Wed, Sep 26

DPAC Starts Performing Arts Ambassador Program

DPAC is proud to announce a new program to help students kick start a career in the arts with Performing Arts Ambassadors. Seeking high school students passionate about the arts from across Durham County to become envoys for the performing arts, this program will expose students to the diversity of what is offered at DPAC and get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. DPAC understands that young people are the future, therefore will play a key role in keeping the arts thriving in our community.

For more information and to apply:

  • Online here
  • E-mail Megan Rindoks, Community Outreach Manager with questions at [email protected]
  • Applications must be completed by October 26, 2018.

“The youth of today are our future for tomorrow,” notes Megan Rindoks, Community Outreach Manager at DPAC. “We want students to know that there are an abundance of possibilities for working in performing arts – what you see on stage has an infinite amount of work behind the grand curtain. Exposing students early to a career in what they’re passionate about can help pinpoint a career and lead them on a lifetime of supporting the arts.”

As the face of DPAC, participants of this program will volunteer at events and work as social media ambassadors. They will attend events throughout the year and document their experiences online with blog posts and social media updates.

Program Requirements:
-Must be a high school student in Durham County as of August 2018
-Must have and maintain a B average or higher.
-Must have access to a computer and at least one social media account (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.)
-Must be willing and able to write and/or film occasional reviews.
-Must complete 10 volunteer hours throughout the school year.
-Must respond to any program-related emails within a designated time frame (usually 24 hours).
-Must be able to attend occasional meetings (dates TBA) and evening performances at DPAC.

Ambassadors may even participate in master classes and workshops with professional tours, or get the chance to go behind the scenes. Each of these unique experiences will help them learn about the importance of supporting the arts and prepare them for playing a big role in the professional world.