Duke Performances Arts Administration Internship: 2017/2018 Academic Year

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (All day)

Duke Performances

Arts Administration Internship: 2017/2018 Academic Year


Duke Performances is seeking ambitious, highly-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individuals at the undergraduate or graduate level with an interest in arts administration to assist the Duke Performances staff for an internship during the 2017/2018 academic year (early September through late April). Internships are paid and provide a unique opportunity to learn about and be directly involved in all facets of arts administration from a leading university-based arts presenting organization, including programming, production, marketing, publicity, audience development, campus and community engagement, and development/fundraising.



•    Interface with the Executive and Associate directors and the Duke Performances staff

•    Help produce Duke Performances’ season

•    Assist in crafting and executing marketing and publicity plans for presentations, including outreach to targeted audiences

•    Provide administrative support for a wide range of Duke Performances projects



•    Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills

•    Well developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

•    Knowledge of and interest in non-profit arts administration, music, theater, and/or dance



•    Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Duke (priority) or elsewhere

•    Work and internship experience in the arts, education, and non-profits desirable


Application Deadline

Academic Year (6 hrs/wk, early September to early May): Rolling


Please send cover letter and resume to Eric Oberstein, Associate Director of Duke Performances: eric.oberstein@duke.edu




Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenting organization at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is committed to presenting willfully eclectic, forward-thinking performing arts of the highest quality. Through superb performances, outstanding visiting artist residencies, and the development and commissioning of exciting new work, Duke Performances is forging a culture that vigorously supports performance and encourages meaningful engagement with the Duke campus and Durham community. Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of 70-80 world-class performances, making extensive use of a network of Duke and Durham venues, and presenting artists spanning classical, new music, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater, and dance.



Eric Oberstein