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

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 arts initiatives 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.

Perks and Requirements

All CASTs will serve on an informal student steering committee for the Ruby and the Duke Arts initiative. In addition to the roles below, CASTs may be called on to support special arts center programs, or participate in other opportunities to build awareness about the arts at Duke.

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.

For questions about the CASTs program, please contact Bill Fick.

Open Positions

Website and Public Art Assistant, Mural Durham

Fall 2019 (with possibility to renew for Spring 2020)
Working in coordination with Duke Arts and the City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Arts Program, this position provides writing, research, and web support for Mural Durham. Mural Durham is a local partnership that documents and promotes public art through its digital archive, bike tours, events, and more. Upcoming projects for Fall 2019 include: updating the online archive with new public artwork; assisting with the design and online publishing of resources such as a public artist directory and mural commission tip sheets; and researching best practices for maintenance and community-based artist practices. Experience and/or interest in public policy, the arts, community development, and website maintenance (Squarespace) is required. Availability to join the monthly Public Art Committee meetings (third Wednesday of the month, 8:30 am, at the General Services Department located at 2011 Fay Street) is preferred. Please review the Mural Durham website and Instagram before applying!

Creative Arts Student Team 2019–2020

Learn more about CAST member roles.

Omolola Sansui (CAST Captain)
Sarah Yu (Social Media Ambassador)
Casey Pettiford (Social Media Ambassador)
Tenley Shai Seidel (DEMAN)
Anne Kornack (DEMAN)
Kennedy Ware (Content Creator)
Sharon Kinsella (Ruby Ambassador)
Joyce Huang (Content Creator)
Tyler Edwards (STEAM)

Tune into events & opportunities!

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