University Theatre
STUDENT VOLUNTEER
and EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

University Theatre's patrons enjoy seeing our students in every capacity of the theatre. We offer unique opportunities to expand your education or sample new experiences through volunteer work nad the occasional paid student assistant position (see the information below).

 

See our current season schedule for dates and times of productions you might volunteer to work.

University Theatre's patrons enjoy seeing our students in every capacity of the theatre. We offer unique opportunities to expand your education or sample new experiences through volunteer work or employment. Click on the links below for more information (note: descriptions will open in new window).

 

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-Get involved!
    • Running Crew, University Theatre productions
      Responsibilities: To assist in running of the show backstage.

      Props: make sure props are in place, cleaned and ready for next show
      Set: changing over scenery during the show
      Light and Sound board opportunities: responsible for shifting lighting and sound cues.

      Costume and makeup: Coordinate costumes and accessories, provide assistance to actors with costume and makeup.
      Time commitment: One week of tech rehearsal; one or two weeks for running of the show. During the run of the show, arrive one hour early, stay through till a half/one hour after the show. No previous experience required.
      Training provided: varies depending on area of responsibility.
      These positions require punctuality, attention to detail, dependability, and excellent time management. Students who participate in this position will build teamwork skills and learn how a show operates from backstage.
      Contact: David Jensen for run crew, 919.513.1592, Josh Reaves for lighting and sound, 919.513.3568. Emily Rossi for costume and makeup 919.515.2033.

       

      Set Crew, University Theatre productions

      Responsibilities: To assist in fabrication, load-in and strike of the production set, costumes, lights, sound, etc. Time commitment: Varies, typically 6-7 hours for load-ins and strikes, usually on the weekends. Skills/Experience required: Ability to pick up and carry at least 25 pounds in most cases, more is great. Training provided: Hands-on instruction is given as needs arise during the assembling or dismantling of the show set. These positions require stamina, commitment, punctuality and good sense of humor.Students who participate in this position will build teamwork skills and learn planning and organization. Contact: David Jensen 919.513.1592

       

      Scenic Artist, University Theatre productions

      Responsibilities: Base paint scenery, sand wood, help with layout of drops, etc. Time commitment:Varies with the design of each show. Generally about 4 hours a week time commitment. Previous Skills/Experience required: None Training provided: Learn various painting techniquesThese positions require willingness to learn, punctuality, good sense of humor. Students who participate in this position will take away from this position a clearer understanding of the design process, color theory, and faux painting skills.
      Contact: Jayme Mellema 919.513.3567

       

      Stage Manager, University Theatre productions

      University Theatre staff and the director of an individual show choose the student stage managers. Taking the position of stage manager at University Theatre shows is an excellent way to learn all the ins and outs of backstage theatre. You will gain valuable experience in organizing and supervising that you can take with you to future jobs. You may want to begin by volunteering in various backstage positions to become familiar with how the theatre productions work. Then you can apply to the assistant stage manager's position, and once you have shown that you are a dedicated and reliable worker, you may be chosen as the stage manager for a production. The stage manager is a central figure in the coordination, organization and smooth operation of the rehearsal and performance. As a stage manager you are the one person who will have a complete overview of the entire production, and will communicate all deadlines, changes, and technical glitches. For information contact Josh Reaves at 919.513.3568

       

    Other opportunities may be available during the school year. We will post them here when available.

     


EMPLOYMENTLimited opportunities may be available in paid theatre assistant positions:

    House Manager, University Theatre productions

    Technical Assistant, University Theatre productions

    Props Mistress/Master, University Theatre productions

    Costume Construction Assistant, University Theatre productions

      STEWART THEATRE-While Stewart Theatre is closed, these positions will be scheduled to assist with client presentations in the two Thompson Hall theatres. See the descriptions and applications >

      Tech Crew, Stewart Theatre

      Usher, Stewart Theatre

      House Manager, Stewart Theatre

     

    Ticket Central hires students each year as customer service agents for the ticket sales to events on the campus at NC State. Hours will vary and include nights and weekends. Contact the Ticket Central Manager at 515.1100.

     

    Other opportunities may be available during the school year. We will post them here when available.

     

    At this time, there are no professional positions open in the theatres.

    Any open professional positions are posted at NC State's job website, see http://jobs.ncsu.edu