Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The purposes of this paper are to report on my internship at the National World War II Museum and to analyze the structure and practices in the Entertainment Department through a 480 hour internship. The Museum, located in New Orleans, LA, is a rapidly expanding tourist spot that captures and displays the history of World War II and the surrounding era. Beginning in October of 2013, under the direction of Director of Entertainment Victoria Reed, the position of Entertainment Assistant was filled to fulfill these hours and delve into the world of entertainment through a non-profit corporation. The hours of the internship were completed in January of 2014, but employment continued until August of 2014. This report concentrates on the first 480 hours. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the organization and department will be considered and compared to best industry practices.


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