Join the ImprovEd Shakespeare Family

“I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.”
Richard II, Act 2, Scene III

Shakespeare is the thread that binds us together. Our Company is small, but together we can do great things. By learning from our past, we can pave the way for our future. Company costs include theatre rentals, rehearsal space, insurance, costumes, props, set pieces, occasional sound equipment rentals, website, marketing, admission tickets, Director and Assistant Director salaries and more. In order to maintain our budget, we rely heavily on volunteer time and donations.

If you have a skill to share, let us know. We can use volunteers/mentors in any and all areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Fundraising Mastermind – We need one big fundraising event outside of our performances each season (i.e. party, online auction or raffle, Kickstarter campaign, etc.). You will commit to masterminding the event. GOAL: $2000
  • Sponsorship Coordinator – Sponsorships are great! You will commit to finding sponsors who will donate items or money (!!) to the organization. Can work alongside the Sponsorship Coordinator and Fundraising Mastermind for an online auction or raffle. Remember, all donations are tax deductible. GOAL: 5 sponsors
  • Partnership Coordinator – Partnerships can be very valuable. You will commit to finding a minimum of three partners who will work with us in shared resources. Can work alongside the Fundraising Mastermind and Sponsorship Coordinator. GOAL: 5 partners
  • Outreach Coordinator – Find schools, clubs, organizations who would be interested in attending the performances, hosting a performance and/or after school classes. Create a list and begin the dialogue. GOAL: A list of 40 contacts for publicity and 2 school shows.
  • Publicity Coordinator – All events and activities need publicity! You will help with publicizing all the events and activities for ImprovEd Shakespeare. GOAL: Publicity going out 4 times per week.
  • PR Coordinator – We need to begin developing relationships with the media. You will be our press release god/dess, contacting papers, magazines, radio shows and bloggers. GOAL: Three articles about ImprovEd Shakespeare in the press.
  • Grantwriting – There are tons of grants out there for education in the arts. You will find 2-3 grants to which we can apply and begin compiling the information needed for the grant. You will be working with Andee. GOAL: Applications submitted for three grants.
  • Photography/Videography – Photos and Videos are key. We need content from rehearsals, activities and performances. GOAL: Oodles and oodles of photos/videos.
  • Writing – Our students create written content for our blog and social media. You will review the written content being created and suggest/advise on the writing of the content for specific outlets. GOAL: Five blog posts per week; five Instagram, Twitter or Facebook posts per week.
  • Costumes – The costumes don’t make themselves! GOAL: To fully costume the players.
  • Donate – If taking on a job is too much work for you, you can choose to donate to the organization, instead. That way, we can pay someone to do the position! We estimate that each position is 15 hours worth of work. At $23/hr (which is the going rate for volunteer, in-kind donations), this rounds up to a $350 donation.