The University of Iowa

Positions for UI students | 2021/2022 season


Hancher Auditorium is seeking a student Graphic Design and Marketing Assistant. The assistant will aid the Graphic Design Director and the rest of the Public Engagement Team in the design of marketing materials for Hancher performances and the Hancher Showcase, including print and web ads, graphic and video assets for social media, postcards, posters, playbills, and videos.

The position is for an average of 10 hours per week at Hancher Auditorium during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm). Schedule is flexible depending on applicants' needs.

Requirements: Work samples demonstrating experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, designing for both print and digital. Must be super organized, have great attention to detail, an eye for color, composition, and beauty, and a strong work ethic.

Other desired qualifications: Photography, video production experience, video editing in Adobe Premiere, motion graphics in Adobe AfterEffects. Savviness with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) and Google analytics also a plus. Interest in the performing arts is desirable, but not required.

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Starting wage at $10.40/hour

The Hancher Box Office cashier staff provides friendly, knowledgeable service to customers interested in attending Hancher performances and productions presented by the Division of Performing Arts. Cashiers work a regular weekly schedule in the box office, as well as a fluctuating schedule of evening and weekend shifts that revolve around the event schedule. We prize great communication skills, experience with customer service, computers and cash handling, and view interest and knowledge of the arts as a big plus. To learn more about this opportunity, email your inquiry to

Apply for the position through Handshake, the University of Iowa's primary online recruiting system.

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Starting wage at $10.40/hour

The Hancher Production department employs around 35–40 student stagehands to provide labor for a variety of artists that are presented throughout the year. Stagehands work to set up for performances; provide support during rehearsals, sound checks, and performances; and help to strike all equipment and restore the space afterwards. Stagehands learn how to work with various types of theatrical lighting, and video and sound equipment. The Production team will train and test all students on procedures at the beginning of employment.

Typically, work in the Hancher Production department is not regular, weekly hours. We work when there are shows. Students may not be working every week. Work shifts are often during the evening and into the late night hours on weekdays and weekends. Stagehands will need to commit to working a minimum amount of shifts each month to remain on staff.

The 2021 application timeline was closed at 9:00 a.m. on August 30. Questions may be emailed to Hancher's stage manager, Danielle Wilbanks.

Starting wage at $10.40/hour

Ushers welcome theatergoers to Hancher Auditorium, scan tickets, hand out playbills, help people find their assigned seats, and provide general information and friendly assistance. We employ individuals with excellent communication skills and a ready smile, with abilities to greet patrons, to solve problems on immediate terms, and to generally make everyone’s experience at Hancher as memorable as possible.

Work times are usually evenings and weekends, fluctuate with the schedule of events, and are never overwhelming. Some months, ushers may be scheduled to work for only a few hours.

To be eligible for student employment, applicants must be currently registered for at least one semester hour at the University of Iowa.

The 2021 application timeline was closed at 5:00 p.m. on August 27. Questions may be emailed to Hancher's director of patron services, Connie Tipsword.