- Kennedy Theatre
- News + Events
In the Department of Theatre + Dance
Graduate Assistants receive a monthly stipend, plus waiver of tuition for semesters of appointment.
Teaches sections of beginning acting course THEA 221 and acts in HealthCast simulations in College of Nursing. Priority given to students with professional acting experience and/or teaching experience in acting at the University or community college levels.
ASIAN THEATRE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Assists Asian Theatre Program faculty with class-related work (course materials, AV, etc.), production-related tasks, and special projects including administrative, AV, publication, research, and translation work (the last depending on language ability). Priority given to students in Asian Theatre tracks; first priority to Asian Theatre PhD students. Normal tenure in the position with successful academic and work performance is two years; in special circumstances may be extended for a third year.
COSTUME SHOP ASSISTANT
Assists with all elements of costume construction, costume crafts, costume shop and costume stock maintenance. Assists with instruction of student workers and class costume lab work. May assist as Wardrobe Supervisor for productions as necessary. Experience in costume construction, maintenance, and costume running crew essential. Priority given to students in the MFA Design Program. Renewal based on performance review.
DANCE GRADUATE ASSISTANT
There are two Dance graduate assistantship positions. One generally teaches two levels of beginning level ballet, the other teaches two levels of beginning contemporary dance technique. Preference is given to students with professional dance experience and/or teaching experience at the university or community college levels. Renewal is based on performance review.
HAWAIIAN THEATRE/HANA KEAKA ASSISTANT
Assists Hawaiian Theatre Program faculty with class-related work (course materials, AV, etc.), production-related tasks, and special projects including administrative, AV, publication, research, and translation work (the last depending on language ability). Priority given to students in Hawaiian Theatre track.
Serves as the main lecturer for THEA 101, Introduction to Theatre course. Coordinates syllabus and lectures with THEA 101 Faculty Supervisor, oversees teaching assistants, and oversees grading procedures for course. Priority given to PhD students holding an MA or MFA degree in Theatre.
TECHNICAL THEATRE ASSISTANT
Assists in the scene shop with the construction and painting of sets, hanging of lights, and other technical elements required for productions at Kennedy Theatre. May be called upon to work on Kennedy Theatre productions or Earle Ernst theatre productions, may be called upon to assist with instruction and supervision of hourly scene shop workers and students undertaking scene shop work for the Ernst, may be called upon to serve as Head Electrician, Scenic Artist, or Props Coordinator for Kennedy Productions, may be called upon to serve as On-Call Technician during production runs, may be called upon to serve as Ernst Theatre Technical Director. Prior technical theatre experience essential. Priority given to students in MFA Design program: one position reserved for students with a Scenic Design concentration, one for a student with a Lighting Design concentration.
Note on Hourly Positions
The Scene and Costume shops regularly hire students for hourly work. Kennedy Theatre Front- of-House staff frequently hires students for House Management, Box Office, Publicity, and other needs. Please check the Student Employment (sece.its.hawaii.edu) site for availability and
eligibility. You might also qualify for other campus jobs on this site.