Employment

Listed below are all of the paid positions and internships currently available at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. To apply for any position, please fax your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at (615) 255-2245 or to the contact listed under the job description.

Company Description

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is seeking exceptional and creative individuals with progressive experience to join our events team.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation (CMF). The mission of the Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the Museum serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, and members of the music industry. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, certifying that the Museum operates according to the highest standards, manages its collection, and provides quality service to the public. Of the 8,000 museums nationwide, only some 750 are accredited.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has been the home of America's music since 1967. In keeping with the cultural significance of the music and the heroic achievements of those who form its membership, the Museum opened in a $37 million landmark, new building in May 2001.   An expanded Museum gallery will open its doors spring of 2014.  Additional events spaces opening in October 2013, will take the institution from its current 140,000 square feet of event space to more than 350,000 square feet. This expansion will include an 800-seat theater and a 10,000 square foot glass front event hall (along with other spaces) and state of the art kitchen and support areas.

Available Positions

Museum Store Sales Associate

Part-time, 3 or 4 days per week

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Sales Associates will assist visitors and customers in our "Circa" retail store located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Associates will greet visitors, answer questions regarding products offered for sale in the store

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively greet and assist customers and visitors
  • Complete sales transactions through the use of POS system
  • Stock, clean and organize store
  • Learn and disseminate information about Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibits and programs

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates will possess excellent customer services skills and an interest in Hatch Show Print posters and products. Outgoing and friendly people will be the most successful and comfortable in this position. Weekend and evening availability will be required. Knowledge of Windows-based programs will be helpful.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and availability to Debbie Maddox, Retail Operations Manager: dmaddox@countrymusichalloffame.org. No phone calls please.

Hatch Show Print Sales Associate

Part-time, 3 or 4 days per week

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Sales Associates will assist visitors and customers in our Hatch Show Print retail store. Associates will greet visitors, answer questions regarding products offered for sale in the store.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively greet and assist customers and visitors
  • Complete sales transactions through the use of POS system
  • Stock, clean and organize store
  • Understand and learn about Hatch Show Print in order to inform guests and offer tour information
  • Learn and disseminate information about Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibits and programs

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates will possess excellent customer services skills and an interest in Hatch Show Print posters and products. Outgoing and friendly people will be the most successful and comfortable in this position. Weekend and evening availability will be required. Knowledge of Windows-based programs will be helpful.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and availability to Debbie Maddox, Retail Operations Manager: dmaddox@countrymusichalloffame.org. No phone calls please.

Vice President of Developement

Responsible for creating a reliable base of contributed income to support Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum operations through fundraising events, membership and annual giving, and support from individual, foundation, and government sources. Conduct special campaigns for key initiatives including capital needs for collections and exhibitions, endowment, and planned giving.

Job Summary:

Works with the Director, Board of Officers and Trustees, and senior staff to set overall organizational policies and priorities. Works with the Development Committee to develop long and short term goals, strategies, and approaches to ensure revenue goals are met.

Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly understand the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum including its history and culture, governance structure, staff and Board, long and short term funding requirements, programs and projects, public policy issues and communities, and other constituencies.
  • Know and understand the board and advisors, staff, and broader country music industry, in order to bring forth their best ideas and efforts to enhance fundraising activities.
  • Set annual fundraising goals in partnership with Museum Director and senior staff. Develop annual and long-range plans to accomplish the Museum's goals.
  • Identify fundraising targets and develop solicitation strategies. Oversee moves management.
  • Lead the development department staff in establishing goals, setting work plans, and guiding strategies.
  • Understand the actual and prospective funding communities for the Museum; develop strategies to secure individual and institutional support.
  • With the Director and the Board of Officers and Trustees, solicitindividual, foundation, and government gifts. Shape the planned giving program; identify and cultivate prospects and steward existing donors.
  • Review Museum communications materials, including direct mail, telecommunications, brochures, website, and other written materials to integrate fundraising messages where appropriate; assure the continued articulation of an organizational vision and mission statement that provides the appropriate context and focus for cultivating financial support.
  • When appropriate, advocate for government policy as it relates to funding for the Museum and the arts.
  • Oversee development systems and procedures; manage expenses associated with fundraising and accurately report the results.

Contact: hwilder@countrymusichalloffame.org

Museum Sales Manager

Full-time; Salary position.  Health benefits included.

