Volunteer

SVCT is an all-volunteer organization. We are the South Valley’s non-profit community theater, with performances venues at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse and at Limelight in the Gilroy Center for the Arts.

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We welcome all volunteers! You don’t need to be a performer to love the arts, to want to support a vibrant performing arts scene in the South Valley, and to enjoy being part of a group that works together to make magic happen!. The diversity of skills we can use and value means that you will have a chance to put your expertise to use or, if you prefer, to learn something new. And we will train you. What support role would you like to play?

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We are planning an extremely ambitious 2022-2023 season, with 5 productions at the Playhouse and 4 at Limelight. and are reaching out to the community to join us in re-engaging post-pandemic… not just as audience members but also as volunteers. What better time to establish a fun, new, and worthwhile connection with your community?

INDICATE VOLUNTEER INTERESTS

Shows at the Playhouse typically need volunteers to fill the following roles

Producer/s

A show’s producer is selected by the Board of Directors prior to the new season and is responsible for putting together the show’s artistic team. Typically shows are co-produced, with a board member working together with a non–board member.

Artistic Team

  • Director
  • Stage Manger
  • Musical Director
  • Vocal Director
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer

Additional Staff

  • Master Carpenter
  • House Manager
  • Graphics Designer
  • Props Manager
  • Program Designer
  • Lobby Designer
  • Cast Photographer
  • Lighting Operator
  • Sound Operator

Multiple volunteers are also frequently required for each of the following tasks.

  • Set Construction
  • Costumes – sewing and/or purchase
  • Orchestra
  • Set Move In
  • Ushering & Concessions
  • Box Office

Please contact the show’s producer (go to show information on this website or email svct@SVCT.org) to express your interest and  for more information about any of the above.

Shows at Limelight typically need volunteers to fill the following roles

Before Opening Performance

  1. Props
  2. Set building and painting
  3. Lighting & Sound Design
  4. Set Dressing
  5. Costumes
  6. Program Creation (typically very simple)
  7. Projection creation/sourcing

During the Run of the Show

  1. Program Duplication and restocking
  2. House Manager (likely multiple HM throughout the run alternating weekends)
  3. Ushering (Includes set up and clean up)
  4. Greeter (may be covered by house manager; includes tickets sales at the door)
  5. Bartender / Concessions (Includes set up bar, concessions and clean up)
  6. Lighting and Sound Operator.

Most Limelight volunteer requirements have a much smaller scope than similar roles for productions at the Morgan Hill Playhouse. To learn more about any of these Limelight volunteer opportunities and/or to volunteer, please contact Limelight’s Managing Director, Robin Bezanson, at Limelight@SVCT.org.

Learn More About Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to directly reaching out to the staff of our shows at the Playhouse or at Limelight (per above contact information), we encourage you to join our SVCT Facebook Group which is intended for SVCT supporters interested in participating in some way. Through the group you will learn of opportunities from set construction to ushering to participating in an orchestra to more.

Board of Directors & Committees

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There are also opportunities for participation on the Board of Directors or on SVCT committees. Please contact the Board President at president@SVCT.org to express your interest and to obtain additional information.