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Backstage the cast and crew bustle to make final preparations before the performance. Meanwhile in the Eisemann Center Volunteer Lounge, volunteers gather with house management to review the assignments and procedures for the event. As the performance time draws near, the volunteers take their places ready to provide excellent customer service and create the professional, friendly environment our patrons expect.

The Encore! Volunteer Program at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts is a great way to support your community, build friendships and experience world-renowned entertainment. If you love music, dance and theater, then the Encore! Volunteer Program could be the right fit for you. No experience is necessary to join this fun and close-knit theatrical family.

Potential volunteers need only have an interest in the performing arts and enthusiasm for working with patrons in a welcoming and respectful manner. Volunteers age 16 and up may serve as Greeters, Ushers and Ticket Takers. In addition, some volunteers assist with administrative duties in the Eisemann’s offices. Current volunteers represent a wide range of ages, including high school and college students, families, middle-aged working singles, couples and retirees who are especially helpful working weekday events.

“Our volunteers are the backbone of the Eisemann Center,” said Pam Polsky, Assistant House Manager and Encore! Volunteer Coordinator. “We would not be as affordable to our clients and patrons without our dedicated volunteers.”

Schedules are flexible as the Eisemann Center hosts many events each month. Volunteers are needed for matinee and evening shows such as symphonies, ballet performances, corporate events, cultural celebrations, performances for schools, special events such as the Miss Texas Pageant, musicals and dramatic theater. An online database allows for easy event sign up on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers are expected to work at least two events per month and make a commitment of at least six months. Assignment positions are rotated to provide volunteers a wide variety of opportunities. The Eisemann Center is located conveniently in Richardson at 75 and Galatyn Parkway, less than a four-minute walk from the DART Galatyn Park Station.

To become a member of this exciting team, please visit http://www.eisemanncenter.com/volunteer for more information and to apply online. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Pam Polsky at 972-744-4616. Orientation and training sessions are held as needed and as the Eisemann Center schedule allows.

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