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Jobs & Student Opportunities

Full-time/Permanent Staff Positions

Front-of-House Coordinator
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Administrative Director / Chief Financial Officer
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Part-time/Temporary Staff Positions

Teaching Artists (Independent Contractor Position) [pdf]

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.

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.

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.

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.

Current Openings

Ticket Office Work Study Position

Artist Services Work Study Position

Development Office Work Study Position

Education & Community Engagement Work Study Position

Marketing Graphic Design Work Study Position

Marketing Multi-media Work Study Position

Programming Work Study Position

To hear about future openings, please fill out our contact form. Be sure to check the “Student Work-Study” box. Or, you can reach us via email at umsstudentemployment@umich.edu

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 21stcentury@umich.edu.

Download Application

The application deadline for Summer 2018 internships is November 3, 2017 at 5 pm. This internship is open ONLY to School of Music, Theatre & Dance Sophomores and Juniors.