Employment Opportunities

Exhibitions and Design Coordinator
(Full-time, Non-exempt)

Job Summary:  The Exhibitions and Design Coordinator provides an exceptionally organized level of administrative support to staff in the Exhibitions and Design Departments. This highly motivated and experienced employee fosters effective collaboration and smooth exhibition planning and execution,  is comfortable with budgets, successfully juggles multiple projects and priorities, thrives on organization and structure, is at ease with technology, is adaptable to changing priorities, is a team player, is comfortable organizing the work of others, and has excellent interpersonal skills.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions: Working closely with other Frist staff:
• Coordinates departments’ annual budget planning and day-to-day financial operations, including expense tracking, monthly forecasting, managing annual and monthly budget documents, processing invoices and purchase orders, and assuring timely adherence to financial terms of contracts/agreements;
• Scans and sends documents to relevant staff;
• Provides administrative support to the design and exhibitions departments, including correspondence, mailing, maintaining digital and paper departmental files, supply orders;
• Routes and tracks documents such as exhibition proposals and contracts;
• Schedules meetings for both departments, including material preparation, note taking, and follow-up correspondence;
• Makes travel arrangements and itineraries for couriers, VIPs, and staff;
• Enters data and generates reports in the museum’s collections management software, ensuring artwork records are up to date;
• Maintains exhibition schedules and initiates planning documents;
• Provides support for event planning;
• Coordinates details of special projects;
• Manages volunteers offering administrative support to both departments in a positive and constructive manner;
• Other activities, as requested.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent work experience preferred.

Work Experience:  At least three to five years of experience in a complex office environment with similar responsibilities, including overall office management duties, especially concerning financial and budgetary matters. Experience in a museum environment a plus.

Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of budgeting and accounting procedures;
• Highly organized and able to organize the work of others;
• Skilled with Microsoft Office and Excel, with an aptitude for learning new applications such as FileMaker Pro and Basecamp quickly;
• Exceptional office management and work-flow skills;
• Exceptional people and team skills;
• Detail and precision oriented;
• Flexible, multi-task oriented;
• Excellent communications skills, including written and oral;
• Discretion;
• Knowledge of museum functions a plus.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

• Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
• Stooping, bending, kneeling
• Standing for long periods of time
• Working at computer for long periods of time

Interested candidates should send their resume, references and salary expectations to:
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-3822
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 744-3339
Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager


 

Educator for Gallery Teaching
(Full Time, Exempt)

Job Summary: The Educator for Gallery Teaching develops, supports, and coordinates a range of in-house gallery teaching that facilitates visitor engagement with exhibitions. Responsibilities consist of the development of gallery teaching approaches, which includes the development and management of the docent program, research and writing exhibition audio tours, developing content for the Frist Art Museum’s app, and other exhibition-related interpretive materials as appropriate in collaboration with curatorial department and educator for interpretation. In addition, this position manages the internship and teaching assistant program. Education programs, materials, interpretation, and tours are created for the diverse communities of Middle Tennessee to encourage life-long learning and to use the Frist Art Museum as a resource for the arts and humanities. The target audience includes everyone from the novice to the connoisseur. The Educator for Gallery Teaching will work collaboratively within the department of education and engagement, across the institution, and with other community organizations as appropriate. Some weekends and evenings are required.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
• Implement and manage all aspects of the in-gallery teaching including the docent program - recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and continuing education of new and continuing docents; management of the docent program budget; and docent appreciation events;
• Supervise the internship and teaching assistant program including the marketing, recruitment, interviews, and placement within the museum; works with staff on supervision of interns and teaching assistants;
• Develop a docent education curriculum drawn from art, art history, and art education.  Incorporate best practices for interactive gallery teaching and supportive of current educational curriculum;
• In consultation with curators, educators, and designers, review exhibition interpretation to determine the best strategies and approaches that serve the audience and promotes visitor engagement;
• Work in collaboration with the Educator for Interpretation to create interpretive materials such as videos, audio tours, response stations, and digital and analog interactives as appropriate to exhibitions;
• Serve as education reader for selected exhibitions providing feedback on strategies for visitor engagement that may be employed in primary exhibition text;
• Oversee the accessibility of tours and in-gallery teaching strategies, including appropriate materials for multisensory carts as needed, and other interactives to reach visitors of all abilities; and programs for specific audiences such as Alzheimer patients;
• Support the Educator for Interpretation in the development, planning, and implementation of public programs designed to build confidence and competence in looking at, thinking, and talking about art through a broad variety of program types and events in collaboration with other staff;
• Prioritize and balance in-gallery programming needs, coordinating within the education and engagement department and across the institution;
• Collaborate with the other education staff to coordinate the in-gallery teaching approaches with K-12 educator guides and workshops, and public programs;
• Oversee and manage appropriate budgets; participate in grant and sponsorship applications in coordination with development staff;
• Emphasize object-exhibitions and visual culture, in the community and at the Frist Art Museum;
• Maintains a focus on diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility in the recruitment and development of the docent, intern, and teaching assistant program;
• Ensure the safety and health of the public are provided for at all on-site Frist public based education as a catalyst for discussion and learning about current programs and events, and that City codes and ordinances are fully met;
• Connect art to everyday living;
• Work with volunteers and interns in a positive and constructive manner;
• Accept projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education: Master's degree required in museum education, art history, or liberal arts.

