Your Cart UMS

Jobs & Student Opportunities

Full-time/Permanent Staff Positions

Development Administrative Assistant

The Development Assistant, which reports directly to the Vice President and Chief Development Officer, provides administrative, stewardship, and gift processing support to a team of six at one of the country’s most dynamic performing arts organizations.

Accepting applications through Nov 3, 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

Questions? Contact

Applications for Summer 2021 have closed

Love great music, theater, and dance?

Love great music, theater, and dance?

Surely your inbox has room for one more email... Sign up for notifications on new digital and live performances, plus season updates.

Thanks! We'll keep you updated.