Position Title: Sponsorship Intern (Internship, Unpaid)
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Sponsorship Department
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has Sponsorship Department
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 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 Sponsorship Department is responsible for seeking and securing corporate sponsorships of varying sizes, leveraging a broad portfolio of properties among the Museum, Hatch Show Print, Historic RCA Studio B, and the CMA Theater. When dealing with a corporate relationship, Sponsorship most often conducts transactions with brand marketing professionals. The Sponsorship Department works to frequently identify and pursue new business opportunities while delivering optimal service to active clients. Sponsorship collaborates closely across all Country Music Foundation departments to stay on top of a highly dynamic product mix and to avoid conflicting cross-departmental objectives.
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 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 Sponsorship intern will report to the Sponsorship Manager and work within the greater marketing department. This position will support sponsorship sales and account management efforts. The intern will learn what role corporate sponsorship plays within a nonprofit arts institution that sits at the niche crossroads of culture and commerce. This internship presents great opportunities to shadow various roles within a museum.
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