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(Note: Times with "-" are general ranges where as times with "to" are chosen by you as to your level of desired commitment.)

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Administration
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Scan Materials Into Digital Form
  •  Scan needed librettos or orchestral materials into digital form
  • 3 hours per show
 Cast Scheduling
  •  Create master schedule for cast rehearsals from cast availibility, usually done 3 months before show
  • 10 hours
 Purchase Order Processing
  •  Receive all receipts from committee leaders, fill out appropriate reimbursement forms, communicate transactions to budget managment personnel
  • 1 hour per week during active show
 Budget Management
  •  Maintain accurate and up to date budgeting of all Acting UP transactions, communicate with appropriate staff personnel
  • 1 hour per week during active show
 Room Reservation
  •  Communicate with all committee leaders to determine suspected room needs then advise appropriate staff personnel of needs, communicate approvals
  • 1 hour per week during planning time and active show
 
 
 
 
 
Artistic Direction
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Assistant Artistic Director
  •  Assist Artistic Director with blocking, rehearsals, and overall plan for cast in regards to onstage activities to create show concept and actor exerience, theather experience required
  • 60-100 hours
 Assistant Musical Director
  •  Assist Musical Director with conducting, musical rehearsals, and overall plan to faciliate musical direction, communicate with rehearsal pianist for needed cast rehearsals, musical or orchestral experience required
  • 60-100 hours
 Vocal Coach
  •  Assist cast members with dialects and other non-musical components to fit into show style and period
  • 1 to 20 hours
 
 
 
Audio/Visual
 
Sound Pack Assistant
  •  Assist Sound Engineer with audio via backstage or green room, cast mic packs, create audio plots for onstage characters 
  • 3 planning hours & 4 hours per show night
 Camera Operator
  • Operate the video camera for needed show archival copies
  • 3 hours per show night
 Lighting Designer
  •  Create lighting plan, operate light board during dress rehearsals & shows, adjust/repair lights on light bars
  • 20 hours per show series
 Sound Engineer
  •  Create sound plan, set up sound equipment, control microphones mic packs, and monitors, work sound board during shows
  • 20 hours per show series
 Sound Designer
  • Create overall theme for sounds, work with Sound Engineer, create lists of needed sound bites
  • 2-6 hours
 Repair/Move Lights
  •  Assist Lighting Designer in movement and repair of can lights, intelligent lights, spotlights, etc., involves heights
  • 4-8 hours per show series
 Spotlight Operator
  •  Operate the main spotlight during musicals per the lighting designers calls
  • 3 hour per show
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Backstage
 
Stage Manager
  •  Direct all backstage activities and personnel, assist cast with all onstage activities, assist Artistic Director with needed onstage/backstage activities, guide cast with missed lines, oversee props personnel
  • 60-200 hours
  Assistant Stage Manager
  •  Assist Stage Manager with any needed items, help backstage crew and crew chief with set or prop movements/assignments
  • 60-100 hours
 Crew Chief
  •  Ensure all backstage crew doing appropriate jobs, assist Stage Manager with needed activities, faciliate set movements & assisgnments
  • 40-60 hours
 Set Movement Assisgnments
  •  Create set movement assignments for all cast and backstage personnel
  • 4-6 hours
 Backstage Crew
  •  Follow Stage Management instructions for moving set pieces and props, usually only needed the last 2 weeks before show
  • 4 hours per each dress rehearsal and show
 
 
 
 
 
