Applications to serve as volunteers are accepted from September 1 to October 31 each year. The Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew consists of able-bodied single young men, ages 16 and older, 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), media and cell-phone usage.
Work crew members will assist with technical elements of the pageants, 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 18 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. Each person need to bring his own current temple recommend.
Work Crew members are responsible for their own personal expenses and transporation from St. Louis. The pageant provides transportation from the St. Louis airport to Nauvoo. Upon acceptable completion of their work crew assignment, a travel reimbursement (travel receipts are required to be turned in for this reimbursement) of up to $400.00 and will be returned to the work crew member prior to their departure date.
Lodging, food and local transportation for Work and Technical Crew will be provided.