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Ushers Needed to Reopen Live Performance Space

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Chabot College

  • 7 people are interested

We are looking for a dedicated and friendly team of volunteers to assist our House Managers with Front of House operations in our large, live events venue.

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted our industry dramatically. It has been crucial that we change the way we approach hosting events, and in response to this we have adapted our entire live event-making process. We have taken great care to develop a controlled re-opening process that will keep everybody as safe as we possibly can.

This is where you come in!

Some of your duties will include those of a regular usher: welcoming audience members as they arrive at the theatre, assisting with ticket-scanning, and remaining in the auditorium throughout the performance to promptly alert the House Manager to any patron issues that may arise.

However, your main purpose as volunteer will initially be to help us ensure the safety of our audiences, performers and staff- including yourself and one another. Volunteers will help communicate our advanced safety protocols to performers and audience members, assisting with drawing attention to one-way entrances, six-foot floor markers and informative signage. Our House Managers and House Staff will be accessible by radio at all times should you encounter any difficulties.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to witness a wide range of performances and events; gain experience in the Theatre, Customer Service and Events industries; support the college's Theatre and Music departments; and contribute to the safety of the Bay Area community.

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About Chabot College


Reed L. Buffington Visual & Performing Arts Center, 2555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545, US

Mission Statement

The Performing Arts Complex is one of the East Bay's premier live event venues, and is accessible to Chabot College and the community. We support student success in education, progress in the workplace and engagement with the civic and cultural life of the diverse East Bay community.


The majority of our events take place in the Performing Arts Center, which is a 1,432 seat auditorium hosting over 100 diverse events each year. Our events include theatrical performances, fundraisers, arts competitions and live concerts. In addition to extensive backstage features, we have our own hard-working production staff, including a stage management crew, lighting and sound operators, and a strong Front of House team.

The Performing Arts Complex also includes a 200 seat intimate blackbox theatre and a small recital hall, which mostly host events for the college's Music and Theatre Arts departments.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


25555 Hesperian BlvdReed L. Buffington Visual & Performing Arts CenterHayward, CA 94545



  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Theater Arts
  • Ushering
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must attend a training session with the House Manager before beginning work as an usher. We require our ushers to work at least one show every two months in order to keep their training up to date.
  • We welcome candidates who are commited to both ensuring safety protocols and in keeping the performing arts industry alive. The ideal candidate will communicate well with others and have excellent people skills..

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