Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Development & Events Supervisor

The Gentle Barn (Tennessee)
9295 Christiana Fosterville Rd.
Christiana, TN 37037


Classification: FULL-TIME / NON-EXEMPT
Reports To: CO-FOUNDER

GENERAL SUMMARY: This position will work closely with the founders to manage staff, oversee all office and event functions, supervise volunteers, work together with our PR and marketing agencies on publicity/events and VIP opportunities, as well as other duties as assigned. The Supervisor will organize and coordinate office administration and procedures, in order to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency and safety.

The Development & Events Supervisor is responsible for cultivating relationships with donors, corporations, visitors, and celebrities. This position will be responsible for developing intra-office communication protocols, streamlining administrative procedures, inventory control, office staff supervision, and task delegation. The Development & Events Supervisor must be a very responsible, highly organized, and strong individual, but must also be caring and sensitive to others needs. While not the supervisor’s primary focus, you must be comfortable around domestic farm animals, and have an affinity for the mission of The Gentle Barn.

Excellent written, organizational, and verbal communication skills are a must. Be comfortable and witty in front of a camera for interviews. The Development & Events Supervisor must also be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks, able to work independently, and as part of a team with little supervision. Must be able to handle the challenges of supporting a team of diverse people, must be an energetic professional who doesn't mind wearing multiple hats.

Principle duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate schedules, appointments, meetings, and bookings for all of Gentle Barn Events
  • Provide welcoming support to our VIP guests by being accommodating to their needs, which includes organizing meals, guiding them on tours of the facility, and answering any questions they have while they enjoy their stay at The Gentle Barn
  • Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data
  • Organize orientation and training of new staff members
  • Coordinate office staff activities to ensure maximum efficiency


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a management role, with demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Must be willing to work weekends and some holidays
  • Strong belief that all animals should be treated with compassion and respect
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Dropbox, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    and email programs
  • Strong social media experience
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Knowledge of human resources, accounting, and management practices and

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Gentle Barn management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Interested Parties that meet the requirements above may email their resume to: jobs@gentlebarn.org