DIRECTOR OF EVENTS & FOOD SERVICE
Manages all aspects of Special Events and Food Services at Cheekwood including the supervision of event & food service employees.
Events: Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer to oversee the planning and execution of all Cheekwood events ensuring excellent customer service and satisfaction. Responsible for internal and external bookings of Cheekwood property, including preparation of contracts and updating of shared calendar. Actively solicits new events business from outside sources to meet target revenue goals. Assures that Cheekwood’s event guidelines are consistently followed to provide protection of assets and provide a positive visitor experience. Supervises the special event staff including scheduling, training and performance evaluations.
Restaurant and Catering: Oversees restaurant and catering operations to assure quality of product and service, appropriate pricing, reasonable expense levels and profitability. Ensures quality personnel and staff levels are in place at all events. Responsible for the management of alcoholic beverage service, including ordering, pricing, product security, inventory services, permits and regulations. Maintains a positive relationship with external vendors to negotiate coordinated goods and services for special events.
Other: Works closely with Development Department to secure sponsorship opportunities for events. Event coordinator as needed after hours. Actively researches areas to market Cheekwood’s events and rentals business. Actively represents Cheekwood at a variety of bridal and event marketing events.
Qualifications: Cheekwood seeks an energetic and accomplished professional with extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of the food and beverage industry and the techniques of planning and executing a wedding or special event. This person must possess outstanding management, organizational and planning skills. He/she must be a skilled leader who can manage varied duties with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as required. Proficient in Microsoft applications.
Send your letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 or email Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. EOE
PART-TIME DISHWASHER / PREP COOK
Cheekwood is seeking a part-time experienced Dishwasher for our Pineapple Room Restaurant. This position will also be responsible for some prep cooking as well. Must have the ability to work Tuesday-Sunday daytime hours. Please send your resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President, Human Resources at Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN, 37205 or email Pbruckse@cheekwood.org EOE
SEASONAL RESTAURANT / KITCHEN STAFF
Cheekwood is seeking several experienced Servers, a Line Cook, a Prep Cook, Busser and a Dishwasher. Servers will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service while delivering formal table service to our patrons in our Pineapple Room Restaurant. Servers must possess a valid ABC card or be willing to obtain this certification immediately. Line and Prep Cooks will be working closely with the Executive Chef and are responsible for preparing dishes accurately with detail to presentation. Must have kitchen experience in a full service restaurant and demonstrated knife and cooking skills. The Pineapple Room Restaurant hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday from 10am-3pm. Send resume to: Penny Bruckse, Vice President, Human Resources, Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 or email to Pbruckse@cheekwood.org EOE.
Seeking an individual that has a strong interest in learning horticulture care with an eye and appreciation for detail. We offer the ability to work outdoors in a beautiful environment.
Responsibilities: S/he will perform general landscape maintenance including mowing, weeding, irrigation, pruning, pest control, and trimming. Will operate and be responsible for the daily care of landscape maintenance equipment. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position, starting immediately. Work hours are Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon.
Requirements: Experience in horticulture/landscape maintenance is a plus. Must have the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lb. and be willing to work a variety of weather conditions.
Send resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 or email to Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. EOE
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art is located on 55-acres in Nashville, Tennessee, and is considered one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. Designed by Bryant Fleming for the Cheek Family who amassed their fortune through the Maxwell House Coffee business, Cheekwood was built between 1929 and 1932. The estate was opened to the public as a garden and art museum in 1960 and currently operates with an annual budget of $6 million and over 100 full and part-time staff members. A Fodor’s Destination of Choice, Cheekwood welcomes over 200,000 visitors from around the world annually and has 11,000 member families.
Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 for its 30,000 square-foot Georgian Mansion and original boxwood gardens, Cheekwood boasts 10 additional distinct gardens, numerous botanical collections and a Tennessee Level IV Arboretum. Cheekwood is also an accredited art museum with strengths in American painting, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts. The Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail showcases an outstanding collection of outdoor sculpture by internationally acclaimed artists along a natural hiking trail.
Preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.
Cheekwood will be a nationally recognized destination renowned for its distinctive beauty, historical significance and excellence in art and horticulture.
• Celebration of BEAUTY that nurtures the spirit
• Historical PRESERVATION that pays tribute to the past
• EDUCATION that stimulates the mind
• FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY in stewarding our resources
• CREATIVITY that ensures we are dynamic and innovative
• COLLABORATION that embraces our community
• EXCELLENCE as our standard of operation in all areas