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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

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
• 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
• 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

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

Education Assistant

Summary of Position

Responsibilities include preparing materials for and implementing education programs, summer camps, scout programs and public events, as well as 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 normal business hours and days, including some Saturdays. Position reports to Director of Education and Outreach.


Time Commitment and Compensation

Part-time (between 20-29 hours per week, primarily Tuesday – Friday). Potential for growth into a full-time position. Pay is $14 an hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

·      Be the face and voice of Travellers Rest Historic House Museum.

·      Full participation in all educational programs, summer camps, and scout programs.

·      Work with children at assigned stations for educational programs.

·      Prepare materials for educational programming.

·      Maintain education supplies and education inventory lists.

·      Be a leader in our Summer Camp programs.

·      Assist Directors of Education &Interpretation in creation and implementation of new education programs, scout programs, travelling trunks, and summer camps.

·      Assist Director of Education & Outreach in the booking and scheduling of programs.

·      Assist Director of Education & Outreach in developing and conducting outreach programs.

·      Help Director of Education & Outreach with updating Education Guidebooks to current School Standards.

·      Assist in on-going research to improve existing programs.

·      Assist Director of Education & Outreach in manning booths at conferences, workshops, and public events.

·      Guide house tours and provide information on Middle Tennessee history as needed.

·      Assist in operating POS system at Visitor Center Gift Shop.

·      Other duties may be required.



·      Works well with children and has a background in Education.

·      Speaks clearly and effectively in all situations.

·      Demonstrates ability to effectively balance task-oriented and process-oriented duties.

·      Has exceptional time management skills.

·      Continues to build on knowledge and skills.

·      Demonstrates respect and sensitivity to cultural differences.

·      Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

·      Adapts strategy to changing conditions or circumstances.

·      Must have above average communication and organizational skills.

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

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

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



·      Must be over the age of 18.

·      Must have obtained a high school diploma; associate or bachelor’s degree preferred.

·      Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

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

Andy Blair, Director of Education & Outreach

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