Work Experience: Must have 3-5 years of experience in museum education, and demonstrated ability to manage a program for volunteers, docents, or interns, research and writing skills, and speaking skills. 

Skills and Abilities:
• Comprehensive knowledge of the history of art and materials culture (Western and non-Western);
• Knowledge of current best practices in museum interpretation, object-based pedagogy and teaching strategies for art education;
• Strong research skills and the ability to write and communicate clearly for adult and intergenerational audiences;
• Experience in public speaking and presentation of programs to the community and colleagues;
• Ability to manage programs and facility preparations and arrangements for small and large groups;
• Knowledge of educational programming for various audiences, including non-traditional groups;
• Ability to work effectively with people on a personal level, with tact and diplomacy and in a positive and constructive manner;
• Familiarity with using technology to deliver content;
• Experience working with audiences of all abilities;
• Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
• Ability to set priorities, organize, and inspire organization in the work of others;
• Well-versed and at ease in current computer applications.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:
•  Lifting materials up to 50 pounds
•  Stooping, bending, kneeling
•  Standing for long periods of time
•  Working at computer for long periods of time

Interested candidates should send their resume, references and salary expectations to:
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-3822
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 744-3339
Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager

 


Martin ArtQuest Worker
(On-call, Non-Exempt, Nashville Talent Payment)

Work Details:
The On-Call Martin ArtQuest Worker is responsible for the support of self-directed learning and art making experiences by visitors of all ages in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, the Frist Art Museum’s interactive gallery.  Responsibilities include maintaining the successful daily functioning of the space and all components – art making and technological.  The Martin On-Call ArtQuest Worker uses the highest level of interpersonal and communication skills to demonstrate excellent and outstanding customer service and volunteer relations.  Evening and weekend hours are required, as well as administrative holidays.