Choreography
 
Choreographer
  •  Create dance routines based on the musical score and time period for cast to perform
  • 5-10 hours
 Choreography Instructor
  •  Teach Choreographer's movements to the cast
  • 10-15 hours
Assistant Choreographer
  •  Assist Choreographer in designing routines & Choreographer Instructor in teaching cast dance routines
  • 8-10 hours
 Dance Captain
  •  Assist as an example leader teaching the cast the routines, fill-in for missing cast during routines, usually already a part of the cast, usually perform during shows
  • 8-40 hours
 Dance Tech
  • Assist as an example leader teaching the cast routines, fill-in for missing cast, usually not planning to be in the cast/onstage during performances
  • 4-15 hours 
 Onstage Dancer
  •  Perform onstage in speciality routines, options of being a part of the Ensemble or not
  • 20 to 100 hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
Construction
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Construction Engineer
  •  Convert Detail Set Designer's plans into workable construction plans, detail specifics of build, help find solutions and work-arounds for structural issues as they develop
  • 6 to 40 hours 
Construction Plan Organizer
  •  Develop overall plan of action for construction crew based on Construction Engineer's designs, delegate out projects, create timeline of project completions, communicate with Work Session Coordinator to determine needs as set progression occurs, work with Production Team to ensure room availibility
  • 6 to 40 hours
 Supply Chief
  •  Review Construction Plan Organizer's plan and compare to pre-existing supplies, make a purchase list for Purchaser, determine needed tools and communicate with Work Session Coordinator
  • 4 to 10 hours
 Purchaser
  •  Purchase needed construction items and deliver to church per Construction Plan Organizer's plan
  • 2-8 hours per show
 Work Session Coordinator
  •  Determine needed tools for each work session, guide general construction committee members while at work sessions, insure that tasks set forth by Construction Plan Organizer are completed
  • 10 to 40 hours
 Communications
  •  No construction skills needed, email construction team members to determine work session dates, needed tools, and plan of action, communicate with hospitality coordinator for number of workers for lunches
  • 4-8 hours per show
 Skilled Physical Labor
  • Construction team member, build sets as instructed by Coordinator
  • 1 to 50 hours 
 Little Previous Knowledge
   Physical Labor
  •  Construction team member, build sets as instructed by Coordinator and Skilled Laborers, hold, carry items, on-the-job training
  • 1 to 30 hours
 Manual Lifting Labor
  •  Assist construction team members with movement of heavier or larger items as needed
  • 1 to 6 hours per show 
 Show Handyman
  •  Assist with broken items or miscellanous repairs and needs during last month of production and show
  • 1-10 hours per show
 Canvas or Curtain Hanging
  •  Use cherry picker to assist with hanging items from the trusses or on large panels
  • 3-5 hours per show
 Post-show Demolition
  •  Help break-down the set and store or throw away set pieces, usually done immediately after the last show of a series
  • 2-3 hours on last show night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costuming
 
Create Costuming Plot
  • Create costuming plan for all onstage cast members with ideas about all aspects including accesorries, undergarments, etc.
  • 6-10 hours
Costume Design
  • Create orginial designs or modify patterns for theme based shows to fit period & style to supply to Costume Construction team
  • 10-15 hours
 Sound Pack Construction
  •  Sew simple mic pack holders from basic pattern for cast
  • 1 hour
 Costume Construction
  •  Sew new costume pieces from patterns per Costume Designer requests
  • 1 to 40 hours
 Alterations
  •  Sew (via hand or machine) changes due to cast fittings, hems, buttons, etc.
  • 1 to 25 hours
 Costume Repairs
  •  Repair damaged materials and costuming
  • 1 to 10 hours
 Green Room Seamstress
  •  Sew last minute repairs that are needed during show, sit in Green Room during show in case of any emergencies
  • 3 hours per show night
 Non-sew Costume Creation
  •  Help create costuming items such as hats and accesories that don't need to be sewn, usually use glue gun, etc.
  • 1 to 10 hours
Quick Change Assistant
  •  Assist cast with quick changes backstage; cast member dressers
  • 3 hours during each dress rehearsal & show
 Pack Costumes & Ship
  •  Unpack boxes of rental clothing when shipped, place on hangers, mark cast names, pack up post-show for return shipping
  • 4 to 10 hours
 Transport Rentals
  • Transport local rental costumes to and from RUMC to appropriate rental facility
  • 1-2 hours 
 Costume Measurement
  •  Assist Costuming Coordinator with initial cast measurements
  • 1-2 hours
 Accesories Acqusitions
  •  Thift store shopping to acquire needed accessories
  • 2 hours
 Costuming Acquistions
  •  Thift store shopping to acquire needed accessories
  • 2-4 hours
 Costume Organization
  •  Assist Costume Coordinator in hanging costumes, labeling with correct cast member name, bagging
  • 1 to 10 hours
 Communications
  •  Communicate via email to all costume committee members of upcoming opportunities and costuming events
  • 1-3 hours per show series
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graphic Design/Creative Writing
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Ticket Design
  • Design and create patron ticket stubs for show, print at home with Avery style labels
  • 3-4 hours 
 Program Design
  •  Create professional 16+ page program to be printed professionally, needs to have access & knowledge to Adobe In Design or other professional software
  • 30-40 hours
 Website Maintanance
  • Keep 4 websites up to date with correct information
  • 1 hour per week 
 Newsletter Development
  •  Create quarterly newsletters to highlight items such as shows, workshops, auditions via MailChimp
  • 6 hours per newsletter
 Publication Writer
  •  Write press releases, bulletin announcements, and program blurps to be utilized by appropriate personnel
  • 4 hours per show
 Logo Creation
  •  Design professional logo for each show to be utilized on all promotional material
  • 5 hours per show
 
