Working at WFT@BU is a great job, with a lot of variety and flexibility. Students get to work on live theatre shows, music concerts, lectures, films, musicals, and more. We are proud of our reputation with both BU departments and our external clients for having an outstanding student workforce.

  • All student positions are part-time. Your work schedule is made around your academic schedule so you will not be asked to work during your classes.
  • We employ up to 15 students and expect them to be professional, friendly, and helpful to our clients and guests.
  • Having a Work-Study grant is desired, but not required for employment.
  • Students have the responsibility to effectively communicate all conflicts in a timely manner with their supervisor.
  • The weekly schedule is typically posted by Thursday for the following week. Hours vary depending on the events and activities.
  • You are expected to be on time for all shifts and dressed appropriately for work.
  • Excellent customer service, good communication skills, and ability to work as a team with your peers are required of all student staff.
  • Training will be provided for all positions and varies based on the position you have.

At this time, there are no openings for professional staff. Any available positions will be listed here and on the Boston University Human Resources website.

Casting Intern

Reporting to the Casting Director (Associate Artistic & Education Director) the Casting Intern is responsible for providing support to the Casting Director to fully cast the 2020/2021 season.

Ideal Start Date: March 30, 2020
Ideal End Date: September 2020*
Hours: Hours will depend on audition schedule but will include weekend and evening availability as well as possible day time office hours one or two days per week.

*There would be limited responsibility during the summer (July – Aug).

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Help Casting Director to organize and oversee all auditions for our 2020/2021 season.
    • Attend annual StageSource Auditions (April 5-7).
    • Assist in producing sides, and reproduce copies for the auditions.
    • Assist in creating and reproducing audition paperwork for auditioners.
    • Help to secure monitors, readers, musicians, and other temporary audition staff, as needed.
    • Assist in communications with auditioners from invitation and/or call-back, through regrets and thank you’s.
    • Help maintain records of attendance, no-shows, callbacks, feedback and other relevant info for each production casting process.
    • Take notes at auditions, especially feedback from directors.
    • Early set up at auditions.
    • Assist in the management and support of monitors and director/writer, as needed.
  • Working with Casting Director, help to schedule, organize, and oversee general auditions
    • Help to secure the attendance of directors and production staff.
    • Assist in the creation of relevant paperwork.
    • Assist with the communication with auditioners throughout the process.
    • Help secure monitors, musicians, and other temporary audition staff, as needed.
    • Help to oversee the maintenance of headshot and resume files

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the arts
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Comfortable working on solo projects as well as collaborating with a team
  • Ability to meet project deadlines

To Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to Nick Vargas, Navargas@bu.edu. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis with the deadline to apply March 25, 2020.

Wheelock Family Theatre sends representatives to StageSource Annual Auditions in April. Please stay tuned for more information about our season auditions!