The University of Dubuque Heritage Center to Host Volunteer Usher Open House and Orientation
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque Heritage Center will host a volunteer usher open house and orientation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in John and Alice Butler Hall. Food will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
"Volunteer ushers are an integral part of Heritage Center's staff and operations. This event will allow us to reacquaint with our returning usher friends as well as add new members to our volunteer usher corps after the cancellation of last year's full Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series due to COVID-19," said Victoria Molle, director of audience services at Heritage Center.
Heritage Center's previous seasons were so successful that it is expanding its volunteer usher corps. UD seeks enthusiastic, customer-service oriented individuals to become volunteer ushers for the 2021-2022 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series that begins September 2021 in the 1,000-seat Butler Hall. The full season schedule will be announced later this month.
Volunteer ushers provide invaluable services by guiding patrons to their seats, distributing programs, answering questions, and, most importantly, creating a pleasant, safe, and welcoming live performance environment. Volunteer ushers also have the unique opportunity to meet new friends, view quality performances, and get an insider's look into the workings of a professional performing arts center.
Volunteer ushers must be at least 18-years-old, able to climb stairs and stand for an extended period, and adhere to a dress code. Hours vary with each show, including some 2021-2022 Live at Heritage Center SchoolBus Performing Series shows during the day as well as matinee performances.
Additional volunteer positions within Heritage Center such as tech crew, back of house operations, and in the Bisignano Art Gallery may also be available.
"All tri-state area residents are invited and encouraged to consider this opportunity to be a vital part of Heritage Center offerings," Molle said.
For more information, please contact Victoria Molle, director of audience services at Heritage Center, at 563.589.3432 or VMolle@dbq.edu.