Employment & Internships

Employment at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

Employment Opportunities  

  • Gardener

    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, three times voted a Top USA Today Garden. 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 50lbs; strong customer service skills; willing to work in inclement weather and the availability to work the required hours, 7 AM to 3:30 PM Tuesday- Saturday. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • School & Outreach Program Manager

    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 nurture the spirit, for not only our visitors, but our team members as well. Working closely with the Director of School & Youth Programs, the School & Outreach Program Manager is responsible for all school-related programs, field trips and outreach efforts.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    Outreach Programs

    • • Responsible for all areas of Outreach programs including but not limited to Art Outreach and Destination Cheekwood
    • • Coordinating program initiation, logistics and scheduling
    • • Maintaining program budgets and tracking program attendance
    • • Identifying and hiring teaching artists for appropriate programs
    • • Creating supplemental educational or interpretive materials
    • • Representing Cheekwood at off-site outreach events and festivals
    • • Supervising part-time staff associated with programs
    • • Participating in opportunities to further the organization’s reach in the community
    • • Provide program data for funding proposals, reports, and other development requests

    School Programs

    • • Responsible for all areas of School Programs including but not limited to school tour content and materials, home school programs, teacher appreciation day, and professional development trainings
    • • Collaboration with other departments as needed for tour and program content, logistics, marketing, and implementation
    • • Development and oversight of tour curriculum and supplemental materials for curriculum-based tours as well as temporary exhibitions
    • • Update existing educational materials and tour curriculum on a regular basis
    • • Building and maintaining a relationship with the Metro school system, neighboring school systems in the surrounding counties, as well as private and parochial schools and other cultural institutions
    • • Preparing and providing material for docent trainings as needed
    • • Maintaining program budget and tracking tour attendance
    • • Coordination of Teacher Advisory Committee
    • • Responsible for the development and execution of teacher professional development workshops
    • • Responsible for budgets related to program areas and maintaining accurate attendance figures.
    • • Serve as Cheekwood liaison to school partners such as the Pencil Foundation and Museum Magnet Schools; develop and maintain relationship; schedule annual events and activities.

    Secondary Activities and Responsibilities:

    • • Responsible for attending any appropriate events that communicate with schools.
    • • Assist with departmental activities, programs, and special events.

    Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Science or Art; knowledge of museum education practices and local school systems; organization and communication skills; excellent written communication, and public speaking skills. Must have the ability to be flexible. A responsible attitude and professionalism toward career are essential.

    Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience required, either in the classroom or museum setting; proven track record of prior development and implementation of interpretive programs for students grades pre-K – 12. Familiarity with Nashville public and private schools is ideal.

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Tots Proctor

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Cheekwood is seeking several individuals to support the Director of School & Youth Programs in running Tots! drop-in program.

    Essential Functions & Responsibilities:  

    • • Assists Director of School & Youth Programs and Education Coordinator with running drop-in parent/guardian toddler program
    • • Responsible for bringing the program supplies out into the garden and back in at the end of the program
    • • Responsible for the set up and break down of program supplies, equipment, and signage
    • • Monitor both components of the program: Storytime and the Art/Garden Activity
    • • Greet and monitor the volunteers assisting with the program
    • • Track daily attendance for storytime and the art/garden activity
    • • Communicate with visitors of all ages
    • • Assist in material prep, testing future projects, creating scavenger hunts, and additional tasks related to the Tots program

    Requirements:

    • • At least 18 years of age
    • • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • • Experience working in early childhood education
    • • Excellent customer service skills
    • • Strong public speaking skills
    • • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
    • • Must work well without supervision
    • • Able to multitask well
    • • Strong organizational skills

    Work Schedule:

    • • Tots! runs March 1 – October 28, 2022, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 12 PM
    • • Applicants must be available 9 AM – 1 PM on the days they are scheduled to run the program
    • • Orientation dates to take place in the weeks leading up to the program beginning

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Assistant Camp Coordinator

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Cheekwood is seeking individuals to help coordinate operations related to our summer day camp program for children ages 5 and up.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Assists Director of School and Youth Programs with various duties pertaining to summer camp setup, logistics, and classroom activity
    • • Maintains studio spaces and all stock supplies with weekly inventory
    • • Preps materials for camps making sure they are ready to go every Monday morning
    • • Assists instructors as needed, locating additional supplies and equipment
    • • Oversees daily instructor check-in on supplies
    • • Facilitates extended care programs
    • • Assists in overseeing Counselors including daily assignments, work schedules, placement in classrooms, and monitoring performance
    • • Communicates supply and equipment needs to Director of School and Youth Programs
    • • Serves as substitute instructor as needed
    • • Provides excellent customer service for parents and children
    • • Administers basic first aid when necessary

    Secondary Activities and Responsibilities:

    • • Knowledge of Cheekwood Education Department and the mission of the institution.

