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.

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]

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 inter-personal 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-on 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 in to work on 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]

 

Part-Time Gardener

Summary

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is seeking a passionate and motivated individual to join our garden team.  This part-time, Gardener 1 position will be responsible for garden and landscape maintenance in our highly trafficked, 1.35-acre Historic Garden, and on our outstanding 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark site.  The right candidate will have professional gardening experience and an eye for detail.

Job Objective

As a member of our team you will be accountable for the preservation of The Hermitage garden and will help support all aspects of our garden operations.  Duties daily will include landscaping, gardening, soil maintenance, infrastructure upkeep, fertilizing, watering, and maintaining flowers, trees and shrubs.  The ability to use hand tools, do physical labor, think critically, and work in all weather conditions is required. Experience in sustainable gardening, and power tool proficiency is desired.  Public garden experience preferred, but we will train the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Identify historic plants, and care for them through demonstrated knowledge of planting, weeding, feeding, and pruning practices
  • Power trim, mow, and otherwise maintain historic lawns and fence lines
  • Regularly rake and remove plant debris from public areas
  • Beautify public breezeways, courtyards and visitor throughways
  • Identify and safely remove weeds and invasive plants
  • Identify beneficial garden insects
  • Identify and safely remove harmful or invasive insects or pests
  • Apply organically certified products, in proper applications, for optimal plant health
  • Inspire and educate garden visitors and occasionally represent the garden at public events

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gardening, farming, or landscape related practices
  • Uphold tool and tractor safety
  • Maintain tools and equipment, and report any required maintenance
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and follow guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to work efficiently and with extreme care around our historic plants, and near our historically significant infrastructure
  • Able to work in the early morning, and in all weather conditions
  • Willingness to take care of yourself in extreme weather conditions; staying hydrated, well nourished, and protecting yourself from excessive weather exposure
  • Approved to lift up to 50 pounds and walk some distances without risk to health
  • Available to work up to 30 hours a week

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 send resume to:

Sarah Edmonds, Historic Garden 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 is 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].