Employment & Internships


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


  • Part-Time Security Attendant

    Part-Time Security Attendant

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


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


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

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

  • Part-Time Security Coordinator

    Part-Time Security Coordinator

    Cheekwood is seeking an experienced Security Coordinator. This position shall be responsible for all regular security & parking staff deployment and for special after hours/events security requests. The Security Coordinator will have the full authority and responsibility of the Security Manager in their absence.


    • Assures appropriate scheduling of security staff & parking to cover all necessary posts including events and additional requirements as defined by particular exhibits
    • Closely monitors the daily security logs and follows-up with security and other staff as appropriate with regard to reporting maintenance and other logged issues
    • Jointly responsible 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
    • Assists with hiring, training, motivating and supervising the security & parking staff members, in reference to the visitor guidelines, 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 organizational 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.


    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.

    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 Housekeeper

    Full-time Housekeeper

    Reporting to the Facilities Manager, this position is responsible for thoroughly cleaning assigned areas with attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be dependable, flexible to move from building to building, enjoy working in a team environment and possess outstanding customer service skills.


    Must have the ability to regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds, a valid driver’s license and the availability to work Tuesday-Saturday from 7am-3pm. This is a full-time position with available benefits. We offer the opportunity to work in an exceptionally beautiful setting.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Part-Time Weekend Parking Attendants

    Part-Time Weekend Parking Attendants

    Working closely with the Security & Safety Manager & Coordinator’s, Cheekwood Parking Attendants are responsible for maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor and providing exceptional customer service.


    • Must become knowledgeable of Cheekwood history and basic facts of interest to visitors.
    • Responsible for maintaining a clean and neat uniform and appearance.
    • Responsible for positive interaction with the public answering questions and giving directions. Limit length of interaction and use appropriate tone of voice.
    • Must be able to communicate with other employees while monitoring the parking spaces in his/her lots.


    Must have the availability to work weekends and willing to walk/stand for long periods in all types of weather conditions. We offer the ability to work in a beautiful environment.

    Please send your resume to Penny Bruckse at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of three references, at least one academic.

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

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