Employment & Internships

Employment at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

Employment Opportunities  

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, Cheekwood now serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries. Cheekwood’s mission is to stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit, for not only our visitors, but our staff as well. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and creative Digital Marketing Specialist to join the marketing and communications department.

    As an essential member of the marketing team, the Digital Marketing Specialist will lead the creation and implementation of Cheekwood’s social media strategy, digital ad campaigns, email marketing, and will be the primary administrator of the website. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, with a keen visual sense, excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail. The specialist is responsible for showcasing the breadth and depth of Cheekwood’s program, creating innovative experiences for our followers, and ensuring all messaging aligns with the brand and strategic plan. Cheekwood is about to embark on a website redesign project and the Digital Marketing Specialist will play an important role on the website committee throughout the development process, leading the migration of content to the new site, and helping facilitate its launch.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • • Utilize flexible writing skills in developing visually engaging content to keep Cheekwood’s social media channels, website, and blog lively and informative
    • • Gather content for digital marketing, including being on-site for select weekend and evening events to take photos and video as needed
    • • Work closely with all departments to research, write, create, and schedule content across digital platforms to inform, engage, and inspire our audiences
    • • Manage Cheekwood’s online reputation by monitoring and responding to social media channel comments
    • • Cultivate and manage creator/influencer relationships
    • • Identify digital outreach opportunities including promotions and partnerships
    • • Coordinate and execute paid digital advertising campaigns
    • • Maintain, update, and quality check website content on a daily basis
    • • Support visitor services, rentals, volunteer, and development departments by creating and maintaining website ticketing pages, reservation, and sign-up forms
    • • Update digital properties, including email e-signatures and on-site digital screens
    • • Monitor traffic, trends, and statistics. Assess analytics and produce reports on social media, digital advertising, website, and email marketing performance monthly
    • • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

    • • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • • 2 years experience in digital marketing; experience with a cultural organization or in the tourism industry preferred
    • • Deep understanding of social media platforms and trends
    • • Technologically savvy. Proficient in WordPress, HTML a plus
    • • Experience with Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ad Manager, Facebook Business Manager
    • • Experience working with marketing software, content management, social media management tools, and email marketing platforms such as MailChimp
    • • Comfortable using MS Office and ability to learn new computer skills quickly

    Essential Qualifications:

    • • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, accept feedback, and problem solve
    • • Capable of juggling competing priorities, managing multiple projects, and seeing them through
    • • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including experience with writing for a broad range of audiences
    • • Creativity, flexibility, and collegiality
    • • A commitment to being proactive and reliable, with close attention to detail
    • • Availability to work varied hours including evenings and weekends
    • • A commitment to expanding access to Cheekwood for diverse audiences

    Cheekwood follows the CDC’s Covid-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy. Cheekwood offers a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to full-time team members to protect  health, family and way of life including Health Insurance with an HRA (Cheekwood pays 90% of the cost of one of the employee-only plans), Dental (Cheekwood pays a portion of the premium), Vision, Life Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Long Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, 403b (with a generous employer match offered), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off and 10 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.

    Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources. at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Part-time Volunteer Program Assistant

    Join our Cheekwood team for a fun and rewarding opportunity! This part-time position within the Volunteer Department, is a great way to build skills in a positive work culture.

    Volunteer Program Assistant expectations:

    • • Outgoing, friendly person that enjoys working with the public.
    • • Organized, flexible and able to handle some management responsibilities without supervision.
    • • Assist with scheduling, planning, check in, assignments and oversight during volunteer shifts.
    • • Work as a team member side by side with Cheekwood staff.
    • • Facilitate communications with volunteers and Cheekwood staff.
    • • Represent Cheekwood with professionalism and hospitality.

    Qualifications:

    • • At least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • • Experience volunteering or working in a team environment.
    • • Experience working events in a public-facing organization.
    • • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
    • • Excellent time management skills.
    • • Able to work mostly weekends, some weekdays and/or evening hours.
    • • Experience using MS Office.
    • • Able to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols

    Physical Requirements:

    • • Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
    • • Able to work in noisy environments.
    • • Able to walk and stand on your feet for extended periods of time.
    • • Able to work in various weather conditions, as many events and activities are outdoors.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • • Interest in art, horticulture, and community events.
    • • Knowledge of Cheekwood.

