Please check back here in March for information on how to volunteer for Drama Camp 2018.
Volunteer Job Descriptions:
Acting Director: Responsible for choosing script, conveying themes and important stage directions to all teams, casting and instructing actors during the week of camp and directing the live performance.
Assistant Director 1: Meet w/director before camp & assist during camp & performance
Assistant Director 2: Meet w/director before camp & assist during camp & performance
Producer: Responsible for recruiting all volunteers and community partners, help coordinate all team meetings, purchase materials or equipment needed by teams, choose daily devotional passages and memory verses, use every means possible to advertise in the community, keep track of registration leading up to camp, keep things running smoothly, answer questions, solve problems, keep track of budget, delegate some of these responsibilities to Assistant Producer
Assistant Producer: Assist producer in all responsibilities
Set Designer: Meet with acting director, producer & assistant producer to become familiar with script and themes of the play in order to draw detailed design of the set to be built and assembled by set builders, director and campers.
Set Builder: Based on design drawn by set designer and approved by director and producer, assemble the framing of set. Framing must be completed in time to set up the week before camp begins and will be completed by campers.
Assistant 1: Assist set builder
Assistant 2: Assist set builder
Assistant 3: Assist set builder
Set Director: Meet with set builder before camp to gain basic understanding of structure and what needs to be done to complete it during camp. Work with producer to gather needed supplies for completing the set during camp. Teach campers art techniques & guide them in the completion and assembly of the set during the week of camp.
Assistant: Assist set director.
Costume Director: Meet with acting director and producer before camp to establish roles and costume designs. Work with Producer to gather fabrics and supplies needed for costumes prior to camp. Instruct campers the week of camp in creating costumes by teaching them about both sewing/creating costumes, as well as how to study the script to decide what costumes will look like/be made of.
Assistant 1: Assist costume director in teaching and sewing (must have sewing knowledge)
Assistant 2: Assist costume director in teaching and sewing (must have sewing knowledge)
Music Director: Meet with director before camp to understand placement of songs and how they relate to the play. Record demos before camp to make available to campers. Week of camp teach campers lyrics as well as meaning of words & the reason for the particular placement in the play, etc.
Assistant 1: Assist Music director during camp helping campers pay attention and learn.
Instrumental Director: Work with volunteer instrumentalists during the week to teach accompaniment for songs children will be singing in the play. During the play, only the music director will direct so that there is no confusion at who to watch.
Recreation Director: Plan 15 minutes of intentional activities for each morning of camp to keep early-arrivals busy between 8:45 & 9:00. Plan 30 minutes of games for each of 3 age groups (K – 1st, 2nd – 3rd and 4th – 5th) to lead with a team of youth volunteers during recreation each day. At least 1 week prior to camp, provide Producer with a list of any items needed for games.
Hospitality Director: Before camp, establish daily snacks and make a plan for obtaining those snacks (will we purchase them, ask for volunteers to make or donate, etc.). Approve all food that enters the building according to church policy. Together with Producer and Assistant Producer, determine what the Saturday lunch will look like and make necessary arrangements. During camp, serve daily snacks, supply water stations, oversee daily registration and dismissal together with Registrar & Daily Hospitality Assistants.
Registrar: Make name tags for campers and volunteers prior to camp, be familiar with names and begin matching those names with faces once camp begins. During camp, run daily check-in & dismissal, preside over the Narthex and front hallway, including directing daily volunteers to welcome parents & children, offer drinks, make sure needs are met, questions are answered, information is given, children leave only with adults listed on their form, Responsible for making sure ALL campers and volunteers are in the auditorium at precisely 9:00 for opening each morning.
Daily Assistants: Assist Registrar & Hospitality Director on selected day(s)
Technology Director: Meet with acting director before camp to establish audio & visual direction. Work with Producer to acquire needed equipment. The week of camp, be available to manage sound as well as photography & videography teams. Direct these teams in assembling a daily slide show or short video from the day to be running in the Narthex by 11:45 as parents begin arriving to wait for their campers to be dismissed.
Tech Assistant: Assist Technology Director
Youth Intern Director: Prior to camp, assign positions to each student who volunteers and ensure both the student and adult volunteer know they will be working together. Responsible for getting necessary permission slips for minors distributed and collected. Manage all youth volunteers making sure they all sign in each morning, stay on task during the camp day and check out once their job is complete, check cell phones in and out before and after camp hours, plan youth activities after camp each day making sure to gather the necessary number of drivers needed to transport youth to and from those activities.
Devotion Leaders: Using the Scripture provided by Producer that coordinates with themes from the play, share a 5-minute devotional directed toward the Kindergarten – 5th grade campers during opening. Though devotions should be shared simply enough for K- 5th graders, all student and adult volunteers will be present and listening as well and should be considered when preparing.