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Student Involvement / Employment

Get involved.

University Players productions rely very heavily on student involvement through volunteer or for-credit positions.  These positions require a high level of time commitment but the experience that is gained is just a great.  Your experience at the school is as valuable as you make it. 

The following are positions that students can apply for as part of a UP production. Click on each one for more information:


Make money as you learn.

Several professors and staff at the School of Dramatic Art hire students for specific positions that meet their individual needs. Positions are usually funded through the IGNITE Work Study Program.

IGNITE provides part-time jobs on campus for students which offers an opportunity for both financial and skills development. For more information or to apply, please see the IGNITE Work Study website.

Some, or all, of the following positions may be available in a given season. They will be offered as either a per-show, per-semester, or seasonal appointment. A listing of available positions will be posted at the beginning of each fall semester to coincide with the start of the University Players season.  Specific duties and responsibilities will be assigned upon a candidate’s approval by the Staff Supervisor. A student will not be considered for an assistantship if he/she is on academic probationary status.

Student Position Staff Supervisor
Construction Assistant(s) Master Carpenter
Costume Assistant(s) Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor(s) Costume Designer
Props Assistant(s) Props Master
Scene Painting Assistant(s) Scenic Designer / Artist
Front of House Manager Marketing & Publicity Coordinator
Marketing & Publicity Assistant(s) Marketing & Publicity Coordinator
Box Office Assistant(s) Marketing & Publicity Coordinator
Lighting Assistant(s) Technical Coordinator
Sound Assistant(s) Technical Coordinator
Projections Assistant(s) Technical Coordinator