidelines.

     Must actively participate in training programs and staff meetings to expand knowledge of the site and to strengthen interpretive skills. Interpreters are required to update and modify their tours as new or relevant information becomes available and for changing exhibits.

     Interpreters assist with special events and programs, often held on the weekends and evenings.

     Interpreters lead guided educational tours and programs for school-age groups

     Will be assigned office work or projects to complete when not giving tours

     Complete other duties as assigned


    The interpreter must have excellent oral communication skills and demonstrated experience working with the public. Must be articulate, reliable, and have a neat appearance. The interpreter must be able to assimilate information and impart it in an engaging, coherent, and factual manner. Must demonstrate initiative, leadership qualities and flexibility. Public speaking and/or teaching experience with an interest in history is ideal. Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. Must be available as scheduled; including weekends and holidays. Belle Meade is open daily from 9am-5pm.

    Please send your resume to Erica Dahlgren at info@visitbellemeade.com to apply.

  • 03/01/2021 9:22 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Development Director

    The Museum of Science and History

    Located in Memphis, TN, the Museum of Science and History is a well-established 501c3 that seeks to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us.  The Museum family consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.

    Join our team as we embark on an exciting phase of executing our new vision.  Our museum is committed to telling our story by:

    ·                Advocating for Authenticity – Illuminate varying perspectives and uphold accurate interpretation, without glossing over tough ideas.

    ·                Magnifying Belonging – Building active audiences through outreach, co-creation, and participatory inclusion.

    ·                Embodying Holistic Stories – Incorporating context and presenting lesser known stories to portray a complete, systemic picture of the region and its history.

    ·                Constructing Intersections – Creating welcoming common spaces that encourage serendipitous and unstructured engagement and foster meaningful interactions between diverse groups of people.


    As a core member of the Executive Director’s management team, the next Development Director will create a charitable environment of support for the Museum’s strategic initiatives to ensure a sustainable, long term relationship with donors.  The Director will need to provide innovative, visionary and strategic operational planning and leadership for all Museum development activities which align with our strategic plan. The Director will need strong leadership skills to communicate the challenges and goals of funding opportunities and will cooperate with the Board of Trustees to reach development goals. 

    The Development Director will need to be a highly skilled and effective fundraiser and manager who has a proven track-record of securing large donations.  This will require a professional who can envision and engage new relationships/audiences, set and exceed goals and expectations, cultivate and grow existing relationships, and motivate and inspire cohorts while raising funds for operations, capital needs and the endowment.

    The Development Director will manage a three member team consisting of a part time Grants Administrator, a full time Membership Manager and a full time Events Manager.   Currently, these departments are not aligned with Development.  The Director will create a new departmental structure, which aligns all goals and objectives. The Director will be expected to set and manage the budgets for each of these areas.

    The Museum’s existing development model is heavily dependent on local foundation support.  The new Director will be expected to increase individual and corporate donors, including bequests, federal and state grant opportunities, and fundraising events as components of revenue.  It is anticipated a major capital campaign will be initiated within 5 years.


    ·                A bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree or certifications desirable.

    ·                At least 5 - 7 years’ experience successfully leading a significant development program. 

    ·                Experience in a non-profit organization, cultural or educational institution or equivalent preferred.

    ·                Working knowledge of all areas of development including but not limited to major gifts, annual giving, membership, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, campaigns, research and federal and state grants.

    ·                A proven record of personal achievement exceeding ambitious revenue targets.

    ·                Ability to work successfully in an environment with staff and other department managers.

    ·                Proficiency in setting goals and evaluating and communicating success.

    ·                Ability to understand and analyze data for effective prospect strategy and programmatic reporting.

    ·                Strong skills with MS Office products and ticketing, membership and other CRM type systems.  The Museum utilizes tickets.com for ticketing and membership functions and Prophix for budgeting.

    ·                Exceptional organizational and management skills.

    ·                Successful manager who encourages open communication, creativity and a fail fast mentality.

    ·                Flexible and adaptable work schedule with the ability to attend functions, work nights and weekends as needed, manage competing demands, and work independently.


    Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities.  The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation and sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance.  The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance.

    To Apply

    Submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to:

    Kevin Thompson

    Executive Director

    Museum of Science and History Memphis


    Applications will be accepted until October 31 or until the position is filled. The Museum of Science and History is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

    Writing samples, a short presentation and references will be required from finalists.  Academic, credit and criminal background checks will be conducted before a final offer is made. 

