Work in THDA

The Theater and Dance Department hires students to support both daily activities and department productions. Our positions are active and hands-on, and while the work may not always be glamorous, no two days are alike, and you will definitely learn something new. Expect to be welcomed and challenged as part of a committed and engaging team.

For more information about any of these positions, contact the supervisor listed, or talk with the students currently working in the position. Find and apply for all campus jobs on the Student Employment website.

Costume Shop Technician

Stitchers work in the Costume Shop, building costumes for Theater and Dance productions. Students in this position should have basic knowledge of sewing terms and equipment and the ability to adjust to a variable work flow and deadlines. Training is provided, and you can expect to learn many new skills. For more information, contact Costume Shop Manager MaryBeth Gagner: .

Scene Shop Carpenter

Student staff in the scene shop work to support the Theater and Dance production season. That work involves carpentry, welding, painting, rigging and installation of lighting, projection and sound systems, as well as a variety of other tasks. Good communication and collaboration skills are essential; if you are looking for a place to work with your hands and enjoy working with others, the scene shop may be a place for you. For more information, contact Technical Director Tom Barrett: .

Office Assistant

Office Assistants keep the Theater and Dance Department running smoothly in all areas. From routine duties to impromptu projects and event support, we rely on their flexibility and careful attention to detail, as well as their independence in running the office while others are away. Projects are varied and include copying, scanning, video and text editing, creating and updating website content, and designing publicity materials. For more information, contact Department Coordinator Jennifer Ponder: .