Bardavon - Legendary Performers Since 1869







Volunteer Opportunities


The Bardavon and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic have a long history with the community. Volunteers have played a vital role in contributing to our success since the beginning. Many people volunteer their time by means of several opportunities:


Ushering at performances
Ushers may be called upon to: take tickets, show people to their reserved seats, hand out programs, monitor rest rooms, assist in directing patrons at the concessions and assist the House staff in general with any special needs/tasks during a performance at the direction of the management.

Ushers are recruited once a year, there is an interview process and mandatory training. Ushers must be willing to work both Poughkeepsie and Kingston locations. Sign up for performances occur based on the individual's availability. Ushers are welcome (and encouraged) to watch the performances. Seating is limited and subject to availability.  Email Donna  to be put on the waiting list or schedule an interview.


Working in the History Archives
Volunteers help separate and sort files for preservation as well as create and maintain a database to categorize archival material. They also assist in occasional research projects.


Administrative Assistance
Volunteers help with labeling, sorting, envelope stuffing, filing and data entry throughout the Bardavon season. Volunteers with a flexible schedule are contacted on an "as needed" basis.


In Kind Services
Operating a theater and keeping an historical building up and running requires many services. Many people (and businesses) volunteer their time helping to defer overhead costs. Services have included: computer consultation, telephone repair, engineering, photography, transportation, carpentry, hospitality, catering, legal services, gardening, painting, plastering, decorating, and cleaning.


Internship Opportunities Include:


Audience Development/Group Sales
Thi internship consists of an emphasis on community involvement and awareness, planning and direct target-marketing strategies for groups and help coordinate group ticket sales.


Education/Community Service
This internship consists of programming for children's theatre, marketing Daytime Performance Series to schools and working with senior citizen groups.


This internship consists of separating and sorting files for preservation, creation and maintenance of a database to categorize archival material and assist in occasional research projects.


This internship consists of the organization of membership records, including database management and analysis, membership correspondence and creating membership opportunities.


Technical /Backstage
This internship consists of assisting with stage productions, load-ins, rigging and maintenance of the theatre facility.


This internship consists of maintaining contact with tourism related businessesand maintaining the information kiosk.


The Bardavon will work with internship guidelines to ensure that the student fulfills educational requirements.


If you would like to find out more information about volunteering your time, services or interning, contact the Administrative Offices (845) 473-5288, Monday-Friday 9-5pm.

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