Employment & Internships

Employment

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

 

  • Part-time Security Attendant

    Part-time Security Attendant

    Cheekwood is seeking several experienced Security Attendants. Working under the direction of the Security & Safety Manager & Coordinator, this position will be responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment.

    • Will protect the art by ensuring that no one touches or moves the art and reports any problems promptly to the Security Manager or Coordinator.
    • Responsible for maintaining a clean neat uniform and appearance to reflect a professional image
    • Positive interaction with the public answering questions and giving directions.
    • Attendants are required to always maintain a calm friendly and professional demeanor, in all situations, while providing exceptional customer service.
    • First responder to incidents as needed-attendants should know the location of every fire extinguisher and first aid kits. Incident response time should be quick while maintaining continual radio contact with the Security Base. Incidents reports will be completed accurately and turned in immediately to the Security Manager.
    • Must maintain a valid unarmed security license from the State of Tennessee always.

    Qualifications: High School diploma, or equivalent, and a valid State of Tennessee Security Unarmed Guard License and Driver’s License. Must have the ability to multi-task and endure long periods of standing or sitting, based on assigned post. Security level experience in the Entertainment or Hospitality Industry is a plus. EOE

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 Haley Combs at hcombs@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

Summer Internships  

  • Development Events Internship

    Development Events Internship

    Description: The Cheekwood Development Department internship is designed to expose the university student to membership and individual, corporate and foundation giving, with a specific focus on development events. Recent graduates will also be considered. Interns will assist the development department in daily functions.

    Key responsibilities include:
    • Assist staff with preparation and execution of major fundraiser and development events.
    • Conduct research on top prospects or grant opportunities
    • Assist with the execution of cultivation and fulfillment events for top donors and members
    • Draft fundraising communications copy
    • Prepare management tracking materials
    • Complete a semester long project tailored to intern goals and department needs

    Qualifications:
    Interns must be at least 18. Experience in the following areas is preferred:
    • Arts and culture institutions
    • Research
    • Museum services
    • Customer service

    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 restaurant and 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.

    Please submit all applications to Haley Combs at hcombs@cheekwood.org. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Public Programs Internship

    Public Programs Internship

    Description: 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.

    Key responsibilities include:
    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 @ 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: 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 restaurant and 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.
    Please submit all applications to Haley Combs at hcombs@cheekwood.org. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Internship Application Deadlines:
    Fall (September-November): September 1st, 2017
    *Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule.

  • Rentals/Special Events Internship

    Rentals/Special Events 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.

    Key responsibilities include:
    • 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 restaurant and 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.

    Please submit all applications to Haley Combs at hcombs@cheekwood.org. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

    Internship Application Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    *Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule.

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