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  • 02/15/2018 9:26 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    Organization Overview

    Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee, that operates as a Botanical Garden, Historic Home, and Museum of Art. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family who amassed their fortune, in part, through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens, a one-mile woodland sculpture trail, a 7,000-piece permanent art collection, and a Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and art galleries.

    With a $10M annual operating budget and some 200 employees, Cheekwood annually welcomes 225,000 visitors, including 14,000 members, for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages. A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

    The Opportunity

    Cheekwood is realizing unprecedented financial success, with three consecutive years of operational surplus, and engaged in its most ambitious fundraising initiative to date, having raised $22M of a $30M campaign to increase endowment, address deferred restoration, build capital reserves, and fund new revenue-enhancing capital projects, including a two-acre Children’s Garden, opening in 2019, and a major renovation of Cheekwood’s 10-acre Carell Sculpture Trail to follow in 2020.

    The Chief Financial Officer reports to the CEO and is part of a six-person Senior Leadership Team which develops annual goals and objectives for realizing strategic initiatives as outlined in the institution’s five-year strategic plan and long-term master site plan. The CFO also serves as staff liaison to the Board’s Finance Committee, organizing four quarterly meetings per year.

    The Ideal Candidate

    Cheekwood seeks a strategic Chief Financial Officer with a track record of organizing a growing non-profit organization to meet future expansion. The CFO is responsible for aligning financial reserves to realize the implementation of Cheekwood’s long-term Master Site Plan and for identifying concrete ways to engage in increasing financial reserves and cost-savings, to ensure a stable, sustainable organization with longevity.

    Core Responsibilities

    Develop and manage all budgets, forecasts and internal financial plans and processes

    Direct all accounting, general ledger and operations functions

    Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

    Drive best financial practices within the organization and oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting including organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, schedule of pledges/payments of campaign funds, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational contracts and grant budgets

    Develop and maintain a rolling three-year business plan, establishing KPIs and short and long-term goals to manage existing and projected financial resources needed

    Participate in all internal planning for program and capital expansion to ensure alignment with financial projections

    Build and foster relationships with banks, donors, vendors, and outside consultants

    Utilize technology to optimize all reporting and analytical functions

    Oversee all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants

    Explore and suggest how to invest reserves and resources to generate passive income

    Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets and oversee federal awards and programs

    Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all audit issues are resolved, 403(b) compliance issues are met, and the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with U.S. GAAP and federal, state and other required supplementary schedules and information

    Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives and salaries for the staff

    Oversee business insurance plans and 403b investment options

    Recruit, train, and supervise finance team


    Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

    Master’s Degree and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

    Knowledge and experience with not-for-profit and public accounting

    Experience at the Controller or Chief Financial Officer level

    Five to seven years financial management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization of at least 75 staff persons

    Experience working with external auditors, compliance and regulatory oversight

    Commitment to results; 'can-do" mindset; outstanding problem-solving ability

    Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills

    Sense of humor, integrity, personal sense of accountability

    Knowledge of Abila MIP Fund Accounting and Microsoft Office 2016 on a Window 7 or 10 computer in a Windows Server environment

    Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. EOE

  • 02/13/2018 2:03 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title: Historical Interpreter (Part Time)

    Reports To: Assistant to Director of Education Programs



    The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation and display, railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region.


    The Interpreter will:

    • Be a Front line customer service presence to our public
    • Seek to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region
    • Be interactive with customers and create a clear interpretation of the impact of trains throughout history
    • Be responsible for planning, preparing and presenting talks, promoting public interest and notice of our history


    • Reports to and works under the direction of the Education Director. Position works independently and requires a measure of judgment and discretion in completion of duties
    • Research, develop and present thematic original tours and special programs for groups and individuals
    • Provides interpretive knowledge by answering questions, creating and implementing talks and a variety of interpretive opportunities
    • Ensures visitors have an engaging experience
    • Learns about the area history locomotives, passenger cars, other equipment on the property and the experiences that took place on trains to help visitors imagine and understand as they interact with the trains
    • Facilitates with customer feedback regarding customer needs and concerns, museum challenges, and generates ideas and solutions to meet identified needs

    Dress Code

    The museum keeps to a dress code for employees in the public service to foster a productive and safe work environment and to preserve TVRM’s public image. This means no inappropriate hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, clothing or fashion statements are allowed. Employees are required to be in appropriate, approved museum attire at all times while on duty.


