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.


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.

Guest Services Representative

The Guest Services Representative ensures all assigned position areas within the Museum exhibit halls are covered. The position explains permanent and circulating exhibits to guests, and becomes an expert on the Museum and the Civil Rights era. The Guest Services Rep is responsible for greeting guests at the front door and Admissions and provides exceptional guest services, achieving organizational sales and service goals.


To apply, submit cover letter and resume to dhubbard-smith@civilrightsmuseum.org by June 18, 2021.


Retail Sales Associate

The Museum Store Sales Associate (SA) is the face of the store providing excellent customer service, while consistently contributing to the store’s sales goals and customer satisfaction. The SA stays up-to-date on store merchandise and helps to maintain the high standards of visual appearance of the store. The SA has a positive attitude, good work ethic, and works well on a team.


To apply, submit cover letter and resume to dnutt@civilrightsmuseum.org by June 18, 2021.



The Tour Guide is responsible for providing interpretive and educational content of the museum’s permanent galleries to museum visitors, groups, and special guests.  A tour guide interprets exhibitions in the changing galleries to museum visitors, groups, and special guests. They are subject matter expert on the Museum and the Civil Rights era.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to cmaddox@civilrightsmuseum.org by June 30, 2021.

Retail lead stock associate

The Retail Lead Stock Associate reports to the Retail Manager. He or she is responsible for managing merchandise control for the Lorraine and Legacy museum stores and is responsible for the flow of merchandise from a central point of delivery to the museum sales floor.  This position is responsible for receiving, unpacking, processing, organizing, storing, packaging and labeling merchandise. 


To apply, submit cover letter and resume to dnutt@civilrightsmuseum.org By June 30, 2021.


Senior Development Officer

Within the framework of the NCRM Strategic Goals, the Sr. Development Officer will work to create, build, and sustain diverse relationships with assigned constituencies in TN and beyond the State with the goal of sustaining the NCRM in the present and future. The position is expected to have an in-depth knowledge of NCRM, its strategic plan, programming, and operations. The position is expected to have in-depth knowledge of fundraising, the assigned donor constituencies and alignment with institutional priorities and opportunities with donor philanthropy goals. The Sr. 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, and the essential growth of the donor base (in terms of numbers and revenue generated). While concentrating on the position’s primary responsibilities, it is expected that the Development Team will work together to achieve Institutional and Departmental goals.


To apply, submit cover letter and resume to bsakauye@civilrightsmuseum.org by June 30, 2021.