Department:  Museum Sales & Guest Relations
Reports to:    
Senior Museum Sales Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Museum Sales Manager's role is to promote and sell the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Historic RCA Studio B, Hatch Show Print and other products while upholding the mission of the Country Music Foundation.  The manager is responsible for developing new business while managing and growing existing business to achieve revenue goals.   The targeted markets include both transient and group leisure.  Travel will be involved, so a flexible schedule is necessary.  Other duties include contract and account management, sales calls, presentations, database maintenance, product development, partner-relations management, conducting tours of the museum and Studio B, creation and updates of reports along with other administrative responsibilities. 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend industry trade/travel shows and make client sales calls.
  • Conduct guided tours of the Museum, Historic RCA Studio B, and lead groups in recording packages.
  • Work with the Senior Museum Sales Manager on select market relations, new business development, and discount and promotional programs.
  • Maintain close working relationships with industry partners, local receptive operators, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
  • Work closely with Senior Museum Sales Manager, 2 Museum Sales Coordinators and Museum Sales Assistant.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of sales experience.

Must have a high comfort level with public speaking and strong verbal and written communication skills.  An open, 'can-do' and friendly attitude with a pro-active and enthusiastic work ethic is vital.  General computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office and willingness to learn Patron's Edge reservation system and Event Management Systems (EMS) software is required.  Candidates must have excellent organizational skills and able to work well with others.  A flexible schedule to include weekends and travel is necessary.

Knowledge of the hospitality and tourism industry, outside sales experience, fluent in a second language and familiarity with Nashville, TN are highly desirable skills for this position.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to Human Resources @ hresources@countrymusichalloffame.org fax to 615-255-2245.  No phone calls please.  Application deadline:  April 11, 2014

 

Museum Sales Assistant

Part-time, entry-level hourly position. 29 avg. hrs weekly  
DEPARTMENT:     
Museum Sales and Guest Relations
REPORTS TO:         Senior Museum Sales Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Museum Sales Assistant role is to support the sales and service efforts of the Museum Sales team and help establish and maintain efficient business operations within the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage Space Reservation forms with Special Events department. Submit new forms as required and make necessary changes to existing space reservations.
  • Work with Museum Sales Coordinators to collect completed and signed Performance Guidelines from all groups participating in the Music City Showcase two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Work with museum sales coordinators to collect completed and signed Recording Information forms for all Student Group recordings at Historic RCA Studio B two weeks prior to arrival
  • Confirm group attendance and arrival time two weeks prior to visit and process any required payments and generate payment confirmations.
  • Design and Print CD's for Group Recordings and manage inventory of blank CD's, CD cases and related equipment.
  • Assist the Director of the Department with administrative duties as needed.
  • Assist Museum Sales Managers as needed with travel arrangements, expense reports, and shipping for sales missions and tradeshows.
  • Assist Museum Sales Coordinators with Songwriter and Studio B Calendar management, and servicing Songwriter programs and Music City Showcase as needed
  • Process and assemble mass mailings, assist with pre-printing tickets, prepare admission coupons and other projects as needed.
  • Assist with and facilitate reports and schedule as needed.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidate must have outstanding communication skills and proper phone etiquette.  Must possess quality customer service skills while being service minded with a "can do" attitude.  General computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office and willingness to learn Parton's Edge reservation systems and Event Management Systems (EMS) software is required. Candidates must have exemplary organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints while meeting multiple deadlines.  Limited public speaking is required.

Knowledge of the hospitality and tourism industry, fluent in a second language, familiarity with Nashville, TN and knowledge of Country Music past and present are highly desirable skills for this position.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to hresources@countrymusichalloffame.org,  or fax to 615-255-2245. No phone calls please. 

Application Deadline: March 26, 2014

Director of Communications

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Job Description:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing, the Director of Communications will lead the communications team and manage the organization's overall communications strategy for the Museum, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print, specifically through traditional and non-traditional media relations efforts, as well as through the effective use of the institution's digital properties.

The Director of Communications works collaboratively with key institutional leadership, with particularly close coordination with the marketing team, to develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the reach and impact of the organization's mission while overseeing key messaging.

