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  • 11/28/2022 1:34 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center 

    Director of Education and Public Programs


    The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center (MOHHC) is a non-partisan non-profit organization devoted to telling the unique and impactful stories of our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients. We seek a passionate and experienced individual to join our team as the Director of Education and Public Programs. This person will play a critical role as the leader of our Character Education Program (CEP), in public outreach and events, community partnerships, and other history and STEM-related educational programming. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and is full-time, exempt, salaried with benefits.


    Duties Pertaining to Education: 

    • Develop, implement, and evaluate a vision for education at the MOHHC that is inclusive and accessible in a way that creates meaningful and relevant experiences for young audiences.

    • Supervise and expand established programs that include the CEP, the Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club, the Citizenship and Art Essay Program, the MOHHC Book Club, Chattanooga 101, and other public outreach programming through a deep understanding of learning pedagogy.

    • Make significant use of the MOHHC galleries and the Johnson Education Center as classrooms for student engagement.

    • Create new educational opportunities, programs, and materials.

    • Establish and expand formal relationships with faculty and administrators of primary, secondary, and higher education institutions locally and nationally to recruit students to the MOHHC. 

    • Work with community and other civic leaders to create effective partnerships that enhance and broaden the scope and reach of the MOHHC’s education initiatives.

    • Take the lead in researching and applying for grants to fund educational programs. 

    • Train and effectively manage staff, interns, and volunteers to support educational programming. 

    • Develop and maintain effective methods of tracking education outcomes and evaluation metrics.

    • Provide vibrant and compelling educational content for social media, the MOHHC website, and other marketing opportunities.

    • Represent the MOHHC in external meetings, VIP experiences, media, and other professional settings. 

    • Manage the MOHHC educational program budget. 

    • Work with Executive Director, other staff, and volunteers/committees to:

      • Evaluate and grow existing programs, events, and exhibits

      • Ensure that all programs and events meet and exceed visitor expectations

      • Develop appropriate current and future programs and events


    Qualifications:

    Candidates should be innovative in their approach to engaging learners and community partners of all ages, as well as experienced in launching new educational initiatives. Must be energetic and able to work in a fast-paced team environment while embracing creativity and functionality on an individual basis. Strong and resourceful problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills are crucial. Proven ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously.


    Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in education or museum studies with an emphasis on history, cultural studies, or related social sciences. Five (5) years of experience working with history or STEM education or public programs in a museum or related non-profit environment. Knowledge and experience with K-12 curriculum-based education. Understanding of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies. Experience working with students across a broad range of demographics. Proficiency in educational grant writing. Demonstrated success creating or implementing learning resources in a digital environment. Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays. A demonstrated aptitude in Microsoft Office 365. Must be willing to travel on occasion.


    Preferred Requirements: Working knowledge of the State of Tennessee, the State of Alabama, and the State of Georgia’s academic standards for Social Studies and Science. Experience in event and program planning and execution. Supervisory experience. Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media.


    The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.


    Salary: $47,500 base plus benefits (health, vision, 401K)


    To apply, please send resume to david@mohhc.org



  • 11/13/2022 3:58 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Position: Curator of Education

    Location: Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

    Job Type: Full-Time

    Classification: Exempt

    Salary/Hourly: Salary

    Reports to: Executive Director

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    Position Overview

    The Curator of Education is responsible for developing, in collaboration with the Curator of Collections, and Curator of Exhibitions, exhibitions and programming, activities, materials and events that attract and serve a wide range of audiences, including schools.

    Essential Functions

    1. Managing and developing partnerships with schools to offer curriculum-based programs related to the museum’s collection, in the museum and/or in schools and other institutions;

    2. Setting standards for all programming

    3. Liaison with schools, community groups and other target audiences to arrange a program of field trips, guided tours and/or demonstrations.

    4. Scheduling of museum in public speaking engagements and media talks in coordination with the Executive Director and/or the Curator of Collections and Exhibits.

