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Work in the Arts at Duke!

Published By Duke Arts
Published on: August 5, 2019

Learn more about the many different opportunities to work in the arts at Duke this coming semester.

Rubenstein Arts Center exterior.

Assistant Director for Student Engagement—Arts & Media

As a member of the UCAE Student Engagement team, serve as the Assistant Director for Student Engagement-Arts & Media providing leadership and direction for the Arts Annex and the Student Media Collaborative, including overseeing and prioritizing the facilities’ needs. Supervise full time staff members in providing a holistic approach to the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic efforts and creating synergistic efforts between the Arts Annex and Student Media Collaborative. Advise multiple Duke University Union committees and duArts student leaders. Collaborate with Duke Arts and faculty partners to expand and implement the DukeCreate program initiatives. Partner with Manager of Technical and Media Services to provide student opportunities to participate in professional production including live network broadcasts. Negotiate and sign contracts complying with risk management policies and procedures with proficiency in understanding and enforcing Duke University policies and Federal Communications Commission’s guidelines and regulations. Click here to apply.

Duke University Box Office is Hiring

Undergraduate Staff:

Located on the 3rd level of the Bryan University Center, the Box Office handles ticketing and event management for performing arts on campus, and select off-campus events. The Information Desk provides assistance and information to visitors to Duke’s campus and the Durham area. All of our student staff work at both the Box Office and Information Desk; it is a great way to gain customer service experience in a fun, fast-paced environment while sharing your knowledge about Duke and Durham. Click here to learn more.

House Manager:

The House Manager is the liaison between the technical staff, the producers of the event, the box office and the audience. The House Manager is responsible for the front of house experience regarding crowd management and audience access to spaces. Because the House Manager deals directly with the audience members, the House Manager is the primary representative of the theaters and the University Box Office on the night of an event. The House Manager is first and foremost responsible for the safety of all patrons. Click here to learn more (#5334).

Staff Specialist:

The staff specialist is responsible for the operation and maintenance of key customer facing services for the Duke University Box Office and Campus Information Desks. They will identify, propose and implement streamlined solutions and creative ideas to provide stellar customer service to guests and campus partners. They also support the collection, organization and presentation of the office to maintain efficient operations of the Box Office at all times. The staff specialist will provide accurate and timely information and facilitate problem solving in an efficient and customer focused manner. Click here to learn more (#5238).

Senior Production Technician:

The senior production technician provides operation and technical support for lighting, audio, video, and other technical systems including rigging and stage carpentry for events and performances in campus theatre venues. Work includes but not limited to setup/strike, sound, lighting and video operation; carpentry and painting; rigging and fly rail operation. They will work with artists, producers, designers, faculty, and students to ensure the smooth and safe execution of events that typically are in theatre venues for one or more days. Click here to learn more (#2065).

Full Frame Documentary Festival Marketing Director

This position is for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. The marketing director is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and measuring the effectiveness of all marketing, outreach, communications, visibility, advertising, press, and public relations activities for the four-day festival and year-round events. The marketing department supports the efforts of the programming, production, and development departments and is responsible for the festival’s brand (design + execution) including all print and online media, signage, merchandise, multimedia content, and collateral. Click here to learn more.

Communications Specialist, Dance & Theater Studies

The Communication Specialist for Dance and Theater Studies is responsible for planning and producing a variety of marketing and communications content for two vibrant arts departments located in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. That work includes writing, editing, and designing content that works across print and digital mediums ranging from websites and social media to advertisements and electronic newsletters. The person in this role will execute on an established communications strategy in partnership with colleagues in Trinity College and also act as a liaison to Duke Arts and University Communication as needed. Some work outside of normal business hours will be required in order to support performances and other departmental events. Click here to learn more.

Apply to the Duke Arts Creative Arts Student Teams (CASTs)

Deadline: Aug 20, 2019

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. Click here to learn more and to apply.


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