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COMPED GUEST USHERS

Announcing a new, improved Cabrillo Stage Usher sign-up system for the Summer 2017 Season!
All ushers must sign up for at least 4 spots BY JUNE 17, 2017 to guarantee a spot!

Starting with the Summer 2017 Cabrillo Stage Season, we are ushering in (PUN intended!) a new system of managing Cabrillo Stage ushers (now known officially as “Comped Guest Ushers”).

The new system…

  • Streamlines the process of volunteering to usher through the use of a new and much more user friendly online system: SignUp.com. No passwords are needed. You will receive email confirmations of the dates for which you volunteered, email reminders just prior to the dates for which you volunteered, and you can update the performances for which you’ve volunteered without ever having to call in, leave messages, wonder if anyone received your message, etc.  You can even request date swaps with others in the usher pool and add your volunteer dates automatically to your own e-calendar with a simple click!

  • Requires ushers to volunteer for a minimum of 4 performances during the season. For every four services rendered, an usher will earn 2 comp tickets for any available shows in the season. (See more details, below.)  This is intended to incentivize a more consistent level of usher service to our patrons.

  • Eliminates the need entirely for the completion of any paperwork (volunteer forms, criminal background inquiries, providing your social security number, etc). Simply provide your basic contact information when you go online to choose the performances you wish to usher, and that’s it!
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IMPORTANT: You must sign up to usher a minimum of at least four performances this season NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 16, by clicking HERE.   You can also watch this short video: How to Sign-up, that shows you the highlights of how the system works.

Some pointers about the new system:

  1. Select “View calendar or jump to any date” to see all shows in a typical calendar format. Highly recommended.
  2. Blue = Available
    Green = Assignments for which you’ve volunteered
    Gray = Fully staffed events (no spots available)
  3. Use “+” or “-“ to add/remove yourself from a spot
  4. Use “swap” icon to swap dates with others

More details about the new system and requirements for ushering for Cabrillo Stage:

  1. Though usher seats will be set aside for ushers during the performances for which they usher, usher seats are not guaranteed if the performance sells out. In the event of a sellout, only a critical core of ushers will remain in the house during the performance, and they will be provided with stools or chairs. The House Manager will determine who will remain in the house in the event of a sellout. In a sellout situation, ushers moved to the lobby will remain in the lobby to assist patrons for the remainder of the show at the direction of the House Manager, including assisting with re-entry to the house and post-show obligations.
  2. Ushers will report promptly at 60 minutes prior to start of show (30 minutes prior to opening of doors) to receive their special instructions/training from the House Manager. Ushers who are tardy or depart before the end of their assignment will be dropped from the usher pool and may forfeit any comped tickets earned.
  3. Each “Comped Guest usher” (AKA simply as ushers) will receive two comp tickets to any shows of their choice during the same season for each 4 shows worked (8 shows worked = 4 comps, for example). In summer 2016, comps may only be reserved during the first two weeks of Chicago and the first three weeks of Fiddler on the Roof, and are not available for Sunday matinees.  Given this limitation, and because “Comped Guest Ushers” (ushers) must commit to their minimum of four shows before the season starts, comps may be awarded for shows that happen before their four shows are actually worked.
  4. Ushers  who cannot serve for a performance for which they’ve previously signed up online must update their status on volunteerspot.com immediately and attempt to swap their dates online with someone else (swap notices will be automatically emailed out about the swap request, and confirmations automatically returned when a swap is accepted/confirmed). There will be no more phoning in or leaving messages. Everything will be handled through SignUp.com.  
  5. Ushers must be 18 years of age or older and possess a driver’s license/ID card for age verification.
  6. Proper attire for ushers includes:non-slip shoes appropriate for climbing stairs (no heels, ladies), and a white top and black bottoms.
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