The UMS Volunteer Usher Corps consists of a dedicated group of people who enjoy the performing arts. Ushers contribute to enhancing the audience members experience through their positive attitude and knowledge of performances. Typical tasks include greeting patrons, distributing programs, directing patrons to seats, addressing disturbances and distractions, and assisting patrons with special needs. Ushers are expected to report up to an hour and a half prior to the performance start time. All ushers must meet a minimum yearly requirement of volunteer for 5 performances within a performance season. Those who are more committed can join one of our many usher crews geared towards volunteering specific performance venues.