EMPAC is one of the largest employers of students on the Rensselaer campus and uses an “apprenticeship model” to train student workers. From the box office to the front-of-house staff, production, curatorial, and administrative teams, there are many opportunities for students to work on EMPAC productions and learn a variety of fields within the high-tech performing arts.
Apply between April 1–30:
Artist Services— The Artist Services/Administration work requires attention to detail, and a high level of professionalism and customer service in dealing with EMPAC guests. The work consists of a variety of administrative tasks, possible driving assignments (if age 21), and routine tasks associated with guest services, hospitality, and logistic coordination.
Curatorial— Work closely with EMPAC’s three curators in an administrative capacity to help support the day to day tasks that curators take on. This includes, but is not limited to: calendar management, film licensing, artistic research, and artist and production services. The work study is strongly encouraged to attend all curated events, so should have availability that spans evening hours throughout the week.
Front of House Ushers — EMPAC ushers are the customer service faces for performances. Holding doors open for guests, answering questions about the building and programming, putting parking signs out, and distributing brochures are some of the tasks that ushers are called upon to do. Professional Black attire is required. Shirts provided by EMPAC.
IT — The IT department has an occasional need for an extra set of skilled hands. If your resume features Mac OS X support, and you consider yourself a general IT support specialist/techie, we'd like to talk to you.
Marketing + Public Relations— Assist in the creation and distribution of publicity materials.
Physical Computing and Multimedia Hacking — Tell us what you are into!
Stage Technologies — Setting up chairs and tables; assisting with the construction and assembly of staging, scenery and audience seating configurations; hanging and focusing of stage lighting equipment; programming of computerized lighting consoles.