 
 
 
 
Green Room (Holding/Dressing room for Cast)
 
Green Room Coordinator
  •  Manage all Green Room activities of cast and crew, assist coordinators in Green Room as needed, monitor cast needs and relay issues to Production Team member
  • 4 hours per show night
 Green Room Assistant
  •  Assist Green Room Coordinator with monitoring all Green Room activities
  • 3 hours per show night
 Youth Assistant
  •  Oversee all youth activities in the Green Room, must be over 18 years of age
  • 4 hours per show night
 Snacks for Cast
  •  Provide light snacks for cast members to be eaten during dress rehearsals & shows
  • 1 to 8 events
 Runner
  •  Run messages between Stage Manager and Green Room Coordinator, locate missing cast due on stage, must be able to walk stairs easily
  • 3 hours per show night
 
 
 
 
 
Hospitality
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Usher (show night)
  • Welcome guests, take ticket stubs, help patrons find seats, pass out programs, help patrons find restrooms, hand out mints
  • 3 hours
 Ticket Table (show night)
  •  Hand out tickets from the Will Call box, sell tickets to walk-ins, process credit cards & cash
  • 3 hours (seated)
  Cast Rehearsal Food
  • Organize food for full day cast rehearsals, determine amount of food needed, order from cater, set-up food, clean-up food, pick-up if needed
  • 1 hour planning; 2 hours on-site per each event
 
 
 
Front of House Decorations
 
Patron Seat Label Placement
  •  Place seat labels on patron reserved seats with name and seat number for each show
  • 1 hour for each night of show
 Lobby Decoration - General
  •  Set up Lobby area & Hallway with needed equipement, tickets, table cloths, signage
  • 90 minutes per show series
  Create Head Shot Board
  •  Decorate the cast head shot board to fit with the theme of the show
  • 2 hours per show series
 Lobby Decoration - Show Theme
  •  Decorate Lobby area so it fits the show theme, create unique items such as a photo spot
  • 2 hours per show series
 Patron Seating Area Decoration
  •  Decorate the patron seating area to fit the theme of the show, help set up the orchestra pit stanchions, attach seat row markers
  • 2 hours per show series
 Orchestra Pit Decoration
  •  Help set-up orchestra pit stanchions, stands, lights, and extension cords
  • 90 minutes per show series
 Patron Seating Set-up
  •  Set-up chairs on Fellowship Hall floor to seating chart specifics, assist with riser install
  • 2 hours per show series
 Table Settings
  •  Set tables for dinner theater shows (utensils, salt & pepper, tablecloths, programs, etc.)
  • 2 hours per dinner show night
 Table Centerpiece Creation
  •  Acqure supplies and create centerpieces for each dinner theater table to fit with show theme
  • 4 hours per show series
 Post Dinner Table Clearing
  •  Clear tables of centerpieces, tablecloths, and leftover items from dinner theater show
  • 1 hour post each dinner theater show
 House Tear-Down
  •  Assist with chair or table take-down post last dinner theater show, assist with chair and orchestra pit take-down for musical
  • 90 minutes
Post Show Florr Vacuuming
  •  Vacuum Fellowship Hall floor after post-show tear down
  • 45 minutes
Post Show Stage Sweeping
  •  Sweep stage floor after post-show tear down
  • 45 minutes
 Patron Riser Set Up
  •  Assist with patron seating riser set-up the week of the show
  • 2 hours per show series
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marketing
 
