ArtsCrew Member

Brown University

Job Description:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student- centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University is undergoing a tremendous growth in the arts, with newly appointed leadership for the Brown Arts Institute, and the state of the art, one of a kind Lindemann Performing Arts Center scheduled to open in Fall 2023. Brown seeks to fulfill its ambitious vision for the arts as an integral presence throughout a liberal arts education. We believe the arts are fundamental to critical inquiry into the most important questions facing humanity around the world, and we support artists operating at the highest levels of their craft to inform, and be informed by, scholars in disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. ArtsCrew Members are a key component of the Brown Arts Institute’s operations as well as the larger arts and culture ecosystem throughout Brown University and Rhode Island at large. Members assist in the planning, execution, and evaluation of programs and events at Brown while learning hands-on skills in arts management, production, and curation.  Brown University is undergoing tremendous growth in the arts, with new leadership, new academic and artistic programs, and a state of the art, one of a kind Lindemann Performing Arts Center scheduled to open in Fall 2023. ArtsCrew Members will fill several key roles throughout the BAI’s operations including:

  • Front of house: Box office, ticket taker, visitor services, etc.
  • Back of house: carpentry, lighting, sound, rigging, etc.
  • Administration: marketing, company management, production assistant, etc.
  • Gallery: curator, preparator, registrar, etc.

ArtsCrew Members are required to fulfill a series of paid skills trainings before filling shifts in one or more focus areas. Members may be trained in as many focus areas as they would like and work a flexible schedule, averaging 5-20 hours per week depending on operational need and individual availability.

Education and Experience:

  • Interest and passion for a career in arts, culture, or entertainment
  • High school diploma or equivalent, required


  • Familiarity with the operating requirements of live events and/or visual art galleries
  • Previous experience in house-management, ushering, or other crowd management roles
  • Knowledge of box-office CRM systems
  • Best practices in theatrical production including stage carpentry, rigging, and light
  • Familiarity with production systems including lighting consoles, sound boards, automation systems, and projection systems
  • Attention to detail, good communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively with artists and curators
  • This position requires a strong commitment to promoting diversity

Applicants are asked to include a resume.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Brown University cannot provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Benefits of Working at Brown:
Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here.

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Job Posting Title:
ArtsCrew Member

Brown Arts Institute

Grade 5

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Worker Sub-Type:
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

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Part time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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