Jobs & Internships

Full-time/Permanent Staff Positions

There are currently no full-time/permanent staff positions available.

Work-Study & Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Work study and volunteer internship opportunities at UMS provide valuable experience in all areas of arts management, including backstage production, education, administration, customer service and ticketing, programming, development, and marketing.

General Internships

Students who receive college work-study funding as part of their financial aid package are eligible for paid positions up to the amount of their work-study award. For those without work-study funding, we are able to offer volunteer internship experiences.

General internships (September-April) are posted on the Student Employment Office (SEO) Website and filled as needed.  If you would like to be notified when our positions are posted for the upcoming term, please fill out our contact form. Be sure to check the “Student Intern Opportunities” box.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, until all positions have been filled.

Position Descriptions

Ticket Office. Ensure the best possible patron experience leading up to a performance. Process ticket sales, answer customer questions, and manage the ticketing for UMS; the School of Music, Theatre & Dance; and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

Education & Community Engagement. Plan and implement programming for K-12 students and educators, UM students and faculty, and the community. Research and write learning guides, and assist with artist visits, master classes, public talks, and receptions.

Marketing & Communications. Work in a communications department and execute integrated marketing plans that encompass digital, traditional, and event-based marketing and PR. Video/multimedia production and editing, motion graphics, and graphic design opportunities are also available.

Artist Services & Programming. Provide event support for performances, rehearsals, and educational events. Transport artists, assist with artist hospitality, and facilitate load-ins and load-outs. In the programming department, maintain our archive of programs, photos, and artist and repertoire information. Compile and edit program books.

Current Openings

Ticket Office Internship

Artist Services Internship

Education & Community Engagement Internship

Marketing Graphic Design Internship

Marketing Multi-media Internship

Programming Internship

To hear about future openings, please fill out our contact form. Be sure to check the “Student Intern Opportunities” box. Or, you can reach us via email at


21st Century Artist Internships

  • Work with the University Musical Society.
  • Spend the summer with an artist or ensemble.
  • Earn $5,000 to support your summer internship.

Each year, UMS and SMTD chooses 4 students to intern for 5-7 weeks between May and August with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS plans to present during its upcoming season. UMS presents ensembles from all over the world, though many will be based in major metropolitan areas in the USA.

Interns receive a $5,000 stipend to be applied to travel, housing, and living expenses during the summer internship. Upon returning to campus, interns will enroll in a one-credit independent study during the semester in which his/her assigned company is visiting the U-M campus (ARTSADMN 491). Questions? Contact

The application deadline for Summer 2018 internships will be announced in Fall 2017. This internship is open ONLY to School of Music, Theatre & Dance Sophomores and Juniors.