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Academic Professional Positions

No Academic Professional positions are available at this time. Check back regularly for updates.


Civil Service Positions

  • Communications Director

Krannert Center is looking for an organized and collaborative communicator to lead a team of diversely skilled communications professionals in creating, implementing, and evaluating communications strategies and plans. The Communications Director manages the Communications team’s workflow, fostering and empowering a collaborative work environment, positive team dynamic, efficient work processes, and creative, effective problem-solving in order to deepen and increase engagement with Krannert Center and the Performing Arts at Illinois. A detailed job description and application information can be found at the University of Illinois Careers website.


Hourly Positions

  • Extra Help Editor (part-time)
    The Extra Help Editor provides editorial, layout, and fact-checking services for visiting artist program booklets. Pay is $30/hour. Estimated time commitment is 25-35 hours per month. Work can take place at Krannert Center or remotely. 

    Duties of this position will be assigned as needed and could include: 
    - Obtain, compile, review, copyedit, and proof text copy for program booklets (40%)
    - Lay out text and image content for program booklets using Adobe inDesign template. (50%)
    - Manage print proofing and delivery.  (10%)

    Required:Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in which job duties included writing or editing. Trustworthy ability to manage time and projects and to consistently deliver deadline-driven work. Experience with Adobe InDesign. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Comfort learning new computer-based skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a team. 
    Preferred:  Master’s degree. Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. 

    Application deadline EXTENDED: Friday, December 8, 2023. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to communications [at] (subject: Extra%20Help%20Editor%20Applications)


  • Extra Help Building Operations Attendants (part-time): Work includes custodial work and assistance in the conversion and maintenance of facilities and equipment in a large multi-purpose building. Must possess physical dexterity and have the ability to lift heavy objects. Interested applicants may contact John Williams at jowillia [at] or 217.333.6702.

  • Professional Stagehands, contact Seth Wheeler at sww22 [at]


Student PositionS

Scene Shop Student Worker

Job duties will include:

  • Build, rig, load-in, and load-out academic production scenery in an efficient and safe manner as instructed or as indicated in drawings.
  • Operate various hand, power, & pneumatic tools in a safe manner, including both wood and metalworking tools.
  • Attend various tool and safety trainings as needed.
  • Clearly communicate the progress of projects to Shop Staff and/or Technical Director
  • Inform Shop Staff of any broken or damaged tools and equipment.
  • Inform Shop Staff of low or depleted shop inventory.
  • Maintain a positive and pleasant attitude and work environment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment in the Scene Shop and performance spaces.
  • Perform additional shop related tasks and projects as assigned.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Ryan Schultz, Technical Director, at ryans [at] (subject: Scene%20Shop%20Student%20Worker%20application)  with subject line "Scene Shop Student Worker application."




Arts Management + Leadership Internships (THEA 391, MUS459, or DANC425)
Visit the For U of I Students page to learn more.