Theatre Coppell NEEDS YOU!

Volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks at TC!

Interested in volunteering with Theatre Coppell? Wonderful. Lots of experience? Great. No experience? NO PROBLEM! We need people like you of all ages (from 10 to 110) to come play with us. We have a variety of opportunities depending on your interests.

To volunteer, please fill out the form below with your contact information and type of work your interested in based on the descriptions below.  Someone will get back to you within 48 hours and make sure you are added to the volunteer list(s) of your choice. If you don't hear back in 48 hours (we are volunteers, too, after all) please email volunteer@theatrecoppell.com

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Theatre Coppell volunteers are an integral part of what we do. Keep in mind that if you make a commitment, we expect you to keep it. Notify us up front of any conflicts and we will work around them if we can. Conflicts that arise after a commitment is made are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

LEVEL ONE(Minimal commitment)

Set building/painting (includes set tear down and prop organization) - For most shows, our sets are constructed and painted on the 4-5 Saturdays before a show opens. If you have basic carpentry skills (can use a hammer or saw), you can help with set building. If you are interested in painting, we have tasks available for all skill sets including painting large walls, a bench or doors to more detailed painting like faux wood, graphics and much more! Once you are placed on the Set Build/Paint Volunteer list, you will be notified that we are building/painting on the upcoming Saturday. Then just show up in old clothes anytime between 10 and 2 and we’ll find something for you to do.  Minimum age: 10 with accompanying adult

Will Call - This involves distributing pre-paid tickets to our patrons as they enter the building. Job requirements include friendly, warm greetings with a smile! Once you are placed on the Box Office/Will Call Volunteer list, we will email you 2 weeks prior to each show opening to determine your availability for the performances. You will need to respond with which shows you are able to work and the Box Office Assistant Manager will email the schedule once it is complete, usually the weekend prior to the show opening. Will Call requires a minimum one-hour commitment for each performance you are scheduled. Minimum age: 16

Mailing Assistance - Prior to each show, we mail postcards to announce auditions and/or show openings. This involves affixing pre-addressed labels to postcards and no experience is necessary. Once you are placed on the Mailing Assistance Volunteer list, we will email you when volunteer opportunities are available. You should respond if you are able to help and show up to the theatre on the date/time given in the email. You will be trained onsite. Minimum age: 12

LEVEL TWO(Minimal commitment  up to six weeks)

Box Office - This involves processing payments for customers with reservations (unpaid tickets) and without reservations (walk-ups.) Occasionally you must help customers whose tickets cannot be found by using our online ticketing system. You can also be trained to pull and prepare tickets prior to a show. We prefer you work at Will Call a few times to understand our basic pre-show processes and then you can request to be trained by one of our more experienced Box Office volunteers. See LEVEL ONE: Will Call above for more information. Minimum age: 18

Running Lights/Sound/Spotlight - Each of these technical positions require a commitment of about 4 weeks, which include a full week of technical rehearsals and about 3 weekends of performances, most often Friday/Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Involves operating a lighting computer, sound board or spotlight with cues marked in a script. All training provided. Once you are placed on the Tech/Crew Volunteer list, you will be contacted several weeks prior to the show opening to determine if you are interested and available in a technical position. Minimum age: 14

Stage Crew - Assists the Stage Manager with setting & changing props and/or sets before, during and after each performance. Requires a commitment of 4-5 weeks, which include a full week of technical rehearsals and about 3 weekends of performances, most often Friday/Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Once you are placed on the Tech/Crew Volunteer list, you will be contacted several weeks prior to the show opening to determine if you are interested and available in a technical position. Training provided. Minimum age: 14

Costume Sewing - Assists the Costume Designer/Coordinator with sewing costumes. Commitment levels vary depending on the complexity of the show, number of cast members/costumes needed and volunteer availability. Once you are placed on the Costume Volunteer list, we will contact you to obtain information about your experience/skill set and have our Costumer contact you. Minimum age: 16

LEVEL THREE(Commitment of 6 weeks or more)

Assistant Director - Assists the show’s Director with auditions and all rehearsals including Tech Week. Responsibilities include various administrative tasks, gathering props, prompting from the script, setting scenes & assisting cast/crew. Requires a commitment which can vary based on the show, but typically about 4-6 weeks. Rehearsals are most evenings and Sunday afternoons, as assigned by the Director. If you are interested in this position, we prefer that you first volunteer in other areas of the theatre so you can learn how we do things and then speak with our Artistic Director.

Stage Manager - Runs the show during all performances. Requires a commitment of 4-5 weeks, which include a full week of technical rehearsals and about 3 weekends of performances, most often Friday/Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Includes creating prop/set changes lists for you and each stage crew member, setting & changing props and/or sets before, during and after each performance, keeping cast/crew informed of key times (house open, start time, places, etc.) and managing tech/stage crew members. If you are interested in this position, we prefer that you first volunteer in other areas of the theatre so you can learn how we do things and then speak with our Artistic Director.

Costume Designer/Coordinator - Works closely with the show’s Director to create and/or design the costume plot for each cast member. Commitment requirements can vary based on the complexity of the show, number of cast members/costumes needed and volunteer availability. If you are interested in this position, we will contact you to obtain information about your experience/skill set and have our Artistic Director contact you.

Lighting Designer - Works closely with the show’s Director to design lighting and/or special effects for the show. Experience required and commitment levels vary depending on the complexity of the show and the design elements required. If you are interested in this position, we will contact you to obtain information about your experience/skill set and have our Artistic Director contact you.

Choreographer - Works closely with the show’s Director and Musical Director to choreograph dances in our musicals. Extensive experience and advanced preparation required. Requires a commitment which can vary based on the show, but typically about 6-8 weeks, including auditions, rehearsals and Tech Week. Rehearsals are most evenings and Sunday afternoons, as assigned by the Director. If you are interested in this position, we will contact you to obtain information about your experience/skill set and have our Artistic Director contact you.

Musical Director - Works closely with the show’s Director and all cast members to teach, coach and direct all musical numbers. Extensive experience and advanced preparation required. Requires a commitment which can vary on the show, but typically about 8-10 weeks, including auditions, rehearsals, Tech Week and all performances. Rehearsals are most evenings and Sunday afternoons, as assigned by the Director. If you are interested in this position, the Artistic Director will contact you directly.

Musicians - Our musicians are usually recruited by the Musical Director, but we are always looking for new talent! We often use pianists, drummers, guitarists, woodwinds, brass and other instrumentalists in our musical productions. Experience and advanced preparation required. Commitments usually include Tech Week and 3-4 weekends of performances, usually Friday/Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.