Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteers shine brightly at ASGT!

ASGT is a community theatre led by volunteers. With no paid staff, we rely on support from our patrons, donors, and hundreds of volunteers each summer. All of our actors, technicians, crew, ushers, ticket office staff, and Board members are volunteers, and most are based in our local community.

To learn about volunteer opportunities with ASGT, click on the sections below.

Ready to get started? Scroll down and complete our Volunteer Form. We’ll be in touch shortly.

Next spring, you’ll be able to use the SignUp.com button below to sign up to work specific show nights. Stay tuned.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: ASGT’s Nominating Committee is now accepting resumes from anyone interested in serving on the Board of Directors. Serving is a great way to learn new skills, grow your resume, and give back to the community. The following positions are vacant or up for re-election this year: President, Secretary, Box Office, Public Relations, Development, Volunteer, Technical, and Production. Job descriptions can be found in our Organization Manual.

Interested? Send an e-mail to Dan Snyder by September 23, 2016 with the position(s) you’re interested in, a statement of why you’d like to serve, and a copy of your resume. You’ll be contacted for a short interview. New Board members will be voted in in early October. We hope to hear from you!

BOARD MEETINGS: ASGT Board meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. All are encouraged to attend to learn about ASGT and the many ways to get involved. From April-September, meetings are held at the theatre; October-March they take place offsite. Visit our Calendar of Events for meeting locations and updates.

2017 VOLUNTEER POSITIONS: Please join our e-mail list (see sidebar) to receive notice of volunteer opportunities for next season. Have questions about volunteering at ASGT? Scroll down and fill out the Volunteer Form; we’ll be in touch shortly!

Yearning for the spotlight? Here’s your chance!

Open auditions are held each year in the late winter or early spring. Dates and requirements are announced on our Auditions page, on our social media pages, and in our e-mail newsletter. A press release announcing auditions is sent to the media.

During auditions, call backs, and rehearsals, all those present must abide by ASGT’s official Audition Policy. Please review it carefully.

Questions? E-mail the Production Team.

Interested in one of the volunteer opportunities? Fill out the Volunteer Form below.

Props Designer & Props Assistant

What’s Singing in the Rain without an umbrella, or Monty Python’s Spamalot without a killer rabbit? Props Designers identify the props needed for each show, design those that must be built, and devise a plan to borrow, rent, purchase, or build those items with help from the Props Assistant. Together, the Designer and Assistant organize the props for the cast, make necessary repairs during the run, and return borrowed/rented items after closing night.

Costume Assistant

Whether you’re an experienced seamstress or looking to gain experience with costumes, ASGT can use your help. As a Costume Assistant, you’ll help the Costume Designer with everything from sewing on buttons to alterations, laundering costumes, and returning rented/borrowed pieces after closing night.

Hair & Makeup Assistant

Experienced stylists and those looking to gain experience are welcome at ASGT. As a Hair Assistant or Makeup Assistant you can get creative, devising custom looks for our performers’ hair/wigs or makeup.

Dressers

Some productions require quick costume changes by members of the cast. As a dresser, you provide critical support for our actors during performances by preparing costume pieces for quick changes and assisting with those changes backstage or in the wings.

Interested in one of these volunteer opportunities? Fill out the Volunteer Form below.

Running Crew

Every show at ASGT has distinct crew requirements, including Assistant Stage Managers, backstage running crew, spotlight operators, and more. Whether you’re an old pro or new to the theatre, we welcome your participation and will gladly provide training.

Set Building

It takes huge sets to fill ASGT’s huge stage, and that means lots of building! Due to our outdoor setting and limited storage space, our sets are generally used for only one season. Each year brings new opportunities to gain experience as part of our set crew. Volunteers are needed three times per summer to assist our Master Set Builder. Volunteer as much or as little time as you like—all help is appreciated.

Set Painting

ASGT welcomes volunteer set painters! Help is needed three times per summer to assist our Master Scenic Artist with painting base coats and adding some decorative touches. Volunteer as much or as little time as you like—all help is appreciated.

Light Crew

Whether you’re a master electrician or just getting started in electrics, our Lighting Designers can use your help running light board and/or hanging and focusing lighting instruments for each show. The latter is a great job for anyone who’s good with a wrench and NOT afraid of heights!

Sound Crew

What good is an amazing show if you can’t hear it? Members of the sound crew execute each show’s sound design and assist with body mics, sound checks, and more. Whether you’re an experienced sound technician or looking to gain experience, we’d love your help!

Ticket Office

Staffed by volunteers, our ticket office needs help on show nights to sell tickets, staff “Will Call”, prepare bank deposits, and keep sales records. Support is also needed during the week to retrieve voicemail messages and fill orders. Volunteer just a few nights each summer or regularly…it’s up to you!

Interested? Fill out the Volunteer Form below. Returning ticket office staff may click the Visit SignUp.com button at the top of the page to sign up to work specific show nights.

Ushers

Ushers meet and greet our patrons, helping to create a positive experience for our audience. They tidy the theatre space before the show, take tickets, hand out programs, help people to their seats, monitor any disruptive activity (very rare), answer audience questions, and clean up after the performance. Plus, ushers get to see the show for free.

Interested? Fill out the Volunteer Form below. Returning ushers may click the Visit SignUp.com button at the top of the page to sign up to work specific show nights.

College students on summer break are always welcome at ASGT as volunteer performers, tech crew, backstage crew, or general volunteers. Internships in specific interest areas may also be available for college credit.

Interested? Fill out the Volunteer Form below or e-mail the Production Team.

ASGT is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. These dedicated individuals are committed to governing and doing the work required to produce “theatre under the stars” each summer. Participating at this level, you trade your time for the rewards of partnering with those equally committed to producing top-notch theatre experiences for the community. Serving on the Board is also a great way to learn new skills, enhance your resume, and give back to the community.

Serving on a Board committee is a great way for new and existing supporters to learn more about ASGT, get involved, and make a difference. Committees include ASGT Board members and volunteers.

Visit our Organization page to explore committees with which you might participate, to find info about attending Board meetings, or to contact a specific Board member.

Ready to get started? Fill out the Volunteer Form below.

With no paid staff, ASGT depends on volunteers. We welcome your general support with cleaning, painting, errands, gardening, minor repairs, building maintenance, or whatever activity appeals to you! If you have specific business skills to offer—photography, legal, accounting, contracting, etc.—please contact us and we will find a place for you at ASGT.

Ready to get started? Fill out the Volunteer Form below.

ASGT Volunteer Form

To present live "theatre under the stars", Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre relies on hundreds of volunteers each summer. We would be glad to have you on board. Please complete the form below to tell us what volunteer opportunities interest you. Thanks!
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