The Usher Corps

Volunteers give the valuable gift of their time and we welcome and appreciate all who contribute in this important way. From ushers to mailing crews, committee members to office assistants, volunteers are an integral part of the daily operation of Miller Auditorium. Volunteering not only enhances Miller activities, but also creates rewarding opportunities for social contact in an exciting atmosphere.

Volunteer Information Center

Volunteer Information for Existing Usher Corps Members

Join the Usher Corps

Thank you for your interest in the Usher Corps. At this time, we are no longer accepting usher applications. Please check back with us.

What is the Usher Corps?

Founded in 1967 with only a handful of people, the Usher Corps has grown to be 250 members strong and consists of a dedicated team of students and community members.

What Ushers Do

Ushers arrive approximately 60 minutes before the posted curtain time for a particular show. They are informed of the specifics for that performance, any schedule changes and emergency policies. Ushers provide many valuable services for our guests including, but not limited to, handing out programs, assist patrons with finding seats, helping with concessions, after performance clean up, etc.


In addition to meeting new friends and catching up with long time friends, ushers often get to enjoy the show they are volunteering for.

How to Sign Up

The Patron Services staff holds informational meetings and training sessions at various times throughout the year.

For more information on joining the Usher Corps or volunteering please view the Usher Quick Reference or contact Shannon Rininger, patron services manager at (269) 387-2320.

Student Employment

The Usher Corps also has many employment opportunities for WMU students. If you are a WMU student interested in working on the patron services staff, please contact Shannon Rininger, patron services manager at (269) 387-2320.