Open Positions

Student Usher

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 at least 18 years old and a freshman in college
- Ushers must be available for one or more of the following dates:

Subscription Series (at Shriver Hall) – 3:30pm-8:00pm call

  • Sun, Oct 15, 2023, 5:30pm – Angela Hewitt, piano
  • Sun, Nov 19, 2023, 5:30pm – Takacs Quartet
  • Sun, Dec 3, 2023, 5:30pm – Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024, 5:30pm – Julia Bullock, soprano & Bretton Brown, piano
  • Sun, Feb 4, 2024, 5:30pm – Garrick Ohlsson, piano
  • Sun, Mar 10, 2024, 5:30pm – Mark Padmore & Mitsuko Uchida, piano
  • Sun, Apr 7, 2024, 5:30pm – Quatuor Ebene
  • Sun, Apr 21, 2024, 5:30pm – Johannes Moser, cello & Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano

Discovery Series (Saturdays at 3pm) – 1:30-5:30pm call

  • Sat, Nov 4, 2023, 3:00pm – Yilun Xu, piano (at Baltimore Museum of Art)
  • Sat, Jan 20, 2024, 3:00pm – Brandon Patrick George, flute & Parker Ramsay, harp (at UMBC)
  • Sat, Mar 30, 2024, 3:00pm – Isidore String Quartet (at Baltimore Museum of Art)

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to SHCS Audience Development & Production Coordinator, Alyson Kanne, at with the subject line, “Student Usher 2023-24”.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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. SHCS programs also include a free Spring Lecture Series and a variety of student offerings. 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. Shriver Hall Concert Series' COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be vaccinated.

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

Shriver Hall Concert Series is committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all aspects of our work. We believe that arts organizations like ours do not exist in a vacuum, but are integral members of society. Just as we have the opportunity to enrich people’s lives through art, we also have the responsibility to embrace the values of DEIA. Read more at