The Kravis Center maintains an extensive Volunteer Program to help supplement the regular full time staff in a number of different areas. These fine individuals contribute their time, talent and energy providing a vital function. They come from all walks of life enabling the center to operate more efficiently and better serve the over 500,000 patrons who frequent the entertainment complex each season. Their services are utilized as ushers, data entry, tour guides, and gift shop attendants. They also assist with the extensive educational outreach programs in a number of varied capacities.
For additional information about joining the Kravis Center’s Volunteer corps and attending the next scheduled volunteer orientation meeting, please call us at 561.651.4294.
Throughout the year, different departments within the Kravis Center request ongoing or specialized short-term assistance from Volunteers. Much of this work is clerical in nature such as filing, photocopying, shredding, etc. In addition, there is always a need for people who are computer literate in data entry and word processing. Assistance is needed to keep our massive database accurate and up-to-date.
Hospitality Volunteers assist in many areas of the Center. Volunteers assist in all areas of Hospitality service including the Founder’s Room and the Cohen Pavilion. The Kravis Center Founder’s Room is a complimentary donor amenity room provided exclusively for those donors who have contributed at our highest level and is open for most Dreyfoos Hall performances. The Cohen Pavilion is a multilevel banquet and meeting facility that hosts community events throughout the year. Volunteers assist Kravis Center staff with many aspects of food and beverage service for these venues. Hospitality volunteers need to possess excellent customer service skills and a neat, professional appearance. Basic knowledge of alcoholic beverage service, the ability to stand for long periods of time and a degree of agility to bend, lift and stoop are also necessary for these positions. Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
ArtsCrew is a student volunteer program for high school and college students with an interest in the arts. Volunteers assist with various educational programs at the Kravis Center (from administrative duties to youth mentoring). Crew members accrue community service hours while gaining valuable insight into the inner-workings of a professional performing arts center. Whether you like to work behind the scenes or on stage, there is a place for you with this dynamic crew.
Gift Shop Attendant
Volunteers assist in the Kravis Center’s Gallery and Gift Shop during performance hours. The Gift Shop is located in the Dreyfoos Hall orchestra lobby. The shop is open for most performances. The doors open 1 hour prior to curtain time and close after the last intermission. Prior sales experience is helpful, but not necessary. Volunteers should be comfortable using a computer, completing sales transactions, handling money and answering questions from the patrons regarding the merchandise. Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
Public tours of the Kravis Center are provided free of charge as a service to the community. During Season, Backstage Tours are available by appointment only. Tour Guides accompany visitors to various back-stage areas, explain historical background, point out noteworthy aspects of the Center and discuss relevant current events and upcoming shows. Tour Guides must have an aptitude for speaking to both large and small groups of various ages. Vocal projection is also a consideration since on-going show related activities generally preclude the use of electronic sound equipment on the Backstage Tours. It is also necessary that Guides attain a level of knowledge about the Kravis Center that will enable them to achieve the utmost effectiveness in their presentations and their ability to competently answer questions. In addition, Tour Guides must be physically fit to walk, stand and climb stairs for the duration of the tour.
Ushers act as a goodwill ambassador of the Kravis Center by assisting all Front of House staff in providing excellent customer service and insuring public safety.
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401