Posting date: April 17, 2024

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. 

HRH is a chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. Additional information about HRH is available at

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: communication with the board and its committees; management of the site, staff, and volunteers; historic interpretation and public programming; special event planning and management; 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, deadline-oriented, and comfortable representing HRH in various public settings. Required proficiencies include Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, CMS editors, and social media platforms. 

A master’s degree in history, public history, or museum studies is preferred; however, the search committee will consider applicants with relevant experience. 

Starting salary range is $30,000-$35,000 annually. 40 hours/week; exempt. 


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a recent writing sample to

Interviews will begin immediately upon receipt of a qualified applicant. No calls please.


Historic Ramsey House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.