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  • 01/22/2020 12:00 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Belle Meade Plantation: Historic Interpreter

    Job Description:

    Belle Meade Plantation is seeking upbeat and outgoing individuals to join our hospitality-oriented team. Interpreters conduct tours of Belle Meade Plantation 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@bellemeadeplantation.com to apply.

  • 01/15/2020 6:59 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Client Service Representative

    At Re:discovery Software, we design collections management software for care takers of our nations treasures.  We have a notable and diverse clientele including art, history, & science museums, corporate & private collections, archives, universities, research libraries, non-profits, archaeological sites, government agencies, and more.  Possibilities to work from home.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Generally, CSRs are responsible for the management of the implementation process with new clients including setup, configuration, installation, data conversions, training, documentation, and testing and then on-going support for clients using Re:discovery products. 

    ·       Work with new clients to customize the interface to suit the institutional or individual needs based on their purchase, convert existing electronic data into Proficio or Elements, and train clients to use the software upon installation.

    ·       Answer technical support questions from clients via telephone, fax, and e-mail.  Track all support queries using our in-house support system.

    ·       Write and conduct live webinars on using the software.  Record sessions for inclusion in our suite of training videos.

    ·       Participate in the testing of new versions of our software offerings, reporting any bugs and assisting in resolving them.

    ·       Write instructional documents for system help, and installation instructions, and other “white papers” as needed.

    ·       Participate in development of client training programs by identifying learning issues; recommending instructional language.

    ·       Provide feedback to our implementation and programming staff about suspected technical issues.

    ·       Contribute to improvement of products by documenting client suggestions and observing where clients could use improved tools.

    ·       Maintain details and updates for each assignment in project management software

    Qualifications and Skills

    ·       Requires an educational and professional background in museum collections management (BA or MA in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, History, or Art History with professional experience working in a collections management capacity with a museum, archives, or historic institution) in order to provide the best service and support for our clients. 

    ·       Exercise discretion and judgment in determining how clients can best use Re:discovery and in solving clients’ problems.

    ·       Good organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects

    ·       Extensive familiarity with Windows operating systems

    ·       Working knowledge of Windows security administration and LANs

    ·       Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

    ·       Excellent problem solving skills, verbal/written communication, and phone skills

    ·       Help Desk experience is a plus

    ·       Knowledge of SQL Server is a plus

    ·       Experience using Re:discovery Software products is a plus

    ·       Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check and may require government credentialing

    Re:discovery Software Inc is an EEO/AA employer and offers a fully supported benefit package and competitive salaries.

    Send resume to:

    Rosy Stone


  • 01/11/2020 6:12 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Southeastern Museums Conference seeks a dynamic, creative and networked Executive Director (ED) to lead one of the six regional museum associations in the country. This position, which reports to an active Council of Directors consisting of regional museum professionals, is responsible for the success of SEMC and serves as the chief administrative officer initiating or implementing policies and programs approved or defined by SEMC’s Council. The ED, with the President and Council, provides strategic vision for the organization and will lead SEMC in fulfilling the goals of its recently completed Strategic Impact Plan (2020-2022). The Executive Director will ensure that SEMC continues to inspire the full spectrum of professionals in its region – from emerging to late-career – to reach a higher level of accomplishment through up-to-date information from the field, educational outlets, job opportunities, and collegial growth.

    The Executive Director is SEMC’s primary ambassador and chief fundraiser and will act as a champion of museums in the southeast region promoting them to regional and national audiences. The ED is responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Impact Plan which includes the expansion and diversification of its development programs, emphasizing membership, individual/major donors, planned giving, grant-writing, institutional partnerships, sponsorships, and the success of the Annual Meeting with both financial and relationship management goals.

