Historic Ramsey House(865) 546-0745


Posting date: February 1, 2019

POSITION: Executive Director

Historic Ramsey House (HRH), located near Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking an executive director. Built in 1797 for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey, HRH was once called the “finest home in Tennessee” and boasts architectural features uncommon on the East Tennessee frontier. Today, over 100 acres of original farmland are preserved, providing a unique backdrop to interpret the Ramseys, a family who greatly impacted the civic, educational, and cultural landscape of Knoxville and her Volunteer State.

The executive director reports to the president of the HRH Board of Directors and is responsible for all aspects of operations which include but are not limited to: management of the site, staff, and volunteers; historic interpretation and public programming; budget development and monitoring; membership and donor development; collections care and management; and marketing, publicity, and community relations.

Experience with non-profit management is preferred, as is a strong background in public history and familiarity with Tennessee history and/or living history. The successful applicant will also be creative, energetic, self-directed, an adept planner, and comfortable representing HRH in various public settings. Required proficiencies include Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, WordPress, and social media platforms.

Starting salary is $25,000 annually. 40 hours/week; exempt.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a recent writing sample to ramseyhousepresident@gmail.com.

Deadline for consideration is Friday, February 15, 2019. However, interviews will begin immediately upon receipt of a qualified applicant. No calls please.