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Employment & Internships

Employment at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should apply by clicking on the description links below. If you have any questions please contact Kendra Boesch, Human Resources Coordinator, at Kboesch@cheekwood.org.

Employment Opportunities  

  • Director of Individual Giving

    Work for 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 a Director of Individual Giving to join the team. The Director of Individual Giving plays a key role in Cheekwood’s development initiatives, overseeing the Cheekwood Society donor program and other initiatives to maximize contributed income for the institution.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • • Develop and execute an annual plan for identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting individual gifts from at levels ranging from $1,500 to $25,000+
    • • With the President/CEO, Chief External Relations Officer and Donor Relations Manager, oversee a pipeline of 300+ current and potential individual donor households for unrestricted support
    • • Identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit support from individuals, with an emphasis on Cheekwood Society. Steward a portfolio of ~150 current and potential Cheekwood Society donors ($2,500+), with focus on upward moves management
    • • With President/CEO and Chief External Relations Officer, strategize prospects for and solicitation of restricted support for special exhibitions, programs, capital projects, or endowment
    • • Participate in regular meetings to identify, monitor, and follow up on cultivation next steps and produce reports to analyze progress
    • • Oversee creation/production of Development collateral and presentation materials including brochures, programs, appeal mailings, invitations, donor signage, etc.
    • • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Development department’s systems, processes, and data infrastructure, utilizing Altru, Cheekwood’s constituent management system
    • • Manage one direct report: Donor Relations Manager, whose primary responsibilities include:
      1. 1. Stewarding portfolio of Cheekwood Society donors with current gift levels $1,500-2,499
      2. 2. Overseeing renewals, communication and prospecting campaigns for all Cheekwood Society
      3. 3. Managing Celebration Giving
      4. 4. Planning and implementing events for Cheekwood Society and other donor groups, most notably the annual Cheekwood Society Dinner
      5. 5. Researching and creating profiles on prospective donors
    • • Other tasks and special projects as assigned.

    Requirements:

    • • A college degree or equivalent work experience
    • • Three or more years of successful fundraising, including successful solicitation of four and five-figure gifts
    • • Two or more years of supervisory experience
    • • Enthusiasm for setting and meeting fundraising goals
    • • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
    • • Strong management skills
    • • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, and mail merges
    • • Excellent organizational skills
    • • Ability to prioritize and multi-task with strong attention to detail
    • • Enthusiasm for being team player
    • • Professional attitude and comply with fundraising ethics, including confidentiality
    • • Experience with donor databases, specifically Altru or other Blackbaud product is preferred

    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 11 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply for the Director of Individual Giving position click here.

  • Part-time Security Attendant

    Part-time 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. 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 a Security Attendant. Working under the direction of the Security & Safety Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment at Cheekwood.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Responsible for protecting the works of art by ensuring that no one touches the collection and reports any problems promptly to the Security Manager.
    • • Maintains a clean uniform and appearance to reflect a professional image.
    • • Provides positive interactions 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 will 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.
    • • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • • Valid State of Tennessee Security Unarmed Guard License. Must maintain a valid unarmed security license from the State of Tennessee at all times.
    • • Must have the ability to multi-task and endure long periods of standing and walking in all types of weather conditions.
    • • Daytime, evening, and weekend shifts are available.
    • • Security level experience in the Entertainment or Hospitality Industry is a plus.

    Cheekwood follows the CDC’s Covid-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy.

    Part-time 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.

    To apply for the Part-time Security Attendant position click here.

  • Tourism and Group Sales Manager

    Work for 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 ­­­­results-oriented Tourism and ** Group Sales Manager to join the marketing and communications department. The Tourism & Group Sales Manager is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of the group sales program and actively prospecting for, soliciting, and securing group visits and tours. The core focus of this position is the development of sustained group attendance that meets established annual revenue and attendance goals. The manager performs a range of duties including generating and following up on leads, selling group visits, processing, and coordinating all requests for groups, handling all group customer inquiries, generating sales data, and producing status reports. Additional duties include being the liaison with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and concierge organizations to build Cheekwood’s presence in the tourism industry. The manager will work closely with Marketing, Visitor Services, Rentals, and other departments to coordinate tours and special events as needed.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • • Identify and pursue strategic opportunities for capturing volume admission sales from targeted constituencies
    • • Solicit and monitor leads for group sales based on revenue and attendance goals set with Director of Marketing and Chief External Relations Officer
    • • Meet or exceed goals for new and returning group sales contracts and attendance targets
    • • In consultation with the Director of Marketing, formulate and implement proactive group sales marketing campaigns
    • • Plan new research-based advertising strategies for current and subsequent years that will increase leisure travel market share
    • • Work with the Director of Marketing and Senior Graphic Designer to provide direction for all group sales collateral production
    • • Participate in targeted group outreach events and programs; make personal appearances to sell group tours to Cheekwood. Prepare and deliver presentations to local and regional organizations
    • • Establish and maintain relationships with travel, tour, convention, and meeting partners with a strong focus on tour wholesalers, tour operators, and convention organizers
    • • Act as key liaison with Tennessee Tourism Commission, Nashville Convention & Visitor Corp, Music City Concierge Association, and American Bus Association
    • • Attend travel industry tradeshows, conventions, and hospitality networking events to promote Cheekwood and develop strong positioning of group visit offerings
    • • Design, develop and conduct familiarization tours of Cheekwood for event planners, tour operators and travel agents
    • • Develop relationships with national, international, and regional tourism-based publications and writers
    • • Coordinate and process all phases of group contracts; book orders, secure deposits and payments for group ticket sales, group tours, and VIP tour reservations through Altru Ticketing System
    • • Maintain database and track group sales leads, inquiries, lost business, and sales revenue
    • • Provide ongoing status reports. Report on customer relationships, sales forecasts, and new prospects
    • • Manage assigned revenue and expense budgets
    • • Coordinate with Visitor Services staff to schedule and confirm group sales reservations and tour requirements
    • • Coordinate with the Education Department to manage the group tour schedule that also includes school field trips organized by the Education team and assure availability of docent guides for all groups requesting a guided tour
    • • Arrange VIP tours with approved staff as requested
    • • Follow up with group sales customers to determine satisfaction
    • • Work cross-departmentally to book and coordinate occasional special events as needed
    • • Perform other duties as requested.