Availability: 10 to 25 hours a month

Essential Job Functions:
Work directly with the Assistant Director for Experiential Learning
• To support the implementation of activities and stations in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
• Facilitate positive self-directed learning and art making experiences for intergenerational learners as individuals, in family units, and in large groups;
• Model excellent and outstanding customer service and volunteer relations;
• Monitor, assess, evaluate, and make adjustments to the interactive gallery to provide a safe learning environment for visitors of all ages;
• Ensure the safety of the original works of art;
• Assist with managing the Martin ArtQuest Gallery during both slow and peak visitation, utilizing volunteer resources and time management skills to ensure an orderly environment.
• Work with co-workers to properly staff Martin ArtQuest Gallery at all times; Maintain regular and harmonious communication regarding daily operations of Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
• Maintain Martin ArtQuest Gallery in a clean and orderly fashion throughout the day; Maintain all technology components in Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
• Work with volunteers in their support of Martin ArtQuest Gallery and their interaction with the public, and assist with training and provide daily support to them; review volunteer training manual regularly; work closely with the Volunteer Services Manager to maintain open communication about volunteers and their schedules;
• Maintain inventory by assisting with receiving orders, organizing supplies and keeping storage spaces clean and orderly. Coordinate supply lists and communicate supply needs with other MAQ facilitators;
• Organize supplies in Martin ArtQuest and keep stocked at all times, including the literature rack; prepare and distribute art making supplies efficiently and economically;
• Gain knowledge and understanding of upcoming exhibitions through attendance at designated education programs in support of related Martin ArtQuest Gallery activities;• Accept projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education: Completion of bachelor’s degree in education, art education, or studio art preferred. Students currently in pursuit of these degrees will be considered.

Work Experience: One to two years’ experience in a school or museum environment or relevant experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work directly with casual museum visitors, teachers, and students of all ages and great diversity;
• Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
• Flexible and adaptable to working in a dynamic and changing work environment;
• Knowledge and experience in current computer hardware and software, and art materials and resources;
• Strong time management skills and organizational skills;
• Ability to prioritize tasks, make informed decisions, and trouble-shoot in a dynamic environment;
• Ability to communicate effectively via verbal and electronic interaction;
• Ability to work effectively with public and staff on a personal level, with tact and diplomacy;

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:
• Lifting materials up to 25 pounds.
• Stooping, bending, kneeling
• Standing for long periods of time.
• Working at computer for long periods of time.

Nashville Talent Payment is the employer of record for this on-call position.
Interested candidates should send their resume:

E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 744-3339


 

Teaching Assistant
(Temporary / Hourly / Nashville Talent Payment)

Job Summary:
As part of the Frist Art Museum’s experiential learning program, teaching assistantships are designed to provide a paid opportunity for those with an interest in museum or art education. Working under the guidance of members of the Experiential Learning Team or Community Engagement team, teaching assistants gain valuable knowledge and experience working in a variety of roles within the Education Department.

Essential Job Functions:
• Support educational initiatives through research, activity planning and implementation, and program and event support
• Assist with institutional needs such as supporting the Martin ArtQuest Gallery or Art Trunk Programs

Education and/or Experience:
Applicants must be currently enrolled, or recently completed, a program in art education, art history, art education, museum studies, or studio art.

Students are responsible for making arrangements for course credit through their university or college internship supervisor. The Frist Art Museum will provide documentation of hours and will complete intern evaluation forms provided by the university.

Skills and Abilities:
• Organized, punctual, and detail-oriented
• Comfortable with working with people of all ages and abilities
• Available to work 15-20 hours a week
• Possess the desire to learn more about non-profit organizations and museums
 
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:
•  Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
• Stooping, bending, kneeling
• Standing for long periods of time

Compensation and Benefits: Hourly pay $13.00; Discounts in FAM museum café and opportunity to earn free passes to the museum.

Application Process:
To be considered for a teaching assistantship, you must submit a packet containing all of the following:

• A cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in the teaching assistantship program at the Frist Art Museum, and how it fits into your long-term career goals.
• A letter of faculty recommendation or professional equivalent
• The completed Summer Teaching Assistantship Application

Completed packets should be submitted to:
Teaching Assistant Program
Attn: Brandi Coates
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Digital application packets may be emailed in whole to Brandi Coates at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Incomplete packets will not be considered.

Please note that this is a competitive program and submitting an application DOES NOT guarantee you a position. The Frist Art Museum is committed to offering equal participation in all programs without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted directly.

Frist Art Museum teaching assistants are contracted through Nashville Talent Payment and are not considered Frist Art Museum employees.
 

 

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Internships
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Art Museum will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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