Volunteer

Our volunteer ushers are valued members of the Center for Performing Arts. They assist with Mainstage productions, Arts in Education and Rental events.

CPA Ushers Are Expected to:

  • Arrive at least one hour prior to the performance to allow time to sign-in, receive assignments, and pertinent information about the day's performance. Some performances require an earlier arrival time.
  • Dress in a professional manner. Black & White formal attire, ideally.
  • Have a flashlight and a name badge.
  • Stuff programs with inserts.
  • Usher, take and scan tickets, greet and direct patrons.
  • Watch for patrons entering the house with prohibited drink, food or electronics.
  • Watch the house for disruptive behavior or emergencies and notify house management.
  • Remain at their assigned location. Close their assigned door(s) when house lights go down, open their assigned door(s) when house lights go up.
  • Pick up programs, tickets, and inserts from floor after the performance.
  • Check for lost items and give them to house management.
  • Assist disabled patrons with accessible seating.
  • Volunteer for a minimum of one Arts in Education show per season and one four-hour shift of a Dance Competition per season.


RSVP attendance for upcoming shows.

Request information about becoming an usher.

 

GSU Student Volunteer Club/Organization Form

 

Questions? Contact Patron Services Manager Jane Cox at 708.235.2811 or at jcox1@govst.edu.

 

For all performance events, we need a minimum of five ushers. The Usher Call Time is between 60-90 minutes prior to curtain.
 
Dance competitions have different and more specific ushering needs, and if you are willing to work for any of those income producing rental events please contact the Jane at 708.235.2811 in advance to confirm your participation and hours.

 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for 2017-18

February 2018

My Father's Dragon AIE Field Trip (12 noon performance cancelled)Wed, February 28 at 9:45 a.m. Usher Call 8:45 a.m.


March 2018

Showbiz Dance Competition (RENTAL)March 2-4Ushers required in 4 hour shifts
Dance to the MoviesThu, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.Usher call 6:30 p.m.
Sheryl Underwood and Friends Comedy Show ***CANCELLED***Sat, March 10 at 8 p.m.Usher call 7 p.m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream AIE Field TripThu, March 15 at 10 a.m.Usher call 8:45 a.m.
BravO Dance Competition (RENTAL)March 16-18Ushers required in 4 hour shifts
Headliners Dance Competition (RENTAL)March 23-25Ushers required in 4 hours shifts


April 2018

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is EnufThu, March 5 at 8 p.m.Usher call 6:30 p.m.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/
When the Rainbow is Enuf
Fri, March 6 at 8 p.m.Usher call 6:30 p.m.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/
When the Rainbow is Enuf
Sat, March 7 at 8 p.m.Usher call 6:30 p.m.
Anne Frank AIE Field TripWed, April 11 at 9:45 & 12 noonUsher call 8:45 a.m.
Star Systems Talent Dance Competition (RENTAL)April 13-15Ushers required in 4 hour shifts
Blues Hip-Hop ExperienceSat, April 21 at 8 p.m.Usher call 7 p.m.
Slim Goodbody AIE Field Trip (RENTAL) - ***CANCELLED***Wed, April 25Usher call 8:30 a.m.
Curious George AIE Field TripThu, April 26 at 9:45 a.m. & 12 noonUsher call 8:45 a.m.
Revolution Talent Dance Competition (RENTAL)April 28-29Ushers required in 4 hour shifts


May 2018

Peter Pan and the Pirates AIE Field TripWed, May 2 at 9:45 a.m. & 12 noonUsher call 8:45 a.m.
Chamberlain GraduationThur., May 3 at 4 p.m.Usher call 2:30 p.m.
Dance Competition Weekend (RENTAL)May 4-6Ushers required in 4 hour shifts
Star Dance Alliance Dance Competition Weekend (RENTAL)May 11-13Ushers required in 4 hour shifts
Creative Dance Recital (RENTAL)Sun, May 20 time TBAUsher call TBA
Dance Competition Weekend (RENTAL)May 25-27Ushers required in 4 hour shifts


June 2018

Dance Images Recital (RENTAL)Sat, June 2 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.Usher call 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
American Dance Center Recital (RENTAL)Sat, June 9 at 11 a.m.; 3 p.m.; & 7 p.m.Usher call 10 a.m.; 2 p.m.; & 6 p.m.
American Dance Center Recital (RENTAL)Sun, June 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.Usher call 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Studio One Dance Recital (RENTAL)Sat, June 16 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.Usher call 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Studio One Dance Recital (RENTAL)Sun, June 17 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.Usher call 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Emerald City Summer Camp Show     Fri, June 22 at 7 p.m.Usher call 6 p.m.
Footworks Dance Recital (RENTAL)Sun, June 24 at 2 p.m.Usher call 1 p.m.