THEATER & DANCE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Costume Shop Assistant
The Costume Shop has positions available for assistants. Assistants work with staff building costumes for our production season.  Experience preferred. Please contact Carla Froeberg at ext. 8143, or by email at cgfroeberg@amherst.edu for more information.

Front of House - Ushers and Box Office Attendants
Looking for a position that is fun and will fit into your schedule?  The Theater and Dance Department is looking for students interested in working on performance nights as Ushers and Box Office staff.  Performances run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, so night and weekend availability is required. Please contact Suzie Rivers at srivers@amherst.edu for more information.

Graphic Designer
Interested in designing posters and publicity materials?  Theater & Dance is looking for Graphic Designers to create posters and publiicty materials for department shows. Previous graphic design experience and the ability to work independently within deadlines preferred. Please contact Suzie Rivers at srivers@amherst.edu for more information.

Office Assistant
The Theater and Dance Department has positions available for Office Assistants. This position helps our department office with administrative tasks, such as making copying, sending out mailings, taking phone messages, distributing publicity materials, running errands, checking box office reservations, and any additional tasks as needed. Shifts available Monday through Friday from 12-2 pm, and Thursday and Friday from 2-4 pm. Please contact Suzie Rivers at srivers@amherst.edu for more information.

Research Assistant: web design and video editing
Assist with research in performance and digital technologies, web site design for courses, and video editing/cataloguing. Web experience and video editing experience are preferred. Approx. 6-7 hours a week. Please contact Wendy Woodson at wwoodson@amherst.edu for more information.

Scene Shop Assistant
The Scene Shop has several positions available for Shop Assistants. Student workers in the Scene Shop will help in all areas of production for the Department of Theater and Dance’s academic production season. These areas include set and props construction, carpentry, welding, painting, hanging and focusing theatrical 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, we will provide extensive training. We will also train workers in the use of light and sound boards and work study students are frequently hired to crew productions based on their individual interests and availability.

Approximate Number of Hours: There are two work shifts per day Monday – Friday 9am-12 and 1pm-4. We would like workers for two, three hour shifts per week for a total of six hour per week

Please contact Jon Doyle at ext. 2437 or by email at jmdoyle@amherst.edu for more information.