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.
Stage Technologies — Lights…Staging…Action! Come work with our Stage Technologies team on a variety of tasks including: setting up chairs and tables; assisting with the construction and assembly of staging, scenery and audience seating configurations; hanging and focusing stage lighting equipment; programming computerized lighting consoles; and so much more!
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.