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Looking for a way to help our community while experiencing amazing performances? The Newberry Opera House is looking for a few good men and women to complement their fine corps of volunteers, known as Ambassadors. These Awesome Ambassadors have saved the Opera House over $1.9 million since the renovation in 1998.
Classes covering all aspects of the duties of each volunteer position are usually conducted each summer prior to the season.
At training you will learn:
PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE (803-276-6264) DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS TO REGISTER FOR TRAINING DATES.
Ambassador Certification Make Up Class for 17/18 Season: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Concessions 5:30 P.M.
General Session (Required for All Returning Ambassadors) 7:00 P.M.
**Last Chance to Certify for the 17/18 Season - Full Training Since It is Also Open to New Recruits**
NOH Tour Guide Training: Saturday, September 9, 2017
**We do ask that you attend a NOH General Session Training Event Prior to Tour Guide Training. We will also pair you with a veteran tour guide for one on one mentoring.**
NOH Hospitality Training: Saturday, September 9, 2017
**We do ask that you attend a NOH General Session Training Event Prior to Hospitality Training.**
In addition to feeling like a part of the exciting work of this award winning Art Center and economic catalyst, ambassadors also often enjoy the interaction with fellow volunteers and patrons. While seats are not always available, depending on their position volunteers do usually get to see most of the shows they work - for free. Comp tickets can also be earned for hours worked. This allows volunteers access to amazing artists from around the globe. Stars like the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Oak Ridge Boys, Olivia Newton-John, Loretta Lynn, Roberta Flack, Willie Nelson and Michael Bolton are all Opera House alums.
Event staff volunteers are the core group at the Newberry Opera House whose main purpose is to see to the comfort and safety of the audience. They greet and assist our patrons in order to ensure that all visitors are treated to an enjoyable experience while attending one of our performances. They run the elevator, take tickets, and—of course—direct patrons to their seats.
These volunteers man the concessions bar, but are sometimes asked to greet at the doors and sell artist merchandise. They also act as hosts of the lobby during events.
Hospitality personnel primarily make sure the performers are well fed. They also sometimes assist performers with dry-cleaning, errands, or anything they need to help them perform without worrying about the numerous details associated with traveling to a new, strange location.
Tour guides are an essential part of the small town Southern hospitality for which the Opera House is known. A warm welcome and personal attention has gained the Opera House many a friend. Tour guides man the lobby, greet visitors and provide backstage tours to groups and individuals.
Often referred to as runners, these volunteers pick up performers at the airport, shuttle groups to hotels, and help them run errands while in Newberry.
These volunteers help the Tech Department as needed to ensure a production is a success. Backstage help may be skilled volunteers such as hair dressers or seamstresses called upon for large Broadway and opera productions or an all important extra stage hand during a large load-in or load-out. Page turners for pianists are also sometimes needed.
Administrative Office Help
Help is always needed to answer phones, compile mailings, fax data to newspapers and radio stations, prepare programs for performances, filing, and general office tasks. Duties in this area can be performed during daytime business hours and on show days or evenings. The Sunshine Committee sends out birthday cards and other correspondence to Ambassadors. The Archive & Scrapbooking Committee helps keep a record of each season and processes archival items that are donated to the Opera House. The Return Visitor Committee sends notes to first-time visitors.
Series are a great way to save at the Newberry Opera House!
Want a ticket to almost everything at the Opera House? A season subscription is a great idea for an Arts lover or someone who loves to share with coworkers, clients or friends.
Over 90 shows included in this “All 4 One” package. Click the Buy Now Button Below after Public On Sale August 15 at 10:00 A.M.
Series By Genre
Follow the links below to discover artists in your favorite genre of performance. For series where there is more than one show time, we have divided the series into two (one where if available the matinee show was selected and another where if a choice the evening performance was selected). Please note that there is a separate student series in both the Family Adventure and Fine Arts & Dance Series.
In addition to full series by genre, check out the trio discounts below such as the special Bluegrass Weekend Trio featuring three bluegrass shows in one weekend (January 5-7). Remember sitting and listening to a whole album? Classic Albums Live will bring in amazing tribute artists to create note for note, cut for cut three of your favorite rock albums - buy all three for a discount.
Make Your Own
Our popular Make Your Own Series returns with even more shows available to build your own package of 4 or more shows. You can choose from a list of over 80 performances. Click here to review online or look for the * next to the show in the capsule schedule of the brochure. Since there are so many shows from which to choose, there is NOT a button below. Simply add 4 or more of the available shows to your cart and apply DISCOUNT CODE: MakeYourOwn during checkout online. Or, call us at 803-276-6264 and mention the discount at the BEGINNING of your order.
Discounts cannot be combined, are not retroactive, and are subject to availability.