Student Work-study and Wage Positions

Positions not requiring WS funds are noted as wage position

PAY RATES:   level 1 $7.25  |  level 2 $8.00  |  level 3 $9.00  |  level 4 $10.00

Audience Services:  *All Audience Services positions for Fall 2020 have been filled with current student staff*

Visit for an idea of our event schedule.  Our staff must maintain a professional demeanor, be able to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, possess strong interpersonal communication skills and an even temperament, and work well with others as well as independently.  

Contact Rose Sandberg 8-5453,

Paid Usher (WS level 1):  Serve patrons attending Zoellner performances by providing stellar service. Check tickets, operate scanners, seat patrons, and enforce Front of House policy. Assist in evacuation of theatre(s) in case of emergency. Also sell merchandise and staff coat room. Customer service or sales experience preferred. Shifts dependent on event needs, mostly Fri-Sun. Busiest months are October, December, and April - June.

House Assistant (WS level 2 or wage position):  All paid usher duties, plus: Assist latecomers; patrons with special needs, monitor lobbies and theatres, configure barcode scanners, and prepare theatres for events. Coordinate with House Manager by radio, requiring strong communication skills. Ability to work independently is a must. Most shifts are Friday- Sunday.

Contact Ryan Sevenski 8-2799,

Ticket Services Representative (WS level 2 or wage position): Deliver excellent customer service as “the face” of Zoellner. Sell tickets and packages, provide information to patrons and students, and handle general inquiries via phone, email, mail, and in-person. Strong verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail required; box office experience preferred. Position also includes data projects and general office duties as assigned. Candidates may also be asked to assist with social media and outreach. Schedules are flexible, with a minimum of 4 hrs per week during office hours as well as evenings/weekends for events. Office hours: Tues 12-6pm; Wed-Fri 12-5pm.  Events: 2 hours prior to curtain through intermission.  


Technical Services

Contact Rebecca Eshelman 8-5387,

Stage Assistant (WS levels 2-3 or wage position):  Assist Stage Coordinator.  Duties include general stage maintenance, stage setups, and inventory upkeep.

Stage Technician (WS levels 2-3 or wage position):  Assist tech staff supporting 200+ events.  Hang and focus lights, set up audio equipment, erect scenery and run shows in Baker Hall.  Hours are flexible; many are nights and/or weekends.  No experience required, but backstage knowledge a plus.

Technical Assistant (WS level 2): Work side by side with Zoellner’s Technical staff helping to maintain and operate the facilities’ technical equipment.  The successful Technical Assistant must have completed at least 2 years as a stage technician and shown superior understanding of at least one aspect of the Center’s technical operation.  Hours are flexible.

Administrative Assistant (WS level 2):  Assist various technical staff with general office duties and data entry.  Must be experienced with WORD and EXCEL to do research, reports, filing, copying and other administrative duties.

Building Monitor (WS levels 2-3): Building monitors will supervise the use of Zoellner's classrooms, practice rooms and public spaces after hours, ensuring they are maintained properly and locked at the end of the shift. Other responsibilities include various routine and occasional building wide duties. Shifts are scheduled between 5pm-11:30pm every day and all day Saturday and Sundays starting at 9am.  Hiring minimum is for 2 shifts per week.

Video Operator (WS levels 2-3 or wage position): Setup and operate multi-camera video recording systems for editing and live streaming music department events. Setup and operate video systems for projection of PowerPoint, Keynote, and other video content. Experience and an interest in video systems a plus but not required.

Contact Phil Ingle 8-5871,

Sound Technician (WS level 2): Assist the Audio Coordinator in: basic maintenance, set up, and strike of live sound/recording equipment; maintenance and upkeep of center's audio areas. No experience required, but prior live audio experience a plus.  Candidates that have previous experience or show aptitude and reliability may be considered to operate sound equipment for various projects.  Must be able to lift between 30-60 pounds.  Hours vary, some nights and weekends possible. 

Music Department:  All Music Department positions for Fall 2020 have been filled

Contact Linda Lipkis 8-4613,

Music Library Assistant (WS level 2), The position involves managing library resources, assisting patrons, checking items in and out, reshelving materials, answering the phone, and performing other library tasks and department errands as assigned, including photocopying and department mail pickup and delivery. 6-10 hours per week, day and evening hours available. 

Department of Theatre

Contact Deb Laub, 8-3640

Scenic Painters (WS levels 1-3), 2 positions available: No experience necessary. Assist the department scenic artist in all aspects of surface treatment and sculpture for all productions within Zoellner Arts Center. Rate is negotiable.
Properties Assistants (WS levels 1-3), 2 positions available:  No experience necessary.  Assist the department scenic designer in creating, locating, and choosing all props and decor for all productions within Zoellner Arts Center. Rate is negotiable.

Costume Shop Assistant (WS levels 2-4):  assist with the construction and alterations of costumes for the Department of Theatre productions and other events as needed.  Hours dependent on schedule and work study allotment, minimum two hours per day.  Shop hours are 1-5 pm Monday - Friday, with occasional nights and weekends available.  Previous experience and knowledge of machine sewing and hand sewing mandatory.  Other skills such as wig, makeup and other crafts a plus.

Lighting Technician (WS levels 1-4): Assist Zoellner’s lighting department in various performance spaces and on different types of productions.  No experience required, but must be able to follow directions, be on time, and willing to learn. It can be a physically demanding job; you may get dirty and work on ladders in/on high locations. Duties may include: clerical paperwork; hanging, focusing, and maintaining lighting equipment; performing work notes, programming and/or operating lighting systems for productions. Work independently and as part of a group. There is also the possibility of leading lighting work calls for the Department of Theatre dependent upon experience.

Scene Shop Assistant (WS levels 2-5): assist with the construction and installation of scenery for Department of Theatre productions, and other tasks as needed.  Hours dependent on schedule and work study allotment, minimum two hours per day.  Shop hours are 1-5pm Monday - Friday, with occasional nights and weekends.  Previous experience and knowledge of wood working tools and construction methods mandatory; welding and metal working skills a plus.

Zoellner Administration

 Contact Tahya Keenan 8-5643,

Programming Office Assistant (WS level 2): *THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR FALL 2020*
Assist in a busy office environment to help it running smoothly. Tasks include creating/updating documents, answering phone, and maintaining and filing documents.  If you have good communication and organizational skills with both WORD and EXCEL experience and proficiency, demonstrate a positive attitude and initiative with top notch attention to detail and are able to work independently to complete tasks from start to finish with minimal supervision, we want *YOU*! We also welcome someone who could share thoughts about performers to bring to campus.  Hours dependent on schedule and work study allotment, preferably ten hours per week.   Previous office experience a plus!  

Contact Candi Staurinos 8-3414,

Marketing Assistant (WS level 1): *THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR FALL 2020Assist with the general operations of Zoellner’s marketing department.  Manage press archives, create promotional materials, website, social media, mailings etc. Distribute posters/fliers on campus and in the community; opportunity to help with campus radio show; Special projects based on your interests. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Photoshop, Indesign, Adobe Suite a plus.

Social Media Intern (WS levels 1-3): Assist with the digital media and marketing projects at Zoellner Arts Center. Blog, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube, and Twitter. 

PAY RATES:   level 1 $7.25  |  level 2 $8.00  |  level 3 $9.00  |  level 4 $10.00