Position Title: Development Intern (Internship, Unpaid)
FLSA Classification: Internship, Unpaid
an opening for an unpaid internship in the
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 while providing diverse learning opportunities. The core exhibit follows the story of country music from its folk beginnings through its emergence as a commercial art form. Rotating exhibits examine a broad range of topics, from country classics to ultra-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 Development Depatment oversees all philanthropy on behalf of the Museum, which includes museum membership; annual, major, and planned giving; special events, which range from exhibition opening receptions to All for the Hall fundraisers hosted by Keith Urban, Vince Gill, and Emmylou Harris; as well as foundation, corporate and government giving programs. We also steward relationships with Country Music Hall of Fame members; the broader music community; elected officials; local, state, and national arts organizations; and museum donors. We are constant advocates for the arts on local and national levels, and we publish strategic communications on the Museum’s behalf, such as the annual report. Our goal is to provide excellent stewardship to all who make gifts of time, talent and treasure to the mission in support of our mission-focused work.
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 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.
Specific Internship Duties:
Assist in the execution of internal museum events such as exhibit openings, donor events, and major fundraisers
Support museum membership program such as benefit fulfilment, retention, and renewal assistance
Research and evaluate major gifts and grants
Special projects including donor stewardship and VIP tours
Data entry and upkeep in Tessitura relationship database
Administrative tasks as assigned
Essential Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and abilities needed for success in the position):
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