Program Design
  •  Create professional 16+ page program to have printed professionally, needs to have access & knowledge to Adobe In Design or other professional software
  • 30-40 hours
 Program Proofing
  • Review program in detail for errors and ideas for better format
  • 2 hours per program 
 Flyer Design
  •  Create professional rack card or other flyer to have printed professionally, needs to have access & knowledge to Adobe In Design or other professional software
  • 10 hours
 Poster Creation
  • Create posters, yard signs, and other media to advertise the upcoming shows
  • 10 hours 
 Newspaper Notification
  •  Contact all regional newspapers with press release info, approimately 20 connections
  • 2 hours
 Online Audition Notifications
  •  Send in audition and show information to audiiton and other online sites to inform of our upcoming events
  • 2-3 hours per event
 Marketing Specialist
  • Think outside the box to come up with new and exciting ways to promote RUMC, Acting UP, and our shows
  • 1 to 10 hours 
 Social Media Specialist
  •  Continue to promote events on all social media forums, create events, publish photos, create a social media buzz about rehearsals, auditions, and shows
  • varies
Onstage
 
Actor/Actress
  •  Preform dialogue onstage by memory, possible singing required depending on show, audition required
  • varies 
Off-stage Singer
  •  Preform off-stage via microphone for choral back-up in musicals, can utilize music during preformances, private audition consulation required
  • 3 hours per each show dress rehearsal & show
 On-stage Singer/Ensemble
  •  Sing on-stage as an Ensemble member; auditon required
  • varies
 Dancer - Basics/General
  •  Dance or utlilze basic movents such as a box step to preform on-stage in large dance numbers, private audition consulation required
  • varies
 Dancer - Advanced
  •  Dance group routines and possible solo performances; auditon required
  • varies
Orchestra
 
Instruments
  •  Play an instrument (strings, winds, brass, percussion, including guitar, piano, and drums) in the orchestra pit
  • usually 3-4 rehearsals outside of dress rehearsals & shows
Rehearsal Pianist
  •  Play during audiitons and or rehearsals from piano-conductor score to assist cast with musical numbers as well as underscoring
  • 4 to 100 hours
 Assistant Conductor
  •  Assist the musical director with conducting orchestral or singer rehearsals, help individuals with needed parts
  • 1 to 20 hours
 Vocal Coach
  •  Guide cast members in needed techniques to achieve better vocal sounds for musical numbers
  • 1 to 20 hours
 Orchestra Pit Set-Up
  •  Set-up stanchions, stands, lights, cords, or musical instruments, usually one time during show week
  • 90 minutes
 Orchestra Pit Tear-Down
  •  Tear-down stanchions, stands, lights, and cords post final show of series
  • 1 hour
Painting
 
Purchaser
  •  Purchase painting supplies for work sessions
  • 1 hour
 Detail Large Canvas Artist
  •  Paint on 17 foot canvas panels, usually 3 panels make up one scene, used as backdrops for the shows
  • 30+ hours
 Detail Structure Artist
  •  Paint decorative details on wood or cardboard set walls and structures, convert set designers ideas into realistic painting detail work, artistic skills needed
  • 4-8 hours per session
  Base Coat Roller Painter
  •  Little artistic ability needed, basic basecoat roller work to cover set pieces
  • 1 to 20 hours
 Basics Painter
  •  Little artistic ability needed, basic painting with larger brush to cover set pieces
  • 1 to 20 hours
 Commuinications Coordinator
  •  Email painting committee members to set up times for work sessions, answer group questions, manage personnel needs, work with  work session coordinator and other painting leaders to communicate needs to larger group
  • 2 to 10 hours per show
 Work Session Coordinator
  •  Help faciliate workers at work sessions, advise painters what to do during sessions, answer questions during the sessions, help set-up and clean-up rooms to ensure proper supplies and precautions taken
  • 6 to 60 hours per show
 Painting Plan Facilator 
  •  Work with Set Designer to come up with an overall plan of action for the painting crew, correspond with the construction team leader, delegate responsibilities to individual leaders and team members, maintain spreadsheets on items to be painted, colors, and needed dates
  • 5-10 hours
 Color Design Specialist
  •  Work with Set Designer and Painting Plan Facilator to determine best design color scheme for all items, pick paint colors for purchaser
  • 2-5 hours
Photography
 
Cast Promos
  •  Take photos of the cast and crew during active promotional events, leave in digital form
  • 1-2 hours per event
Head Shots
  •  Take photos of each cast member with a blank backdrop, general editing, print out photos needed for head shot board, photos will be used in the program or on the head shot board in the Lobby
  • 3-4 hours
 Rehearsal Photos
  •  Take candid shots of the cast and crew working at rehearsals for promotional and private needs, leave in digital form
  • 1 to 10 hours
 Dress Rehearsal Photos
  •  Take candid shots of the cast while on stage in costume, usually done final dress rehearsal prior to opening night
  • 3 hours
Cast Promos
 
