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 Opportunities  

  • Part-time Day Visitor Services Representative

    Part-time Day Visitor Services Representative 

    Working closely with the Director of Visitor Operations and Tour & Visitor Experience Coordinator, this position will provide excellent customer service.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • • Greeting and welcoming visitors.
    • • Directing and answering visitor inquiries.
    • • Processing tickets & memberships.

    Qualifications: Pleasant personality with excellent oral communication skills and strong customer service skills. Ability to operate a cash/ticketing system and money transactions. Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions as needed. Previous Retail Sales/Customer Service Experience is preferred. Must have the availability to work daytime shifts and Sundays.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Tourism & Group Sales Manager

    Tourism & Group Sales Manager

    The Tourism & Group Sales Manager is the primary staff person responsible for actively prospecting for, soliciting, and securing group visits (tour and non-tour groups) and coordinating the daily operations of the group sales program. 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, producing status reports, generating sales data, and managing the logistics surrounding group visits. The core focus of this position is the development of sustained group attendance that meets established annual revenue and visitation goals. Additional duties include working with the local CVC and concierge organizations to build the organization’s presence in the tourism industry, toward the goal of increasing attendance. The position includes working with the Marketing team, Visitor Services, Rentals and other departments to coordinate tours and special events as needed.

    • • 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 Advancement Officer.
    • • Meet or exceed goals for new and returning group sales contracts.
    • • In consultation with the Director of Marketing, formulate and implement proactive Group Sales marketing campaigns.
    • • Maintain database and track Group Sales leads, inquiries, lost business, sales revenue, and provide ongoing status reports as required.
    • • Develop and participate in targeted group outreach events and programs; make personal appearances to sell group tours to Cheekwood.
    • • Develop relationships with national, international and regional tourism-based publications and writers, tours operators and travel agents.
    • • Work with the marketing team to design, develop and conduct familiarization tours of Cheekwood for event planners, tour operators and travel agents.
    • • 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.
    • • Establish and maintain relationships with travel, tourism, convention and meeting partners with a strong focus on Tour Wholesalers and Tour Operators.
    • • Achieve established group attendance targets as assigned.
    • • Attend travel industry trade-shows and hospitality networking events to promote Cheekwood and develop strong positioning of group visit offerings.
    • • Report on customer relationships, sales forecasts, and new prospects.
    • • Participate in related sales activities, FAM events, programs, sales missions and trade-shows to achieve the sales targets.
    • • Act as key liaison with Tennessee Tourism Commission and Nashville Convention & Visitor Center
    • • Manage various sales and marketing partnerships (i.e.  NCVC, Nashville Concierge Association, American Bus Association, local Chambers, etc.)
    • • Manage assigned revenue and expense budgets for fiscal year within assigned department.
    • • Coordinate with Visitor Services staff the scheduled Group Tours and confirm Group Sales reservations and tour requirements.
    • • Coordinate, plan, and set up meals with various outside vendors and caterers.
    • • Assure availability of docent guides for all groups requesting a guided tour.
    • • Arrange VIP tours with approved staff and designated docents/guides as requested.
    • • Working with Director of Marketing to provide direction for all Group Sales collateral production.
    • • Greet tour groups upon arrival.
    • • Follow up with group sales customers to determine satisfaction.
    • • Perform other duties as requested.
    • • Work cross-departmentally to book and coordinate occasional special events as needed.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate with have a bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or Communications or the equivalent of this through a combination of education, training or work experience. Advanced degree preferred. Will have 3+ years of sales experience, preferably at a museum, large garden, or similar tourist attraction; demonstrated success in the development, management and execution of group sales campaigns; solid writing and speaking ability and strong interpersonal skills; contacts with Nashville’s tourism industries; attendance at industry, community and/or chamber events; motivational skills in relation to very small staff and volunteers; excellent verbal communications with emphasis on persuasion and generating action; demonstrated time management skills and detail-orientation; analytical and report writing skills; extremely organized, yet very flexible; able to work varied hours; work independently with limited supervision; adept at correspondence and other required materials in support of development activities; a customer service orientation and mindset; to ability to manage varied duties, professional and work well with staff and volunteers. Must have excellent computer skills_: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher), Adobe Pagemaker_ a plus and experience in a non-profit organization preferred. 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 an individual with a strong interest in horticulture to support garden maintenance and uphold the highest standard of excellence.

