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  • 11/07/2017 9:55 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Belle Meade Plantation: Full-Time historic Interpreter:


    General Definition of Work:

    The interpreter conducts tours of Belle Meade Plantation for the visiting public, interpreting the site’s buildings, landscape, and collections in an informative and engaging manner to help the visitor gain an understanding of the site’s history and significance.  Period appropriate clothing will be provided by Belle Meade Plantation and is required for all onsite interpretation.  Interpretive position is a full time position.

    Duties of the Interpretive Staff at Belle Meade Plantation:

    1.     Interpreters conduct tours through the house for visitors of all ages in a personable and knowledgeable manner and provide accurate information relevant to the major themes in the site’s history.

    2.     Interpreters welcome the public, collect tickets, and direct visitors to facilities, exhibits, and interesting aspects of the site.

    3.     Interpreters represent Belle Meade Plantation to visitors.  They inform them of the site’s goals and programs.

    4.     Interpreters assist in providing security for the site, buildings, and collections.  They help ensure the safety of the visiting public and respond calmly and professionally to emergencies.  They follow institutional procedures.

    5.     Interpreters participate actively in training programs and other opportunities in order to expand knowledge of the site and strengthen interpretive skills.  Guides are required to update or modify their tours as new or relevant information becomes available and for changing exhibitions.

    6.     Interpreters assist with special programs, including but not limited to rentals and special events, often held on evenings and weekends.

    7.     Interpreters lead guided educational tours and programs for school-age groups as well as special needs and mentally challenged groups.

    8.     Interpreters assist in the office as needed when not giving tours.

    9.     Interpreters attend scheduled staff meetings as requested as well as complete continued education training and requirements.


    The interpreter must have excellent oral communication skills and demonstrated experience working with people.  The interpreter must be articulate, reliable, and have a neat appearance.  The interpreter must be able to assimilate information and impart it in a factual, coherent, and engaging manner, and must demonstrate initiative, leadership qualities, and flexibility.  Degree in History or related field is a plus. Public speaking or teaching experience with an interest in history is ideal.  Interpreters must be available as scheduled; including weekends and holidays.


    Please send your resume to info@bellemeadeplantation.com to apply.

  • 10/20/2017 7:46 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Department of Natural Resources, is seeking a Cultural Resource Preservationist II (CRP II) to perform a variety of duties including management of the Review-Compliance-Records Unit.  The Jefferson City-based position involvesSection 106 review for archaeological concerns; oversees the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), state burials and shipwrecks programs; and supervises a professional multi-disciplinary staff. More information about the CRP II  position is attached and can be found at: https://mocareers.mo.gov/Details?id=8144.


    For questions regarding the position, please contact Judith Deel, SHPO Compliance Coordinator, at judith.deel@dnr.mo.gov

    or 573.751.7862. Please direct questions about the application process to Tiffani Martin, Personnel Analyst II, Human Resources Program,  at tiffani.martin@dnr.mo.gov. To be considered for this CRP II position, please complete an online application through EASe, the State of Missouri’s MERIT Electronic Application System at www.ease.mo.gov before11:59 p.m., October 30, 2017. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 10/09/2017 5:56 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)



    The Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation at Angola seeks a Collections Manager. This person will be responsible for performing all tasks involved in collections stewardship which include but are not limited to registering, cataloging/inventory, accession/deaccession, curatorial/interpretation and preservation functions of the museum’s unique Louisiana corrections’ collections which include primarily historical books and documents in addition to many artifacts.

    Candidates for this position:

    Must be knowledgeable and passionate about Louisiana’ corrections’ history and material culture.

    Demonstrate strong interest in utilizing documents and artifacts to tell stories and dedication to inclusion of all cultures and eras.

    Must demonstrate exemplary writing and communication skills.

    Be the lead and/or participate in grant writing also a must.

    This person will be very familiar with approaches to Louisiana history and adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship.