    5. Collaborating in the design of exhibitions and other public programming to enhance the educational value of exhibits.

    6. Preparation of publications or media-based products for schools and/or other programming.

    7. Supervision and/or preparation of all publication content related to Education Associate.

    8. Developing, implementing and/or supervising programs related to the museum’s collection or mission. 9. Booking, scheduling and staffing school groups and public group tours;

    10. Perform administrative duties as assigned in the absence of the Executive Director

    11. Knowledge of the Museum’s exhibitions and mission;

    12. Management and care of two interactive galleries

    13. Although the Curator of Education is not responsible for doing all of the things listed below, the person is responsible for scheduling someone to attend to the items below:

    Daily cleaning

    Replacement of broken or worn out components

    Addition of new components or stations

    Monthly cleaning of Bubble Cave

    Carpet cleaning

    Painting

    Matters of safety

    14. Other duties as determined by the Executive Director

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    This job description is not designed to cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Competencies

    1. Proven management ability

    2. Ability to design and implement programs, including exhibits and publications

    3. Demonstrated ability in communications and museum education techniques

    4. Knowledge of objectives and curricula of the school system

    5. Excellent communications and language skills

    6. Knowledge of visitor behavior and needs

    7. Knowledge of the museum’s collection

    8. Knowledge of evaluation methods

    9. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Working at desk and utilizing a computer for prolonged periods of time;

    2. Periodic standing, walking, bending, climbing, and stooping, and the ability to lift 20 pounds;

    3. Good hearing and vision

    4. Good eye/hand coordination.

    Education and Experience

    Degree in education or museum studies

    Schedule

    This is a full-time at-will position, and primary days and hours of work are a minimum of 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday. This position occasionally requires longer hours and/or weekend work. Pay periods are semi monthly on the 15th and the last day of each month.

    Travel

    This position may require 0-5% travel time.

    Salary/Benefits

    Salary is $40,000+ based on qualifications and interview. The Museum offers all full-time employees paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Health Insurance for employee is paid 100%. Benefits are also available for dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term disability/accidents and SIMPLE IRA participation. Potential for professional development opportunities.

    Apply via email with cover letter, resume and references to:

    Frank Lott, Executive Director at: frank@customshousemuseum.org

    All new or vacant positions at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum, d.b.a. the Customs house Museum & Cultural Center will be filled by the selection of only fully qualified applicants, regardless of race color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability who meet the job related criterial of the job description. All potential employees will undergo a background check, and must provide proof of being able to legally work in the U.S. Employees who have cause to drive their own vehicle and/or Museum vehicle for approved Museum business must have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.


  • 10/19/2022 9:35 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Professional Development Manager

    American Association for State and Local history

    Nashville, Tennessee, United States (Hybrid)

    Description

    General Responsibilites:
    The Professional Development Manager is the lead staff person for professional development programs at AASLH. They conduct long range planning for the Professional Development program with the Senior Manager, Professional Development, work closely with the Professional Development Coordinator, and develop and manage professional development and continuing education opportunities for history professionals. The Professional Development Manager also manages select AASLH volunteers and affinity communities. This position can be fully remote.

    • Salary: $50,000.00 - $52,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    Manage the Professional Development program:

    • Design and manage professional development programs for adult learners, including 15-30 webinars a year, 10-12 online courses, and 5-8 virtual and onsite workshops
    • Provide support for annual multi-day virtual conference with 1,000+ attendees, including communicating with stakeholders, managing the event platform, and providing technical support
    • Work with Senior Manager, Professional Development to maintain the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organization (STEPS), particularly with connecting it to all Professional Development offerings.
    • Support the Arcus Leadership programs
    • Develop annual program calendar for the Professional Development program.
    • Maintain dashboard of professional development data
    • Recruit, train, and coordinate contract staff, volunteers, and subject matter experts for program delivery
    • Prepare instructor materials and learner materials for professional development programs
    • Facilitate real time program delivery, including workshops and webinars
    • Ensure connectivity across AASLH programs by coordinating with Program and Publications Manager about Technical Leaflets, Books, and History News, and with Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives about other projects.
    • Manage required third-party software that supports Professional Development projects (Zoom, Elevate, etc.).
    • Work with Senior Manager, Professional Development to ensure that budgetary goals are met. Work may include developing and tracking budget numbers for professional development offerings.
    • Support/facilitate the development of new partnerships with state agencies and community-based organizations, as well as national organizations, to develop shared programming
    • Manage volunteer committees and department interns
    • Analyze participant data and feedback, and incorporate it into the Professional Development department’s strategic planning


    Support Marketing and Development of Professional Development program

    • Set program prices for professional development program budget.
    • Cultivate professional relationships with organizations at the local, state, and national level to secure support of AASLH programs including, but not limited to, attending meeting of AASLH’s Field Services Alliance.
    • Coordinate Professional Development marketing via AASLH channels with Senior Manager, Marketing and Membership, including weekly newsletter blurbs, regional emails, social media, etc.
    • Answer email and telephone inquiries about professional development.