    The interpreter may preform additional functions as assigned. The position will require work on weekends, nights and holidays to accommodate facility programming and train activities.


    • Loading and unloading of customers from train in a pleasant manner
    • Ability to lift equipment to load and unload passengers (ie. step box and ramp) weighing up to 25 lbs
    • Able to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, work outside and in un-air-conditioned buildings in various weather conditions
    • Able to deal with tour groups, guiding them to their seats and other locations under time constraints


    • Post-secondary education (Associates degree or courses towards a Bachelor degree) American history/studies, American History Communications, Social Science, Humanities, Mechanical Engineering or any related field.
    • One (1) year of related experience or acquired knowledge of Museum functions and/or trains, through community involvement or any combination of education and training that demonstrates candidates to perform the essential duties of the position.
    • Ability to engage in a positive and harmonious work relationship with Volunteers and other Museum Staff
    • Able to communicate verbally, be attentive and engage with customers and make sound judgments
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Exemplary customer service skills with diverse audiences


    Send resume and references to Shana Haynes, Assistant to the Education Programs Director at shaynes@tvrail.com or 2200 N Chamberlain Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406

  • 02/02/2018 10:16 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Chief of Museum Operations Advertisement

    The Andrew Jackson Foundation seeks an experienced museum professional to serve in the newly created position of Chief of Museum Operations (CMO). This position manages the day-to-day museum operations of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage in Nashville, TN. The Hermitage is a 129-year-old presidential home museum and one of the nation’s first National Historic Landmark sites. It includes the 1,120 acre property, 27 buildings, and a full and part-time staff of 106. The CMO will report directly to the President and CEO, and be a member of the museum’s executive management team. Working with their direct reports, the CMO will provide leadership and direction in the planning, controlling, and general operation of the museum (e.g., collections management, research, educational and interpretive programming, public programming, guest services, preservation of buildings and sites, property management, and security). The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of museum management principles and administrative practices; strong skills in project management and execution; and experience in budget development and management. The CMO position requires an advanced degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in museum and non-profit management, and a combination of knowledge and experience in American history, collections management, historic preservation, interpretation, and public history.

    Applications are due no later than close of business on Thursday, March 1, 2018. A complete application must include: 1) cover letter expressing the applicant’s interest in the position and the institution and why they believe they are a good fit for this position, 2) a current, up-to-date resume and/or curriculum vita, 3) four writing samples relevant to the position requirements, and 4) five professional references. A lack of any of these components will disqualify the applicant from further consideration. Applications are strictly confidential, and must be sent electronically. Paper applications will not be accepted. For a complete position description interested parties should contact: CMOsearch@thehermitage.com.

    The Andrew Jackson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation. It strictly adheres to an equal opportunity policy.

  • 01/24/2018 12:26 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Andrew Jackson Foundation

    Job Description 

    Position Title:                         Historical Interpreter

     Reports To:                             Lead Interpreter

     Exempt Status:                       Non-exempt

     Hrs/Work per Week:             24 hours (approximately)

     Date Revised:                         January 2018

     Purpose:  Provide historical interpretation of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s properties.

     Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Perform job function and conduct daily operations, consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures; provide guided historical tours to visitors and answer questions; assist non-English speaking visitors; provide physical security for mansion and visitors; comply with dress and grooming requirements listed in interpreter manual; meet acceptable levels of knowledge of training materials; attend required training sessions; incorporate new interpretive information as required in tours; provide reports in a timely manner. Some weekends and occasional evenings required.

     Additional Duties and Responsibilities:  Participate in training activities; assist visitors in emergency situations; interact with Hermitage visitors, guests and staff in a friendly, informative manner; cross train with Visitor Services staff; ensure safety of staff and visitors by looking for, and reporting all safety concerns to a member of the Safety Committee.

