Aronoff Center Volunteer Opportunities
Each year, nearly 900 community volunteers welcome and assist guests at the Aronoff Center and share their love for the performing and visual arts with the community. These dedicated and talented arts ambassadors contribute their time and talents to the vital operations and administration of our organization. Creating exceptional experiences for our patrons is our first priority, and the warm welcome our guests receive on their arrival is paramount. A friendly, helpful, and respectful staff is one of the more lasting impressions that our visitors take away from their time at the Aronoff Center.
One of the benefits of our volunteer ushers is the ability to see the events at which they usher. Although our volunteers in non-usher areas of service do not see events as one of their perks, there are many other benefits associated with volunteering, including invitations to select dress rehearsals, an annual volunteer appreciation party, and occasional ticket discounts.
Click Here to apply for an Aronoff Center volunteer position outlined below.
These personable, outgoing individuals welcome patrons with a smile, assist with seating, and maintain the security of the audience and the facility during performances. Ushers schedule their shifts online and typically work between 5-10 hours a month for at least one performance season (September through August).
All ushers must interview and attend one orientation prior to their service, and must be at least 18 years old. Parking is at the expense of the volunteer.
- DO NOT complete an application to usher if you are interested in completing community service hours or if you are looking for short-term or summer volunteer opportunities. Our opportunities and resources are limited, and we will most likely not be able to accommodate such requests.
- There may be a 6-12 month waiting list for volunteer usher opportunities (depending on application date).
These personable, outgoing individuals work at the Aronoff Center Information Desk, located on the lower level of the Procter & Gamble Hall’s Otto M. Budig Lobby near the Ticket Office. They greet the public, distribute brochures/flyers, give directions and general information, and provide tours of the Aronoff Center’s theaters.
Complimentary parking is provided as a benefit, and these volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Information Desk Volunteer Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, 2:00-6:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.
There are currently no volunteer opportunities available in this area.
Two volunteer opportunities with varying levels of commitment exist in the area of Marketing. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
- Poster Distribution (sporadic schedule): This individual assists with poster distribution throughout the Greater Cincinnati area for events presented during the CAA Presenting Season, which typically begins in October and runs through May. This volunteer must have a flexible schedule and a car; mileage reimbursement is provided.
- Kiosk Poster Placement/Maintenance (weekly schedule): This dedicated individual maintains the poster kiosks outside and around the Aronoff Center on a weekly basis throughout the year (all seasons and weather) and ensures that the most current information is posted in a creative manner. Complimentary parking is provided as a benefit.
Weekly shifts available: anytime Monday – Friday between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Aronoff Center Tour Guide
These personable, outgoing individuals conduct scheduled tours of the Aronoff Center for up to 50 guests. Tours focus on the history, design, and use of the Aronoff Center and its spaces. Tours include the lobbies, theaters, and Weston Art Gallery, pending space availability. Backstage access is not allowed.
Complimentary parking is provided as a benefit. Tour Guides must be at least 18 years old.
Shifts available: Tours are typically offered Monday – Friday between 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, pending theater availability.
This organized individual assists the Volunteer department with tour scheduling and coordination, training schedule maintenance, and general office support, as needed.
Complimentary parking is provided as a benefit. This volunteer must be at least 18 years old.
Shifts available: Monday – Friday between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM once or twice a month, coordinated with the Volunteer Manager.
For more information, please contact the Aronoff Center Volunteer Manager at [email protected] or (513) 977-4113.
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