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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.


•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.


•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.


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,

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

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

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