Volunteer Opportunities - No Experience Necessary!

Thank you for your interest in becoming an IceHouse volunteer! Our volunteers are still the lifeblood of our theatre and their dedication and commitment is inspiring to the community. 

Please take a moment to review the following descriptions and call the Business Office at 352-383-3133 ext 1 for "Front of House" volunteering and ext. 2 for Show Production volunteering.

 

FRONT OF HOUSE - General Assistance

  • Ushers - Every main stage production requires four ushers to assist patrons.

  • Concessions - Every main stage production requires two concession volunteers to sell snacks, soft beverages, wine and beer.

  • Maintenance - Expertise and willingness to assist is always welcome in the areas of plumbing, heating and A/C and general building maintenance to help us keep our costs down.

  • Fund Raising - From selling raffle tickets at the shows to coordinating special events, we can put your talents in the spotlight.

  • Grant Writing - Researching & writing grants to fund special projects and for general operations provides additional support beyond ticket sales.

 

SHOW PRODUCTION

  • Set Construction and/or Strike Crew - Carpentry, electrical, curtain rigging, etc. for the building of the scenery to designer's specifications.  Creative and skilled hands are invited to participate; experience with power tools necessary.  Strike Crews disassemble the scenery after the final show with care to recycle materials for future use.

  • Set Decoration/Painting - Painting, furniture covering, sewing of draperies, and other soft goods, repairing or repurposing furniture, etc.

  • Props - gathering and prepping hand and set props from our storage, finding them in thrift stores or helping to create them.  Crafty skills are welcome but are not required to help out in this area.

  • Prop Running Crew - Setting up props before each show, making changes of props during performances, keeping props in working order, replenishing consumable props.  This task can be shared with others during the run of a show; based upon crew members availability.

  • Stage Manager - Assists the Managing Artistic Director in a wide range of tasks such as rehearsal set up of furniture and props, crew and cast scheduling, organizational tasks, booth operations during performances.  Assignments are matched to an individual's abilities an willingness to learn.

  • Lights - assisting a professional lighting designer to hang and focus equipment on tech days prior to opening. The use of a ladder required.  Assignments are matched to an individual's abilities and willingness to learn.

  • Light Board Operator - Runs light board during production; this task is usually assigned to the Stage Manager or another person who has assisted during rehearsals and has extensive knowledge of the show.

  • Follow Spot Operator(s) - Operates a Spotlight during musical performances.  Training is provided; the skill is easily acquired.

  • Sound Operator - Runs queued sound effects and music from CDs or other technology, operates the soundboard controlling overhead mics, hardwired mics, body mics, onstage, backstage monitors and in-house speakers.  An elevated skills position.

  • Running Crew - Assist in making set changes during productions with other crew or cast members.  Requires focus, teamwork and care.

Costumes

  • Costume Designer - Meets with director on design concepts and needs, locates resources for fabric, rental or borrowing of costumes and oversees costume construction team.  Sewing skills appreciated but not mandatory.

  • Costume Coordinator - Oversees costume crew if designer cannot.  Finds costumes not being made and returns rented or borrowed costumes; maintains costumes during the run including weekly laundry and post-production dry cleaning drop off/pick up.

  • Costume Sewing Team - Construct costumes from patterns or perform minor adjustments such as hemming, tucks, cuffs, buttons, velcro, snaps, appliques, hot glue, etc. as assigned.

  • Wardrobe Manager - Keeps costumes cleaned, mended and pressed throughout production and manages the costume department in-between productions.  These tasks can be shared with several others.
Longtime IceHouse Theatre volunteer Bernie Dedinsky

Longtime IceHouse Theatre volunteer Bernie Dedinsky