Work With Us

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts offers an array of full-time and part-time career opportunities along with seasonal internships and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

The Cowles Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee, prospective applicant, or volunteer because of race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, familial status, age, disability, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

The Cowles Center is committed to fostering a diverse staff and volunteer base that is reflective of our vibrant community.

If #youmakemndance, please explore our current opportunities detailed below and apply here:


Career Opportunities


Box Office Associate

Box Office Associates work as a representative of The Cowles Center for Dance & the

Performing Arts by providing ticket sales for Cowles patrons in person and over the

phone. They will work with fellow staff to see that the box office is working efficiently

and effectively. This position serves as an ambassador for The Cowles Center and our

performing companies by sharing information about productions, answering questions,

and directing additional inquiries or concerns to the appropriate person or department

within the organization.



Front of House Associate

Front of House Associates work as a representative of The Cowles Center for Dance &

the Performing Arts by creating a welcoming environment for patrons as they visit.

They will get to know the spaces and policies well so as to provide excellent customer

service. They will manage a team of volunteer ushers and enable volunteers to do their

job well. This position serves as an ambassador for The Cowles Center and our

performing companies by sharing information about productions, answering questions,

and directing additional inquiries or concerns to the appropriate person or department

within the organization.


Please see below for full job descriptions and how to apply. 

    • Internships
      There are no current job opportunities at this time. When an open employment opportunity is available, both the job description and applicant instructions will be listed here. Please check back at a later date.

    • Volunteer
      We rely on more than 150 volunteers each year to maintain the artistry and mission of The Cowles Center. As a Cowles Center volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side our Box Office/Front of House staff to ensure that patrons are able to enjoy our world-class dance venue. We are always looking to add volunteers to our talented roster. To learn more, please contact: volunteers@thecowlescenter.orgThank you in advance for your interest in The Cowles Center.


The Cowles Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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