Joining the HotCity Team...
It's so easy, and we make it that way to attract the great number of artists and volunteers we need to produce a full season of six exciting events.
Select the link that interests you the most to find out we who are looking for, and what it takes to join the family.
Interested in volunteering at HotCIty? We have options:
HotCity Theatre Production Volunteer Program
HotCity Theatre is always seeking volunteers to assist with the building, loading, painting, and strike of scenery, hang, focus, and strike of lighting, and myriad other participation opportunities abound.
Aside from the sheer glory of being involved with HotCity, we would like to formally offer a few bonus points to being a volunteer with us. For every show in which you are involved, you receive:
• a voucher for 2 free tickets for you and a friend, for that show.
• an invitation to our privately held designer talkbacks. We want you to have an opportunity to talk with the designers who made you paint everything black, then white, then black again. It’s only fair.
• personal invitations to our GreenHouse New Play Festival. This annual festival features the workshopped readings of brand new plays chosen from hundreds. The winner will be chosen to produce in full for the following mainstage season. We want our volunteers to come and enjoy this festival and take part in the origins of the play process. And we won’t even ask you to work!
• the welcome to an annual gathering of just staff and volunteers. This one is easy: we just want to thank you!
At HotCity, at minimum we only ask that you come for one of three 4-hour shifts per show. Of course, you are more than welcome to come to as many of these shifts as you want. The shifts break down like this:
• First Monday, 6p-10p. This is the first day we are in the space. This day has included such fun activities as hanging lights, painting, building scenery, moving things, and moving things back.
• Middle Monday, 6p-10p. By this point, we should have everything built, painted, focused, and cued, but we still don’t have any seats. We have to build the seating platforms (happily, not from wood, but from prefabricated seating risers) and place all the chairs. By the end of the night, the theatre finally starts to look like a theatre.
• Strike Sunday, 10a-2p. Everything we did in the first couple weeks has to come back down. As a rental client, we aren’t allowed to leave anything in the building. It’s a very fast-paced environment, when all the hard weeks of work come undone in a few hours. On this day, we need as much help as we can get!
Our volunteers are not required to have any experience but except a love for theatre and an appreciation for a great time! We try to have work for all ranges of experience, but as a rule a volunteer would need to be comfortable with lifting, being on their feet, and getting dirty. No open-toed shoes, or any clothes you would want to stay nice.
For more information about the program or to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interest in helping, but not with production? Here are some things our administrative and artistic volunteers did last year:
passed out flyers
applied for an outreach grant
helped clean the office (no really, they did...)
offered to throw a house party to raise money
helped with party planning and fundraisers
drove around playwrights from our New Play Festival
did our taxes (again, it's true...)
designed graphics and marketing materials
If you have any ideas about what you can do, or are generally interested in volunteering, email Managing Director, John Armstrong at email@example.com. Just reply back to with your offer of help, and he'll give you the skinny.