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  • 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.

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