Volunteer and Intern
The Center’s Supporting Cast of more than 100 volunteers contribute countless hours of service at The Arts Center each year. SPPAC volunteers lead tours of the Theatre, act as ushers and perform other important duties during performances. Behind the scenes, they work as theatre assistants at performances and performing tasks necessary to The Center’s continuing operation.
Requirements for Participation
The volunteer program welcomes individuals who meet the following requirements, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Applicant must be:
- -At least 16 years of age.
- -Able to perform the required duties.
- -Willing to commit to one full year of service as a volunteer.
- -Willing to attend and complete all aspects of the orientation/training cycle.
- -Willing to commit to a minimum of two four-hour shift of service per month.
Volunteer Ushers arrive before the performance to receive information pertinent to that performance and to assist in readying the facility for attendees who begin arriving in the hour prior to the performance. Volunteers take tickets, work the coat check, assist patrons in finding their seats and their way around the facility. Volunteer usher opportunities exist for both daytime and evening events. Volunteers also assist at private rental functions, such as meetings, rental performances, parties, etc. Volunteer Ushers complete a 2-hour Orientation Session, which prepares them for service. Ushers will accumulate “Usher Points” which can be used towards free ticketings to performances.
E-mail Taryn Noelle, House Manager, at email@example.com or call 802-760-4634 for a volunteer application or more information.
Internship Opportunities in the Arts
This is a unique experience to apply collegiate studies while gaining professional experience. There may be volunteer intern opportunities available in several departments. Interns are assigned to departments based upon organizational needs and the interest of the intern.
Internships at the Arts Center are designed to offer challenging and educational field experience related to an individual’s particular area of interest in theatre administration.
Special emphasis is placed on offering interns “hands-on” experience which will provide a valuable perspective on the inner workings of a performing arts center in a successful business environment. Every effort is made to design a special project of interest in a broad range of departments, including:
- -Front of House
- -Facility Sales & Service
Intern assignments depend upon the qualifications and interest of the applicant, as well as the specific needs of each department. Department heads, managers and/or directors, who are involved in the design of the intern’s project, provide supervision. Internship positions are available to students, as well as other qualified individuals. Internship positions are voluntary (unpaid), with college credit available where applicable. The scheduling of an internship is flexible, making possible part-time and summer positions, in addition to spring and fall semester positions.
- -Provide practical/hands-on experience to students in careers related to their field of study
- -Produce interns that are recognized in the community as competent and ready to work in career-related employment
- -Obtain feedback from students that can be used for the growth and development of the program
The Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization dedicated and committed to entertaining, educating and engaging audiences in Stowe and beyond.