    Manage Online Strategy for Professional Development:

    • Implement best practices in online learning, including accessibility, and keep learning technology up to date.
    • Manage technology that supports Professional Development programs including the organization’s learning management system (Elevate) and Zoom

    Manage Volunteers and Interns:

    • Schedule conference calls and other correspondence, setting meeting agendas with committee chairs, managing their online forum, promoting committee work through blogs posts and other means, and keeping committee projects moving forward and on schedule.
    • Oversee work of professional development intern(s).

    Additional Duties:

    • Promote membership in the Association.
    • Represent AASLH at professional conferences, community events, and meetings.

    Benefits:
    A competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and paid leave.

    To Apply:
    Submit resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references in a single PDF to hawkins@aaslh.org.  Review of applications will begin November 7 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is mid-December. Please note that successful candidate may have to pass a background check.

    About AASLH:
    The American Association for State and Local History, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a national membership association serving those who preserve and interpret history. AASLH provides leadership and resources to help the history community thrive and make the past more meaningful to all people. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH conducts research and advocacy efforts, publishes books, technical publications, and a magazine and maintains numerous affinity groups and committees serving a broad range of constituents across the historical community. The association also sponsors online professional development training, regional and national training workshops, and an annual meeting as well as an online conference. AASLH’s range of projects and national visibility has been increasing because the organization is growing, has taken a lead national role in planning for the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026, and is conducting field-wide research that it is using to develop resources for the entire public history community.  For more information, visit https://aaslh.org/.

    At AASLH, we have five core values:

    1. We believe inclusive history advances progress toward a more just society.

    1. We build networks. AASLH connects history organizations and practitioners to each other.
    2. We are curious. AASLH creates opportunities for thinking critically about questions and challenges facing the field.
    3. We are enthusiastic, supportive collaborators. AASLH embraces opportunities to work with others.
    4. We are not afraid of risks. AASLH aims to find the best solutions, even if they are unconventional.


    Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

    • Background in history, museum studies, education, social sciences, or related field
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills
    • Experience in events and/or programs management
    • Experience facilitating professional development and training for adult learners
    • Experience managing volunteers
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Zoom, WordPress, Basic HTML, Canva
    • A “no fear” technical mentality


    Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Experience working for a nonprofit, preferably a membership association or history-related institution
    • Understanding of and enthusiasm for history organizations and their mission
    • Knowledge of current research and best practices in adult education
    • Knowledge of learning management systems
    • Knowledge of any of the following: 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.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and volunteers from local, regional, and national history agencies and institutions
    • Video editing/graphic design


  • 10/10/2022 8:47 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Museum Designer & Preparator - 22000002B3 

    Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000, dependent on experience

    Apply Online: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=22000002B3&lang=en

    Museum Designer & Preparator

    The Museum Designer and Preparator, reporting to the Coordinator of Exhibitions and Physical Experiences, is responsible for supporting the museum’s mission through design, preparation, and installation of exhibitions, collections installations, and building projects. In coordination with members of the Exhibition and Physical Experiences Team (EPE) and other staff and collaborators, the Museum Designer and Preparator will produce graphics and drawings for museum project components accounting for available space, visitor experience, object and visitor safety, project budget and timeline, and institutional mission and quality standards.

    Responsibilities:

    60%, Design and Preparation

    1. Works with the Coordinator of Exhibitions and Physical Experiences (EPE), curators, educators, and others to organize objects and interpretive elements into exciting and engaging exhibition plans suitable for public display.

    2. Designs and constructs object mounts, museum furniture, interpretive materials and museum graphics, and other related exhibition elements. Arranges for framing as needed.

