Delaware Shakespeare Festival


Volunteers are integral to the Delaware Shakespeare Festival. Individuals who generously donate their time and talents are the best friends of the theatre. We have many opportunities from front-of-house to behind-the-scenes.

Posters: Volunteers will visit local businesses to provide show posters for display in store windows and on community bulletin boards. This position may need transportation.

Box Office: Box Office volunteers work with the Box Office Manager on site at Rockwood Park at each performance. They sell tickets to the incoming audience. This position will handle money.

Concessions: Concessions volunteers work with the Concessions Manager selling food, drink and merchandise to our audience.  Concessions volunteers will help set up and pack up the concessions table for each performance. This position will handle money.

Usher: Our ushers play a very important role in assisting patrons in finding seating.  The festival is open seating and patrons may bring blankets or chairs to sit on.  The festival staff will designate where lawn chairs seating can begin.  Ushers may need to ask patrons to help make room for another patron (I.E. convincing a couple on a blanket to fold the blanket in half so another patron can sit next to them). This position does NOT handle money.

Parking: You MUST BE 18+ to volunteer in this area. Parking volunteer’s help patrons navigate their way to the parking area, assist handicap patrons to the handicap parking area.

Run Crew: MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR TECH WEEK and MINIMUM 3 PERFORMANCES. Run crew volunteers will help staff to set up technical elements such as lights, sound, costumes, props and scenery prior to the performance. Pending availability, volunteers may also  be asked to be on the Stage Crew or Strike Crew.

All volunteers will be provided with a Delaware Shakespeare Festival Staff shirt to wear for the performance.  We ask that when you volunteer you wear a shirt to wear underneath the staff shirt and recommend wearing long pants as Delaware summer nights can be buggy and full of mosquitoes (khakis are preferred however nice, presentable jeans are also fine).

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Last updated: June 28, 2010

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