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About the Position
Position: 2655 - Front of House - Volunteer Ushers
Organization: Etobicoke Musical Productions
Position Address: Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Road, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
This 'role' includes interaction with audience members, directing and assisting them to their reserved seats, handing out programs, ensuring their safety during the performance, offering assistance as requested during intermission and at other times, and helping to clean up the seating areas after the performance.

See 'Time Commitment', below, for dates/times of show performances.
Volunteers park at the theatre for free. MiWay (public transit) stops right by the theatre.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (Volunteering takes place during the LAST TWO WEEKS of October). Thank you!

Goal
A major presence in community theatre in the GTA for over 50 years, Etobicoke Musical Productions (EMP) now calls Meadowvale Theatre (Mississauga - see 'Map', below) home, as part of Music Theatre Mississauga's celebrated 'Encore Series'. Our 2019 musical theatre production is the hilarious comedy 'La Cage aux Folles'.

EMP is a 'community' of actors and, in particular, volunteers, without whom our productions simply couldn't take place. For the October, 2019, production, we especially are in need of volunteers to make up our 'Front of House' team. As ushers and greeters, the 'volunteer position' is an excellent introduction to the production side of theatre. 'Front of House' has a key role in welcoming our audiences and ensuring that everyone has a safe, enjoyable experience at Meadowvale.

Benefits
+ Excellent introduction to the 'production side' of theatre
+ Opportunity to use your 'customer service' skills/experience
+ 'Network' with co-volunteers, audience members, etc.
+ You will be seated in the audience during the performance(s), and you see a high quality musical theatre production for free
+ Secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement

Position Qualifications
● Friendly, engaging, able to assist the public, including older audience members
● Excellent oral English communication skills
● Volunteers must become a member of EMP
● Punctuality is a MUST
● Appropriate dress (volunteers will be advised)
Min Age: 16    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Special Event
Due Date:2019-10-26
Start Date:2019-10-18
End Date:2019-10-27
Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Afternoon
EVENING PERFORMANCES @ 8:00 PM
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Thu, Oct 24, 2019
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

AFTERNOON MATINEES @ 2:00 PM
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
Sat, Oct 26, 2019
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Each shift is approximately 4 hours long, and includes the performance and time before/after. Arrival at the time specified for your shift(s) is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. Please take into account travel time to Meadowvale Theatre, so that you arrive on time.

Training
Please contact Brucke Jackson (see 'How to Contact', below)

Area(s) of Interest: Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Music/Theatre
How to Contact
: Send an Email Message
Social Media
: http://www.theatreunlimited.ca
: https://www.facebook.com/EtobicokeMusicalProductions/


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