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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.

Creative Arts Student Teams

Help us grow a culture for art at Duke and gain professional experience and behind-the-scenes access to the Rubenstein Arts Center!

This work opportunity serves the Ruby and the Duke Arts initiative across campus in way that empowers individual CASTs to “own” their projects, provides meaningful professional development opportunities in arts administration, and fosters a sense of community among the CAST class.

While exact plans for the Fall 2020 semester are still being developed, we know we want to hire a CAST cohort to support the arts at Duke and will accommodate both virtual and in-person options.

Perks and Requirements

The strength of the CAST program rests on how involved each CAST will be in helping to strengthen the arts community at Duke, whether it be through projects developed individually or through collaborating with their team members. To support the overall CAST cohort each team member is required to: (1) communicate on Slack, a team messaging platform, (2) lead at least two tours each semester through the Ruby, (3) attend a monthly CAST meeting at the beginning of each month, and (4) send a message by noon on Fridays with a quick update on project progress on Slack. All CASTs will serve on an informal student steering committee for the Ruby and the Duke Arts initiative. CASTs will also occasionally invited to help support Duke Arts events.

Commitment, Pay and Compensation

CAST members commit between 20 and 30 hours a semester, and schedules will vary between positions. In exchange for a semester-long commitment, CAST members are hired by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts) and paid hourly ($10.00/hour). Commitment to both fall and spring semesters is preferred, if possible. Participation in CASTs may meet the internship requirements for the Museum Theory and Practice Concentration in AAHVS as well as Experiential Learning requirements in the I&E Certificate.


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