The Director of Communications develops, implements, and manages a comprehensive and effective communications, media relations, and digital program for the organization. Specifically, the Director of Communications will be responsible for the following:

Media Relations/PublicityManagement

  • Directing publicity campaigns for the Museum, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print, including: all Museum exhibitions; educational and public programs; special events, including the annual Medallion Ceremony and "All for the Hall" benefit concerts; special projects including exhibition books, CDs, DVDs and more
  • Serves as main point of contact for and oversees organizational response to media inquiries, acting as organization spokesperson as needed
  • Responsible for facilitating requests for interviews with staff, as well as film and photography requests from media
  • Manages the scheduling of, creation of and secures placements for the organization's press releases and media advisories
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with media, while identifying significant outlets/placement and relevant opportunities that can be leveraged to support the organization's mission
  • Manages the institution's news clipping database and press kits
  • Works in close collaboration with the Director of Marketing to oversee the various photography and videography needs for the department, while managing an organized repository of all photos and videos for use by the Marketing and Communications team
  • Collaborates with industry partners to execute annual press tour visits to the Museum, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print
  • Coordinates Media reporting for the institutions, including monthly updates to Museum staff and quarterly reports to the Museum's Board of Officers and Trustees

Digital Properties Management

  • Manages the institution's digital properties, including Museum, Studio B and Hatch Show Print websites, social media outlets, email marketing efforts and online video content. Focus will be placed on the effective management of the digital team, strategy, content, messaging and delivery
  • Oversees the organization's growing digital landscape with the goal of attracting and engaging new and existing audiences and cultivating active digital relationships
  • Work with external digital vendors, as needed, and be responsive to internal requests for website updates, additions and changes, as well as social media requests and email marketing needs

Budget and Staff Management

  • Creates, updates, and manages the Communications budget
  • Makes decisions relative to the selection, promotion, utilization, retention and compensation of Communications staff

Job Requirements:
A minimum of five-to-seven years of communications, publicity or media relations experience working in a fast-paced environment is required. Degree in journalism or public relations is preferred. This candidate must possess superior verbal and written (writing and editing) communication skills to enable effective and proactive internal and external communication. A strong understanding and working knowledge of digital marketing and communications best practices is required.

The ability to lead and manage a staff, as well as multiple projects simultaneously is critical. Excellent organizational skills with a heightened sense of attention to detail and deadlines are key characteristics of the perfect candidate. Strong interpersonal skills that allow for healthy internal and external relationships are a must. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with media is critical. This position provides tremendous opportunity to experience all levels of communications and encourages professional growth.

To Apply:       
Email your resume to hresources@countrymusichalloffame.org. No phone calls, please.

Accounts Receivable Accountant

The Accounts Receivable Accountant (AR Accountant) is a very important member of the Country Music Foundation, Inc. accounting team. The AR Accountant is a full-time position reporting to the Accounting Manager.

Objective - Accounts Receivable

Accurately and timely accounts for and records receivables due to the Country Music Foundation, Inc.   Ascertains accurate AR balances are reflected in the general ledger.

This is accomplished by:

  • Sending invoices within five days of the transaction.
  • Posting payments received on a timely basis.
  • Sending monthly statements.
  • Meeting internally with originating department as needed.
  • Following up with customers as required

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Follow up with clients to maintain COI compliance
  • Cross train to backup AP Accountant as needed
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting from an accredited university
  • Entry level position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel required. Proficiency in Microsoft SL (Solomon) desired.
  • Must possess strong analytical ability, strong math skills, customer service, verbal and written communication skills and problem solving skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, professional, fun environment.

To be considered for this position, please send your letter of interest and resume to:

Samantha Ramey, Accounting Manager
Country Music Foundation, Inc.
222 Fifth Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37203
Fax (615) 742-9880
sramey@countrymusichalloffame.org

No phone calls please...

Systems Administrator

Reports To: IT Director

Summary:

The Systems Administrator role will be responsible for resolving employee/customer hardware/software issues timely and accurately.  He/she works with a help ticket tracking software to record, track, and report upon the IT issues as reported to the Help Desk. Analyze key metrics to ensure issues are permanently resolved.  Work with all employees to improve the IT experience.

Attention to detail, excellent customer service, punctuality, and a 'can do' attitude are required.  Flexibility to be on-call, work occasional weekends and afterhours and/or address IT urgent situations as needed is required.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, in Information Systems or related field of study.
  • Strong technical knowledge of physical networking and Windows Server operating systems.
  • Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, switches, etc.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and VMware based server virtualization.
  • Extensive experience creating and managing secure LANs.

