About Arts Administration:
Arts Administration (or Arts Management): the managing and direction of non-profit artistic organizations, such as choirs, symphonies, bands, theaters, museums, or public radio stations. Arts administrators can work in a variety of fields, such as artistic and production, public relations, community outreach, education, or development (fundraising).
A career in arts management combines the tools of business with the tools of community building to provide cultural experiences to a wide variety of audiences.
- Undergraduate and Graduate Students Part-Time Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters
- Available in all Departments
Every effort is made to custom design a program that fits both the needs of the intern and our organization. While they mainly work with one or two departments, interns working with Nashville Singers acquire valuable knowledge from all departments and leave with a real-world perspective of arts management.
- Interns will complete a mutually agreed upon work plan with their supervisor(s) and are asked to compile a work sample portfolio.
- All interns will complete weekly journal entries reflecting upon their internship, an evaluation of their program, and an exit survey.
- Interns will also meet with their supervisor(s) for no-pressure midterm and final reviews where they will discuss their likes/dislikes, challenges/successes, and overall experiences.
- On-the-job training
- Admission to Nashville Singers concerts and events
- Networking events
- Backstage venue tours
- College credit
- Job references
- Excellent working environment
Possible Areas of Focus:
All interns are assigned (based on intern preference and skills and organization needs) to one or more departments for the course of their internship. All interns are responsible for selling concert tickets and other general office tasks.
A sample of possible intern projects and study areas by department are:
| Artistic and Production:
- Chorus development
- Artist relations
- Library management
- Special events and trip planning
- Concert and backstage management
|| Education and Community Programs:
- Program planning and management
- Program evaluation
- Curriculum development
- Event preparation and management
- Strategic planning
- Community relations
- Artist recruitment and training
| Development (Fundraising):
- Grant research and writing
- Annual fund
- Special event planning
- Donor relations
- Program development
Marketing and Public Relations:
- Media relations
- Publications development, planning, and execution
- Website development
- Group sales
- Box office and audience services
For more information about internships with Nashville Singers, contact Executive Director, Todd Wilson at 615-852-SING (7464).