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Building and painting sets and props

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ORGANIZATION: Des Moines Playhouse

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 98 people are interested

Volunteers who enjoy building and painting will enjoy the opportunity to construct sets.

The set crew assists the technical director in constructing and painting the set and large prop pieces. There are jobs for the skilled carpenter, but set and prop construction is also a great place to learn some basic carpentry skills. Training is provided to those without experience.

Basecoat paint and detail work is needed on each set. Accomplished artists are welcomed, however it is not necessary to have experience as an artist. Volunteers are trained on the detail set work. The variety in experience levels of painters provides a great opportunity to work together to learn new techniques and share ideas.

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, our 2020-21 Season has not yet been announced. Shows and dates, as well as any changes to volunteer practices, will be posted on our backstage volunteer page, https://www.dmplayhouse.com/volunteer/back-stage/

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About Des Moines Playhouse


831 42ND ST, DES MOINES, IA 50312, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Des Moines Playhouse is to produce high quality theatrical presentations utilizing the skills and talents of a group consisting primarily of volunteers for the cultural enrichment of the Central Iowa community, and to provide education in theatre arts for all ages, with an emphasis on young people.


The Des Moines Playhouse is a community theatre, producing 12-14 shows (Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, family shows) each year. It is the second largest and one of the six oldest continuously operating community theatres in the US. The Playhouse also has one of the largest theatre education programs in the country, with classes for ages 4-adult.


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Arts & Culture


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831 42ND STDES MOINES, IA 50312



  • Carpentry
  • Interior / Exterior Decorating
  • Painting
  • Interior / Exterior Design


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Work calls are posted and volunteers are asked to spend at least 2 hours when they come to work.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty or getting paint on.

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