UI Student Positions

Stagehands (starting wage at $10.10/hr)
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. Student stagehands also provide security at Hancher's stage door during events. Stagehands learn how to work with various types of theatrical lighting and sound equipment. The Hancher 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 day as well as evening and into the late night hours on weekdays and weekends.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Danielle Wilbanks, Stage Manager.

Box Office Cashiers (starting wage at $10.10/hr)
The Hancher Box Office cashier staff provides friendly, knowledgeable service to those interested in attending Hancher performances or productions 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, contact the Hancher Box Office at hancher-box-office@uiowa.edu.

If you are interested in applying, please do so through Hireahawk. Search "Hancher," and all active openings will be listed.

Ushers (starting wage at $10.10/hr)
Hancher ushers welcome theatergoers, scan tickets, hand out playbills, help people find their assigned seats, and provide general information and friendly assistance. We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills and a ready smile, with abilities to greet patrons, solve problems on immediate terms, and generally make everyone’s experience at Hancher as memorable as possible. Beginning wage is $10.10 an hour. 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. For more information, contact Connie Tipsword, Director of Patron Services.

Interviews for the usher position will take place at the Student Job Fair on Wednesday, August 23, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Applications may also be submitted through Hireahawk before Friday, August 25, 2017. Search "Hancher," and all active openings will be listed.


There are no internships at Hancher at this time; however, students interested in opportunities for a Hancher internship may contact Rob Cline, Director of Marketing and Communications.