Each program in the Fine Arts Center has a staff of undergraduate student employees who have received work-study awards. Many of the programs also employ interns who gain academic credit for their work.
Front-of-House services ensure the smooth working of audience services during FAC events. They employ ushers who see to the audience's proper seating and comfort; house managers, promoted from the pool of ushers, who oversee the general operation of the ushers' work. Front-of-House also uses office assistants who keep track of the multitude of details that go into smooth audience services. An application for an usher position is online here. You can also call the Audience Services Office at 545-0192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on jobs.
Facilities & Production Services
Providing assistance and support at a professional level in staging, lighting, audio and design, Production Services is responsible for the operation of all Fine Arts Center performance facilities. It maintains all production inventories and equipment and supports the activities of Fine Arts Center programs.
The unit also provides production support for the Department of Music and Dance and all other University departments and programs using Fine Arts Center performance venues. In addition, it assists in the physical production and planning of University commencements, conferences, convocations and special events.
Even performances and exhibits of the calibre that FAC brings to UMass would go unnoticed if it weren't for the efforts of the Center's Marketing Department. Marketing spreads the word about FAC events through press releases, contacts with reporters, postering, and other forms of outreach. The Marketing department is also responsible for the production of the FAC's brochures and playbills for each performance. They also ensure that FAC events are listed in all community events and arts calendars, and help the IT Department to enter information on programs into the FAC's extensive database. Marketing typically employs four or five work-study students each year. For information on joining the Marketing team, contact Marketing Director, Sean Glennon, at 545-3671 or email@example.com.
Programming is possibly the most visible of all the FAC's operations, and certainly one that is instrumental in determining the success of the season. The Programming office employs work-study students as assistants in the office (there's a great deal of paper generated in dealing with the artists over the course of the season). The office assistants also help manage the Global Arts Program, and undertake occasional database projects. There is also a Hospitality Coordinator intern who sees to the backstage accommodations for the performers. Information on working with Programming is available from Hillary Rathbun, Assistant Director of Programming, at 545-4160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Box Office, located in the Bromery Center for the Arts, is the ticket agency for FAC events as well as other campus departments, programs, and external renters. Each season the Box Office employs approximately eight students, both workstudy and non-workstudy. Some of the students are trained student managers and run the Box Office during evening performances, even in the absence of professional staff. For information on working at the FAC Box Office, please contact email@example.com The Box Office Job Application form can be found here. Applications are CLOSED for the Fall 2023 semester.
University Museum of Contemporary Art
The UMCA offers a wide range of positions for graduate and undergraduate students. Graduate students often come from the Studio Art or Art History departments, but students from all disciplines are welcome to work for academic credit. Their roles may include research, collection management, curatorial studies, outreach, or museum education. Undergraduate students may apply for work- study positions and for-credit internships or enroll in our year-long, three-credit course to become UMCA Student Educators, leading tours in the museum. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Amanda Herman, 545-1176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Augusta Savage Gallery
The Augusta Savage Gallery, located in New Africa House, mounts exhibitions that cover a wide range of media: from painting to sculpture to photography. Like the other FAC galleries on campus, the Augusta Savage Gallery employs students as guards and docents. If you're interested in working at the Augusta Savage Gallery, contact Alexia Cota at 545-5177 or email@example.com.
Hampden Gallery, in Southwest, is a venue for BFA shows, experimental art, and site-specific installations. Most of its shows are held during the academic year so it's a good fit for students seeking employment as they pursue their coursework. Hampden Gallery hires a number of students each year as guards. If you're interested in working at Hampden Gallery, contact Sally Curcio at 545-0680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.