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House Manager Volunteers Needed

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Ocala Civic Theatre


Who sees to it that our patrons have a safe and pleasant experience when they visit the Theatre? Who makes sure everyone is seated, gives the go-ahead to the Stage Manager Volunteer to start the show, lets the audience know when intermission is over and the second act is about to start, handles any emergencies that may arise, makes sure everyone is out of the building after the show, keeps an eye out for safety, and locks up the building after everyone has gone home? The House Manager Volunteer!

Just as the Stage Manager Volunteer is in charge of the backstage realm, the House Manager Volunteer is the ringmaster of the front-of-house world and the liaison between either side of the curtain. If you enjoy interacting with people and making sure things run smoothly, then house-managing is for you! Plus, you earn complimentary tickets from volunteering as a House Manager Volunteer.

What is front-of-house? This is a term for all the areas that a patron sees when they come to a show and it includes all areas from the front of the stage to the parking lot. The House Manager Volunteer is part of our front-of-house Volunteers.

The House Manager Volunteer is responsible for the care, comfort and safety of the audience and the smooth operation of all activities and systems in the public areas for each performance. These areas include the auditorium, the lobby, public restrooms, box office, the front of the building and the patron parking lot.

As a House Manager Volunteer you will be supervising our other front-of-house Volunteers (Usher Volunteers, Gift Box Volunteers, Raffle Volunteers and Box Office Volunteers).

The House Manager Volunteer is the "go-to" person for issues that may come up concerning the public areas.

House Manager Volunteers report directly to our Volunteer Coordinator who will fully train you on all duties.

Duties include but are not limited to:
-Opening and closing of the lobby.
-Checking in all front-of-house Volunteers and ensures they are brought up to speed on performance details.
-Making sure things happen on time before, during and after the performance (opening lobby & auditorium, communicating with the Stage Manager Volunteer in time to start the show).
-Filling out House Manager Volunteer Report.
-Training and assisting front-of-house Volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering as a House Manager, please respond with your phone number and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.

You will be fully trained and will shadow veteran house managers until you and our Volunteer Coordinator are comfortable with you being on your own.

Our COVID-19 Safety Guide
Masks are required at all times covering the nose and the mouth and must be worn by everyone at all times while on theatre property. No exceptions. We ask each volunteer to bring their own masks. All front-of-house Volunteers will also be required to wear gloves that the theatre will provide on arrival. You will find more details on our COVID-19 Safety Guide on our website www.OcalaCivicTheatre.com

Thank you for considering to help us!

2 Shifts

  • afternoon / 12:45 PM to 04:45 PM
    We have matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays during the run of a show. One House Manager Volunteer needed for each performance.
  • evening / 06:15 PM to 10:15 PM
    We have evening performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the run of a show. One House Manager Volunteer needed for each performance.
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About Ocala Civic Theatre



Mission Statement

The Marion Players, Inc. dba Ocala Civic Theatre is a not-for-profit community theatre devoted to providing quality live theatre that inspires our community through exceptional performances and arts education to enrich and entertain both participants and audience members.


Located in the Appleton Cultural Center on East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) in Ocala, Florida, Ocala Civic Theatre presents professional-quality, live productions at an affordable price. Ocala Civic Theatre produces more than twelve fully-staged productions each season, in addition to hosting touring companies.

The Theatre offers a year-round education program that reaches over 1000 students each year. Both skills classes and performance classes are offered to students ages 4-18.

This volunteer-based organization is one of the largest community theatres in the state and serves more than 50,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season.

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We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


4337 E Silver Spring BlvdOcala, FL 34470



  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Around 4 hours each performance
  • Must be a people person and 25 or older

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