Health & Safety Information  — Updated January 25, 2023

Open Positions

Student Ushers

Under the direction of the House Manager, Student Ushers ensure that patrons have the best possible experience at SHCS. In addition to directing patrons to their seats, stuffing inserts in programs, and assisting to seat late patrons, ushers serve as ticket-takers, program handlers, lobby attendants, and help clean the concert hall after the performance. Most importantly, Student Ushers create a safe, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere for all patrons attending performances.  Orientation is required for all Student Ushers. Compensation is $60/concert.

Ticket Scanners: A Scanner stands by the point of entry and scans tickets for admittance to the hall.

Seaters: Seaters escort patrons to their seats and ensure that each patron has a copy of the program book, Prelude. Seaters report any seating problems to the House Manager.

Stage Guards: A Stage Guard stands by the stage and ensures that no patron walks up or places an item on the stage. Stage Guards also stand by the fire exits to make sure the Artists can move from the dressing rooms to the backstage area easily and without disturbance from audience members.

Backstage Guards: A backstage guard protects designated backstage areas and prevents audience members from entering unauthorized areas.

Please note: There may be additional responsibilities assigned as needed for any individual concert.

Ushers must be available for one or more of the following dates:

Subscription Series (Sundays, 3:30-8pm at Shriver Hall)

  • October 2, 2022 – Emi Ferguson, flute & Ruckus
  • October 23, 2022 – Steven Isserlis, cello & Connie Shih, piano
  • November 6, 2022 – Davóne Tines, bass-baritone & Adam Nielsen, piano
  • December 4, 2022 – Daniil Trifonov, piano
  • February 26, 2023 – Dover Quartet & Joseph Conyers, double bass
  • March 26, 2023 – Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio
  • April 23, 2023 – Piotr Anderszewski, piano
  • May 14, 2023 – Imani Winds

Discovery Series (Saturdays, 1:30-5pm)

  •         January 28, 2023 – Jasmine Pigott, tuba (at Baltimore Museum of Art)
  •         February 18, 2023 – Sterling Elliott, cello & Elliot Wuu, piano (at UMBC)
  •         March 11, 2023 – Thalea String Quartet (at UMBC)

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please send cover letter and resume to SHCS Executive Director, Catherine Cochran, at with the subject line, “Student Usher 2022-23”. 

About Shriver Hall Concert Series

Founded in 1966, Shriver Hall Concert Series is one of the nation’s most respected presenters of internationally known soloists and chamber ensembles.  The eight-concert Subscription Series is presented in the 915-seat Shriver Hall auditorium on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore, MD. In addition, the free Discovery Series is presented in venues throughout the region, and educational and community activities are conducted throughout the year. Learn more at

While enjoying a close working relationship with The Johns Hopkins University, SHCS is an independent 501(c3) corporation that relies solely on ticket sales, endowment income, grants, and contributions for support, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

SHCS is an equal opportunity employer. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and welcoming environment.

Organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

In May 2022, SHCS’s Board unanimously adopted a statement of commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in all aspects of our work. The statement describes our foundations in Baltimore City, our guiding beliefs, initial steps SHCS will take as we work to become a more equitable and inclusive organization, and a system for accountability.  The statement will also inform SHCS’s forthcoming strategic planning process. It can be viewed at