    More information about the Museum of Science and History can be found on our website at www.memphismuseums.org.

  • 02/17/2021 2:24 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Marketing and Digital Content Manager

    Founded in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS), one of the oldest and most distinguished organizations of its kind in the country, seeks qualified candidates to apply for the position of Marketing and Digital Content Manager. Headquartered in Knoxville, the ETHS serves a 35 county region with its mission “to preserve, interpret, and promote the history of the East Tennessee region, its people, history, culture, and heritage.” It operates the award-winning Museum of East Tennessee History, publishes a scholarly journal, and the bi-annual Tennessee Ancestors magazine, sponsors lectures and other public programs such as the First Families of Tennessee and Civil War Families of Tennessee, and offers a variety of educational programs for schools virtually and in person.

    The ETHS is located in thriving downtown Knoxville and the organization works closely with the Knox County Government, the City of Knoxville, Visit Knoxville, the University of Tennessee and other institutions of higher learning in the area, East Tennessee school districts, and other affinity groups to provide a variety of digital programming for varied constituents. The ETHS is well respected within its community and is poised to raise its profile through a combination of creative programming, scholarship, and research.

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for overseeing day-to-day direction and dissemination of Digital/Print Content for the ETHS, including supervision of digital/print content, marketing of Programs, Brochures, Exhibits, and Events for members, donors, and the general public; Writing, designing, and production of graphic identify for programs, outreach, publications, development of printed and virtual promotional materials, managing workflow of newsletters, website oversite and maintenance, and all Social Media. Performing editorial and graphic design tasks; and working with group leadership to shape digital/print content contributions to the ETHS

    Primary Objectives:

    To lead the ETHS’s development of strong digital content for websites, newsletters, traditional and social media that build engaged and responsive relationships with the public, community, and historical organization partners in the region


    • ·       Collect, review, and assess digital and print product metrics as they relate to content
    • ·       Be responsible for website Strategy and development, including layout of website, and review metrics
    • ·       Engage in digital/print content meetings and outline workflows for projects
    • ·       Monitor and review technical or work-related problems and make related reports to the supervisor
    • ·       Responsible for engaging the leadership team with ideas on how we can provide digital/print content, as well as design, graphic identity for programs, outreach, publications, development of printed and virtual promotional materials
    • ·       Responsible for completion of digital/print products/activities including newsletters, websites, and various platforms of social media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Twitch
    • ·       Promote through traditional media according to marketing plan when necessary
    • ·       Responsible for execution of day-to-day digital content work in order to meet key publishing deadlines
    • ·       Resolve complex problems related to digital/print workflow
    • ·       Execution of a branding and style guide (existing)

    Core Competencies:

    Communication with different audiences, adaptability, integrity, judgment, critical thinking, creativity, situational awareness, courage, discipline, planning, organizing, analytical skills, teamwork, assertiveness, delegating, networking skills, attention to detail

      Knowledge / Skill / Abilities:

                 Essential Criteria

    • ·       Excellent communication skills and knowledge of the English language
    • ·       Excellent writing skills with attention to detail
    • ·       Ability to edit/proofread printed and digital material
    • ·       Ability to work with contributors to develop content for digital/print products
    • ·       Ability to manage workflow of digital and press content
    • ·       Ability to set a vision for digital and printed communication
    • ·       Ability to develop a budget regarding digital and print content
    • ·       Analyze digital and print product metrics and provide direction

    Desirable Criteria

    • ·       Preferred knowledge and experience with basic web design and/or design software/programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Drupal, etc.
    • ·       Public relations, media relations, and marketing experience
    • ·       Experience working in the nonprofit sector
    • ·       Interest in and appreciation of history

    Equivalent Education / Experience:

    • ·       Bachelor's degree or higher in Marketing, English, Communication, Public Relations, History or related field
    • ·       2+ years experience with digital marketing and content related work
    • ·       Portfolio

    Special Job Dimensions:

    • ·       Ability to work in office environment
    • ·       Travel to conferences as required
    • ·       Flexible schedule

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    • ·       Supervise interns and volunteers

    Salary Range

    • ·       $36,000 - $42,000

    For consideration, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to eths@eastTNhistory.org If submitted via post, please mail to ETHS, Attn: Stephanie Henry, P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN 37901-1629. Application Deadline is March 19, 2021.

    We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status.

