Volunteering at Lexington Children’s Theatre provides you the opportunity to learn all about the world of live theatre—from the writing, designing, and directing of our plays to the front of house and administrative functions of LCT. We look forward to having you join the LCT family as a member of the LCT Volunteer Team!
Ready to join the team?
Check out the descriptions of our different volunteer opportunities below, then let us know what you’re interested in! You can sign up via our Volunteer Survey, or by contacting our Audience Experience Associate, Megan Kinney, at 859-254-4546 x247 or email@example.com.
Please be aware that before you can start volunteering with us, you’ll need to attend a brief orientation session at our facility. Orientations will be less than an hour and will include an introduction to LCT and different ways to volunteer with us, as well as some hands-on training for ushering performances. The next volunteer orientation will be Monday, November 25, 2019 at 5:00pm and will start at The Lexington Opera House with an orientation for ushering school performances of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LCT’s Volunteer Opportunities:
Public Performance Ushers
Open to volunteers 9 years of age or older who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Ushers 14 and older may be dropped off. Usher duties include any of the following: stuffing and passing out programs, light cleaning of the theatre, ticket taking, directing patrons to their seats, protecting the props and scenery as the audience enters and exits, and assisting at concessions after the show. Ushers may see a show during their shift if seating is available. Each shift is approximately 3 hours.
School Performance Ushers
This position is an option for volunteers 18 years of age or older. Please note: You must be available weekdays during the day (starting at about 9am for our 10am show). It is preferred that ushers stay through both school performances on the day, seating and dismissing both shows. It is difficult to split these shifts. Usher duties for these performances include: leading and seating school groups according to the seating chart, stuffing teacher packets to be given out at the end of the performance, light cleaning of the theatre, and protection of the props and scenery as the audience enters and exits. Ushers may see a show during their shift if seating is available. Each shift is approximately 4 hours.
Many projects in our marketing and development departments require very little time commitment and are flexible in nature. Typically, Administrative Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age and are needed during the work week 9am to 5pm. Projects subject to availability and skill set. Examples: labeling, data entry and envelope stuffing.
Open to volunteers 15 years of age or older, apprentices assist the teachers with everything from administrative support to leading warm‐up exercises. Apprentices are needed for all classes and workshops offered during the season (weekdays, Saturday mornings and one day workshops) and throughout the summer. Classes typically meet Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm throughout the summer and once a week for 6 weeks through the school year.
Special Events Volunteers assist with fund raising events and functions for our donors. They often get the chance to attend the function they are helping with, such as Celebrity Curtain Call, special donor parties, and show related events. Scheduling for these events is on an as-needed basis.
Are you a strong scenic artist? Good with power tools? A handcrafter? Can you always find “just the right thing” when shopping? Are you an organizer? Then the technical opportunities provided in our discovery productions are right up your alley! Depending on your age and skill level, opportunities are often available in our Costume Shop, Scene Shop, or as part of the Backstage Crew for a production.