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Invitation to Volunteers
An Invitation to Students
Did you work on the crew in practically every theater production at your high school?
Were you in marching band or a bluegrass band?
Do you want to meet other students from different disciplines and departments?
Would a little volunteer work spruce up your resume?
If you answered yes to any of these questions – The Mary B Martin School of the Arts might be a stepping stone to new experiences and friends....and a chance to see some fantastic performances.
An Invitation to Community Members
Are you retired and finally have time to engage in your community in new ways?
Have you worked in the arts and want to stay involved, or ... spend your time as a scientist and want a taste of the world of the arts?
Do you want to broaden your social circle and meet new people?
Do you just want to be a part of the show time excitement?
We are probably looking for just the skills you have to offer – and all levels of involvement are welcome. Get to the heart of the arts by becoming one of our community volunteers.
An Invitation to Faculty and Staff
Do you wish you attended more arts events on campus?
Do you long for your earlier career in the arts, before you became an administrator?
Are you curious to meet other students, faculty, and staff outside your area of expertise?
Do you want to get out from behind that desk?
Do you want to get involved in something new on campus, where you can make a difference?
We have a number of staff and faculty that regularly volunteer with us, please join us! Whatever level of involvement you desire; we can find the perfect fit.
The Volunteer Program
About the Program
In the 2016- 2017 season we had 49 active volunteers contributing 429 hours of volunteer time to the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. There were 22 events in the season and 15 of them required ushering help. We welcome both students and community members, and we conduct training sessions to teach our volunteers what they need to know.
Volunteers are absolutely vital to the success of our program. Our volunteers help by serving as ushers, working in the box office, selling artist resources at performances, distributing marketing materials, and a variety of other tasks essential to the program.
The volunteers that serve as ushers are our single most direct link to our patrons. We consider our ushers to be part of our public relations team, and rely on them to give the gracious professional service that makes our patrons feel cared for and comfortable.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and must complete a volunteer information form. Desired traits include excellent communication and people skills, awareness and sensitivity when working with a diverse group of people, positive attitude and willingness to take direction, and reliability and punctuality. Above all, a love of the arts! Opportunities for volunteers are provided without regard to religion, creed, race, national origin, age, gender or disability.
We consider every applicant in terms of his or her availability, capability, and interests. We provide all the training needed for each volunteer position, and are careful to ensure that all our volunteers feel comfortable in their assigned roles.
- See incredible performances
- Meet new and interesting people
- Gain exposure to arts and culture
- Make a difference in the community
- Add to your resume
- Learn new skills
- Attend special volunteer events and celebrations
- Earn complimentary tickets to special events.
- Have fun with a spirited, upbeat staff and volunteer crew.