  • 11/20/2020 9:57 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)



    The City of Springdale is currently accepting applications for the position of SHILOH  MUSEUM DEVELOPMENT MANAGER. Interested persons should submit an  application to the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday,  December 4th, 2020. 

    The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all Shiloh Museum  fundraising, including a major-gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special  events, and capital campaigns. The development manager works closely with the  Museum Director and the Museum Board of Trustees in all development and  fundraising endeavors. 

    Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) (Master’s degree preferred) from four-year college or  university in business administration, marketing, or related field; three or more years of  experience in professional fundraising, preferably in a non-profit; or any equivalent  combination of education and experience. 

    Bilingual is beneficial but not necessary.  

    Starting salary is $50,452 for full time. Part time employment will be considered, rate  negotiable.  

    To apply, you must submit a City of Springdale application, resume, and cover letter.  Resumes will not be accepted without an accompanying application.  The City of Springdale is an EOE and drug free workplace. 

  • 11/20/2020 9:53 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)



    Title: Urban Renewal Collection Archivist 

    Temporary, full-time (grant-funded through July 31, 2021) 

    Reports To: President/CEO 


    The purpose of this position is to access, process, arrange, catalog, and prepare finding aids for  manuscript material, architectural records, photographs and negatives, ephemera, artifacts and all  other "special materials" in the Beck Cultural Center Collection related to Knoxville's Urban  Renewal in the mid-Twentieth Century. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising staff,  interns, and volunteers; maintaining logs; providing reference assistance; developing procedures;  and performing other duties as assigned by the President/CEO. 


    The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as  exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

    Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, interns and volunteers.  

    Maintains the accession log of all special materials added to the Urban Renewal Collection;  inventories accessions as required. 

    Processes, arranges, catalogs and prepares finding aids for manuscript material, architectural  records, photographs and negatives, ephemeral and all other "special materials" added to the  Collection. 

    Creates and maintains databases used for special materials. 

    Provides reference assistance for community members needing to use manuscripts, photographs  and other special materials. 

    Develops and recommends procedures and/or regulations for the use of special and rare materials  to ensure safe use and preservation. 

    Processes reproduction requests for special materials including photographs and architectural  plans and drawings.

    Manages the digital catalog project which includes selection of material, creation of record  templates, develops guidelines for the projects, scan, catalog, upload, approve and index digital  Collection records. 

    Monitors preservation copies of scans, and also provides training and supervision of staff in  scanning technology and cataloging. 

    Maintains an inventory of archival supplies; recommends archival supplies and products to  process, preserve and store special materials. 

    Acts as a liaison with Urban Renewal Project partner organizations and works with partners to  ensure best practices. 

    Plans and assists with setting up exhibits from the Collection. 

    Performs other related duties as required. 


    Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Science, History, Archival Administration, or  related field; with two (2) years of experience in archival processes, or related field; or any  equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary  knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of office  machines, such as a telephone, copier, microfilm/microfiche readers, heat seal press, etc. Must  also be physically able to operate equipment to include book and box trucks, 10' ladders,  elevators, etc. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or  materials. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work.  

    DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable  functional, technical, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent  from obvious standards) of data, people, or things. 

    INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability of speaking to convey or  exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants. 

    LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation,  directions, instructions, and methods and procedures archival methods for  preservation. Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and  grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with  poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.

    INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand complex principles and  techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of  topics related to this position. 

    VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors  and elected officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written  instructions, guidelines and objectives. 

    NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and  subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and  utilize statistical inference. 

    FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width,  and shape, visually with office equipment and recording devices. 

    MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using  automated office equipment. 

    MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment,  control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion  while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of  eye/hand/foot coordination. 

    COLOR DISCRIMINATION: May require the ability to differentiate colors and shades of  color. 

    INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people (i.e. staff,  supervisors, general public, and elected officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such  as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under  moderate stress when confronted with an emergency. 

    PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of  sounds by ear). 

    - - - -

    The Beck Cultural Exchange Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the  Americans with Disabilities Act, the Beck may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified  individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss  potential accommodations with the employer. Signatures below indicate the receipt and review  of this job description by the employee assigned to the job and the immediate supervisor.

    Responses can be directed to: 

    Reverend Reneé Kesler


    Beck Cultural Exchange Center

    1927 Dandridge Avenue

    Knoxville, Tennessee 37915




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