As a non-profit, community-based organization, Theatre Jacksonville relies heavily on the help we receive from our talented and generous volunteers. It is only with the support of our volunteers that we are able to continue to produce outstanding live theatre production, deliver quality entertainment, offer theatre education, and provide cultural enrichment to our community.
There are many ways you can help. See below for a list of volunteer opportunities we have available. And if you feel you can help Theatre Jacksonville in other unique ways, please let us know, and we'll be sure to find a place for you.
HERE'S JUST SOME OF THE WAYS YOU CAN VOLUNTEER:
For those who prefer the action behind the stage rather than on it. We're always looking for people to help build sets and work as part of our production crew.
If you are particularly handy with a paint brush or roller, maybe becoming a set painter volunteer is just for you. Artists and construction painters are always welcome to help add a little color to our stage.
Theatre Jacksonville is always in need of ushers for upcoming productions. Ushering is a great way to help the theatre, gain volunteer hours, and see the show for FREE!
If you are particularly handy with a needle and thread, become a much needed helping hand to our costume designers. Our actors need to wear SOMETHING on stage, for goodness sake.
If you are a tinkerer, we just might be in need of your particular set of skills. Building unique and special props for our shows is always in demand. Lend us your helping hands.
Arguably the most important member of our stage crew. A stage manager helps keeps things running smoothly, and helps to keep everyone, both on-stage and off, working together seamlessly to pull of a wonderful performance for our audiences.
Not all the magic happens in front of the curtain. A show is not a show without the much needed helping hands of a running crew. Before, during, between and after scenes, there are many parts and pieces that must fall into place in order for a show to make just the right visual impact. And plus, wearing all black is very slimming.
If you have experience with audio equipment, or would like to learn how to manage and operate the sound for each of our shows, you might want to try lending us your ear and volunteer as a sound operator or assistant.
Lighting for a show is important to help evoke emotion, time, place, and action. It is an integral part of putting on a show that connects and engages with an audience. That, plus its really hard to see without the lights on.
Sometimes there are these special occasions when an actor needs the spotlight all to him or herself in order to pull of a gripping performance, or deliver a very important monologue. A follow-spot operator ensures that the audience maintains their focus, and lets the actors shine in their spotlight. If you've ever wanted to shed some light on the theatre stage, this is your opportunity.
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We're always in need of a helping hand. From building sets, to ushering, to stage hands, we welcome anyone who is willing and able to be a part of what we do.
Want to learn more? Contact us.
Call (904) 396-4425, or email us.
Tim Watson, Technical Director
Tracy Olin, Box Office Manager