Barrington Stage Company is privileged to have an active and passionate Volunteer Guild who provide countless hours to make BSC a welcoming community for our artists, patrons and staff. We know that our volunteers have a variety of talents, so we offer different ways for them to support Barrington Stage across the company, while earning free tickets to see our productions.
The Volunteer Guild consists of four teams – don’t worry, you can be part of more than one!
FRONT OF HOUSE (FOH): GET TO KNOW OUR PATRONS
All FOH volunteers should love being at our theatres and interacting with our patrons. They strive to provide them with the best experience possible. All FOH Volunteers arrive about 60-90 minutes prior to the start of the performance and stay approximately 30 minutes after the performance has concluded.
There are four ways to volunteer through the FOH Team:
Ushers: Scan tickets, hand out programs and direct patrons to their correct seats (Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and St. Germain Stage).
Concessions: Sell items at our concession stands (Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and St. Germain Stage).
Gift Shop: Sell items at our gift shop (Boyd-Quinson Mainstage only).
Will Call: Hand out pre-paid tickets to fellow patrons in our box office (Boyd-Quinson Mainstage only).
HOSPITALITY: GET TO KNOW OUR ARTISTS
Over the course of the summer, we have over 150 artists, actors, directors, interns, staff and designer who join us to create our productions both on and off stage. This team helps welcome our summer artists to the Berkshires and make their experience at BSC the best possible.
There are five ways to volunteer through the Hospitality Team:
Transportation: Pick up and/or drop off people at Wassaic train station, Albany Airport and Hartford Airport.
Food: Prepare, set-up and/or serve special meals for our artists and crew.
Housing: Do final prep at houses we rent to make the next group of artists feel welcomed by BSC.
Welcome Baskets: Assemble baskets with household basics and special treats to show each incoming group of artists how honored we are to have them joining us.
Gardening: Show off your green thumb by helping maintain our gardens at the Blatt Center and O-House.
TECHNICAL: GET BEHIND THE SCENES
This team is perfect for anyone with experience building, painting, and sewing and with an interest in the process of how the physical production of a show comes together.
There are three ways to volunteer through the Technical Team:
Costume: Work on a production’s costumes.
Scenic: Work on a production’s set.
Tech Rehearsal Support: Be an extra set of hands during a production’s tech rehearsals.
ADMINISTRATIVE– GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF
This team helps the BSC staff complete tasks that are essential to reaching out to the communities in the Berkshires and keeping them up to date to what BSC can offer them.
There are two ways to volunteer through the Administrative Team:
Office Support: Answer phones, file papers, assemble mailings and other basic office work.
Postering: Distribute brochures and hang posters about upcoming BSC productions and programs around the different Berkshire towns.
If you are interested in joining the Volunteer Guild, please fill out this form and BSC will follow up with more information.