    3. Generates scaled computer renderings, as well as models, prototypes, design drawings, and mockups, to communicate design concepts (including museum furniture, object layouts, materials/paint colors, floor treatments) for exhibitions and projects.

    4. Installs, and supervises installation, of objects for museum exhibitions and collections installations utilizing museum best practices.

    5. Handles, prepares, and transports art and museum objects as needed.

    25%, Project Management

    1. Manages budget expenditures for the assigned area. Works with the Coordinator of EPE in budget planning for other areas, ensuring elements are completed on schedule, on scope, and within budget.

    2. Oversees and evaluates external vendors and contractors as needed in direct consultation with the Coordinator of EPE, providing clear budgets, deliverables, and schedules as needed.

    3. Attends and participates in project-based meetings and ongoing communication between relevant parties, as needed.

    4. Archives final exhibition drawings, installation views, and other relevant materials.

    15%, Operational Duties

    1. Provides general maintenance and monitors the condition of exhibitions and physical installations, in consultation with the Coordinator of EPE.

    2. Oversees the use, inventory, and maintenance of the OSHA-compliant museum workshop, and maintains all workshop tools, machinery, and materials.

    3. Keeps track of inventories and orders supplies as needed.

    4. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

     Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and effectively with others under pressure amidst shifting priorities, managing time, staying organized, and meeting deadlines effectively.

     Knowledge of museum exhibit design and best practices, construction, carpentry, and finish work.

     Ability to manipulate heavy and/or large objects and to climb ladders.

     Proficient skill in 3D (3 Dimensional) modeling tools such as Google Sketchup (preferred),

    AutoCAD, or other or other industry accepted software as well as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.

     Knowledge of museum standards for handling, installing, and packing museum objects and art.

     Ability to safely use power tools, specialized equipment, and/or heavy machinery.

     Ability to determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.

     Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

    Preferred Qualifications

     Knowledge of video editing software for exhibition audiovisual elements.

     Knowledge of lighting design.

     Knowledge of the principles and benefits of Universal Design.

     Knowledge of object mount-making, lighting, soldering, and audiovisual equipment.

    Required Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 3 years of experience working in a similar position at a museum, gallery, or other similar cultural institution.

    Preferred Experience

    Five years of relevant experience in a museum, gallery, or similar cultural organization. Additional 2-D graphics, environmental graphics, interactive media, or wayfinding design experience is preferred.


  • 10/06/2022 2:41 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)


    Job Title: Educator 

    Reports to: Director of Education

    Starting Pay:$13.50/hour for 90 days, after which pay increases to $14.00/hour

    Position:Full-time, with benefits accruing after 90 days

    *We hope to fill this position by November 1, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  To apply, email your resume to education@visitbellemeade.com. If you feel that your experience or interest is not reflected in your resume, feel free to submit a cover letter with further explanation. A cover letter is not required. If you require accommodations to apply, please call 615-921-2528 or email us at the above email address.*


    JOB SUMMARY

    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.

    This is a full-time position, working 40 hours a week.  Must at least one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday); other days are flexible and negotiable. Pay starts at $13.50, and increases to $14 after 90-days. This position is eligible for benefits after 90 days and is eligible for seasonal bonuses, pay raises, and promotions over time.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION

    • Lead and facilitate a variety of family, student, and scout programs 

      • 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

      • Facilitate the hands-on activities and crafts associated with the program

    • Assist with the Junior Docent Volunteer 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 visitor needs, 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 


    QUALIFICATIONS 

    • 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

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

    • Academic or work experience in education, history, or related field preferred

    • Classroom or museum teaching experience preferred

    • No experience or degree is required

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • Administrative Environment (offices for Sales, Development, Education, Interpretation, as well as the Business office and office of the President)

    • Classroom Environment (exposed stone structure of the former Dairy building)

    • Outdoor Environment (open-air education and demonstrations spaces)

    • Mansion Environment (permanent collection, collections storage room, and office of the Curator)

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time

    • Ability to stoop, bend, and lift a minimum of 20 pounds

    • Ability to transverse the property, including going upstairs and across pea gravel paths and/or grass, as well as concrete sidewalks

