Concert and Promotion Volunteer

(Oakville Chamber Orchestra)

Position ID: V-HVC0249 Last Full Update: 30 Jul 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThis is a fun role with easy work before, during and after the concert that still allows the person to enjoy the concert. The Orchestra is in its 36th year and has been consistently lauded for the quality of the music.
ContactGeneral Manager, Oakville Chamber Orchestra; Phone: 647-988-3939; Email:
Duties4-5 hours on concert dates (Saturday and Sunday) focused on two areas: 
. Usher audience members into the Church, provide programs and sometimes assist in seating more elderly audience members . Assist in staging of concerts, moving piano, chairs and stands before and clearing chairs etc after the concert. 
We are looking for volunteers with an interest in: 
- understanding how an orchestra concert is presented 
- providing excellent customer service to OCO patrons 
- helping set up the stage & box office before concerts and tear-down post-concert  
- ushering and interacting with patrons 
- assisting in raffle and soloist flower presentations 
- assisting with intermission reception preparation, execution & clean-up
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Benefits2 Free tickets for concerts; learn about the inner workings of an orchestra; volunteer hours
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Customer / Sales Services ; Event Coordination & Support ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Guide / Greeter ; Marketing & Promotions ; Music & Performing Arts ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; An interest in Western concert music is welcomed but not necessary.
Commitment LengthShort Term
Interaction LevelSmall Group - Working alongside other volunteers under direction of Volunteer Manager / General Manager ; Large Group - Interacting with the public concert patrons
Minimum Hours8 / Month
Dates and TimesSaturday: Afternoon, Evening (5:30 - 10:30pm) 
Sunday: Afternoon (1:30pm - 6:30pm) 
Concert Volunteers are required on concert days - Saturday and Sunday Afternoons/Evenings 
Casual professional dress is a requirement (white top, black slacks/skirt)
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter ; Concert season is from September-May
LocationSt.Simon's Anglican Church (1450 Litchfield Rd.) and St. John's United (262 Randall St.) Oakville
Number of PositionsOakville: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Police CheckNot Required
Start DateOn or after 05 Oct 2019
End Date31 May 2020
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Organization NameOakville Chamber Orchestra
Office Phone905-483-6787
Address & Map
St Simon's Church (rehearsal location)
1450 Litchfield Rd
Oakville, ON L6H 5P4
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Mailing Addressc/o Oakville Chamber Orchestra 
PO Box 76036 
1500 Upper Middle Rd W 
Oakville, ON L6M 3H5