Employment - Memphis, TN | National Civil Rights Museum

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.

Brand Designer

In support of the museum’s branding, creative design, and content needs, the Brand Designer works closely with the Chief Marketing & External Affairs Officer to design, advertising, social and digital marketing campaigns, signage, editorial, and promotional content.  The Brand Designer will help in maintaining the integrity, positioning, and messaging of the museum brand among diverse audiences and across multiple campaigns.

To apply, submit a resume and Design portfolio or examples.

No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the President by managing her/his schedule for all meetings and travel, preparing meeting materials and briefs to support the President with the Board and various committees, and working on special projects that require research and/or outreach to celebrities, dignitaries, and others.

To apply, submit a resume and Design portfolio or examples.

No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Lead Guest Services Representative

The Lead Guest Services Representative is responsible for assisting the Guest Services Manager with supervising guest services staff and cash control. He/she assists the Guest Services Manager with the daily support of guest services and box office operation at the Museum, including scheduling, supervision, and daily operations. This position demonstrates the ability to independently ensure the optimal operation of the guest services and box office department in the absence of the manager (to include weekends when applicable.) He/she assists the Guest Services Manager in the subordinate staff training and disciplinary process.




Tour Guide

The Tour Guide is responsible for providing interpretive and educational content of the museum’s permanent and changing galleries to museum visitors, groups, and special guests  

To apply, submit a resume to education@civilrightsmuseum.org.



Interpretation/Education Specialist

The Interpretive/Education Specialist develops, evaluates, and delivers audience engagement/interpretation and educational experiences for audiences of all ages.  They supervise the museum’s frontline interpretive team (tour guides) by functioning as the lead tour guide and issuing daily assignments and other responsibilities. 

To apply, submit a resume to ntrent@civilrightsmuseum.org.



We currently have internships available in:

  • Administration
  • Community Engagement
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Marketing & Communication
  • I.C.E.(Interpretation, Collections & Education)
  • IT
  • Operations  

Along with the completed internship application, please submit the following: 

  • A written statement including any prior experience and what you hope to accomplish during your internship at the National Civil Rights Museum. Also, list any other skills relevant to the internship to which you are applying. 
  • A resume, including previous experience as well as skills (foreign languages, technology, etc.) and relevant extracurricular activities. 
  • A letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor. (Note: the letter of recommendation may be sent separately from the application and email is acceptable.) This application is not considered complete without the faculty letter of recommendation   

Fall 2022 applications will be available in early June. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Email this application form to the attention of:

Tiffany Ford, Internship Manager  
Email: tford@civilrightsmuseum.org 




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.

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