    The Executive Director is responsible for the financial functions of SEMC, including the creation and management of the annual budget and oversight of data management protocols and donor recognition. The Executive Director must have skills to oversee the day-to-day operation of the SEMC Central Office combined with broad view thinking abilities to lead the membership. The Executive Director must successfully manage membership services, an annual conference, and a regional newsletter and be knowledgeable of professional standards, national trends, and current challenges in the museum field. As the main spokesperson for SEMC and as a leader in the field, the Executive Director holds significant internal and external relationship management responsibility and must be able to work collaboratively with other organizations and represent SEMC to museums, state and national agencies, universities, corporations, and foundations, along with state, regional and national museum associations. late-career

    The Executive Director with the Executive Committee maintains the organization’s partnership with the Atlanta History Center (AHC) and meets regularly with AHC’s finance staff for oversight of SEMC’s finances. The Executive Director will work to create a positive membership experience for all by communicating clearly and transparently, being approachable and adaptable and always solution-oriented.  The Executive Director should be a problem solver who strives for creative, strategic, and operational excellence.


    Essential Duties


    Professional Development Programs

    The Executive Director plans and implements SEMC’s annual conference, mid-year Council meetings, committee meetings, and other organizational meetings and works with the Program and Local Arrangements Committees and SEMC Executive Committee to prepare agendas and budgets. Duties include coordinating all logistics of the meeting, committee work, marketing, and facilitating content of all programming in collaboration with Council and conference committees. The Executive Director oversees SEMC’s other professional development programs, including Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) and SEMC Leadership Institute, to ensure that best policies and procedures are implemented. The Executive Director maintains an organizational presence at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) annual meeting, Association of African American Museums (AAAM) annual meeting, and the 12 southeast state museum association annual meetings as available.


    The Executive Director increases the membership base by adding individual, institutional and corporate members and develops and implements programming to enhance membership services. The ED will collaborate with the Council and Committees on organizational messaging and external communication strategies to attract new members to SEMC and inspire current members to renew and increase their giving.



    The Executive Director serves as the SEMC development officer and obtains financial support for operations and programs from corporations, foundations, and individuals in addition to revenue from the Annual Meeting. The Executive Director will also work with SEMC’s Council on fundraising for the stability and sustainability of the organization. The Executive Director will work with the local arrangement committee to provide guidance and implementation on local fundraising for the Annual Meeting. The ED will lead ongoing efforts to cultivate donors and new revenue streams to sustain the SEMC endowment, Jekyll Island Management Institute, and SEMC Leadership Institute and work to expand and diversify membership, sponsorship, institutional giving, and events through strategic and proactive donor and stakeholder engagement throughout the southeast. The Executive Director works with the finance department of the Atlanta History Center to produce SEMC monthly financial reports and build a strong culture of accountability through regular communication and proactive, accurate reporting of development goals to the SEMC Council. The ED will prepare and monitor revenue and expense budgets; provide accurate reporting, analysis, and integration of data; and ensure the integrity of SEMC’s data. The ED will proactively develop, implement, and track the performance of long- and short-term strategies for fundraising in partnership with the SEMC Council. The ED will manage prospect lists and develop and execute fundraising and engagement strategies as laid out in the SEMC development plan.

    The ED will create a relationship management and donor recognition protocol that deepens donor relationships supports expanded fundraising activities and provides a greater linkage between donors and SEMC programming. 



    The Executive Director encourages Southeast participation in AAM’s Museums Advocacy Day and works with AAM advocacy staff, the Council of Regions, and 12 state museum organizations regularly. With the President, the ED represents SEMC at a regional and national level and will gather and disseminate governmental advocacy information to SEMC’s Council and members.



    The Executive Director serves as the primary spokesperson for SEMC and must be an outstanding communicator to coordinate written and verbal SEMC communications including social media. The Executive Director oversees the publication of Inside SEMC and SEMC Annual Report; publishes the Annual Meeting Program, Corporate Guide/Resource Expo Prospectus, Annual Meeting Save-the-Date postcard, and SEMC’s regular communication through weekly E-News and social media. The Executive Director will work to evaluate and diversify SEMC’s communication structures, including social media and the website, to build awareness and engagement. 



