Student Employment

University Theatre offers a limited number of paid, part-time positions for students. If you have questions about employment opportunities, please contact

University Theatre employment

These roles are dedicated to supporting University Theatre productions.

• Technical assistant
• Props assistant
• Costume construction assistant

Presenting Theatre Employment

These positions support a variety of performances and events in Thompson Hall and Stewart Theatre. Events are hosted by various campus organizations, including NC State LIVE performing arts series , and can range from full-scale productions to departmental lectures.

Tech Crew

Assist in setup, operation and strike of a wide variety of events produced by student organizations, campus groups and rental clients. Events you might work include concerts, fashion shows, dance competitions and performances, lectures, meetings and recitals. You’ll primarily work at client events in Thompson Hall and Stewart Theatre. Students taking part in these positions will learn technical operations, time management, staff management and customer service skills.

Schedule: Daytime and evening/weekend hours, but we especially need students with daytime availability.
Required skills: Applicants should have basic knowledge of theatrical lighting, live sound operation or backstage crew operations. Advanced lighting, sound and crew training is available and encouraged to advance to different levels of technician for higher pay and additional responsibilities. Student technical supervisors regularly manage all technical aspects of an event.

House Crew

The University Theatre house crew should be able to respond quickly and courteously to patron issues, work in a team environment and have the ability to make quick decisions with a good attitude.

House managers supervise ushers and uphold University Theatre procedures. House managers are responsible for patron needs before, during and after an event. Ushers carry out the procedures outlined by University Theatre and work with the house manager to ensure patron satisfaction during any given event.

Related Opportunities

See employment options with Ticket Central »

See full-time/professional positions at NC State »

Consider volunteering for a University Theatre production crew . You’ll discover your strengths while meeting others interested in the creative aspects of theatre production.