    Required Education:

    • • Essential – College Degree or equivalent experience in art, horticulture, or general education

    Required Skills:

    • • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
    • • Must have excellent time management skills
    • • Must have a desire to work with children
    • • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others
    • • Ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols
    • • Must be highly organized and detailed oriented
    • • Must have excellent customer service skills
    • • Responsible attitude and professionalism toward career essential

     Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • • May 26, 2022-August 3, 2022
    • • 25 hours/week; Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM or 12 PM – 5 PM.

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Summer Camp Instructor

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Cheekwood is seeking creative individuals to assist in providing instruction for participants of a summer day camp program for children ages 5 and up.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Instruct summer camps utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, and games in assigned studio arts, nature and/or gardening or other camps.
    • • Provide a written curriculum for approval upon class assignment. Curriculum must clearly outline projects and material lists. Adapt when materials available differ from those requested. Curriculum must match the camp descriptions provided.
    • • 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 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.

    Secondary Activities and Responsibilities:

    • • Knowledge of Cheekwood’s Education Department and the mission of the institution.

    Required Education:

    • • High school diploma or equivalent
    • • Training in studio arts, art education, garden education or horticulture

    Preferred Education:

    • • Teaching Certification
    • • Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts, Horticulture, or related educational field

    Required Skills:

    • • Knowledge of basic teaching methods, as well as non-traditional techniques for early childhood development.
    • • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
    • • Must work well without direct supervision.
    • • Must have excellent time management skills.
    • • Must have a desire to work with children.
    • • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
    • • Ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols.
    • • Responsible attitude and professionalism toward career essential.

    Preferred Skills:

    • • Previous teaching experience or summer camp experience is desired.
    • • Experience conducting educational programming is also desired.
    • • Experience creating lesson plans.

    Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • • Must commit to a Monday through Friday schedule which may consist of either morning (9 AM – 12 PM) afternoon (1 – 4 PM), or full-day (9 AM – 4 PM) camp sessions.
    • • Cheekwood Summer Camp runs from June 6 – July 29, 2022.
    • • Instructors are scheduled based on their weekly availability and area of expertise. Not all areas of camp are offered every week.

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Summer Camp Counselor

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Cheekwood is seeking creative individuals to assist in providing instruction for participants of a summer day camp program for children ages 5 and up.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Encourage and help foster a positive learning environment in the classroom
    • • Assist campers in daily activities
    • • Assisting instructors with preparation and execution of projects and art activities
    • • Overseeing camp registration/check-in, including assisting with daily carpool line
    • • 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.)
    • • Providing excellent customer service for parents & children enrolled in classes
    • • Assist in running extended care program with Assistant Camp Coordinators
    • • Other duties as assigned.

    Secondary Activities and Responsibilities:

    • • Knowledge of Cheekwood Education Department and the mission of the institution as a whole.

    Required Education:

    • • High school diploma or equivalent.

    Required Skills: 

    • • Experience supervising children
    • • Teaching experience
    • • Public speaking
    • • Customer service
    • • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
    • • Must work well without direct supervision.
    • • Must have desire to work with children.
    • • Background or interest in studio arts, nature and/or gardening.

    Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • • Cheekwood Summer Camp runs from June 6 – July 29, 2022
    • • Applicants must be available Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 1 PM or 12PM – 5 PM
    • • Must commit to at least 4 weeks of camp, ideally available all 8 weeks of camp.

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Grounds Supervisor

    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, three times voted a Top USA Today Garden. Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the Grounds Supervisor performs a variety of skilled grounds maintenance to establish and uphold the highest standards of excellence.

