Programming Director

Lead Hancher Auditorium’s Public Engagement Team to plan and direct the full range of Hancher's performing arts programs. Develop projects and negotiate contracts with touring artists, identify and develop equitable partnerships in the university, community, region and state, seeking to deepen and broaden impact through collaborative efforts. Supervise marketing, communications, education, and audience development activities. Lead grant writing and reporting. Must be available to work nights and weekends when required.

To apply for this position, visit our website at and search for Requisition #71305. All applications must be completed online via this website; however, if you need an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact Sharon Beck by phone at (319) 335-2430 or send an email to

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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 our 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. We are looking for people that will be available beginning in August 2017.

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 at

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 of the University’s Theatre Arts, Music and Dance Departments. 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

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

Graphic Design Assistant (10 hrs/week, salaried position, roughly equivalent to $13.15/hr)
Hancher Auditorium is seeking a student Graphic Design Assistant. The assistant will aid the Graphic Design Director in the design of promotional materials for Hancher performances and the Hancher Showcase, including print and web ads, postcards, posters, playbills, and html newsletters. The position is a salaried, quarter-time appointment (10 hours per week) at Hancher Auditorium. 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. Additional skills that would be great to have: photography, HTML/CSS in Adobe Dreamweaver, video editing in Adobe Premiere, motion graphics in Adobe AfterEffects. Interest in the performing arts is desirable, but not required.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Zoë Woodworth at

We aren’t currently accepting new applicants for usher positions.  Watch this space, or HireaHawk for news when that changes.


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