Student Employment Opportunities with a2ru (Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities)

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of colleges and universities committed to transforming higher education to ensure the greatest possible institutional support for arts-integrative research, curricula, programs and creative practice between the arts, sciences, and other disciplines. a2ru is based at the University of Michigan with offices in the James and Anne Duderstadt Center. Read more about us.

Student Employment Opportunities

Contract Event Photographer (updated September 1, 2022)

We have occasional needs for an event photographer on campus, including for our upcoming National Conference on November 3-5. Interested students must be eligible to work in the U.S. and have their own camera equipment and access to editing software. Rate is $15/hour for shooting and editing time. Please email a2ru Associate Director Shannon Moen at skfitz@umich.edu with a letter of interest listing relevant experience, your contact information (cell phone and email address), and links to samples of your photography.


Conference Resource Team Member (updated September 1, 2022)
Posting #68428 on U-M Student Employment Office page

a2ru will be hosting their annual conference at the University on November 3-5, 2022. Resource team members play a critical role in ensuring the conference runs smoothly. A variety of roles are available, including materials preparation; set-up and oversight of the check-in/information table, poster area, and presentation rooms; helping conference attendees navigate campus; session time-keeping; and more. Team members will be able to interact with a diverse and prominent group of participants, listen to session presentations, and gain experience in meeting coordination. Rate is $15/hour. Priority will be given to work-study eligible students. For more information contact For more information, please contact Charisse Willis at a2ruconnect@umich.edu.