What could be better than enjoying the spectacular view of the lake at Sand Harbor, while supporting your local community? The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival relies on our fantastic group of enthusiastic volunteers to help run the Festival every year. Joining the Festival as a volunteer offers many benefits including meeting and working with other fun and caring people, supporting the arts in Northern Nevada and earning FREE Festival tickets. Whether you can support the Festival for a few hours or become involved for many nights, we welcome you to our family of volunteers.
Come join us in 2014 and fill your summer with As You Like It as well as favorite events such as the Reno Philharmonic and much more. We welcome individuals and families to fill positions. For corporate and civic groups, it’s a great team-building event.
Please check our volunteer calendar for
scheduled shifts and to see what days we could use some extra hands. Click here for calendar .
An opportunity for our
volunteers to become a part of our Membership program at a discounted price!
For $75, volunteers will be listed as $150 - $599 contributors and receive the
benefits at that level. Check out our membership page for
a list of benefits, and sign up by April 30th to be included in this year's
program. Volunteer Members will also receive a special LTSF polo T-shirt, and
priority volunteer scheduling for our most
desirable nights, including the Monday Night Showcase performances.
. *Please leave a
message in the comment box if you are interested in this program*
The following is a list of the many areas that we could use your help. Thank you for your support!
Amphitheater "Bowl" Host
Help to usher and seat guests within our amphitheater, affectionately known as "the bowl". Monitor compliance with theater policies, clean-up during intermission and after performance. Assist with distributing surveys. Dinner is provided compliments of the Festival on work nights, provided you agree to close the venue with House Management, until approximately 11:00 pm. Volunteers must be able to maneuver comfortably throughout sand amphitheater and interact closely with all guests. 5:00 pm- 11 pm.
Premium Seating Usher
Check in and assist guests to premium and accessible seating. 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm.
Distribute "will call" tickets,
answer questions, and direct patrons from the Box Office to the venue always
with the utmost of customer service. From: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
Welcome Festival guests and answer questions. Assist with directing people from the parking lot to the theater entrance. Assist with distributing guest surveys. 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm.
Merchandise Sales Assistant
Assist Festival staff with merchandise sales and the nightly set-up and clean-up of the gift shop displays. Act as runner for specific merchandise requests. 5:00 pm- through close of intermission, approximately 9:30 pm.
Responsible for checking tickets, distributing wrist bands, and directing patrons into the designated seating areas within the bowl (amphitheater). 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm.
Assumes various positions as needed. Flexibility is appreciated as positions will vary nightly. 5:00 pm- as needed.
D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare (Daytime position for most. Bartley Ranch on August 4th is an evening performance)
Help Festival staff to greet patrons and seat young audience members during our FREE performances staged for children. Volunteers are needed at various locations; please review the Young Shakespeare Program schedule to see where we will be performing this summer season.
This position will include helping in the distribution of posters, brochures, etc around the Lake and in surrounding local communities. If you love to interact with the community and people, this is a fun and interactive way to support the Festival. Please contact volunteer coordinator to arrange.
Whether it's assembling our new chairs, folding t-shirts, stuffing envelopes or helping set up our beautiful venue, we can always use some extra hands! The weeks leading up to opening night and after closing are just as busy as show nights here at LTSF! Sign up to be on our "on-call" email list to be notified of any micellaneous needs that may arise.
For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-775-298-0159
Please Note: All shift requests will be scheduled in the order applications are received. Volunteer Members who sign up before June 1st will receive a personal invitation for priority scheduling of the Monday Night Showcase performances. On June 1st Monday Nights will open for general Volunteer scheduling in the order Monday Night Showcase requests are received. Thank you.
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to our region. We strive to plan, produce and advocate the finest cultural events at Lake Tahoe while educating future generations on the importance of including theatre, music and art in their everyday lives. Supported by Stimulus Funding through the Nevada Arts Council's SNAP Grant Program.