Experience in Layer 3 switching configuration and architecture including vlans creation and routing.

  • Extensive experience working with VoIP systems.
  • Extensive application support experience to include Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange and Windows Web Servers or similar application stacks.
  • Knowledge of Linux, VB, Perl, SQl Databases and HTML
  • Strong Knowledge of SANS Storage Concepts and Management and Maintenance of large scale storage devices.
  • Data Center experience-design, built, worked, managed-would be ideal.

Responsibilities And Duties:

  • Internal and external e-mail routing and administration via MS Exchange
  • Internet, intranet, and VPN connections between employees, sites, and related.
  • Networking equipment, consisting of firewall and security appliances
  • File, web and application servers, running a mix of operating systems
  • Supporting a multi-platform environment
  • Disaster recovery operations, including live mirroring of data
  • Data management across multiple platforms and methods
  • Production application moves for internal and external systems
  • Change management for all equipment and servers
  • Develop and maintain documentation for all aspects of Network Operations
  • Keep separation of data, content, themes, business logic and data logic
  • Assist in documentation creation and maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

Technologies involved include, but may not limited to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 (DBMS, SSRS, SSIS)
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008R2, 2008
  • VB, Perl, and power shell Scripting
  • Windows 7 & XP and MAC OSx; a few Linux machines as well
  • Active Directory
  • MS Exchange 2010
  • VMware virtualization - version 4 & 5
  • EqualLogic SAN
  • Veeam backup - 6.5 - 7.0
  • Fortinet & Watchguard Firewall
  • Switches - Dell and Cisco
  • Blackbaud Patron Edge and Raiser's Edge
  • CounterPoint Point-of-Sale
  • POS credit card terminals (mostly Windows based)
  • Video Terminals

Please email resumes to hresources@countrymusichalloffame.org.  No phone calls please.

Executive Sous Chef

Job Description

The Executive Sous Chef will play a key role in the overall success of our Food and Beverage operation. Working alongside our Executive Chef, he/she will plan and manage the kitchen staff in the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food in a safe, sanitary work environment. He/she will also be responsible for long and short term planning; as well as day-to-day operations of the kitchen and related areas.  The Executive Sous Chef also recommends menu and procedural changes, works closely with the sales and service teams, and manages food and labor costs within approved budget constraints.

Essential functions for the position

  • Plan and manage the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food in a safe, sanitary, cost-effective manner.
  • Manage Human Resources in the kitchen to attract, retain and motivate employees.
  • Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of kitchen, equipment and related areas to ensure a healthy, safe work environment which meets/exceeds federal and state standards and regulations.
  • Develop, recommend, implement and manage the department's budget.
  • Develop and implement menus and back-up (use records, production lists, pars, training, etc...) within corporate guidelines to continually improve revenues and profit margins while maintaining quality.

Desired skills & experience

A minimum of 5 years experience as an Executive Chef, Executive Sous, or Banquet Chef in an upscale resort/hotel or high-volume club/restaurant environment

  • Qualified candidate will be detail-oriented, and have the culinary expertise to handle multiple events of varying scope, content and size.
  • A proven track record of high sanitation and food safety scores.
  • Successful experience with writing, costing, and implementing new restaurant and banquet menus.
  • Person must enjoy and contribute to a creative environment.
  • Candidate must possess a can-do service attitude, leadership qualities, excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, patience, tact, and a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure the success of all events.
  • Must be willing and available to work flexible/non-standard hours, including weekends.

Please submit resume to:

Mark Young
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
222 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
myoung@countrymusichalloffame.org

No phone calls please.

Moving Image Digitization and Metadata Specialist

Overview:

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a project-based  Moving Image Digitization and Metadata Specialist to digitize the Bobby Bare and Friends collection, a collection of approximately 300 one inch type C open reel video tapes.  The goals of the project are to preserve and provide increased access to the Bobby Bare and Friends collection; to create, organize, and migrate metadata about the collection to a digital asset management system CONTENTdm; and to create a foundation for digital preservation for the Moving Image Archive.  The Moving Image Digitization and Metadata Specialist must have excellent technical knowledge of legacy video formats (with a focus on one inch materials), archival analog to digital workflows, basic editing techniques, and moving image metadata management.  The position requires operation of the BVH 2000 VTR and the ability to perform basic cleaning functions and troubleshooting for the equipment.  Training will be provided for some aspects of the technical work specific to this project, and a repair technician will aid in repair and equipment upkeep.  This project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The mission of the CMF is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public - in the Nashville area, the nation, and world. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates the Museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, CMF Records, historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print.  CMF is currently engaged in a 3-year construction project which will more than double its exhibition and education space and will build a new, temperature and RH-controlled vault to house its collection of over 1 million photos, audio recording, moving images, and 3D artifacts.

Video Preservation Technician:

Background checks are required for all archive employees.  This is a project-based position scheduled to last 18 months at 40 hours per week with health insurance and benefits.  Country Music Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties:

  • Work with CMF staff and project consultants to create a workflow for one inch open reel video digitization, batch processing of files, file storage, and metadata management.
  • Operate BVH 2000 VTR and Mac pro; adjust and set chroma and luminance levels using waveform monitor and vector scope.
  • Perform quality checks and control of newly-created files.
  • Perform and advise on basic cleaning, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of BVH 2000.
  • Upload metadata into DAM system.
  • Assist in creation of reports as required by granting agency and employer.

Requirements:

  • 2 years minimum experience in digital preservation of legacy video formats for archival purposes.
  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution (preferred).
  • Bachelor's degree in related field; and Cataloging experience.
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of country music and American vernacular music is preferred.
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to work efficiently with tight deadlines.
  • Applicant should be detail oriented and patient.
  • The ability to multi-task will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.

To Apply:

No phone calls.  Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: lboulie@countrymusichalloffame.org  

Audio Digitization and Metadata Specialist

Overview:

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a project-based Audio Digitization and Cataloging Specialist to digitize the 800 most rare, fragile, at highest risk, and most culturally significant discs of the 16 inch lacquer disc collection of the Bob Pinson Recorded Sound Collection. The goals of the project are to preserve and provide increased access to the Bob Pinson Recorded Sound Collection; to create, organize, and add metadata about the collection to a digital asset management system, CONTENTdm; and to create a foundation for digital preservation for the Recorded Sound Collection Archive. Training will be provided for some aspects of the technical work, and metadata capture and workflow specific to this project. This project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the humanities.

About The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The mission of the CMF is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public - in the Nashville area, the nation, and world. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates the Museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, CMF Records, historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print.  CMF is currently engaged in a 3-year construction project which will more than double its exhibition and education space and will build a new, temperature and RH-controlled vault to house its collection of over 1 million photos, audio recording, moving images, and 3D artifacts.

Audio Digitization and Metadata Specialist:

Background checks are required for all archive employees.  This is a project-based position scheduled to last 18 months at 40 hours per week with health insurance and benefits.  Country Music Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties:

  • Audio disc format inspection and cleaning;
  • Auditioning audio to determine optimum playback;
  • Transfer of audio discs to digital preservation files;
  • Metadata capture and entry;
  • Creation of High-definition archival master files;
  • Creation and editing of lower resolution production files;
  • Batch conversion of files to mp3 access files;
  • Creating back-up safety files to LTO tape;
  • Re-housing original recordings for archival storage;
  • Assist in creation of reports as required by granting agency and employer.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must have basic knowledge of professional audio recording and editing software such as Cubase/ProTools/BiasPeak Studio and should be familiar with audio signal workflow and routing.
  • Experience in audio digitizing and reformatting is desired but not required.
  • Expertise in country music history is not a requirement, but some knowledge and respect of the genre is preferred.
  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution preferred.
  • Cataloging experience.
  • Ability to properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system preferred.
  • Applicant should be detail oriented and patient.
  • The ability to multi-task will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.

To Apply:

No phone calls.  Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: lboulie@countrymusichalloffame.org

Photo Digitization and Metadata Specialist

Overview:

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a project-based Photo Digitization and Metadata Specialist to digitize the Fabry Image collection, a collection of approximately 6,340 film negatives and 2,286 prints taken by photographer Walden S. Fabry, who ran a portrait studio in Nashville that catered to country music artists during the late 1940s through the early 1960s. The Fabry collection contains primarily 8 x 10 black and white negatives from the early 1950s to the mid-1960s and represents approximately 600 individuals or groups.  The goals of the project are to preserve and provide increased access to the Fabry Image collection; to create, organize, and migrate metadata about the collection to a digital asset management system, CONTENTdm; and to create a foundation for digital preservation for the Photo Collection Archive.  Training will be provided for some aspects of the technical work, and metadata capture and workflow specific to this project.  This project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The mission of the CMF is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public - in the Nashville area, the nation, and world. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates the Museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, CMF Records, historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print.  CMF is currently engaged in a 3-year construction project which will more than double its exhibition and education space and will build a new, temperature and RH-controlled vault to house its collection of over 1 million photos, audio recording, moving images, and 3D artifacts.