Cast Promo Idea Creation
  •  Think outside the box to plan events to promote the shows, use live cast events to create excitement & knowledge of the upcoming shows
  • 3 to 8 hours
Cast Promo Event Executon
  •  Work with Promo Creator to work out logistics of any promo event, attend the event to ensure smooth execution
  • 3 to 8 hours
Props
 
Props Acquistion
  •  Thift store shopping for needed prop items based on storyline and fitting style and period
  • 2 to 10 hours
Create Props List
  •  Create master props list needed for show, note location of all items for storage and return
  • 2 hours
 Modification of Props
  •  Fix or modify broken props, modify props to fit appropriate need
  • 3-5 hours
 Create Props Table
  •  Map out all props on a backstage table as to location and cast owner
  • 90 minutes
 Orgnazation of Props
  •  Organize all props periodically as new props are acquired and utilized during active show
  • 1 hour per week of active show rehearsals
 Actor Prop Assistance
  •  Assist actors with props during dress rehearsals & shows
  • varies
Cast Schedule
 
Create Master Cast Schedule
  •  Create a skeleton schedule for all scenes to be worked, adapt schedule based on cast availablity, usually done 4 months prior to a show
  • 10 hours
Room Coordinator
  •  Determine needed church rooms to host all AU events, work with staff liasion to determine availibilty 
Set Design
 
Preliminary Set Designer
  •  Create initial conceptual designs, read script and create overall sketches of sets and vision for the show
  • 4-6 hours
 Detail Set Designer
  • Covert Preliminary Set Designers designs into workable set drawings to account for space alocation and use, give specific measurements needed to Construction Engineer
  • 4-6 hours
  Scene Plots
  •  Create scene plots from set designers drawings on a computer program (Word or Pages) for Stage Management use
  • 4-6 hours
Set Dressing
 
Set Dresser
  •  Decorate the finished set pieces with decorative details (curtains, picutres, permanent props, etc.)
  • 2-3 hours
Tickets
 
Box Office Phone
  •  Answer phone calls to the Box Office, sell tickets to patrons over the phone, answer general questions, done on your own phone from our forwarded number
  • 10-50 hours
 Narthex Ticket Table
  •  Sell tickets on Sunday mornings in the Building A Lobby (narthex), answer questions, hand out flyers
  • 1 per session
 Promo Ticket Table
  •  Sell tickets at Cast Promo events such as Alive Roswell, answer questions, hand out flyers
  • 2-3 hours per event
 Seating Chart Creation
  •  Using computer programs with cloud ability, create template for patron seating to be used for ticket selling and seat selection
  • 2 hours
 Ticket Design
  •  Desgin and create patron ticket stubs for show, print at home on Avery labels
  • 3-4 hours per show
 Patron Donor Corresponder
  •  Communicate via email with annual Patron Donors to determine desired seats and other needs
  • 2 hours per show
  Reserved Seat Label Creation
  •  At home create signage for each reserved seat with name and seat number for each show in the series
  • 3 hours per show
Reserved Seat Label Placement
  •  Place seat labels on correct patron reserved seats prior to each show night
  • 1 hour per each night of show
 Ticket Staff Communications
  •  Communicate via email with all Ticketing personnel to ensure proper ticket procedures, establish Narthex Ticket Table sign-up forms and communicate with volunteers
  • 2 hours per show
 Show Ticket Sales
  • Sell tickets at the door on show nights, work at the Will Call table on show nights
  • 2 hours per session 
Acting Workshops
 
Welcome Receptionist
  •  Greet all incoming Workshop participants, usually seated near front door, answer questions, direct people to facilities, usually happens twice a year
  • 3 hours each event
 Logisticial Planning
  •  Work with Production Team to plan out days events, needed materials, & room requirements
  • 3 hours per event
 Workshop Promotion
  •  Share info via online advertisers & church publications, create new ways to invite people especially non-church members to Workshop events
  • 3-5 hours
Youth Care Assistant
 
Green Room Monitor
  •  Assist Green Room Coordinator to monitor all youth activities in the Green Room during show week
  • 3 hours per each dress rehearsal & show
 Rehearsal Monitor
  •  Assist Production Team members in monitoring youth for Safe Sanctuary policies, ensure youth have a way to communicate to the Production team
  • 2-4 hours per event