Job Opportunities

Part-Time Site Interpreters

Please send resumes to director@samdavishome.org

Job Description

The Sam Davis Home and Museum located in Smyrna, Tennessee, is seeking part-time Site Interpreters & Event Staff to begin immediately. Open daily for tours, special events, educational field trips, and more, the Sam Davis Home sits along the bank of Stewarts Creek on 168 acres of preserved farmland with fourteen historic structures. As a vital part of the historic house team, Site Interpreters are the gateway to our visitors, giving them the unique, enjoyable hands-on experience they are looking for.

Site Interpreter responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greet Visitors
  • Guide visitors through the 19thcentury home, outbuildings, and grounds
  • Facilitate discussions with visitors
  • Assist with educational programs, materials, preparation, and clean up
  • Inventory and maintain gift shop and make gift shop sales
  • Answer phones and represent the site in a cheerful, positive way
  • Maintain cleanliness of buildings and work areas
  • Setup, staff and clean up all special events (12+ annually)
  • Supervise facility rentals
  • Light manual labor
  • Assist with summer camps (4+ weeks per summer)

Must be 18 years of age or older. Requires a fair amount of walking on uneven ground, exposure to outdoor temperatures, and the ability to be own manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible, reliable, and hardworking, show initiative, and possess excellent communication skills. Should have experience dealing with the public, all ages and backgrounds, an interest in history and/or community relations, able to work independently and as a team player, and available to work weekends with flexibility to work weekday mornings. Applicants without weekday availability need not apply.

Opportunities to conduct historical research, learn archival methods, plan special events, and work on exhibits may also arise. For more information on the site and for a list of special events throughout the year, visit www.samdavishome.org.

Hours: Thursdays- Saturdays, with flexibility to work some Sundays and weekdays as needed. Nights required occasionally.

Starting Pay: $7.25 per hour

To apply please send your resume to director@samdavishome.org.

The Historic Sam Davis Home is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation or national origin is prohibited. 

Part-Time Event Staff

Please send resumes to events@samdavishome.org

Job Description

The Sam Davis Home and Museum located in Smyrna, Tennessee, is seeking part-time Event Staff to begin immediately.  As a vital part of the historic house team, Event Staff provide supervision during weddings, elopements, baby showers, fundraisers, and more.  

Event Staff responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greet Visitors.
  • Assist with Event Guest Sign-In.
  • Inventory and maintain gift shop and make gift shop sales.
  • Answer phones and take messages for directors.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Creek House, Visitor's Center, Museum & Theater, and other buildings on site.
  • Cleaning Rented Spaces for preparation before event & after.
  • Supervise facility rentals.
  • Light manual labor.

Open Weekend Availability is mandatory; most events (weddings, fundraisers, etc) occur on Fridays and Saturdays. Applicant must be responsible, reliable, and hardworking, show initiative, and possess excellent communication skills. Should have experience dealing with the public, all ages and backgrounds, an interest in history and/or community relations, able to work independently and as a team player.

Business Casual Dress Code Strictly Enforced.

Days: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Hours*: 10:00am-4:00pm  OR   4:00-11:59pm

*Hours may vary depending on event.

Starting Pay: $8.25 per hour

To apply please send your resume to events@samdavishome.org



The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is a Nonprofit Site Governed by the Sam Davis Memorial Association


      

The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 37167

615-459-2341
director@samdavishome.org

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