Jobs & Student Opportunities
Full-time/Permanent Staff Positions
None available at this time.
Part-time/Temporary Staff Positions
Patron Services Assistant [pdf] Assist in coordination of operations for a multi-faceted patron services office. Hands-on position includes selling subscription and single tickets for over 150 live events in up to 9 different venues for UMS, the U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) and Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF). Manage night of performance front-of-house and ticket office activities required in the production events plus other venue-related activities in various performance venues. Coordinates with the full time Patrons Services staff to ensure oversight and direction of student assistants and volunteer ushers. This is a 20-29 hour/week temporary appointment through the standard academic year with the option of renewing through the summer and following season. Week-to-week schedules can be flexible. Evenings and weekends required. Apply by July 9:
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.
General Work Study Opportunities
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 contact form. Be sure to check the “Student Work-Study” box.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, until all positions have been filled.
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.
Development Office. Offer support for key fundraising initiatives, donor communications, and reports. Projects will range from fundraising initiatives like Giving BlueDay, to research/data gathering and analysis for grant reports and donor stewardship communications. In addition, this position will assist with developing and designing event invitations, annual report, ads, newsletters, and donor impact stories. Opportunities are also available in graphic design, social media, creative thinking, and/or writing/editing.
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.
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21st Century Artist Internships
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. 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).
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline for Summer 2018 internships has passed.