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Volunteer Opportunities

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Managing Director Suzi Peterson
volunteer@a2ct.org
734-971-0605
322 W. Ann Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This group has been producing shows for the past 75 years. Volunteers work at every level of production, including raising funds, planning events, acting, directing, ushering, building sets and more.

Chelsea Area Players
President Shelley Wheaton
info@chelseaareaplayers.org
734-274-2498
POB 301
Chelsa, MI, 48118

CAP has been providing a community theater experience for Chelsea and its surrounding areas for over 35 years. Our productions include large scale musicals, dinner theater, and a vibrant youth theater. Volunteers are needed in various areas of production of our shows, but primarily we have a need for individuals with experience in Publicity and Marketing. We also welcome volunteers for other "behind the scenes" positions such as costuming, stage management, and many technical positions.

Gifts of Art
Director Elaine Sims
1500 E. Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-936-ARTS (2787)

This University of Michigan Health System program brings art and music to patients, visitors and staff. Programs include art galleries, bedside music and art programs, the Art Cart, where volunteers bring framed posters to patients' rooms, the Friends Meditation Garden, the Life Sciences Orchestra as well as a variety of performances and events. Gifts of Art is seeking volunteers for its Music While You Wait volunteer music program. If you wish to become a volunteer musician, please call or email Gifts of Art. Work study opportunities are also available.

Wild Swan Theater
Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Kowalski
patricia@wildswantheater.org
6175 Jackson Rd. – Ste. B
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Performance Network is Ann Arbor's only resident professional theatre company, affiliated with the Actor's Equity Association of professional Actors and Stage Managers. They have several opportunities for volunteers to join them. They are always looking for ushers (who get to see shows for free!) and for experienced help with striking their sets. They also have several opportunities throughout the year to help out in the office with their major mailings and postering efforts.

Internships

University Musical Society
Burton Memorial Tower
881 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
764-6833 (Marketing Internships)
615-1444 (Production Internships)
647-6712 (Education and Audience Development Internships)

Internships with UMS provide experience in performing arts administration, marketing, publicity, production, and arts education. Semester and year long internships are available in many of the University Musical Society's departments. While interns are not paid, many are able to receive course credit for the experience.

Purple Rose Theatre
734-433-7673
info@purplerosetheatre.org
137 Park Street
Chelsea, MI, 48118

The Purple Rose Apprentice program is an intense, unique, hands-on opportunity for college graduates to gain practical professional theatre experience by working in all areas of the theatre, alongside professional directors, designers, stage managers, actors and administrators. Each apprenticeship is a full-time position, requiring an exclusive 12-month commitment.

Performance Network Theatre
Managing Director Erin Sabo
boxoffice@performancenetwork.org
734-663-0696
120 E Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1437

Performance Network is Ann Arbor's only resident professional theatre company, affiliated with the Actor's Equity Association of professional Actors and Stage Managers. They have several opportunities for volunteers to join them. They are always looking for ushers (who get to see shows for free!) and for experienced help with striking their sets. They also have several opportunities throughout the year to help out in the office with their major mailings and postering efforts.

U-M Work Study

Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Robb Woulfe
734-647-2278

This annual event is a celebration of dance, theater, and music that occurs for three weeks during the summer in the Power Center and on top of the Fletcher Street parking structure.

Gifts of Art
Director Elaine Sims
1500 E. Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-936-ARTS (2787)

This University of Michigan Health System program brings art and music to patients, visitors and staff. Programs include art galleries, bedside music and art programs, the Art Cart, where volunteers bring framed posters to patients' rooms, the Friends Meditation Garden, Music While You Wait, a volunteer music program, the Life Sciences Orchestra as well as a variety of performances and events. Gifts of Art seeks work study students each year prior to the fall semester. If you are interested in work study, wait until August, and then email Gifts of Art. Volunteer opportunities with Gifts of Art are available year-round.

Temporary and full-time employment

University Musical Society
734-764-2538
Burton Memorial Tower
881 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

This not-for-profit art presenter organizes performances and educational activities in music, dance, and theater. "UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects with local, national, and international partners."

Michigan Union Ticket Office
Manager Vu Willey
734-763-TKTS
Michigan Union
530 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

This organization servs as the preeminent box office for the campus and the Ann Arbor community. Ticket sales include local events and Ticketmaster arrangements.

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