    Requirements:

    • • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or other related field or the equivalent through a combination of education, training, or work experience
    • • 3+ years of sales experience, preferably at a nonprofit cultural organization, museum, large garden, or tourist attraction
    • • Experience driving revenue in a nonprofit or other mission-driven organization
    • • Excellent computer skills: Ticketing and management software, Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
    • • This position will require on-site work at times for client meetings, greeting and guiding groups and event management

    Essential Qualifications:

    • • Demonstrated success in the development, management, and execution of group sales campaigns
    • • Contacts with Nashville’s tourism industries and experience in convention rental sales preferred
    • • Customer service orientation and mindset
    • • Excellent communication skills both written and oral. Strong public speaking abilities
    • • Positive attitude, personable, congenial, and hospitable with the ability to interact effectively with visitors, staff, volunteers, and members
    • • Excellent time management skills and detail-orientated
    • • Analytical and report writing skills
    • • Must be extremely organized, yet flexible with the ability to adapt in an evolving environment
    • • Able to work varied hours including weekends
    • • Works independently, self-motivated with limited supervision
    • • 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 11 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply for the Tourism and Group Sales Manager position click here.

  • Seasonal Retail Sales Associate

    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. The Cheekwood Retail Department is seeking friendly and energetic salespeople to provide excellent customer service, drive sales and assist in store operations within multiple gift shops at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

    Cheekwood has three gift shops on the property. The Garden Gift Shop sells gardening tools, décor and children’s items. The Mansion Gift Shop is located inside the Historic Mansion & Museum, selling jewelry, art and gift items. The Holiday Shop is a high-volume shop selling holiday merchandise and s’mores kits for use outside at the nearby firepits. The shops are open 9am-10pm and we are looking for both day and night availability.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • • Greeting the visitors as a Cheekwood representative. Always offering excellent customer service with a genuinely friendly attitude while providing information and assistance to customers.
    • • Opening/closing procedures within the Gift Shops.
    • • Unpacking, pricing, and stocking merchandise within the store standards and practices.
    • • Operating Point of Sale computer system – completing sales, returns and other transactions.
    • • Responsible for tracking both individual and store sales, while aiming to meet daily, weekly and monthly financial goals.

    Qualifications:

    • • Customer Service experience required. Retail experience preferred.
    • • Pleasant service-oriented demeanor and strong customer service skills.
    • • Ability to remain productive and motivated while working alone.
    • • Flexible schedule – must have the availability to work 16-30 hours each week and ability to work nights & weekends.
    • • Willing to walk/stand for long periods.
    • • This position is seasonal (October – January) **

    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 the CDC’s Covid-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply for the Seasonal Retail Sales Associate position click here.

  • 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.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • • 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.

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

    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 is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply for the Part-time Seasonal Parking Attendant position click here.

Internships at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should apply by clicking on the description links below. If you have any questions please contact Abby Ornella, Adult Education and Docent Manager at aornella@cheekwood.org.

Internship Opportunities  

  • Graphic Design Intern

    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.

    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.

    Primary 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.

    Requirements:

    • • 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 graduate student at an accredited university

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

    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 “Apply” below via the orange button and also remember to submit letter, resume and references 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.

    Part-time 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 is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply for the Graphic Design Intern position click here.

  • Registrar Intern

    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.

    The Museum of Art is offering an internship for undergraduate (Junior or Senior class standing) or recent graduates working toward or with a degree in Art History, American Studies, Museum Studies, or other related fields. Interns will assist the Registrar with projects concerning the research and care of the museum’s collections and exhibitions.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • • Work with the Registrar to understand the processes related to this position, including accessioning; deaccessioning; modifying object records and filing; tracking and recording object movement and locations; and art storage
    • • Learn to operate EmbARK (collection database) and corresponding physical files to create and edit object records with additional information
    • • Observe the installation/deinstallation of an exhibition from the viewpoint of a registrar
    • • Understand the care of collections through environmental monitoring and condition reporting
    • • Desire to work in a museum setting with and around art

    Hours/Time Commitment: Up to 29 per week

    Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

    Education:

    • • Junior or Senior class standing or recent graduate from an accredited college or university
    • • Have or pursuing a degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or other related fields

    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 “Apply” below via the orange button and also remember to submit letter, resume and references 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.

