To our cherished friends,

As we and the world are faced with the current COVID-19 situation, we want to assure you that we are still planning for our summer season.  However, at this time, all offers of employment will be contingent on the SPAC offices being open and fully operational.

If you are interested in joining our team as an intern, a seasonal employee or volunteer, please send in your application and continue to visit our website. We will keep you up-to-date on our plans for seasonal hiring as we know more.

Should you have any questions, please contact Suzanne at SPAC at smorris@spac.com.


Dear Friends,

Just about this time of year, we begin the process of what we call SPAC Awakening – the lawn begins to take on a promising green tinge – the doors of various buildings begin to be thrown open – and the physical preparations for a Summer full of amazing performances are already underway.

Alas, we find ourselves mourning the necessary closing of many of our most important and beloved arts organizations – both in the Capital Region – and around the world – with futures uncertain, to put it mildly.

We understand that your own future planning may be affected by public concerns around the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of everyone in our SPAC family and the Community are of critical importance to us, and we are adhering to guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as consulting continuously with local and state health authorities about the safest path forward for the coming months.

Though we have been cancelling all indoor gatherings and activities for the next 30 days, all summer programming is currently still moving forward as planned. We will continue to evaluate decisions about hosting events in consideration of CDC guidelines – and in discussion with our resident companies, staff, health care professionals, and public health officials. In the event of an emergency or cancellation related to COVID-19, we want to assure you that SPAC will offer full ticket credits or refunds.

We will keep you updated via email, our website, and our social media channels.

We hope that everyone in our community will join us in following the CDC’s guidance for preventing the spread of the virus, including increased hand washing and sanitizing, social distancing, covering sneezes and coughs, and other widely-adopted precautions.

We wish you and your loved ones good health and safety during this difficult time.

Elizabeth Sobol
President & CEO

any updates will be posted here in the coming weeks.


Volunteer Forms

Volunteer Forms are for experienced ushers only. New ushers please see below.

New Ushers

We value our volunteers to the highest esteem at SPAC as our organization is insurmountably thankful for the work they contribute. Through their dedication and commitment at SPAC, they help foster our mission to develop among our members and the community at large and love of the performing arts! Can you believe our ushers contribute over 12,000 volunteer hours every season?

Applicants are encouraged to request performances that peak their interest as downtime allows ushers to enjoy the repertoire. Duties include greeting patrons, steering individuals to their seats, handing out programs at the gate, along with exceptional customer service.

Please complete a Volunteer Application form and return to our Volunteer Coordinator, Joan Sussman at volunteer@spac.org.


For Experienced Volunteers

Once approved to volunteer again this season, you will receive three separate schedules broken up into our Classical Programming, Little Theater, and Live Nation events.
Please send all communication inquires to Joan Sussman, at volunteer@spac.org


Want to join the team?

Every season SPAC relies on our incredible staff of hard working volunteers to help our patrons have the best experience possible at SPAC. Want to help? Use the links below to learn more and apply!

Volunteer Application

Apply Today!

Download the Volunteer Application (PDF) or fill out the form below

  • Personal Details

    (Add your spouse or partner if volunteering together)

  • Name * Required
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  • Name
  • Address
  • Previous Volunteer Involvement

    Please list below any previous/current volunteer positions (part time or full time).

  • About You

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Basic Usher Information

SPAC has a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteer ushers who work throughout the summer season from the end of May to mid September. Here is what is required:

  • All ushers work at least 10 events in the Amphitheatre per season:4 hours each performance.
  • Ushers are required to attend an orientation session held pre-season. There are usually 2 or 3 so choices in order to accommodate most schedules.
  • Ushers park in the Rt 50 parking lot for all Live Nation events.
  • Parking for Ballet, Orchestra and single events may be either in the Rt 50 lot or the Roosevelt Baths lot.
  • Sign in sheets are ALWAYS at the gates. We ask that you check your name off as you report for work each time.
  • The Little Theatre and the Amphitheatre are handled out of the Volunteer office.
  • Amphitheatre events are Ballet, Orchestra, Live Nation and Specials.
  • Little Theatre events are Opera Saratoga and Chamber Music Festival.
  • Dress for Orchestra and Ballet is black pants, capris or skirts and white tops. No t-shirts, please.
  • Dress for Jazz Festival is khaki shorts, capris, pants, skirts and a white top. Again, no t-shirts.
  • Dress for Live Nation events is khaki pants, capris, skirts and a white top. No t-shirts.
  • The Spa Little Theatre dress is black and white, same as the classical events.
  • All events are open to returning volunteers first. New volunteers fill in and there are plenty of events to fill in.
  • We keep a Waiting List for all events and always have cancellations.
  • Ushers receive a written schedule at the beginning of the season.
  • If you need to cancel an event, email volunteer@spac.org at least a day in advance, if possible.
  • Ushers work in one of three sections: Balcony, Orchestra Left or Orchestra Right. Additionally, for the classical events, we need 3 people for the lawn. For Live Nation events, ushers work the Pit.
  • If you check the SPAC website under seating, you can view the seating charts.
  • At the end of the season, all working ushers are invited to an Usher Picnic provided by SPAC.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer at SPAC, please leave a message for our Volunteer Coordinator, Joan Sussman at 584-9330 ext.106, e-mail volunteer@spac.org.