We love our volunteers and interns. Volunteering your time with Actors’ Theatre of Columbus is a great way to learn about the industry, gain valuable experience, meet new friends, enjoy an evening under the starts, and help keep outdoor theatre alive and well in our vibrant community.
Whether you are looking for experience as a Directing Intern or want to help as an Usher – or anything in between – we’d love to work with you. Contact Melody Reed at (614)444-6888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook Volunteer Page. Actors’ Theatre needs you!
While we are happy to set up a tailored internship or volunteer position just for your skill set and interests, here are some open positions:
Schiller Park Usher
Ushers should be at the park by 6:30pm and stay at least through intermission. Ushers are encouraged to talk to our patrons and help them find restrooms and refreshments. Ushers will also be responsible for assisting with collecting donations at intermission. Ushers are welcome to work as many or as few performances as they like. Ideally we will have at least four ushers during every performance at Schiller Park.
Columbus Commons Usher
Ushers should be at the Commons by 6:00pm and stay at least through intermission. Ushers are encouraged to talk to our patrons and help them find restrooms and refreshments. Ushers will also be responsible for assisting with collecting donations at intermission. Ushers are welcome to work as many or as few performances as they would like. Ideally we will have at least four ushers during every performance at the Columbus Commons.
Easton Town Center Usher
Ushers should be at Easton by 6:00pm and stay through the entire performance. Ushers are encouraged to talk to shoppers and invite them to take in the performance and pass out ATC hot cards. Ushers are welcome to work as many or as few performances as they would like. Ideally we will have at least two ushers during every performance at Schiller Park.
Volunteers who are interested in helping build or strike sets will be encouraged to volunteer their time as they are able. All volunteers work with, and are supervised by, paid production staff. When the build/strike schedules are set in place, those times will be distributed to interested volunteers. These volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Occasionally there are times when special projects are taken on in the office. Having volunteer support getting mailings out, performing simple data processing or filing is most helpful.
Communications: Professional Writing / Marketing / Website / Social Media
We seek folks who have excellent professional writing skills to assist the Marketing Director with public relations efforts. Assistants may proofread, edit and update website content; write promotional blurbs and press releases for programs and exhibitions; create and distribute flyers tailored to various constituents; and update website and social media sites. Communications Assistants are encouraged to use their own creativity and personal interests to create new and exciting communications materials and strategies for ATC
Qualifications: An ideal candidate should be a fantastic editor of his/her own work, and possess efficient research skills. Design and/or web skills are appreciated (and utilized) though not necessary. All applicants for these roles should be detail-oriented, organized, consistent, take direction well, and able to carry out routine assignments.
This role works closely with the Marketing Director to create visual representations of ATC ranging from the development of t-shirts to brochures, posters, signage, and much more. The Design Assistant should be comfortable working with varying guidelines, both independently and also with close supervision, and sometimes take on a project idea and run with it.
Qualifications: Applicants should have the following: experience in design with in-depth knowledge of the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; ability to take initiative; attention and adherence to deadlines; ability to self-edit his/her own work; project management experience and/or ability to work on several projects as needed.
Media: Video / Photography
Video Assistants document shows, events, and programs and synthesize the raw video footage/still images into promotional materials for the ATC website and social media venues, which include but are not limited to commercials/promotional videos, video/audio podcasts, image slide shows, interviews, and live performance documentation.
Qualifications: Applicants to the Video Assistant role must have experience in video production and editing, proficiency with Macs and some or all of the following programs: iTunes, YouTube, Photoshop CS2, iMovie, and/or Quick Time Pro. Time management, organization, and interpersonal skills are a must.
Photography Assistants are integral to the team, as they document shows, events, programs, and patrons for use in all design and promotional endeavors. Assistants are also in charge of maintaining a digital photo archive. Ideal candidates are confident and outgoing, self-starters, organized, communicative, and able to take photographs to serve a specific purpose.
Qualifications: Those applying to the Photography Assistant role will have expertise in using a digital SLR camera, editing images, and photographing live action. Knowledge of photographing in variable lighting environments is crucial.