    Please send your letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Overnight Security Attendant

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, Cheekwood now serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries. Reporting to the Security and Safety Manager, this position is primarily responsible in providing security and  safety of the property during the overnight hours from 10:30 PM – 6:30 AM. Must quickly become familiar and comply with Cheekwood’s security standards and procedures; watches for unusual, illegal, or dangerous activities occurring on the premises; patrols all areas of the property during scheduled shift; monitor’s the Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV), perimeter alarm systems, duress alarms, and fire & life safety systems.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Responsible for maintaining the safety and security of Cheekwood’s property.
    • • Patrols buildings, interior spaces, grounds and back of house areas including parking lots and stairwells.
    • • Ensures all public building access doors are locked during non-operational hours.
    • • Ensures all security alarms and CCTC camera are on and functional.
    • • Monitors the CCTV screens for any suspicious activity, and reports to supervisor and/or local authorities if a suspicious activity is detected.
    • • Responsible for maintaining clear and concise logs of all nightly occurrences and suspicious activities.
    • • Assists during emergency situations.
    • • Notify appropriate individuals in the event of accidents, encounters, or other incidents.
    • • Locks property entrances when required.
    • • Conducts regular physical hazard inspections.
    • • Adheres to the key control policy and procedures according to the set standards.
    • • Provides the morning shift/supervisor with any reports from previous night and the completed nightly checklist.
    • • Attends departmental meetings and training as scheduled.
    • • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor or management.
    • • Responsible for maintaining a clean and neat uniform and appearance and for presenting a professional image consistent with the polices of Cheekwood.

    Work Requirements and Qualifications:

    High school diploma or equivalent; valid driver’s license and current State of Tennessee Security Guard License. Ability to multi-task, document incidents thoroughly and to perform all essential responsibilities effectively sometimes during stressful situations. Must have the ability to endure long periods of walking, standing, or sitting while being frequently exposed to variable outdoor temperatures and conditions. Security level experience in entertainment or the hospitality industry and CPR/ first-aid training is a plus. Must have the availability to work 10:30 PM -6:30 AM Sunday-Thursday.

    Cheekwood offers a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to full-time team members to protect  health, family and way of life including Health Insurance with an HRA (Cheekwood pays 90% of the cost of one of the employee-only plans), Dental (Cheekwood pays a portion of the premium), Vision, Life Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Long Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, 403b (with a generous employer match offered), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off and 10 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.

    Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Café 29 - Back of House

    Café 29 is located inside the gates of beautiful Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in the restored Frist Learning Center Courtyard, and offers a casual, made-to-order menu including soups, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, baked goods, snacks, coffee selections and alcoholic beverages. We are seeking several friendly Back of House Team Members for food preparation, cleaning and assisting the Café 29 guests.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Food preparation
    • • Work the pantry station
    • • Cleaning of the Café
    • • Keep the back of house tidy and organized
    • • Other duties as required

    Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; ability to multi-task and perform duties effectively under stress; cashier experience; knowledge of basic kitchen equipment for food preparation; ability to endure long periods of standing or sitting, based on assigned post. Food or Hospitality Industry experience is a plus.

    Cheekwood follows CDC COVID-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy. Please send resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Café 29 - Front of House

    Café 29 is located inside the gates of beautiful Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in the restored Frist Learning  Center Courtyard, and offers a casual, made-to-order menu including soups, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, baked goods, snacks, coffee selections and alcoholic beverages. We are seeking several friendly Front of House Team Members to assist the Café 29 guests.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Set up dining room daily
    • • Stock supplies upon arrival
    • • Prep hot beverages
    • • Daily cashier
    • • Expedite food from kitchen to tables
    • • Assist guests

    Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; ability to multi-task and perform duties effectively under stress; cashier experience; knowledge of basic kitchen equipment; ability to endure long periods of standing or sitting, based on assigned post. Food or Hospitality Industry experience is a plus.

    Cheekwood follows CDC COVID-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy. Please send resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Part-time Seasonal Parking Attendant

    Do you want to work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville? Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, Cheekwood now serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum. Working closely with the Security & Safety Manager, Parking Attendants are responsible for maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor while providing exceptional customer service. This position is a great opportunity for anyone looking for part-time and flexible hours.