    • • Directly supervises both permanent and temporary garden staff engaged in the ground’s maintenance function including scheduling and managing daily workflows. Follows all company policies and procedures related to the supervision and performance of direct reports, including annual performance evaluations and disciplinary action.
    • • Collaborates with the Department leadership to develop, maintain and document best management practices within the ground’s maintenance function.
    • • Assists Department leadership and other Supervisors in coordinating overall garden operations including all-staff work plans, irrigation schedules, and routine and seasonal maintenance plans.
    • • Primarily responsible for supervising the comprehensive turf maintenance program including mowing, trimming, edging and blowing as well as seasonal renovation and repair.
    • • Monitors and manages soil fertility in lawn areas.
    • • Controls weed and pest populations in lawn areas via integrated pest management best practices and in accordance with the Cheekwood Pesticide Use Policy.
    • • Works with Garden Supervisors to coordinate seasonal, property-wide maintenance activities such as leaf removal and mulching.
    • • Assists the Vice President and Garden Manager to oversee the general operation of the automatic underground irrigation system including maintenance, repair, winterization, and mapping.
    • • Performs some tree work, including heavy pruning and light removals.
    • • Primarily responsible for the care and maintenance of all outdoor equipment used in the Botanical Garden Department including developing and implementing routine maintenance schedules. Develops and maintains standards for the daily care and storage of garden equipment and works with other Supervisors to ensure total participation in maintaining the highest standards of organization.
    • • Responsible for maintaining records of work activities in assigned areas of the garden.
    • • Engages in diversified and/or specialized scope based on individual background and departmental and institutional needs.
    • • Assists Department leadership to schedule and manage contract services to support the grounds maintenance and equipment maintenance function.
    • • Performs all levels of landscape 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 Gardens and Collections. Primarily responsible for the full scope of garden maintenance within a clearly identified zone.
    • • Identifies special needs and maintenance priorities for immediate action, including hazard removal, health and safety issues, invasive plant control, pest problems, and irrigation failures. Reports these needs and priorities to Department Leadership.
    • • Supports Department leadership in the development of operating and special project budgets. Assists to manage procurement based on a general awareness of fiscal climates.
    • • Purchases, maintains, and manages inventory of grounds maintenance equipment and supplies.
    • • Motivates, trains, and supervises paid and unpaid garden staff, including seasonal interns and volunteers in assigned areas of responsibilities.
    • • Assists co-workers with special projects as determined by Department leadership and provides project management assistance for major garden projects.
    • • 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: An associate or Bachelor of Science/Arts degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must be a certified pesticide applicator in the State of Tennessee or obtain certification within one year of employment. At least five years turfgrass or landscape maintenance experience in public horticulture, golf course management, estate maintenance or related field.

    • • Strong working knowledge of cultural requirements for healthy turfgrass
    • • General knowledge of basic plant healthcare principles and plant lifecycles
    • • Skillful in the safe and efficient operation of landscape maintenance equipment
    • • Strong working knowledge of basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.
    • • Positive and professional attitude.
    • • Detail-oriented.
    • • Must be able to work independently as well as on a team.
    • • Must be able to work flexible and fluctuating schedules based on business needs.

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Communications Coordinator

    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 an energetic, organized, and creative Communications Coordinator to join the small, but mighty marketing and communications team at Cheekwood.

    With a strong initiative to discover, create, and share content through multiple channels, the communications coordinator is an excellent storyteller, ensuring all messaging aligns with Cheekwood’s brand and strategic plan. Keeping the department running smoothly, the individual will coordinate, monitor, and measure Cheekwood’s marketing and communications efforts. In partnership with and under the direction of the director of marketing, the coordinator will serve as media liaison and be responsible for the scheduling of press and public relations events.

    • • Be the lead copywriter and editor for Cheekwood.
    • • Coordinate public relations efforts to ensure optimal and timely press coverage is synchronized with marketing efforts, including writing, editing, and sending press releases, advertisements, and images to media personnel, publications, and organizations.
    • • Maintains local and regional media information services, serving as a media contact when appropriate.
    • • Coordination with colleagues across departments to organize interviews, photo shoots, and other projects. Work with director of marketing, to greet and facilitate on-site activities of reporters and television crews.
    • • Maintain archive of media coverage to share with key stakeholders.
    • • Assists with the execution of the annual marketing plan and budget based on Cheekwood’s strategy for audience development and strategic plan.
    • • Oversees the scheduling of advertising campaigns for Cheekwood’s seasonal festivals, exhibitions, special events, rentals, educational and public programs.
    • • Update external event calendars to promote Cheekwood’s events, exhibitions, and programs
    • • Assist the digital marketing manager as needed with updating the website, posting on social media, and monitoring consumer-generated content.
    • • Tracks and provides regular updates on website, social media, and email marketing analytics for the department.
    • • Participate in the advancement of Cheekwood’s ongoing visitor research, including regular surveys, to assess visitor trends, satisfaction, and marketing success.
    • • Represent Cheekwood at a variety of community and trade events.
    • • Take promotional and event photos when needed and assist with image database management, uploading and tagging photos by hired professional photographers.
    • • Assist with budget tracking. Manage credit card reporting, and invoice submissions.

    Qualifications:

    • • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with at least 2 years of experience in communications, advertising, or public relations.
    • • Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • • Experience with content management system (WordPress preferred) as well as web traffic and social media analytics (Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook ads preferred).

