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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Play an Integral Role in Making Our Annual Convention a Success

Volunteer Applications for the 2017 Convention are Now Closed

Approximately 100 volunteers participate annually. From offering assistance in lieu of convention registration to joining the management team, many find the experience rewarding and return year after year. These are volunteer opportunities that help you make connections, gain valuable experience, and receive free convention registration!

Volunteer Requirements

If you are willing to commit 10 hours of your time to volunteer, SETC will waive your convention registration fee. Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers must be current SETC members during the time of convention (Students $44; Individuals $77; Seniors $55).

Volunteer Areas

Info Hub / Convention Gear
Maintain the Information Hub station, answer general convention questions, and update the Message Boards.

Registration Desk
Assist with processing convention registrations at the registration booth. Answer general convention registration questions.

Design Competition
Assist with ushering and supervising the various Design Competition displays. This may also include processing design competition entries and registrations.

Exhibit Hall
Assist with ushering and supervising the Commercial Exhibits and Ed Expo booths when exhibitors are away. Provide guard assistance to staff.

Special Events Setup
Assist with the setup for banquet, receptions, mixers, etc. Tasks could include decorating, ushering, taking tickets, take down, etc.

Theatre Job Fair
Assist with ushering, watching booths, handing out materials, checking badges and guarding the area against “gate-crashers.”

Professional Auditions
Jobs vary in this area. Depending on your skills, you may serve as an usher, runner (callback board poster or errand runner), callback room assistant, or time-clock keeper. Note: Those participating in the Professional Auditions may not volunteer in this area.

Undergraduate & Graduate School Auditions
Jobs vary in this area. Depending on your skills, you may serve as an usher, runner (callback board poster or errand runner), callback room assistant or timeclock keeper.

High School Theatre Festival
Assist with crowd control, ticket taking and ushering. Depending on your technical skills, you may be recruited in another capacity.

High School Stage Management Team
Assist the Production Stage Manager with any tasks or responsibilities needed for the High School Theatre Festival. Specific roles will be assigned and outlined upon arrival for the day.

Onsite Festivals: Fringe / 10-Minute Play / Theatre for Youth
Assist with crowd control, ticket taking and ushering. Depending on your technical skills, you may be recruited in another capacity.

Please Note: If you are participating in any additional activities that require separate fees, such as auditions, special events or Theatre Job Fair, you are responsible for paying those separate fees and clearly communicating to the Volunteer Coordinator your desired schedule to avoid conflicts.

Get More Involved

General Operations Team

This dynamic and talented group is responsible for handling many aspects of Convention, including registration, gear booth, keynote speakers and much more. For more info contact Program Manager Quiana Clark-Roland at quiana@setc.org. Download the Application

Tech Crew

Work directly with Exhibits and the Design/Technical Area of the Convention. For more info contact Program Manager Quiana Clark-Roland at quiana@setc.orgDownload the Application

Production Assistants

These volunteers are a specially picked group of volunteers who will work with Professional Theatre Representatives in a wide variety of services. For more info contact Professional Services Manager April Marshall at april@setc.orgDownload the Application

Professional Audition Interns

Assist with all aspects of running the Spring Professional Auditions. Persons who did not pass the SETC Professional Screening Auditions or who will be auditioning at Convention are not eligible for these positions. For more info contact Professional Services Manager April Marshall at april@setc.org.

Job Squad

Job Squad positions for 2017 have been filled. This energetic and detail-oriented group is dedicated to the Theatre Job Fair area. These volunteers run the Theatre Job Fair and assist in set-up and registration. For more info contact Professional Services Manager April Marshall at april@setc.org.

Questions?

For volunteer inquiries or questions please email volunteer@setc.org.

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