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Travellers Rest Historic House Museum

Part-time Interpreter

Travellers Rest Historic House Museum


Job Summary

As an Interpreter, educate the general public about the history of Travellers Rest. Responsibilities include upholding the museum rules concerning the care and safety of the visitors, house, collection, and other cultural resources at the site. Duties may involve working outside of normal working hours.

Job Responsibilities

  • Open and close site (includes handling of alarms, locks, POS, and monies)
  • Prompt arrival
  • Operate credit card machine and POS system
  • Keep Visitor’s Center clean (dusting, sweeping, straightening, stocking, etc.)
  • Guide house tours and provide information on Middle Tennessee history
  • Work with children for education programs as needed
  • If time allows, assist education department with making supplies and kits for programming
  • Be familiar with rental procedures and policies for customers
  • Conduct guided house tours for rental groups after hours as needed
  • Assist renters as needed
  • Become knowledgeable about period clothing
  • Maintain updated information on bulletin board outside Visitor’s Center
  • Promote and sell Travellers Rest merchandise
  • Be the face and voice of Historic Travellers Rest


  • Adapts strategy to changing conditions
  • Communicates changes effectively
  • Speaks clearly and effectively in positive and negative situations
  • Demonstrates respect and sensitivity of cultural differences
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively balance task-oriented and process-oriented duties
  • Continues to build on knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of extensive standing, walking, use of fingers, talking, hearing and repetitive motions
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 lbs.


  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to tolerate numerous interruptions throughout the day
  • Must have above average communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to multitask, think outside the box and troubleshoot problems
  • Must have the ability to work with all types of people
  • Must be flexible with time


This job description should not be construed to imply that the requirements listed are the exclusive standards of the position. The Executive Director reserves the right to assign or delegate other tasks as necessary.


Additional Information


As this is a part-time position, no health insurance benefits are available.

How to Apply

To apply please submit resume and letter of interest to Director of Interpretation Chad Burgess at


  • Date Posted: June 1, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture