FLSA Classification: Internship, Unpaid
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Department of Museum Services
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has an opening for an unpaid internship on the Registrars team of the Museum Services Division.
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: In direct support of the mission statement of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Museum Services mission is to preserve and protect its collections; using best practices available, while incorporating emerging technologies to provide access to these collections. Within the Museum Services Division are teams of exhibit managers, curators, and registrars. The Collections Intern will work most closely with the team of registrars who focus on collections processing, research, storage, and care.
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. Internships are designed for a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks with consideration given to individual university requirements. Additional adjustments to the 16-hour/12-week schedule can be made 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 Collections Intern will assist with organizing, photographing, and cataloging artifacts in the museum’s collection, including, but not limited to, awards, clothing and accessories, document collections, and memorabilia. The goal of this internship is to learn the necessary skills to provide exceptional care to museum collections.
Prior to the start of this internship, registrar staff will meet with the Collections Intern to assess goals and further focus internship duties to include skills most applicable to the intern’s educational objectives, as well as most beneficial to collection needs.
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