    • • Maintains a clean and neat uniform and appearance.
    • • Responsible for positive interaction with the visitors answering questions while providing clear directions to each of the parking lots.  Becomes knowledgeable of Cheekwood’s history and basic facts of interest to visitors.
    • • Must be able to effectively communicate on the radio with other employees while monitoring the parking spaces in their lots.

    Qualifications: Must have the availability to work weekends and evenings and willing to walk and stand for long periods in all types of weather conditions.

    Benefits:

    • • Membership & Discounts: As an employee, you receive a Cheekwood membership, which entitles you to unlimited admission during regular Garden hours and a limited number of free tickets to special events. Members also receive discounts classes, ticketed events, and purchases at the Gift Shop. Your Cheekwood membership also include reciprocal admission for named members to more than 300 gardens though the American Horticultural Society.
    • • Reciprocal Admission: As an employee of Cheekwood you have free general admission access to many local cultural, historical, and art institutions as part of the employee admission program.

    Cheekwood follows CDC COVID-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy. Please send resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Archivist

    Cheekwood is a beautiful 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate in Nashville, TN. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929 and since converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens, and an historic estate. The Cheekwood Collections encompass paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, decorative arts, and architecture. Cheekwood’s mission is to stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit, for not only our visitors, but our staff as well. Reporting to the Vice President of Museum Affairs, the Archivist is responsible for the access to, professional care, daily management, and maintenance of the institutional and Cheek Family archives including its organization, preservation, and storage.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Refines, implements, and upholds archival policies and procedures regarding processing, documenting, and accessing archival collections.
    • • As part of the team, supports Collections Departmental efforts.
    • • Supervises and trains archives interns, students, and volunteers.
    • • Coordinates and facilitates archives access requests by staff, researchers, research associates, and the public, as well as responding to archives information inquiries and requests.
    • • Responsible for providing scans of images and documents as needed using appropriate digital and metadata standards.
    • • Coordinates and facilitates archives use in public programs and interpretation projects.
    • • Responsible for archival maintenance.
    • • Evaluates and coordinates the re-housing and stabilization of archives.
    • • Ensures compliance with government regulations related to archives.
    • • Ensures accurate and up-to-date inventories and reconciliation of archives and records, including spot check inventories.
    • • Responsible for the appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival collections according to recognized archives standards (DACS, EAD, Dublin Core).
    • • Manages archival policies and procedures.
    • • Advises the Institution of the creation, development, and implementation of archives procedures, procedures manual and preservation planning.
    • • Implements and refines the museum’s records retention program in accordance with local, state, and federal law.
    • • Conduct training for staff regarding records management and transfer of relevant records to the permanent institutional archives.

    Qualifications:

    M.A. or M.L.I.S. in Archives, Library Science, Museum Studies, or related field with formal training in archives management and preservation or commensurate experience; three years of archival experience required, preferably in a museum setting; training in records management and professional archives management software.

    • • Knowledge of archives preservation requirements, storage needs, and registration procedures for archives.
    • • Up-to-date knowledge of professional standards and trends.
    • • Familiar with governmental regulations and legal requirements related to archives and familiarity with records produced by natural science, cultural and fine arts sources.
    • • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all professional matters.
    • • Demonstrated ability to communicate, orally and in writing, with staff, trustees, vendors, and others.
    • • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
    • • Familiarity with Embark Collections Management system and Microsoft Programs.

    Cheekwood follows CDC COVID-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy. This is a full-time position for a period of three years.

    Cheekwood offers a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to full-time team members to protect  health, family and way of life including Health Insurance with an HRA (Cheekwood pays 90% of the cost of one of the employee-only plans), Dental (Cheekwood pays a portion of the premium), Vision, Life Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Long Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, 403b (with a generous employer match offered), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off and 10 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.

    Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Human Resources Coordinator

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, Cheekwood now serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in developing professional human resources skills. You will experience first-hand all HR administrative operations including recruitment and hiring, operating an HRIS system, record keeping and employee relations. The human resource department is also committed to embracing, pursuing, and celebrating IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) and you will have the opportunity to contribute and support these efforts.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    Recruitment/Hiring

    • • Assists in the recruitment process, including job postings, resume sorting and interview schedule coordination as needed.
    • • Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and team members relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc.; refers more complex questions to Vice President of Human Resources or Senior Management.
    • • Welcomes new team members to the organization by assisting with the development, and implementation, of a new hire orientation package utilizing the HRIS.

    HR Record Keeping

    • • Maintains accurate and up-to-date human resource files, records, and documentation.
    • • Assists with HRIS functions including new hire processing and data entry.
    • • Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resource processes, files, and records.
    • • Performs periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately.

    Employee Relations

    • • Assists with researching, planning and execution of special events such as annual benefit enrollment, All Staff monthly meetings, team recognition events, holiday parties, and team celebrations.
    • • Works closely with the Vice President of Human Resources in implementing HR or IDEA training.
    • • Responsible for assigning and tracking the organizations safety training program.
    • • Creates and launches frequent team surveys and assists in analyzing the results.
    • • Develops content and works with the marketing team in producing a quarterly staff newsletter.
    • • Assists in reviewing the policies and procedures listed in the Employee Handbook and updates accordingly under the direction of the Vice President of Human Resources.
    • • Assists the Vice President of Human Resources researching professional development programs, workshops, and seminars and matching opportunities to the appropriate department.

    IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility)

    • • Supports the Vice President of Human Resources in researching, developing, and executing efforts in fostering the organization’s IDEA strategic goals.
    • • Working closely with the Vice President of Human Resources in organizing and scheduling IDEA Task Force meetings and taking meeting minute notes.
    • • Collects and analyzes statistical internal and community data to evaluate in accordance with IDEA standards and goals.
    • • Develops and/or acquires training and development to aid diversity initiatives.
    • • Researches and maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.
    • • Performs other projects and duties as assigned.

    Work Requirements and Qualifications:

    • • A degree in Human Resources, work experience or equivalent training.
    • • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
    • • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the team.
    • • Time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines under quick changing circumstances
    • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • • Ability to work efficiently in all Microsoft Office programs and quickly learn the organizations HRIS.
    • • Self-starter and highly motivated with the ability to work independently and as a team in an office environment.
    • • Experience in Human Resources, Business Administration. PHR or SHRM-CP certification is a plus.

    Cheekwood follows CDC COVID-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy.

    Cheekwood offers a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to full-time team members to protect  health, family and way of life including Health Insurance with an HRA (Cheekwood pays 90% of the cost of one of the employee-only plans), Dental (Cheekwood pays a portion of the premium), Vision, Life Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Long Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, 403b (with a generous employer match offered), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off and 10 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.

    Please send resume and letter of interest to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

Internships at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

Internship Opportunities  

  • Development Intern

    Department: Development

    Reports To: Sarah Katherine Woodhull, Manager of Institutional Relations

    Semester: Summer or Fall 2022

    Internship Description: Cheekwood Development Internships are designed for undergraduate students or recent graduates seeking experience at a non-profit arts and cultural organization. The intern will be exposed to all areas of fundraising with an emphasis on grant researching, writing, and management. The internship is ideal for individuals wishing to gain experience in fundraising and/or nonprofit administration.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Work with the Manager of Institutional Relations to develop a comprehensive prospect research, rating, and profile system
    • • Conduct prospect research for potential grant funding and maintain records in the online database, GrantHub
    • • Maintain and organize materials relating to historical records
    • • Assist with acknowledgement when awarded funding
    • • Complete additional tasks as directed
    • • Interns will be required to present information about the project that he/she worked on during the internship

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

    Hours/Time Commitment:Minimum 15 hours/week for up to 16 weeks

    Education: Junior or Senior at the undergraduate level, or recent graduate from an accredited university

    Area of Study: Art History, Business, English, History, Non-Profit Management, or related field

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    Application Requirements:Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Department: Marketing

