Meet the SOPAC Staff

Craig L. Sumberg, Esq.

Craig L. Sumberg, Esq.

Executive Director

Ruth Zamoyta

Ruth Zamoyta

Director of Development

Shana Baer

Shana Baer

Associate Director of Development

Katelyn Fatzler

Katelyn Fatzler

Development Manager

Grayce Coviello  1958-2020

Grayce Coviello 1958-2020

Director of Audience Services

Alicia Whavers

Alicia Whavers

Audience Services Manager

Sheila Corbin Daniels

Sheila Corbin Daniels

Box Office Manager

Michael Guarnaccio

Michael Guarnaccio

Head House Manager

Linda Beard

Linda Beard

Director of Community Engagement

Rich Spector

Rich Spector

South Orange Performing Arts

Dee Billia

Dee Billia

Director of External Relations

Kristin Svorinic

Kristin Svorinic

South Orange Performing Arts

Beth Fylstra

Beth Fylstra

Chief Financial Officer

Kiera Demorin

Kiera Demorin

Office Manager

Chris Figueiredo

Chris Figueiredo

Director of Operations

Jeff Rosolen

Jeff Rosolen

Director of Production

Rob Cruz

Rob Cruz

South Orange Performing Arts

One of the greatest assets at the South Orange Performing Arts Center is the Board of Governors who serve as ambassadors for SOPAC in the community, and lend their expertise and guidance to many aspects of the organization. These dedicated volunteers donate their time and talents to guiding and leading SOPAC. They foster a culture of serving SOPAC’s patrons and the community with arts experiences of the highest quality while adhering to SOPAC’s mission.

Officers

Paul Bartick, Chair
Larry Brodey, Vice-Chair
Randall E. Haase, Treasurer
John Zoubek, Assistant Treasurer 
Jeremy Dobrish, Secretary

Members

Claudine Baptiste
Dr. Paul Desjardins
Matt Epstein
Maureen Gammon
Carol Gardner
Kevin Groob
Julie Mason Groob
Douglas Newman
Rev. Dr. Terry Richardson
Robert Sandow
Leo Sender
Peter W. Shoemaker, PhD
David Stone
Karlyn Volk
Carl Wolf
Johanna L. Wright
Sheena Collum, South Orange Village President
Stephen Schnall, South Orange Village Trustee Liaison
Julie Doran, South Orange Village Center Alliance Liaison

 

The SOPAC volunteer program offers a variety of opportunities for you to get involved whether you prefer office work, ushering or contributing your professional expertise. As a SOPAC volunteer, you will be a valued member of a team of like-minded people who also enjoy giving back to their community.

If you are interested in becoming a SOPAC volunteer, please complete and submit the form below. Volunteers are an integral part of SOPAC’s success!

Benefits

A valuable cultural experience. Learn about the live performing arts events that SOPAC presents. The program provides an unparalleled opportunity to participate in many aspects of a non-profit arts organization.

Enjoy flexible hours. During the presenting season, there are a wide variety of evening and weekend events at which you can work. There are occasional opportunities in the administrative offices.

Receive ticket vouchers. The hours you accrue will earn you vouchers that are good for 2 tickets to a SOPAC-presented event of your choosing.

Positions

Front-of-House: Ushers and front-of-house volunteers are the public face of SOPAC and there are many positions to fill. In this position, you will gain experience in customer relations and help to create a warm, welcoming environment for SOPAC patrons. Duties may include ticket taking, handing out programs, or assisting patrons to their seats.

Administrative: An administrative volunteer can gain an understanding of many areas of theatre management. Activities vary based on the time of year. General tasks include database management, mail merges, general filing, and reception responsibilities.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Audience Services Manager Alicia Whavers at (973) 382-1025 or by email aliciaw@sopacnow.org.

Sign up to Volunteer

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a multidisciplinary arts center that presents innovative artistic and educational cultural experiences through music, theater, dance, comedy and family performances.

SOPAC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

Current Employment Opportunities

Audience Services Assistant (Part-time) 

Box Office Representative (Part-time) 

Merchandise Seller (Part-time)

Promotions Team Member (Part-time)