Employment Opportunities

Join us in sharing the story of Andrew Jackson and his home with visitors from around the world. Employment opportunities will be updated as new positions open or are filled.

Security – Armed Officer Positions

Part-Time position available on the evening shift, 4:00 pm to Midnight Monday and Tuesday.

Full-Time or Part-Time position on the Midnight shift, Midnight to 8:00 am Wed, Thursday, Friday, and Sat.

  • Shifts require both vehicle and foot patrol’s securing the site and buildings, checking buildings and grounds on patrols as well as opening the sight and buildings for business the next day.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Armed Guard’s License will be required to work the position but not required to apply and interview.
  • Must have good customer service skills for interacting with the general public and our guests.
  • Uniforms and training provided, Full-Time position comes with medical benefits, sick and vacation time.

 

To apply, please reach out to Richard Dreadon, Chief of Security:

4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
[email protected]

Or drop it off at the Ticker Office during tour hours, 9 am to 4 pm, seven days a week

 

Assistant Garden Manager

Job Objective

The Assistant Garden Manager helps preserve and maintain the Hermitage Garden in a manner that is both historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing while striving to educate and inspire the public through the Hermitage Garden’s history and plants.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain, with the garden team, the garden in a manner consistent with a National Historic Landmark Presidential Site.  This includes but is not limited to; weeding, watering, monitoring, seeding, transplanting, trellising, and labeling plant material.  In addition, the AGM will monitor and upkeep pathways and other key garden infrastructure.
  • Work closely with the Historic Garden Manager to develop historically appropriate annual planting plans for the Hermitage Garden, non-historic planting beds, and demonstration crops.
  • Develop a consistent and high-quality growing program.
  • Coordinate with the Historic Garden Manager to plan and maintain best greenhouse practices.
  • Responsible for projecting short- and long-term seed and plant budgets, plant and seed orders, and maintaining a quarterly inventory of all plant stocks and inputs.
  • Manage all interior plants, and monitor the watering, aesthetic, and upkeep of those plantings.
  • Lead annual plant sales; including plant selection, inventory, signage, marketing calendar, set-up, sales projections, and scheduling.
  • Assist in forecasting soil improvements and amendment schedules.
  • Implement pest and disease monitoring and management plans.
  • Help with the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs in the historic and public areas.
  • Assist with installation and maintenance for all seasonal plantings and decorations in the public and administrative areas of the Hermitage.
  • Give tours of the garden, speak to groups about the garden, and work with volunteers and education and interpretation staff to develop and host garden programming.
  • In the absence of the Historic Garden Manager supervises garden staff and coordinates volunteers.
  • Manage all work with an eye to best practices, and handle additional duties as assigned.

Education/Training

Minimum two-year degree in horticulture or landscape management, or equivalent on-the-job training.

Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • One to three years’ experience growing plants, preferable from seed.
  • One to three years’ experience working in a public or historic garden.
  • Greenhouse growing/management experience.
  • Broad knowledge of sustainable agriculture/horticulture best practices.
  • Industry-standard garden tool knowledge, proficiency, and upkeep.
  • Demonstrate excellent teamwork skills and good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and familiarity with grounds equipment preferred.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must present a professional demeanor and appearance and maintain confidentiality.
  • Physical Requirements:   Ability to perform moderate physical work exerting up to 30 pounds of force unassisted; take responsibility for hydration; prioritize personal and team safety; stoop, bend, climb, and lift; walk multiple miles during a shift; stand for long periods of time; and work outdoors in all weather conditions and extremes.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened as a museum in 1889, it is one of the nation’s oldest presidential sites, drawing more than 219,000 visitors each year. Located 12 miles northeast of downtown Nashville, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with 27 restored buildings, 12 dating to Jackson’s ownership, including his 1836 mansion and tomb, slave cabins, garden, and the church he had constructed for his beloved wife, Rachel. In the Andrew Jackson Center, guests can experience Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm, an interactive exhibit about the life and profound impact of our seventh president on the history of the United States. Admission is free for active duty military and half-price for veterans. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.

To apply, please reach out to Sarah Edmonds, Historic Garden Manager:

4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
[email protected]

 

Kitchen Cabinet Cafe Staff

The on-site café, Kitchen Cabinet Café, is hiring for a cook and a front cashier. These are both immediate hires and interested parties can come get an application at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Pay is competitive at an hourly rate of $9-$12 depending on experience and includes tips.