    • • Performs all levels of garden and grounds maintenance required to maintain the highest aesthetic standards throughout the property and support seasonal display rotations, especially Blooms. Understands and stewards the Mission Statements for individual gardens and collections.
    • • Assists the garden supervisor in upholding the historic and current intent of the garden.
    • • Frequently practices landscaping maintenance and upkeep including, but not limited to weeding, mulching, watering, planting, pruning, pest control, spraying, string trimming, leaf removal, and trash removal.
    • • Troubleshoots irrigation issues in the garden.
    • • Maintains bed edges and tree rings.
    • • Applies a basic understanding of plant physiology and botanical nomenclature.
    • • Practices safety measures during task execution.
    • • Maintains water features in assigned garden, if applicable.
    • • Actively participates in large seasonal exhibitions such as Blooms, and additional Seasonal Garden Projects.
    • • Supervises seasonal employees and volunteers in support of the garden supervisor.
    • • Maintains standards for the daily care and storage of garden equipment.
    • • Safely and responsibly operate and maintain landscape equipment including, but not limited to, backpack blowers, edger’s, gas powered shears, string trimmers, and utility carts.
    • • Maintains records of work activities in assigned areas of the garden.
    • • Serves as an external representative of Cheekwood and engages members of the community and industry to exchange information and ideas to support individual and institutional growth.
    • • Maintains a constant awareness of the guest experience and makes every reasonable effort to ensure the safety and comfort of all persons moving through the garden.
    • • Understands and upholds the Cheekwood Mission, Vision and Values, and maintains great awareness and flexibility to accommodate and support organizational goals and operations.

    Qualifications: Must have the ability to lift, pull, push and carry up to 50 lbs; strong customer service skills; willing to work in inclement weather and the availability to work the required hours,7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. 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

  • Security Coordinator

    Security Coordinator

    The Security Coordinator shall have the full authority and responsibility of the Security Manager in the manager’s absence. This position will be responsible for all regular staff deployment and for all other special requests and after-hours events. Assists with managing a comprehensive program of security and safety to safeguard art collections, facilities, visitors and staff.

    • • Assures appropriate scheduling of security staff to cover all necessary posts including events and additional requirements as defined by exhibits
    • • Closely monitors daily security logs and follows-up with security and other staff as appropriate about reporting maintenance and other issues as logged
    • • Jointly responsible (with the Security and Safety Manager) for key control, alarm codes and alarm system maintenance, including regular testing of alarm systems
    • • Conducts security, fire, safety and inspections and surveys including recommending corrective actions required (daily open/close inspections; weekly fire exit/fire hazard inspections; etc.)
    • • Assists with hiring, training, motivating and supervising the security staff, as to the policies, procedures, regulations and best practices. Directs, instructs and evaluates staff regularly with attention to professionalism and customer service.
    • • Assists with developing, administering and coordinating protective activities according to established museum policies and protocols
    • • Assures fire extinguishers, and first aid kits, are up to date, available in all appropriate locations and maps of extinguishers are posted in all staff areas; assure fire exit maps are also posted in all staff areas
    • • Responsible for training all employee, and volunteer, vehicle operators to assure understanding of and compliance with Cheekwood safety policies and procedures.
    • • Fills the role of Security Attendant when staffing levels necessitate
    • • Assists with Staff Safety Committee activities

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a High school diploma, or equivalent, and formal training in security and protection; must maintain a valid State of Tennessee Security Guard License & Driver’s License. Must also have knowledge of fire and police methods, protection, problems and solutions; the ability to plan and manage effective protective services and multi-tasking; ability to create thorough documentation; perform duties under stress; strong oral and written communications; supervisory experience in an industrial, commercial, municipal, recreational or military establishment or related protection services experience. Must have the availability to work evenings & weekends. 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

  • Retail Manager

    Retail Manager

    Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, this position is responsible for all retail operations and works to assure the profitability of the gift shops which includes budgeting, merchandising, inventory management, supervision of retail staff, and finding new ways to improve sales while meeting customer demands.

