Lyric Repertory Company has openings for front of house volunteers, including ushers and concessions/merchandise sales assistance.
Our volunteer front of house staff is a valuable part of our Lyric Rep team. You help create the welcoming, professional theatre environment we want our patrons to experience each time they come to a show or special event. Our audience may not meet or talk to the theatre professionals who work with Lyric Repertory Company, but they will all see and talk to you, and we want our front of house staff to be good representatives on our behalf. Volunteers work at all Lyric Rep venues, including the Caine Lyric Theatre (28 West Center Street, Logan, Utah) and the Morgan Theatre and the Black Box Theatre, located on the USU campus in the theatre wing of the Fine Arts Center (1200 North 400 East, Logan, Utah).
All volunteers must be able to stand for extended periods of time and be physically able to assist patrons in finding their seats, and assist with audience evacuation in the event of an emergency. An usher’s primary responsibility is to assist the House Manager by taking tickets, monitoring the audience at your assigned location to ensure theatre policies are being followed, ensure patrons do not access backstage areas or touch scenery or set pieces on stage, manage the doors if people enter or exit during the performance, and provide assistance to patrons and/or the House Manager throughout the performance as needed. Ushers also assist with house and lobby clean-up following each performance. Front of house staff may be assigned to assist with concessions/merchandise sales, including set up before the show and clean up following intermission.
Volunteers are expected to arrive one hour before show time, are required to stay for the duration of the performance and clean-up period, and should be excused by the House Manager before leaving. While we try to ensure our volunteers are able to watch the show, assistance in the lobby during the performance may be required based on your assignment.
Front of House Dress Code
- White or Black Dress Shirt (must look professional – no t-shirt type)
- Black Shoes with appropriate Socks/Hose
- Professional-Looking Tie (Men only)
- Ushers will be given vests and usher tags to wear by the House Manager
All sign-ups are done via email using sign-up genius. An email will be sent to each member of our volunteer staff inviting them to sign up. Each volunteer is responsible for their own sign-up.
Initial sign up is once for each show, then check back often for open slots to sign up for throughout the season, since spots open up as people’s schedules change. Questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (include Volunteers in the subject line).