Volunteer

CSC Volunteer, Bob

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is looking for volunteers for its 24th season of FREE Shakespeare on the Common.This summer’s production of Cymbeline is performing Wednesday, July 16th through Sunday, August 4th near the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.

Give your time to CSC and help to make it all happen!

There are many ways you can give of your time to CSC including being a part of Free Shakespeare on the Common, assisting in projects at our administrative offices, being an advocate for our work in your neighborhood, and so much more!  If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, email volunteer@commshakes.org today!

Volunteers wanted! FREE Shakespeare on the Common 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is looking for volunteers for its 24th season of FREE Shakespeare on the Common.This summer’s production of Cymbeline is performing Wednesday, July 16th through Sunday, August 4th near the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. Volunteers will not need to be present at all shows; feel free to sign up for as many (or as few) shows at which you would like to help out!

Time Commitment: Volunteering for the show(s) requires arriving at the Common two hours before showtime; shows begin at 8pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7pm on Sundays, and 3pm for one matinee performance on Saturday, August 3rd. Volunteer duties will conclude approximately 20 minutes after performance ends.

Responsibilities: Volunteer responsibilities include: passing out playbills, setting up and breaking down chairs and tents, selling merchandise, renting chairs, collecting surveys, cleaning up at the end of the night, and other duties assigned by the Front of House staff.

Additionally, all volunteers are invited to view the production from the Friends Section (CSC’s reserved seating area) when not performing duties, and have access to discounted concessions and merchandise.

Each summer, CSC relies on our amazing volunteers to make Free Shakespeare on the Common a reality. Thank you for supporting our mission to make high-quality theater accessible to all!!!

Qualifications:
While previous experience ushering or customer service experience is helpful, it is not a must. All we ask is that you bring a willingness to interact with the public in an enthusiastic, confident manner. Volunteers may also be required to stand for a prolonged period of time, or to lift heavy loads. If you require any special accommodations, please let us know!CSC will present several Accessible performances of Cymbeline:

Open Captioned: Friday, July 26 (Raindate: Sat, July 27)
ASL Interpreted: Friday, Aug 2 + Saturday, August 3 (8pm); (Raindate: Sun, Aug 4)
Audio Described:  Saturday, August 3 (3pm); (Raindate: Sun, Aug 4)

If you know ASL or have experience assisting blind/low-vision patrons, please consider volunteers for one of the Accessible performances listed above and disclose this information on the sign-up form.

How To Apply:
If you are interested in volunteering this summer, you can sign up here. Questions can be directed to volunteer@commshakes.org.

Featured Photo: CSC Volunteers on the Common, 2018.

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