WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
The RFA is always looking for a fresh set of hands and the jobs are many and varied. Bring your talent to us – even if it’s using a screw gun! To volunteer in any capacity, please contact us through the “Contact Us” button above, contact an RFA Board Member, or call 207-864-5000.
Community Theater can’t happen without our COMMUNITY! We depend on volunteers to produce and perform the outstanding theatrical productions for which the Rangeley Friends of the Arts is known. Regardless of experience level – seasoned performer or newbie – all are welcome to audition! All performers are volunteers and will perform under the collaboration of an experienced director and production team. Auditions are open to everyone. We post Audition notices on Facebook and local news sources, as well as on the Community Calendar. Auditions and most rehearsals are held primarily during evenings and weekend afternoons. We are also always looking for new singers for the Rangeley Community Chorus, which presents three concerts each year.
Experienced musicians are needed often for our annual musical production usually slated for early July. Extensive experience is not required, but the musician must be able to keep up with the fast pace of the orchestra. Musicians will be working under the Musical Director of the respective show.
Needed to help build and paint sets for theater productions. Training available in specific techniques. Saturdays are usually scheduled for this and begins as soon as we can load in, usually about two weeks before a show.
Managers needed to act as chief operator of all stage operations during the given show and must coordinate with director and audio/light engineers to properly execute the show. Stage hands work with the stage manager to move and store stage sets and props while the show is in progress. Time requirements include 3 Technical rehearsals (depends on show and director), dress rehearsals and the show nights, which are always evenings and sometimes a Sunday afternoon.
LIGHT ENGINEERS/SOUND ENGINEERS
Needed to run our light board and sound board during shows and sometimes other events. Duties range from as simple as running a spotlight or hitting “play” for a special sound effect to running lights / sound for a whole show… training available. Time requirements include 3 Technical rehearsals (depends on show and director), dress rehearsals and the show nights, which are always evenings and sometimes a Sunday afternoon.
Needed during the run of our theater productions to help find and create costumes, organize backstage, help with costume changes during productions and with costume storage upkeep. This can include specific Costume Work days which are scheduled at your convenience or working on the show, which would include production evenings and matinees plus 3 evenings of technical/dress rehearsals.
MAKEUP AND HAIR
Needed during the run of our theater productions to help cast members with their hair styles prior to the start of dress rehearsals and with any changes needed during the shows. This would include production evenings and matinees plus 3 evenings of technical/dress rehearsals.
Needed to gather or make hand properties (props) for theater productions and/or manage props backstage during performances. Making and gathering would be during scheduled times at the theater at your convenience. Managing props during productions would include weekend evenings and matinees plus 3 technical evening rehearsals.
Needed for all performances, concerts and events. Evenings and Sunday afternoons. Varied duties can include distributing programs, directing patrons to reserved seats, selling soft drinks, beer/wine and concession items.
ART GALLERY DOCENT
Needed to help cover additional hours for Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery exhibits. Duties include welcoming visitors, giving basic information about the exhibit and the RFA, accurately taking sales info and processing payments. Hours will vary according to availability and need.
Needed to help answer phone, prepare mailings, assist with box office duties, possible computer work and more. Duties according to skills and interests. Hours may vary.
Needed to prepare major mailings by stuffing, folding, labeling, sorting etc. during the day (or evening), three times a year.
Volunteers are needed to help with our free after-school program: CASA – Creative After School Arts – for Middle and High School students. If interested, please contact us through the “Contact Us” button above.