Open RTS Positions

Parent involvement is essential to the success of MacTheatre, so we encourage everyone to check out our season-long volunteer options to find one that fits your interests and availability. Volunteering is a great way to contribute and build relationships with other parents in the MacTheatre community. Don’t hesitate to contact president@macrts.org or the current committee chairs (leads) to get more detail on a particular position, or to get started!

To maintain continuity, RTS takes a “watch, do, teach” approach. Typically, freshman and sophomore parents are learners, sophomore and junior parents are leads, and senior parents are busy being senior parents (but also great knowledge resources). And if you’re interested in a position with no vacancies, don’t worry…that committee would love to have the extra help. Many hands make light work!



Roles With Open Lead Positions

The following roles have openings for leads for the 22-23 school year.

Alumni Relations

  • ★ Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Early Fall, After Shows
  • Description: A great job for creative people! Throughout the year, you get to design and send three email newsletters to MacTheatre alumni. You also get to work with the RCP (student) social media coordinator on social posts. And you’ll be responsible for facilitating networking requests from alumni, parents, and students.

Box Office

  • ★ Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: In this job, you’ll get to know and assist many of our patrons. Leading up to shows, you’ll handle ticket change requests and manage the waitlist when shows sell out. At shows, you’ll supervise box office volunteers, train them on box office procedures, and help with walk-up ticket buyers. This role is typically split between at least two people.

Playbill - Ad Coordinator

  • ★ Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll make sure all ads and tributes are accounted for and current for each show, and handle all of the communications with ad owners. You’ll be responsible for delivering a completed ad package to the playbill designer.

Playbill - Headshot and Bio Coordinator

  • ★ Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll wrangle bios and head-shots for all cast and crew, and handle all headshot/bio-related communications with cast and crew members and their families. You’ll be responsible for delivering a completed head-shot and bio package to the playbill designer.

Texas Thespians State Festival

  • ★ Available Lead Positions: 2
  • Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: September - November
  • Description: This is a great job for someone who’s good with details. You’ll register students for the annual Thespian Festival, coordinate transportation, confirm hotel accommodations, and make room assignments. You can put together a team to help you.

VP/President-Elect

  • ★ Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: None
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: If you’re someone new to MacTheatre (this position must be filled by a freshman or sophomore parent) and want to learn about how to lead RTS, this is the job for you. You’ll work closely with the president and become familiar with all the moving pieces. You’ll get to know the kids and the teachers really well, and move into the job of president the following year.

Webmaster

  • ★ Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Summer, Early Fall
  • Description: Technical proficiency is a must for this job. You’ll be responsible for managing the RTS Google Workspace and coordinating RTS website updates and related accounts.

Roles With Open Learner Positions

The following roles have openings for learners who want to shadow and learn the ropes during the 22-23 school year, in anticipation of taking over the lead role next year.

Alumni Relations

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Early Fall, After Shows
  • Description: A great job for creative people! Throughout the year, you get to design and send three email newsletters to MacTheatre alumni. You also get to work with the RCP (student) social media coordinator on social posts. And you’ll be responsible for facilitating networking requests from alumni, parents, and students.

Box Office

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: In this job, you’ll get to know and assist many of our patrons. Leading up to shows, you’ll handle ticket change requests and manage the waitlist when shows sell out. At shows, you’ll supervise box office volunteers, train them on box office procedures, and help with walk-up ticket buyers. This role is typically split between at least two people.

Cast & Crew Meals

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: Leading up to Shows, Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll coordinate the provision of pre-rehearsal and pre-show meals for the performers and technicians. This typically involves 8 meals for the musicals and 4 meals for the dramatic plays. Extra volunteers sign up to help serve the meals. Working in this job is a great way to get to know the kids.

Concessions

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll source drinks and snacks to sell at the Concessions booth prior to curtain time, as well as at intermission. Volunteers sign up to help sell concessions.

Development

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Summer, Late Fall
  • Description: This job is not as daunting as it sounds…people really want to support MacTheatre. You’ll work closely with the theatre director and get to know many new people. We have a great framework in place so you won’t need to set up your own system.The fundraising piece is easy, but a lot of communication (donor and sponsor stewardship) is required and good writing skills are helpful. You can put together a team to help you.

Dramatic Play Parent Liaison

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Plays, Spring
  • Description: A great way to get to know our dramatic play actors and parents. For the dramatic plays, you’ll work with the theatre director, playbill designer, publicity chair, and meals chairs to coordinate and facilitate as needed. For the UIL one-act-play competition, you’ll coordinate chaperones, meals, gift baskets, and transport for actors and scenery, tech equipment, etc. You can put together a team to help you.

