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Center for the Arts Student Employment Opportunities

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The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts seeks energetic, service-oriented students to join our team. Students play a key role in the Center for the Arts' mission of presenting unique, entertaining, and diverse programming and connecting Pepperdine University with Malibu and the richly varied communities of Los Angeles.

As the premier performing arts venue in Malibu, Center for the Arts—which includes Smothers Theatre, Raitt Recital Hall, Lindhurst Theatre, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art—hosts 30–35 professional presentations, Fine Arts theatre and music performances, art exhibitions, ARTSReach presentations, on and off-campus rental events, and more throughout the year. Student workers support this programming through a variety of roles and provide critical staffing for shows and events. 

Center for the Arts is hiring part-time student positions for year-round employment opportunities (including summer and during academic breaks), and offers on-the-job training, flexible hours, competitive pay, career development, and more! 

Hear students share about their positive experiences working at Center for the Arts by listening to our podcast.

 

Ticket Sellers

Each Ticket Seller acts as the primary contact between the Center for the Arts and its patrons, gaining valuable experience in sales, communication, and marketing. Ticket Sellers work under the supervision of the Box Office Manager and the Theatre Operations Manager and interact with patrons in person, over the phone, and online. The position involves 10–20 hours per week, with a regular weekly schedule and flexible performance shifts during evenings and weekends. 

Email Paul.Vacchiano@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

 

Ushers

Ushers acts as the face of the Center for the Arts, performing invaluable customer service functions, including greeting patrons, assisting with ticket scanning, managing patron and artist parking, sales of concessions and artist merchandise, and more. This position offers flexibility to work up to 10 or more hours per week. Most shifts are during weekends or evenings.

Email Paul.Vacchiano@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

  

Stage Technicians

Student Stage Technicians provide event and production support for events held in Smothers Theatre, Lindhurst Theatre, and Raitt Recital Hall. Technicians will operate lighting and sound boards, assist in lighting hang and focus, aid in audio setup for events and assist in technical equipment maintenance and cleaning. This position requires some lifting and the ability to follow safety protocols and work independently. All training is paid and provided while on the job. The technician should have the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment while maintaining a customer-service attitude and a sense of humor. The position has flexibility to work up to 20 hours per week.

Email Danielle.Lobello@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

 

Photographers

Photographers helps document and publicize various events at the Center for the Arts. The position provides photography support for CFA's professional presentations, as well as any additional events for which photography is needed. This position will report directly to the Publicity and Marketing Manager and has flexibility to work up to 20 hours per week. Applicants must have a background in photography and own their own camera and editing software (camera must have quiet shutter function to ensure it does not disturb patrons during performances). 

Email Tyler.Flynn@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

 

Marketing Assistant

The Marketing Assistant is responsible for supporting marketing and advertising efforts for the Center for the Arts, the Seaver College Fine Arts Department, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, and the Art History Department. Candidates must have proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, the ability to work under deadlines and manage multiple projects, and an interest in print, digital, and social media content creation. This position will report directly to the Publicity and Marketing Manager and has flexibility to work up to 20 hours per week.

Email Tyler.Flynn@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

 

Museum Attendant

The Museum Attendant leads group tours, opens/closes the museum, participates in art activity days, sells artwork and catalogs, and carries out other administrative tasks as needed at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. 

Email Monica.Chapon@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

 

Music Producer

The Music Producer will work on the Centered on the Arts podcast to help with the composition, music production, and scoring of the show. The Music Producer will be responsible for creating original music and scoring each episode of the podcast. This position will work with and under the close supervision of the Producer of the podcast.

Email Rj.Morgan@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

 

Assistant Podcast Producer 

The Assistant Podcast Producer will work on the Centered on the Arts podcast to help with the production and growth of the show. The Assistant Podcast Producer will be responsible for assisting with the editing, production, publishing, and analytics tracking of the audio and visual content of the podcast. This position will work with and under the close supervision of the Podcast Producer.

Email Rj.Morgan@pepperdine.edu with any questions regarding this position. Click here to apply

 

About Pepperdine University Student Employment
IMPORTANT: All student employees will be subject to a background screening (i.e., criminal background screening, Social Security Number & Trace, and National Sex Offender Registry) during their employment at the University. Continued student employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the background screening. Student employees with criminal histories will be considered for continued employment in compliance with all applicable laws. The Student Employment Office of Pepperdine University exists to serve both students and supervisors in the on-campus and off-campus employment process. This high-impact, co-curricular activity serves as an integral part of the total education experience. Student employment provides opportunities for students to build essential communication skills and the hard skills necessary to be successful in today's workplace. Through these unique learning experiences, students are supported as they seek to explore and affirm their future career choice. The hard skills gained will improve student marketability for future employment, along with preparing them for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.