Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


Student Internship Opportunities

Penn State student internships are an important part of the Center for the Performing Arts.

Fall 2017 Arts Program and Event Planning Internships

The interns will work with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and Penn State Student affairs to develop and implement student experiences in the arts university-wide. The internships require strong communication skills to work with partners in academic, university, and community settings. Event management emphasis is heavy—working with vendors, establishing partners, and creating content. Each applicant should be interested in developing his or her knowledge and practice of art forms in all disciplines, acting as a primary contact for events, and serving as a resource to peers. Priority will be given to applicants with active membership in student organizations.

Please complete application by April 28.

Student Job Opportunities

Gain real-life experience in a true business setting and get a behind-the-scenes look at performing arts productions. Flexible hours are available.

Penn State students are a vital part of the Center for the Performing Arts. Students comprise many of the behind-the-scene employment opportunities. Employment at Penn State is contingent upon a successful background check.

Each academic semester, including the summer, we hire students for:

Arts Ticket Center Assistants

Contact Shannon Arney with questions.

Responsible for processing tickets, assisting with the daily reconciliation of money, producing computer-generated sales reports, and maintaining an arts mailing list. Flexible hours within the range of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and some evenings/weekends. Ten to fifteen positions available each semester. Work locations include Eisenhower Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center, and Penn State Tickets Downtown. A Federal Work-Study Program grant is necessary for employment.

Back-of-House Event Staff

Contact Tom Hesketh with questions.

This part-time position is intended for Penn State students and is responsible for meeting the immediate production needs of venue clients. Duties may include hanging/focusing lighting instruments, setting up audio systems, assembling scenic elements, or wardrobe preparation during load in and load out of performances. Operation of equipment during performances is also required. Job duties include physical labor and occasional lifting. Previous stage crew experience is helpful but not required. Back-of-House Event Staff positions are casual employment; due to the nature of this type of work, regularly scheduled hours are not available. Scheduling for work is dependent on employee availability and event needs. A flexible schedule with the ability to work several consecutive hours during weekdays is required in addition to weekend and evening hours. Completion of a Penn State employment application and submission of a current class schedule is required. Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and reviewed as need arises.

To apply for this position, go to JOB #63512.

Front-of-House Event Staff

Contact Lisa McClain Wagner with questions.

Eisenhower Auditorium hires Front-of-House Event Staff, as needed. All positions are filled at this time. This position is casual part-time employment and requires mostly evening and weekend availability. Successful candidates must be Penn State students and have excellent communication and customer services skills. Work schedules are based on availability and the event calendar. Regular and consistent hours are not available. Completion of a Penn State employment application and submission of a current class schedule are required for consideration.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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