Tryon Fine Arts Center receives grant for summer interns from PCCF

Published 10:56 am Monday, May 7, 2012

Accepting student applications until June 1
Thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF), Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) will offer a public relations/marketing position this summer for a student interested in learning new skills in promoting events and programs and helping with guest services.
This is an opportunity for a rising sophomore, junior or senior to work closely with Marianne Carruth, director of marketing and arts in education, and Beth Child, executive director, with preparing brochures, tickets, programs and press releases for the upcoming 2012-2013 performing arts season, as well as performing general administrative work.
Students must be enrolled in high school or involved in a home school program at the time of the application and be at least 15 years old. They must have permanent residence in the area served by the Polk County Community Foundation (Polk County and Landrum zip code 29356).
Past interns, provided through funds from PCCF, were able to learn the technical aspects of producing summer youth theater shows. Over the years these interns, armed with new lighting, sound and theater rigging skills, have helped both Tryon Fine Arts Center and Tryon Little Theater during the preparation and running of a variety of shows and theatrical productions.
Tryon Fine Arts Center will accept applications until June 1. Interviews will take place the week of June 4, with work starting June 11. Applications can be found on the website,, or at the box office desk. Business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call 828-859-8322 for more information.
– article submitted by Beth Child

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