Student Employment in Dance

To discover which of these on-campus jobs currently have openings, search the student employment website.

Potential employment opportunities in the Department of Dance include:


Dance Musician

Supervisor: Joel Arpin
Job Description: To provide musical accompaniment for dance classes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing musical leadership to dance students
  • Playing fluently in all keys and time signatures
  • Keeping track of form and phrases for extended lengths of time
  • Improvising alone and leading improvisation within a group
  • Adapting the music to the energy, tempo, dynamic and style of the dancers
  • Creating new phrases for any dance routine
  • Recalling previous phrases per request of the instructor

Qualifications: (Education/Experience/Skills)

  • Musical proficiency
  • Improvisation skill
  • Adaptability

Dance Technician

Supervisor: Stephen Schroeder
Job Description: To assist the Technical Director of the Dance Department with the setup, running and striking of Dance Department and Dance Department sponsored performances as well as maintenance of theatrical equipment and storage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hang and focus lights
  • Run cable
  • Setup various audio and visual equipment
  • Stage Manage
  • Assistant Stage Manage
  • Operate ETC Ion light board
  • Setup and run audio and video on Q-Lab
  • Operate Sound Board and Com units
  • Operate Fly Rail
  • Organize props and sets
  • Setup, clean, and strike Vinyl Dance Floor
  • Hang and Focus lights for the Art Galleries and Spaces
  • Maintain Theatrical Equipment and Dance Performance Space
  • Observe safety at all times

Qualifications: (Education/Experience/Skills)

  • Must be comfortable with heights or watching someone else operate at heights
  • Must be willing to work with your hands
  • Must be attentive to details
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and follow directives
  • Must be okay with a little dust

Dance Department Videographer

Supervisor: Stephen Schroeder
Job Description: To record and document all Dance performances, auditions, showings and other dance events that need to be archived.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate digital camcorder and tripod
  • Record performances, showings, auditions and other dance department events
  • Responsible for the safe operation and safety of equipment
  • Communicate with Technical Director to ensure quality of recordings
  • Transfer recordings to department’s digital data assistant for archiving

 Qualifications: (Education/Experience/Skills)

  • Must be able to operate and understand video camera interface and troubleshoot if necessary
  • Must be familiar with tripods
  • Must be able to acceptably record dance events
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision