Decorating skills are needed for setting the ambiance of a set, "fluffing" the look of things before students enter prom, and helping with setting the tables in the ballroom. If you have design or decorating experience, let us know that in your notes too.
This team is made up of individuals who agree to run errands for Directors. This group reports to either the Design Director or Resource Director and one of them signs off on how much time was spent accomplishing the errands they needed to have done. Dates may vary on when the errand work is done. Most members of this team will complete their work prior to prom day.
* Floral Team
You will be helping with floral preparation jobs for prom. These may take place at home, a workday, or during prom setup on prom day.
* Office Work from Home
Minimum requirements for any of these tasks include internet access, email access, active virus protection software, and the MS Office or Google Drive. Priority for these positions will be given to people driving more than 100 miles to prom. Excel: Generally, we only need one or two people with this skillset. Assignments involve preparing reports from information we give you – adding columns, arranging data, adding report titles, inserting mathematical functions, etc. Moderate to advanced knowledge and experience with Excel is required. Knowledge of Airtable or other event planning app is a plus.
Organizers are needed in a variety of capacities, including organizing things, such as: Storage, Props on Prom Day, Boxes of decor, and organizing processes and/or systems like Teardown, Setup, Packing the moving truck, & Workdays. Organizers report to the Design Director or the Resource Director. They may also work closely with, and under the direction of the Organizer/Storage Lead.
* People Skills
Our leadership team is always looking for parents with excellent people skills to help with a variety of interactive tasks, such as phone calling, speaking with business owners about donations, sharing with new parents, etc.
* Phone Calling
Callers make phone calls on behalf of DMVHP for one of the Directors. Calls for the Parent Participation Lead help unassigned families find a task to do or give information to parents regarding tasks they have signed up to do. Calls for the Group Seating Lead help group hosts complete their group's invitations. Members of this team either report to the Parent Participation Coordinator and the Director over that area or to the Group Seating Coordinator and the Director over that area. Dates for this task vary according to when we need phone calls made. FYI - Date listed for this job is prom day - but it is very unlikely that would be your assigned date for making calls.
* Pickup/Delivery with my truck/trailer
From the time set construction begins, there always seems to be a need to transport set materials from one place to another for updating. As prom draws closer, props need to be transported from one place to another, and on the day of prom, some items may need to be transported to the hotel. Borrowed items must be returned after prom as well. If you have a truck and/or trailer that can transport large objects, we can use your help getting these items from one place to another. Pickup and delivery team members report to the Design Director or the Resource Director.
* Post-Prom - Clean up Team
This team begins tearing down the prom decorations and re-storing all of the DMVHP reusable items for storage immediately following prom. Your team lead will be contacting you a couple of weeks prior to prom. If you are interested in being one of the captains on this job, please put that in your notes. Check-in for your shift is at the Reception / Parent Participation.
* Prom Night: Ballroom Attendant / Special Meals Team
The Ballroom Attendant/Special Meals Team reports to the Special Meals Coordinator and the Ballroom Director. Team members assist students with finding their tables, and then later work to ensure that students with special dietary needs receive their correct meals. Other jobs throughout the evening may include answering general questions from the students, and helping students with a problem get directed to the right area. This team must agree to and sign the "Night of Prom Adult Staff Agreement", and attend the Night of Prom training meeting a few weeks in advance of prom. You must be able to read reasonably well in a darkened environment, including a list of student names and table numbers, as well as a map of the ballroom. You should familiarize yourself with the ballroom and pre-function maps to help students find where things are. You must be able to stand for long periods of time, and should arrive in proper attire for the job you have been assigned. You will need to work for the benefit of all students, and understand attendants may not even see their own children.
* Prom Night: Ballroom Cast
Ballroom Cast serve in several areas throughout the prom evening, including greeting students in the student check-in line, welcoming them as they arrive in the ballroom, as well as chaperoning the students on the dance floor, seating area, and throughout the ballroom all evening. Ballroom Cast Members are required to rent, purchase, or make an appropriate costume for the evening's theme, approved by the team captain. A boxed dinner will be provided for you to enjoy on your break. All Night of Prom workers must attend the mandatory Night of Prom Training meeting approximately 3 weeks prior to prom.
* Prom Night: Candid Photographer
Candid photographers take photos throughout the evening in the Check-in, Ballroom, and Prefunction areas. Photographers are required to have a certain type of camera and will have a conversation with the candid photography team lead before being assigned this position. All photos are uploaded to the prom account throughout the event and are the property of DMVHP. Your attire for the evening is to consist of black dress slacks or skirt and a nice white dress shirt with comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet most of the evening. All attire must meet the same dress code requirements as we have for the students. You can find those details on our website.
* Prom Night: Candid Photography Assistant
Candid photography assistants work to assist the photographers throughout the prom area as well as serving the students by taking photos for students with the students' own cameras or smartphones. Service on this team will not be confirmed until you have had a phone interview with the team lead. All Night of Prom jobs also have a mandatory Night of Prom Training Meeting. Please do not accept this job if you cannot attend the training meeting.
* Prom Night: First Aid Team
First Aid Team members are medically trained parents who serve students or staff needing medical assistance throughout the night of prom. Supplies are provided by DMVHP. Team members report to the Sentinel Team Lead.
