Job Opportunities

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Volunteer Positions

Thank you for your interest in Belmont Mansion. Volunteers are a vital part of our organization who assist in numerous ways. Regular volunteers give tours, work in the museum shop, assist with special events and help decorate for Christmas. We rely heavily on the help of our dedicated volunteers and welcome your participation at Belmont Mansion. 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Jerry Trescott by email: jerry.trescott@belmont.edu or by phone: 615-460-5459.

 

Current Job Openings: 2 

Date Posted: 6-24-2021

Job Title:  Gift Shop Sales Associate

Job Type: Part Time Staff, 15 to 20 hours per week

Supervisor: Executive Director

Job Purpose: Staffing small museum gift shop. Duties include: ordering, pricing, inventory management, visual merchandising, sales and new products.  

 

Experience: Previous retail experience. Customer service experience needed. Museum or history organization experience helpful.

Education: High school degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Working Conditions: Standing and walking while working on shop floor; climbing stairs; adherence to professional dress code; wearing name tag required. Position works for the Belmont Mansion Association, not Belmont University.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong customer services skills and commitment

  2. Proven sales experience and success

  3. Excellent verbal communication skills

  4. Self-motivated with an ability to identify opportunities for maximizing sales

  5. Excellent interpersonal skills for working with other mansion staff and guests

  6. Ability to be part of a positive team environment

  7. Adept with Point of Sales systems

  8. Adept with Microsoft Office software and Apple iOS

 

Job Functions:

  1. Ringing up cash register transactions for admissions and museum shop purchases

  2. Reordering & pricing merchandise

  3. Entering merchandise into inventory/point of purchase system

  4. Working with staff and visitors to create sales

  5. Answering the telephone and greeting guests at the front door when needed

  6. Participating in special events hosted at the mansion by providing gift shop support

  7. Participating in staff meetings and training sessions

  8. Ability to share with guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history. Training will be provided.

  9. Other duties as assigned

 

Please direct any questions, your resume, and cover letter to Mark Brown, mark.brown@belmont.edu

Job Title:  Historical Interpreter

Job Type: Part Time Staff

Supervisor: Director of Operations; daily tasks may be assigned by the Curator of Collections

Job Purpose: To share with guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. To give guided museum tours of Belmont Mansion and assist with the mansion’s daily operations including COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

 

Experience: Previous museum or similar experience preferred

Education: High school degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred

Working Conditions: Standing and walking while speaking for an hour or more without break; climbing stairs; adherence to professional dress code; wearing name tag required; adherence to the museum’s and Belmont University’s COVID-19 protocols

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Interest in and basic knowledge of American History

  2. Excellent verbal communication skills

  3. Excellent interpersonal skills for working with other mansion staff and guests

  4. Ability to be part of a positive team environment and strong commitment to customer service

 

Job Functions:

  1. Ability to comprehend docent training materials and effectively communicate to guests the mansion’s history, early Nashville and Civil War history, and information about the museum collection and furnishings. Training will be provided.

  2. Giving guided tours to the mansion’s guests as needed

  3. Assisting with COVID-19 cleaning protocols

  4. Answering the telephone and greeting guests at the front door

  5. Ringing up cash register transactions for admissions and museum shop purchases

  6. Participating in special events hosted at the mansion by providing logistical support as needed and appropriate

  7. Helping to maintain museum shop inventory, participating in staff meetings and training sessions, helping with seasonal decorating, and other mansion activities as assigned

  8. Other duties as assigned

 

Please direct any questions, your resume, and cover letter to mansioneducation@belmont.edu