We Need YOU!

Every spring, we need up to 80 volunteers per show, which means we need over 480 volunteers every spring production.

Things To Know

Volunteers need to get to the amphitheater early, and some of them need to stay after the end of the show. Plan to arrive before your start time so you can check in at the front gate, get your t-shirt, save your seats, and get trained on the details of your job.

Getting There: Mountain Play schedules a volunteer shuttle pick-up at Tamalpais High School at 8 a.m. and at 8:30 a.m. The ride-up should take 30-45 minutes. If you have an earlier start, there’s free parking available at the Rock Springs Parking Lot for volunteers before 9 a.m.

There will be some food for sale at the venue, but you can of course bring a picnic lunch and a water bottle. Wear layers and be prepared with appropriate outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking shoes.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Please read carefully and choose a few jobs that suit you best!

Bus greeters welcome everyone who has taken the Mountain Play Shuttles from Mill Valley when they arrive at the Front Gate! They help the parking staff keep traffic moving safely by guiding patrons to will call and the ticket takers. They ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons at the beginning of their experience at the Mountain Play. Greeters are the first people many Mountain Play patrons see, so it is important to be cheerful and upbeat. (Recommended for NCL Volunteers)

Start Time: 10:15 AM

Volunteers tear tickets and hand out programs. Ticket takers are many of the playgoer’s first impressions of the Mountain Play, so it’s important to have an enthusiastic and cheerful attitude to help set the tone for the day. Volunteers will be stationed at the front gate or one of the three side gates. (Recommended for NCL Volunteers)

Start Time: 8:45 AM

Volunteers clean, organize, rent, and sell stadium seats to patrons before the show. Volunteers should be comfortable handling cash transactions. This job requires volunteers to return to the booth after the show and do some heavy lifting to help us organize the seats as they are being returned.

Start Time: 9:00 AM

This is an excellent job for volunteers who are good salespeople and enjoy engaging other patrons. The raffle is a huge part of our fundraising efforts and brings in up to $20,000 annually, which is critical to producing our quality shows. At some performances, we also partner with local organizations and donate 15% of that day’s sales to their causes as well. This job requires volunteers to walk up and down the amphitheater steps and return at intermission.

Start Time: 10:30 AM

Ushers are our eyes in the Amphitheatre. They help patrons find seats and keep the aisles and stairs clear for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Diplomacy skills and a sense of humor are beneficial in this job. This job requires volunteers to walk up and down the amphitheater steps and to work before and during the show to keep aisles clear for everyone’s safety. (Recommended for NCL Volunteers)

Start Time: 10:30 AM

Volunteers at the Wheelchair Platform help patrons who may need additional assistance from the golf cart to their seats. This job requires active listening and problem-solving to help with changes in the arranged seating and occasional heavy lifting. This job also requires volunteers to stay until all patrons using accessible seating have exited the theatre safely. (Recommended for NCL Volunteers)

Start Time: 10:30 AM

Volunteers act as ambassadors for Mountain Play to welcome and assist groups participating in the Mountain Play Day On the Mountain program. Volunteers act as the group’s private ushers to enjoy their day on the mountain by guiding the group to their seats and, if there is time, taking them on a short hike before lunch and the show. This job requires walking up and down the amphitheater steps and some heavy lifting. At the end of the performance, these volunteers also accompany the group to their shuttle pick-up location. (Recommended for NCL Volunteers)

Start Time: 11:00 AM

Volunteers help board members set up and seat reserved seating ticket buyers. This is an excellent job for active volunteers who like to talk and listen. This job requires a lot of walking up and down the amphitheater steps. (Recommended for NCL volunteers)

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Work with board members selling beer and wine. This booth keeps volunteers busy as it is one of the more popular booths with patrons. Volunteers must be 21 or older with a valid ID. Volunteers should be comfortable handling cash transactions. This job requires volunteers to return to the booth at intermission and help clean up after the show.

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Volunteers at the sno-cone booth make and sell sno-cones. Weather permitting, this booth is very popular and keeps volunteers on their toes. This job requires volunteers to return to their booth at intermission. Please do your best to clean the booth and keep it that way, but be prepared with appropriate clothing to manage ice and syrup. (Recommended for NCL Volunteers)

Start Time: 10:15 AM

Sell Mountain Play memorabilia at the Merchandise Booth! Engage with excited patrons who want a little Mountain Play swag. Volunteers should be comfortable handling cash transactions and answering general patron questions. This job requires volunteers to return at intermission and can require some heavy lifting.

Start Time: 9:30 AM

Hike Down Guides help people make their way down the mountain after the show. It is one of the most traditional, wonderful Mountain Play volunteer positions. You are posted at critical turns along the hike down the trail and help point hikers in the right direction. This job does require volunteers to be in good hiking shape. To see the show, guides must arrive before 2 pm. We suggest that these guides hike or take the bus to the amphitheater. Shuttles will be available to take you back to Mountain Play shuttle stops.

Start Time: 3:00 PM (at Intermission)

Every volunteer needs to have a completed application on file. Each volunteer, regardless of age, must apply. Parents, teams, and groups must fill out a separate application for everyone in their party.

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