The Department of Theater and Dance offers many student employment opportunities.

Costume Shop 

Costume Shop assistants help with building costumes for our production season. Experience preferred. For more information, contact Carla Froeberg at

audience services 

These positions involve occasional work ushering, and box-office management. Night and weekend availability is required, generally on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information, contact Ryan O'Donnell (


Poster designers create posters department shows! Previous graphic design experience and the ability to work independently within set deadlines is preferred. The department also employs two publicity assistants, who create press releases and audience programs, manage our archival website, and create social media publicity for our season.  For more information, contact Ryan O'Donnell (

Theater TechnicianS & BACK-STAGE CREW

Student workers in the scene shop assist in all areas of production for the Department's academic season, including on back-stage crews for performance weeks. Tasks include set and prop construction, carpentry, welding, painting, hanging and focusing lighting fixtures, as well as preparation and maintenance of performance spaces. Lifting and carrying, as well as some degree of messiness should be expected. No experience is necessary; extensive training is provided. We will also train workers in the use of lighting and sound boards. Work study students are also hired to crew productions based on their individual interests and availability. Shifts available Monday through Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm. Generally two, 3 hour shifts per week, for a total of 6 hours per week. For more information, contact Jeff Bird at


From time to time, faculty in our department use teaching assistants to assist with particular courses.  These are paid, work-study positions, and usually are filled by majors in the department.  Also, some faculty hire academic interns to help them with their research and other professional activities, through the Greg Call Academic Internship Program.  Contact individual faculty in theater and dance to inquire about the current availability of these positions.