Volunteer

Support & Guest Relations

Usher (Adult)

This position is key to our guests having a positive experience while visiting us. Our Ushers welcome patrons, assist in locating seats and provide information and directions around the facility to locate restrooms, cushion rental, gift shop, concessions, etc. Ushers also may need to assist our patrons by calling on First Aid due to hot or cold weather conditions.
Recommended Skills: Outgoing and friendly personality, knowledge of Ramona and familiarity of the facility and seating area helpful. Able to stand for long periods of time, ability to maneuver Amphitheatre steps and be outdoors.

Bowl Supervisor (Adult)

Bowl Supervisors need the ability to calmly solve problems for Ushers, guests and fellow volunteers. Bowl Supervisors support the Ushers with guest relations, assisting in providing directions and answering questions regarding the facility, summoning First Aid and Security personnel as needed.
Recommended Skills: Friendly, calm, patient and able to solve problems. Familiarity with Ramona and the facility helpful. Able to stand for long periods of time, ability to maneuver Amphitheatre steps and be outdoors.

Cushion Rentals (Adult)

Usually one of the first areas most of our guests visit, the Cushion Rental volunteers have the opportunity to greet and welcome Ramona patrons. The Cushion Rental area is typically where our guests will go to ask for facility directions or lost and found. The Cushion Rental crew have the opportunity to make a good, and lasting, first impression!
Recommended Skills: Good customer service and guest relations, ability to upsell. Knowledge of Ramona and the facility helpful. Ability to stand for long periods of time and be outdoors. Cash handling experience helpful. Because this is a cash handling area all volunteers must be interviewed and approved by the Cushion Rental Committee Head.

Admissions (Adult)

Greet guests, verify proper tickets for current performance date and supervise admission at Main Entrance into the Amphitheatre. Provide facility directions and answer guest questions.
Recommended Skills: Friendly, detail oriented, familiarity with facility helpful. Able to stand for long periods of time and be outdoors.

Greeter (Adult)

One of the first of our volunteers to meet and greet our guests. Our Greeters meet the Tour Bus groups, welcome them, answer questions and provide facility directions. Greeters are the first impression for the Tour Bus Groups of Ramona and the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre.
Recommended Skills: Enthusiastic and welcoming. Knowledge of Ramona and the facility helpful. Ability to stand for long periods of time, be outdoors, maneuver steps and assist guests with special needs or requirements.

Museum Docent (Adult)

Welcome and greet Ramona patrons. Provide tours of the Museum, answer questions regarding Ramona history and work closely with Ramona Pageant Historian.
Recommended Skills: Historical knowledge of Ramona Pageant and Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Gift Shop (Adult)

Assist patrons with purchases. Answer questions regarding merchandise, memorabilia and souvenir items. Provide facility directions if needed.
Recommended Skills: Prior retail experience helpful. Ability to work with the public. Able to upsell. Knowledge of Ramona helpful. Able to stand for long periods of time and be outdoors if necessary. Due to cash handling and credit card processing all volunteers must be interviewed and approved by the Gift Shop Manager.

Adult Support Volunteer Application (PDF)


Cast & Production

Children of the Rancho (Children)

Portraying children of an 1850’s California Rancho. The children participate in several scenes bringing the time period to life. Children sing, dance and play games appropriate to the time period.
Recommended Skills: Able to listen and follow direction. Able to sing and perform in costume. Must attend weekend rehearsals and performances as directed by Artistic Director or Committee Head.

Atmosphere (Adult)

Performs in and supports Spanish atmosphere scenes (chapel/fiesta) as directed by Artistic Director or Music Director.
Recommended Skills: Good singing voice and able to follow direction. Able to perform in costume. Must attend weekend rehearsals and performances as scheduled by the Artistic Director or Committee Head.

Rock Indians (Children-Ages 7-13)

Portraying Native American children of 1850 California. The Rock Indians participate in one of the most powerful and memorable scenes.
Recommended Skills: Ability to listen and follow directions. Patient. Able to sit still and remain quiet while waiting for their scene. Must attend all weekend rehearsals and performances as directed by Artistic Director or Rock Indian Committee Head.

Settlers (Adults with Children)

One of the primary causes of change in the lifestyle of Mission Indians was the American settlers coming in and taking over the Native American and Spanish family lands. You would be playing families of American settlers in scenes during the Pageant. Many of our volunteers choose to have dual roles during the performance, as a Settler and participate in the Chorus.
Recommended Skills: Ability to walk up uneven dirt surface. May need to be in close proximity to horses. Able to climb in and out of a wagon if necessary. Must be able to attend weekend rehearsals and performances as scheduled by the Artistic Director or Committee Head.

Village Children (Children and families)

Portraying Native American children living in a village during 1850’s Mission period. The children run, dance and play games of the period.
Recommended Skills: Able to listen and follow direction. Able to remain quiet while waiting for scenes. Able to climb uneven dirt surfaces, trails or paths in costume. Must be able to attend weekend rehearsals and performances as directed by Artistic Director or Committee Head.

Spanish Dancers (Adult or Young Adult)

Participates in several scenes highlighting the Spanish Rancho lifestyle.
Recommended Skills: Able to learn historic dances and perform in period costume. Must attend weekend rehearsals and performances as directed by the Artistic Director and weekly rehearsals as directed by the Spanish Dancer Committee Head. Must audition for Spanish Dance Committee Head.

Los Cancioneros (Adult or Young Adult)

Greet, welcome, sing and perform for our guests in the Courtyard pre show, during intermission and following the show serenade our guests as they exit.
Recommended Skills: Ability to sing well. Must be able to maneuver up and down steps in costume. Must attend rehearsals as directed by Committee Head, Musical Director or Artistic Director. Ability to play guitar helpful. Must attend all weekend performances.

Costumes (Adult)

Provide costume support for cast and volunteers. Insure cast is costumed correctly and period specific as directed by Artistic Director and Costume Supervisor.
Recommended Skills: Ability to treat all performers with respect and courtesy. Ability to sew. Organizational and supervisory experience helpful. Attention to detail. Must be able to attend weekend rehearsals and performances as directed by Artistic Director or Costume Supervisor. May need to be able to work in Costume Department before, during and after performances. All costume department volunteers must be interviewed and approved by the Costume Supervisor.

Hair & Make-Up (Adult)

Apply theatrical make up as directed by Make-Up Department Head. Style hair for adults and children to be 1850’s California time period appropriate.
Recommended Skills: Ability to treat all performers with respect and courtesy. Theatrical make-up experience helpful. Salon or Beauty School background preferred. Must be able to attend weekend rehearsals and performances as scheduled by Artistic Director or Committee Head. All applicants need to be interviewed and approved by Hair and Make-Up Committee Head or Assistant Director.

Adult Production Volunteer Application (PDF)