Fall 2022 Internship: Historic RCA Studio B Intern
Nashville, TN Museum Sales
Job Type

Historic RCA Studio B 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: Historic RCA Studio B—once home to musical titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, and the Everly Brothers—is one of the world’s most famous recording facilities. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum preserves and interprets Studio B as a legacy landmark in the rich history of popular music in Nashville and the U.S. The Museum makes Studio B accessible to the public through daily tours, educational programs, and events. 

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.

Studio B internships are designed for a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks with consideration given to individual university requirements. Adjustments to the 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 Studio B intern works with the Studio B audio team on recordings and helps manage historic assets and equipment. The Studio B intern will experience a vibrant educational environment focused on developing skills as an audio professional, as a caretaker of a historic space, and as a host to guests from around the world.

Specific Internship Duties Include:

  • Assist Studio B staff with daily operations, including managing flow of guests visiting the Studio on tours from the Museum
  • Assist Studio B staff with audio recordings (as scheduled) of school ensembles, including jazz bands, orchestras, concert bands, and choirs
  • Complete technical equipment maintenance under guidance of staff; work with equipment such as microphones, analog tape recorders, and outboard equipment 
  • Assist with general Studio upkeep and management

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled, credit-seeking, and/or degree-seeking undergraduate, community college/technical school student, graduate student

Preferred Requirements:

  • College courses in audio engineering or a related field such as music business or music history
  • A developing knowledge of audio engineering concepts 

Key Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Ability to multitask and problem solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive pressure
  • Desire to learn and expand field-related knowledge

Conditions of Internship:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and some holidays

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.