One of the most wonderful things about theatre is how it requires all different sorts of skill sets and talents. You don’t have to be an actor to be a star at TLT! We’re always in need of volunteers to help backstage, building sets, designing, in administration, or front of house. All you need is an interest in theatre and some time.
Check out the list of volunteers we’re looking for below!
- Directors and Assistant Directors - In general we look for people with some theatre background and directing experience, but if you’re just starting out and would like to learn the ropes, you may want to consider being an assistant director.
- Stage Managers & Assistant Stage Managers – stage managers need to be responsible, organized, good with people, and strong team leaders. They are the ones who run the show, corral all the actors, and assist the director. They take notes during rehearsal, communicate with the designers, organize the run crew, and call all the cues during the show.
- Designers – set, costumes, props, lighting, & sound. These are the creative folks who help figure out how a show should look (and sound). If you have background or interest in fashion, interior design, architecture, engineering, construction, sound engineering, etc. you may want to consider lending a hand.
- Set Construction & Painting – We always need help putting up (and taking down!) sets. Sometimes this means getting out the power tools, and sometimes we just need some good old-fashioned elbow grease. And anyone can paint! We’ll hand you a brush and bucket and show you what to do.
- Lighting and Sound assistants, Spot ops, Board Ops - maybe you’re not a designer, but you have some experience with sound engineering or as an electrician. Or maybe you like being the one to push all the buttons. We’ve got plenty for you to do, too!
- Music Directors and Orchestra – Musicals mean, well, music! We need someone to teach all those actors how to sing, and musicians to play during shows.
- Choreographers – Someone has to teach the actors how to dance!
- Run Crew -It’s not just actors on stage every night. We need people to work backstage on shows, helping move sets, props, and sometimes actors.
Interested in working on Productions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Front of House
- House Managers – These are the people in charge of the lobby every show night. They keep things running smoothly, count up tickets, keep track of the money from concessions and more.
- Ticket Takers and Ushers- Someone has to collect all those tickets! Not to mention passing out programs and helping people to find their seats. The best part of this job is you get to see the show for free!
- Concessions – Most of our events are partially catered, but we do offer non-alcholic drinks, and some snacks in the lobby. We need someone to help keep things filled.
We do not require that people who work front of house work every single performance night for the run of a show. You can sign up to work just one night or as many as you like! Grab a friend and sign up today by contacting email@example.com
Maintenance, House Cleaning, and Administration
- Help organize costumes, props, and set pieces – we’re in the process of cleaning up and organizing our inventory (it seems we’re never DONE with this process). We need help pulling out and inventorying all those fancy dresses and weird little knick-knacks. When we’re planning to work on these projects, we’ll often put out a call for volunteers. But if you have a few hours and would like to spend it digging through musty attics helping us organize all our treasures, we’d be happy to have you.
- Help keep the building clean and functioning - because we’re a non-profit, we often have to do things ourselves. That includes setting up the lobby for shows, cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping, dusting, mowing the lawn, and doing some occasional minor repair work. If you love to clean, we’d love to meet you!
- Various other tasks – we always need help folding programs, licking stamps, organizing, inventorying, and more!