Volunteers

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Ushering
Curtain Call Ball: Backstage Bash Committee Member

Ushering
We need friendly and outgoing people who love theatre to help us ensure that everyone coming to our plays have a great time!

Volunteer usher responsibilities may include:
  • Greeting patrons
  • Passing out programs
  • Helping seat patrons
  • Taking tickets
  • Guarding the stage
  • Helping our staff tidy up the theatre after performances

Our minimum age for volunteers is 12 years old (when accompanied by an adult). When the performance being presented is recommended for teen audiences, minimum volunteering age is 14 years old (again, when accompanied by an adult).

We can accommodate 1-4 volunteers for performances on our UnitedHealth Group stage and 1-2 volunteers for performances on our Cargill Stage. Volunteer shifts begin one hour before the scheduled show time. You will receive an email confirmation when you have been scheduled and informed where you will need to report for your performance.

Dress code for volunteer ushers is:
  • White dress shirt (please no t-shirts)
  • Black pants or black skirt
  • Comfortable shoes (no heels or open-toed shoes)
  • Sweaters are fine, though we do prefer white or black sweaters.

Please note: Volunteer ushering requires you to be on your feet and able to move up and down stairs. Some light lifting may be required.

If you would like to become a volunteer usher, please check out the public performance dates for the play(s) that you are interested in and email Thomas Rohde at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with several performance options.

Scheduling is based on availability when the performances are requested. If the performance already has scheduled volunteers we will try to schedule you in another performance.

Curtain Call Ball: Backstage Bash Committee Member
We are currently looking for young professionals to sit on our Backstage Bash Committee.

The Curtain Call Ball (CCB)/ Backstage Bash (BSB) is Children’s Theatre Company’s largest fundraising event of the year. Together, the CCB and BSB raise over $600,000 annually. Proceeds from this event help support CTC's education and community outreach programs, ensuring all young people have exposure to nationally recognized theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire—regardless of their families’ economic status.

The Backstage Bash (after party) was created six years ago to give young professionals the opportunity to get involved with CTC’s philanthropy efforts, while staying connected to the theatre in the transition time when they might not have young people to bring to CTC. CTC also wanted to offer a less expensive ticket option to those patrons who wanted to attend this event to support the theatre, but couldn't pay the dinner ticket price.

This event is known for being one of the best fundraising events in the Twin Cities – as it combines the visuals and theatrics that CTC productions are known for. For the past four years, both the Curtain Call Ball and Backstage Bash have sold out weeks in advance.

Ticket options to the Curtain Call Ball and Backstage Bash are the following:
Dinner Package – Curtain Call Ball
$500 per person
5:30 pm to midnight
This experience includes: valet parking, cocktail reception, silent auction, four course dinner, live auction, cabaret performance and admission to the Backstage Bash.

*Table sponsorships and patron tickets are also available.

After Party Package - Backstage Bash (this is the portion of the event you would help plan)
$75 per person early bird price / $85 per person after August 15th
9:00 pm to midnight
This portion of the event features a nightclub feel with a large dance floor, live band, open bar, appetizers/desserts, raffles, games, auctions, unique photo opportunities, and other surprises (valet parking also included).

Photos from last year’s event can be viewed here.

BACKSTAGE BASH COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide ideas and feedback on Backstage Bash’s theme, décor, invitations, pricing, food/drink, entertainment, night of activities, and follow-up/cultivation efforts
  • Determine strategies to raise funds from Backstage Bash and CCB dinner guests
  • Assist with the creation/execution of a plan to promote the CCB Backstage Bash in a variety of different mediums (invitations, fliers, website content, media contacts, social media outlets...)
  • Assist in securing auction items and other prizes for Backstage Bash night-of fundraising activities (at least 4 items valued at $25+)
  • Assist in selling tickets to the Backstage Bash (at least 6 tickets per committee member)
  • Attend the Backstage Bash on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00 pm to midnight
  • Participate in post-event evaluations
ESTIMATED TIME COMMITMENT (March - September 2015)
  • 1, 1-hour sub-committee meeting per month (members must be present at a minimum of 85% of the meetings)
  • 1-4 hours individual work per month (research, contacting vendors or donors; promoting event to personal and professional contacts, soliciting prizes/auction items)
  • 1, 1-hour CCB committee meeting per month (optional)
Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and statement of interest to Rachel Koep (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Friday, February 6.

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