The University of Iowa


Pay level: 2B
Full time

Hancher Auditorium and the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement are excited to bring aboard a new Administrative Services Coordinator. This position plays a key role in managing Hancher’s front office and day-to-day duties of the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement. This position reports to and supports work of the Executive Director of Hancher Auditorium and the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement and works closely with leadership and staff in Hancher and the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement. 
See full job description here. 

USHERS  ·  UI students & nonstudents

Starting wage: $13/hour
Job description for UI students
Job description for nonstudents

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 make everyone’s experience pleasant and memorable. 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 2024
online applications for UI students and nonstudents closed on January 18 at 10:10 a.m. Contact Hancher's patron services manager, Paris Young, for more information.


Starting wage: $13/hour

Hancher Box Office cashiers provide friendly, knowledgeable service to customers interested in attending Hancher performances and productions presented by Performing Arts at Iowa. 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 an interest and knowledge of the arts on campus.

The link to the 2023 application is closed.

STAGEHANDS  ·  UI students

Starting wage: $13/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, video, and sound equipment. The production team will train and test all students on procedures at the beginning of employment. Additional tasks may include providing security backstage, monitoring stage door access, and selling merchandise.

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.

Hancher does not require the wearing of face masks while working. However, some productions will require face masks backstage and some might require a rapid test be taken on the day of your shift.

The 2023 application is closed. Contact Hancher's stage manager, Jenny Hall, for more information.