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Student Job Opportunities


Interested in working behind the scenes of a performing arts presenting organization?

Want to help bring performances to life in Memorial Hall, Gerrard Hall, Historic Playmaker’s Theater, Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, and CURRENT Artspace+Studio?

Check us out in person and interview on the spot at our Open Interview Fairs, happening Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd! You can find important info about timings and what to expect below.


We strive to provide a student employment experience that is not only fun and rewarding, but also helps develop well-rounded and capable leaders who are equipped to succeed in their lives beyond Carolina and to positively impact their world. To help accomplish this, we provide a number of student employee benefits, including:

  • -Student first scheduling; we work hard to schedule around your classes, exams, and other academic obligations as long as you let us know in advance
  • -Competitive hourly pay rates
  • -Non-Work/Study positions available
  • -Opportunity for merit- and skills-based promotions and leadership opportunities
  • -Professional development with a focus on in-demand soft skills including problem-solving, team-leading, navigating fast-paced and client-focused environments, and more
  • -Staff-building events and social activities
  • -Access to world-class performances
  • -No prior experience necessary

Get to know the teams

Click below to learn more about CPA’s open positions, and to find which team is right for you.

Ushers are responsible for making sure CPA’s performance spaces are prepared to welcome guests, greeting all patrons, assisting with any seating or other customer service needs and ensuring the safety of patrons throughout all performances. Hours will vary from week to week according to the event schedule, but will often include nighttime and weekend hours. Employees must be available for a minimum of 15 hours/week. Candidates must be able to stand for shifts lasting 3-6 hours and be able to lift and carry 30 pounds.

Production staff members work behind-the-scenes to set up, run, and strike performances and events in every CPA venue. It’s a hands-on position that works all hours of the day and night, but will often include daytime hours. All new staff members will begin as assistants, with basic training in audio, carpentry, and lighting departments. Hours will vary from week to week according to the event schedule. Employees must be willing to work 20 hours/week, be able to lift and carry 40 pounds and be comfortable with heights.

Sales Associates process ticketing orders in person, over the phone, and assist patrons in completing online ticket orders as well as provide general customer service to all patrons and visitors. Employees must be available for a minimum of 10 hours/week.

Administrative Associates staff the reception desk in Carolina Performing Arts’ administrative office in the Porthole Building. Duties include greeting and directing visitors, responding to phone and in-person requests for information, distributing mail and performing other tasks as assigned. Employees must be available to working during standard business hours (9 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday).

Development Associates assist the Development team in a variety of areas including supporting annual fund stewardship, maintaining donor records, preparing mailings, helping execute performance receptions and fundraising events throughout the season, and providing administrative and communications support. Employees must be available for a minimum of 10 hours/week. Work/Study only. Only one candidate needed for the 19-20 season.



To apply and interview for any of the positions above (excluding Development Associate), please drop by our Open Interview Fairs on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23 at Memorial Hall. You need only to attend one interview session.

Times and dates——
Thursday, Aug. 22 from 12:30 PM—2:30 PM & 3:30 PM—5:30 PM
Friday, Aug. 23 from 11 AM—1 PM & 2 PM—4 PM
Memorial Hall (114 E Cameron Ave)
What to bring
A completed info sheet, an up-to-date class and commitment schedule,
a resume (if you have one), and your OneCard

Please fill out and bring this info sheet. Interviews will last 15-20 minutes on average. Current student employees will be available to answer questions and provide additional information.

To apply for the Development Associate position, please use JobX and search #arts.

For questions about part-time student jobs, please email CPAstudentjobs@unc.edu.