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  • 09/11/2017 8:30 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Public Programs Manager


    Reporting to the Director of Education and Public Programs, the Public Programs Manager designs and implements a broad range of programs intended to reach visitors of all ages and abilities, including children, families, and adults. Cheekwood’s public programs provide unique opportunities for visitors to experience our botanical garden, historic home, and museum of art through activities that enrich, educate, and entertain. The ideal candidate is creative and highly organized with extensive experience in developing creative programming for cultural institutions and a proven track record of developing programs and events that have generated significant audiences.

    The Public Programs Manager manages, develops and oversees all aspects of on-site public programs including; works closely with museum, garden, and other education staff to develop and implement public programs; oversees program logistics, planning, and execution, including production, set-up, and tear-down; utilizes software to schedule programs and create customer registration; develops and oversees all program operations for summer camp, including developing policies and procedures; hiring, training, and scheduling instructors and interns; creates class schedules and course catalogue; supply acquisition and distribution; monitoring daily operations for effectiveness, safety, and quality.

    The Public Programs Manager supervises the support staff including Public Programs Coordinator, instructors, interns, and program assistants for camps, classes, and workshops; seeks out community partners, food trucks, musicians, speakers, etc. to secure participation in public programs; maintains public programs calendar, attendance statistics and evaluation data; provides accurate and timely information for marketing and website information; responsible for managing the budget and meeting expense/revenue goals related to public programs; works as event supervisor as needed on weekends and after hours; actively researches opportunities for public programs at Cheekwood and prepares cost benefit analysis for presentation at internal meetings.

     

    Candidate Profile:

    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing/public relations and/or one of Cheekwood’s mission disciplines in the arts, sciences or history and a minimum of three years’ public program experience in a museum, botanic garden, or comparable non-profit organization. This person must be self-directed and able to manage multiple projects at once; ability to work varied hours and weekends; supervisory skills; strong analytical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills and enjoys working with the public. Knowledge of Horticulture and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign & Photoshop is a plus.

    This is a full-time position with a competitive benefit package. Send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. EOE


  • 09/06/2017 1:12 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Executive Director
    Cookeville Children's Museum

    Current Posting Expires: 10/31/2017  

    Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

     

    The Cookeville Children’s Museum is a small rural community-inspired museum created to build meaningful learning experiences through the joy of play using hands-on exhibits and programs. The Cookeville Children’s Museum is the only children’s museum within a 100 mile radius in the Upper Cumberland region.

    Position Overview

    The Executive Director is responsible for leading, managing, and achieving the mission of the nonprofit Cookeville Children’s Museum. The Executive Director plans, organizes, supervises, and participates in all activities pertaining to the museum, including but not limited to: personnel, financial affairs, community outreach and marketing, program development, general maintenance, fundraising, and overseeing clerical duties.

    Duties may include but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for opening and closing the museum
    • Chief fundraiser who delegates, maintains and contributes to all events, foundations, grants and exhibit sponsorship and needs
    • Responsible for the outreach, representation and maintenance of community partnerships
    • Manages daily activities of museum which includes employee scheduling, Web calendar, hiring staff, monthly newsletter, membership tracking and renewal, managing birthday club, supply stock, daily intake sheets and attendance tracking
    • Ensures timely payment of bills and payroll
    • Coordinates and oversees exhibit programming with Program Director for 12 month prospective
    • Coordinates with Board of Directors on long-term goals and make valuable additions to the Strategic Plan

    Qualifications:

    • The ideal candidate will have a fun outgoing personality, is passionate about projects, has exceptional communication skills, loves children and is extremely self-motivated.
    • The ideal candidate will possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Early Childhood Development/ Business Management or a related field.
    • The ideal candidate will have experience working with children , nonprofit boards and community outreach (3 years preferably)

    Benefits:

    • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
    • No relocation benefits will be provided.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Categories:

    • Executive Director/CEO
    • Fundraising/Development
    • Program Management

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    please send resume and cover letter to cookevillechildrensmuseum@gmail.com. We will be accepting applications until October 1, 2017. No phone calls please.