* Prom Night: Photographer (Professional Sets)
Provide professional photography on night of prom. All photos are the property of DMVHP and may not be resold or used for other purposes without express written consent. All parents working onsite during prom must attend the mandatory Night of Prom Training meeting. Your attire for the evening is to consist of black dress slacks or skirt and a nice white dress shirt with comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet most of the evening. All attire must meet the same dress code requirements as we hold the students to. You can find those details on our website.
* Prom Night: Photography Review Team
Photography Reviewers serve on the Photography Tech Team. Team members work onsite reviewing photos that the Photography Tech Team are uploading throughout prom night. Photography experience is not necessary, but you should be comfortable using the internet. All parents working onsite during prom must attend the mandatory Night of Prom Training meeting. Your service on this team is not confirmed until you have completed a phone interview with the supervising team lead. Your supervising lead will give you the details after the interview phone call.
* Prom Night: Photography Tech Team
Photography Tech Team assists the Candid Photography Team all night by reviewing, organizing and completing the upload of images from the individual photographers' camera cards. All parents working onsite during prom must attend the mandatory Night of Prom Training meeting. Your attire for the evening is to consist of black dress slacks or skirt and a nice white dress shirt with comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet most of the evening. All attire must meet the same dress code requirements as we hold the students to. You can find those details on our website.
* Prom Night: Pre-Function Cast
Pre-Function Cast Members are assigned a role in the Pre-Function Area, which will include dressing in costume, serving students as they visit the set where you are assigned, taking photos for the students with their own cameras, posing for pictures with the students and possibly assisting with games or activities at your set. Unlike the Ballroom Cast (who serve in the Ballroom primarily), you will serve in the Pre-Function Area at designated sets. You will have a dinner break, with a light meal provided for you. There is no fee to serve in this role, however there is the cost of making, renting, or purchasing an appropriate costume for your role, to be approved by the Team Lead. Taking a Night of Prom position requires attendance at the mandatory Night of Prom training meeting approximately 3 weeks before prom.
* Prom Night: Reception Team
This position serves at the reception tables where guests and adult workers check-in before prom, and where teardown workers check-in after prom, as well as various other tasks that help the night run smoothly. A light meal will be provided for these team members during the evening. All Night of Prom jobs require attendance at the mandatory Night of Prom Training Meeting 3 weeks prior to prom. Please do not accept this job if you cannot attend the training meeting. Your attire for the evening is to consist of black dress slacks or skirt and a nice white dress shirt with comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet most of the evening. All attire must meet the same dress code modesty requirements as we expect from the students. You can find those details on our website.
* Prom Night: Red Carpet Team
This team serves during dress check and student check-in hours to make a calm, peaceful atmosphere during dress check on the red carpet and in the area where students have to wait if they are pulled for a dress code issue. Part of your job will be to assist the students with understanding the available options before quick fixes are done to garments. Team members should have a patient and kind disposition and have experience showing love and grace during a stressful situation. This team also moves from the hotel side to the prom convention center side to serve throughout prom, assisting students with staying in dress code. All Night of Prom positions require attendance at the mandatory Night of Prom Training Meeting approximately 3-4 weeks prior to prom.
* Prom Night: Sentinels
Sentinel team members are selected by and report directly to the Sentinel Lead. The Sentinel Team serves throughout the evening keeping the perimeter secure, assisting students with various needs, escorting students who must leave the secure area for any reason, and providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all in attendance. Night of Prom workers must attend the Mandatory Night of Prom Training Meeting approximately 3 weeks prior to prom.
* Prom Night: Student Check-In Team
Work on the night of prom to get students through the check-in process efficiently and quickly. These team members are our student's first impression of prom. As such, it is vital these folks are friendly and welcoming. Please be aware that members of this team do not have access into the prom secure area. All members of Night of Prom teams must attend the Night of Prom Training meeting. Your attire for the evening is to consist of black dress slacks or skirt and a nice white dress shirt with comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet most of the evening. You may be notified by your lead if there are any changes to your required attire. All attire must meet the same dress code requirements as we hold the students to. You can find those details on our website.
* Research from Home
Work as required from home, using the telephone, the internet and other resources to find information needed by one of the Directors and/or the Executive Team.
There are opportunities for seamstresses to serve before prom as well as night of prom. Seamstresses working from home or at a work day must provide their own sewing machine. Before prom, they hem sashes and tablecovers, make costumes, and create decorative items. Prom provides the fabric, directions, and supplies; you just need to be able to sew. Please let us know in the notes if you are comfortable sewing costumes or would rather stick to straight lines. Both kinds of sewing jobs need to be done each year. Night of Prom Seamstresses work directly with the students, and make it possible for them to enjoy the prom after almost any wardrobe malfunction or correction. They serve in the seamstress area throughout the evening. Prom supplies the seamstress area with a hamper full of fabric and lace in several neutral colors, plus a kit containing thread, scissors, pins, and needles is available for each seamstress. In addition, there are shared supplies such as closures, buttons, and several other items that may be needed during the evening.
* Workday Task - Just Tell Me What To Do
Members of this team show up for their assigned workday with the phrase "Just Tell Me What To Do" already on the tip of their tongues. Team members will be helping with whatever preparation jobs need to be done for prom that day. These may include assembling invitations, assembling keepsakes, sorting and organizing various items, etc. Much of this work may be done in a seated position.