    Reports To: Kelsey Morris. Senior Graphic Designer

    Semester: Summer 2022

    Internship Description: The marketing department is offering an internship for undergraduate students working to obtain a degree in Marketing, Interactive Media, Design, or any related field. Recent graduates will also be considered. Interns will assist the marketing department with Graphic Design Projects, Digital Media, and general Marketing Projects.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Assist with graphic design projects and website management
    • • Utilize graphic design skills and programs to create marketing collateral, signage, ads, etc. via InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
    • • Assist in placement of signage on Cheekwood’s campus
    • • Sort and label images and videos for interdepartmental use
    • • Provide miscellaneous support for marketing department, including management of online calendars, support at Cheekwood events, etc.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

    Qualifications:

    • • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
    • • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
    • • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
    • • Ability to work independently on graphic design projects
    • • A creative eye to provide photography and design assistance
    • • Strong writing and communication skills

    Hours/Time Commitment: Hybrid work environment. Must be local, ability to come into the office at least a few times a week. Minimum 15 hours/week for up to 16 weeks.

    Education: Junior or Senior at the undergraduate level, or recent graduate from an accredited university.

    Area of Study: Marketing, Graphic Design, Communications, Studio Art, or related field.

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Retail E-commerce Intern

    Department: Retail

    Reports To: Kayce Bengtson, Director of Retail

    Semester: Summer 2022

    Internship Description: The Cheekwood Retail Department is seeking an intern to assist in the development and management of our e-commerce site. This person would be responsible for product photography, photo editing, writing product descriptions, fulfilling orders and inventory management.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Product Photography & Photo Editing
      • • Take multiple photos of products, showing different angles and lighting
      • • Style product photos for use on website and social media
      • • Edit photos to match aesthetic of current product photography
    • • Copywriting
      • • Write accurate and engaging product descriptions for Item Pages
      • • Record proper dimensions of items and load into backend of e-commerce site
    • • Inventory Management & Shipping
      • • Track inventory of online items and keep website counts up to date
      • • Remove items from sales floor once sold, pack and ship via USPS
    • • Customer Service
      • • Respond to any online inquiries regarding order status, promo codes or payment issues
    • • Marketing
      • • Develop social media content for retail team that links to items being sold online
      • • Provide Marketing Team with weekly content for emails and social media

    Qualifications:

    • • Knowledge of basic photography principles, lighting, and basic photo editing (Photos will be taken using digital camera and/or smartphone)
    • • Excellent written communication skills
    • • Eye for design and attention to detail
    • • Familiar with SharePoint, OneDrive and able to work on a PC

    Hours/Time Commitment: Minimum 15 hours/week for up to 16 weeks

    Education: Sophomore or above at the undergraduate level, or recent graduate from an accredited university

    Area of Study: E-commerce, Retail Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Photography or Business.

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Music and Public Programs Intern

    Department: Education

    Reports To: Mark Mason, Director of Music and Public Programs

    Semester: Summer 2022

    Internship Description: Cheekwood public programs and events internships are designed for the university or college student seeking hands-on experience in a nonprofit museum and botanical garden. Interns can experience all aspects of public programs and events including assisting with event set up and coordination, developing program materials, and working with a variety of visitors and vendors. The internship is ideal for students wishing to gain experience in event planning or nonprofit administration.

    Responsibilities: The Public Programs and Events Intern will work under the direction of the Director of Music and Public Programs to plan and execute public performances and entertainment, demonstrations, workshops, classes, and seasonal and cultural events.

    Intern duties may include:

    • • Research talent for performances
    • • Create and file performer contracts
    • • Generate any necessary program materials and signage
    • • Assist in overseeing, logistics, planning, and execution of all musical performances at Cheekwood
    • • Maintain Cheekwood Music Calendar and artist contact database
    • • Compile information for marketing and website information
    • • Assist performers onsite from arrival to departure.

    Interns will conduct a semester-long project related to event planning and/or public programming.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate is passionate about working with the public, enjoys art, horticulture, and/or wellness activities, is detail-oriented, and can work as part of a team or individually. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign is also preferred.

    Hours/Time Commitment: Minimum 15 hours/week for up to 16 weeks

    Education: Sophomore or above at the undergraduate level, or recent graduate from an accredited university

    Area of Study: Music, event planning, nonprofit management, or arts administration. 