    Maintains and preserves museum’s collections.

    Register, inventory, access and de-access collections.

    Plans exhibition schedules with Museum Director, staff, and exhibitions committee.

    Works with Director to design the themes and layouts of exhibitions. Suggests and selects items to be put on display. Works with staff and oversees volunteers to install and de-install exhibitions.

    Conducts research on collections for public requests and for exhibitions. Writes exhibition text including panel text and labels. Writes press releases and related materials in support of exhibitions and programs.

    Responsible for interpretation of the collection, exhibitions, and the Red Hat.

    Participates in training volunteer greeters on interpretation.

    Collaborates in designing adult programming, such as speaker series, to accompany exhibitions and enhance knowledge of the Museum’s collection and of local history along with the Education committee.

    Makes recommendations on offered gifts and other accessions.

    Collections strengths at the Angola Museum are historical photographs and documents in addition to some artifacts including the original electric chair, guard uniforms and guns. The scope of our collections spans the history of corrections from the historical beginnings of the property where the Louisiana State Penitentiary is located (a former plantation) and the original penitentiary downtown in Baton Rouge, to present contemporary programs in the field of Louisiana Corrections. The Museum’s most significant artifact is the Red Hat, the first cell block at Angola, which is on the National Historic Registry.


    Masters’ degree in history, American studies, museum studies, or closely related field.

    Although the following skills are preferred, the museum is willing to consider a brand new graduate of a masters’ program with some internship experience in the following.

    Some experience doing tasks required for museum work, including registering items, and accessing. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the PastPerfect software collections management system.

    Must be familiar with best practices in the field and proactively keep up with innovations.

    Have experience writing grants or some transferable writing experiences.

    Strong interpersonal, organizational, writing, proofreading and analytical skills, with meticulous attention to detail.

    Ability to work alone and to work as part of a team with the Museum Director, Director of Planning and Development, and Board Committee Chairs, especially the Education committee Chair.

    Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

    Must have or obtain a Louisiana drivers’ license

    Preferred skills:

    Familiarity with Louisiana history.

    Willingness to learn museum practices including knowledge of photographs, documents, manuscripts and artifacts.

    Facility with PastPerfect software or significant experience with other museum database programs and ability to quickly learn PastPerfect. Facility with Microsoft

    Office Suite and Adobe and Acrobat. At least basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

    Ability to layout labels in design software a plus.

    Ability to do some hands on preparation, such as mounting labels an asset.

    CONTACT: Marianne Fisher-Giorlando, Chair

    Search Committee

    Collections Manager Position

    Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation

    mariannegsu@gmail.com or


  • 10/03/2017 9:39 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Education and Service Coordinator creates and manages professional development and continuing education opportunities for history professionals at all stages of careers, as well as for avocational historians, lifelong learners, and other allies of history organizations.  The coordinator also helps manage AASLH committees and affinity groups. The Education and Service Coordinator reports to the Chief of Operations and works in the AASLH office in Nashville, TN.
     The ideal candidate:
    • Is an intelligent and self-motivated team player
    • Has experience and/or training in, and a passion for history
    • Brings a creative approach to continuing education
    • Understands the needs and expectations of public history professionals and volunteers 

