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  

  • Adult Education and Programs Manager

    Adult Education and Programs Manager

    Reporting to the Director of Education & Interpretation, the Adult Education and Programs Manager designs and implements a broad range of programs intended to reach adult 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. The ideal candidate is creative and highly organized with extensive experience in arts-based program planning and logistics.

    Position Description:

    • Manages, develops and oversees all aspects of on-site public programs including, but not limited to:
    1. Seasonal Festivals: Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest, Holiday at Cheekwood / Holiday Lights
    2. Large scale public events: Spring Art Hop & El Dia de los Muertos
    3. Thursday Night Out entertainment series
    4. Fitness initiatives for adults
    5. Cultural and literary celebrations
    6. Programs enhancing art exhibitions, botanical garden displays and historic initiative
    7. Workshops, Classes and Lectures
    • Works closely with museum, garden, and other education staff to develop and implement public programs.
    • Manages Adult Education and Docent Coordinator, as well as any instructors or studio proctors for workshops and festival programs.
    • Oversees program logistics, planning, and execution, including production, set-up, and tear-down. Works as event supervisor as needed on weekends and after hours.
    • Utilizes Altru software to schedule programs and create customer registration.
    • Seeks out community partners, musicians, speakers, etc. to secure participation in public programs.
    • Maintains public programs calendar, attendance statistics and evaluation data.
    • Provides accurate and timely information for marketing and website information.
    • Responsible for managing budget and meeting expense/revenue goals related to public programs.
    • Actively researches opportunities for public programs at Cheekwood 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.

    Candidate Profile:

    The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in art administration, art education, cultural programming, community education or similar. Minimum of three years’ public program experience at a museum, botanic garden, or comparable non-profit organization. This person must be self-directed and able to manage multiple projects at once; ability to work varied hours and weekends; experience managing support staff; strong analytical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills and enjoys working with the public. Knowledge of Horticulture, First Aid training and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign & Photoshop is a plus.

    This is a full-time position with a competitive benefit package. Send letter of interest 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

  • Part-time Housekeeper **

    Part-time Housekeeper **

    Reporting to the Facilities Manager, this position is responsible for thoroughly cleaning assigned areas with attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be dependable, flexible to move from building to building, enjoy working in a team environment and possess outstanding customer service skills. Must have the ability to regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds, a valid driver’s license and the availability to work late afternoons and evenings Thursday-Saturday.

    We offer the opportunity to work in an exceptionally beautiful setting. Send resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@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 Abby Carlson at acarlson@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 Abby Carlson at acarlson@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Part-time Graphic Designer Intern **

    Part-time Graphic Designer Intern **

    The Cheekwood Marketing Department is offering an internship for an undergraduate student working to obtain a degree in Public Relations, Communications, 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:

    • Provide miscellaneous support for marketing department, including management of online calendars and support at Cheekwood events
    • 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
    • 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

     

    Qualifications: **

    Candidates must be an undergraduate enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Interactive Media, Design, Advertising or a related field. Internships require a weekly commitment with a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 16 weeks, and preferably through December 2019, with an option to extend following the original contract period. The ideal candidate will have:

    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Knowledgeable with social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
    • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
    • Ability to work independently on graphic design projects
    • A creative eye to provide photography and design assistance

    Academic Requirements:

    Academic requirements for institutional credit are the responsibility of the student intern to fulfill. Cheekwood will make every effort to support the student in their academic goals as they relate to the internship position outlined in the provided position description.

    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 employer

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