Student employment

Check out our Fall 2023 Work Study opportunity  and our Front of House position details listed below.


FOH Staff Career Posting 

Position Type – Part time            

Position Hours – Casual/On Call

Job Title – Front of House Usher

Start Date:  September 20, 2023

End Date:  April or June, 2024

Number of Positions:  10+

Job Description:

Be part of live events at a great ON CAMPUS job!  Work as a Farquhar Auditorium Front of House Usher for live performances, events and ceremonies.

Front of house (FOH) Ushers work as a team to make the auditorium a welcoming place for all visitors.

Main responsibilities include scanning admission tickets, directing and assisting patrons to their seats, and enforcing Auditorium policies and procedures to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all attendees.


  • The Farquhar at UVic is a 1200 soft seat theatre, which hosts concerts, ceremonies and performances.
  • Front of House shifts are all self-sign up making this an ideal opportunity for working around your schedule.
  • Shifts are available for sign-up on or about the 15th of the month for the following month, with the number of shifts varying from month to month. A minimum number of shifts is required for all usher staff per month.
  • Shifts are available primarily evenings and weekends – weekdays on occasion.


Front of House Staff are represented by CUPE 917

Front of House Staff (Usher) - $17.53 plus 4% vacation pay


Dress code:    
Black dress pants or skirt & black closed-toe, flat shoes and socks. Black Farquhar Uniform Shirt provided.


Experience & Qualifications:

  1. 1. Previous customer service experience preferred.
  2. 2. Ability to communicate effectively.
  3. 3. Ability to work without direct supervision.
  4. 4. Ability to work under pressure and meet definitive schedule


Application Review: Monday, September 11 at 9am.  

Application Procedure:  Cover letter and resume via email to


Additional Application Info:

Please forward your resume with cover letter to by no later than noon on September 11, 2023. Please be sure to put Farquhar FOH Posting the subject line.

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be scheduled for September 14 & 15.


Successful applicants are REQUIRED to attend a training session on Wednesday, September 20, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.