Letterman Jackets

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Spring Semester
  • Description: A great job if you like bringing smiles to kids’ faces. You’ll be in charge of coordinating letter jacket purchases for the previous year’s RCP inductees. The process starts in January. You’ll distribute info packets to the new inductees, schedule and assist with a fitting, stay on top of everyone about deadlines, and finally, distribute the jackets to some happy students at the end of the school year.

Playbill - Designer and Printer Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll design the playbill, collaborate with the theatre director on special design requests, and work with printers to get estimates and print the playbills. The other playbill coordinators will assist you with pulling together ads, tributes, headshots, and bios.

Playbill - Ad Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll make sure all ads and tributes are accounted for and current for each show, and handle all of the communications with ad owners. You’ll be responsible for delivering a completed ad package to the playbill designer.

Playbill - Headshot and Bio Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll wrangle bios and head-shots for all cast and crew, and handle all headshot/bio-related communications with cast and crew members and their families. You’ll be responsible for delivering a completed head-shot and bio package to the playbill designer.

President

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: As president, you’ll oversee this amazing RTS community. You’ll refer to an annual calendar to guide your work and decisions on what needs to happen when. This is a great job for someone who loves making connections, talking to people, and supporting students. The learner position for the president is the VP/president-elect position.

Publicity

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Leading up to Shows
  • Description: In this job, you’ll work closely with the theatre director, RTS board, and student promotions manager to create a cohesive publicity strategy for each show. There’s also lots of relationship building, particularly with theatre arts faculty from other schools. You can put together a team to help you.

Scholarships

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Summer, Spring
  • Description: You’ll be responsible for processing financial aid requests, so you’ll work closely with the RTS treasurer and theatre director to ensure that all MacTheatre students can take advantage of our productions and enrichment programs.

Secretary

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: As Secretary, you’ll take notes and minutes at all general membership meetings (4x/year). After the meetings, you’ll upload the minutes to the RTS Google Drive. You’ll also help with other administrative tasks such as facilitating t-shirt sales and keeping calendars updated. As a board member you’ll assist with RTS strategy and planning.

Tech Theatre Parent Liaison

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: In this job, you’ll really get to know our technical theatre team. Periodically throughout the year, you’ll work with the tech theatre director and be a go-to person for parents with questions about how the tech side of things works.

Texas Thespians State Festival

  • Available Lead Positions: 2
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: September - November
  • Description: This is a great job for someone who’s good with details. You’ll register students for the annual Thespian Festival, coordinate transportation, confirm hotel accommodations, and make room assignments. You can put together a team to help you.

Thespian Points

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Spring
  • Description: This is a short-term job that involves tallying students’ thespian points that they’ve accumulated during the year. You’ll communicate submission deadlines to students and parents, update the points spreadsheet, and submit them to the theatre director.

Treasurer

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: As Treasurer, you’ll keep accurate records of receipts and expenditures, and present a financial statement at every meeting. As a member of the board, you’ll need to attend ~quarterly board and general membership meetings. You’ll handle financial transfers to MacTheatre, work with our accountant to file our 990, and keep our Parent Booster USA membership up to date.

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Leading up to and Around Shows
  • Description: This is a great job for a detail-oriented person who can create an online sign-up using SignUpGenius (easy!). Prior to each show, you’ll create a sign-up and notify the parent community of volunteer opportunities.

Webmaster

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • ★ Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Summer, Early Fall
  • Description: Technical proficiency is a must for this job. You’ll be responsible for managing the RTS Google Workspace and coordinating RTS website updates and related accounts.

All Positions (Open & Filled)

This is a list of all the season-long roles, regardless of the number of openings.

Alumni Relations

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Early Fall, After Shows
  • Description: A great job for creative people! Throughout the year, you get to design and send three email newsletters to MacTheatre alumni. You also get to work with the RCP (student) social media coordinator on social posts. And you’ll be responsible for facilitating networking requests from alumni, parents, and students.

Box Office

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: In this job, you’ll get to know and assist many of our patrons. Leading up to shows, you’ll handle ticket change requests and manage the waitlist when shows sell out. At shows, you’ll supervise box office volunteers, train them on box office procedures, and help with walk-up ticket buyers. This role is typically split between at least two people.

Cast & Crew Meals

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: Leading up to Shows, Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll coordinate the provision of pre-rehearsal and pre-show meals for the performers and technicians. This typically involves 8 meals for the musicals and 4 meals for the dramatic plays. Extra volunteers sign up to help serve the meals. Working in this job is a great way to get to know the kids.

Concessions

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll source drinks and snacks to sell at the Concessions booth prior to curtain time, as well as at intermission. Volunteers sign up to help sell concessions.

