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Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc.

Part-time Interpreter

Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Inc.


Job Summary

Educate the general public about the history of Travellers Rest. Key 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, point of sale system, and monies)
  • Prompt arrival
  • Operate credit card machine and point of sale 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • Adapts strategy to changing conditions
  • Communicates changes effectively
  • Continues to build on knowledge and skills
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 lbs.


  • Must be over the age of 18 with a high school degree or equivalent
  • 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 and have the ability to tolerate interruptions
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

Additional Information


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

How to Apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV/resume to Director of Interpretation Chad Burgess at


  • Date Posted: September 16, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Salary Range: $14/hour