On stage, Backstage or in the Lobby, there’s a place for you at RECT. Volunteers are the backbone of every RECT production. If you like to sing, act, design sets, or play in the orchestra, there’s a place for you! But there are many other opportunities, too. Below is a list of some of the areas in which you may want to get involved. It is a great way to share your talents or learn new ones while meeting nice people, and working together to bring something good to the community.
Directors & Music Directors
Sound & Lighting Designers
The audition assistant works closely with the volunteer coordinator and the director to facilitate the audition process. Duties include distributing audition forms, assisting those auditioning with their audition forms, taking digital photographs, making photocopies, data entry, setting up and tearing down audition rooms/areas. Training is minimal and can be done “on the job.” Auditions generally run 2-
The stage manager assists the director and keeps accurate records of rehearsals, blocking, and production business. The stage manager acts as a liaison between actors, crew, production staff, and the director. During the run of the show the stage manager is in charge of all aspects of the production from making sure the cast and crew arrive on time to calling all of the light and sound cues. The time commitment varies depending on the director’s needs. Some directors may require attendance at all rehearsals while others may not. Attendance is required for all technical rehearsals the week before opening and generally 12 performances.
The set builder assists the technical directors with construction and painting of scenery. The shop is open Monday-
The prop chief is in charge of obtaining and/or constructing all props used in a production. A list of props is given to the prop chief by the show’s director. The prop chief is also responsible for presetting props for each performance, assisting the prop crew with stage shifts, cleaning and replenishing consumable props after each performance and organizing prop storage. The time commitment varies depending on the director’s needs, but generally includes one week of rehearsal prior to the show’s opening and approximately 12 performances in addition to the time it takes to collect the props. The prop chief will also be present to strike the show.
Members of the costume crew will assist the costume chief with any of the above listed duties. Costume crew members are to be present during technical rehearsals and the show run to handle any costume emergencies or special costume preparations. During performances the time commitment is 2-
A dresser is a member of the costume crew who helps actors with quick costume changes during a performance. During performances the time commitment is 2-
Box Office Assistance
The box office assistant works with the box office manager to process ticket orders via mail, telephone, or in person using the ExtremeTix computer program ticketing system. The box office assistant will be required to handle cash and sensitive credit card information and ought to be familiar with any current or upcoming productions. Training can be extensive and should be scheduled prior to assuming the position. The box office is open Monday-
The house manager runs the front of the house during performances. They are responsible for opening and closing the lobby curtains, ensuring playbills are accessible to ushers and patrons seated in the X row, setting up and checking out hearing devices, and answering any general questions theatre goers may have. House managers should be familiar with the layout of theatre including locations of exits and restrooms. The time commitment is 2-
Ushers take tickets, distribute playbills, and help patrons find their seats. Ushers must report 40 minutes prior to show time and may leave once the show has begun. Volunteers may schedule their dates for ushering through the Salina Community Theatre Guild.
The sound board operator runs the sound board for a production and checks all sound equipment prior to each performance. This position includes climbing in the catwalks above the house seats. The time commitment is one week of rehearsal prior to opening and approximately 12 performances. Learning to operate the sound board can take as little as 20 minutes; however, each show has specific sound effects and attendance at 3-
The spotlight operator runs spot lights for a production. This position may require standing for an extended period of time. This position is generally up in the booth above the house seats. The time commitment is one week of rehearsal prior to opening and approximately 12 performances. Training is minimal and can be done during tech week rehearsal.
The light board operator runs the light board for a production and checks all lighting equipment prior to each performance. This position includes climbing in the catwalks above the house seats. The time commitment is one week of rehearsal prior to opening and approximately 12 performances. Learning to operate the light board can take as little as 20 minutes; however, each show has specific lighting needs and attendance at 3-
Special Effects Tech.
Board Members & Officers