    The Executive Director is the primary administrator of the Southeastern Museums Conference and will present an annual budget to the Council and work with the Council to review, update and implement the SEMC Strategic Impact Plan. The ED will ensure that the appropriate organizational structure, policies, safety responsibilities, and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed for effectiveness. 

    The position includes working with public and private agencies, attending and facilitating Council and committee meetings, and managing the SEMC Central Office and staff which currently includes a full-time Manager of Communications and Member Services. The Executive Director initiates and encourages interaction with the membership and field, including prompt response to phone, e-mail, social media, mail inquiries with information, technical assistance and referrals; maintains and disseminates information to members regarding professional policies and practices; plans and executes all communications to general membership; maintains organizational records and Central Office; executes such contracts and commitments as may be authorized by the Council; provides special assistance to membership as possible and creates a collaborative, professional environment focused on inspiring and partnering with the Council as well as supporting the identification and recruitment of new Council members. The Executive Director will embrace other leadership and administrative roles and opportunities as required.


    • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and at least five years of increasing responsibility at a senior level in organizational or related leadership.

    • Background in membership development and fundraising, preferably in a museum, multi-disciplinary arts center, educational institution, or other nonprofit organization is preferred as well as a strong track record in successful member and donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation among diverse communities.

    • Expertise in overall organizational management and proven productive collaboration is essential for success in this role.


    Traits and Characteristics

    • The ED must be an exceptional, passionate, and articulate organizational ambassador, with a strong commitment to collaboration and teamwork.

    • A self-starting leader with outstanding project management skills.

    • The ED must be able to create a compelling fundraising vision linked to the mission and goals of SEMC.

    • This individual must execute the strategy needed to achieve SEMC’s vision by inspiring and motivating Council, Committees and internal staff.

    • An experienced and diplomatic leader with a high degree of personal accountability, the ED must demonstrate and deliver exceptional customer service in every aspect of this role.

    • Self-sufficient and self-managed with an organized approach, the ED must possess a demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and drive deadlines, balanced by a sense of humor and professional investment in the success of others.

    • This individual will have a passion for the mission, vision, and values of SEMC including diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, appreciate the organization’s programming, and welcome change as the SEMC fulfills the goals laid out in its strategic plan. 


    Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge

    • Flexibility and Problem Solving- the ED will have the capacity to respond quickly to change with minimal resistance while optimistically but intentionally moving toward solutions.

    • Management and Decisiveness – ED will exhibit dexterity to address and resolve conflict and demonstrate leadership through active, thoughtful, and strategic decision-making.

    • Goal Orientation – the ED will have the clarity to establish specific, measurable, attainable, reviewable, and time-sensitive goals and to achieve them.

    • Ability to work cooperatively with the Council and membership and work with a new Council President every two years.

    • Ability to take initiative and generate ideas aligned with SEMC’s vision.

    • Ability to operate associated accounting and membership software, and web-based programs including Wild Apricot and RegPack.

    • Ability to manage a website and social media outlets.

    • Excellent interpersonal and written skills for effective communications.

    • Proven track record with fiscal matters and collaboration.

    • Strong knowledge of the Southeastern museum community.

    • Knowledge of principles, concepts, and methodology of organizational management.

    • Knowledge of grant proposal writing and strategic planning.



    • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

    • Satisfactory financial background check required.

    • Work requires light physical effort.

    • Required to work weekends and after business hours as needed.

    • Required to work many days (up to a week) at conferences and meetings.

    • Required to have a current driver’s license and to drive long distances.

    • Required to travel regionally and nationally.


    Offered Benefits

    Robust medical and dental insurance packages.

    Additional benefit options, including a 403(b) retirement saving plan.

    Free parking.

