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Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art-Adult Education & Programs Manager-Mon, 07/01/2019 - 3:54pm

Adult Education & Programs Manager


Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville , TN 37205

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Job Description 

Reporting to the Vice President of Education & Outreach, the Adult Education and Programs Manager designs and implements a broad range of programs intended to reach adult visitors. Cheekwood’s public programs provide unique opportunities for visitors to experience our botanical garden, historic home, and museum of art through activities that enrich, educate, and entertain. The ideal candidate is creative and highly organized with extensive experience in arts-based program planning and logistics.

• Manages, develops and oversees all aspects of on-site public programs including, but not limited to:
1. Seasonal Festivals: Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest, Holiday at Cheekwood / Holiday Lights
2. Large scale public events: Spring Art Hop & El Dia de los Muertos
3. Thursday Night Out entertainment series
4. Fitness initiatives for adults
5. Cultural and literary celebrations
6. Programs enhancing art exhibitions, botanical garden displays and historic initiative
7. Workshops, Classes and Lectures

• Works closely with museum, garden, and other education staff to develop and implement public programs.

• Manages Adult Education and Docent Coordinator, as well as any instructors or studio proctors for workshops and festival programs.

• Oversees program logistics, planning, and execution, including production, set-up, and tear-down. Works as event supervisor as needed on weekends and after hours.

• Utilizes Altru software to schedule programs and create customer registration.

• Seeks out community partners, musicians, speakers, etc. to secure participation in public programs.

• Maintains public programs calendar, attendance statistics and evaluation data.

• Provides accurate and timely information for marketing and website information.

• Responsible for managing budget and meeting expense/revenue goals related to public programs.

• Actively researches opportunities for public programs at Cheekwood and prepares cost benefit analysis for presentation at internal meetings; analyzes the effectiveness and cost benefit of all programs for annual review; outlines annual goals, schedules, & timelines for all on-site public programs.

Education and Experience 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in art administration, art education, cultural programming, community education or similar. Minimum of three years’ public program experience at a museum, botanic garden, or comparable non-profit organization. This person must be self-directed and able to manage multiple projects at once; ability to work varied hours and weekends; experience managing support staff; strong analytical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills and enjoys working with the public. Knowledge of Horticulture, First Aid training and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign & Photoshop is a plus.

Application Instructions 

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefit package. Please send letter of interest and resume to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at

Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

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Penny Bruckse