Opportunities in October

All volunteers at Theatre Memphis receive complimentary tickets. 

If you are interested, please email Amy Salerno Hale with the volunteer position and times you are available for given day(s). Volunteers must be available for a minimum of two consecutive hours of service for the following opportunities:

Lighting Assistants.....

Please wear Volunteers age 15+ welcome. (12+ for set walking when accompanied by a set walking adult.)Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dusty.  (Much of the work happens in our basement.)  Wear sturdy, closed toed, closed heeled shoes.  Volunteers are required to:
         - Follow directions well.
         - Work independently at times.
         - Have reliable transportation
 
The Spelling Bee Light Hang & Focus
Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 19

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch break Noon-1 PM)

One to two volunteers at a time will assist the light designer with hanging lighting instruments. Some of the work happens on the catwalks, above the house, so requires volunteers to be comfortable with heights.  If you would prefer to work from the ground level, please specify in your response.
 
The Spelling Bee Set Walking
Wednesday, October 24

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Two to three walkers will be needed for a light cue preview.  Set walkers sit, stand, and walk the set in the same areas as the actors while the director and designers view lighting cue for the show.  Please wear any other color but white or black or neon.  You may also want to bring something quiet (like a book) to occupy yourself during the downtime.
 
A Christmas Carol Light Hang & Focus
Wednesday, October 31 - Friday, November 2

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch break Noon-1 PM)

Two to four volunteers at a time will assist the light designer with hanging lighting instruments. Some of the work happens on the catwalks, above the house, so requires volunteers to be comfortable with heights.  If you would prefer to work from the ground level, please specify in your response.

 

Scenery & Props Construction.....

The Scenery and Props Construction volunteers will help construct the set and props, offering assistance in the following areas: woodwork, welding, painting, crafts and light sewing.  Scenery & Props Construction candidates are required to:

  • Commit to a schedule that fulfills the following needs --This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity – Volunteer schedule varies with the needs of the show currently under construction.  General shop hours are Mon-Fri, 10AM- 5PM. Volunteers are only needed for a portion of this time, but must be willing to commit to regular attendance.  A per volunteer schedule will be negotiated that incorporates shop hours/needs and volunteer availability.
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Have moderate upper body strength and follow directions well

 

Costume Assistants.....

Volunteers age 15+ welcome. Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dusty.  (Much of the work happens in our basement.)  Wear sturdy, closed toed, closed heeled shoes.  Volunteers are required to:
         - Follow directions well.
         - Work independently at times.
         - Have reliable transportation

Costume Stitcher
Helps construct costumes. Help needed in any of these areas:  machine sewing, hand stitching, alterations, mending, organization, occasional computer data entry.

  • This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity– Volunteer schedule varies with the needs of the show currently under construction.  General shop hours are Mon-Fri, 10AM- 5PM. Volunteers are only needed for a portion of this time.  A per volunteer schedule will be negotiated that incorporates shop hours/needs and volunteer availability.
  • Must have at least basic hand stitching and machine sewing abilities.

Costume Inventory
Helps maintain costume inventory.  Help needed in any of these areas:  laundry, inventory sorting, and organization, occasional computer data entry. 
Monday - Friday 
10:00 AM - Noon, 1 - 5 PM

 

There are also ongoing volunteer needs with:
Scenery/Props Shop
Costume Shop
Lighting Department
Backstage Crew
Ushering

Please email Amy Salerno Hale if you have questions or need more information.