AmeriCorps Position for 2016

Program Coordinator & Administrative Assistant Position

Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, Inc.


2016 Position

Job Description:

The person selected for this approximate 36 hours per week one year AmeriCorps full-time position will be responsible for planning and administering educational programs such as school tours and helps coordinate annual site events.  Other duties include assisting with managing the day-to-day operations and visitor services at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee.  In addition, a two-bedroom apartment with utilities is available but would require an additional 8 hours per week over the required AmeriCorps hours if this option is utilized.


Examples of Work:

  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of the Summers Past History Program for 2016.
  • Assists with basic management duties relating to the overall operation and maintenance of a state historic site which includes visitor services, research, interpretation, and basic management tasks.
  • Conducts interpretive tours of the site; provides educational programs to school groups, helps with annual events, and contributes to revision and/or implementation of these activities.
  • Works with volunteers and helps to develop volunteer training
  • Performs other related work as assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 earned credit hours in a combination of any of the following: Parks and Recreation; Museum Studies; History; Art; Education; and Anthropology or comparable work experience.



  • Knowledge of interpretation at a historic site
  •  Strong writing skills
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience or internships at a historic site or museum preferred


To Apply:

Submit a resume and contact information for three names of references who know your qualifications to work at a historic site to:


Penny McLaughlin, Director

P.O. Box 225

Johnson City, TN  37605


Or e-mail your resume to: