200 HYDER HILL RD
P.O. BOX 160
PINEY FLATS, TN 37686
1-888-538-1791 (toll free)
Seniors (55+) $7.00
Children (Ages 5-17) $5.00
AAA and AARP discounts available.
Special Events and Programs
may have different prices.
(March 1 - December 16)
Tue. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last tour starts by 4 p.m.
Other days/times available
through group reservation
Passing through the door of Rocky Mount, you step back in time to the year 1791... George Washington is President of the United States and has appointed William Blount as Governor of the Southwest Territory. Governor Blount has taken up residence at William Cobb's log home of Rocky Mount to conduct the business affairs of the new territory. When William Cobb arrived with his family in the western frontier of North Carolina in 1769, he did not realize that his new home would play such an important role in shaping the future of our country… Learn More...
Rocky Mount is closed for the winter season. We will re-open the first Tuesday in March 2017.
Wooly Day: Saturday, April 8th
Job Announcement for Executive Director, Rocky Mount Historical Association
Rocky Mount Museum and Historical Association, a private nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and located in Piney Flats, Tennessee, invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The 37–acre historic site and museum , known publicly as Rocky Mount State Historic Site, are operated by the Rocky Mount Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit chartered in the State of Tennessee, under a contractual agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The Executive Director works for the Association while maintaining a professional liaison with the Tennessee Historical Commission located in Nashville. The Executive Director will be required to file financial reports periodically with the Commission and occasionally will be required to attend scheduled meetings of the Commission.
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful professional leadership and management of the Rocky Mount Historical Association under the governance of a 20 member Board of Trustees. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and has overall supervision of the Association’s operating budget, personnel and operations. The Executive Director supervises a full-time Education Director, a .75 FTE Executive Assistant, 15 part-time employees, and many dedicated volunteers.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
The optimum candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in History and or Museum Studies, Administration/Management, or related professional field with five years of management experience especially regarding collection care, finances, fundraising and grant application and administration [project management]. A demonstrated knowledge of rural history is helpful in administrating the ‘first-person’ interpretation of the original territorial capital of the Territory South of the Ohio River (1790–92) precursor to the establishment of the State of Tennessee. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PastPerfect and QuickBooks, or similar programs is essential. The successful candidate should possess strong written and oral communication skills, be a highly organized and motivated team player with proven ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects and deadlines while exhibiting diplomacy and the ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
The position of Executive Director is an exempt position as classified by The Fair Labor Standards Act. The candidate may work any shift, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Employer’s Reserved Rights:
This job description does not list all duties of this professional position. The successful candidate may be asked by members of the governing authority to perform other necessary duties. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either the chosen candidate or the employer may terminate employment, for reason, at any time.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume via regular mail to the Rocky Mount Historical Association, PO Box 160, Piney Flats, Tennessee, 37686-0160; or, via E-mail to email@example.com with Executive Director Search in subject line.
The Rocky Mount Historical Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
General questions may be directed to Mr. Walrath at the above email address.
For additional information about Rocky Mount, please visit www.rockymountmuseum.com.
Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2017. All applications will be treated as confidential. After a thorough review, the Association will determine a final list of candidates. The Association anticipates hiring the successful candidate by June 1, 2017.
Salary will be set commensurate with experience and qualifications.