Front of House/Usher
Volunteer Types: Entertainment, Event planning and participation, Mentoring, Special events and festivals
Organization types: Arts, Community and Social Services, LGBTQIA2+, Libraries, Senior Citizens, Service Clubs, Women
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: May 30, 2023
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As a Front of House volunteer usher, you will be the front face of the professional Classic Theatre Festival, which produces hits from the golden age of Broadway and the London Stage every summer at downtown Ottawa’s Arts Court Theatre. You will welcome theatre guests, check tickets, hand out programs, answer questions about the show and related attractions, assist at intermission with our loonie-toonie book sale and concessions, assist guests entering and exiting the theatre, and sit-in on our award-winning entertainment.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
It's a great position for people who like people as well as people who love live, professional theatre. Our audiences are engaged and engaging, so each new shift is an opportunity to hear great stories, meet fascinating people, and assist in the daily functioning of a professional theatre.
How will the organization benefit?
We love being connected to the community in which we live and work, and having community members come forth to join us enriches the environment where we stage our shows and also makes for a welcoming afternoon or evening for theatre guests.
Volunteer location:
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave. (across from Rideau Centre)


Matthew Behrens
@Burning Passions Theatre/Classic Theatre Festival
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This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Entertainment, Event planning and participation, Mentoring, Special events and festivals
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Persons new to Canada, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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