Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of The Englert Theatre. Our volunteers are committed to seeing The Englert, a true community effort, thrive.
There are many ways that volunteers participate at the Englert. Ushering shows, hanging posters, and putting together mailings are just a few of the ways that you can get involved. However, the most popular by far is ushering performances.
Ushers tear tickets, greet patrons, hand out playbills, and help the House Manager handle any unexpected circumstances during a performance. Helping us in this way is a lot of fun, but it does require a few things from you to make sure that you are comfortable, enjoy your job, and are able to help and serve the Englert patrons to the best of your ability.
Please note: As of May 1, 2023 we no longer require masking for staff, patrons, artists, and volunteers. As always: Masking is welcome and encouraged.
Is there an age limit?
We ask that all volunteers be 16 years old. Exceptions can be made as long as the following three criteria are met: The show or event must be appropriate for the age of the child, a parent or guardian must volunteer along with the child, and the child must demonstrate a level of maturity appropriate for volunteering.
What should I wear?
You need to be easily recognizable, so we ask you to wear a white top, black bottoms, and comfortable, dark shoes (preferably not tennis shoes)
How will I know what to do?
Training and orientation will be provided when you arrive at the theater. Because of this, we ask that you be early or on time for your assignment. We cannot let anyone in the theater until we are ready for them, and us being ready for them depends on a number of factors, including the preparedness of our volunteers. If you are a new volunteer, we will ask you to sign a volunteer contract stating that you will serve to the best of your ability!
How do I sign up?
We communicate through SignUpGenius via email to schedule you for volunteering. Slots for the events are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Not on our volunteer list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added!