     

    36 West 2nd StreetCookeville, TN 38501
    Email: cookevillechildrensmuseum@gmail.com


  • 09/06/2017 1:10 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Director of Communications
    National Museum of African American Music(NMAAM)

    Date Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017   

    Current Posting Expires: 11/4/2017  

    Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    • Sustains key interface with leadership, community and vendors and sets the tone for staff in terms of marketing/communications expectations
    • Displays a high degree of professionalism and thorough understanding of organization, mission, vision, goals and opportunities; builds relationships and has a solid understanding of strategies that will support the growth of the business
    • Provides leadership in the areas of marketing strategy, event management, public and community relations
    • Provides strategic guidance to museum leadership to move overall development and capital campaign plan forward
    • Reports results in an effective way and matches needs with the right resources while maintaining brand structure
    • Create and continually refine strategic brand management plan that:

    - Manages and refines NMAAM’s brand and other communication assets to  create a positive, cohesive image of NMAAM’s work with both internal and external audiences

    - Maximizes existing and new communication assets and channels (i.e., website, marketing collateral, social media, etc.).  Maintains and updates these channels ensuring a high-quality presence

    - Engages staff, board members, partners and other key allies in the work of NMAAM
    - Utilizes established and new media partnerships
    - Builds networks of individuals and organizations
    - Uses storytelling to capture and share brand messaging, stories and qualitative/quantitative data related to the NMAAM’s work

    - Develops and maintains marketing plan to present positive public profile and donor relations
     - Develops and oversees implementation of new and existing events and networking convenings, working closely with colleagues during execution
    - Designs strategy, analytics and metrics for communications and brand activation efforts
    - Demonstrates core organizational values in performing all duties
    - Works well in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment that requires passion for the organization’s mission and working collaboratively with colleagues
    - Travel is moderate
    - Other duties as assigned.


    WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    At least 8-10 years of public relations, marketing and/or communications experience
    Should have an in-depth working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional media
    Must have a track record of developing and executing successful brand development and activation strategies and programs
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Demonstrated ability to supervise others (subordinates and contractors)

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations or communications from an accredited college or university, Master’s degree preferred
    Advanced working knowledge of office productivity software, including digital and graphic arts programs


    Closing Date: September 25, 2017

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Categories:

    • Communications/Marketing

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    Send cover letter,resume, and list of three references to:

    National Museum of African American Music
    618 Church Street, Suite 130
    Nashville, TN  37219

    Or emailto hr@nmaam.com (preferred)

    TN
    Email: hr@nmaam.org
    Website: https://www.nmaam.org


  • 09/06/2017 1:09 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Museum Educator
    National Museum of African American Music(NMAAM)

    Date Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017   

    Current Posting Expires: 11/4/2017  

    Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:


    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development of educational initiatives and programs curriculum for all ages; provide input into the curatorial and storyline development process for the Museum.  They will have a passion for a variety of musical forms and be able to translate that passion and skill into enriching learning programs for youth and adults relating to music education, history and the correlation of music to science, technology, engineering and math.  Work involves assisting with scheduling, planning, and implementation of programs to maintain and expand the mission of the museum.


    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    Program Administration:

    • Directs the development and delivery of educational and community programs and activities.
    • Establishes short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the department in consultation with the CEO and director of development.
    • Insures that program research, development, and evaluation are conducted according to nationally accepted standards.
    • Develops and monitors the department budget in cooperation with the Accounting Manager and with the assistance of education staff.
    • Prepares written and verbal reports for the museum’s board of directors.

    Program Coordination:

    • Oversees and/or coordinates major educational initiatives, especially those involving collaborations with external organizations.
    • Forms community programs advisory panels in order to foster communication between the museum and its community. Plans agendas for and runs meetings with these groups to create dialogue and learn more about these audiences’ perceptions and uses of the museum. Works with advisory panels to develop and pilot new programs and written resources.
    • Plans and implements public programs for new and existing audiences to meet departmental objectives and in consultation with a community programs panel and other community stakeholders as appropriate.
    • Conducts audience research and evaluates program effectiveness. Maintains and analyzes statistics on program attendance and cost. Writes reports as requested.
    • Works with curatorial staff to develop interpretive programs and resources for exhibitions and prepare exhibition text and publications.
    • Serves as education liaison to the curatorial team.

    Staff Management:

    • Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of education department staff.

    Communication and Promotion to Audiences:

    • Ensures the effective promotion of all departmental programs by coordinating efforts with marketing and development staff.
    • Maintains a visible presence in the local, state, and national professional community by presenting information about the museum’s education programs and establishing communication and exchange with other museums implementing exemplary programs.
    • Acts as the department’s resource person and spokesperson for both public and staff for music and education related issues, or delegates to appropriate education staff person.

    Performs other duties as assigned. Weekend and evening hours are required.


    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Will be required to work in a very entrepreneurial manner and to participate in the support of other functional areas – curatorial, development and community programs.

    EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
    • 5-7 years of professional education experience, to include curriculum development
    • Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, project management and interpersonal skills
    • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    *Closing Date: September 25, 2017

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Categories:

    • Education

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:

    National Museum of African American Music

    618 Church Street, Suite 130

    Nashville, TN  37219

    Or email to hr@nmaam.org (preferred)


    Email: hr@nmaam.org
    Website: https://www.nmaam.org


  • 09/06/2017 1:08 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Events Coordinator
    National Museum of African American Music(NMAAM)

    Date Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017   

    Current Posting Expires: 11/4/2017  

    Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The successful firm/candidate or firm will be responsible for providing event related administrative and operational support, on a periodic basis, ensuring the successful delivery of events for museum. The ideal firm/candidate will have experience in a relevant role and be commercially minded in order to maximize income generation. You will need to be impeccably organized, confident, efficient and proactive, whilst being able to remain calm and amicable in difficult situations.  This is a contract position; non-revenue generating events will be paid per event at an agreed upon fee; revenue generating events will be paid net of revenue.


    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    • Research and assess venues for events 
    • Collect and produce accurate and complete details ahead of events, including attendee lists, running orders, catering and invoicing information 
    • Provide pre, during and post event support, including set up of the venue and basic IT and AV support
    • Arrange event staff and subcontractors, including (extra) cleaning, catering and AV, and act as supplier liaison for events
    • Lead response to event inquiries 
    • Produce Run-Of-Show and direct events
    • Book, schedule and address the needs of all event talent
    • Manage all event logistics
    • Exceptionally detail oriented and communicative

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Will be required to work in a very entrepreneurial manner and to participate in the support of other functional areas – curatorial, development and community programs.  Events:  Legends Lunch, Curatorial Meetings, out of state events and Development related activities, and etc.

    EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    • Understanding of budgeting and strong numeracy.
    • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.
    • Willing and able to regularly work out of office hours

     

    *Closing Date September 25, 2017

    Job Type: Contract/Temp

    Job Categories:

    • Event Planning

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    Send cover letter,resume, and list of three references to:
    National Museum of African American Music

    618 Church Street, Suite 130

    Nashville, TN  37219

    Or emailto hr@nmaam.com (preferred)
    Email: hr@nmaam.org
    Website: https://www.nmaam.org


  • 09/06/2017 1:07 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Senior Curator
    National Museum of African American Music(NMAAM)

    Date Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017   

    Current Posting Expires: 11/4/2017  

    Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

    General Description

    The Curator will oversee the museum’s curatorial department, collections, exhibitions and interpretive programs for the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, TN.   Specifically, this position will serve as primary curator for the permanent exhibit, and work on building and managing the museum’s collection of artifacts. Initial responsibilities will include completing work as part of a core team(designers, script writers, scholars, etc.) on the permanent exhibition and overseeing and planning of temporary exhibitions.  Coordinates audience research for the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Coordinates the interpretive program with the director of education and programs. Develops a sustained research program on African American music that leads to a greater understanding of various genres, scholarly publications, and future permanent and traveling exhibitions. Serves as the liaison with the board’s curatorial committee and supports the work of the committee. Serves as member of the museum’s senior staff; works on strategic planning and contributes to museum development as required.

     

    The Curator will work with scholars to complete key messages of the exhibition, identify/secure objects to be used in the exhibition, and manage/care for all aspects of the collections including identifying and cataloging objects, performing research and registry duties, and supervising future staff in the curatorial department.  As a start-up institution, it will be important that the candidate be willing to assume the role in its broadest definition, for a period of time, frequently acting in collections and registrar capabilities; and working closely with others on the museum staff in programs, development departments and other functional areas. This job requires working collaboratively with a museum team, attention to detail, and an ability to appropriately interpret NMAAM’s mission. Supervises the training of interns and volunteers.

    work experience requirements

    *Minimum of three years, preferably five years, as a curator. Doctorate in an academic discipline strongly preferred

    *Experience in planning and in developing permanent and temporary exhibitions

    *Preference given to candidates working on developing museums, exhibitions and collections

    *Progressive record of scholarship and publications

    *Research and registry management

    *Development of collection policies & procedures.

    education requirements

    -     Ph.D. preferred.

    -     Extensive use & working knowledge of digital or technological applications in museum work considered an advantage.

    -     Working knowledge of all aspects of museum curatorial work.

    -     Travel 10-20%

    -     Closing Date: September 30, 2017

    Job Type: Full-time

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:
    National Museum of African American Music

    618 Church Street, Suite 130

    Nashville, TN  37219

    Or email to hr@nmaam.com (preferred) Nashville, TN 37219
    Email: hr@nmaam.org
    Website: https://www.nmaam.org


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

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