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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES

Click on the appropriate opportunity for a detailed description.  Please send your resume to pbruckse@cheekwood.org EOE

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, CORPORATE GIVING
SWAN BALL COORDINATOR 
SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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Seasonal Customer Service Representatives
     • Seasonal Event Staff
     • Seasonal Line & Prep Cooks
     • Seasonal Dishwasher
     • Seasonal Busser
     • Seasonal Wait Staff
     • Seasonal Host/Hostess
     • Seasonal Housekeeping
     • Seasonal Maintenance
     • Seasonal Gardener   

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

     • Summer Camp Intern - Summer
     • Development Intern - Summer
     • Historic Initiatives Intern - Summer
     • Museum Collections Intern - Summer
 

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, CORPORATE GIVING

Cheekwood is searching for dynamic, proactive, and highly organized Development Officer focused on Corporate Giving. The Development Officer, Corporate Giving, will help to support key strategies to maximize contributed income for Cheekwood, with a primary focus on corporate sponsorships, corporate memberships, and the recruitment of corporate executives for Cheekwood Society and Cheekwood’s donors to the Annual Fund ($1,500 and above).

  •  In concert with the Deputy Director of External Affairs, develops annual strategy for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate donors, with the ultimate goal of securing support for all key exhibitions, programs, and initiatives.
  • Responsible for developing revenue goals and budget for Corporate Giving, and monitors and reports on progress regularly.
  • Leads the creation of Development-related corporate materials, including new Corporate Membership brochure, exhibition / program sponsorship overviews and corporate sponsorship proposals, applications, presentations, etc.
  • Develop and launch renewed Corporate Membership program.
  • Track, manage, and fulfill corporate benefits and any contractual obligations for sponsorships.
  • In concert with Marketing, serves as Development liaison for appropriate corporate sponsor recognition on all invitations, signage, newsletters, e-blasts, and other collateral.
  • Serves as Development representative at corporate events as needed, both on-site at Cheekwood and off-site.
  • In concert with Development Officer, Individual Giving plays key role in identifying corporate executives to engage as potential individual supporters through Cheekwood Society, and helps to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for each.
  • Assists with donor solicitation mailings, logistics for Development events, and general Development tasks.
  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Development department’s systems, processes, and data infrastructure.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have 5 to 7 years corporate fundraising experience at a nonprofit organization, or an equivalent organization. This person must possess outstanding project management and organizational skills. He/she must be an experienced fundraiser who can successfully identify, cultivate, and steward relationships with funders. He/she should prioritize activities and responsibilities and possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to maintain flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as required. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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

 

SWAN BALL COORDINATOR

Cheekwood is seeking a Swan Ball Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Swan Ball Chairs; the primary responsibility of the Swan Ball Coordinator is to provide administrative support for the volunteer-chaired Swan Ball in a variety of functions associated with efficient management of the office and of the event. The Swan Ball Coordinator will give continuity to office procedures and policy, adjusting to the requirements and needs of the chairmen who will change each year.

This is a full-time position, with benefits, and the office hours are dependent upon the needs of the event chairmen. The schedule has some flexibility built in according to the responsibilities that vary with the time of year. There are some required periods of attendance including some weekends and nights. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in office administrative duties. Strong customer service skills are essential. Organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, are necessary. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access, Word, and Excel are required. Must be willing to work with sensitive information where confidentiality is critical.

Qualified candidates email resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to: Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. EOE

 

SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Please send your resume to pbruckse@cheekwood.org EOE

Seasonal Customer Service Representatives
- Working closely with the Lead Cashier and Visitor Service Manager, this position will provide excellent customer service to our incoming visitors. Key responsibilities include: Greeting and welcoming visitors, directing and answering visitor inquires and processing admissions & memberships. The ideal candidate must have previous experience in retail/customer service and a friendly demeanor. Must have the ability to work weekends and occasional nights.

Seasonal Event Staff - Reporting to the Special Event Managers, this position will be responsible for event and bar set up and will serve as a representative of Cheekwood to all vendors, caterers and hosts. Will be responsible for monitoring the buildings and grounds throughout the event. The ideal candidate must have a valid ABC Certificate, extensive bar/alcohol experience, event management experience, excellent client relation and supervisory skills. Must have the ability to work nights & weekends.

Seasonal Line & Prep Cooks - Reporting to the Executive Chef, this position will be responsible for preparing dishes accurately for the Pineapple Room Restaurant with detail to presentation. The ideal candidate must have 2-3 years kitchen experience in a full service restaurant and demonstrated knife and cooking skills. Must have the ability to work Tuesday-Sunday daytime hours.

Seasonal Dishwasher - Reporting to the Executive Chef, this position will be responsible for washing all dishes and equipment. This position will also be responsible for some prep cooking as well. The ideal candidate must have the ability to regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds and work Tuesday-Sunday daytime hours.

Seasonal Busser - Working closely with the Restaurant Manager and the Dining Room Supervisor, this position is responsible for providing exceptional customer service while clearing the tables for our patrons in the restaurant. The ideal candidate will have previous customer service and restaurant experience and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Must have the ability to work Tuesday-Sunday 10am-3pm.

Seasonal Wait Staff - Working closely with the Restaurant Manager and Dining Room Supervisor, this position is responsible for ensuring all food and beverage items are presented correctly while providing exceptional customer service to guests. The ideal candidate will have previous food service experience in a formal atmosphere, knowledge of wines, strong customer service skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment and a valid ABC Certificate. Must have the ability to work Tuesday-Sunday 10am-3pm.

Seasonal Host/Hostess - Working closely with the Restaurant Manager and Dining Room Supervisor, this position is responsible for providing exceptional customer service while seating patrons of the restaurant and assisting wait staff with the bussing of tables. The ideal candidate must have previous customer service and restaurant experience and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Must have the ability to work Tuesday-Sunday 10am-3pm.

Seasonal Housekeeping - Reporting to the Facilities Manager, this position is responsible for the general cleaning of the buildings, office, kitchen and restrooms while maintaining our standard housekeeping procedures. The ideal candidate will have one year of commercial cleaning experience, an appreciation for detail and the ability to regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds. Must have valid driver’s license and the availability to work Tuesday-Sunday.

Seasonal Maintenance - Reporting to the Facilities Manager, this position is responsible for general maintenance activities, which can include cleaning, plumbing, construction projects, mechanics, and painting. Responsible for weekly furniture set ups and strikes. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of commercial/institutional maintenance experience and the ability to regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds. Must have valid driver’s license and the availability to work Tuesday-Sunday.

Seasonal Gardener - Reporting to the Botanical Garden Manager, this position is responsible for horticultural operations, which can include general landscape maintenance including mowing, weeding, spraying, irrigation, pruning, and trimming. The ideal candidate will have one year of experience in horticulture/landscape maintenance. Must have valid driver’s license, the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and be willing to work a variety of weather conditions.



ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:
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.

MISSION:
Preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

VISION:
Cheekwood will be a nationally recognized destination renowned for its distinctive beauty, historical significance and excellence in art and horticulture.

VALUES:
• 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

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