Volunteer Jobs: Shakespeare in Paradise

Ever wondered what it takes to mount a successful production?

More than getting up on stage before an audience, that’s for sure!

Theatre stands or falls on the coming together of many hands, most of them behind the scenes, most of them unrecognized, unnamed, without whom the actors would be lost.

So if you ever wanted to get involved in theatre, here’s your chance!

Major Jobs:

Venue coordinator

These people will be assigned to a specific venue and will be a point person for that venue. This is an important task and will require considerable commitment. The major venue, this year as last year, is the Dundas, where we will be holding between 12 and 14 performances. 6 of these will be school matinees. We will be looking for more than one venue coordinator for the Dundas. Other venues include the Hub (4 performances), Epworth Hall (4 performances), Nirvana (2 performances), the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (at least 2 performances), and Chapter One Bookstore (Play Reading Series — contact Toni Francis at tfrancis@cob.edu.bs). This is a festival-long commitment.

Production coordinator

These people will be assigned to specific productions and will be point people for each of them. In some cases this will require that this person also liaise with our visiting performers and discover what they need for their productions. These people will probably need access to their own vehicles and be able to do some running around as necessary. This is a festival-long commitment.

Visitor Liaison

These people will be assigned to our visiting performers to be their main contact. These people will be responsible for arranging transportation and giving relevant information to those performers, and will liaise with the venue coordinators and production coordinators to make sure that everything goes smoothly. This is a festival-long commitment.

Other Jobs:

Front of House

Take tickets, show people to seats, hand out programmes, sell t-shirts and other merchandise. This is a night-by-night commitment and enables the individuals who take it on to have access to the show(s).

Backstage Assistant

Help with costume changes, set changes, make-up, stage management, etc — anything that goes on behind the scenes. This is a nightly commitment, but generally requires some practice, so individuals working backstage should make plans to commit to several evenings.

Helping hands

People who are on call and available to pitch in in various unpredictable capacities, whether it be to find an unusual prop, or help fix a costume, or pick up Kentucky each night for the performers!

Email us at admin@shakespeareinparadise.org or sign up on our volunteer page!

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