Volunteer

 

Swift Creek Mill Theatre is seeking volunteers to provide assistance in a variety of roles.

 

Read what our volunteers say about being a part of the Mill family.

 

 

 

 

Our volunteer program offers opportunities in the areas of:

Host/Usher positions
Holiday or Special Events Decorating
Mill Room Care
Handyman Specials/ Odd Jobs
Groundskeeping
Historical Archiving
Administrative Assistance (Phone calls, mailings, etc.)
Technical Assistance
Feed the Actors (Tech Sunday Meal, where you can eat with the cast, crew, and
designers)

 

If you have a skill that you would like to offer, give us a call. We’d be happy to chat with you about other ongoing projects.

All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and orientation and can then sign up for an available shift.

For questions regarding the Volunteer program at Swift Creek Mill Theatre please contact Steve Koehler at (804) 748-5203.

 

Select Job Descriptions
 

Ushers/ Greeters: Must have strong interpersonal skills, a welcoming manner, be able to lift 15 pounds, stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and see and lead others in the dark. Experience in performing arts a plus.
1. Ability to work on a team
2. Ability to escort patrons to seats in all levels of the Theatre
3. Hand out programs
4. Monitor restrooms
5. Assist in directing patrons before curtain and during intermission
6. Other tasks as needed such as preparing programs for individual shows

 

Head Usher: Must have strong interpersonal skills, a welcoming manner, be able to lift 15 pounds, stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and see and lead others in the dark. Experience in performing arts volunteering a plus.
1. Lead and train a group of people
2. Work with General Manager to organize usher assignments for every performance
3. Ability to escort patrons to seats in all levels of the Theatre
4. Work with Stage Manager at all shows
5. Monitor all ushers at performance
6. Perform bi-annual reviews of all ushers to ensure maximum efficiency and morale
7. Other tasks as needed

 

Production Support: Must be detailed oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, able to follow directions, work on a team. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and to climb ladders up to 8 feet from the floor.
1. Set loading and unloading
2. Handling of lighting, audio and other theatrical equipment
3. Costume maintenance and care
4. Floor-sweeping and mopping
5. Transportation
6. Artist Hospitality

 

Development and Administrative Support: Must be detailed oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, good computer skills, and experience in office work a plus.
1. Bulk mailing
2. Filing
3. Data Entry (Microsoft Excel, Patron database)
4. Word processing (Microsoft Word)
5. Research
6. Acknowledgment mailings
7. Preparing donor and solicitation packets
8. Telephone survey and contact with donors and patrons
9. Other tasks as needed

 

Marketing Administrative Support: Must be detailed oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, good computer skills, and experience in office work a plus.
1. Data Entry (Microsoft Excel, Patron Database)
2. Mailing List (mail merges, mailing list labels)
3. Assist with press book maintenance
4. Delivery of materials to businesses, other organizations
5. Show and event poster distribution
6. Other tasks as needed