TFAC receives intern grant

Published 4:00 pm Friday, May 31, 2013

Through the generosity of the Polk County Community Foundation, Tryon Fine Arts Center will offer two positions for student interns this summer.

One will be in public relations and marketing for a student interested in learning new skills in promoting events and programs and one will be a technical intern for a student interested in learning the behind-the-scenes work of putting on a large production.  Funding will provide a rising sophomore, junior or senior opportunity for to work closely with Beth Child, executive director; Marianne Carruth, director of marketing and arts in education; and Jimm Brink, technical director.

Students must be enrolled in high school or involved in a home school program at the time of the application and be at least 16 years old. They must have permanent residence in the area served by the Polk County Community Foundation (Polk County and Landrum zip code 29356).

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Tryon Fine Arts Center will accept applications through June 14.

Interviews will take place the week of June 17, with work starting June 24. More information about this opportunity can be found online at, or the TFAC Facebook page.

You can also call the customer service desk at 828-859-8322. Business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10-4 and Saturday 10-1.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth