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Become a CAST Member

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

The Office for the Vice Provost of the Arts (Duke Arts) is seeking an undergraduate student to support the growth of Duke Arts and the Rubenstein Arts Center through programming. As Programming Coordinator for the Creative Arts Student Team (CAST), you will collaborate with the Duke Arts staff to increase brand awareness with on- and off-campus audiences and help coordinate logistics for our programs and major initiatives including DukeCreate, DEMAN, and StudioDuke.

CAST members are paid $12.50/hour and are expected to work an average of 6 hours/week for the entirety of the Spring 2022 semester (early January through April). There will be a possibility of renewal for the 2022-23 school year. Members will begin operating remotely and report to the Arts Administration Fellow. Participation in the CAST program 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.

Open Positions for Spring 2022

Programming Coordinator

As the Programming Coordinator, you will provide a variety of programming support for Duke Arts’ signature initiatives, with a focus on supporting DEMAN (Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network), StudioDuke, and DukeCreate. You will help coordinate logistics, marketing, and content creation for events (in-person and virtual), resources, and opportunities.

This role is excellent for students looking to grow their experience in marketing, programming, and working across varying sides of large and small scale program development or are interested in various careers in creative industries.

General Tasks:

  • Design and execute programming and marketing strategies in support of DEMAN, StudioDuke and DukeCreate
  • Assist in student ambassador outreach and marketing of DEMAN and DukeCreate with student organizations
  • Assist in curricular and co-curricular outreach with DEMAN and DukeCreate partners throughout the year, including designing and sending targeted emails and surveys for feedback
  • Conduct interviews with alumni for the “Who is DEMAN” series on the DEMAN Lounge

Preferred skill sets and background:

  • Experience with arts organizations/student groups on- or off-campus
  • Experience with coordinating logistics for in-person and virtual arts events
  • Experience with video production
  • Some experience designing across multiple mediums including digital, print, video, animations, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nina Wilder (Arts Administration Fellow, Duke Arts) at by Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 11:59pm.

In your cover letter, please thoughtfully describe:

  • Relevant academic and professional experience
  • Your creative interests
  • The student groups/activities you will be involved in during the Spring 2022 semester
  • Your experience with Duke Arts programming
  • How the CAST program relates to your professional goals.

Additionally, when submitting your application, provide the name and contact information for one professional reference. This can include faculty/staff you have worked closely with in the past. Please request permission from this person to be listed as a reference before applying.


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