Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways to volunteer at the theatre and join our team! - on stage as an actor, an assistant production team member, an usher, or a shop or office volunteer. Reach out to see how you can get involved!

Join A Committee

Volunteering on a Production Committee is a great way to be involved in a show without being onstage. Our Production Volunteers work behind the scenes to ensure that a production runs smoothly.

Non-Production Committees assist with the advancement of the theatre, diversity, planning the upcoming seasons, and so much more!

Join the Board of Directors

Our Board Of Directors provides guidance and leadership to the organization, in keeping with our Mission, Vision, and Values. If you are interested in becoming a Board Director, contact us. 

We ask that if you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, that you begin by joining a committee.

Meet The Board

Production Committees

Costumes

Costume Volunteers assist the designer in finding or making costumes for a production. Volunteers help with inventory and maintenance and storage of owned or rented costumes and assist the Costume Shop Manager with rentals and returns. 

Props

Props volunteers help find or make props for a production and help manage and organize inventory and storage areas. 

Set Construction

Set Construction volunteers assist scenic designers in building sets for a production, help manage and organize inventory and storage.

Lighting and Sound

Lighting and Sound volunteers assist designers with light hang during tech week of a production and help keep the control booth and the equipment clean and organized.

Shop and Strike

Strike volunteers assist the Shop Manager and Scenic Designer take down the set, dispose of or store materials, and put away scenic elements, props, and costumes immediately following the final performance.

Usher

Ushers are the ambassadors of the theatre, welcoming our guests to an event – assisting them to find their seats, and assist in closing duties after events.

Maintenance

Perform basic maintenance duties such as vacuuming and dusting, cleaning and stocking bathrooms, snow removal, gardening, spring cleaning of exterior. 

Clerical

Provide assistance to the Office Manager with clerical tasks such as filing, scanning, and organizing. 

Non-Production Committees

Finance Committee

Keith Yahn, Chair

Manage the financial affairs of the theatre by safeguarding its assets, overseeing the judicious discharge of its funds and ensure prudent investments.

Advancement Committee

Eric Larson, Chair

Oversee all major gift campaigns, direct personal asks, capital campaigns, patron recognition or related functions.

Oversee all fundraising event activities for operations including but not limited to the annual gala, annual patron letters, and the phone-a-thon.

Strategic Planning Committee

Rhonda Schmidt, ED

Work to create and sustain WCT business plan and sustainable practices in employment, facilities, finance, and technology.

Diversity and Equitable Practices Committee

Peter Kao, Chair

Contribute to discussion and ACTION for WCT to a more equitable theatre workplace for actors, artists, volunteers, and patrons. 

Support accessibility and equity in auditions, hiring, and programming and moving toward a greater all-encompassing representation in all areas of WCT.

Play Advisory Committee

Sharon Sohner, Sandra Renick, and Sarah Tajnai, Chairs

Submit entertaining, provocative, interesting, lively plays and musicals that you think WCT should produce. 

Sit on the committee that makes recommendations to the Executive Director about upcoming season programming.

Gallery Committee

JoAnn O’Hare – Chair

The Gallery Committee meets in spring to invite artists from around Wisconsin to show their work in the Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery at Waukesha Civic Theatre.

Other Types of Volunteers

Farmers Market and Friday Night Live

Volunteers help with answering patron questions and handing out promo material.

Gallery Nights

Volunteers assist with Artist Meet and Greets at our Art Gallery.

WCT Work Days

Volunteer on Friends of WCT Work Days to help improve and maintain our facilities.

Parades

Volunteers help manage our booth and hand out promo materials during downtown parades.

Apply To Be A Volunteer

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Interested in Auditioning for a Show?

Auditioning for shows is another great way to be involved and volunteer at Waukesha Civic Theatre. Check out our Audition page for upcoming audition announcements.

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