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.

Full-Time Groundskeeper

The Andrew Jackson Foundation has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician.  This is an entry level position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Mowing
  • Weed Management
  • Fence Repair

Job Experience and Requirements.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience operating zero turn mowers and tractors.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical work, including exerting up to 50 pounds of force unassisted, lifting, climbing, stooping.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

Pay and Benefits

  • This a full-time non-exempt position with competitive benefits.  40 hours per week.
  • Starting hourly wage is $10 per hour.

The Andrew Jackson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls, please.

Interested parties should send an email to:

Tony Guzzi, VP of Site Operations
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
tguzzi@thehermitage.com

 

Part-Time Gardeners

The Andrew Jackson Foundation has immediate part-time openings for people who have a love of gardening.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Planting, maintaining,  and weeding garden plants.
  • Pruning garden shrubs and trees.
  • Maintaining garden pathways and edging.
  • Mowing and weed eating.

Job Experience and Requirements

  • Experience working in a garden or landscaping position preferred, but not required.
  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to perform heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force unassisted, standing, stooping, lifting and climbing.

Pay

  • Hourly starting wage is $9-10 per hour.  20-30 hours per week based on the season.

The Andrew Jackson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls, please.

Interested parties should send an email to:

Tony Guzzi, VP of Site Operations
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
tguzzi@thehermitage.com

 

Schools Coordinator

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is hiring for a Schools Coordinator to be the primary point of contact for all educational groups. The Coordinator facilitates excellent visitor experiences at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage by providing efficient, welcoming, and highly-organized services to all K-12 group visits. He or she organizes all aspects of educational experiences, plans and executes field trips, and maintains educational resources. The Coordinator also develops rapport with groups and engages visitors through storytelling. See below for qualifications and duties:

Responsibilities:

Program Delivery

  • Coordinates with the Director of Education & Interpretation on logistics of education programs and assists with the oversight and quality management of K12 programs.
  • Assists with research and development of education programs and manage their implementation.
  • Teaches educational classes and facilitate field trips.
  • Meets or arranges for the reception of all arriving educational groups and gives directions and instructions.
  • Assists/teaches workshops and summer programs.
  • Assists with development of new classes, programs, and initiatives.
  • Provides direction to part-time educators regarding the preparation and maintenance of classroom materials.
  • Stays in contact with school or site administrators, teachers, and parent chaperones during the entire class process, from inquiry to delivery.
  • Assists in technological endeavors as they relate to the education program.
  • Assists with special events and programs, site-wide, as requested.

Administrative

  • Prepares invoices, itineraries, and confirmations, and pre-visit materials for school groups.
  • Provides reports in a timely manner.
  • Represents The Hermitage in public events, groups, and organizations.
  • Assists with evaluation of education programs.
  • Assists with Pencil Partner and Academies of Nashville programs as needed.
  • Tracks receipt of payment for reservations and facilitates payment of outstanding balances.

Qualifications

  • MA in history, education, or museum studies preferred.
  • Exceptional skills in logistics and planning.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in delivering educational and public programs in a museum or historic home.
  • Knowledge of the principles of museum education, site interpretation and customer service.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, work well with others, and pay excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience in delivering education programs through a variety of modalities including distance learning and able to interact with all ages, nationalities, and those who are physically or intellectually challenged.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be adept at managing regular mathematical functions.
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft Suite.

Relevant Competencies
Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Formal Presentation: Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
Innovation: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
Inspiring Others: Using interpersonal styles and methods that inspire and guide individuals toward higher levels of performance; modifying behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
Leveraging Diversity: Appreciating and leveraging the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals; working effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation.
Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Quality Orientation: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The position will close June 3.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Erin Adams, Director of Education & Interpretation
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
eadams@thehermitage.com

 

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:

Erin Adams, Director of Education & Interpretation
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
eadams@thehermitage.com