Student Jobs

The McIntire Department of Music depends upon a talented and dedicated student staff to help run the department efficiently. Below is a list of positions open to all full time UVA students.


Fill out an application form (physical form or online) and turn it in to the appropriate supervisor unless the position specifically says to apply using Handshake.
We also have un-paid internships and volunteer openings.

Paid Student Positions

Advertising Position (filled for 2019-2020)

The Advertising Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience in design and marketing and will have the opportunity to build a diverse set of creative and strategic skills. Advertising Interns will schedule ads, place ad requests, work with ensemble directors to establish ad budgets, design, and print ads. The intern will maintain archives and budget records of all ads and advertising expenses. The Advertising Intern will work with the Director of Promotions, ensemble directors, and media ad representatives. Knowledge of photoshop, Illustrator, Word, and Excel on Macs is helpful but not required.  Contact:

Desk Supervisor (filled for 2019-2020)

Duties may include, but are not limited to: Managing the front office, Handing out practice-module keys and making sure module rules are followed; answering the phone, addressing questions, and taking messages for faculty and staff; completing administrative tasks as assigned by Music Department Staff; and closing the Music Department Office at the end of the last shift. General Office Duties. Serves as receptionist for McIntire Department of Music. Desk Supervisors are responsible for managing Old Cabell Hall and the main office front desk on nights, weekends, and other times as assigned.

Reports to the Administrative Assistant.

Graphic Designer (filled for 2019-2020)

"I loved coming into work. It's always stayed in my mind as the epitome of my ideal job. A great boss, a great office, and great design opportunities. I didn't consider it to be work when I came in, I just got to design and have fun and be myself with other amazing people..."  Sam 2013-2015 graphic designer. The Graphic Designer position with the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music is a paid student position responsible for designing posters, postcards, flyers, and calendars, and providing support to the Director of Promotions. The Graphic Designer should be skilled in graphic design and page layout and have the ability to work creatively in a deadline-driven environment. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is a plus. First and second years are preferred. Hours are flexible but are generally around 10-12 hours per week. Reports to the Director of Promotions, Marcy DayContact:

House Manager **Openings Available**

The McIntire Department of Music House Managers are responsible for managing all of the non-performance aspects of all events held in the Old Cabell Hall Auditorium and a small number of Music Department events held in other venues.

The House Manager’s job is to make sure that the event runs smoothly, all parts of the building function properly, all patrons’ needs are met (if possible), the Music Department presents a professional appearance to the world, and all rules and laws are followed. The safety of the audience, the building, the University of Virginia, and the reputation of the McIntire Department of Music are your top priorities. 

In the absence of Music Department staff, House Managers manage the Ushers, Recording Techs, and Desk Supervisors. They supervise all contractors, monitor who is in secure spaces, act as liaison with the Arts Box Office, the fire department, ambulance, police, ground security, housekeeping, and UVA Facilities. House Managers must present a professional image, solve problems calmly, and be able to speak with authority on behalf of the Music Department. Hours vary with the event schedule and are usually during the evenings and on weekends. Reports to the Director of Music Production, Joel Jacobus.

Photographer **Openings Available**

The photographer takes pictures at rehearsals, concerts and events both at Old Cabell Hall and at other venues around Charlottesville. Other responsibilities include archiving and cataloging photographs, manipulating photographs using photo-editing software, and acting as a representative at Music Department events. The photographer will be exposed numerous genres of music and performance, getting the chance to build a unique photography portfolio. Music or Studio-Art Majors not necessary, but students must be well organized, able to work independently and familiar with digital cameras and photo-editing software. Reports to the Director of Promotions, Marcy Day

Promotions Assistant (filled for 2019-2020)

Promote department of music events to faculty, students and community members. Contact editors, residential hall advisors, dean of students office, administration, and student leaders. Writing, oral presentation skills a must. Job responsibilities include writing, editing, proof reading, archiving, and designing. Reports to the Director of Promotions, Marcy Day.

Recording Tech  **Openings Available**

Recording Techs record concerts given by McIntire Department of Music ensembles and affiliated groups. The Recording Techs set up the recording equipment, record performances simultaneously to two wave file recorders, mark track timing, and deposit all recording media with the Music Library for archival processing. Techs perform routine checks on equipment and inventory, are required to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to concert time to set-up and check equipment, and to check-in with the house manager and performers. Reports to the Director of Music Production, Joel Jacobus.

STAGEHANDS **Openings Available**

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia seeks two stagehands for its 2019-20 season.  One of these individuals can be a member of the orchestra; the other cannot.

Rehearsals are held almost every Wednesday night between early September and late April – except during UVA breaks – from 7:30-10:00pm at Old Cabell Hall.  Stagehands, working under the direction of Production Manager Ilon Weeldreyer, usually arrive to set up the stage (chairs, music stands, conductor’s podium, percussion equipment, etc.) at 6:30.  Once the rehearsal has begun, stagehands are on call for stage changes between pieces, but can sit out in the auditorium and study, read, etc.  The stage crew is finished by 10:30pm.

There are also six Thursday night rehearsals on:
September 26, 2019
November 14, 2019
December 5, 2019
February 13, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 23, 2020

In addition to rehearsals, stagehands must be available on the following concert dates. 
Each Concert Weekend includes a Friday night dress rehearsal from 7:30-10:00pm. 
The Saturday time block is approximately 6:30-11:00pm.  
Sunday afternoons, when we repeat the previous night’s concert at Charlottesville High School, require availability from 12:00-7:00pm.

Concert weekend dates are:
September 28-29, 2019
November 16-17, 2019
December 6-7, 2019 (Friday night, Saturday matinee; both at Old Cabell Hall)
February 15-16, 2020
March 21-22, 2020
April 25-26, 2020

Lastly, the orchestra performs two back-to-back Youth Concerts for fourth and fifth graders on the morning of Thursday, October 17.   If the stagehands have a class that morning, we provide “Please excuse ________from class for this important community service” letters to faculty upon request. The pay rate is $10.00/hour.  The job starts on Wednesday, September 4.  If current stagehands do a great job, they are invited to come back the following year.The strongest applicants often surface through personal referrals.  Please feel free to forward this message to anyone whom you think might be interested.  Applicants should send a cover letter and resume or summary of applicable experience to Executive Director Janet Kaltenbach at

Web Designer (filled for 2019-2020)

The Web Designer position with the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music is a paid student position responsible for collaborating with music administration & staff as well as the University Communications team to update and maintain all aspects of the department website. The Web Designer should be proficient in HTML, CSS, JS, mobile formatting, and UX/UI design. Experience with Photoshop, Fireworks Javascript, and PHP is a plus. Experience with content management systems such as Wordpress, Drupal, or Joomla preferred. First and second years are preferred. Hours are flexible but are generally around 8 hours per week. Reports to the Director of Promotions, Marcy Day



McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176