Student Employment

Join our team this fall! Active recruitment for the fall 2022 semester will begin April 18.

We’ll review applications and interview candidates on a rolling basis until August. Apply now.

Questions? Email us.

Students smile and cheer at the beginning of student staff orientation on Memorial Hall's stage.


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:


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

Administrative Associate

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 Associate

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.

House staff

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

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.

Ticket Services

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 15 hours/week.

For Work/Study opportunities, please visit JobX and search #arts.

For questions about part-time student jobs, please email

A sold-out crowd of students joins rapper Tierra Whack in the pit at her concert.

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