     Education/Training: Some college and related experience preferred

     Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:  An interest in history; good use of English language; courtesy and tact in dealing with the public; excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal, customer and staff friendly; must be able to interact with all ages, nationalities and those who are physically challenged; present a professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality.

     Physical Requirements:  Must be able to stand for long periods of time; climb stairs; work outside and in un-air-conditioned buildings.


    Mission: The mission of the Andrew Jackson Foundation is to preserve the home place of Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson. Preserve, Educate, Inspire


    Send resumes or applications to Trey Gwinn, Interpretive Manager attgwinn@thehermitage.com

  • 01/22/2018 11:03 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Mobile Education Coordinator

    Reports to: Director of Education

    Overall responsibility

    Assist with program planning, development, and implementation of Discovery Center’s Mobile education and outreach program.

    Key areas of responsibility

    • ·        Responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of Discovery Center mobile education programs (including the STEAM Bus, Museums to Go, & promotional community events) to ensure positive impact and outcomes and are innovative, inspiring, and of the highest quality.  Programs at DC are all encompassing and include every discipline of science, history, social studies, and art.
    • ·        Facilitate regularly scheduled cleaning, maintenance, tags & usage on bus and van.
    • ·        Assist Marketing Director in the promotion of mobile education programs.
    • ·        Assist in development and tracking of budget for Mobile Education programs.
    • ·        Assist with on-site education programming as needed
    • ·        Develop, implement and train other staff on some weekend special events. Assist in the development and tracking of budgets and the promotion of these programs.
    • ·        Train Discovery Center staff on education programs.
    • ·        Work with VP of Community Development in implementing grant funded programs:
    • o   Science Action Club
    • o   Science in the Summer
    • ·        Attend monthly staff meetings and bi-weekly Education Department meetings.
    • ·        Stay up to date with current trends in education and STEAM related subjects.
    • ·        Other duties to benefit Discovery Center as assigned by the Director of Education.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required:

    • ·        College degree in Education, Recreation, or Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) is preferred.
    • ·        Ability to interact effectively, professionally, and courteously with visitors, staff and volunteers.
    • ·        Ability or willingness to learn how to properly operate a 12 passenger van and a school bus.
    • ·        Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks.
    • ·        Ability to relate to persons of all ages, diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities.
    • ·        Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
    • ·        Comply with a flexible work schedule.
    • ·        This job requires periods of standing, sitting, walking, use of hands and arms, bending, lifting, use of computer and keyboard, listening and speaking in person and on the phone.
    • ·        Noise level varies from quiet to loud.
    • ·        Temperature varies from hot to cold.
    Please send resumes to:

    John Hawkins 

    Director of Education


  • 01/18/2018 11:48 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Nashville Zoo Position Description EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Education Assistant

     Position/Title: Education Assistant – Interpretive Programs (Seasonal)

     Department: Education 

    Supervisor: Historic Site Manager 

    Description: Nashville Zoo is seeking upbeat, positive individuals to serve as educators for interpretive programming. Positions may be trained and available for other programming as needed throughout the season, but will primarily work with interpretive programs. Weekend, holiday, and some evening work may be required.

     Interpretive programs are focused on two areas of the zoo, our Grassmere Historic Farm and Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit. The Education Assistant will lead guided tours of the Grassmere Historic Home and Farm, as well as interact with guests at our Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit. The Education Assistant educates guests on the history of our property, and how Grassmere ties into the story of Nashville Zoo. 

    This position also provides basic rules and etiquette, as well as interpreting animal knowledge, for the residents of our Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit. Interpretive programs are offered from March through October, with some tours being offered in November and December. This is a seasonal, part- to full-time position. 

    The Education Assistant is responsible for:  

    Educating zoo guests about the historic farm, families that lived there, the land, and how it relates to Nashville zoo, through both guided and open house tours.  Educating zoo guests about animals at our Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit, including basic exhibit rules and animal information. 