    • Ability to speak to large groups of people

    • Must be able to conduct programming in a range of environments, including heat and cold


  • 10/06/2022 2:40 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title: Assistant Director of Education 

    Reports to: Director of Education

    Starting Pay:$17/hour (with opportunities for advancement over time)

    Position:Full-time, with benefits accruing after 90 days


    *We hope to fill this position by November 1, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  To apply, email your resume to education@visitbellemeade.com. Please include a cover letter (either as an attachment or in the body of your email) that explains your career goals and why you are interested in this position. If you require accommodations to apply, please call 615-921-2528 or email us at the above email address.*


    JOB SUMMARY

    The Assistant Director of Educator’s main role is to support the Director of Education, particularly in maintaining the schedule of education groups and leading/facilitating education programs for students and families.  This person offers creative input to all existing education programs and will have the opportunity to research, write, and develop new programs.  When the Director of Education is not present, the Assistant Director of Education is responsible for ensuring all education programs are conducted appropriately.

    This is a full-time position, working 40 hours a week.  Must at least one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday); other days are flexible and negotiable. Pay starts at $17.00. This position is eligible for benefits after 90 days and is eligible for seasonal bonuses, pay raises, and promotions over time.


    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Answers phone calls and emails to book education field trips and group programs/tours; maintains the education group calendar

    • Is responsible for the Junior Docent program, including developing the program elements, communicating with parents, scheduling the JD volunteer hours, and arranging any off-site tours

    • Is responsible for planning and leading a History Club class (monthly program)

    • Conducts education programs and tours

    • Mentors other education staff 

    • Assists the Director of Education in program development; may take the lead in selected program development as needed 

    • In the absence of the Director of Education, acts as the Education Supervisor by:

      • Ensuring that all programs, facilities, and education staff (full-time, part-time, or volunteer) are present, prepared, and ready for the day

      • Handling emergency situations

      • Ensuring that all education program materials are cleaned and reset as needed

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Basic knowledge of learning styles and developmental stages for a wide variety of ages

    • Knowledge of general 19th century history (or willingness to learn)

    • Must be able to execute programs for children’s education, 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 required

    • Must demonstrate initiative, leadership qualities, and flexibility

    • Public speaking or teaching experience with an interest in history is ideal

    • Must be available as scheduled, including weekends, as well as some evenings and holidays

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in education, history, or related field

    • Classroom or museum teaching experience preferred

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • Administrative Environment (offices for Sales, Development, Education, Interpretation, as well as the Business office and office of the President)

    • Classroom Environment (exposed stone structure of the former Dairy building)

    • Outdoor Environment (open-air education and demonstrations spaces)

    • Mansion Environment (permanent collection, collections storage room, and office of the Curator)

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time

    • Ability to stoop, bend, and lift a minimum of 20 pounds

    • Ability to transverse the property, including going upstairs and across pea gravel paths and/or grass, as well as concrete sidewalks

    • Ability to speak to large groups of people

    • Must be able to conduct programming in a range of environments, including heat and cold


  • 10/06/2022 1:12 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Part-Time Interpreter

    Reports to: Director of Interpretation

    Status: Part time (average of 15- 20 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday) $14 per hour

    Summary of Position: Educate the general public about the history of Travellers Rest. Key responsibilities include upholding the museum rules concerning the care and safety of the visitors, house, collection, and other cultural resources at the site. Duties may involve working outside of normal working hours.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

     Be the face and voice of Historic Travellers Rest

     Guide house tours and provide information on Middle Tennessee history

     Work with children for education programs as needed

     Open and close site (includes handling of alarms, locks, POS, and monies)

     Prompt arrival

     Operate credit card machine and point of sale system

     Keep Visitor’s Center clean (dusting, sweeping, straightening, stocking, etc.)

     If time allows, assist education department with making supplies and kits for programming

     Be familiar with rental procedures and policies for customers

     Conduct guided house tours for rental groups after hours as needed

     Assist third party rental groups as needed

     Maintain updated information on bulletin board outside Visitor’s Center

     Promote and sell Travellers Rest merchandise

     Other duties as may be required

    Competency

     Speaks clearly and effectively in positive and negative situations

     Demonstrates respect and sensitivity to cultural differences

     Demonstrates ability to effectively balance task-oriented and process-oriented duties

     Continues to build on knowledge and skills

     Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a member of a team

     Be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of extensive standing, walking, use of fingers, talking, hearing and repetitive motions

     Adapts strategy to changing conditions

     Communicates changes effectively

     Must be able to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 lbs.

