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Posted: 10/10/2019

Main Street McMinnville

The Main Street McMinnville organization is nearly 20 years old now and continues to pick up steam. Our bustling, historic downtown is the heart of it all with over 60 businesses and a full slate of events including our must-see free summer concert series. Our organization is on the move with a strategic plan focused on quality of life, economic development, phase II streetscape development and a ‘place making’ branding effort for downtown. We have an outstanding, active board who works closely with the Chamber of Commerce and supportive city and county governments. McMinnville boasts small town charm with urban amenities. Located between rapidly growing Nashville and Chattanooga, up on the laid-back Highland Rim, we are a regional hub for higher education, automotive manufacturing, ornamental horticulture, and outdoor recreation. Few places are as picturesque or comfortable as McMinnville with our mountains, lakes, rivers, parks, music scene, and family-friendly, creatively country community.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
McMinnville, TN
Open Until
Until Filled

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, long-term director to continue our organization's momentum. The Executive Director plans, executes, and documents the operation of Main Street McMinnville in alignment with the goals, objectives and standards established by the Board of Directors and in keeping with national Main Street Program guidelines.


The position represents MSM to business owners, city officials and staff, program partners, members, and other interested persons and serves as a critical advocate for downtown by disseminating relevant information and research on economic development and historic preservation. The role mobilizes this information in pursuit of the overarching vision of downtown McMinnville as a safe, culturally rich and architecturally preserved downtown which is vibrant and eye- appealing, family and community oriented, and commercially viable.


A successful candidate will have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited university or 4-year college in public administration, architecture, planning, historic preservation, economic development, marketing, tourism management or related field
  • A minimum of five years combination of experience in one or more of the following:
  • non-profit management, small business, community development, public relations, planning, fundraising, historic preservation, urban geography, historic architecture, or a related field.
  • Excellent project management, event management, and decision-making skills;
  • ability to delegate authority and to motivate and direct volunteers towards shared goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience with conflict resolution.
  • History of sound judgment in the use of resources, guidelines and stated policies
  • Excellent both verbal and written communication skills; experience with public speaking and social media management.
  • Proven record of leadership; entrepreneurial outlook; creative and resourceful
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, online tools for team communication such as Gmail, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
  • Must pass a pre-employment, post offer drug screen.
  • Must be able to maintain a valid Tennessee driver's license.


Other preferred qualifcations: 

  • Main Street experience.
  • QuickBooks experience.
  • Grant writing and grant administration experience.
  • Masters degree in public administration, architecture, planning, historic preservation, economic development, marketing, tourism management or related field
  • Experience with implementing a district or neighborhood master plan with a Main Street organization

How to apply
For the full job description and how to apply: https://www.mainstreetmcminnville.org/employment

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