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We would love to have you join us as a volunteer for the Sioux Empire Community Theatre! Please read below for a variety of ways you can join us. Email volunteers@siouxfallstheatre.com to join our volunteer email list  and follow us on Facebook!

SECT Volunteers at the Denny Sanford Center

Our volunteers are also helping us pay rent at the Orpheum by volunteering for events at the Denny Sanford Center. For every 10 SECT volunteers that sign up to work an event at the Denny Sanford premier center, the Sioux Empire Community Theater will earn $1,000 in rent at the Orpheum. Please sign up by clicking the Sign Up Genius button.

 

Ways to volunteer

Board of Directors:

  • Join our board of directors. Board applications are accepted August 1st through April 30th. If you are interested in being on our board. Please fill out the application found here.
We also have many opportunities for you to assist with set and costume construction, box office and will call support and ushering on performance nights.

By becoming a volunteer, you will earn a free ticket to see the production!

Set:

  • Carpenters – Volunteers that work to actually assemble the wooden portions of the set. Basic safety training is needed. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.
  • Electrics – The department in the theatre responsible for stage lighting, sound and maintenance of the building’s electrical equipment. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.
  • Paints – The department that paints the completed set. We request at least a 2-hour commitment, wearing appropriate clothing.
  • General hands – Volunteers that are asked to assist in many of the above areas, and are often given special projects. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.

Costumes:

  • Stitchers – The costume shop worker who assembles pieces into finished costumes. We request at least a 2-hour commitment. Much of this time commitment may be able to be completed at home, such as creating a garment. Fittings may necessitate time at the theater.
  • Wardrobe – The person in charge of inventory, repairing, and maintaining costumes for an individual show.
  • General hands – Volunteers that are asked to assist in many of the above areas, and are often given special projects. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.

Properties department:

  • Properties department is in charge of all furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe.
  • Properties personnel – The people who work with the director’s identified needs to find, arrange for delivery, or design (and build, if necessary) properties for each show.

Running crew:

  • Deck hands – The crew that works backstage during the show, shifting the scenery, and props. Commitment starts during the technical rehearsal and runs through all performances.
  • Fly operators – The person who operates the flying system. The mobile scenery that hangs, “Flys” above the stage. Special training is required. Commitment starts during the technical rehearsal and runs through all performances.
  • Dressers – the person who assists actors with their costumes before, during, and after a performance. Commitment starts during the technical rehearsal and runs through all performances.

Front of the House:

  • Box office personnel – Assist in the selling and revering of tickets. Requires a quick background check. We request at least a 2-hour commitment.
  • Will call personnel – Responsible for distributing reserved tickets the night of a performance. A one-night commitment.
  • Ushers – Assist in the seating of patrons during performances. A one-night commitment.

Street Crew:

  • Foot team – A team of dedicated volunteers that hang and distribute posters to local business and public places. Distribution is coordinated with the administration of the Sioux Empire Community Theatre.
  • E-team – A team of individuals that “Share” and “Like” our posts on Facebook. They will also help us grow our email list by forwarding on all official emails. This team will pass on messages, they will not be asked to create materials. They will provide feedback to Sioux Empire Community Theatre staff.

Administrative:

  • General hands – Volunteers that are asked to assist in special projects such as data entry, proofreading, filing and other general administrative help.

If interested, please send us an email at volunteers@siouxfallstheatre.com.