Adelaide Gang Show has a large range of Technical and Support Roles within the Show. Over 100 volunteers are required behind the scenes each year to put on our Show. No formal technical skills are required, and offers on the job training. Several of these roles available include: Please see the bottom of this page for more details about each of the departments.
Technical Roles include:
Support Roles include:
Front of House
Hospitality / VIP
Please read the following information carefully, as to ensure that your application process is as smooth as possible, and that you complete your application correctly. All members of Adelaide Gang Show are required to be Members of the Scout Association, as either a uniformed member or as an adult volunteer. This year Adelaide Gang Show will use the MyScout System to manage Applications of all members in 2020.
ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for Crew, members must be:
A registered member of Scouts SA either as a Uniformed Member or Adult Helper
Hold a current, valid National Police Check, and Working with Children Check
If you do not know your Scout Membership number, you can access it by contacting your Scout Group, or if you have been a Member of Adelaide Gang Show in the past you can contact our Administration Director who will be able to assist.
If you do not have a Scout membership number, and are not currently a member of Scouts SA Branch, please contact our Administration Director to see how we can process your application.
All adult members of Adelaide Gang Show and Scouts SA are required to hold a current National Police Clearance, and in line with current State legislation a Working With Children Certificate (DHS) (we are able to assist with this process). Contact: Jack Bruce – Administration Director Administration@adelaidegangshow.com.auor 0438 559 865
Step 2: Operoo
If you are successful in being accepted into the Adelaide Gang Show Cast, you will then be sent a link to register for Operoo (our Admin, Health and welfare system). Through this system you will receive some forms to read and sign.
To participate in Adelaide Gang Show activities all Cast and Crew members must be registered on Operoo. If you have any issues with the CareMonkey System, our Administration team will be able to help you out.
If you already have a profile please share with Adelaide Gang Show, alternatively if you don’t have a Operoo profile you will need to create one. Until you receive an email from our Administration Team, you won't need to do anything.
Administration and support roles
The Administration team manages the various support departments throughout the theatre. The Administration team directly oversees:
Cast and Crew application processes, including police check screening and training requirements
Ticketing, and Front of House
VIP and Hospitality for our Guests
Catering for the Cast and Crew
Various technical requirements, Website and newsletter
Front of house
Front of house is responsible for the entrance to the theatre and foyer. They are also responsible for the preparation of promotional displays in the foyer, and assisting patrons find their seats.
Hospitality and VIP
Hospitality facilitates the VIP's, and other special guests Adelaide Gang Show entertains during performances. Hospitality maintains the VIP suite and ensures our special guests have an enjoyable evening and performance.
Personnel manage the movement of the people through out the theatre. The personnel department manages theatre security, first aid and health and welfare of the Cast and Crew; both during rehearsals and during the theatre season.
The catering department is responsible for "Feeding the Masses!" The Catering team makes sure that the entire Gang has enough sustenance to get through each rehearsal and each show performance. They organise the meals for the all day, and weekend rehearsals, as well as snacks and beverages for each of the rehearsals and breaks at the theatre performances.
Ticket sales oversees the admission sales for theatre performances. This department is responsible for maintaining the online ticket sales portal, as well phone bookings and enquiries.
The marketing department is responsible for the marketing of the show - Posters, advertising, media coverage, etc. In addition they manage the various fundraising efforts throughout the season, and attracts and manages various sponsorship deals.
Souvenirs and Merchandise
Located in the theatre foyer, Merchandise and souvenirs are responsible for the sales of show memorabilia. This department additionally sells refreshments, and programs before the production and during intervals.
Technical and stage crew
Are you one of those awesome parents who are interested in what their kids are doing and want to be involved, but don’t know how?
We have the answer for you! Come along and be part of the Adelaide Gang Show backstage crew. You get to enjoy the company of other people just like you and participate in the fun and adventure of theatre week! You don’t need special skills, but if you have any building/ painting/ electrical skills that’s a massive bonus! If you can handle a paintbrush and you can move a chair from point A to point B, then you have all the qualifications we need.
We hold workshops regularly at Clovelly Park Scout Hall so please email me and I will happily send you our schedule and address for workshops.
Co-ordinating and operating all the speakers, amplifiers, foldbacks, inputs, outputs, line mics, lapel mics, shotgun mics, skull mics, orchestra mics, and a host of other things mere mortals don't understand is the audio team. The Audio team ensures that the quality of sound received by our audience is second to none, and is well mixed. As well as balancing the output needs of the various aspects of the show - fold back and speaker outputs to various departments.
Providing the links between front of stage and back of stage is the communications team. The communications team establish radio communications to ensure all the departments know what is happening and when. Communications manage the cast calling system, and ensure our hundred cast members know when they are required on stage.
Costume and Wardrobe
Our wardrobe team is essential in ensuring our Cast looks amazing on stage. This team designs and coordinates the costumes for our 18 act show for over 100 Cast, with spectacular results.
Electrical ensures that adequate power is being run throughout the theatre, and to the right places. Only qualified electricians may apply.
When miners need shovels, the detectives need magnifying glasses, the king needs a crown, or the pirate needs a parrot, the Hand Props team provides. The team sources or makes everything that's needed for the show, and then coordinates getting it on and off stage at the right time.
The Lighting Team would have you believe "it's all done with mirrors and string", but they actually use a full theatre lighting setup to set moods, times of day and general ambiance as well as spotlights and intelligent lighting effects.
Loft are the ones operating the fly-gallery, and are responsible for changing large scenes in a matter of seconds. Life up in the loft is a little different, because you're always looking at the top of peoples' heads, although it's quite fast paced and very skillful work.
Makeup deal with all the beards, moustaches, wigs, wrinkles, clown faces, hairdo's, and other appearance-altering effects in the show, and sometimes throw in a tattoo or two here or there...
This is the team responsible for turning sheets of plywood into train stations, football stadiums, pigs, trees, rocks, city streets, and any other backdrop that a stage item calls for.
Stage props work closely with Scenic Art during the workshop period to build the variety of magnificent sets required for each year's show, and then during the show they do all of the moving of heavy objects when the curtain goes down.
This team is responsible for all special visuals you might see on stage. They coordinate and manage the stage visual projectors, develop our intermission and finale' slide shows and manage the video elements throughout the show acts.