University Theatre
Student Job Descriptions


Job Descriptions for Students: Part Time Employment


Want to try it out before applying? Click here for volunteer information. Calls will be posted periodically as needed. Thanks for your interest and check back before each show!


How to apply for positions:

    University Theatre staff will review your application as quickly as possible and in the order in which they are received and will notify you of request for interview or position opening status. Due to high volume of applicants, this process may take a couple of weeks. Please be patient, and we will respond to you with an interview request or an email response.

    If you are called for an interview, PLEASE COME PREPARED with your class schedule and identification listed for the I9 form (see the last page of this pdf file for a list of acceptable documents) as you may not start work until all forms are complete. Note: NC State University jobs require direct deposit..
    Thank you for your interest in University Theatre.


PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT--We particularly need students with daytime availablity!


University Theatre Tech Crew:


Primarily for client events in Thompson Hall theatres. Events you might work include

concerts, fashion shows, dance competitions and performances, lectures, meetings, recitals, etc.

Daytime and evening/weekend hours. Update: Stewart Theatre is closed for the Talley Student Center renovation. We do have limited needs in the Thompson Hall theatre events, so see the applications below to apply for tech and house crews.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FOR TECH CREW (As of 8/23/13, tech crew is staffed and applications are no longer being accepted. Watch this space for updates on openings.)

Assist in setup, operation and strike of a wide variety of events produced by student organizations, campus groups and rental clients.  Student technical supervisors regularly manage all technical aspects of an event.

Applicants should have basic knowledge of theatrical lighting, live sound operation, and/or backstage crew operations.  Advanced lighting, sound and crew training available and encouraged to advance to different levels of technician for higher pay and additional responsibilities.
Students taking part in these positions will learn technical operations, time management, staff management and customer service skills. You can email this application to Kevin Wright at


University Theatre House Crew:


We are accepting applications for students to join the house crew as ushers. Please fill out the form below in the House Crew description and return by email to Andrew Korhonen


DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FOR HOUSE CREW (As of 8/28/13, house crew is staffed and applications are no longer being accepted. Watch this space for updates on openings.)

University Theatre hires House Managers and Ushers to work in University Theatre’s 3 venues.  Events range from full-scale productions to departmental lectures. The University Theatre house crew should be able to respond quickly and courteously to patron issues, work in a team environment and have the ability to make quick decisions with a good attitude.


House Managers supervise ushers and uphold University Theatre procedures.  They are responsible for patron needs before, during and after an event. Ushers carry out the procedures outlined by University Theatre procedures and works with the House Manager to carry ensure patron satisfaction during any given event. You can email this application to


Primarily for University Theatre productions in the Thompson Hall theatres. See the current season schedule for 2013-2014 shows.


At this time, we have no open positions for shop assistants. Please check back for updates.


University Theatre Scene Shop Assistant:

Assists the University Theatre staff in the fabrication and painting of scenery and props, load-in, strikes, and other general needs of the theater spaces.  There are opportunities for individuals to focus on Set Construction, Props, and Scenic Art/Painting.


Skills/Experience required:  Applicants should either have some previous shop/prop/paint experience of have taken Stagecraft. These positions require a general knowledge of the theater, dependability, attention to details, some familiarity with shop tools, a collaborative spirit, and a good attitude.


University Theatre Costume Shop Assistant

Assists the Costume Manager with the construction and preparation of costumes for University Theatre productions and general maintenance of the costume shop and stock. Work with the Wardrobe Crew to maintain and launder costumes. Contact Em Rossi

Skills/Experience required: Applicants should have a basic knowledge of hand and machine stitching, have taken or be enrolled in Stagecraft, have a willingness to
learn, attention to detail, strong communication skills, the desire to ask questions and a drive to produce high quality work. Must be reliable and posses a good attitude.

Any open full-time or non-student temporary professional positions are posted at NC State's job website, see