Not everyone is an actor! If you're enthusiastic, hardworking and would love to be involved with a community theatre group, there are many diverse volunteering opportunities with the Theatre Guild. Here are a few of the areas that you could be involved in.
Many technical areas have to come together to bring off a successful theatre season, and they all need enthusiastic people. They include: design (set, sound, lights); set construction (painting, carpentering, or being a general handy person); operating (lights and sound); stage management; general crewing during the season; bumping in and out of the theatre.
Depending on the production, this can involve finding furniture or other items, creating special props from scratch, repairing or painting materials. It's a great job for inventive, resourceful people. Sometimes a Props person may also be a crew member or assistant stage manager, and responsible for the properties during the run of the show.
We are always looking for people who can design, construct and repair costumes. We also have a large costume store, and would welcome people interested in maintaining it.
Front of House
If you enjoy dealing with customers, why not consider helping with Front of House during our productions? There's work on the Box Office, in the bar, selling programmes, and ushering.
At various stages of the year, we need people who can help with mail-outs and other one-off administrative tasks.
Do you have an interest in publicising productions? Do you have contacts that might be useful in promoting a production? Can you help with poster distribution? Do you have graphic design, drawing or photographic skills? Would you like to design a poster or a banner? There are numerous ways in which volunteers can contribute to publicity and marketing.
We always have an opening night supper for Guild productions. Are you a genius at producing tasty finger food on a small budget?
The Board of Management
We need Board members who are willing to be active members of the Board and its subcommittees and who have skills and experience in areas such as the following: artistic program development; knowledge of SA theatre and of what's being done in theatre generally; marketing, media and public relations; organisational development, policy development and strategic planning; friendraising and membership development; working with volunteers; sponsorship, fundraising and networking; financial management; mentoring.
Fundraising and Sponsorship
If you have skills and contacts that could help the Guild's fundraising and sponsorship efforts, we'd love to talk to you. The Guild has a Public Fund, and donations made to that fund are tax-deductible.
Whatever your area of interest, there's bound to be something enjoyable to do with the Guild. All you need to do is ask Melanie Hibberd, our Administrator, on 8303 5999, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All our volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the production they work on. By becoming a member of the Guild, you also receive a free ticket to every main production, as well as the opportunity to vote for and serve on the Board of Management - which is also composed of volunteers!