Category Archives: Opportunities & Workshops

Find opportunities including paid and volunteer work around the area. Also find workshops to increase your experience and skills.

Volunteer Opportunity 2018 – BYU Nursing Department

The BYU Nursing Department is looking for theatre student volunteers to help us enhance the simulation learning experience for our Nursing students. These will be one hour sessions where you will be assuming the role of family member to a simulated patient (high fidelity manikin). You will be at the bedside in our simulation center (Kimball tower) and will interact with the student nurses as they work on meeting multiple patient and family needs. Wigs and props will be provided as well as a detailed role distribution and simulation objectives. Simulation dates will be Nov. 8-9, 15-16 and 29-30. More information and a sign up document will be available in the newsletter at the start of Fall Semester. For questions, contact Christine Peters at


Audition 2018: PAID — The Happy Worker – Extras/Background

Feature Film: The Happy Worker

Shooting: July 30-August 24

Rate: $101.50 day/up to a 12 hour day

Some stipend is being discussed for possible gas

Location: Mostly up by Echo Area in Park City


Searching for: 25 main Background to work the whole shoot, must have great open availability (can change as scenes progress, as any production)

TENTATIVE DATES: Can change as always

July 30August 1,2,3, 6,7,8,9,13,14,15

On July 9 we will have an additional 25 people


Male/Female 20’s-50’s, a few older 60’s’70’s

Mostly caucasian but will need few Ethnic talent





Wardrobe fitting possible on July 25





all sizes

Job Opportunity 2018: KU-ER Radio Announcer

Open Date 07/10/2018
Requisition Number PRN08253N
Job Title Announcer
Working Title On-Call Part Time Announcer
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week On-Call
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Summary On-call, as required
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area President
Department 00335 – KUER
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $15.19/hr. to $28.08/hr.
Close Date
Job Summary Operates radio broadcast board for KUER as an on-call fill-in host during weekday a.m. or p.m. shifts as needed, delivering local newscasts and playing back other audio. Mornings are 5 to 9 a.m. Afternoons are 3 to 7 p.m. Other shifts may be necessary.
Responsibilities • Operates radio broadcast board on an on call fill-in basis for KUER weekday mornings from 5 to 9 a.m. or weekday afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. May fill in for other shifts as necessary.
• Organizes, writes and delivers multiple local newscasts, live on-air during each shift.
• Introduces and plays back long-form local feature stories.
• Plays back underwriting messages, show promotions and other audio during local breaks.
• Responsible for making seamless transitions between national broadcast and local newscasts and breaks.
• Produces some content as required for other newscasts in a day and could include doing cut & copy or wrap style stories.
• Actively participates in KUER fund drives and represents KUER at community and station events as required.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field, and one year of previous professional experience in the news field or equivalency. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills and an understanding of Public Radio and radio broadcasting required.
Preferences • Two or more years of experience as a morning or afternoon anchor at a public radio station.
• Experience with Wide Orbit automation system
• Experience using Burli newscasting software.
• Knowledge and ability to use social media tools to enhance news coverage
and web presence of station.

Familiarity with NPR programs and news magazines.

Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • University of Utah Web Page
    • Internet: search engine, online job board, etc
    • University of Utah employee referral
    • Career Services/Campus Job Fair
    • Community/Government Agency
    • Other/Unknown
  2. * How did you hear about this position? Please specify the name of the job board, community, education, government agency, search engine, etc. used to find out about this position.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169 after submission

Volunteer Opportunity 2018: World Folkfest in Springville

Stage Crew Needed!
We are looking for volunteers to work behind the scenes at World Folkfest in Springville. The festival performances run each evening July 31-August 4, 2018. The following positions are available:
Lightboard Operator
Sound Operator/Technician
Follow Spot Operator(s)
All participants will gain professional experience, build their resume and will be provided with an extra ticket to each night’s performance they volunteer. For any inquiries or to apply, please contact the Stage Manager, Jakob Tice ( One World, One Stage!

AIA Free Workshop 2018

Celebrate Your Independence From
Acting Career Doldrums!

Sign up for Actors In Action’s FREE Intro Class:

Thursday, July 5th
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Sue Rowe Black Box Theatre
740 W. 1700 S., Suite #5
SLC, UT, 84104

Sign Up!
Keep hearing about AIA Classes?

Wondering why its the fastest growing acting school around?

Wish you had an acting process that could help you nail those auditions that keep slipping through the cracks!

Well, you’re in luck!

We’re offering our FREE Intro Class
Just so you can come check it out in person!



AIAer’s FB Live – Acting From All Angles
Topic: Just Say No To Browbeaters!
(Teachers or Otherwise)

To watch visit: Actors In Actioners

J. Reuben Clark Law School – Mock Trial Witnesses Needed 2018/2019

Ali Poulson, a second year student at the J. Reuben Clark Law School of BYU reached out to the theatre and media arts department this week. In her letter she outlined the following:

I am contacting you on behalf of our Trial Advocacy team. Our Trial Advocacy team hosts two school competitions per year, and we are looking for people who would like to volunteer to act as witnesses in mock trials for our school competition. The tentative dates for these competitions are: October 18-20&22, 2018 and January 17-20, 2019. 

The reason we are reaching out to the Theatre and Media Arts department is because I have an undergraduate degree in musical theatre and I thought that it would have been something of interest to me when I was a theatre student. I have created a Google Form through which students can volunteer for this opportunity:

If you are interested, please volunteer by signing up via the link above!



Workshop 2018: June TAW – The Actor’s Workshop

The May Workshop was a blast. I’ll mix it up a bit for June. 
Five sessions. One week. I’m looking for ten experienced actors. Working actors who want to work more and get better roles. 
On Monday and Tuesday we’ll work on monologues. I’ll assign them, giving you a couple options from which to choose. Monologues are great for the basics of “the word”. Structure. Rhythm. 
Thursday and Friday we do scene work. Each actor will perform one scene, possibly two. We’ll take  the time to shoot the scenes from at least three different angles. I’ll edit the scenes.
That’s where my guests come in. On Monday, June 18th 

Vickie Panek (Amazing Owner/Agent of TMG – Talent Management Group) and
Robert Andrus (Premiere Casting Associate in the Intermountain West)
will be in studio. You know these people. If you don’t… you should.

They’ll watch your edited scenes (possibly your monologues as well) on the large monitor in the Workshop and they’ll give you feedback. 

We will cover aspects of your skills that will make you a better actor. I’ll push you like crazy. You’ll walk out with more confidence and you’ll be a better actor.  
Sound interesting? Sign up. Simple as that. 
See you in the studio.

PS – All your work will be on camera and will be uploaded to my website so you can watch it, break it down on your own and learn from it.