    Apply online: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=17913&clientkey=0E2CA6A633E32FBBB988D58B87135A19

  • 01/11/2020 6:11 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The digital programming team within the WWII Media and Education Center focuses on developing original online content, distance learning programs, and content strategies that position The National WWII Museum as a leading resource of engaging and educational interactive content, supporting the Museum’s goal of being the most trusted and knowledgeable source on World War II history. Reporting to the Associate VP of the WWII Media and Education Center, the Director of Digital Programming is responsible for growing the Museum’s repertoire of digital products and programs, leading a team to develop and produce long-form and short-form documentary-style video and other digital media content for a variety of audiences, including general audiences, lifelong learners, and teachers and students in the K-12 and higher education realms. This role works closely with and supports the content and programmatic priorities of the Museum’s curatorial services department and its Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and other internal and external partners to accomplish this goal. The Director leads the digital programming and distance learning teams in managing day to day editorial and audience development and engagement activities for web series’ and channels on YouTube, Facebook, IGTV, podcasts, webinars and virtual field trips, and other platforms, as well as media production as a service to other internal departments and stakeholders. This position supports Museum teams including the Institute and others in developing new digital-first content and maximizing content developed through public programs, finding ways to best utilize the Museum’s broadcast spaces in the Hall of Democracy, which includes a media auditorium, smart classroom, distance learning studio, and recording studio. Success in this position is measured by the product outcomes and engagement impact with the Museum’s national and global audiences, helping to establish the Museum’s position as a leader in online historical and educational content and distance learning. This includes working closely with the Marketing & Communications teams on how best to promote programming to Museum audiences, how to expand those audiences, and how to create content in line with best practices for search engine optimization.

    The Director is also responsible for seeking out partnership and business development opportunities for the Museum’s digital programming, including identifying potential partners, contract negotiation, pricing, business metrics, and relationship management. This position will also seek out partnerships that increase content production and distribution, which may include other museums and institutions, streaming services, universities, educational content providers, and others as identified.


    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public history, history, liberal arts, or other related field required. Master’s degree preferred
    • 7-10 years experience working with a digital team (content creation, online publishing, or social media), ideally for museums, cultural institutions, universities, or educational publishers and networks.
    • Demonstrated experience leading collaborative work teams across departments.
    • Demonstrated command of digital media, licensing, and distribution, with a thorough understanding of copyright law.
    • Experience producing digital video and building audiences around educational or fact-based content, especially on YouTube, Livestream, and other similar platforms. Familiarity with learning management systems such as Canvas and webinar platforms such as Zoom a plus.
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to cover sensitive or difficult topics with nuance, editorial integrity, and empathy.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Proficiency with project management software, digital asset management systems, and CRM systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to calculate program ROI, and the willingness and ability to implement recommendations from internal and external stakeholders as necessary.

    Apply on website: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment

  • 01/11/2020 6:10 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Under the supervision of Museum staff and working with DPAA, the position will undertake historical research to better inform the families of the missing and to help locate, recover, and identify the remains of missing military personnel. This effort will be accomplished by vetting, developing relationships, and then working with museums, archives, reunion groups, relatives, and others to provide information that will aid DPAA’s research, outreach, and identification procedures. The position will also be an integral part of The National WWII Museum staff and will be expected to contribute to the Museum’s mission of informing the public on the role on the U.S. citizen-soldier in World War II.

    The qualified candidate will possess a PhD degree in history; have demonstrated experience of historical research in archives, collections (both online and physical), and other cultural institutions; demonstrated experience in the historical interview process; and demonstrated knowledge of WWII-era history. Candidates with exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills will be preferred, as will those with strong organizational skills.

    Apply on website: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment

  • 01/11/2020 6:08 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    This position reports to the Assistant Director for Collections Management and is responsible for the care and documentation of the Museum’s collections consisting of artifacts, archival material, and oral histories. Essential duties include record keeping, storage, maintenance and retrieval. The Registrar is responsible for processing all incoming and outgoing loans, maintaining the collections management system, and keeping the permanent registration records and files. This position also assists in the implementation of exhibits.

    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in museum science, history, historic preservation or related field (Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred) and a minimum of three years experience in museums. In addition, a demonstrated knowledge of museum registration procedures, collections records management with the ability to work with computerized collections databases and object handling are required. Finally, general knowledge of World War II era history and material culture as well as the ability to perform duties of a manual nature (lifting, carrying and placing artifacts on shelves, including overhead, up to 50 pounds without assistance and climbing ladders up to 12 feet) are a must.

