DOD checklist – Plays in the Park

List of duties for the DOD (and ushers) at Kit Carson Amphitheater

*This list is under development and is subject to being updated.*

  • Arrive at 6:30 pm.
  • Find the keys to unlock the front gate on a hook by backstage right entrance. Unlock the front gate entrance, but keep the pole in so that early guests don’t walk in.
  • Unlock the door in the middle of the box office on the right hand side. Look at the left side wall and check that the yellow timer box’s silver lever on the bottom right is turned to “on.” Turn to the right and flip the switch on the left side of the panel up to turn on the bathroom lights.
  • As you leave the box office, to your right pick up the black ticket stand with programs. Place it just inside the double gated entrance into the amphitheater.
  • Go to the door of the concessions shack to turn on the patio lights. To the right as you enter is an extension cord. Connect it to the cord outside the concession shack just above the water fountain. Most people will need to stand on a stool to make the connection. It’s immediately to the right as you enter the concession shack.
  • Check bathrooms to ensure paper towels and toilet paper are stocked. If re-stocking is needed, supplies are immediately to the right as you walk into  the concessions shack.
  • Check the three concrete trash bins outside. If more than quarter full, take trash out to the large bin just outside the gate by the backstage stairs. Replace with new trash bags which are located immediately to the right as you enter the concessions shack.
  • Check in with the producer to see if any help is needed with promotional set up, i.e. setting up the books for sale, placing the partnership board somewhere visible, etc.
  • Place the sandwich board out by the streetlight at the sidewalk entrance to the amphitheater. It’s stored to the left of the men’s restroom by the drinking fountain.
  • Check in with the stage manager and agree on how they will let you know when to open the house.
  • Let ushers know one of their jobs is to empty the concrete trash bins and pick up the litter after the show. Tell them to meet you at an agreed upon location immediately after the show.
  • On the stage manager’s signal, open the gates. Assume your position at the ticket stand. Give ushers programs to pass out. Accept tickets, welcome patrons, thank them for joining us tonight, enjoy the show, etc.
  • OPTIONAL: If you are comfortable checking for redeemed tickets and corresponding coupons ask the box office to provide the scanner. If you do not use the scanner, only accept standard size tickets. The Box office can show you what is meant by a standard size ticket. Send anything else presented to the Box Office.
  • Stay at the ticket stand 10 minutes after the show begins to assist any late comers.
  • Return the ticket stand to the box office.
  • Enjoy the show!

 

Post-show
  • Meet with the ushers at the agreed upon location. Give them each a small trash bag to pick up the litter in the audience area and dispose of the bags in the large bin just outside the gate by the backstage stairs. If there are no ushers, ask the producer or stage manager to get someone to help you.
  • If the concrete trash bins are more than a quarter full, have the ushers empty them. Put in new trash bags and dispose of them in the large bin just outside the side gate by the backstage stairs.
  • Return the sandwich boards to the left of the men’s rest room by the drinking fountain. The sandwich board is heavy. If you’re unable to do it, have someone else do it who can.
  • Once most guests have left, lock up the restroom gates with keys from the hook you used earlier.
  • Unlock the box office with same keys, go to the door with the light switch and flip the bathroom light switch on the right hand side down.
  • Lock the box office.
  • Unplug the concessions lights and put the cord coming from the concession stand back into the concession stand.
  • Lock the concessions shack door.
  • Lock the front gate.
  • Return keys to their hook backstage.
  • Let the producer know you are leaving so they may arm the alarm system before they leave.
  • Enjoy the rest of your night!