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  • 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

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    Executive Director

    • Company Name:

    Heritage Alliance

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    • Min Experience:

    5-7 Years

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    • Salary:

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

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