Top MenuMember Login
Become a Member
Contact Us Hours & Admissions Directions





The Vice President of Education, Exhibitions and Programs will develop and implement garden, art & historic exhibitions, educational activities and public programs that celebrate and interpret Cheekwood as American Country Place Era Estate which today serves the public as a botanic garden that features outdoor contemporary sculpture and an art museum dedicated to the display of 20th century American Art.

  • Lead content curators in the research, development, implementation and evaluation of all collection, temporary and traveling exhibitions in the museum, gardens, learning center, and contemporary art galleries.
  • Lead education, community outreach and public program managers in developing, implementing and evaluating Interpretative art, garden & history activities, programs and materials for children, schools, families and adults.
  • Serve as the Museum of Art liaison to peer institutions, academia, and associations seeking collaborative partnerships on the local, regional and national level to advance Cheekwood’s mission, vision and strategic plan.
  • Ensure that content curators adhere to the Museum’s collecting plan and policies for acquisitions, deaccessions, loans and installations.
  • Lead content curators in developing curriculum to educate and train Museum docents and garden guides in providing interpretative tours for visitors including children, students, families and adults.
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the mission and vision of Cheekwood is being realized through the implementation of Cheekwood’s strategic plan. Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer to assure compliance with the budget and maximization of resources. Serve the Board of Trustees and appropriate committees under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Participate in fund raising efforts, including but not limited to cultivation of donors and sponsors for specific exhibitions and programs, and to the preparation and writing of grant proposals to corporations, foundations and government agencies.

The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years management experience in leading a team in the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary exhibitions, interpretive public programming and educational offerings for children and adults in a museum, academic institution, or public garden. This person must possess outstanding project management, organ
izational and supervisory skills. He/she must be a skilled leader who can delegate, manage and prioritize activities and responsibilities with clarity and confidence combined with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. He/she must possess strong communication and presentation skills that are effective with a range of audiences including staff, volunteers, professional and industry groups, general public and media. Must be able to maintain flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as required. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

An advanced degree in Art History, Fine Arts, or Museum Studies is required. Knowledge of contemporary art, in particular, sculpture is highly desirable.

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 EOE.


Cheekwood is seeking a part-time Line Cook. Working closely with the Executive Chef this position will be responsible for preparing dishes accurately for the Pineapple Room Restaurant with detail to presentation. Must have kitchen experience in a full service restaurant and demonstrated knife and cooking skills with the availability to work 4-5 days during the day. Send your resume to: Penny Bruckse, Vice President Human Resources, Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 or email 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

1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205 615.356.8000 | | Site Design: Delevante | Site Build: Atiba | © 2006 All Rights Reserved