    Apply on website: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment

  • 11/12/2019 12:46 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Visitors Services Ambassador, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

    The McClung Museum of Natural History of Culture, part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a year-round, full-time Visitor Services Associate who is enthusiastic and outgoing to act as an initial point of contact for all museum visitors. The Visitor Services Associate is a front-line ambassador for the McClung, welcoming visitors and handling membership and retail sales, and providing a variety of administrative support functions including visitor and telephone reception, tracking museum visitor statistics, and conducting audience research. Other duties in support of the McClung’s events and activities will be greatly enhanced by a flexible attitude and desire to make contributions to the success of team projects. The Visitor Services Associate is cheerful, poised, and outgoing with strong interpersonal and communication that fosters a welcoming atmosphere for all guests. The VSA must be available to work 8 to 5 p.m. hours from Tuesday through Saturday and will be expected to work occasional night and weekend hours.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Expedite the daily functions of the admissions and receptions desks, including managing brochures and store and front desk supplies inventories.

    Respond to and direct visitor inquiries in person and by phone.

    Manage and schedule any VSA student workers or volunteers.

    Maintain/organize the back-of-house storage areas and resources.

    Work closely with UT Police, museum education, and museum events staff to direct and manage large groups of people.

    Maintain and distribute daily, weekly, and monthly museum tour/activity schedule and distribute to appropriate departments.

    Maintain and record accurate periodic counts of visitors and generate reports to appropriate museum staff. These could vary from daily to multiannual counts and reports.

    Assist in the development and standardization of visitor evaluations and guest surveys.

    Administers visitor surveys, input data, and provide evaluation metrics as requested by staff.

    Handle customer service issues and questions in a professional, polite, and positive manner.

    Generates monthly reports of cash and credit sales from membership sales.

    Coordinate with university parking, catering, and facilities staff when needed.

    Ensure that university and museum policy, as well as safety and security protocols are followed.

    Schedule staff and visitor-related trainings in cooperation with other museum staff members.

    Following established protocols, open/close building and areas within the museum as scheduled; carry out light housekeeping and cleaning duties as outlined for each area throughout the day.

    Other duties as assigned.


    Required Qualifications:


    Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

    Knowledge of visitor services principles and practices.

    Knowledge of a point of sale system (POS), or ability to learn.

    Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.

    Ability to work well independently and within a team, using a keen eye for detail, excellent problem-solving abilities, commitment to superior customer service, and demonstrate a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

    Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

    Ability to stand for periods of time.

    Required level/type of experience and/or years of experience

    High school diploma with at least three years of related experience.

    Punctual and reliable.

    Candidate should be proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel, and have the ability to learn new programs.

    Preferred level/type of experience and/or years of experience

    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least one year of related experience.

    Prior experience in a museum or university preferred.

    Knowledge of visitor services or museum security preferred.

    Experience with developing and executing evaluations, conducting surveys, maintaining data, and conducting data analysis.

    Experience working with different kind of visitors (or clients) preferred.

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=190000025G&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

  • 10/29/2019 1:35 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Tennessee History Day Assistantship

    The Tennessee Historical Society is seeking a part-time, temporary assistant to help with the planning and coordination of Tennessee History Day, Tennessee’s state-wide competition for the National History Day program. This position will begin in November 2019 and will conclude April 2020, with the possible extension of duties through May 2020. One day of work on Saturday, April 4, 2020 will be required. The successful applicant will also gain knowledge and experience in the day-to-day management of a small, non-profit, history organization. The position is not limited to currently enrolled students. Prior experience with History Day activities, data base management, and/or conference planning will characterize the successful applicant. Class credit may be arranged for currently enrolled students for the spring semester.

