Fall 2022 Internship: Events Administration Intern
Nashville, TN Events
Job Type

Events Administration 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: The Events and Culinary Department is comprised of six sectors: Sales, Services, Entertainment, Catering, Banquets, and Administration. It plans and executes approximately 1,500 internal and external events per year. The Events and Culinary team offer unique, incomparable experiences designed to foster community and give an authentic connection to the story of country music, while also providing vital revenue for the Museum. 

Internship Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum offers 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.

The Events Administration intern will rotate throughout the Events and Culinary Department shadowing and learning the different aspects of each area: from entering and maintaining event information in CRM software, to planning and managing internal events. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, motivated individual who is always looking to learn and take initiative in completing tasks—a service-oriented person with a willingness to help others. They will be detail-oriented and possess a can-do attitude.

Specific Internship Duties Include:

  • Shadow at events before, during, and after Museum hours
  • Attend weekly Events Department meetings to learn the skills needed to communicate the execution of events to other Museum departments 
  • Shadow sales and service managers during client site visits to learn skills used in selling the Museum’s spaces and services
  • Assist with administrative and clerical duties, including data entry, preparation of contracts, billing, compiling weekly event reports, and other various projects

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Junior and senior level college students 
  • Events, hospitality, music business and management majors preferred 

Essential Competencies (Knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in the position):

  • Ability to multitask and problem solve
  • Upbeat, energetic, and flexible
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Conditions of Internship:

  • Some internship hours may be before or after the regular Museum hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT 
  • 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 further details about the application process, including important deadlines.
  • Applications are accepted online on our career page: CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Employment.