Work in the Arts at Duke
Learn more about professional opportunities with Duke Dance, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Duke Performances.
The Duke University Program in Dance seeks an outstanding professional with expertise in traditional and contemporary approaches to ballet technique and choreography, actively engaged in a combination of movement practice, creative process, and theoretical inquiry. We seek a candidate who embraces 21st-century approaches and interdisciplinary perspectives in ballet in contributing to the development of the undergraduate program as well as to the new MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis. We seek an individual with established relationships in the professional field – nationally and internationally – and who will continue the Program’s strong ties with the local community. Candidates with teaching / research experience that demonstrates work with a diverse student population will be valued. Learn more.
Nasher Museum of Art
Develop, organize and manage a wide variety of museum special events and outside rental events at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Learn more.
The Deputy Director for Operations at the Nasher Museum develops budgets and financial procedures, in keeping with the museum director’s vision and according to Duke University policies. This position directs and manages the operational functions of the Nasher Museum including finance, human resources, security, facilities and space planning. Learn more.
The Nasher Museum’s Lead Security Manager is directly responsible for the safety and security of the museum, including works of art, staff, volunteers and visitors. This position works directly with the building manager as well as with other museum colleagues and industry professionals on specific needs in relation to security operations.
This position directs and manages the staff and operations of the museum’s Security Department. The Lead Security Manager assists in coordinating and scheduling security for all exhibitions, day-to-day operations, and events in a manner which ensures the safety of the public and protection of works of art. This position coordinates with special events staff for programs and events. Learn more.
The Nasher Museum is hiring a Graduate Teaching Assistant to provide support for the Academic Initiatives department. The Teaching Assistant’s primary responsibility is organizing and leading tours for university classes visiting temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and study storage at the Nasher Museum. Applicants should be graduate students, currently enrolled at Duke, with experience teaching undergraduates. Museum experience or experience working with art objects is preferable. To apply, please email a CV, cover letter with your interest in the position, experience teaching, and/or working in museums, and the names of two references to Julia McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenting organization at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is seeking a dynamic and committed individual to serve in the newly created role of Artist Services & Engagement Coordinator.
Duke Performances is regarded nationally as a leading university presenter. The organization is dedicated to bringing world-class performing artists, who are diverse, essential, and forward-thinking, to perform at Duke and in Durham, to engage the Duke and Durham communities and beyond, and to partner with artists on the development and presentation of new performance. Drawing on the resources of a leading research university and an exciting and invigorated Durham community, Duke Performances serves as a space for reflection, a laboratory for creative and critical inquiry, and a place for socially engaged performance. Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of 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. Learn more.
Teach undergraduate piano and chamber music; perform and participate actively in the profession; engage in the activities and responsibilities of regular rank faculty in the Department of Music. The committee seeks an outstanding performer and versatile colleague who can further the artistic and intellectual goals of Duke’s Music Department. Depth and engagement in a particular area, for example contemporary or historical music performance, improvisation, imaginative pedagogy, or community engagement, will be an advantage. The Music Department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the department’s vision and advocate for the value of music in the 21st century. Learn more.