NC Presenters Consortium
Arts Administration Internship Opportunity

NCPC seeks an ambitious, self-motivated student with a strong interest in arts administration for a professional internship opportunity. This is an unpaid position and carries a commitment of six months (can be extended if desired), and requires 10-15 virtual/remote hours per week. We welcome all applications, however, preference will be given to those students applying for college credit. 

About NCPC

North Carolina Presenters Consortium is a not-for-profit membership association comprising professional performing arts presenting organizations, agents, managers, performing artists, service organizations, and vendors from NC and beyond who share the mission of bringing artists and audiences together. NCPC is a member-based resource network, forged in a spirit of non-competitive cooperation and dedicated to enhancing the availability, quality, variety, and affordability of professional touring arts and entertainment attractions presented throughout the state.

Internship Logistics

  • Internship dates
    • June 5 - December 7, 2023  with the opportunity to extend through June 2024 if desired.
  • Reimbursement
    • This internship provides course credit in addition to providing reimbursement, hotel, and food expenses for any events attended during the internship. 
  • Internship application deadline: Open until filled
  • Internship Location: Remote with the exception of NCPC Events which are on-site
  • Anticipated Hours for Planning:
          • For Summer Semester estimated hours needed will be as follows:
              • May 8th to May 26th: about 5 hours per week
              • Weeks of May 30th-June 9th: 12 hours per week
              • Event Week of June 12th: 36 hours total for the week
              • June 20th-1st week of August: about 5 hours per week
          • For the Fall Semester estimated hours needed will be as follows:
              • September-October: about 5 hours per week
              • October 23-November 3rd: 10 hours per week
              • Event Week of November 5-8: 40 hours total for the week
              • November 13th-17th: about 5 hours per week
          • For Spring Semester estimated hours needed will be as follows:
              • January 8th-January 19th: about 5 hours per week
              • Week before Event: 10 hours per week
              • Event Week Last Week of January/First Week of February: 36 hours total for the week
              • February-April: about 5 hours per week

Intern Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Research and Project Management
    • Assist in developing rosters of potential member organizations throughout the state and in neighboring states through targeted research
    • Participate in other data collection, market research, and relationship-building as may be appropriate to the assignment
  • Marketing and Communication
    • Assist the marketing coordinator in the development of promotional materials for membership campaign
    • Marketing & Social Media:
    • Intern will gain knowledge and experience assisting with the coordination and promotion of the NCPC’s events, activities and services through traditional media and new media platforms
    • Primary focus on developing skills necessary for creation and distribution of marketing materials surrounding the NCPC’s events, planning and execution of events as well as crossover projects designed to enhance the visibility statewide as a vital performing arts resource. 
    • Digital design projects may include: promotional posters, banners, house signage, magazine advertisements, social content, etc.
    • Knowledge of Canva and Video editing is encouraged, but not required
    • Ability to attend required on-line meetings weekly with admin team
    • Ability to attend occasional in-person meetings in the Triangle area.
  • Event Logistics and Support
    • Help the NCPC Admin team with overseeing particular tasks throughout the event planning & work closely with staff to ensure the completion of a successful event
    • This may include (but is not limited to) meeting with vendors at the venue location to help with set-up
    • Developing, coordinating and/or distributing event materials to include signage, agendas, registration information, name badges, etc.
    • Running errands for supplies and decorations
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with vendors and venues
    • Assist with planning event details and aspects, including seating, dining and guests
    • Assist with managing events and addressing potential problems that may arise
    • Assist with planning for potential scenarios that could impact the integrity of the event
    • Maintaining a working knowledge of the complex needs of a wide variety of events
    • Attending NCPC conferences and events to oversee meeting prep and wrap-up and manage onsite activities to ensure plans are executed and outstanding service is provided, including assisting with booth set up/teardown and packaging/shipping of event materials.
    • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

NCPC Event Information

The NCPC Intern will need to be able to attend the events included below as part of their internship experience:

ANNUAL MEETING (June 11-14th, 2023) in Wilmington, NC

NCPC's Annual Meeting is held in mid-June each year, alternating between mountain and coastal locations; 2023's meeting will be hosted by Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. The three-day meeting focuses on professional development and networking, with a variety of sessions dedicated to guest speakers, workshops, forums, and round tables addressing a host of member-requested topics. In addition, it includes the annual business meeting, artist and agent pitches, and plenty of opportunities for less structured networking and socializing. The meeting is open to all member categories and provides the largest amount of Facetime for artists and agents to meet with presenters and cultivate valuable relationships.

ARTSMARKET (November 5-8th, 2023) in Durham, NC

ArtsMarket is a widely respected performing arts showcase conference that attracts upwards of 500 delegates from the southeastern United States and beyond. Usually held in Durham, NC, over three days, it features an average of three dozen live showcase performances at the Carolina Theatre and 130 exhibit booths at the Durham Convention Center, as well as an opening reception, new colleague and professional development sessions, and countless networking opportunities.

About Our Ideal Intern

This position will most likely work in many areas and with various NCPC staff and/or Board members. The work ethic at NCPC is to take on whatever tasks are needed. Our ideal intern candidate should have some proficiency in the following areas:

  • Social media postings and communications
  • Database management - creating and manipulating data in spreadsheets
  • Google Suite
  • Strong work ethic with an assertive self-starter approach and passion for the arts
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, ability to prioritize projects and be flexible in a dynamic business environment
  • Stellar communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Adaptable, collaborative team player who thrives in fast paced environments and loves a good process and who is not afraid to ask questions when they are unsure

Internship Eligibility

To be eligible to become an NCPC Intern:

  • Must be 18 years of age at the start of internship
  • Have been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; 
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Have access to a computer with reliable internet
  • Be a resident of North Carolina

How to Apply

If you are an interested and eligible candidate, please email your cover letter and resume to Cathy Gouge at or call 828-949-4099 Ext. 1 for more information. Note: While we thank everyone for applying, only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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