Duke Performances Announces Arts Administration Internship

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 summer (mid-May to mid-August) and academic year (early September to late April) internships. 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’ Music in the Gardens series (summer) and regular season (academic year)
•    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 Deadlines
Summer (10 hrs/wk, Mid-May to Mid-August): April 15
Academic Year (6 hrs/wk, Early September to Late April): May 1

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 60-70 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.