    The Education Assistant position does not perform any animal handling or husbandry duties, this is strictly an interpretive position.  Performing daily light cleaning of the furnishings and artifacts in the historic home and outbuildings, as well as light grounds work.  Assisting in special events as needed  If need dictates throughout the season, may be trained for overnight, teen, or camp programming  

    Other duties as assigned Skills:  Excellent communication, leadership, and time management skills; and the ability to work as part of a team  Must work well without direct supervision  Must have the ability to follow written and oral instructions  Must work well with audiences of varying ages  Knowledge of basic teaching methods as well as non-traditional techniques for early childhood development  Computer experience, including use of Microsoft Office and digital media  Ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols  Experience interacting with the public is required  Previous experience teaching or working in a camp setting is strongly desired Education:  

    Applicants must be at least 18 years of age  High school diploma or GED equivalent required  Strong interest or background in education, history, museums, or interpretation desired  Bachelor’s degree in Education, Biology, Zoology, or other environmentally related major desired Physical Requirements:  Ability to lift up to 25 pounds  Ability to work outdoors in rain, humidity, and temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit  Ability to walk zoo grounds for long periods of time, up and down stairs, bend down, and ambulate quickly Position Description: Education Assistant (Seasonal) Employee Requirements: Prior to hire, the successful candidate must:  Submit to a criminal background check and drug screen  Provide proof of a valid driver’s license 

    To apply: Please submit your resume to careers@nashvillezoo.org or complete an application on our website at www.nashvillezoo.org. Nashville Zoo is an EEO Institution and a Drug Free Workplace

  • 01/16/2018 8:17 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Maryville College in Maryville, TN seeks an Archives and College History Librarian to manage archival collections documenting the College’s history.


    Work responsibilities include organizing, preserving, cataloging, and providing searchable access to college history materials in all formats and leading and coordinating efforts to digitize archival collections. This person also provides research assistance services for college history materials, supervises student projects in archives, provides public presentations on archival collections, and supervises volunteers.


    This is a part-time, professional position requiring a Master’s degree in archival studies or an ALA accredited MLIS with concentration in archival studies.


    A more complete description with full list of qualifications and application instructions is available at the Maryville College website -- https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/about/inside/employment/182/.

  • 12/19/2017 10:37 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Mabry-Hazen House Museum Executive Director Position


    The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry's Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858 and housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, the Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest original family collection in America. Containing original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings, this home is a rare view into the past. The Civil War, a gunfight on Gay Street in 1882, and a Breach of Promise lawsuit in the early 1930's are only a few stories that bring life and color to those who visit the museum. 


    Since 1989, the Hazen Historical Museum Foundation has worked to preserve Mabry-Hazen House and Bethel Cemetery for the benefit of the community. Mabry-Hazen House is Knoxville's only historic house museum with the original family collection, and the Bethel Cemetery is the final resting place for over 1,600 Confederate soldiers. The history we tell is colorful, captivating, and unique to our area.


    The mission of the Hazen Historical Museum Foundation is to preserve the historic fabric of Mabry’s Hill and Bethel Cemetery, and to educate the public about the rich history of the Mabry, Hazen, and Winstead families whose lives left lasting impressions on Knoxville, Tennessee.

    We preserve history through education, restoration, and research.


    The Hazen Historical Museum Foundation is governed by a 12-member board of directors.


    Under supervision of the Board of Directors, the next Executive Director of the Mabry Hazen House and Bethel Cemetery will be able to lead the organization in innovative directions while holding true to its core purpose of supporting the mission of the Hazen Historical Museum Foundation, to preserve the historic fabric of Mabry’s Hill and Bethel Cemetery, and to educate the public about the rich history of the Mabry, Hazen, and Winstead families. This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence, a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships. The Executive Director is responsible for developing, coordinating and generating results in all areas, including fundraising, management of buildings and grounds, public relations, budgeting and financial management, volunteer coordination and special events.

    Minimum Credentials

    Advanced degree preferred.


    Essential Responsibilities:

    • ·       Administer policies adopted by the Board of Directors.
    • ·       Direct the day-to-day operations of the MH Museum.
    • ·       Administer the annual budget.
    • ·       Hold an active and leading role in all development activities including capital and fundraising activities.
    • ·       Manage financial operations and records.
    • ·       Work closely with the Board to develop strategic plans.
    • ·       Serve as a spokesperson for the Museum.
    • ·       Provide leadership for all Museum tours and events.
    • ·       Design and effective public relations strategies, including newsletters, social media, and press releases on a periodic basis.
    • ·       Successfully earn positive media in radio, print and television.
    • ·       Oversee the secure use and maintenance of Museum facilities.
    • ·       Research grants, grant writing and fundraising.
    • ·       Develop Corporate Sponsors.
    • ·       Attend and provide reports at monthly Board meetings.

