Category Archives: Theater Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunity at CSC

House Managers are needed to assist in the box office during performances. Time commitment is 4-5 hours per evening or afternoon. Multiple performance shifts are available during each production run.

House managers will be responsible for greeting patrons as they enter the theatre, concessions sales during intermission, tidying up the lobby and theatre at the end of the performances, and attending to the comfort and safety of theatregoers.

Please contact Cal Harris, Director of Audience Services, for more information or to apply. or 513.381.2273 ext. 1.

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ETC Seeks Volunteers

Do a little work. Support the theatre.
See the show for FREE!

The ETC Entourage, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s volunteer organization, is now accepting applications for volunteers, including ushers, for our 2012-2013 season. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2012-2013 season, please complete the 2012-2013 Volunteer Application and either email to, fax to (513) 562-4104 or bring it to an upcoming volunteer orientation.

There are over 200 Entourage members and we are always looking for new volunteers to donate their time and talents. As a volunteer, you will enjoy the privileges of being a part of our exciting theatrical family and making new friends.

The next volunteer orientation date is Saturday, August 18 at 11:00 am
To attend, please RSVP to by Thursday, August 16

Although we accept new volunteers throughout the season, ushering is very popular and space is limited, so we encourage you to express your interest as soon as possible so that we can best accommodate your schedule.

Usher Duties:

  • Arrive an hour before the show begins and report to House Manager
  • Tear/scan patrons’ tickets
  • Greet patrons and direct them to their seats
  • Pass out show playbills
  • Stay a few minutes after the show to collect playbills for recycling
  • Other duties as assigned by House Manager
  • One brief orientation session is required for all new ushers

There are many other ways to become more involved with our staff, crew, and actors and we welcome the opportunity for you to join us behind the scenes. Members of the Entourage may also assist with publicity and outreach programs, perform administrative tasks, provide meals during technical rehearsals, help transport visiting actors, in addition to the opportunity to usher at shows.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please visit the Volunteer section of our website, or call our Volunteer Coordinator at (513) 421-3555 x14.

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Cincinnati Opera Needs Supernumeraries for THE MAGIC FLUTE


We are looking for supers for “The Magic Flute.” First rehearsal is Monday, June 27th and Performances are July 27th, 29th, and 31st. As it’s a super gig, it is unpaid, but the skills developed are worth it. This version of “Flute” has a lot of puppetry in it (a Chinese dragon, 3 character costumes, 2 large bird puppets that strap to the waist and are manipulated by sticks, a giraffe and antelope that are head puppets, and lots of small birds that are either hand puppets or stick puppets). So, our director is looking for people who have movement, dance, tumbling, and/or puppetry experience, ideally men in their 20’s or early 30’s. And, here is an image of some of the puppets for reference

With that in mind, I thought I would touch base with you in hopes of generating some interest. Please feel free to pass along this info and my contact info to anyone you think might be interested. My work e-mail is, and my work phone is 513-768-5550.

I am pasting in the basic casting information below.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide,

Cincinnati Opera Seeks Supernumeraries

We’re deep into the casting process for our 2011 Summer Festival here at the Cincinnati Opera, and we’re faced with a challenge. We need 8 – 10 young men and women for puppetry work in The Magic Flute. Applicants should have movement, dance, tumbling, or puppetry experience. And, smart actors are always welcome. The age range could be late teens to mid-30’s. These are considered adult supernumerary roles as they do not sing. Supernumeraries are non-paid volunteers (though a parking stipend and passes to the final dress rehearsal are provided).

Rehearsals for The Magic Flute start June 27th. Our performances are July 27th, 29th, & 31st.

For more information about Supernumeraries visit our website at

For more information about “The Magic Flute” or for an application, please contact Andrea Shell at the Cincinnati Opera.

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Looking to Get Involved Behind the Scenes?

From Mariemont Players:

Interested in being part of the production team for the upcoming MPI production, THE FOREIGNER? Call Norma a 513-232-4819 or email This production runs 9/8 through 9/25/2011. We are looking for costumer, carpenters, properties chair, sound and light execution and back stage run crew. We will be glad to train beginners!!

From Xenia Area Community Theatre (XACT)

Wanted: stage managers, stage hands, light operators, and sound operators. No experience necessary, training provided. Get involved with local theater. Contact us through our Facebook page, website, or call the theater.

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Fringe for Free — Volunteer

Online volunteer registration is now available for the 2011 Cincy Fringe Festival.

Earn show passes for each shift you work. It’s the best way to meet people and experience the fringiest sides of the festival.

Positions available include ushers, bar series host2, art gallery host2, hot spares, couriers and street promoters.

Visit for details and to sign-up.

The 2011 Cincy Fringe Festival runs March 31-June 12.

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