2021-22 STUDENT USHERS

Description:
Under the direction of the house manager on duty, student ushers ensure that patrons have the best possible experience at SHCS. In addition to directing patrons to their seats, stuffing inserts in programs, and assisting to seat late patrons, ushers serve as ticket-takers, program handlers, lobby attendants, and help clean the concert hall after the performance. Most importantly, student ushers create a safe, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere for all patrons attending performances. Orientation is required for all student ushers. Compensation is $50/concert.

Responsibilities:
• Scanners: A scanner stands by the point of entry and scans tickets for admittance to the hall.
• Seaters: Seaters escort guests as to their seats. They alert the House Manager if there are any seating problems.
• Door Greeters: A door greeter welcomes patrons to the show, distributes programs, and helps direct them to the Box Office, bathrooms, etc.
• Stage Guards: A stage guards stands by the stage and ensures that no patron walks up or places an item on the stage.
• Backstage Guards: A backstage guard protects designated backstage areas and prevents audience members from entering unauthorized areas.

Requirements:
Ushers must be available from 3:30pm - 8:00/8:30pm for one or more of the following dates:

  • Sunday, November 14, 2021 - Miró Quartet
  • Sunday, December 5, 2021 - Paul Lewis, piano
  • January 23, 2021 - Danish String Quartet
  • February 13, 2021 - Junction Trio
  • March 6, 2021 - Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
  • May 1, 2021 - Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello & Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
  • May 15, 2021 - Pacifica Quartet & Karen Slack, soprano
  • June 12, 2021 - Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

(All concerts start at 5:30pm.)

To apply:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please send cover letter and resume to SHCS Operations Manager, Zoe Fried, at zfried@shriverconcerts.org with the subject line, "Student Usher 2021-22".



2021-22 JUNIOR BOARD


Description:

Shriver Hall Concert Series offers students the opportunity to serve as Junior Board members and learn from SHCS’s Board of Directors and staff how a non-profit concert series operates. Students are immersed in our organization and culture, have sustained contact with Board members and staff, and learn about arts administration and non-profit board leadership. Junior Board membership is a one-year non-voting position, with the option for a second year. Junior Board members receive complimentary tickets to all SHCS concerts upon request (schedule at shriverconcerts.org) and are encouraged to attend as many performances as possible.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled student studying or engaged in music, business, or arts administration.
  • Attend the four 2021-22 Board meetings on October 5, Dec 14, Feb 22, and May 24 at 5pm.
  • Act as an ambassador for SHCS in the student community.
  • Keep confidential all plans about future programming and organizational matters.


To Apply:

Please send resume and responses to the two following questions (max two pages) to info@shriverconcerts.org by September 17, 2021 with the subject line “SHCS Junior Board”.


1)Please tell us why the opportunity to be a member of the Junior Board interests you and what you are hoping to gain from this experience.
2)SHCS has a long and successful history of presenting the world’s great chamber ensembles and classical music artists. Given the ever expanding diversity of the region it serves, what are your thoughts about future programming and outreach possibilities for SHCS