Host Crew (Student Position)


We are looking for friendly and responsible students to join our team that hosts visiting artists at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Host Crew members provide organizational and operational support for artists presented by Artistic Planning. Host Crew serve as the Artist Services primary contact during residencies and performances, and are supervised by the Artist Services Coordinator.


You will work under the supervision of the Artist Services Coordinator to support various artists from around the world, ranging from chamber groups, world music performers, soloists, and dance and theatre companies. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting up and taking down dressing rooms and green rooms
  • Providing transportation for artists
  • Maintaining inventory of Artist Services supplies, as well as artist merchandise
  • Providing communication between The Clarice and the artists
  • Communicating and coordinating with hotels, food vendors, and other businesses
  • Interpreting and executing policies of The Clarice and The University of Maryland.

Host crew members must embody a professional demeanor focused on providing high-level guest service by anticipating and attending to the needs of visiting artists in a welcoming and gracious manner.

The ideal candidate can think independently with strong social skills, flexible attitude, and a friendly personality.

Although the schedule and number of hours per week may vary, we are seeking individuals with 10-15 hours of availability each week, especially during nights and weekends.


Candidate must be enrolled at University of Maryland College Park. Candidate should have an interest in the performing arts. Must be self-motivated and able to solve logistical problems independently. Must also be able to follow specific instructions and work as part of a team of your peers. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment while remaining cool and collected. Must be able to lift 30 pounds or more. Excellent hospitality skills required. Candidate needs to possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record. Knowledge of basic stage practices and operations is preferred but not required.


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Hourly rate starting at $12.50

Questions? Email E. Katrina Lewis at

Type of opportunity: 
Artistic Planning Team
Student status: 
Best Consideration Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2022

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