Volunteering at OCP

Volunteers are the pulse of our theater! Without the positive and creative energy that the volunteers bring to the theater – where would we be today?!
From ushers to actors, technicians to costume sewers, carpenters to stage crews, facility maintenance to social media, each volunteer plays a crucial role in raising the curtain for each performance. The quality of the productions at The Lebowsky Center are a direct result of the volunteer talent. If you are interested in volunteering at the Owosso Community Players, please keep reading and call 989-723-4003.

Actors

Anyone who ever wanted to act, from the novice to the most seasoned actor, is welcome to audition for the productions. From Musicals, Comedies, to Children’s productions there is something for everyone. Auditions dates and times are available.

Directors

Persons interested in directing performances should submit a letter to the Owosso Community Players (114 E. Main, Owosso, MI 48867) listing their experience, theatrical credits, and a short bio or resume. The Players maintain a tradition of being open to accepting new players into our group and all applications will be seriously considered. For further information, please call (989) 720-3410.

Set Construction & Painting

Volunteers help build, cover, repair, paint and tear down sets. It is helpful for volunteers in this area to have some construction or painting background. Daytime and night hours are often available.

Lighting & Sound

Training will be provided. Usually work every night or trade with others for every other night for the whole run of the performance. Must also be available for tech week – which is the week before the show opens. Be able to follow a script and be very committed. This is a highly responsible volunteer position.

Props

This position is part of the stage crew. Properties are all of the set dressings and small articles used in a production. Time commitment is the full run of the show plus tech week and some rehearsals.

Costumes

Volunteers are instrumental in building costumes as well as putting finishing touches on projects. Time requirement varies with each show but hours are flexible with your schedule.

Stagehands/Running Crew

Ever wonder how all the magic happens during the show? Well, it’s the stagehand’s job to make everything happen from special effects to changing the set from one scene to another. Time commitment is   full run of the show plus tech week. Volunteers can work every night of a production or trade shifts with another volunteer. This is a highly responsible volunteer position.

Ushers

Greet the public, take tickets, help patrons find their seats, and hand out programs. Ushers are friendly and helpful. This is a great way to get started and meet a lot of people. We use 10 ushers for each show. Arrival time is 45  minutes before performance.

Box Office

Greet the public and help them secure tickets.  Some comfort level working with computer programs and financial software is required.  During show runs the box office is open one hour prior to the performance.  Weekly hours vary.

Concessions Staff

Greet the public and sell water and snacks prior to and during intermission of each show.  Must be 18 years or older.  Arrival time is 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Greeters

Act as the host/hostess of the theater by being in the lobby and taking tickets for the downstairs patrons. They answer any questions that come up and arrive to volunteer 45 minutes prior to start of performance.

Business Office

Volunteers needed to assist in data entry, filing and general office work. Time and commitment varied but daytime hours only.

Maintenance

Volunteers needed to assist our Building Maintenance personnel. General handyman, cleaning and upkeep of the theater. Needed one or two days a week. Daytime hours.

Hospitality/Party Planners

Volunteers needed to assist board members with special events such as sponsor receptions and special fundraising events. On call on an as-needed basis.

Marketing/Information

Volunteer help is needed to manage office computers and software, web upkeep, graphic design, social media management.  Also looking for help in poster distribution.  Variable day time hours.