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Full-time/Permanent Staff Positions

Graduate Student Instructor – Engaging Performance
This course connects undergraduate students directly to the touring, world-class artists who perform music, theater, and dance on the U-M campus. Seeking a graduate student at the University of Michigan who is curious about and comfortable with the arts and able to give feedback on students’ weekly written responses. Must be in good academic standing.

Accepting applications via M-Careers through Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

Part-time/Temporary Staff Positions

There are no openings at this time.

Student Opportunities

Open Positions

Ticket Office Student Assistant
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.

Please reach out to for more information.

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.

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.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 4, 2022 by 5 pm

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