    Part-time 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 is an equal opportunity employer

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply for the Registrar Intern position click here.

  • Archives Intern

    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.

    Cheekwood’s archives internship aims to fulfill its mission by working on archival processing and description or digital capture and metadata projects. We create effective internships by collaborating with students to create clearly defined goals, offering feedback on projects and performance in weekly meetings, and providing opportunities for students to reflect on their experiences. Archives stresses a standards-based approach to digitization and description and uses archival and digital asset management systems commonly adopted by galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) in the United States. The Archives Intern will work closely with the museum archivist as well as with the Curator and Vice President of Museum Affairs. Their work environment will include working within a temperature controlled archival space in our historic Mansion as well as at our off-site storage facility. This intern will have the opportunity to spend time in Cheekwood’s gardens and mansion and gain appreciation for the particularities of working within a historic site. administration.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • • Arranging and describing archival collections
    • • Authoring biographical and historical notes that provide context for archival materials
    • • Creating finding aids in compliance with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and local practices using ArchivesSpace
    • • Creating descriptive metadata and developing digital collections using Omeka
    • • Curating web and physical exhibitions and creating exhibition panels and catalogs
    • • Conducting research and writing narratives for grant applications

    Hours/Time Commitment: Maximum 30 hours per week during normal business hours (8:30am-5:00pm), specific schedule to be determined by hiring supervisor.

    Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

    Education: Must be enrolled in an accredited college/University, and pursuing an MLS degree

    Area of Study: Information sciences, library sciences or museum studies.

    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 “Apply” below via the orange button and also remember to submit letter, resume and references 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.

    Part-time 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 is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply for the Archives Intern position click here.

  • Education and Public Programs Intern

    Department: Education

    Reports To: Nathalie Lavine, Vice President of Education and Outreach

    Semester: Fall 2022

    Internship Description:

    Cheekwood’s Education and Public Programs internship is designed for the undergraduate or graduate student seeking hands-on experience in a nonprofit museum and botanical garden. Interns will assist with the coordination and setup of various programs, to include:

    • • Harvest workshops
    • • Wellness classes
    • • Thursday Night Out
    • • Cultural celebrations like Moon Viewing and El Día de los Muertos

    This intern will also facilitate the launch of a new education series for adults looking to learn more about various art forms or gardening.

    Responsibilities:
    The Education and Public Programs Intern will work under the direction of the Vice President of Education and Outreach to plan and execute adult programming, workshops, and classes.
    Intern duties may include.

    • • Create supply lists
    • • Source and maintain a materials budget
    • • Generate any necessary program materials and signage
    • • Assist in overseeing, logistics, planning, and execution of adult education classes and workshop at Cheekwood
    • • Generate ideas for marketing to reach new audiences
    • • Seek out local teaching artists for potential future classes
    • • Compile information for marketing and website information
    • • Facilitate the execution of various musical performances at Cheekwood
    • • Assist instructors and performers onsite from arrival to departure

    Interns will conduct a semester-long project related to continuing education.

    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate is passionate about working with the public, enjoys art, is interested in adult education, 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 graduate student at an accredited university.

    Area of Study:
    Arts, Art Education, Nonprofit Management, Event Planning, or Arts Administration.

    Compensation: $15 hourly

    To apply for the Education and Public Programs Intern position click here.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Tots Intern

    Department: Education

    Reports To: Katie Fox, Director of School and Youth Programs

    Semester: Fall 2022

    Internship Description:
    Cheekwood’s TOTS! 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. The Tots! intern is enthusiastic and enjoys working with the public. They can adapt quickly, are responsible, detail oriented, and can follow directions without supervision.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Gain experience working with volunteers and the public
    • • Research age-appropriate literature and activities
    • • Brainstorm new activities based on topic list provided
    • • Create examples/demo pieces for art activities
    • • Track attendance at all programs
    • • Make assessments about material and preparation needs
    • • Use programs like InDesign to create step-by-step signage for each activity

    Qualifications:
    Experience in the following areas is preferred:

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

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

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

    Area of Study: 
    Early childhood education, art education, museum education, life sciences, or studio art

    Compensation: $15 Hourly

    To apply for the Tots Intern position click here.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Retail Ecommerce Intern

    Department: Retail

    Reports To: Kayce Bengtson, Director of Retail

    Semester: Fall 2022

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

    Responsibilities:

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

    Area of Study:
    Ecommerce, Retail Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Photography or Business.

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    To apply for the Retail Ecommerce Intern position click here.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Events/Rentals Intern

    Department: Rentals

    Reports To: Jessica Ware, Director of Events

    Semester: Fall 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 graduate student at an accredited university

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

    Compensation: $15.00 hourly

    To apply for the Events/Rentals Intern position click here.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

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