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Volunteer

Become a Glimmerglass Usher

The Glimmerglass Festival relies on its many volunteers to serve as ambassadors of the company by ushering at performances during the summer. Glimmerglass  ushers take tickets, assist in seating audience members, and most importantly, welcome our audience members with smiling faces.

If you are interested in volunteering as an usher for the upcoming festival, please send us an email. We always welcome new faces, so if you know of anyone who may be interested in being a volunteer usher, please have them be in touch as well. Further information about ushering this summer will be posted soon

Basic policies for ushering at Glimmerglass:

  • Each usher is expected to arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes before curtain time for sign in, a brush-up orientation and preparation.
  • Each usher is expected to remain on duty until the end of the performance.
  • Dress for ushers consists of a white shirt or blouse and black (or navy blue) trousers or skirt. Formal designs are more appropriate than sporty ones. Remember, the house is not climate controlled, so be prepared for inclement weather. Sweaters and vests should also be black, white, or navy blue.

Ushers must be at least 18 years old.

There is so much to do, so much to hear, so much to learn, and finally so much to enjoy – you can’t help but feel good giving of your time for the rewards you get in return." – Ernest E. Adams, Jr., 2010 Usher of the Year