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Volunteers at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Lower the lights.  Raise the curtain.  Cue the VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteers at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre personifies the Burlington community and its devotion to creativity, diversity and excellence.  This celebration and achievement is not possible without active citizens like you. Join our team by applying to be a volunteer today! Get involved. Get connected. Go behind the scenes.

You will help promote the performing arts as an important component of everyday life and in turn:

  • Experience and gain new skills
  • Share your unique skill sets
  • Have fun and meet new people
  • Receive a record of hours or reference letter
  • And so much more....

Sign up!

Please sign up and your name will remain on a waiting list for our next orientation and training session. Thank you for your interest! If you need assistance or require further information please call 905-681-2551.

Please note: To participate in our volunteer program, there is a minimum age requirement of 16 years old.  Volunteers between the ages of 16-18 must have parental consent.

 

Volunteers play the principal roles in our front of house team:

Ambassador

As an Ambassador you are the face of the Theatre, welcoming and assisting patrons as they enter and exit the Theatre.

Core Responsibilities:

  • to meet, welcome and direct patrons with a friendly smile
  • to answer any questions and promote The Centre’s programming and events
  • to support fellow volunteers when needed
  • to follow emergency and fire procedures (training provided)
  • to deliver a first-rate experience to all


Ticket Collector

As a Ticket Collector you oversee audience entrance, monitoring and gathering patron’s tickets as they make their way into the theatre to find their seats.

Core Responsibilities:

  • to warmly greet and collect performance tickets (assisting and directing latecomers)
  • to count and present ticket stubs to Manager at night’s end
  • to offer direction and distribute programs
  • to support fellow coat check volunteers during intermission and after performance
  • to follow emergency and fire procedures (training provided)
  • to provide service excellence

Usher

As an Usher you are an audience aid, working with the ticket collector to support and help patrons find their seats.

Core Responsibilities:

  • to supply “red carpet” treatment while directing and guiding patrons to their seats
  • to assist anyone whom requires assistance or special seating arrangements
  • to respond to and handle house disturbances
  • to support fellow coat check volunteers during intermission and after performance
  • to aid with general tidying of theatre after performance
  • to follow emergency and fire procedures (training provided)

Coat Check Attendant

As a Coat Check Attendant you care for audience belongings, managing the careful storage and retrieval of personal effects.

Core Responsibilities:

  • to organize coat check setup
  • to provide service excellence to all incoming and departing patrons
  • to carefully store effects and supply patrons with matching ticket
  • to retrieve and return stored items
  • to place any non-claimed items in lost and found
  • to support fellow volunteers when needed
  • to follow emergency and fire procedures (training provided)

Merchandise Assistant

As a Merchandise Assistant you facilitate audience sales, administering the display and selling of artist’s materials.

Core Responsibilities:

  • to organize merchandise setup
  • to provide first-rate service to all patrons
  • to sell artist merchandise, processing monetary transactions
  • to track sales and inventory of artists materials
  • to support fellow volunteers when needed
  • to follow emergency and fire procedures (training provided)

Sign up! now to receive an email invite to our next volunteer orientation and training sessions.