    • • Merchandising/Marketing – Maintain high merchandising values which reflect the image of Cheekwood. This person will work in conjunction with the marketing department to develop an advertising or promotional plan which will maximize retail sales including displays, exterior flags/signage, interior signage and visitor and member materials and communications. Develop a merchandising plan for each shop and season which enhances product presentation and makes the stores easy and desirable places to shop. Research and recommend new products, identify and cater to the key/core constituents, manage inventory stock levels and make key decisions about stock control, work with program staff to develop and/or select specialized merchandise that ties to exhibits, organize special promotions, displays and events and maintain store premises and grounds in such a manner that they represent a positive image of Cheekwood.
    • • Customer Service – Will inspire and train the retail employees on the  importance of customer service and promote and monitor quality of service among staff through training and by acting as a positive role model, be personally available to customers to identify their needs and address their questions or concerns, ensure standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are defined and met consistently, respond to customer complaints and comments and monitor the sales floor regularly, talking to staff and customers and identifying or resolving urgent issues.
    • • Budgeting and Planning – Formulate the fiscal revenue, expense and profit goals for the store(s) within guidelines, ensure that goals will be met through appropriate planning and organization of staff, inventory and expenses for short and long term success, maintain expenses for cost of goods sold measured as a percentage of sales, meet or exceed the annual budgeted net profit contribution, take necessary action to lower expenses if sales goals are not being met, analyze sales figures and forecast future sales volumes to maximize profits, use information technology to record sales figures and for data analysis and forward planning and assure accuracy of sales data, bank deposits, inventory records and other critical accounting information.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in retail store management with a demonstrated ability to motivate and supervise staff, strong initiative and leadership skills and working knowledge of effective merchandise presentation standards. Requires the ability to successfully implement retail concepts, excellent communication skills, strong problem-solving skills and being able to adapt quickly and react positively to business needs and changes in strategies and the willingness to set and maintain high standards in performance. Must also be proficient utilizing an electronic retail sales software package and spreadsheets and the availability to work nights, holidays and weekends.

    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

  • Visitor Services Senior Supervisor

    Visitor Services Senior Supervisor

    Working closely with the Visitor Experience Manager, and Visitor Experience Coordinator, the Visitor Services Senior Supervisor will assist in the training and supervision of Visitor Services Representatives to ensure that our visitors have an experience that is both welcoming and enriching.

    • • Work cohesively with Visitor Services Management to foster the highest level of guest care
    • • Motivates and lead by example in setting the appropriate customer service tone for all staff
    • • Provide ongoing coaching for all department staff
    • • Work with department leadership and staff to monitor and ensure our customer service, housekeeping and appearance standards are consistently met and the guest facing information is accurate and consistently available.
    • • Information specialist about Cheekwood, including the history of the mansion, the estate grounds, permanent collection and exhibits. Keeps up to date with the current events on site.
    • • Ensures that the department schedule is filled, and sufficient coverage is in place.
    • • Coordinate all departmental communication, including daily headlines, policies and procedures training, and exhibition and program updates for all department staff.
    • • Perform opening & closing procedures
    • • Maintains accurate cash and change bag counts and requests change orders as needed
    • • Assist in investigating and solving all monetary discrepancies quickly and effectively.
    • • Become proficient with all appropriate software technologies
    • • Resolves customer service complaints and comments quickly and to the best of ability and calls for assistance as needed.
    • • Welcome and greet all visitors while explaining the benefits of Cheekwood Membership and the collection of admission fees, while providing excellent customer service to all guests.
    • • Renews and processes new Cheekwood Memberships as needed
    • • Greets and shares information with visitors when they arrive at the mansion or visitor services building
    • • Assist in the management of the ticketing phone line to help quickly solve ticketing questions and issues.
    • • Monitor all incoming and exiting traffic. Directing guests, workers, delivers and business clients to appropriate sites, and notifying security when necessary.
    • • Receives incoming phone calls with the ability to inform callers of times, prices, events etc. Directs calls to the appropriate departments as necessary.
    • • Track and report all data thoroughly and accurately, including all information collected (i.e. cash, credit card, membership forms, demographics data, visitor counts, etc.).
    • • With Security, helps to enforce Cheekwood’s visitor guidelines and rules for the property, the mansion and museum.
    • • Directs volunteers assigned to Visitor Services
    • • Performs other projects assigned by supervisor as needed

    Qualifications: The idea candidate will have an energetic and pleasant personality with excellent oral communication skills; ability to operate a cash and ticketing system and money transactions; recognizes customer service concerns and addresses them professionally; availability to work evenings and weekends when required; ability to understand and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality; excellent attendance and punctuality; strong organizational, analytical and customer service skills; success in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail; develop strong and trusting relationships within the department and  team player maintaining positive relations across departments. A minimum two years of experience in customer service, or related industry, preferred with experience managing staff and point of sale systems and demonstrated computer proficiency. Must have the flexibility to work varied hours including evenings, weekends and the holiday season.

    This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. 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

  • Part-time Education & Event Proctor

    Part-time Education & Event Proctor

    Cheekwood is seeking occasional, part-time proctors to assist during education programs, events, and seasonal festivals. Working under the Education and Public Programs department, the education and event proctors must be energetic and enjoy interacting with the public. Proctors must adapt quickly in varied environments and activities, are responsible, detail-oriented, and can follow directions without direct supervision.

