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Nashville Public Television
161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

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Director of Education & Engagement

Nashville Public Television (NPT), Nashville’s PBS station is seeking to hire a Director of Education & Engagement. This position is responsible for developing and executing NPT’s educational and community engagement initiatives. Serving as a thoughtful partner, ensuring the overall management, coordination and evaluation of the educational and community-based projects, this position will also pursue and implement funding for program-based projects. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Education & Engagement will supervise and support staff, freelance workers, internships, and volunteers necessary to execute the mission of Nashville Public Television. Our ideal team player is a dynamic leader not only in compliance but one that holds experience in building a positive and respectful culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and implement NPT’s educational initiatives, including teacher professional development, and training for other groups such as parents, childcare professionals, volunteers.
  • Supervise and implement NPT’s educational community engagement initiatives, generally dealing with informal adult and children’s educational programming and related community involvement.
  • Research, assess need for, develop and maintain PBS LearningMedia training programs for teachers and community.
  • Work with Tennessee Department of Education and TN PBS stations on statewide projects.
  • Work with Metro Schools and area school districts to implement trainings and develop a train-the trainer model
  • of services.
  • Secure funding through grants to support education and engagement initiatives.
  • Create and manage departmental budgets and monitor regularly.
  • Review, recommend and manage educational content and other ancillary educational materials to support NPT’s
  • local content, thus working in collaboration with other NPT teams for best outcomes.
  • Develop and manage curriculum for NPT locally produced and acquired content for inclusion on PBS
  • LearningMedia.
  • Supervise and conduct annual and probationary performance evaluations of direct subordinates.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred. Minimum five years’ experience in educational or classroom settings. Developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs experience desirable. Supervisory experience highly desirable. Media production experience a plus.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand for extended periods as needed. May require walking on uneven surfaces for periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist, or lifting as required, up to 50 pounds. Proper lifting techniques required. Occasional travel is necessary. Workspace varies from inside, to working outside for extended periods during the day. This position requires on site or in community presence daily.

In addition to comprehensive and ongoing training, NPT offers benefits, including health insurance, and dental and vision insurance.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: HR, Nashville Public Television (NPT), 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, or email to Position will be open until filled.

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website for more information at


TV Production Internship Opportunities

NPT provides unpaid internships for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in television production and equipment operation.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2023 semester is July 20, 2023.

Internships may be tailored to meet specific areas of interest. However, the basic focus of the program is behind-the-scenes production work, providing students with experience in both live and taped shows. The internship also includes non-broadcast related activities, such as studio set-up and maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Run prompter
  • ​Edit short segments for the web, and longer segments for broadcast
  • Grip and studio set-up work
  • Assist on field shoots
  • Research​
  • Other production related tasks as time permits

Motivated and committed individuals will benefit the most from this program. A positive attitude and a willingness to learn are essential.

Interns are required to receive college credit hours in exchange for internships.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must be available for at least two 5 hour blocks of time during normal business hours.

If you are interested in an internship in the NPT production department, please send an email with resume including course history of television production classes and particular area of interest to:

Or mail to:

Internship Coordinator
Nashville Public Television
161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203