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Thank you for your interest in getting involved with the San Jose Rep! We are always looking for new members of our team who share our positive attitude and love of the Arts. Volunteering opportunities are available in a couple different departments.
If you are interested in volunteering with our Education/Outreach department, please send a letter of interest and skills to Director of Outreach, Karen Altree Piemme at email@example.com.
If you are interested in volunteering with our Production departments (costumes, scenes, lighting, props, etc.), please send a letter of interest and skills to Production Manager.
General Office Volunteers
There are sometimes opportunities for volunteers to assist with General Office duties. None of these positions are available now, but may become available in the future. We typically pull office volunteers from our community of Front of House Volunteers.
Front of House Volunteers
The most popular way to get involved is by volunteering in the Front of House. Volunteers are the first point of contact for patrons, and may be responsible for general question referrals and assisting the House Manager with patron needs and requests to ensure a pleasant and exciting theatre experience for all. Descriptions of Front of House volunteer positions are available below.
Volunteering in the Front of House for San Jose Rep requires attendance at a training session, to become familiar with the job duties, theatre policies and emergency procedures. Once we have received and approved your application, you will receive information on the next available training dates.
San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113
Or you can fax it to
Attn: Allen White
If you have any other questions about the training, other volunteer opportunities, and the Volunteer Program in general contact Front of House Manager Allen White at 408.367.7275 or email at AllenW@sjrep.com.
Volunteer Ushers greet patrons, hand out programs, assist patrons in finding their seats, monitor and help with any problems with patrons that may arise during the show, and help pick up any items left after the show. Before the lobby opens, ushers may also assist with stuffing programs with pamphlets or brochures. Ushers may watch the performance for which they are volunteering. Volunteer ushers must be at least 16 years of age, and must have a signed letter of permission from a parent or legal guardian if they are under 18. Volunteer ushers must be able to lift at least 20 lbs and move up and down stairs easily, be able to read small print, and be able and willing to help in the event of an emergency.
Tickets/Will Call Volunteers greet patrons, tear tickets, hand out programs, handle listening device returns, and help answer any questions patrons may have. Before the lobby opens, these volunteers may also assist with stuffing programs with pamphlets or brochures. Tickets/Will Call Volunteers may watch the performance for which they are volunteering. Tickets/Will Call Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and must have a signed letter of permission from a parent or legal guardian if they are under 18. Tickets/Will Call volunteers must be able to read small print.
Concessions Assistants work with a staff member to set up the concession area for a performance or event, and help with selling food and beverages before the show and during intermission. Concessions Assistants may watch the performance for which they are volunteering. Concessions assistants must be at least 21 years of age, and must be comfortable serving alcoholic beverages and using a cash register.
Patron Lounge Assistants volunteer in the Curtain Call Patron Lounge. This is a quiet lounge, away from the hustle and bustle of the lobby where we serve premium wine and beer. Patron Lounge Assistants set up the lounge before the lobby opens, serve drinks before the show and during intermission, and clean up the lounge after intermission. We are particularly looking for volunteers who are interested in helping come up with ideas to improve patron experience in the lounge, and to help execute these plans. Patron Lounge Assistants may watch the performance for which they are volunteering. Patron Lounge Assistants must be at least 21 years of age, and must be comfortable serving alcoholic beverages and using a cash register.
Event Volunteers provide assistance during special events at the theatre. Sometimes these events are hosted by the San Jose Rep, and sometimes they are hosted by an outside company or organization. Event volunteers may be asked to help with organizing/preparing for the event, setting up, greeting guests, serving food and/or beverages, etc. Event volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Event volunteers must be able to lift at least 20lbs and move up and down stairs easily, be able to read small print, and be able and willing to help in the event of an emergency.
Creative Playshops Assistants work with a staff member to administer children’s workshops during our regular Saturday matinee performances. Creative Playshops are for children ages 6-12, who might be too young to attend the performances. While the adults are watching theatre, their children are creating it in interactive, improvisational theatre workshops related to the themes of the main-stage production. Creative Playshops Assistants volunteer during the entire performance and will not be able to see the show on the day they volunteer. However, they receive two (2) complimentary tickets to see the show on a different date. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer for Creative Playshops, and must have a signed letter of permission from a parent or legal guardian if you are under 18.