Development

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Summer, Late Fall
  • Description: This job is not as daunting as it sounds…people really want to support MacTheatre. You’ll work closely with the theatre director and get to know many new people. We have a great framework in place so you won’t need to set up your own system.The fundraising piece is easy, but a lot of communication (donor and sponsor stewardship) is required and good writing skills are helpful. You can put together a team to help you.

Dramatic Play Parent Liaison

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Plays, Spring
  • Description: A great way to get to know our dramatic play actors and parents. For the dramatic plays, you’ll work with the theatre director, playbill designer, publicity chair, and meals chairs to coordinate and facilitate as needed. For the UIL one-act-play competition, you’ll coordinate chaperones, meals, gift baskets, and transport for actors and scenery, tech equipment, etc. You can put together a team to help you.

Letterman Jackets

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Spring Semester
  • Description: A great job if you like bringing smiles to kids’ faces. You’ll be in charge of coordinating letter jacket purchases for the previous year’s RCP inductees. The process starts in January. You’ll distribute info packets to the new inductees, schedule and assist with a fitting, stay on top of everyone about deadlines, and finally, distribute the jackets to some happy students at the end of the school year.

Playbill - Designer and Printer Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll design the playbill, collaborate with the theatre director on special design requests, and work with printers to get estimates and print the playbills. The other playbill coordinators will assist you with pulling together ads, tributes, headshots, and bios.

Playbill - Ad Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll make sure all ads and tributes are accounted for and current for each show, and handle all of the communications with ad owners. You’ll be responsible for delivering a completed ad package to the playbill designer.

Playbill - Headshot and Bio Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: You’ll wrangle bios and head-shots for all cast and crew, and handle all headshot/bio-related communications with cast and crew members and their families. You’ll be responsible for delivering a completed head-shot and bio package to the playbill designer.

President

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: As president, you’ll oversee this amazing RTS community. You’ll refer to an annual calendar to guide your work and decisions on what needs to happen when. This is a great job for someone who loves making connections, talking to people, and supporting students. The learner position for the president is the VP/president-elect position.

Publicity

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Leading up to Shows
  • Description: In this job, you’ll work closely with the theatre director, RTS board, and student promotions manager to create a cohesive publicity strategy for each show. There’s also lots of relationship building, particularly with theatre arts faculty from other schools. You can put together a team to help you.

Scholarships

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Summer, Spring
  • Description: You’ll be responsible for processing financial aid requests, so you’ll work closely with the RTS treasurer and theatre director to ensure that all MacTheatre students can take advantage of our productions and enrichment programs.

Secretary

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: As Secretary, you’ll take notes and minutes at all general membership meetings (4x/year). After the meetings, you’ll upload the minutes to the RTS Google Drive. You’ll also help with other administrative tasks such as facilitating t-shirt sales and keeping calendars updated. As a board member you’ll assist with RTS strategy and planning.

Tech Theatre Parent Liaison

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Around Shows
  • Description: In this job, you’ll really get to know our technical theatre team. Periodically throughout the year, you’ll work with the tech theatre director and be a go-to person for parents with questions about how the tech side of things works.

Texas Thespians State Festival

  • Available Lead Positions: 2
  • Available Learner Positions: 2
  • Busy Time: September - November
  • Description: This is a great job for someone who’s good with details. You’ll register students for the annual Thespian Festival, coordinate transportation, confirm hotel accommodations, and make room assignments. You can put together a team to help you.

Thespian Points

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Spring
  • Description: This is a short-term job that involves tallying students’ thespian points that they’ve accumulated during the year. You’ll communicate submission deadlines to students and parents, update the points spreadsheet, and submit them to the theatre director.

Treasurer

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: As Treasurer, you’ll keep accurate records of receipts and expenditures, and present a financial statement at every meeting. As a member of the board, you’ll need to attend ~quarterly board and general membership meetings. You’ll handle financial transfers to MacTheatre, work with our accountant to file our 990, and keep our Parent Booster USA membership up to date.

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Available Lead Positions: None
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Leading up to and Around Shows
  • Description: This is a great job for a detail-oriented person who can create an online sign-up using SignUpGenius (easy!). Prior to each show, you’ll create a sign-up and notify the parent community of volunteer opportunities.

VP/President-Elect

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: None
  • Busy Time: Year Round
  • Description: If you’re someone new to MacTheatre (this position must be filled by a freshman or sophomore parent) and want to learn about how to lead RTS, this is the job for you. You’ll work closely with the president and become familiar with all the moving pieces. You’ll get to know the kids and the teachers really well, and move into the job of president the following year.

Webmaster

  • Available Lead Positions: 1
  • Available Learner Positions: 1
  • Busy Time: Late Summer, Early Fall
  • Description: Technical proficiency is a must for this job. You’ll be responsible for managing the RTS Google Workspace and coordinating RTS website updates and related accounts.