Bellevue Youth Theatre Volunteering

The Bellevue Youth Theatre is dedicated to providing theater arts opportunities for all young people, regardless of income or ability. The Theatre stages quality productions that are both entertaining and socially relevant. Adults can also participate.

Nearly everyone involved in BYT productions — from the actors and stage crew to the set designers and costumers — are volunteers. The staff and other volunteers provide assistance.

Light Operator/Sound Operator
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Concessions Lead
Usher
Props Master
 

Light Operator/Sound Operator

  • Days:  Weekdays and weekends
  • Hours:  Weekend afternoons and weekday/weekend evenings
  • Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Job site: Bellevue Youth Theatre-Crossroads
  • Length of commitment: 2-3 weeks
  • Reports to: Bellevue Youth Theatre staff
  • Work environment: Indoors
  • Background check required: Yes
  • Minimum age:  13 years old

Primary responsibilities: 

Volunteers are in charge of operating the lighting or sound board for all tech rehearsals and performances.  They work with the Booth Manager and the Sound Designer or Lighting Designer to make to make sure light and sound cues are taken with the right timing for a show.

Please download, fill in, and sign the original documents below.  Mail or hand-deliver them to:  Dionne Wardrop, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue WA 98008.

Costume Designer

  • Days:  Mostly weekdays/some weekends
  • Hours:  Between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Job site: Bellevue Youth Theatre-Crossroads
  • Length of commitment: 2-4 months
  • Reports to: Bellevue Youth Theatre staff
  • Work environment: Indoors
  • Background check required: Yes
  • Minimum age:  19 years old

Primary responsibilities: 

The Costume Designer volunteer will pull and alter pieces from theatre costume shop to create looks for a cast of 30-60 participants ranging in age from toddlers to seniors.  Volunteers work closely with the Director and Costume Shop Manager, and are present at all performances for their show.  Hours are flexible up until the week of the show.  Applicants must interview with Community Services Supervisor and/or Costume Shop Manager.


Please download, fill in, and sign the original documents below.  Mail or hand-deliver them to:  Dionne Wardrop, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue WA 98008.

Lighting Designer

  • Days:  Mostly weekdays/some weekends
  • Hours:  Between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Job site: Bellevue Youth Theatre-Crossroads
  • Length of commitment: 2-4 months
  • Reports to: Bellevue Youth Theatre staff
  • Work environment: Indoors
  • Background check required: Yes
  • Minimum age:  20 years old

Primary responsibilities: 

The Lighting Designer volunteers are responsible for the creation of the lighting design for a given production.  Working in concert with artistic staff and production personnel, the Lighting Designer becomes part of a collaborative team, led by the Director, and strives to create a unified product.  Hours are flexible up until the week of the show.  Applicants must interview with Community Services Supervisor.


Please download, fill in, and sign the original documents below.  Mail or hand-deliver them to:  Dionne Wardrop, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue WA 98008.

Concessions Lead

  • Days:  Mostly weekends
  • Hours:  1-2 hours between 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Job site: Bellevue Youth Theatre-Crossroads
  • Length of commitment: 2 consecutive weekends out of 8 total weekends
  • Reports to: Bellevue Youth Theatre staff
  • Work environment: Indoors
  • Background check required: Yes
  • Minimum age:  18 years old

Primary responsibilities: 

Adult volunteer would help lead a group of teen and adult volunteers in providing pre-show and intermission snacks, candy-grams, and beverages to audience members.  Volunteer would not need to work all eight weekends, but must make a commitment for two consecutive weekends (all of the performances for a show).  No experience is required.


Please download, fill in, and sign the original documents below.  Mail or hand-deliver them to:  Dionne Wardrop, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue WA 98008.

Usher

  • Days:  Show weekends
  • Hours:  Between 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Job site: Bellevue Youth Theatre-Crossroads
  • Length of commitment: 8 weekends
  • Reports to: Bellevue Youth Theatre staff
  • Work environment: Indoors
  • Background check required: Yes
  • Minimum age:  13 years old

Primary responsibilities: 

Volunteers work with the Usher Lead to seat patrons for the show.  No experience required.


Please download, fill in, and sign the original documents below.  Mail or hand-deliver them to:  Dionne Wardrop, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue WA 98008.

Props Master

  • Days:  Show weekends
  • Hours:  Between 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Job site: Bellevue Youth Theatre-Crossroads
  • Length of commitment: 8 weekends
  • Reports to: Bellevue Youth Theatre staff
  • Work environment: Indoors
  • Background check required: Yes
  • Minimum age:  13 years old

Primary responsibilities: 

If you have an imagination, this is a great volunteer position!  Come help build and design props.  Completely flexible hours, and no experience is required.


Please download, fill in, and sign the original documents below.  Mail or hand-deliver them to:  Dionne Wardrop, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue WA 98008.

The City of Bellevue provides volunteer opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference and/or disability.

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Contact

Bellevue Youth Theatre16051 NE 10th StreetBellevue, WA 98008

Telephone

425-452-7155

Email

BYT@bellevuewa.gov

Business Hours

Monday through Friday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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