Employment Opportunities

 
Employment Opportunities

The Hermitage is operated by the Ladies' Hermitage Association, a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the Ladies' Hermitage Association is to preserve the home of Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Andrew Jackson.

 

Collections:

The Collections department at The Hermitage is looking for interns. If you are interested, please fill out the application below.

Click here for an intern application

Security:

The Hermitage currently has openings in the Security Department for two full-time armed Security Officers on the 12am to 8 am weekday shift and  one part-time armed Security Officer on the 12 am to 8 am weekend shift.  Applicants must be able to conduct foot patrols and have a valid Tennessee driver’s license.  If interested, please fill out an application available at The Hermitage Ticket Office during regular business hours or print an application by clicking on the link below.  Applications may be turned in at The Hermitage Ticket Office or e-mailed to info@thehermitage.com.

Gardens:

The Hermitage currently has an opening for a seasonal gardener to work a minimum of 30 hours per week or more based on need.  Applicants must be able to work outside in all weather extremes and be able to stoop, bend, kneel, and lift at least 50 pounds.  Position runs from April 1st through October 31st.  If interested, please fill out an application available at The Hermitage Ticket Office during regular business hours or print an application by clicking on the link below.  Applications may be turned in at The Hermitage Ticket Office or e-mailed to info@thehermitage.com.

 

Click here for Employment Application

 

Collections:

Collections Aide

The Hermitage, National Historic Landmark home of President Andrew Jackson seeks a Collections Aide to maintain cleanliness of historical and exhibition areas of The Hermitage and to assist the Curator and Assistant Curator in the care of the collections owned and lent to The Hermitage.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  Perform routine housekeeping duties in interior spaces of historic buildings and in exhibition areas;  observe and report maintenance, safety, pest, and HVAC problems in historic buildings and exhibition areas;  perform tasks outlined in the cyclical maintenance plan for historic buildings. 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:  Assist with special installations in exhibit areas and historic buildings; perform routine conservation maintenance procedures under supervision; oversee workmen, media personnel, consultants, and others requiring access to historic areas; assist with custodial duties at events as needed; interact with Hermitage visitors, guests and staff in a friendly, informative manner; ensure safety and security of staff, visitors, and collections. 

Education/Training:  None listed. 

Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements: Must be able to work independently; knowledge of proper procedures in caring for collections and property; good communication skills.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform heavy physical work, exerting up to 40 pounds of force unassisted, climbing, stooping, bending, lifting, and including such activities as fingering, grasping, and repetitive tasks. Work with cleaning chemicals. 

The position is 35 hours weekly (full-time) permanent, with full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, medical/disability, and a 401K retirement savings plan. All candidates must complete an employment application Click here for Employment Application  You can also pick one up at the Ticket Office onsite.

Send completed application to: Personnel, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, TN  37076 or personnel@thehermitage.com.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications accepted through July 25, 2014. 

 

Marketing:

Preferred Corporate Sponsorships /Partnership Marketing Consultant

The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson is seeking resumes from qualified sponsorship/partnership marketing consultants that The Hermitage can align with strategically for selected Events and Programs at The Hermitage. Interested Persons should send:

A letter of interest Resume and/or Company Background Information

List of Corporations and Organizations represented

Corporate References

After an Initial screening, qualified persons will be invited to meet and make a presentation with key executives of The Hermitage.   The presentation should include:

Resume and/or Background Company Information Company Capabilities including but not limited to:     

Proposal  & Creative Proposal Development

Event Execution

Existing Corporate Relationships

Program Evaluation Model A Case Study in Sponsorship Marketing

Fee/Compensation Structure

The Hermitage is a prominent National Historical Landmark and one of the nation’s oldest and largest historic site museums. The Hermitage has been preserved and operated by the Ladies’ Hermitage Association –a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization since 1889 and receives no ongoing state or federal grants.   Over the past 120 years more than 20 million people from around the world have toured the home and farm of America’s 7th President. Notable visitors over the years have included 13 U.S. Presidents from James Monroe to Ronald Reagan, politicians, diplomats, and celebrities.   The property features 1,120 acres that provide guests an opportunity to learn firsthand about Andrew Jackson. Visitors can explore the Greek Revival mansion, experience the beauty of the gardens and grounds, and visit the numerous other archeological sites located throughout the plantation.

