Federal Work Study


Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally-funded work program for students to earn wages during college while working for nonprofits, educational institutions, government and community service employers.
GW FWS students can apply and interview for the following positions in the Department of Theatre & Dance:

  • Costume Shop Assistant
    Duties include, but are not limited to, costume construction and alteration, as well as maintenance of the Theatre & Dance costume stock. Knowledge of basic sewing skills is preferred, but on-the-job training will be provided.
  • Main Office Assistant
    General office work. Duties include, but are not limited to: updating files, copying, faxing, typing, answering phones, responding to emails, etc. Students will need to learn basic information about the academic program and related productions in order to answer questions from prospective students, etc. The candidate should have good communication skills, be computer literate, organized, punctual, and friendly!
  • Promotions Office Assistant
    Duties include, but are not limited to postering and publicizing MainStage shows, returning phone calls and emails, and working in the box-office during MainStage productions. The candidate should have good communication skills, the ability to work unsupervised, and be computer literate. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a plus, but not required. The student must be available to work evenings of MainStage performances.
  • Scene Shop Assistant
    Duties include, but are not limited to, scenic construction, painting, props construction, and installation and setup of scenery. Some experience with carpentry and set construction preferred. The work is physical in nature, and the applicant must be willing to get dirty.

These positions are available in the Fall, and last through the academic year. FWS students are considered student temporary employees and are required to present appropriate identification and paperwork prior to commencing employment. Once hired, students receive an hourly wage and biweekly paychecks.

Click here for more information about the Federal Work Study program at GW.