Careers

embelish-white

 

Belle Meade Plantation: Historic Interpreter

Job Description:

Belle Meade Plantation is seeking upbeat and outgoing individuals to join our hospitality-oriented team. Interpreters conduct tours of Belle Meade Plantation for diverse audiences. As communications professionals, interpreters are responsible for presenting a variety of tours, programs, and demonstrations to guests by using informal interpretation techniques. Aside from tours, interpreters perform front end ticketing duties, guest orientation, and general office work as needed to support the company goals. A team mentality is a must. No previous museum experience is required.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Interpreters conduct tours through the house for guests of all ages in a personable and knowledgeable manner and provide accurate information relevant to the major themes in the site’s history.
  • Interpreters welcome the public, collect tickets, and give general orientational directions to guests pertaining to exhibits and points of interest on site.
  • Must have a customer service attitude and be prepared to interact with large groups of people daily.
  • Interpreters assist in providing security for the site, buildings and collections. They help ensure the safety of guests and respond calmly and professionally to emergencies following institutional guidelines.
  • Must actively participate in training programs and staff meetings to expand knowledge of the site and to strengthen interpretive skills. Interpreters are required to update and modify their tours as new or relevant information becomes available and for changing exhibits.
  • Interpreters assist with special events and programs, often held on the weekends and evenings.
  • Interpreters lead guided educational tours and programs for school-age groups
  • Will be assigned office work or projects to complete when not giving tours
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

The interpreter must have excellent oral communication skills and demonstrated experience working with the public. Must be articulate, reliable, and have a neat appearance. The interpreter must be able to assimilate information and impart it in an engaging, coherent, and factual manner. Must demonstrate initiative, leadership qualities and flexibility. Public speaking and/ or teaching experience with an interest in history is ideal. Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. Must be available as scheduled; including weekends and holidays. Belle Meade is open daily from 9am-5pm.

Please send your resume to Erica Dahlgren at  [email protected] to apply.

Full-Time Specialty Sales Assistant

 

Belle Meade Plantation is a beautiful historic site with rich history in horses and hospitality. The Coop N’ Scoop offers our guests delicious ice cream, fresh homemade fudge and other treats. We are looking for a friendly, hardworking, customer-oriented sales associate to be a part of our team. The individual in this role will be responsible for welcoming and engaging guests, selling ice cream and fudge, with the goal of creating a memorable experience. We offer a flexible schedule, but weekend availability is a must!

 

Required:

  • Cash handling experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Greet and engage guests
  • Initiate conversation
  • Take pride and ownership in work
  • Strong organization with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player that works well with others

 

Preferred:

  • Specialty retail and/or tourist attraction experience
  • POS register experience
  • Open/Close responsibilities
  • Inventory management
  • Hospitality Management training, degree or currently enrolled in classes
  • 1 yr. leadership experience
  • 1 yr. cash handling experience

 

Job Description: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Assists Manager
  • Meet and greet guests
  • Opening/closing register and shop
  • Set-up and cleaning of shop, including dish washing
  • Sampling, selling, and scooping ice cream, fresh homemade fudge and other food and drink items
  • Assisting with inventory

Flexible schedule: Belle Meade Plantation is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, with extended summer hours 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (including weekends)

 

Please send resumes to [email protected]

Seasonal/Part-time Sales Associate

 

Belle Meade Plantation is a beautiful historic site with rich history in horses and hospitality. The Coop N’ Scoop offers our guests delicious ice cream, fresh homemade fudge and other treats. We are looking for a friendly, hardworking, customer-oriented sales associate to be a part of our team. The individual in this role will be responsible for welcoming and engaging guests, selling ice cream and fudge, with the goal of creating a memorable experience.

 

Seasonal positions are perfect for individuals seeking summer work (teachers or students). Part time positions offer availability to work a couple of days a week year round.

 

We offer a flexible schedule and may include weekends!

