What We’re About

As a Theatre Assistant, you’ll watch a production grow from an idea through opening night – you’ll help with everything from the initial stage build to supporting the event on opening night.

This crew will provide you with an in-depth look at the operations of the Kittredge Theatre and the Theatre Department. Your primary tasks will include the production of theatrical events through the department, the support of other campus programs that use the theatre, and stewardship of all areas of the theatre building. 

Student Leadership Opportunities

  • Student Crew Leader: Oversee all crew members and assist the Technical Director.
  • Office Manager: Oversee communications, publicity, and Box Office. Other responsibilities include supervising crew members and assisting the Theatre faculty chair.
  • Scene Shop and Costume Shop Forepersons: Supervise construction work in the shops, supervise crew members, and assist designers.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job.

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester.

Some of our Theatre Assistant learning goals include:

  • Carpentry, painting, and stage design
  • Lighting, sound, and production assistance 
  • Costume and makeup design
  • Marketing, advertising, and social media management