VOLUNTEER

We are so fortunate to be in a city that is so rich in artists and artist friendly individuals and organizations who understand the value of the arts for our children, families, and community. We are eager to involve our community and also bring in individuals from outside our community to help us continue the tradition that is El Paso Playhouse on every level. By doing so we hope to entertain, enrich, and inspire the communities around us. 

Volunteer duties will span a range of responsibilities including assisting with building sets, sewing costumes, administrative work, load in and load out, and hanging posters to ushering, merchandising, or being a special event volunteers. There are many ways to get involved at the El Paso Playhouse. 

If you are interested in getting volunteering, please contact theelpasoplayhouse@gmail.com or sign up via the link below.

 

WHAT CAN I DO AS A VOLUNTEER FOR THE

El Paso PLayhouse COMMUNITY THEATER?

Come join the fun and get the chance to work with other incredible volunteers in the community! We have many opportunities for you to assist with set and costume construction, box office and will call support and ushering on performance nights. By becoming a volunteer, you will earn a free ticket to see the production.

Set construction:

Carpenters – Volunteers that work to actually assemble the wooden portions of the set. Basic safety training is needed. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.
Electrics – The department in the theater responsible for stage lighting, sound and maintenance of the building’s electrical equipment. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.
Paints – The department that paints the completed set. We request at least a 2-hour commitment, wearing appropriate clothing.
General hands – Volunteers that are asked to assist in many of the above areas, and are often given special projects. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.

Costume construction:

Stitchers – The costume shop worker who assembles pieces into finished costumes. We request at least a 2-hour commitment. Much of this time commitment may be able to be completed at home, such as creating a garment. Fittings may necessitate time at the theater.
Wardrobe – The person in charge of inventory, repairing, and maintaining costumes for an individual show.
General hands – Volunteers that are asked to assist in many of the above areas, and are often given special projects. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.

Properties department:

Properties department is in charge of all furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe.

Properties personnel – The people who work with the director’s identified needs to find, arrange for delivery, or design (and build, if necessary) properties for each show.

Running crew:

Stage Crew – The crew that works backstage during the show, shifting the scenery, and props. Commitment starts during the technical rehearsal and runs through all performances.
Dressers – the person who assists actors with their costumes before, during, and after a performance. Commitment starts during the technical rehearsal and runs through all performances.

Front of the House:

Box office personnel – Assist in the selling and revering of tickets. Requires a quick background check. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.
Will call personnel – Responsible for distributing reserved tickets the night of a performance. A one-night commitment.
Ushers – Assist in the seating of patrons during performances. A one-night commitment.

Street Crew:

Foot team – A team of dedicated volunteers that hang and distribute posters to local business and public places. Distribution is coordinated with the El Paso Playhouse Community Theater administration.
E-team – A team of individuals that “Share” and “Like” our posts on Facebook. They will also help us grow our email list by forwarding on all official emails. This team will pass on messages, they will not be asked to create materials. They provide feedback to El Paso Playhouse Community Theater staff.

Administrative:

General hands – Volunteers that are asked to assist in special projects such as data entry, proofreading, filing and other general administrative help.

If interested please send us an email at theelpasoplayhouse@gmail.com