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize, and the desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to complete all tasks on schedule, thoroughly and accurately
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Ability to answer questions from guests
  • He/she must be able to maintain the integrity of the recipe and cleanliness of the kitchen while working in a fast-paced, exciting environment
  • The ability to implement direction from management and work cohesively as a team

 

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.

To apply, please reach out to Buck at the Kitchen Cabinet Cafe:

4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
[email protected]m

615-889-2941 ex. 275 or 615-945-5098

 

Part-Time Historic Interpreters

Do you have a passion for American history and an interest in sharing stories with the public? Then apply for the position of Historic Interpreter!

Interpreters spend their days engaging our visitors with stories, information, and conversation about the people, places, and events of Andrew Jackson’s home, family, and times. Interpreters guide visitors through Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for about 24 hours per week, with occasional nights, weekends, and holidays.

Qualifications

  • Excellent speaking and presentation skills
  • An engaging manner with the public
  • A willingness to serve visitors of all sorts
  • A commitment to historical accuracy

Physical Demands
Interpreters wear historical costumes and must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time in all sorts of weather.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Mike Zimmerman, Director of Interpretation

4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
[email protected]

 

Full-Time Maintenance Technician

The Andrew Jackson Foundation has an immediate opening for a full-time entry-level position maintenance technician.

Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour based on experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  Perform job function and conduct daily operations, consistent with policies and procedures in a safe and responsible manner. Perform maintenance work including carpentry, painting, and other trades as directed. Daily responsibilities include monitoring, maintaining, and providing preventive care on all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and monitoring, maintaining, and recommending repairs or improvements for all buildings on AJF property.  Work with outside contractors and vendors in a professional manner as required by the Facilities Maintenance Manager.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:  Provide maintenance support for other departments including small repairs and construction as directed. Assist with special event set-up and tear-down.  Provide vehicle maintenance as required.  Report to superiors or record all maintenance work to ensure well-kept maintenance logs.  Maintenance Technician will be required to perform other duties as assigned.  Occasional weekend and emergency call in work will be required.

Education/Training: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience, Skills, and Abilities Requirements: 1-year general maintenance work desired. Requires good teamwork; good interpersonal skills; customer service skills; professional demeanor and appearance; and maintaining confidentiality.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform heavy physical work, including exerting up to 50 pounds of force unassisted, lifting, climbing, stooping; must be able to work in all weather conditions.

The Andrew Jackson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.  All qualified applicants must submit an application. Applications may be picked up at the Ticket Office at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage or requested by email from [email protected].

To apply, please send resume and completed application to:

Tony Guzzi, VP of Site Operations

4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
[email protected]

 

Guest Services Associate

JOB SUMMARY

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is looking for an outgoing, professional person with excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a fun, fast-paced environment. The Guest Service Associate must have a strong work ethic, the ability to multitask during busy times, stamina to keep calm under pressure, the ability to speak to large crowds or one-on-one with people, and the capacity to stand for long periods of time.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

The Guest Services Associate will assist in the day to day operations of the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center including opening/closing functions, welcoming museum guests with a high level of customer service, provide audio equipment to guests who request it, convey large amounts of information in a short amount of time, and have knowledge of the property and any current events or programs.

Availability and Requirements

This is a part-time job. Applicants must be available to work at least 20 hours per week. Be flexible to work weekends and holidays where necessary and on occasion when you are called into work on a regularly scheduled day off. Some college preferred, but not required.

Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and consent to, and pass, a background check as conditions of employment.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to:

Dana Lolas, Guest Services Manager

4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
[email protected]

 

Groundskeeper

The Andrew Jackson Foundation has an immediate opening for a full-time Groundskeeper.

This is a 40 hour per week position with benefits. Groundskeepers at the Andrew Jackson Foundation mow, weed-eat, install and repair fencing, and perform other routine grounds maintenance work.  Previous experience as a groundskeeper is preferred, but not required.

Applicants with experience operating zero-turn mowers and tractors with implements are highly preferred.  Applicants must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions and be able to perform strenuous labor.

Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.  All qualified applicants must submit an application. Applications may be picked up at the Ticket Office at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage or requested by email at [email protected].