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 Jane at 708.235.2811 in advance to confirm your participation and hours.

 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for 2018-19

 April 2019

AIE FIELD TRIP: Anne FrankWed., April 10 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: Revolution DanceApril 12-14Ushers required in four hour shifts
RENTAL District 162 Spring Concert *RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 17*Thur., April 18 at 7 p.m.Usher call: 6 p.m.
RENTAL University Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses "Memorial of Jesus" ***CANCELLED***Fri., April 19 Time TBAUsher call: TBA
RENTAL Chamberlain Nursing Graduation *JUST ADDED*Wed., April 24 at 4 p.m.Usher call: 3 p.m.
The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc MartelSat., April 27 at 8 p.m.Usher call time: 7 p.m. / 4 p.m. for VIP Check-in Volunteers

 

 May 2019

RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: NexstarMay 3-5Ushers required in four hour shifts
AIE FIELD TRIP: Stuart LittleMon., May 6 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call time: 8:45 a.m.
AIE FIELD TRIP: Let's Go Science (RE-SCHEDULED from 1/29/19)Fri., May 10 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call time: 8:45 a.m.
RENTAL CONCERT - **CANCELLED**Sat., May 11 at 7 p.m.Usher call time: 6 p.m.
RENTAL Dance Recital: Creative DanceSun., May 19 at 1 p.m.Usher call time: 12 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: StarquestMay 24-26Ushers required in four hour shifts

 

 June 2019

RENTAL DANCE RECITAL: Dance ImagesSat., June 1 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.Usher call time: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE RECITAL: Studio OneSat., June 8 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.Usher call time: 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE RECITAL: Studio OneSun., June 9 Exact Time TBDUsher call time: TBD
EMERALD CITY SUMMER CAMP ShowFri., June 21 at 7 p.m.Usher call time: 6 p.m.