Scope of Work Clause

Continue assessment of Event and Assets

Sponsorship and Promotional Sales and In-Kind Partnerships

Sponsorship related budgets and recaps

Presentation Proposals and Research

Sales Reports, Sales Calls and Meetings

Work with appropriate departments in fielding and assisting in fulfilling sponsorship, promotional programs and partnerships:

On-Site Event Activation

Event Recaps

Assist with Contracts, Invoicing and follow-up regarding payment

 Work with PR Agency to maximize exposure for Sponsors, Partners and Events

Job Type: Contract/Temp

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Contact Information and Procedure:

Please email the information requested to jnelson@thehermitage.com

No phone calls please.  This is a contract position.

         Click here for Employment Application

 

Fall Semester Marketing Internship

The position available would be in the marketing department handling the following responsibilities (but not limited to):

-social media/online presence for The Hermitage

-event planning

-assisting with administrative duties and sales research

-ad design and copy

-blogging

-video shooting and editing

Please send a email of interest that addresses the following:

o Why are you interested in an internship at The Hermitage?

o What would you like to gain from your internship with us?

o What area(s) interest you the most?

o If the internship is a course or departmental requirement and information concerning the requirements for successful completion.

o Approximate number of hours available each week.

o Summary of education and museum, field, lab or marketing experience

o Resume

o Two references and their contact information.

Students will be responsible for setting up arrangements for course credit with the university of their choice. Housing and transportation will NOT be supplied and students not from the Nashville area will be responsible for their own arrangements. The Hermitage has only unpaid internships available at this time.

Please email all information to crydburg@thehermitage.com

 

Event Coordinator

Reports to: Event and Tour Sales Manager
Exempt status: Exempt
Hrs/Work per Week: 40 hours per week
Date: July 2014


Mission: The mission of the Ladies’ Hermitage Association is to preserve the home place of Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson. Preserve, Educate, Inspire


Principle duties and responsibilities: The Event Coordinator (EC) is responsible for flawlessly executing onsite weddings for clients who have purchased the coordinating option. Selling wedding coordination packages and event spaces is also essential. The EC will be the primary event manager for all events held on site and will oversee part-time event staff while onsite. Creating content marketing plans for social media and blogging, and execution of those plans. The completion of all pre-event paperwork including itineraries and floor plans. Full planning and execution of onsite corporate and organizational events.


Position Responsibilities:
 Work week is Tuesday – Saturday, occasionally this may deviate depending on event schedule. Approximately one third of hours will be evening and night hours.
 Must have reliable transportation.
 Attend, oversee and direct both ceremony and reception when client has purchased wedding coordinating.
 EC is responsible for making sure all clients follow all policies and guidelines set for by The Hermitage.
 Ability to sell wedding coordinating packages to current clients.


Secondary duties and responsibilities: To assist other departments with onsite events including development and the executive team. Keeping an onsite inventory of items related to events (disposables, beverages, utensils). Give site visits to current and potential clients when Event and Tour Sales Manager is not available. Assisting Event and Tour Sales Manager with the booking and logistics of group tour sales. s
Education/training: High School degree a minimum requirement, college degree preferred.


Experience, skills, and abilities requirements: Past experience in managing events at public or private locations is essential as well as excellent customer service skills. Clear verbal and written communication skills; courtesy and discretion in dealing with the public and other employees; interpersonal, customer and staff friendly; must be able to interact with all ages, nationalities and those who are physically challenged; general knowledge of office equipment; EC must always present a professional demeanor and appearance, and maintain confidentiality. A clear reverence and interest in history is essential. Knowledge and daily use of e-mail required; all applicants must own a working cell phone. Above average knowledge of social media including Twitter, Facebook and Pintrest is a must.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform moderate physical work: stooping, bending, climbing, and lifting up to 50 pounds unassisted; must be able to work in all weather conditions. Work days can occasionally exceed 12 hours during events.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Staff members holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.


Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Please email all information including resumes and coveltetters to Ben Eggebeen at beggebeen@thehermitage.com