Volunteers needed for ushering duties with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1965, the Ottawa Symphony was known as the Ottawa Civic Symphony until 1976. Our first concerts were held in a local high school auditorium before moving to the National Arts Centre in 1974, where we performed for 44 years. In 2018, we received an invitation from Carleton University to perform in their newly acquired venue, Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre.
We are looking for ushers and ticket takers to help with 5 concerts this fall/winter season beginning on November 20th, 2022.
All concerts are on Sundays at 3:30pm at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (O’Connor & Lisgar).
Volunteer duties include:
Assisting with seating
Ensuring aisles are unobstructed
Providing directions and answering inquires from patrons
Assisting individuals with mobility issues into the venue
Helping with post-concert clean up
Excellent customer service skills required; must be friendly, personable and professional
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication in English; bilingualism is an asset
Must be able to stand, off and on, for 2-3 hours
Volunteers report to Front of House Manager and/or designated Supervisor
You can sign up through our partners at Ottawa Chamberfest – https://www.chamberfest.com/volunteer/
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
*volunteer hours for high school students
*great experience to add to resumes: dealing with the public, fast paced environment, working as part of a team, completing duties assigned by supervisors, adjusting to changing needs of clients, etc.
*fantastic opportunity to be enjoy classical music both orchestral and chamber, meet new friends and give back to the community.
How will the organization benefit?
As a small non-for-profit team, we would not be able to bring these gorgeous concerts to the Ottawa public without the help of our team of volunteers. Our success is based on the generosity of our volunteers for their donation of time and support during our concerts.
Their help allows us to fulfill our mission, make our vision a reality and allows us to share our values with our audiences:
To create memorable musical experiences that bring people together.
To build an inclusive community in Ottawa that shares our love for music, education and live performances.
We are musician-led and inclusive.
We seek to serve and learn from our audience and community.
We engage and partner with organizations in our community to reach a diverse audience.
We provide growth opportunities for the next generation of musicians.
We aim to delight and connect with our audience.
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