Photo Digitization and Metadata Specialist:

Background checks are required for all archive employees.  This is a project-based position scheduled to last 18 months at 40 hours per week with health insurance and benefits.  Country Music Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties:

  • Properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.
  • Support the preparation of materials for digitization.
  • Digitize and enter metadata of Fabry Image Collection negatives, prints, and accompanying materials into Country Music Foundation digital asset management system, CONTENTdm.
  • Re-house negatives, images, and documents.
  • Assist in creation of reports as required by granting agency and employer.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • Cataloging experience.
  • Familiarity in working with a variety of photographic sources is highly desirable as is a working knowledge of country music.
  • Knowledge of photographic scanning/digitization.
  • Ability to properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.
  • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Computer proficient
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system preferred.
  • Someone who enjoys scanning and cataloging rare, unique, and fragile negatives.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.

To Apply:

No phone calls.  Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: lboulie@countrymusichalloffame.org

Photo Digitization and Metadata Librarian

Overview:

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a project-based Photo Digitization and Metadata Librarian to digitize the Fabry Image collection, a collection of approximately 6,340 film negatives and 2,286 prints taken by photographer Walden S. Fabry, who ran a portrait studio in Nashville that catered to country music artists during the late 1940s through the early 1960s. The Fabry collection contains primarily 8 x 10 black and white negatives from the early 1950s to the mid-1960s and represents approximately 600 individuals or groups.  The goals of the project are to preserve and provide increased access to the Fabry Image collection; to create, organize, and migrate metadata about the collection to a digital asset management system, CONTENTdm; and to create a foundation for digital preservation for the Photo Collection Archive.  Training will be provided for some aspects of the technical work, and metadata capture and workflow specific to this project.  This project is supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

About The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The mission of the CMF is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public - in the Nashville area, the nation, and world. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates the Museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, CMF Records, historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print.  CMF is currently engaged in a 3-year construction project which will more than double its exhibition and education space and will build a new, temperature and RH-controlled vault to house its collection of over 1 million photos, audio recording, moving images, and 3D artifacts.

Photo Digitization and Metadata Specialist:

Background checks are required for all archive employees.  This is a project-based position scheduled to last 18 months at 40 hours per week with health insurance and benefits.  Country Music Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties:

  • Properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.
  • Support the preparation of materials for digitization.
  • Digitize and enter metadata of Fabry Image Collection negatives, prints, and accompanying materials into Country Music Foundation digital asset management system, CONTENTdm.
  • Re-house negatives, images, and documents.
  • Assist in creation of reports as required by granting agency and employer.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.  
  • Cataloging experience.
  • Familiarity in working with a variety of photographic sources is highly desirable as is a working knowledge of country music.
  • Knowledge of photographic scanning/digitization.
  • Ability to properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.
  • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Computer proficient
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system preferred.
  • Someone who enjoys scanning and cataloging rare, unique, and fragile negatives.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.

To Apply:

No phone calls.  Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: lboulie@countrymusichalloffame.org

Operations Tech

Job Description:

  • Duties include daily set up for events which include movement of tables, chairs, podiums, stage, pipe and drape, hanging of banners and other miscellaneous requests as well as set-up for 222 Grill and Catering
  • Ensure that event space is re-set at end of event for next business day
  • Assist with supervising temp staff, set-up staff, housekeeping staff, and vendors
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the Facility, and event space
  • Perform housekeeping and janitorial duties
  • Perform other duties assigned

Job Requirements

  • This job will require working with the public
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and some holidays
  • Professional, Upbeat, and energetic
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must pass a background check
  • Communication skills a must
  • Previous experience in the hospitality industry a plus.

Fax resume to:  255-2245

Email resume to: hresources@countrymusichalloffame.org
No phone calls please