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Volunteer With Us

Volunteer With Us

The Goodspeed Guild has been the volunteer arm of the Goodspeed Musicals for the past 45 years. Since 1975, it has provided services to artists, patrons and staff on a year-round basis, while offering its members the opportunity to become part of the behind-the-scenes activities at Goodspeed.
The Guild's core responsibilities are listed below. Members are encouraged to sign up for committees that interest them and fit into their schedules.

Company Hospitality

The Guild provides meals/snacks for the the cast and staff at key points during the season.

WELCOME DINNERS: Dinners are usually held on Monday evenings upon arrival of a new cast to East Haddam or Chester. Guild members will be contacted by the chairperson to participate in one or more dinners per season. Members will be asked to prepare a suggested dish, and participate in set up, serving, and clean up at the end of the evening.

CHANGE OVER: Committee members will be asked to prepare baked goods to deliver to the Opera House during the week of change-over between productions.

Audience Services

USHERS: Guild members support the theatre’s House Management staff by providing ushers for both The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre. The Guild ushers during all matinee performance as well as evenings when needed.

GREETERS: Greet and assist patrons at the Opera House front door before each matinee performance throughout the season.

Tours

Docents are stationed throughout the Opera House for behind-the-scenes tours. Regular tours are open to the public and run on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m to 1 p.m. from June through October. Special tours for clubs, organizations and other private groups are scheduled according to need and availability of the theatre. All docents are trained with a prepared script. More Tour Information

Transportation

Members support the theatre’s Company Management department by providing rides to and from the Old Saybrook train station and other destinations. A trip stipend is offered.

Library

Guild members assist with general library functions including sorting, shelving, and retrieving of musical collections under the direction of the librarian.

Gardening

Guild members are involved in the beautification of the theatre. During the season, they prepare the floral arrangements that are seen in the Opera House. During the spring, summer, and fall, they are busy with additional outside arrangements and flower boxes at the rehearsal studio.

Office Rescue

The Guild members are often times called to assist in other areas requested by Goodspeed's administration. Guild members perform Office Rescue tasks and provide clerical skills to various departments as requested. Those who possess sewing skills are called upon to assist in the preparation of costumes for the shows.

Goodspeed GuildThe Guild members receive a monthly newsletter to advise them of the upcoming activities which volunteers will be needed. The Guild schedules social events for the members which include luncheons and Opera House educational events. Our membership is $25 per year and further information about membership and the Guild can be obtained by calling Amy Campbell at 203.494.7328.

We look forward to meeting you. Please download our application!


Guild members touring The Bushnell, 2019