Due to anticipated threats of Hurricane Ian, Middleton Place and the Restaurant will be closed Friday, September 30, and reopen Saturday, October 1 at noon. The Edmondston-Alston House will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 29, and reopen Saturday, October 1 at noon. The Inn at Middleton Place will be closed on Friday, September 30.

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Middleton Place’s mission of preservation and interpretation of History is made possible only with the help of dedicated employees and volunteers. Please check back often for opportunities to join the team throughout the year.

  • GARDEN MARKET MANAGER

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    • Collaborate with Nursery Manager to maintain a cohesive Garden Market and Nursery
    • Update and maintain financial records and reports, including sales reports, payroll reporting, invoicing, and consignment goods.
    • Analyze and interpret reports to make sound business decisions and ensure sales and profit goals are achieved
    • Direct and oversee the recruitment, selection, training, and development of staff to build and sustain a high-performing team
    • Effectively supervise the sales floor to ensure customer/associate awareness
    • Performance manage staff, including appraisals, disciplining, counseling, coaching, motivation, and mentoring.
    • Schedule and assign employees to meet operational requirements and maximize productivity
    • Maintain sufficient supplies (US foods, Coke products, food items, specialty foods, etc….) with attention to efficiency and cost containment.
    • Plan and implement changes in displays to keep GM updated and interesting, working with the Nursery Manager.
    • Build lasting relationships with vendors
    • promote collaboration between staff members to develop a productive work environment
    • Develop and implement processes to ensure follow-through and completion of tasks
    • Become fully familiar with Middleton Place property, programs and retail operations – visual merchandising as well as displays.
    • Ensure compliance with all labor laws and regulations

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • 40-hour work week
    • High school or equivalent
    • Customer service: 1 year
    • Retail supervisor experience 3-5 years
    • Ability to work in a friendly manner with coworkers and visitors
    • Ability to communicate clearly to visitors and coworkers
    • Ability to use computer and credit card machines
    • Knowledge of daily activities and history of Middleton Place
    • Basic understanding of Low Country gardening techniques.
    • Must be able to work weekends and holidays, not including Christmas Day.

    Weight Lifting (or other physical) Requirements:

    • Work in an open-air environment subject to cold, warm, and hot temperatures.
    • Lifting boxes of retail products and beverages
    • Stamina for working long hours in hot/humid conditions of summer and cold conditions

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, email Birgit Huggins at [email protected].

  • MUSEUM SHOP RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE

    Job description

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Job (listed in order of importance):

    1. Build a knowledge base of items sold to engage customers in conversation about products, artists, and plant materials.

    2. Interact with visitors in a friendly, helpful manner.

    3. Be fully competent in the operation of the point-of-sale systems and credit card machines.

    4. Perform opening and closing functions with accuracy to report daily sales, banks, and deposits.

    4. Restock inventory, keep displays clean and orderly and perform additional duties as requested.

    5. Weekend and holiday work required.

    6. Ability to perform all required daily tasks and procedures as outlined on the daily and weekly procedures checklist.

    7.. Assist other departments and with events, when needed.

     

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    1. Ability to work in a friendly manner with coworkers and visitors.

    2. Knowledge of daily activities and history of Middleton Place.

    3. Ability to communicate information clearly to visitors and coworkers.

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform Duties of the Job:

    1. High School Diploma.

    PHYSICAL Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    1. Stamina for working and standing long hours in hot/humid conditions of summer and cold conditions of winter.

    2. Ability to lift boxes up to 30 pounds.

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

    1. Valid Driver’s License.

    2. Eligible to work in the United States.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Pay: Up to $10.00 per hour

    Job Type: Part Time

    To apply, email Birgit Davies at [email protected].

  • MARKETING MANAGER

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    As the Marketing Manager, you will be part of a team leading the organization’s branding efforts and providing marketing and communications support to all departments in the organization.  This position provides a platform for a professional who can cover a broad range of marketing and design activities that support the mission of the Middleton Place Foundation, including print, digital, social media, and public relations.  This role requires strong organizational skills, critical thinking, attention to detail, troubleshooting, flexibility, creativity, knowledge, and experience in all digital and social media platforms, combined with a great attitude and motivation to learn.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Social Media Management of @middletonplace, @middletonplaceevents and @edmondstonalstonhouse accounts
      • Write copy ensuring all posts are written in the correct voice and are optimized for channel engagement
      • Work with Directors to secure appropriate internal approvals
      • Monitor social media accounts & proactively work to increase engagement
      • Create and manage social ad campaigns and promotions for multiple departments
      • Identify social media trends and insights and communicate them with the team
    • Graphic Design
      • Create internal materials such as flyers, posters, brochures, signage, maps, etc.
      • Create advertisements for print and digital use
    • Email Marketing
      • Design and manage email campaigns through Mailchimp
    • Update Middleton Place Mobile App
      • Add tours when needed
      • Update the event calendar within the app
      • Edit any verbiage changes inside the app
    • Manage and update monthly content calendars for multiple departments in the organization
    • Maintain weekly Staff Newsletter
    • Regularly suggest new ideas, particularly including social and digital advertising tactics
    • Assist other departments with marketing projects & opportunities
    • Assist in developing and implementing an annual public relations plan. Maintain media relations.
    • Ensure the integrity of the Middleton Place mission and brand is communicated across all communication platforms
    • Assist in recruiting and managing marketing interns

    SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB:

    • Attention to detail
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Lightroom, Adobe Acrobat)
    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
    • Knowledge of Mailchimp
    • Basic understanding of Word Press, website CMS, SEO, image resizing, Canva, etc.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks from start to finish with tight deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Understanding the nuances of different social media platforms and how they connect to a brand’s overall digital presence
    • Willingness to learn and take on new tasks

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design or equivalent
    • Self-motivated, result-oriented, solutions-oriented
    • Team-oriented and efficient problem solver

    WORKING HOURS:
    Monday – Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm. Some evenings and weekends will be required during special events.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary based on experience.

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to Beth Kerrigan, Director of Advancement. [email protected]

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, email Beth Kerrigan at [email protected].

  • MANAGER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORIC INTERPRETATION

    An integral team member of the Middleton Place Foundation, the Manager of African American Historic Interpretation’s main responsibilities will be overseeing and implementing programs on the historical interpretation of a Low Country rice plantation and assisting the Director of Preservation and Interpretation with revising and strengthening the historic site’s current exhibits, programs and tours to better express and represent inclusive American history.  The manager will also work site-wide developing best practices and conducting training sessions on the interpretation of the difficult topic of slavery.

    Position open immediately. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as one document to Jeff Neale at [email protected]

    Part-time. Monday – Friday, but may Require Some Weekend Hours From Time To Time 

    Job Type: Part Time

    To apply, .

  • RETAIL SALES REPRESENTATIVE – Garden Market & Nursery

    Job Description

    Work in the Garden Market and Nursery as a retail sales representative, greeting guests, assisting with retail purchases.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Build a knowledge base of items sold to engage customers in conversation about products, artists and plant materials.
    • Interact with visitors in a friendly, helpful manner.
    • Befully competent in the operation of the point-of-sale systems and credit care machines.
    • Perform opening and closing functions with accuracy to report daily sales, banks and deposits.
    • Restock inventory, keep displays clean and orderly and perform additional duties as requested.
    • Weekend and holiday work required.
    • Ability to perform all required daily tasks and procedures as outlined on daily and weekly procedures check list.
    • Assist other departments and with events, when needed.
    • Provide visual security and report any issues to manager and/or head of security.

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Ability to work in a friendly manner with coworkers and visitors.
    • Knowledge of daily activities and history of Middleton Place.
    • Ability to communicate information clearly to visitors and coworkers.

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform Duties of the Job:

    • High School Diploma.

     

    PHYSICAL Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Stamina for working and standing long hours in hot/humid conditions of summer and cold conditions of winter.
    • Ability of lift boxes up to 30 pounds.

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

    • Valid Driver’s License.

    How to Apply

    Please send cover letter and resume to the email address below.

    Job Type: Part Time

    To apply, email Birgit Huggins at [email protected].

  • GARDENER

    Join the horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark assisting with general garden maintenance, caring for annuals and perennials, watering, weeding and planting. This full time position with benefits requires a dependable individual with 2 years of experience in the horticulture field. Valid South Carolina driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Job (listed in order of importance):

    • Detailing and maintaining Gardens
    • Greenhouse and Nursery work

    MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Soil conditioning, organic fertilization and amendment
    • Weeding & mulching
    • Light pest and disease control
    • Managing watering and irrigation systems
    • Planting & transplanting (Seasonally)
    • Raking, spraying, fertilizing, watering and pruning
    • Mixing soil
    • Moving containers

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Reliable and motivated
    • Ability to come up with solutions and new ideas to contribute to Middleton Place
    • Detail oriented, highly organized and responsible
    • Ability to take direction well

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent

    Weight Lifting (or other physical) Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Lift up to 50 pounds routinely
    • Stand or bend for long periods of time

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

    • Valid Driver’s License

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, fax resume and cover letter to 843-766-4460 or email Sidney Frazier at [email protected].

  • MAINTENANCE WORKER

    Join the maintenance team at this historic landmark. Perform a variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks involving general maintenance, including: painting, electrical repairs, plumbing, roof repairs, and routine carpentry work.

    This entry level, full-time position requires a dependable individual with two years or more of working in the field. Must have valid SC driver’s license and reliable transportation. Good benefits.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Job (listed in order of importance):

    • Assist in routine building/system repairs including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting
    • Assist in road and drainage maintenance
    • Maintain and secure Maintenance Department equipment and workshops, sheds, and materials

    MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Assist as needed with property-wide events
    • Assist as needed with property-wide security

    Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Proficient knowledge of all building trades and equipment maintenance
    • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
    • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks

    Educational Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • Technical training in Building/Equipment Trades or equivalent work experience
    • High School Diploma

    Weight Lifting (or other physical) Requirements to Perform the Duties of the Job:

    • 50 pounds routinely
    • Ability to move all extremities, stand for 2 or more hours, bend and stoop without pain or impairment.

    Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

    • Valid S.C. Driver’s license.

    Job Type: Full Time

    To apply, email Sidney Frazier at [email protected].

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