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Seeking an energetic and experienced Public Programs Manager. Working closely with the Director of Education, the Public Programs Manager designs and implements a broad range of programs intended to reach all visitors. Cheekwood’s public programs provide unique opportunities for visitors to experience our botanical garden, historic home, and museum of art through activities that enrich, educate, and entertain.

Responsibilities include:
• Manages, develops and oversees all aspects of on-site public programs
• Works closely with museum, garden, and other education staff to develop and implement public programs.
• Oversees program logistics, planning, and execution, including production, set-up, and tear-down.
• Develops and oversees all program operations for summer camp, including the hiring, training, and scheduling instructors and interns; creates the class schedules and course catalogue; supply acquisition and distribution; monitoring daily operations for effectiveness, safety and quality.
• Manages support staff including Public Programs Coordinator, Studio Coordinator, instructors, interns, and program assistants for camps, classes, and workshops; works with Volunteer Coordinator to secure volunteers and interns.
• Seeks out community partners, musicians, speakers, etc. to secure participation in public programs.
• Responsible for managing budget and meeting expense/revenue goals related to public programs.
• Researches opportunities for public programs and prepares cost benefit analysis for presentation at internal meetings; analyzes the effectiveness and cost benefit of all programs for annual review; outlines annual goals, schedules, & timelines for all on-site public programs.

The ideal candidate is creative and highly organized with extensive experience in arts-based program planning and logistics. Must have a Bachelor's Degree in art administration, art education, cultural programming, community education or the equivalent of this through a combination of education, training or work experience. Minimum of two years’ public program experience at a museum, botanic garden, or comparable non-profit organization; self-directed and able to manage multiple projects at once; supervisory experience; problem solving and communication skills and enjoys working with the public. Must be able to work a varied schedule which includes nights and weekends.

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

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 Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Send your resume to: Penny Bruckse, Vice President Human Resources, Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 or email EOE

Seeking an Event Bartender to prepare drinks and deliver basic service to patrons at the bar while maintaining high quality customer service.

• Responsible for event and bar set up and break down
• Assists with pulling correct inventory and stocking bars
• Sales and inventory documentation
• Monitor building and grounds to ensure the event is running smoothly.

The ideal candidate will possess a current valid ABC license, excellent client relation and supervisory skills, advanced communication skills, event management experience and extensive bar/alcohol knowledge. Must have the availability to work weekends, nights, and some Holidays.

Send your letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at EOE

Cheekwood is seeking an experienced Cook, Dishwasher and Wait Staff. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Cook will be responsible for preparing dishes accurately for the Pineapple Room Restaurant with detail to presentation. The Dishwasher will be responsible for washing all dishes and equipment and will be responsible for some prep cooking as well.

The Seasonal Wait Staff will work closely with the Restaurant Manager, 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.

All positions must have the availability to work Tuesday-Sunday daytime hours.

Send resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 or email EOE

Working closely with the Swan Ball Coordinator, this position will assist with a variety of administrative duties. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in office administration, database record management and the ability to adapt to varied duties. Must be willing to work with sensitive information where confidentiality is critical. This is a part-time, 15 hours per week, position.

Send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville TN 37205 or 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

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