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Horticulture Intern

    Department: Gardens

    Reports To: Mary Weber, Director of Horticulture

    Semester: Summer 2022

    Internship Description: The Cheekwood Horticulture Internships are designed for an undergraduate student seeking hands-on experience in a botanical garden setting. Interns will experience all aspects of garden maintenance with an emphasis on greenhouse production and participate in the seasonal enhancement program from inception to installation. The internship is ideal for students wishing to gain experience in public horticulture.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Attend and observe staff walkthroughs to identify opportunities for enhancements to the permanent garden displays in specific areas.
    • • Observe and support the development of planting designs and plant lists.
    • • Observe and support writing greenhouse production schedules to finish crops for specific enhancements.
    • • Perform basic planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and transplanting to support the complete production cycle of herbaceous perennial plants in a greenhouse and nursery setting.
    • • Assist in the maintenance of greenhouse production records.
    • • Complete regular greenhouse maintenance tasks, such as watering, cleaning, and re-spacing or organizing inventory.
    • • Work in direct support of daily garden maintenance operations to complement greenhouse activities.
    • • Interns will be required to present, in a public forum, information about the project that he/she worked on during the internship.

    Qualifications: The ideal Horticulture Intern enjoys focused work and has an interest in plants, plant identification, and organization thereof. Careful attention to detail and accuracy is a must. An independent and organized person who is meticulous about detail is a good fit for this opportunity.

    Hours/Time Commitment: Minimum 20 hours/week for up to 16 weeks

    Education: Sophomore or higher at the undergraduate level

    Area of Study: Horticulture, Arboricultural, Botany, Forestry, or related field.

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Events/Rentals Intern

    Department: Rentals

    Reports To: Jessica Ware, Director of Events

    Semester: Summer 2022

    Internship Description: Rentals/Special Events Department internships are designed to expose students to the multi-faceted and high energy field of Venue Logistics, Event Sales, Planning, Coordination and Execution while providing students with opportunities to apply skills in a real-world environment.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Conduct a semester long project tailored to interns goals and department needs. Department needs may include execution of events, event sales, etc.
    • • Active learning in the area of proactive sales, venue logistics, planning, coordination and scheduling of a wide variety of events including large and small annual events, corporate events, weddings, fundraisers, networking events, internal events, and special interest group meetings. Internal events may include holiday and seasonal programming, weekly events on the grounds, large and small dinners, meetings etc.
    • • Assisting in the creation of proposals to tailor events specifically to clients needs and accurately represent financial obligation of client.
    • • Web/social media based marketing and media – assist with creating, editing and publishing content.
    • • Working with a team to become familiar with preparing venue logistic documents for vendors and staff including BEO’s and floorplans.
    • • Day of event execution as needed; set-up, tear-down, and general coordination of overall event.
    • • All other duties approved by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

    • • Strong project management skills, working with cross-functional teams.
    • • Strong analytical skills; fluent with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
    • • Excellent oral and written communications, demonstrated success with multi-tasking & juggling multiple priorities.
    • • Self-starter who takes initiative, highly reliable, polished and professional when dealing with members, prospective members, sponsors, and executive management.
    • • Comfortable in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment with an all-hands-on-deck mentality.

    Hours/Time Commitment: Minimum 15 hours/week for up to 16 weeks

    Education: Rising Junior or Senior at the undergraduate level, or recent graduate from an accredited university

    Area of Study: Hospitality management, Tourism, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or Business

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Curatorial Intern

    Department: Museum

    Reports To: Eric Birkle, Curator

    Semester: Summer 2022

    Internship Description: The Museum of Art is offering an internship for undergraduate (Junior or Senior class standing) or recent graduates working towards or with a degree in Art History – ideally with a focus on American or European Art – or American Studies. Interns will assist the Museum staff with projects concerning the research and development of the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and acquisitions.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Work with the Curator to research current objects in the collection, potential acquisitions, and upcoming exhibitions
    • • Maintain and organize materials relating to historical research following proper gathering and filing protocol
    • • Support the development of interpretive materials
    • • Complete additional tasks as necessary

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

    Hours/Time Commitment: Minimum 15 hours/week for up to 16 weeks

    Education: Junior or Senior at the undergraduate level, or recent graduate from an accredited university.

    Area of Study: Art History or American Studies

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

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