So You're Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?
Volunteers are the backbone of any theatre usher program and we value your time and interest. The Ferst Center for the Arts is a multi-use facility with a Season consisting of more than 20 peformances per year, with many other events presented by community organizations, GT students and departments, independent promoters, and other groups. All of these events require volunteers. What better way to see quality entertainment than to be a Volunteer?
Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for individuals 18 years or older, who have excellent customer service skills and who enjoy attending quality arts events. Although we do not require a specific number of times you must usher each month, we need responsible individuals who will honor their commitment. The service you render to our patrons must be courteous and polite. We require you be well groomed and dressed in the standard white top and black pants/skirt usher attire. Ushers are required to bring a low-powered flashlight.
How Do I Sign Up?
To volunteer at the Ferst Center you must call the Usher Hotline at (404) 894-9200. After listening to the upcoming events, if you are a first time usher, leave your name, number, address and e-mail (if you have one). Let us know which shows you are interested in ushering and our House Manager will get back with you to confirm. Call times are 1 1/2 hours before the performance. Duties may include program stuffing, distribution, or other house needs to get ready for the show. Please be on time and report to the House Manager to sign in and get your duties.
How Will I Know What To Do?
When you arrive, the House Manager will instruct you on house policy and procedure. After you get your assigned post, you need to familiarize yourself with the seat and row numbers around you. Knowing the area will not only help during the initial audience seating but will be very important when you seat patrons in the dark after the performance begins. The Ferst Center will host an official Usher Orientation once a quarter during the season. This meeting will be for all ushers and will include a full tour of all areas of the theatre. We feel the more informed you are the better you will be able to serve our patrons and answer any questions they may have. You are free to leave the performance after intermission if you choose to do so but please let the House Manager know you are leaving and sign out.
Operations Office - 404-894-9867
Administration Office - 404-894-2787
E-mail Address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Usher Hotline - 404-894-9200
The Ferst Center for the Arts is a premiere venue for some of the world’s most renowned artists. As an usher you can see your favorites and meet the Atlanta public. Jazz greats like Chris Botti, Earl Klugh, and Keiko Matsui, and renowned dance troupes like Pilobolus, Parsons Dance and Momix have all presented their talents at the Ferst. We need people like you to help make it happen. Call now to sign up! This season is going to be one you do not want to miss!