Volunteer Opportunities

2017 Management Volunteers receive a well-deserved round of applause at the Banquet Gala and Award Ceremony in Lexington, KY.

We need you!

Become an integral part of the SETC convention as a volunteer! Make connections, gain valuable experience, and receive free convention registration.* SETC volunteers find the experience rewarding and many return year after year.


For volunteer inquiries, please email info@setc.org.

General Volunteers

  • Positions are filled on a first-apply, first-accepted basis, so apply early!
  • Work 10 volunteer hours at the SETC Convention in one of the areas listed below.
  • SETC will waive your convention registration fee.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • SETC Membership must be paid before convention (Students $45; Adults $80; Seniors $55).

Volunteer applications for the 2019 SETC Annual Convention in Knoxville, TN will be accepted starting in early October 2018.

  • Design Competition
  • Exhibit Hall (Ed Expo & Commercial Exhibits)
  • Festivals (Fringe, Theatre for Youth, 10-Minute Play, High School, Community)
  • High School Stage Management Team
  • Info Hub/Convention Gear
  • Professional Auditions
  • Registration
  • Special Events (banquets, receptions, etc.)
  • Teachers Institute
  • Theatre Job Fair
  • Undergraduate/Graduate School Auditions
  • Design Awards Crew – NEW – This five-person team will write and produce a fully realized awards style show for the Design Competition Awards Ceremony on Friday night. We’re looking for individuals to manage lighting, sound, projections, stage management and directing for the event. Regular production meetings will be held beginning Wednesday evening. This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills in an ever growing segment of our industry! You’ll have tons of fun and get to know the winners before anyone else.

Management Volunteers

Want to be more involved? Take on substantial responsibility at the SETC Convention and work closely with SETC staff and on-site operations.

  • Positions are filled first by returning team members and by application when openings are available.
  • You must be willing to commit significant hours to helping run the convention throughout the week and arrive on the Tuesday before convention opens.
  • SETC will waive your convention registration fee and provide free shared lodging during the convention.
  • To be considered, you must have previously been a General Volunteer. Each area has specific requirements and may be chosen based on past volunteer or work experience.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Operations Team
  • Tech Crew
  • Job Squad
  • Audition Team
  • Professional Division Assistants

* Please Note: Volunteers are still responsible for paying additional fees if participating in activities that have charges separate from regular convention registration (i.e. auditions, interviews, competitions, Theatre Job Fair, or other special events). You would be responsible for paying the separate fees and clearly communicating your unavailable days and times to the SETC Central Office/Volunteer Coordinator so they can schedule your volunteer hours around any conflicts.