Employment & Internships

Employment & Internships

To apply please send your cover letter and resume to: Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

Employment  

  • Development and Events Coordinator

    Development and Events Coordinator

    The Development and Events Coordinator will manage and assist with key aspects of Cheekwood’s Development functions, with a primary focus on planning, execution, follow-up for cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events; planning and execution of annual fund campaigns; prospecting of potential corporate donors; and administrative support for the Development team.

    • Coordinate Development-led cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events, including, but not limited to, organizing invitations and materials, executing mailings, coordinating guest lists and tracking RSVPs, and managing post-event activities, such as invoice payment and budget reconciliation.
    • Serve as a liaison with other internal departments at Cheekwood and act as the primary logistics contact for Development-related events and initiatives. Attend donor-related events and programs both on-site at Cheekwood and off-site as needed.
    • Work closely with the Development Team to develop and execute lower-level Annual Fund campaigns, including The Big Payback, Giving Tuesday, End of Year Campaigns, Celebration Giving, and others.
    • Assist the Development Director with identifying and cultivating prospects for Cheekwood Corporate Friends.
    • Assist in the development and monitoring of Development budgets and financials, including the coding and processing of invoices.
    • Manage documentation of donor information in donor database.
    • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Development department’s systems, processes, and data infrastructure. Adhere to fundraising guidelines.
    • Participate as part of the Development team in a collegial fashion, working in a collaborative environment to ensure attainment of Development goals and objectives.
    • Carry out other duties as needed as assigned by the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 1 to 3 years in development events or development experience at a nonprofit organization, or an equivalent organization. This person must possess outstanding project management and organizational skills; They should prioritize activities and responsibilities and manage multiple projects and concurrent tasks with the ability to work effectively within established deadlines; Possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; Ability to work with diverse internal and external constituents; Must be able to maintain flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as required; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; Familiarity with donor databases and museum environment a plus; High level of professionalism and discretion a must.

    This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Send letter of interest, and resume, to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources, at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Full-time Gardener   

    Full-time Gardener

    Cheekwood is seeking several individuals that have a strong interest in horticulture with an eye and appreciation for detail to assist in horticultural operations.

    • Performs general landscape maintenance including planting, mowing, weeding, spraying, irrigation, pruning, pest control, and trimming
    • Works to maximize quantity of work produced and conscious of efficient time management
    • Operates and is responsible for the daily care of the landscape maintenance equipment
    • Responsible for securing all equipment at the end of each day and notifying supervisor of any supply needs.
    • Works on special project needs determined by supervisors or managers.
    • Performs related garden work as required.

    Qualifications: Must have the ability to occasionally lift 50lbs, work in all types of outdoor weather conditions and work the required hours, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Tuesday-Saturday.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Summer Camp Counselor

    Summer Camp Counselor

    Cheekwood is seeking several Summer Camp Counselors to assist our art educators and professional teaching artists with the Summer Camp Program. Councilors will gain experience all aspects of museum education including: developing and teaching classes, creating educational materials and lesson plans, overseeing studio spaces, and working with a variety of age groups.

    • Assists with hands-on classroom instruction
    • Oversees camp registration
    • Prepares supplies and materials for classes
    • Interacts with visitors, campers, and parents through educational activities
    • Provides excellent customer service for parents & children enrolled in classes
    • Assists instructors with preparation and the execution of projects and art activities

    Qualifications: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age. The ideal candidate will have experience in art education, museum education, life sciences, or studio art. Experience in the following areas is preferred; supervising children, teaching experience, public speaking and strong customer service skills. The Summer Camp Program runs from June 3, 2019 – August 2, 2019. Must be available Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 1 PM or from 1 PM – 5 PM.

    We offer the opportunity to work in an exceptionally beautiful setting. Please send your cover letter and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources, at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Part-time Front of House

    Part-Time Front of House

    Café 29 at Cheekwood is seeking several part-time Front of the House staff members. This position is responsible for ensuring all food and beverage items are ordered & delivered correctly while providing exceptional customer service to guests.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have previous food service and barista experience; cashier knowledge; strong teamwork and customer service skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. An ABC certification is required. Willing to train anyone with a friendly positive attitude. Both daytime and weekend shifts are available. Please send your resume to Cafe29@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

Internships

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of three references, at least one academic. Please submit all applications to Kate Faulkner at kfaulkner@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

 

  • Public Programs Internship

    Public Programs Internship

    Cheekwood Public Programs Internships are designed for the university or college student seeking hands-on experience in a non-profit museum and botanical garden. Interns can experience all aspects of museum education and programming including: developing and teaching classes and drop-in art making activities, creating educational materials, contributing to Cheekwood’s wide range of events and public programs, and working with a variety of age groups. The internship is ideal for students wishing to gain experience in: art education, museum education, event planning, and music business. Responsibilities:

    • Interns will work with the Public Programs Manager and Public Programs Coordinator to plan and execute monthly programs, concerts, lectures and workshops, and seasonal events such as Cheekwood in Bloom, Spring Art Hop, Cheekwood Harvest, El Día de los Muertos, and Holiday at Cheekwood.
    • Interns will conduct a semester long project as well as carry out duties potentially including: researching talent for public programs, assisting with performance preparations, organizing event space, lay-out, and logistics, and overseeing programs while in progress.
    • Public Programs Interns may also assist in managing our weekly drop-in art making activities, such as Tuesdays for Tots, and other camps, classes, and workshops for adults and children.
    • From developing craft activities and preparing the supplies to facilitating class sessions, interns will help create a fun and educational season of classes.
    • Potential duties include: supply ordering & preparations, lesson planning for classes and larger events, leading drop-in art programs, planning and facilitating seasonal programming for families.

