Love Theater?

So do we. Be a part of it.

As a non-profit organization, Lyric Arts relies heavily on a team of dedicated volunteers to keep the theater thriving and make the magic happen. Without our volunteers, we would not exist! 

Want to experience the excitement, fun, camaraderie, and pride of being involved in a vibrant theater community? 

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gale Peterson, at gale@lyricarts.org or (763) 233-0807.

Volunteer Application Form

To be considered for Lyric Arts volunteering opportunities, please download the Volunteer Application form, fill it out, and return via email to gale@lyricarts.org. On the form, please be sure to indicate the type(s) of volunteer positions for which you are interested.

Frequently Asked Questions

What volunteer opportunities are available at Lyric Arts?

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities – one or more is sure to fit your interests, skills and schedule.  Volunteer positions include:

Front of House

  • Usher
  • Box Office
  • Wine & Coffee Bar
  • Concessions Stand

Artistic Team

  • Set Builder/Painter & Set Strike
  • Light Hanging & Strike
  • Costumes
  • Props

Operation

  • Audition Assistant
  • Workshop Volunteer
  • Publicity
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship
  • Board/Committees

Don’t see something that suits you? Give us a call; we’ll find the best use for your talents! 

What is the time commitment to be a volunteer?

It depends on the type of volunteer activity. Most Front of House shifts begin an hour before the show starts, and last approximately 3 ½ hours total. Volunteers can schedule themselves for a shift online or contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule them. Though we love repeat volunteers, there is no minimum requirement for the number of performances per year at which you volunteer – you can volunteer a little or a lot.

Volunteers who work on our other teams vary in the time they contribute depending on the theater’s needs, the show’s production schedule, and the volunteer’s availability. We’ll help you find something that fits your schedule!

When do I need to arrive?

Volunteers are asked to arrive one hour before curtain.

Are there special perks to being a volunteer?

Yes! Our volunteers…

  • Get to watch the performance at which they are volunteering
  • Are eligible for tickets to other shows (after volunteering 50 hours)
  • Are invited to preview performances
  • Attend volunteer appreciation events
  • Take part in a monthly drawing for prizes
  • Become part of the Century Club after 100 hours, with special recognition
  • Get the inside scoop on the latest Lyrics Arts news

…and more!

In addition, each year Lyric Arts identifies one volunteer who has gone above and beyond. The “Volunteer of the Year” is someone who has not only contributed a significant number of hours, but who displays an extraordinary level of commitment, is passionate about their contribution to the theater, and exemplifies the spirit of the Lyric Arts community. 

Will I get training?

All volunteers work under the guidance of Lyric Arts staff members who will show you the ropes, and many positions include an orientation session and handouts.

Do I have to wear anything special to volunteer?

For our Front of House volunteers, our guests need to be able to quickly and easily identify volunteers. Therefore, we ask all volunteers to wear black slacks and a nice white blouse or shirt as a uniform. Wear comfortable shoes, since most of the positions require standing for long periods of time. Please don’t wear t-shirts, sweatshirts of any kind, cut-offs or clothing with holes. For safety reasons, no flip flops or open-toed shoes are allowed. Lyric Arts dress code description is “office/business casual.” Other volunteers wear whatever is appropriate for their activity.

Where do I park when I volunteer?

The Lyric Arts parking lot is reserved for ticket holders only. Volunteers should park in the parking lot of the Molly Professional Building (across 5th Ave from Lyric Arts), or any street parking.

What if I need to cancel on my commitment?

If you are unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Gale Peterson (763-233-0807 or gale@lyricarts.org) at least two days before your scheduled performance to allow time to find a replacement. If an emergency presents itself during the weekend, call (763) 422-1838, and leave a detailed message stating your name, date to volunteer and your reason for not volunteering that date.

How do I get started?

Orientations for Front of House volunteers are scheduled throughout the year on Saturdays. Please look on our Volunteer Resources web page for the next Orientation. You may also call or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Gale Peterson, at (763) 233-0807 or gale@lyricarts.org

Thank you for your interest in being part of Lyric Arts!