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  

  • 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

  • Tourism Sales & Marketing Manager

    Tourism Sales & Marketing Manager

    Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Tourism Sales & Marketing Manager is the primary  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. They will perform 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, and generating sales data. 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 Convention & Visitors Corp. 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.
    • • Plan new research-based advertising strategies for current and subsequent years that will increase leisure travel market share.
    • • Develop relationships with national, international and regional tourism-based publications and writers, tours operators and travel agents.
    • • 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 & Visitors Corp.
    • • 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 to schedule and confirm Group Sales reservations and tour requirements.
    • • 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.
    • • 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.
    • • Prepare and deliver presentations to both local and regional civic and governmental organizations on Tourism.

    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.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Director of Individual Giving

    Director of Individual Giving

    Reporting directly to the Chief Advancement Officer the Director of Individual Giving leads Cheekwood’s Individual Giving program, with focus on Cheekwood Society donors to major and legacy gifts.

    • • Work with the Chief Advancement Officer to maximize contributed income for Cheekwood. Develop and execute an annual plan for identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting support from individual donors from Cheekwood Society donors ($1,500+) to major and legacy gifts.
    • • With the Chief Advancement Officer, and supporting the President/CEO, manage an active pipeline of 300+ current and potential individual donor households (both unrestricted support and restricted support for special exhibitions, programs, special projects, or endowment/Campaign 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 ($1,500+), as well as key prospects for upward moves management.
    • • Participate in regular meetings to identify, monitor, and follow up on cultivation next steps and produce regular reports to analyze progress.
    • • Manage one direct report: Development and Events Coordinator, responsible for planning and implementing cultivation and stewardship events for Cheekwood Society and other member groups; managing Celebration Giving; and supporting the Corporate Friends program.
    • • Identify board prospects and conduct research on individuals for the Governance Committee.
    • • Oversee creation/production of Development collateral and presentation materials for individual donors, including brochures, programs, appeal mailings, donor signage, etc.Oversee creation/production of Development collateral and presentation materials for individual donors, including brochures, programs, appeal mailings, 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.
    • • Other tasks and special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate with have a college degree or equivalent work experience; five or more years of experience working in nonprofit development office or equivalent; two or more years of successful fundraising, including “making the ask” and two or more years of supervisory experience. Must have excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills; strong management skills; proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, and mail merges; excellent organizational skills; the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage distractions; attention to detail; enthusiasm for being team player; a professional attitude and comply with fundraising ethics, including confidentiality. Experience with donor databases, specifically Altru or other Blackbaud product is preferred.

    We offer a competitive benefit package and the opportunity to work in an exceptionally beautiful setting in a dynamic and growing city. Send resume, and letter of interest, 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.

 

  • Part-Time Videographer (Intern) – Spring 2020

    Part-Time Videographer (Intern) – Spring 2020

    The marketing department is offering a paid internship for an undergraduate student working to obtain a degree in Video Production, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Interactive Media, Design, or any related field. Interns will assist the marketing department with capturing video footage, editing the footage to tell a story, and general marketing projects.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Brainstorm video content ideas with Marketing Team
    • • Shoot and edit videos for Cheekwood’s website, digital marketing, and other purposes.
    • • Capture footage of Cheekwood events, programs, exhibitions, etc. at various hours
    • • Work with Marketing Team to post videos to Cheekwood’s website, social media, and other digital avenues
    • • Work with Marketing Team to write scripts for videos as necessary

    Qualifications:

    • • Knowledgeable with social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Working knowledge of TikTok is a plus but is not required.
    • • Ability to work independently to manage multiple projects at once
    • • Proficiency with video and audio editing software applications
    • • Ability to lift, pull, push, and carry up to 25 pounds.

    Hours/Time Commitment:

    January 2020 to May 2020; approximately 16 weeks with an option to extend following the original contract period dependent on Marketing budget. Hours vary and are flexible, 20 hours per week.

    Occasional evening and weekend hours are requested.

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

    Education: University/college sophomore to Graduate Level

    Area of Study: Video Production, Audio-Video Production, Multimedia Production, Communications, Marketing, Interactive Media, Design, Advertising, or a related field.

    Compensation: Non-Exempt/Hourly; $12/hour

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a resume and a link to some of their work.  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.

  • Part-Time Graphic Designer (Intern) – Spring 2020

    Part-Time Graphic Designer (Intern) – Spring 2020

    The Cheekwood Marketing Department is offering an internship for undergraduate students 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:

    • • 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.

    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 will require a weekly commitment with a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 16 weeks, and preferably beginning January 2020 through May 2020, with an option to extend the internship period. This is a paid internship. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; ability to manage multiple projects at once and work independently on graphic design projects and a creative eye to provide photography and design assistance.

    Hours/Time Commitment:

    January 2020 to May 2020; approximately 16 weeks with an option to extend following the original contract period dependent on Marketing budget. Hours vary and are flexible, 20 hours per week.

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

    Education: University/college sophomore to Graduate Level

    Area of Study: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Interactive Media, Design, or related field.

    Compensation: Non-Exempt/Hourly; $12/hour

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a resume, their availability, and a link to their portfolio.  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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