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The Creative Futures Initiative is looking for two Graduate Assistants with a love of the arts. Graduate Assistants will be responsible for supporting Creative Futures, its stakeholders, and its projects. This includes helping to manage and document project progress, assisting in facilitating timely communication between stakeholders, working to maintain relationships within the community, and mentoring undergraduate liaisons. Specific duties will include:

  • Assisting in organizing itineraries for artist campus visits
  • Serving as logistical point person when artists are in Chapel Hill
  • Serving as a liaison between artists and their collaborators as they develop and execute project goals
  • Providing support for on-campus and public events
  • Supporting the Rothwell Mellon Program Director for Creative Futures in project management, which may include (but is not limited to) assessment, documenting artists’ activities and impact, and producing written content for grant reports
  • Interacting with Carolina Performing Arts staff in completion of project duties
  • Providing support to Creative Futures service-learning course and its instructor

Working as part of a team will be very important as a Creative Futures Initiative Graduate Assistant. As such, participation requirements will include:

  • Attending training
  • Providing regular e-mail updates regarding ongoing work with Creative Futures throughout the academic year
  • Performing regular check-ins with undergraduate liaisons
  • Participating in weekly one-on-one and Creative Futures team meetings
  • Performing other related responsibilities as assigned

Graduate Assistants will be paid $25,000 per year in monthly disbursements.



  • Interest in Arts Administration (one position)
  • Registered and enrolled in a Graduate degree
  • Sound leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy


  • Passion for creative arts
  • Interest or experience in digital storytelling, presentation, marketing, and/or community engagement


To apply

E-mail a resume, cover letter, and list of professional references to Christopher Massenburg (Rothwell Mellon Program Director for Creative Futures) at by October 9, 2019.

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