    Qualifications:

     Must be at least 18 years of age

     Must have high school degree or equivalent

     Must have above average communication and organizational skills

     Must be able to multitask, think outside the box, and troubleshoot problems

     Must have the ability to work with all types of people of varying ages and backgrounds

     Must be flexible with time and have the ability to tolerate interruptions

     Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

    To apply: send resumes to Chad Burgess at chad@historictravellersrest.org


  • 10/06/2022 12:21 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Description: Full-Time Interpreter

    Reports to: Director of Interpretation

    Status: Full Time (37.5 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday) $14 per hour

    Summary of Position: Educate the general public about the history of Travellers Rest. Responsibilities include upholding the museum rules concerning the care and safety of the visitors, house, collection, and other cultural resources at the site. Duties may involve working outside of normal working hours.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

     Be the face and voice of Historic Travellers Rest

     Guide house tours and provide information on Middle Tennessee history

     Work with children for education programs as needed

     Open and close site (includes handling of alarms, locks, POS, and monies)

     Prompt arrival

     Operate credit card machine and POS system

     Keep Visitor’s Center clean (dusting, sweeping, straightening, stocking, etc.)

     If time allows, assist education department with making supplies for programming

     Be familiar with rental procedures and policies for customers

     Conduct guided house tours for rental groups after hours as needed

     Assist third party rental groups as needed

     Maintain updated information on bulletin board outside Visitor’s Center

     Promote and sell Travellers Rest merchandise

     Other duties as may be required

    Competency

     Speaks clearly and effectively in positive and negative situations

     Demonstrates respect and sensitivity to cultural differences

     Demonstrates ability to effectively balance task-oriented and process-oriented duties

     Continues to build on knowledge and skills

     Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a member of a team

     Be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of extensive standing, walking, use of fingers, talking, hearing and repetitive motions

     Adapts strategy to changing conditions

     Communicates changes effectively

     Must be able to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 lbs.

    Qualifications:

     Must be over the age of 18

     Must have high school degree or equivalent

     Must have above average communication and organizational skills

     Must be able to multitask, think outside the box and troubleshoot problems

     Must have the ability to work with all types of people of varying ages and backgrounds

     Must be flexible with time and have the ability to tolerate interruptions

     Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

    Benefits:

    Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as paid holidays and vacation time available after a 90-day probationary period.

    To apply:  Send resumes to resumes can be sent to chad@historictravellersrest.org


  • 08/29/2022 7:57 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Belmont Mansion: Historical Interpreter

    Job Description

    Job Title: Historic Interpreter

    Job Type: Part Time Staff

    Salary: $15 an hour

    Supervisor: Director of Operations; Director of Education

    Job Purpose: To share with guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. To give guided museum tours of Belmont Mansion and assist with the mansion’s daily operations

    Experience: Previous museum or similar experience preferred

    Education: High school degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred

    Working Conditions: Standing and walking while speaking for an hour or more without break; climbing stairs; adherence to professional dress code; wearing name tag required; adherence to the museum’s and Belmont University’s COVID-19 protocols

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    1. Interest in and basic knowledge of American History

    2. Excellent verbal communication skills

    3. Excellent interpersonal skills for working with other mansion staff and guests

    4. Ability to be part of a positive team environment and strong commitment to

    customer service

    Job Functions:

    1. Ability to comprehend docent training materials and effectively communicate to guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. Training will be provided.

    2. Giving guided tours to the mansion’s guests as needed

    3. Answering the telephone and greeting guests at the front door

    4. Ringing up cash register transactions for admissions and museum shop purchases

    5. Participating in special events hosted at the mansion by providing logistical support as needed and appropriate

    6. Helping to maintain museum shop inventory, participating in staff meetings and training sessions, helping with seasonal decorating, and other mansion activities as assigned

    7. Other duties as assigned

    Please direct any questions, a resume, and cover letter to mansioneducation@belmont.edu


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

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