    Software Skills: Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, and possess experience in donor management software and basic web site maintenance.

    Physical requirements: Must be able to perform basic groundskeeping tasks when necessary, eg, leafblowing, mowing, and pruning. Must demonstrate industry-standard curatorial habits in moving, caring for museum objects. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

    Additional Experience and Skills

    Expertise in museum studies

    Oversee the museum's collection. Museum director may be called on to authenticate and classify the museum's newest acquisitions. Other activities involve institutional research and the direction of educational programs related to the museum.

    Passionate advocate for the mission

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a professional history and be able to translate that passion into support for the museum.

    Experienced manager

    The ideal candidate will have professional experience in supervising and managing staff, budgeting for strategic financial management, and efficiently aligning and maximizing resources.

    Demonstrated success in raising funds

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in fund development. The candidate will be experienced in growing revenue from individual and corporate donors, and be skillful in securing foundation grant-funding.

    Exceptional communication skills

    The ideal candidate will be able to passionately articulate the organization’s mission and deliver compelling presentations to public and private audiences. The candidate will also have strong writing skills and be skillful in telling stories as a powerful tool to attract donors and engage the community.

    A thoughtful visionary and creative entrepreneur

    The ideal candidate is skilled in setting strategic direction and holding a vision while being able to identify and respond quickly and creatively to growth opportunities. The candidate will continually scan the environment for key trends and new opportunities, can leverage opportunities, and has an innovative approach to solving problems and overcoming challenges.

    Astute networker and collaborator

    The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building and maintaining strong relationships with people of influence in the nonprofit, corporate, and education arenas, as well as the ability to build effective collaboration among these various groups in the community.

    Keen emotional intelligence

    The ideal candidate will have keen listening skills, empathy, self-awareness and the ability to connect with people of different styles, professional levels and backgrounds, as well as encourage those traits in MHH’s staff.

    Team builder

    The ideal candidate will be able to develop staff and create a productive team-based culture that welcomes inclusion and diversity. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and to physically, along with staff, maintain the properties.

    Experience working with boards of directors

    The ideal candidate will be skilled in working effectively in partnership with a board of directors to carry out the mission of the organization and in setting strategic direction.

    Strong social media and information technology skills

    The ideal candidate will have strong skills in utilizing social media, information technology and internet-based consumer/constituent messaging.


    The next Executive Director of the Mabry Hazen House will have opportunities for growth in the following areas. In applying for this position, candidates should respond with how they would approach the following five core themes:

    Leadership and Outreach: Lead by continuing to foster and retain relationships and build new partnerships with key contacts in the Knoxville community. Work collaboratively with the board of directors to set a strategic direction that responds to the changing landscape, strengthen the organization’s mission impact, and ensure sustainable growth in the coming years.

    Fund Development: Continue to grow MHH funding to support the organization’s ongoing sustainability and continued growth.

    Marketing and Messaging: Enhance marketing and core messaging to increase MHH’s visibility and public awareness, while adeptly addressing contemporary challenges in interpreting the Civil War period. Accomplish this by applying innovative initiatives and strategies that encourage community participation.

    Staffing and Culture: Assess staff skill sets to determine needs and abilities of current and future employees. Establish and maintain a workplace environment culture that supports the success of the mission.

    Board Involvement: Facilitate building a robust board of directors with an eye to member engagement. Develop a stronger governance model in which all involved understand and fulfill board responsibilities and expectations.


    This search is being conducted by MHH Board of Directors. All submissions are confidential. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter in attached PDF format by January 31, 2018, along with any additional relevant material to:


    The next director will pick up the reins to further enhance what MHH does well, while guiding the organization toward thoughtful innovation that will support and sustain its mission into the 21st century. This is a great opportunity for a candidate seeking a full range of responsibilities in directing their first museum. Salary range $30-35K per year. 

