Call for volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2017 Zones Théâtrales.

The time you choose to invest in this biennial event will be a reward in itself: you’ll be contributing directly to the success of this seventh edition of the Zones!

The Zones Théâtrales biennial is an inclusive and unifying event that provides a meeting place for the Francophone theatre artists from across the country, the presenters, and most important, the audience members and volunteers who participate in this unique event.

Events like this one would simply not be possible without the generous support of volunteers. We invite you to help out in a number of ways: assistance will be required with orientation for artists and other participants, transportation for artists and organizers, and front of house (ushers).


Hospitality and information

Belle Shenkman & Desmond Smith Atelier, National Arts Centre

Duties before Zones Théâtrales

  • Familiarize yourself with the official program so that you can provide relevant and accurate information on Zones Théâtrales events and activities.

Duties during Zones Théâtrales

  • Greet visitors and other guests and answer their questions.
  • Distribute programs to visitors and guests.
  • Answer the telephone if required; take messages and forward them to the appropriate recipients.
  • Provide artists with information about transportation, accommodation, rehearsal schedules, and the various Zones Théâtrales sites as required.
  • Ensure that at least one hospitality volunteer is present for each shift.
  • Distribute Zones Théâtrales information kits to participating artists.
  • Other related duties as required.

Duties after Zones Théâtrales

  • Fill out a short volunteer evaluation form.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Ability to communicate fluently in French; bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
  • Strong people skills, excellent customer service skills
  • Organizational ability
  • General knowledge of the City of Ottawa and area

Transportation

Various locations in and around Ottawa–Gatineau 

Duties before Zones Théâtrales

  • Familiarize yourself with the official program so that you can provide relevant and accurate information on Zones Théâtrales events and activities.

Duties during Zones Théâtrales

  • Drive artists and organizers to and from Zones Théâtrales venues, hotels, Ottawa train station and airport, in a vehicle rented by the National Arts Centre.
  • Notify MarieÈve Trahan, Zones Théâtrales Coordinator, of any changes in the transportation schedule.

Duties after Zones Théâtrales

  • Fill out a short volunteer evaluation form.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Clean driving record
  • Knowledge of the Ottawa–Gatineau area
  • Ability to communicate fluently in French
  • Punctuality
  • For this position, you must be at least 25 years old and you must agree to a police record check

Customer service: Front of house

Various performance venues in the Ottawa–Gatineau region

Duties before Zones Théâtrales

  • Familiarize yourself with the official program so that you can provide relevant and accurate information on Zones Théâtrales events and activities.
  • Agree to attend a short information session about the safety policies of the various performance venues.

Duties during Zones Théâtrales

  • Find out as much as possible about the show(s) you are working on.
  • Greet the public.
  • Take tickets.
  • Distribute programs.
  • Help audience members with mobility issues to their seats (this may require some physical effort).
  • Direct latecomers to their seats.
  • Ensure that safety policies and procedures are respected at all times.
  • Help keep the venue clean (e.g., by picking up leftover programs after the show).

Duties after Zones Théâtrales

  • Fill out a short volunteer evaluation form.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Ability to communicate fluently in French; bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
  • Strong people skills, excellent customer service skills
  • Punctuality

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online registration form here:

Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Marie-Ève Trahan at marie-eve.trahan@cna-nac.ca or 613-947-7000, ext. 693.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to attend performances
  • Your very own Zones Théâtrales T-shirt

Requirements:

  • Complete an application form
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session
  • Wear a Zones Théâtrales T-shirt during your volunteer shifts
  • If you work in an establishment that sells alcohol, you must be at least 19 years of age
  • Agree to a police record check  (for transportation volunteers)
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