The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking volunteer ushers, greeters, ticket-takers, tour guides and store clerks for the 2015-2016 Severance Hall season. Opportunities to serve include concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra (evening, matinee, education, family, and holiday events) and performances by other ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, as well as other musical and non-musical events.
Individuals who are energetic, enthusiastic, and eager to assist the Severance Hall audiences with a high level of customer service are invited to attend open interviews in the Smith Lobby of Severance Hall (ground floor near the Box Office) on Wednesday, August 5, Monday, August 17, or Thursday, August 27, anytime between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The Junior Volunteer Corps is made up of middle and high school students who assist at Family Concerts, Musical Rainbow performances, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra concerts, Holiday Concerts, and other special events (mostly daytime performances during the weekend). An orientation and training program prepares students for service as greeters, ticket takers, and ushers. Adult ushers serve as mentors for these young volunteers, who may be able to earn credit toward community service requirements at their schools.
Severance Hall volunteers are asked to commit for the entire season, from September through June, and are required to attend a training and orientation session prior to the beginning of the season. There are two sessions to choose from: Thursday, September 10 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 – 11:30 am.
For further information, or to request an application form, please call the House Manager’s Office at Severance Hall at 216-231-7425 or send an email.