    Essential Qualifications :

    • • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, including experience with writing for a broad range of audiences.
    • • Copywriting and editing skills.
    • • Strong administrative, organizational, and collaborative abilities; will work closely with all staff members and will often serve as a liaison between Cheekwood and media personnel, vendors, partners, and our broad public.
    • • Contacts with Nashville’s media, marketing, and advertising industries a plus.
    • • A commitment to being proactive and reliable, with close attention to detail, collegiality, and an ability to coordinate multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
    • • Must be a team player.
    • • Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • • Experience with content management system (WordPress preferred) as well as web traffic and social media analytics (Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook ads preferred).
    • • Availability to work varied hours including some evenings and weekends.
    • • A commitment to expanding access to Cheekwood for diverse audiences.

    Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask while indoors. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Donor Relations Manager

    Work in one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens now serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries. We are currently seeking a Donor Relations Manager who will support the Director of Individual Giving in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors with a primary focus on the planning and execution of Development-related events.

    • • Coordinate Development-led cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising efforts including, but not limited to, list pull and review, letter preparation, donor benefit fulfillment, organizing invitations and materials, executing mailings, coordinating guest lists, and tracking RSVPs, and managing post-event activities.
    • • Serve as a liaison with internal departments at Cheekwood and act as the primary logistics contact for Development-related events and initiatives. Attend donor-related events and programs both on-site at Cheekwood and off-site.
    • • Coordinate and implement year-round donor communications plan, including management of the Major Gifts module to track donor prospects, stages of cultivation and solicitation, and ensue regular follow up deadlines are met by fundraising officers.
    • • Manage documentation of donor information in database, proactively ensure accuracy of donor records, research and prepare prospect profiles and lists using internal and external resources.
    • • Work closely with the Development and Marketing teams on Annual Fund campaigns, including The Big Payback, Giving Tuesday, End of Year Campaigns, Celebration Giving, and others.
    • • Assist in the monitoring of Development budget and financials, including the coding and processing of invoices and budget reconciliation after events.
    • • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Development department’s systems, processes, and data infrastructure. Adhere to fundraising guidelines.
    • • Participate as part of the Development team in a collegial fashion, working in a collaborative environment to ensure attainment of Development goals and objectives.
    • • Carry out other duties as needed as assigned by the Director of Individual Giving and Chief External Relations Officer.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 to 3 years in development or development-related experience at a nonprofit organization, or an equivalent organization. This person must possess outstanding project management, organizational skills and be highly detailed oriented. They must be able to prioritize activities and responsibilities, manage multiple projects and concurrent tasks with the ability to work effectively within established deadlines. Possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as excellent written and communication skills. Ability to work with diverse internal and external constituents including staff, board members, donor, and volunteers. Must be able to maintain flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as required. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Familiarity with donor databases and museum environment a plus. High level of professionalism and discretion a must. Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and requires staff members to wear a mask indoors. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

  • Building Superintendent

    Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is seeking qualified facilities professionals to maintain this 55-acre historic estate dating from the 1930s, three times voted a Top USA Today Garden. Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Construction, the Building Superintendent performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance and repair of both historic and modern buildings, building systems, and equipment, and aids skilled maintenance staff. This position also provides quality custodial services to assigned buildings.

    • • Performs facility maintenance such as light plumbing, changing light bulbs and ballasts, carpentry, painting, and other repairs.
    • • Completes daily janitorial service including cleaning, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and trash removal. Cleans snow from entrances and sidewalks during winter months.
    • • Responsible for setup and breakdown of tables and chairs for group meetings and events. Maintains a constant awareness of the site calendar in assigned buildings and areas.
    • • Assists in checking facilities for safety hazards and reports any deficiencies.
    • • Conducts regular preventative maintenance of property and equipment such as routine inspections, filter changes, lubrication of moving parts, chemical treatment, pest control and other scheduled preventative maintenance tasks.
    • • Tracks maintenance and repairs throughout property and conducts daily building walkthroughs and period inspections.
    • • Assists in moving furniture and other large and heavy objects around campus.
    • • Works closely with other departments to support seamless operations and quality guest experience.
    • • 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:

    Semi-skilled in basic maintenance trades with three years of relevant work experience preferred; high school diploma or equivalent required; good communication and written skills. Must have the ability to lift and move up to 50lbs. This position is scheduled to work Tuesday through Saturday or Wednesday through Sunday and will be required to work evening shifts as needed to meet business needs. Cheekwood has a vaccine policy and staff members must wear a mask indoors. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.

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

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace

Internships at Cheekwood

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 Ornella at aornella@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

There are no available internships at this time. Please check back for future internship opportunities.

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