Employment Opportunities

By working at the National Civil Rights Museum, you can support the museum’s mission to share the inspiring lessons that have come from the American Civil Rights Movement.

Senior Development Officer

The Senior Development Officer will manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, foundation and government donors. In addition, the Senior Development Officer will work to create and sustain new donor relationships in Tennessee and beyond, with the goal of sustaining the NCRM’s present and future. The Senior Development Officer will continually look to build new donor partnerships and deepen existing relationships, keeping in mind the need to diversify and expand the Museum’s funding base. This position will also participate in multi-year campaigns (capital, endowment), working with the Chief Development Officer. In general, all Development Team members work together to achieve institutional and departmental goals.


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Apply by August 28, 2020.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


The Collections Manager and Registrar is responsible for the overall care of the collection of the National Civil Rights Museum by developing and implementing policies and procedures that ensure the proper documentation, indemnification, protection, movement, and   installation of works of art, objects, artifacts, and material culture. The Collections Manager/Registrar also makes the collection accessible to the museum’s internal and external audiences while ensuring the museum maintains a high level of accuracy and operates at the highest professional and ethical standards as established by the American Alliance of Museums. Serving as the primary contact for public and media inquiries regarding the collection, the Collections Manager also continually researches the collection and possible acquisitions. The position reports to the Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education.

As the museum ventures into its next phase, the Collections Manager/Registrar will serve as the lead for the organization’s ventures into digitizing its collections and digital collecting.


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Apply by September 14, 2020.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


The National Civil Rights provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.