SUPPORT THE ARTS WITH YOUR TIME
Would you like to get behind the scenes at Bloomington’s Community Theater? Are you ready to help make music, dance, theater, and more possible at the BCT? We’ve got the opportunity for you! Volunteering at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater will connect you to the hub of cultural life in Bloomington and allow you to explore new artists and performance styles.
Our volunteer ushers create a welcoming, enjoyable environment at the theater. We are always looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, customer service-oriented individuals to take tickets, seat patrons, sell artist merchandise, and perform a variety of other tasks that help our events go smoothly. Go behind the scenes of some of the greatest events on Bloomington’s busy cultural agenda.
In addition to meeting great people and seeing dynamic shows, if you usher twice in a month you can receive one complimentary ticket to the show of your choice within the following 90 days, depending on availability. If you usher 12 or more times a year and attend an additional annual training, you’ll be added to the VIP usher list the following year. VIP ushers receive a permanent BCT name tag and the opportunity to sign up early for popular shows.
Ushers must be at least 18 years of age and are asked to attend a two-hour orientation before signing up for their first shift. Ready to get started? Contact volunteer coordinator Jovita McCleod at 812.323.3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to learn more about volunteering as a BCT usher, please take a look at our Volunteer Usher Handbook.
If you are between the ages of 15 and 17, there is still an opportunity for you to join our usher team. You can apply to be an usher by writing a 150- to 200-word essay on why you would like to usher at the BCT. Include your full name, age, email address, and phone number at the top of your essay. Email this to the volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
NEXT USHER TRAINING
The BCT offers new usher training once a month. Check out our listing on the Bloomington Volunteer Network for more information, dates, and to RSVP!
Help spread the word about events at the BCT by joining our poster team, which distributes posters across Bloomington to promote nationally-known performers. Poster team volunteers sign up to cover a section of town and are provided with a list of posting locations. Expect 10-12 posting sessions per year.
This is a great opportunity for volunteers who need a flexible schedule or who want to learn more about the community. Two rounds of postering makes you eligible for a complimentary ticket to the show of your choice, depending on availability. Ready to get started? Contact volunteer coordinator Jovita McCleod at 812.323.3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Penny and Bob Austin for receiving the Jim Mahan BCT Volunteer of the Year award for 2016! Bob and Penny are two of our most dependable, experienced, and fun volunteers. Their positive attitude and willingness to help wherever they are needed is invaluable to the BCT House Managers. They always complete their roles with confidence and dedication, volunteering to stay out of the show and assist the patrons and house managers, going above and beyond to help the event run smoothly, and even making sure the House Manager addresses all the important aspects during their event orientation. Beyond being great workers, they are both fun to have around!