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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 preform 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]

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