Student Staff

Working at the Tsai Center is a great job, with a lot of variety and flexibility. Students get to work on dance shows, music concerts, lectures, films, musicals, and more. We are proud of our reputation with both BU departments and our external clients for having an outstanding student workforce.

  • All student positions are part-time. Your work schedule is made around your academic schedule so you will not be asked to work during your classes.
  • We employ up to 30 students and expect them to be professional, friendly, and helpful to our clients and guests.
  • Having a Work-Study grant is desired, but not required for employment.
  • Students have the responsibility to effectively communicate all conflicts in a timely manner with their supervisor.
  • The weekly schedule is typically posted by Thursday for the following week. Hours vary depending on the events and activities.
  • You are expected to be on time for all shifts and dressed appropriately for work.
  • Excellent customer service, good communication skills, and ability to work as a team with your peers are required of all student staff.
  • Training will be provided for all positions and varies based on the position you have.
  • We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2018 semester. Our next hiring opportunity might be in January 2019 so we would open up the application process in late November or December 2018.

Job descriptions

Supervisor: JoLaine Hall, Production Manager, lainhall@bu.edu.

Responsibilities include working closely with professional production staff in setting up the stage, lighting, sound, and multi-media needs for all events at the Tsai Center. These events include classes, rehearsals, concerts, and theatrical productions. Act as a representative of Boston University to performers, clients, and patrons, so good communication skills are necessary. Duties include operation and maintenance of in-house equipment and cleaning of stage and production areas. Some heavy lifting required and must not be afraid of heights or small spaces. This is a very physical job. Schedule varies based on events and activities scheduled here and includes evenings and weekends. Specific dress code appropriate to the type of event is required, such as concert dress or show blacks. We provide a black polo & name tag. Dress code is posted along with the schedule so you know how to dress when coming to work each shift.

Supervisor: JoLaine Hall, Production Manager, lainhall@bu.edu.

Responsible for handling the front-of-house operation for any event with an audience. This include taking tickets, handing out programs, assisting with seating, enforcing Tsai Center policies, light cleaning, and good customer service. Act as a friendly and welcoming representative of Boston University to a wide diversity of guests. Schedule varies based on events and activities, but typically is evenings and weekends. Dress code for ushers is a red sweater, white polo, & name tag (we provide), with black pants and black shoes (student provides).

Professional Staff

At this time, there are no openings for professional staff. Any available positions will be listed here and on the Boston University Human Resources website.