There are many incredible and immensely fun ways to get involved at YOUR Beaches theatre!
Volunteers are the backbone of Players by the Sea, the bow of the ship and the air that keeps the heart pumping. The actors you see onstage, the technicians you don't see, the front of house staff greeting you or pouring your drink before the show, the ones who paint the sets and bring them to life are ALL volunteers.
Our doors are always open to those wanting to get involved, whether it is an individual holding a Masters Degree in Theatre or an individual who always wanted to give back or get involved. We have a place for you!
Check out the many ways you can get involved here at Players by the Sea!
BACKSTAGE. ANY EXPERIENCE LEVEL.
Deck Crew: Usually for larger scale musicals or plays with a number of locations and moving parts, the Deck Crew is responsible for quickly transitioning from world to world during the show. This includes any number of duties: sweeping the stage before the show, setting the props, getting the props from actor to actor, helping with quick costume changes, conducting scene changes during the show.
Light Board/Sound Board Operators: Pure magic! Our Light & Sound Board Operators run the show, executing the light cues and sound cues to help create the magic of the world in the play. Depending on the process, the Operators may take their cues from the Stage Manager or they may run the show themselves. Other duties include turning on the light & sound boards, conducting channel checks, rehearsing cues with the crew to ensure safe and efficient transitions.
Set Construction/Fabrication/Dressing/Painting: For those individuals who like to work with their hands, use power tools, paint or decorate - this is the position for you! Depending on the schedule for the show, these volunteers come in a couple of Saturday's prior to the Tech Week to help fabricate the physical world of the play.
Make Up Artist: For those individuals who LOVE to do make up or who know a thing or two about stage make up - this is the position for you! Occasionally, we will do a show that requires a certain style of make up (EX. Young Frankenstein's Monster make up or Reefer Madness's comic book style make up) or just heavier make up. This artist is an immense help to the cast.
PRODUCTION TEAM. ADVANCED EXPERIENCE LEVEL.
Stage Management: Stage Managers are communication central. Juggling communication between all of the various technical and artistic departments of a production, Stage Managers assist to bring the Director's vision to life logistically. Once the show opens, it's the Stage Manager's ship. From calling light and sound cues to sweeping the stage to making sure actors are ready to go - the Stage Manager is a vitally appreciated role in a production.
(Assistant Stage Manager are ALWAYS welcome to learn the ropes!)
Costume Designer: Have a knack for fashion? Have an interest in period style clothing? Have experience in Costume Design? Costumes play a key role in the development of character and weave in and out of the conceptual mind of the Director. Costume Designers at PBTS have access to our Costume Shop, equipped with a sewing machine and accessories/possibilities galore!
(Assistant Costume Designers are ALWAYS welcome to learn the ropes!)
Sound Designer: The Sound Design for any production is a complex world. Sound Designers must have the mind and research capabilities to find the right sounds for the world of the play and then determine how the sound levels can affect the mood of the performance. A general knowledge of Sound Boards, Music Extension Files, Speaker Input & Output is preferred.
(Assistant Sound Designers are ALWAYS welcome to learn the ropes!)
Lighting Designer: The Lighting Design for any production is an integral part of creating the world of the play. Lighting Designers at PBTS start from the very beginning, weaving their concepts with the Director's vision and concepts to create a color palette, textures, moods, motifs and patterns. From there, with the assist of Technical Director EXTRAORDINAIRE Jim Wiggins, the Lighting Designer will hang and focus the lighting instruments to ensure full visibility, provide special lighting for special moments as requested by the director and split the stage into balanced (or unbalanced) zones to achieve different lighting effects. A strong knowledge of lighting theory and technology, equipment and terminology is highly preferred.
(Assistant Lighting Designers are ALWAYS welcome to learn the ropes!)
Properties Master/Mistress: The Properties Master/Mistress are charged with sourcing hand and furniture props for the production. Properties Master/Mistress spend time researching the right time period, region, etc. to ensure that we our standard of professional production quality is matched with appropriate props.
(Assistant Properties Master/Mistresses are ALWAYS welcome to learn the ropes!)
FRONT OF HOUSE. ANY EXPERIENCE LEVEL.
Front of House staff receive a free ticket to that evening's performance.
Concessions Staff: Bar volunteers are responsible for pouring drinks for patrons if they wish to have a beer, wine, soda or water before the show AND at intermission. The Bar volunteers are also responsible helping to pick up any trash and programs left in the theatre immediately following the performance when the house is cleared.
Volunteering is fun at Players by the Sea! Our doors are always open for you to get involved. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Bradley Akers (Associate Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Schwarz (Executive Director) at email@example.com for Backstage/Production Team volunteering opportunities. For Front of House volunteer options, please email Sadie La Manna (Box Office Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to hear from you soon!
PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE
106 6th Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Players by the Sea is dedicated to enriching the community through excellence in theatre.
Players by the Sea is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.