  • 11/09/2017 2:14 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Deadline for Applications: December 5, 2017
    Start Date: January/February 2018
    The American Association for State and Local History offers paid internship opportunities for graduate students enrolled in history, museum studies, public history, or related Master’s degree or Ph.D. programs who have an interest in work at a history service organization and with national issues facing history organizations. Students are invited to work with their university faculty and our staff on for-credit internship experiences.
    Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for a spring internship at AASLH:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate academic program in history, museum studies, public history, or related field
    • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Submit a letter of support and/or recommendation from a faculty member
    • Possess excellent time management and communication skills
    AASLH internships are intensive, part-time programs that enable graduate level students to assist AASLH staff with major projects. Internships generally focus on specific projects, but are flexible enough for students to involve themselves in several aspects of our work. Interns are treated as history professionals and included in the regular ongoing activities of the organization. Salary is $12.50 an hour for up to sixteen hours per week. The AASLH internship program is designed to provide graduate-level students with exceptional service to the history field community while they evaluate possible career paths, develop a professional network, and gain firsthand experience with professional staff, diverse audiences, and cutting- edge facilities.
    For more information about the AASLH Internship program, contact Aja Bain, Programs and Publications Coordinator, at abain@aaslh.org.
    Job Duties/Tasks
    The AASLH Intern will work under the direction of the AASLH Chief of Operations or designee on AASLH's Continuing Education Program.
    AASLH has over 5,400 members and offers many continuing education programs including onsite workshops, webinars, online courses, blogs, and publications. In September 2017, AASLH received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to evaluate our existing continuing education offerings and create a plan for future growth. The intern will provide project support for this grant project as well as other projects in the AASLH office.
    The internship project will include:
    • Assisting AASLH staff and grant consultants in conducting a survey of existing professional development/continuing education for history professionals and volunteers
    • Compiling data for current AASLH continuing education programs including surveys and attendee information
    • Assisting in a comprehensive literature review to understand trends and best practices in teaching and learning focused on continuing education/professional development programs for working professionals (not students) and informal settings (not schools or universities)
    • Assist with organizing and compiling resources on the AASLH website
    • Conduct research as assigned for senior staff
    • Other duties as assigned, including support of the AASLH staff with workshops, Annual Meeting, publications, special projects, and general customer service
    Required Skills
    AASLH interns must have:
    • Ability to act independently and be a self-starter while operating collaboratively as a team player
    • Strong writing and oral communication skills
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks
    To Apply
    Submit the following in a single PDF to Aja Bain, Programs and Publications Coordinator via email to abain@aaslh.org
    • A one- to two-page cover letter explaining your interests in this project and your qualifications
    • Your course of study including institution, academic advisor for the internship, and any internship requirements for your academic program (number of hours, forms, etc.)
    • Availability (starting and ending dates)
    • One letter of recommendation
    • A resume
    About AASLH
    Since 1940, AASLH has provided leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history to make the past more meaningful. AASLH is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH works to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of local history in America. AASLH publishes books, technical publications, a quarterly magazine, a monthly newsletter, and maintains numerous affinity groups and committees serving a broad range of constituents across the historical community. The association also sponsors online continuing education training, regional and national training workshops, and an annual meeting.
    AASLH has a unique perspective on the challenges the discipline faces in the twenty-first century, serving a membership that directly reflects the kaleidoscopic demographics of the field itself. Members range from the smallest all-volunteer house museum to county and state archives to history museums as large as Williamsburg and the Smithsonian. It also includes the professionals and volunteers that work for them. For this diverse membership, with its many various circumstances, needs, and wants, AASLH offers programs and services that are meeting member needs and progressively advancing the goals and standards of the field.
    AASLH has an exemplary reputation for successfully administering complicated national initiatives and programs. Over 75 years after its creation, AASLH remains the only comprehensive organization dedicated to state and local history.
    • Be enrolled in a graduate academic program in history, museum studies, public history, or related field
    • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Submit a letter of support and/or recommendation from a faculty member
    • Possess excellent time management and communication skills

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