    Five years nonprofit experience, preferably for a membership association or history-related institution such as a museum, historical society, or humanities council. Master’s in History, Public History, or Museum Studies or related experience is preferred, but not required. It is useful to have knowledge of historical practices/methods, and professional skills or abilities related to adult education, archives, libraries, historic preservation, historical interpretation, historical education, museum exhibits/curation, fundraising, cultural tourism, historical consulting, archaeology, cultural resource management, oral history, community engagement, or related activities. A successful candidate should also have knowledge of current issues within the field ranging from equity and inclusion to discussions impacting the future of the history profession.
    The Education and Service Coordinator must have strong written communications skills because s/he will be producing content for the organization’s publications and other communication vehicles. The coordinator must also have excellent oral communication skills, an aptitude for event planning, and the ability to manage and report on multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail. Familiarities with databases, social media, and familiarity with the WordPress platform, as well as intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary.
     Manage the Continuing Education program:
    • Plan Continuing Education programs including webinars, online courses, and workshops.
    • Recruit and develop expert instructor core for Continuing Education programs.
    • Anticipate future needs of members, outside of traditional history/museum trainings.
    • Oversee work related to continuing education budget and enrollment.
    • Plan and coordinate workshop meetings including host site and catering contracts and making sure participants have information needed for travel, lodging, and workshop participation. 
    • Maintain and update Continuing Education related pages on AASLH website and registration pages in AASLH’s database.
    • Communicate with participants by answering inquiries and sending program updates; collect and analyze participant data and feedback.
    • Create a vision for the program’s future including new components, increased earned income, partnerships with other organizations, and content review and revisions.
    • Develop collaborative professional development opportunities with other history organizations at the local, state, and national level.
    • Promote participation by working with the marketing coordinator on eblasts, the AASLH website, social media, brochures, online discussion lists, and other methods; answer email and telephone inquiries.
    Manage Standing and Affinity Committees:
    • Maintain volunteer committee rosters.
    • Manage committee member development and retention via appointment letters.
    • Keep committee staff liaisons aware of committee rules and regulations, as outlined by the AASLH Bylaws.
    • Work with the Court and Legal History, Women’s History, Military History, and Corporate History affinity committees along with the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force by scheduling conference calls and other correspondence, setting meeting agendas with committee chairs, managing their online forums and listservs, promoting committee work through blog posts and other means, and keeping committee projects moving forward and on schedule.
    Additional Duties:
    • Work with marketing coordinator on joint social media projects, such as #AASLHChat and Facebook Live events.
    • Work with External Relations Coordinator on History Relevance Campaign programming.
    • Collaborate with staff on funding proposals and other projects, including the Annual Meeting.
    • Promote membership in the Association; answer telephone and email inquiries from AASLH members and others; complete event registrations and other e-commerce related purchases via the association’s database system.
    • Other projects as assigned 
    To apply
    Visit AASLH website https://jobs.aaslh.org/job/education-and-service-coordinator/37354157/

  • 09/17/2017 7:30 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position Posting –Administrative Assistant

    American Association for State and Local History

    Part-time Position

    Salary range: $18-20 per hour, commensurate with experience.


    The Administrative Assistant is responsible for general clerical and administrative work of the association. This position is part-time and requires 20-25 hours per week. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Chief of Operations.


    • High school diploma required. College degree is preferred.
    • 1-3 years clerical experience required
    • Experience in a history organization or related nonprofit is a plus.


    • High level of analytical ability and problem solving skills
    • Skills in excellent customer service, both internal and external
    • Effective verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and handle conflicting priorities and deadlines appropriately
    • Skills in utilizing Excel and data entry at an intermediate level


    • Acts as the primary receptionist; answering, screening, and directing calls to appropriate staff. Greets and assists visitors.
    • Supports general administrative functions of the association. This includes but not limited to copying, mass mailing and maintaining routine filing systems; files a variety of items including records, forms, correspondence, memoranda, purchase orders, invoices, personnel & budgetary.
    • Assists members with registration, invoices, account questions, and using AASLH resources.
    • Provides support for other AASLH employees including pulling reports, preparing/packing for onsite programs, mailing packages, etc.
    • Performs daily financial tasks including processing checks and payments.
    • Performs monthly tasks including preparing and mailing invoices and new member kits.
    • Maintains online store content and shipping orders.
    • Drafts and mails new job letters.
    • Promotes membership in the Association.
    • Handles other projects as assigned.

    To apply

    Submit resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to employment@aaslh.org. Review of applications will begin October 10 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is November 15. Please note that successful candidate will have to pass a background check.

    AASLH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • 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

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