Operations Internship - Summer 2020

  • 1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

Our Mission: The Nashville Symphony inspires, entertains, and educates through excellence in musical performance.

Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and President and CEO Alan D. Valentine, the Nashville Symphony has established an international profile with its innovative programming and steadily expanding discography. Founded in 1946, the 83-member orchestra is today the largest performing arts nonprofit in the state of Tennessee. With 140 performances annually, the Symphony’s concert schedule encompasses a diverse mix of classical, pops, jazz and family programs, along with extensive community outreach efforts.

Job Description

The Operations Intern will provide support for day-to-day activities of the Operations department of the Nashville Symphony, which is responsible for concert & event production and orchestra management. The intern will gain hands-on experience with the production of a wide variety of concerts in May-July 2020, in addition to preparing for the 2020-2021 concert season, and learn about other operations activities such as, updating instrument and equipment inventory, and managing a department budget.  Prior experience working with an orchestra is a plus.


All interns must be students at accredited colleges and universities.

  • The internship must be a part of the student’s curriculum OR the internship must provide earned hours that are directly applied to the student’s degree.
  • Interns must work a minimum of 135 hours per semester.
  • Interns must be available to work some evenings and select weekends during the season.
  • Interns must be high-energy, detail-oriented, team players.
  • Internships do not provide compensation.
  • Internships do not guarantee full-time positions with the Symphony upon completion.

Additional Information


The Nashville Symphony maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment within the Nashville Symphony will be influenced in any manner by race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability or any other basis prohibited by law. If an employee feels that he/she has been discriminated against for any reason, the employee is to immediately report this information to the Vice President of Human Resources.



The Nashville Symphony is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which maintains that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. If you have questions concerning the Nashville Symphony’s compliance with Title VI, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources and our Local Title VI Coordinator, Ashley Skinner.

This company is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 39-17-1801-1810. In accordance with that law and company policy, smoking is prohibited in enclosed areas of company property.