Student Job Opportunities

Positions not requiring WS funds are noted as wage position

PAY RATES:   level 1 $9.00  |  level 2 $10.00  |  level 3 $11.00  |  level 4 $12.00

Audience Services: 

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,

Building Monitor (WS levels 1-4): CURRENTLY ALL POSITITIONS FILLED.  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 430pm-11:00pm every day and all day Saturday and Sundays starting at 9am-11pm.  Hiring minimum is for 2 shifts per week.

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.

Stage Assistant (WS levels 2-3):  Assist Stage and Events Coordinator.  Duties include general stage maintenance, classroom and lobby setups/strikes and inventory upkeep. Responsibilities also include keeping a clean and organized work space to ensure a safe and efficient work area.

Stage Technician (WS levels 2-4 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.

Video Operator (WS levels 2-3 or wage position): Assist with setup and operation of video recording systems for recording and live streaming events. Setup and operate video systems for projection of video content. Experience and an interest in video systems is 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. 

Zoellner Administration

Contact Lynn Farley 8-5424,

Marketing Assistant (WS level 1): Assist with various office duties within Zoellner’s marketing department. Manage press archives, mailings, distribute posters on campus and in the community; Must be organized, able to work independently and experienced with Word, Excel, Google Docs, etc. to do research, reports, filing, copying and other administrative duties. Knowledge of Photoshop and Indesign plus.

Contact Rebecca Eshelman 8-5387,

Scheduling & Events Administrative Assistant (WS level 3-4): Independent and goal driven individual to work side by side with the Scheduling and Events Manager. Assist with various office duties, data entry. interaction with the Technical Services team and the campus community. Must be organized, able to work independently and experience with WORD, EXCEL, Google Docs, etc to do research, reports, filing, copying and other administrative duties.

Contact Tahya Keenan 8-5643,

Programming Office Assistant (WS level 2):  THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
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!  

Department of Theatre

Contact Deb Laub, 8-3640

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.

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.

PAY RATES:   level 1 $9.00  |  level 2 $10.00  |  level 3 $11.00  |  level 4 $12.00