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Collection and Site Manager

Position Summary:

This is a full-time salaried position reporting directly to the Executive Director. The primary responsibility of the Collection and Site Manager is the preservation, conservation, and security of the historic collection and historic site.

Primary Duties:
Collection Management 60-70%
  • Ensure that the historic and pre-historic collection is utilized in a manner consistent with current museum practices and adhering to the Travellers Rest Collections Policy.
  • Generate and maintain collection records as outlined in the Travellers Rest Collections Policy.
  • Cleaning of the historic buildings and collection items utilizing proper cleaning procedures and knowledge of environmental issues as they pertain to the historic materials, fabric, and buildings.
  • Conduct and oversee any moving of objects or installation of event/seasonal setup in the historic buildings.
  • Work with experts in the field regarding needed conservation and/or restoration of items in the collection.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Education, Interpretation, and Outreach on utilizing collection items in the development and implementation of interpretation at Travellers Rest through education, public programs, and events.
  • Supervise graduate-level interns.
  • The Executive Director may assign other duties related to department projects.

 

Historic Site Management 30-40%
  • Lead the coordination of all vendor visits pertaining to the physical site including security, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, roofers, masons, electric gate, exterior lighting, fire extinguishers, utilities, HVAC, landscaping, etc.
  • Coordinate with Events Coordinator to oversee janitorial scheduling/maintenance of modern facilities.
  • Serve as the primary contact and first on the emergency response call list for after-hours emergencies/coordinate with the third-party company.
Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, public history, museum collection management, historic preservation, cultural resource management; Master’s degree in one of the above fields of study preferred. Prior museum or non-profit experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Past Perfect database.
  • Adept at Microsoft Office (especially Office 365).
  • Able to occasionally lift, carry, push, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Patience and endurance to sit behind a desk, as well as to stand for extended periods of time.  
  • Able to tolerate numerous interruptions throughout the day.
  • Above average communications and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to multitask and troubleshoot problems.
  • Must be able to work with all types of people and be flexible.
  • Must follow the signed code of ethics outlined in the Personnel Policies & Procedures Manual.
Personal Characteristics:

The candidate must have a passion for the mission of Travellers Rest and the Nashville community to effectively support the programs and services that the historic site provides. The individual will be capable of quickly identifying critical issues and developing plans to accomplish objectives. The successful candidate will display a level of integrity, maturity, compassion, and a leadership style that will create trust and confidence. The candidate must be energetic, positive, intelligent, and with a strong sense of team to help establish and grow the organization.

This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours, depending on programming needs.  Benefits include health, dental, and vision, as well as 5 paid holidays and a week off between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, 10 vacation days, and 4 sick days.  The position has an initial salary of $40,000 a year.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume by email to:

Katie O’Bryan, Executive Director

director@historictravellersrest.org

Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

 

Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 27, 2024, with rolling interviews of qualified applicants.

Full-Time Interpreter

Reports to: Director of Education, Interpretation, & Outreach

Status: Full Time (37.5 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday) $15.00 an hour starting rate. Opportunities for raises and advancement. Job performance reviews conducted yearly.

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 Travellers Rest Historic House Museum Inc.

•Lead guided house tours and provide information on Middle Tennessee history.

•Assist the Education Department as needed with education programs throughout the academic year and summer camp programs as needed.

•Continue to learn more about the history of Travellers Rest and its inhabitants through research and projects.

•Assist in social media marketing and promotion.

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

•Provide answers to visitors’ questions, both in-person and via telephone.

•Prompt arrival.

•Operate credit card machine and POS system.

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

•If time allows, assist the 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 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, college degree preferred.

•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.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume by email to:

Andy Blair, Director of Education, Interpretation & Outreach, andy@historictravellersrest.org

Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Development Associate

Position Summary
The Development Associate is a junior staff member responsible for database management and
assisting with fundraising for Travellers Rest. He/she reports to the Director of Development.


Key Responsibilities
Database Management
• Actively manage the donor database. Update the database to reflect new gifts. Create,
process, and mail acknowledgement letters. Input notes and contact reports as directed
by the Director of Development and Executive Director. Produce reports from the
database that assist C-suite executives in donor cultivation and stewardship.
• Assist Director of Development in scheduling donor visits, meetings, and cultivation
events.


Communications and Public Relations
• Coordinate production of collateral materials for development efforts, including appeal
letters, the annual report, development brochures, invitations for fundraising events, and
messaging for donors.


Other Duties as Assigned
• Assist with and participate in donor activities and events.
• Seek out and engage in professional development opportunities to increase skills and
knowledge of fundraising.
• Participate in staff meetings, prospect strategy meetings, case management, and regular
progress meetings.
• Assist with additional needs of the organization as assigned.


Time Commitments
• Generally, Monday-Friday 15-20 hours a week; some nights and weekends when
needed.
• Potential for working some hours remotely after 90-day probationary period.


The Candidate
Experience & Qualifications
Travellers Rest seeks a fundraiser with experience in a non-profit setting, and preferably at a
museum/historic site.


Professional Characteristics:
• Graduation from an accredited university with a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree a
plus.
• 1-2 years of experience in advancement.
• Working knowledge of nonprofit fundraising policies and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communication, and
outstanding interpersonal relations.


Personal Characteristics:
The candidate must have a passion for the mission of Travellers Rest and the Nashville
community to effectively support the programs and services that the historic site provides. The
individual will be highly proactive. Strong organizational skills are required, and exemplary
interpersonal and written communication skills are essential. The successful candidate must be
able to work well in a small team environment but be willing to take initiative. The candidate
must be energetic, positive, intelligent, with a strong sense of team to help grow the
organization.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume by email to:
Katie O’Bryan, Executive Director
director@historictravellersrest.org


Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.