Current Openings

For more faculty and staff positions within The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance please visit the Office of Human Resources job website.

Student Employment

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance provides a variety of student employment opportunities. These include but are not limited to:

Scenery & Props 

The scene and prop shops hire a total of 10-15 students per year. Most student employees are trained to work in all areas of scenery and props from wood and steel construction, props building, scenic painting, and rigging. These shop employees also handle some outside community and professional projects. Employment is also possible during the summer months. For more information contact Jason Allyn-Schwerin.


The light lab hires around 4-10 students per year including Light Lab Lighting Technicians and Rental Event Lighting Technicians. These staff members are involved with everything from inventory, installing and focusing light plots, to designing and operating. For more information contact William (Bill) Healey.


The costume shop hires between 5-7 students per year including undergraduate costume assistants and wardrobe crew chiefs. This hands-on shop provides a variety of opportunities for learning new techniques and working with different production departments. For more information contact Susan Binder-Pettigrew.

Audio & Media

The audio/media shop hires between 4-6 students per year. Students set up and support audio and media productions within the department season and for rental events within the Rarig Center. For more information contact Montana Johnson.

Marketing & House Management 

The marketing and communications office hires 3-6 student employees who develop and distribute marketing and promotional materials and facilitate department events. For more information contact Qiuxia Welch.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.