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The TN Performing Arts Center


The TN Performing Arts Center


Job Summary

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) values staff diversity and actively encourages people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, perspectives, skills, and stories to apply in order to advance our nonprofit mission and enrich our organizational culture. All staff will work with others throughout the organization to implement and exemplify policies as part of TPAC’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, access, and equity. TPAC is a nonprofit performing arts organization and cultural anchor providing enriching arts experiences for all ages, empowering lifelong arts education programs, artistic expression reflective of our community, arts connections that support the local economy, and sustainable support for professional resident companies and local artists



The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Culture at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center is excited to announce and launch, “Coming to the Stage,” TPAC’s paid internship program. Coming to the Stage seeks to engage local diverse and dynamic students with an opportunity to experience, learn, and immerse themselves in performing arts center management through an internship experience.

TPAC is seeking dynamic and diverse Individuals who are looking for a unique experience, who are interested and eager to learn what it means to have in a career at a performing arts center. All majors are encouraged to apply. However, applicants should have knowledge and experience applicable to the area in which they are seeking an internship.

Internships can range from 8-16 weeks with interns working 10 to 20 hours per week.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities will be largely determined by the department for which the candidate is interning. However, the experience will follow a cohort model, and interns will have learning experiences and workshops with the Director of Learning and Development. Interns will be provided workshops on various topics which include, but  are not limited to: workplace etiquette; diversity, inclusion, access & equity in the workplace; professional best practices; and general professional development.



Individuals who are interested and eager to learn what it means to have in a career at a performing arts center.

Individuals that are a part of underrepresented identities within performing arts administration and  staffing.

All majors are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have applicable knowledge and experience in the area they are seeking an internship.

Candidates should be rising juniors, rising seniors, or graduate students.

Candidates should be in good standing (academic and conduct) with their institution.


Software and Services Used:

Microsoft Teams

Outlook – Email & Calendar

Tessitura (dependent upon position)


Microsoft Office Suite

Adobe Acrobat

Frequent Functions:

TBD, based on the department in which the candidate is interning

TPAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of the employment process will be merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship or other protected characteristic.

Additional Information


Paid internship

How to Apply

Please visit our website and apply online:

Careers at TPAC



  • Date Posted: June 6, 2022
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Salary Range: 15.00
  • Working Hours: 10-20 hours per week