    The Education & Event Proctor will assist with:

    • • Early childhood educational programming
    • • Cheekwood in Bloom
    • • Summertime at Cheekwood
    • • Cheekwood Harvest
    • • Holiday at Cheekwood and Holiday LIGHTS
    • • Large-scale public events such as Spring Art Hop and El Dia de los Muertos
    • • Other cultural programming and event

    Proctor duties include but are not limited to: 

    • • Event set up and break down of program supplies, materials, equipment, technology, and signage
    • • Monitoring program activities
    • • Reporting program attendance
    • • Communicating with visitors of all ages, staff, volunteers, vendors, musicians, artists, and instructors
    • •Representing Cheekwood through professionalism and hospitality

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent; experience working in early childhood education, working events in a public-facing organization; excellent customer service, communication and management skills; availability to work  weekend and evening hours; the ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols; able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; work in noisy environments; walk and stand for extended periods of time and able to work in various weather conditions, as many festival activities are outdoors. Experience working at a museum, botanical garden, cultural organization, or non-profit with interest in art, horticulture, music, history, or wellness is preferred.

    Please send your letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org. Your letter of interest should include your preference for working in early childhood educational programming and/or public events.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Summer Camp Instructor

    Summer Camp Instructor

    Cheekwood is seeking creative, energetic, and positive individuals to instruct in a summer day camp program for children ages 2 and up. Summer camp instructors will be responsible for facilitating age-appropriate lessons, activities, and games that reflect course offerings in the visual arts and horticulture.

    • • Instruct summer camps utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, and games in assigned studio arts, nature and/or gardening or other camps
    • • Provides a written curriculum for approval upon class assignment. Curriculum clearly outlines projects and material lists. Adapts when materials available differ from those requested.
    • • Responsible for set up and clean up after session including changing/replacing paper, returning supplies to the designated areas, cleaning supplies (brushes, paint containers, etc.).
    • • Arrive at least 15 minutes before their class begins
    • • Acts as the primary supervisor of students during class hours.
    • • Provides instruction to counselors or volunteers assisting in the classroom
    • • Administers basic first aid when necessary
    • • Create a positive environment that encourages active learning for campers
    • • Other duties as assigned
    • • Knowledge of Cheekwood’s Education and Public Programs Department and the mission of the institution.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Teaching Certification and a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts, Horticulture, or related art educational field. Must have knowledge of basic teaching methods, as well as non-traditional techniques for early childhood development, ability to follow written and oral instructions, work well without direct supervision, time management skills, a desire to work with children, excellent communication skills with the ability to work well with others, able to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols and responsible attitude and professionalism towards career is essential.

    Preferred Skills:

    • • Previous teaching experience or summer camp counselor experience is desired.
    • • Experience conducting educational programming is also desired.

    Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • Summer Camp dates: June 1st- July 31, 2020 (excluding the week of July 4th). Candidates must commit to a Monday through Friday schedule of either morning sessions, 9:00 am-12:00 pm or afternoon camp sessions 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.

    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 creative, energetic, and positive individuals to assist in the instruction of a summer day camp program for children ages 4 and up. Summer Camp Counselors will assist in overseeing studio spaces, leading camp groups and lesson plans, and will work alongside art educators and professional teaching artists.

    • • Encourage and help foster a positive learning environment in the classroom
    • • Assist in leading hands-on classroom instruction
    • • Overseeing camp registration
    • • Preparing supplies and materials for classes
    • • Responsible for cleaning up after camp session including changing/replacing paper on tables, returning supplies to the designated areas, cleaning supplies (brushes, paint containers, etc.)
    • • 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
    • • Other duties as assigned
    • • Knowledge of Cheekwood Education Department and the mission of the institution as a whole

    Qualifications: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in the following areas are preferred; supervising children, teaching experience, public speaking  strong customer service skills, ability to follow written Ability to follow written and oral instructions,  work well without direct supervision, a desire to work with children and a background or interest in studio arts, nature and/or gardening.

    Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • Summer Camp dates: June 1st – July 31, 2020 (excluding the week of July 4th). Must be available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm or from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Candidates must commit to a least 4 weeks of camp.

    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

  • Assistant Camp Coordinator

    Assistant Camp Coordinator

    Cheekwood is seeking a creative, energetic, and positive individual to act as an assistant coordinator for a summer day camp program for children ages 4 and up.