    Dates and Hours Required: This position is located in downtown Nashville, TN, at the Tennessee Historical Society offices in the War Memorial Building. In the fall, an average of 5 hours per week in the months of November and December is required. Beginning in January 2020, an average of 15 hours per week is required, though the workday schedule is flexible to suit the needs of both the assistant and the THS. During the week before competition, the assistant would ideally work as many days as possible from March 30 through April 4, 2020. Dates when the office will be especially busy will be: January 13, January 31, February 21, February 28, February 29, March 5, March 6, and March 16. Class schedules will always take priority, however.

    Compensation: This position is paid and a parking stipend or bus pass is provided.

    Duties will include:

    1) Communicating with teachers and students regarding questions about competition rules including answering questions about primary sources and Chicago style for bibliographic information.

    2) Communicating with teachers, students, and parents about online registration and paying registration fees.

    3) Working with the online student and teacher registration system. Training will be provided.

    4) Copying, collating, and organizing materials for judges, students, teachers, and volunteers for day of competition. Addressing logistical issues on day of competition.

    5) Assisting with Tennessee History Day’s online presence including website and Facebook updates.

    6) Assisting with preparing curriculum materials for teachers.

    7) Other duties as they arise. May include some work on other projects of the THS.

    To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references (contact info only) by email to Jennifer C. Core, State Coordinator for Tennessee History Day, at historyday@tennesseehistory.org. Application deadline is Fri., Nov. 15, 2019.

    About Us: The Tennessee Historical Society is a non-profit, membership organization. Established in 1849, the Society’s purpose is “to promote interest in and preservation of all matters relating to the history of Tennessee.” As the oldest continually operating cultural organization in the state, the THS undertakes several activities to fulfill this purpose. Projects include the online edition of The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, publication of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and Tennessee History Day. In addition to these special projects, we offer regular educational programming including lecture series, reading and discussion groups, and conferences.

  • 10/16/2019 9:05 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Alliance of NE TN and SW VA and serves at their pleasure. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees through the Executive Committee when the Board is not available and has overall responsibility for the general management and administration of the Association. Qualifications include a minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited institution, with an advanced degree in museum studies or a related field preferred or proven experience in the operation of a non-profit. The Executive Director should have good people skills, successful experience in grant writing or fund raising, and at least three years of experience in the historic museum field. Experience in the historic preservation field is a plus. These duties may change from time to time due to changing priorities. Due to the nature of this position, the Executive Director is a Flextime position, allowing for hours to be adjusted as necessary in a regular 40 hour week. In conjunction with the Board and subordinate staff, the Executive Director’s general and specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

    1. Overall responsibility for the organization’s management and protection, including oversight of Collections and Operations.

    2. Coordination with the Board of Trustees and their committees and liaison between the Board and all staff, as well as coordination with the State of Tennessee Historical Commission on the cooperative management of The Chester Inn State Historic Site.

    3. Along with the Board of Trustees, Lead responsibility for fund raising and long range planning.

    4. Lead responsibility for the creation of goals and objectives for the museum’s educational programs, overall direction for the same, as well as all programmatic elements of special events and overall administration of all special events and programs.

    5. Plans, directs and supervises the general interpretive programs of the museum, including hiring of staff, and scheduling. Insures quality program delivery by interpretive staff and evaluation of employees.

    6. General oversight of the museum’s operations including financial management, planning, reporting, forecasting and management of all funds in a professional manner in concert with nonprofit guidelines of the IRS and accountants.

    7. Continued professional management of the organization’s museums in terms of collections, care, and exhibitions.

    8. Lead responsibility for marketing and public relations.

    9. Develops new programs and events whenever possible and in coordination with other staff has responsibility for the conceptualization, design and implementation of public programs.

    10. Other duties as may be delegated by the Board of Trustees.

    To Apply – Send Resumes and CVs to Board President Gordon Edwards at gme1313@yahoo.com.

    Job Information

    • Location:

    Jonesborough, TN, United States

    • Job ID:
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    Executive Director

    • Company Name:

    Heritage Alliance

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    • Min Experience:

    5-7 Years

    • Required Travel:


    • Salary:

    $34,000.00 - $37,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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

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