 

Required:

  • Cash handling and register experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Greet and engage guests
  • Create and maintain relationships
  • Take pride and ownership in work
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player that works well with others

 

Preferred:

  • POS register experience
  • 1 yr. leadership experience
  • 1 yr. cash handling experience

 

Job Description: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Assists Manager
  • Meet and greet guests
  • Set-up and cleaning of shop, including dishwashing
  • Sampling, selling, and scooping ice cream, fresh homemade fudge and other food and drink items
  • Flexible schedule: Belle Meade Plantation is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, with extended summer hours 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (including weekends)

Please send resumes to [email protected]

Part-time Fudge Maker

 

Belle Meade Plantation is a beautiful historic site with rich history in horses and hospitality. The Coop N’ Scoop offers our guests delicious ice cream, fresh homemade fudge and other treats.

 

We are looking for a friendly, hardworking, team member who loves to cook! The individual in this role will be responsible for learning how to make fudge, which provides our guests with a delicious option and helps them have a memorable experience while they are with us.

 

We offer a flexible schedule!

 

Required:

  • Experience in cooking
  • Desire to learn
  • Able to follow directions/recipes
  • Creative thinker
  • Detail Oriented and loves beautiful presentation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-starter, takes initiative

Preferred:

  • Experience with candy/fudge making
  • Customer Service experience
  • Currently enrolled or has a culinary degree

Job Description:

  • Work closely with supervisor and manager
  • Inventory of fudge flavors
  • Work with supervisor to plan fudge flavors production
  • Inventory supplies and communicate need for additional ingredients
  • Kitchen set-up/clean-up

Part-time schedule, (additional hours available during peak seasons)

Please send resumes to [email protected]

Gift Shop Retail Associate (Full Time):

Description: Museum shop retail assistant/associate responsibilities include sales, merchandising, checking in stock and pricing, cleaning and other duties assigned by manager or assistant manager. Must be able to stand for 8 hours and be able to lift up to 35 pounds. Must be able to work weekends.
Qualifications: 
  • Retail and merchandising experience would be a plus but not necessary
  • Candidate should be energetic, have the ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure and work well with as an individual as well as on a team.
  • Maintain a professional appearance.
  • Must be committed to providing responsive amd conscientious customer service skills.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Must enjoy working with the public.
Please send your resumes to [email protected]

 

Guest Services Hospitality and Sales Associate

As one of the most popular and interesting tourist destinations in Nashville, Belle Meade Plantation seeks a friendly, outgoing and sales-savvy professional to join our team. Our offerings include not only historic house tours, but other unique experiences such as the popular Food & Wine Pairing with a Master Sommelier and the Bourbon Escape featuring our Belle Meade Bourbon and its fascinating history.

Aside from warmly welcoming each guest, this customer-facing position checks in those who have previously purchased tickets online as well as give verbal and visual instructions on how to get to various destinations on property. Being fully aware of all our daily offerings and activities allows Guest Services Associates to offer unequaled touring options which can enhance the guest’s overall experience at Belle Meade Plantation.

 

Job Function:

  • To ensure excellent service standards and maintain high customer satisfaction.
  • Be able to interact with guests confidently and continually
  • Greet customers warmly and share our touring options
  • Identify and assess customer’s needs to achieve satisfaction
  • Resolve product or service problems by clarifying the customer’s complaint, determining the cause of the problem, and offering a potential solution.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related tasks
  • Create, change, or cancel bookings
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Ability to follow dress code

 

Skill Set:

  • Proficiency at verbal and written communication
  • Strong Computer/Tablet skills
  • Comfortable speaking with individuals or groups
  • Ability to learn and utilize our ticketing applications
  • Desire to learn the history and heritage of Belle Meade Plantation
  • Flexibility and patience for the demands of a fast-paced environment
  • Able to easily upsell experiences in order to achieve daily sales goals
  • Team player who is ready to help and assist in furthering our commitment to excellent customer service
  • Able to stand for long periods of time and walk guests to destinations when called upon
  • Starting date February 15th – March 1st

 

To apply contact [email protected] cc.[email protected]

Please check back periodically for current opportunities.