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Public Programs Manager/ Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

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

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

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