Fall 2022 Internship: Public Programs Intern
Nashville, TN External Affairs
Job Type

Public Programs Intern (Unpaid) 

Field Forward stipends are available. To learn more, including application deadlines, please visit: CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Internships.  

Company Overview: Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum documents and interprets the history of country music—a musical genre and culture central to the identity of the city, the state, and the nation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum proudly combines subject expertise, ambitious research, and preservation of an unparalleled collection with expressions of creativity in music, art, and history. The Museum collects artifacts that illustrate the evolving history and traditions of country music and provides diverse learning opportunities through educational programs, publications, and exhibitions. The core exhibit follows the story of country music from its folk beginnings through its evolution as a commercial art form. Rotating exhibits examine a broad range of topics, from country classics to contemporary and emerging artists in American Currents. The Museum owns Hatch Show Print, a letterpress print shop opened in 1879, and it operates Historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis Presley and many others recorded.

Departmental Overview: Charged with the mission of educating varied audiences about country music, the Education and Community Engagement Department develops programs and resources that illuminate the stories, themes, and music explored in the Museum’s galleries. Serving nearly 100,000 people per year through 1,100 programs, the Education and Community Engagement Department supports students of all ages, from school groups and families who engage in hands-on learning activities to general Museum guests who experience performance presentations during their visit. A creative and curious team, staff is composed of traditional and nontraditional educators, including classroom teachers, visual artists, historians, museum educators, and professional musicians. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum educators share a passion for country music, popular culture, and lifelong learning and regularly collaborate to develop and implement dynamic educational offerings commensurate with one of the most-visited history museums in America.

Internship Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum offers unpaid internships that advance the educational goals of the student as well as the Museum’s mission. Field Forward stipends are available. To learn more, including application deadlines, please visit: CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Internships

Internships are designed for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks with consideration given to individual university requirements. Additional adjustments to the 12-week, 20-hour schedule will be at the discretion of the internship supervisor. Educational programs which operate on a quarterly basis will be accommodated. Motivated students who are seeking hands-on experiences in a team-oriented environment will find excellent opportunities at the Museum.

Housed within the Education and Community Engagement Department, Public Programs is responsible for educating varied audiences about country music through events that target adult audiences. Public Programs is responsible for educating varied audiences about country music through events that target adult audiences. 

The Public Programs intern will work alongside the Public Programs team to gain experience in planning and executing a range of programs, which may include live interviews and performances, concerts, film screenings, and educational offerings. Throughout the internship the intern will undertake and contribute to a combination of administrative duties and projects that require creative thinking. 

Specific Internship Duties Include:

  • Research exhibit themes for corresponding programs
  • Brainstorm program ideas
  • Maintain digital records
  • Conduct research for programs and other Education Department projects
  • Participate in department meetings
  • Assist with “day-of-show” program management and digital repurposing of program when needed
  • Write support materials for programs

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled, credit-seeking, and/or degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student

Preferred Requirements:

  • An interest in education, music, and event planning/booking
  • Knowledge of country music 

Conditions of Internship:

  • Must be able to work weekends 
  • Lift 25 lbs. or less

Notes to Applicant:

  • Please upload a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the varied attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique, and we believe that fostering a culture of inclusion is essential to institutional excellence. The Museum promotes an environment of respect, communication, and understanding, while actively seeking opportunities to learn about and establish practices that further facilitate equity. The Museum does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
  • We are a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all qualified candidates to apply for open positions. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its staff and visitors. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and employment verification, including federally mandated E-verify processes, as required for position.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received for internships, hiring managers may only contact you if they are interested in scheduling an interview. Please refrain from calling to inquire about your status in the search.
  • Visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Internships for details about the application process, including important deadlines.
  • Applications are only accepted online on our career page: CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Employment.