    Qualifications: College or University student preferred, with experience in art education, museum education, or studio art preferred. Customer service or teaching experience a plus. Hours/Time Commitment: Time commitment is 6-12 weeks with a minimum of 15 hours weekly, with a total minimum of 90 hours during the internship. Must be available weekends. All interns are required to record their service hours through our online Volunteer Information Center (VIC). Compensation: Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. Cheekwood will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses. All interns receive free admission to events, discounts in Cheekwood’s gift shop on their days of service, and two individual admission passes to Cheekwood to share with friends and family. 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 1 academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. *Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Kate Faulkner at kfaulkner@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Marketing Internship

    Marketing Internship

    The marketing department at Cheekwood is offering an internship for undergraduate students working to obtain a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Interactive Media or any related field. Recent graduates will also be considered. Interns will assist the marketing department in daily functions. Responsibilities:

    • Assist in writing press materials and content for Cheekwood’s website and blog
    • Assist in management of Cheekwood social media accounts including photography, content writing and maintaining social media posting schedules
    • Assist with development of email communications to key Cheekwood contacts
    • Establish archiving system for Cheekwood press clippings, images and videos
    • Provide miscellaneous support for marketing department, including management of online calendars and support at Cheekwood events
    • Assist graphic designer with digital projects such as website management and graphic design
    • Conduct a semester long project tailored to intern goals and department needs

    Qualifications: Candidate must be an undergraduate enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Advertising or a related field. Internships require a weekly commitment with a minimum of 16 hours a week.

    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Knowledgeable with social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of Adobe programs is a plus.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
    • Candidate should have a creative eye in order to provide photography and design assistance

    Hours/Time Commitment: Time commitment is 6-12 weeks with a minimum of 15 hours weekly, with a total minimum of 90 hours during the internship. All interns are required to record their service hours through our online Volunteer Information Center (VIC). Compensation: This position is unpaid. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. Cheekwood will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses. All interns receive discounts in Cheekwood’s restaurant and gift shop on their days of service, two individual admission passes to share with friends and family, free membership to Cheekwood, and professional development opportunities including lunches with industry professionals and career workshops. 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 1 academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. *Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Kate Faulkner at kfaulkner@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Rentals/Special Events Internship

    Rentals/Special Events Internship

    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
    • 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.
    • 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: Time commitment is 6-12 weeks with a minimum of 15 hours weekly, with a total minimum of 90 hours during the internship. All interns are required to record their service hours through our online Volunteer Information Center (VIC). Compensation: This position is unpaid. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. Cheekwood will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses. All interns receive free admission to events, discounts in Cheekwood’s gift shop on their days of service, and two individual admission passes to Cheekwood to share with friends and family. 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 1 academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. *Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Kate Faulkner at kfaulkner@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Summer Camp Internship Program

    Summer Camp Internship Program

    Cheekwood’s Summer Camp Internship Program is designed for the university student seeking to gain hands-on experience in a non-profit museum and botanical garden. Interns will experience all aspects of museum education including: developing and teaching classes, creating educational materials and lesson plans, overseeing studio spaces, and working with a variety of age groups. Pairing interns with art educators and professional teaching artists, participants in this program will receive one-on-one learning opportunities to develop their skills in the studio and in the classroom. Interns will attend weekly enrichment seminars, including lunch with members of Cheekwood’s staff. Responsibilities:

    • Hands-on classroom instruction
    • Overseeing camp registration
    • Preparing supplies and materials for classes
    • Interacting with visitors, campers, and parents through educational activities
    • Providing excellent customer service for parents & children enrolled in classes
    • Assisting instructors with preparation and execution of projects and art activities

    Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Undergraduate, recent college graduate, or graduate student, with experience in art education, museum education, life sciences, or studio art preferred. Experience in the following areas is preferred:

    • Experience supervising children
    • Teaching experience
    • Public speaking
    • Customer Service

    Hours/Time Commitment: The Summer Camp Internship Program runs from June 4 – August 3. Applicants must be available Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM or 9 AM – 5 PM. Compensation: This position is unpaid. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. Cheekwood will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses. All interns receive free admission to events, discounts in Cheekwood’s gift shop on their days of service, and two individual admission passes to Cheekwood to share with friends and family. 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 1 academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. *Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Kate Faulkner at kfaulkner@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

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