Applications to serve as volunteers are typically accepted from September 1 to October 31 each year. Due to the global pandemic situation, volunteers for 2020 and 2021 did not have an opportunity to serve. It is our intention that these individuals have priority to serve in the 2022 cast if possible. The Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew consists of 20 able-bodied single young men, ages 16-25, who serve as site workers and technical support for the pageant. Applicants should be spiritually and emotionally mature young men preparing for or having served fulltime missions and recommended by their bishops for this unique opportunity. Participants on the work crew will be assigned a district and will participate in daily required missionary preparation class, devotionals, and pageant meetings. All work crew members will be expected to observe missionary standards, including personal grooming (a missionary haircut and a clean-shaven face).
Work crew members will assist with some technical elements of the pageant, including the stage, props, lighting, site, and Country Fair. Crew members will work closely with pageant staff and cast members. Crew members may serve on either of the two crews (see schedule below). Service on the work crew is physically demanding, and those accepted must be medically certified to be in excellent physical condition to withstand the strain of long work days (12-16 hours) outdoors in heat and high humidity. Accepted work crew members will also need to provide proof of primary insurance coverage and those under 21 will need a signed parental/guardian permission form. Work crew members will also have opportunities to participate in cast activities, including youth baptismal sessions at the Nauvoo Temple. Crew members will need to bring their own temple recommends in order to participate.
Work Crew members are responsible for their own personal expenses and transporation to and from Nauvoo. Upon acceptable completion of their work crew assignment, a travel reimbursement of up to $300.00 will be returned to the work crew member prior to their departure date.