University Theatre

dressing roomUniversity 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 and 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.



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-Get involved! See the Google Site for more detailed information and signups >

    Stage Manager

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Run Crew


    Light Board, Sound Board Operators

    Projections Board Operator

    Spot Operator

    Wardrobe Chief

    Wardrobe Crew

    Makeup Crew

    Assistant Lighting Designer (Pre-production)

    Assistant Projections Designer (Pre-production)

    Paint Crew (Pre-production)

    Props Assistant (Pre-production)

    Publicity (Pre-production)


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


EMPLOYMENT Limited opportunities may be available in paid theatre assistant positions:



    Technical Assistant, University Theatre productions

    Props Mistress/Master, University Theatre productions

    Costume Construction Assistant, University Theatre productions

    For more information on these positions please email



    While Stewart Theatre is closed, these positions will be scheduled to assist with client presentations in the two Thompson Hall theatres. We particularly need students with daytime availablity!

    Tech Crew:


    Primarily for client events in Thompson Hall theatres and Stewart Theatre when it reopens. Events you might work include concerts, fashion shows, dance competitions and performances, lectures, meetings, recitals, etc. Daytime and evening/weekend hours.


    Assist in setup, operation and strike of a wide variety of events produced by workingstudentorganizations, 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.



    House Crew:


    house crewUniversity 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.


    Additional opportunities:

    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.


    PROFESSIONAL THEATRE POSITIONS: 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