When most people think about Starlight, they remember the Broadway shows or concerts they’ve experienced. Maybe they think about sitting next to the fountain with friends on a beautiful evening or marveling at the iconic towers rising above Swope Park.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to work here? Sitting behind the soundboard or even behind a desk can be exciting but can be challenging, too.
To help combat that, Starlight has created opportunities for the team to take a break from the work day with special activities such as enjoying some ice cream or paid time to volunteer at other organizations. The recent addition of a new vending machine that provides healthier options has been a welcomed change.
A Fun Afternoon
Perhaps the most fun event recently has been a staff scavenger hunt. On a sunny (and warm) Friday afternoon, staff were divided into teams and given the ground rules. There were 50 clues scattered in and around Starlight that touched upon every part of the venue – from donor plaques to washing machines. One member of each team had to stay with the clue sheet in one spot while the others ran around the grounds to find the answers.
“It was a fun challenge to create an organization-wide scavenger hunt, because each department has unique Starlight knowledge,” said Andy Pierce, Manager of Community and Engagement and one of the masterminds behind the scavenger hunt.
Starlight has a lot of long-time staff members as well as a lot of newcomers. It was fun to work together to decipher the clues and find the numbers associated with each location. There was a lot of cooperation and maybe a little bit of smack talk.
The winning team got 45 out of the 50 questions answered correctly and were awarded gift cards for Starbucks.
How Do You Measure Up?
Here are some of the clues that were part of the scavenger hunt. How well do you know Starlight?