    • • Assists Summer Camp Manager and Summer Camp Coordinator with various duties pertaining to summer camp setup, logistics, and classroom activity
    • • Maintains studio spaces and all stock supplies with weekly inventory and communication with instructors and counselors
    • • Assists instructors as needed, locating supplies and equipment
    • • Organize Monday morning registration
    • • Oversees weekly instructor check-in and supplies
    • • Facilitates extended care programs
    • • Coordinate Summer Interns and Volunteer activities, including daily assignments, work schedules, placement in classrooms and time-clock or hour logs
    • • Communicates supply and equipment needs to Youth and Family Programs Manager
    • • Serves as a substitute teacher as needed
    • • Provides excellent customer service for parents and children
    • • Administers basic first aid when necessary
    • • Knowledge of Cheekwood Education and Public Programs Department and the mission of the institution.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in art, horticulture, or general education. Must have the ability to follow written and oral instructions, excellent customer service and time management skills, highly organized and detailed oriented, a desire to work with children, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others, able to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols, knowledge of security system, phones and studio equipment. Responsible attitude and professionalism towards career are essential.

    Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • • May 18, 2020 – August 7, 2020
    • • 25 hours per week; Monday through Friday, 8 am-1 pm or 12 pm-5 pm.

    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

  • 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 Abby Carlson at acarlson@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

Internship Opportunities  

  • Development Internship

    Department: Development

    Reports To: Development Manager of Institutional Giving

    Semester: Summer

    Internship Description:

    Cheekwood Development Internships are designed for the university or college student seeking hands-on experience in a non-profit museum and botanical garden. Interns will experience all aspects of non-profit development relating to Individual and Corporate Giving, Foundations and Grants, and Donor Stewardship. The internship allows individuals to gain experience in the following: prospect research, copy development for internal and external materials, internal development event support, and more. The internship is ideal for students or recent graduates hoping to gain experience in nonprofit development and museum administration.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Working with the Development team on internal and external prospect research, with areas of research focusing on foundations, corporate, and individuals.
    • • Administrative tasks as assigned, including but not limited to filing, scanning, mailings, etc.
    • • Assisting the team on copy development and editing for internal and external materials, including webpages, invitations, and solicitations.
    • • Working with the Development and Events Coordinator on donor cultivation event planning as needed, such as invitation preparation, response tracking, logistics, etc.

    Qualifications:

    • • Strong writing, editing, and researching skills
    • • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • • Interest in development and fundraising
    • • Interest in grant writing
    • • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
    • • Maintain the highest discretion in regards to donor records and sensitive information
    • • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • • Experience in database management a plus

    Hours/Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours per week, Tuesday – Friday

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

    Education: Undergraduate (sophomore through senior) or graduate students

    Area of Study: English, Public/Arts Administration, Art History, History, Communications

    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. 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 the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Collections Internship

    Department: Art

    Reports To: Julie Choma, Collections Manager/Registrar

    Semester: Summer

    Internship Description: Under the supervision and training of Cheekwood’s Collections Manager/Registrar, two summer collections interns will work as a team to complete collections-based projects. The museum collections field focuses on the care and preservation of artwork and artifacts in a museum’s permanent collection. Interns will learn about the museum industry and collections-care through hands-on projects.

    Responsibilities: Interns will complete two main projects. (1) interns will help staff complete various updates to permanent collection storage and (2) interns will help staff complete an assessment of Cheekwood’s paintings and indoor/outdoor sculpture collections. The assessment includes the inventory, tagging, marking and condition assessment. Pending on available time, interns may have the ability to help museum staff with cataloging, marking and tagging of a collection of artwork, as well as other collections-based tasks.

    Qualifications: Qualifications and required skills include the ability to work independently on projects, strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work within a team, detail-oriented, skill in organizing resources, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Museum experience is not required. Training, guidance and oversight will be provided by museum staff.

    Hours/Time Commitment: Interns will be required to work a minimum of 12 hours per week, from May/June through August 2019.

    Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

    Education: Undergraduate (sophomore through senior) or graduate students

    Area of Study: Museum studies, library/archival studies, studio art, history, art history or related subjects who are interested in a future museum career in collections care.

    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. 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 the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Rentals/Special Events Internship

    Department: Rentals

    Reports To: Jenny Morris, Erin Mueller

    Semester: Summer

    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
    • • 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: Time commitment is 6-12 weeks with a minimum of 15 hours weekly, with a total minimum of 90 hours during the internship or dependent on applicant’s school requirements.

    Education: Some college experience

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

    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. 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 the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

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