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Full-time/Permanent Staff Positions

Senior Accountant
The Senior Accountant reports to the VP, Finance & Administration. The Senior Accountant would be responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting; accounting reconciliation; review of the submission of accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions; reviewing/approving journal entries or as needed completion of journal entries, assist in year-end closure and prepare reports for year-end analysis; support UMS departments with financial data requests; contribute to any special projects assigned by the UMS’s VP of Finance & Administration

Posting Date: September 1, 2021 – September 24, 2021

Accounting Clerk
Under minimal supervision, performs entry-level bookkeeping, accounting tasks, and HR transactional tasks. Posts journal or voucher entries, reconciles accounts, and checks for accuracy. Verifies, sorts, posts, and bills, invoices, and vouchers. This is an entry-level position.

Posting Date: September 1, 2021 – September 24, 2021

Front of House Assistant Manager
Coordinate and manage an usher corps of 400+ volunteers and paid usher supervisors for over 70 events per season while acting as a key UMS representative at these events, which occur in various venues around Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan. Be an active participant in daily ticket office operations as well as production coordination and special event management. Requires significant evening and weekend work, which will vary and could be up to 50% of weekly hours during the academic year depending on the performance schedule.

Posting Date: September 7, 2021 – September 21, 2021

Part-time/Temporary Staff Positions

There are no positions open at this time.

Student Opportunities

Current Openings

Patron Services Work-Study Position
Work with the ticket office and front-of-house team to ensure the best possible patron experience leading up to and at over 150 live performing arts events each year, presented by University Musical Society (UMS), the School of Music, Theater and Dance, and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

Graphic Design Work-Study/Intern
The Graphic Design Work-Study/Intern will be responsible for designing approximately 10-15 brand-compliant projects per month for the UMS Marketing Team. These projects will range from paid print advertisements to posters and event signage. It is imperative that the UMS Graphic Design Work-Study/Intern is highly proficient with InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat and is able to work independently while adhering to UMS style guidelines to maintain a unified brand identity. Candidates must provide work samples at interview.

To apply, please forward your combined cover letter, resume, and a link to a design portfolio to

UMS Work-Study Opportunities

Work-study 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.

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.

General work-study opportunities (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 interest form.

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

Closed Positions — Not recruiting at this time

Artist Services Student Staff

Development Work Study Position

Education Assistant

Marketing: Multi-media Work Study Position

Programming Work Study Position

21st Century Artist Internships

Each year, UMS and SMTD choose 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. Students:

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

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). Only current sophomores and juniors enrolled in the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance are eligible to apply.

Presenting Sponsors: Tim and Salley Petersen

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Applications for Summer 2021 have closed

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