Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University.
TO APPLY FOR OPEN POSITIONS PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF EACH DESCRIPTION:
To Apply for the open positions, except for the Part-Time Sales Associate, please:
Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Peggy J. Novello, Director of Human Resources
Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
281 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Fax: 617 353 8300
in either MS Word or PDF format with the job title in the message subject.
In addition, the Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
The Grant Writer is responsible for writing corporate, foundation and government grant proposals and reports for the Huntington Theatre Company. Is a key member of an 8-person development team who must be able to work independently and in collaboration with members of the senior management team. Reports directly to and works closely with the Director of Development Operations to create institutional giving research, cultivation, and solicitation strategy for institutional donors who provide financial support for the Huntington.
- Build upon an established and dynamic institutional giving program.
- Manage the proposal and report writing for a defined portfolio of existing and prospective funders to raise over $1 million annually.
- Manage the year-round schedule of proposal and reporting deadlines, ensuring that the Huntington maximizes institutional fundraising capacity.
- Write all letters of intent, grant proposals, project budgets, stewardship reports, and any other required grant documentation.
- Research corporate, foundation and government initiatives to identify a pipeline of prospective funding sources.
- Act as key point of contact for corporate, foundation, and government donors.
- Build and maintain online library of Huntington Theatre Company data and program information for use in grant proposals, reports, and other communications.
- Staff Huntington events, donor lounge when funders are attending productions, and assist development colleagues with the annual large-scale fundraising event—the Spotlight Spectacular.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Five or more years of experience in grant writing to successfully achieve fundraising goals, preferably in an arts or cultural institution.
- Strong understanding of the arts funding environment.
- Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
- High level of comfort working with Excel spreadsheets and basic data analysis.
- Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member to put together successful grant proposals.
- Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Experience using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
- Experience using a donor or customer relationship database is a plus.
- Occasional nights and weekend work related to fundraising events.
Part-Time Box Office Representative
The Box Office Representative position (s) handle telephone and window sales for Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Theatre Scene and BU College of Fine Arts, processes single ticket and subscription orders, exchanges, flexpass redemptions and disseminates information to customers.
The major responsibilities of the position include:
- Trained in all aspects of day-to-day operations of the Box Office including telephone and walk up box office window sales .
- Responds to patron inquiries in a polite and professional manner. Understands the policies of the Box Office but also has the authority to make allowances where deemed to be appropriate.
- Transacts sales in Tessitura in the approved manner, quickly and accurately.
- Other clerical duties as assigned including database maintenance and updates.
- Special assignments regarding outside theatre bookings when needed.
- 2 years of college or equivalent
- 1 year professional box office experience.
- Strong customer service and organizational skills.
- Comfortable using computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet programs, email and word processing.
- Excellent attention to detail, confidence, and ability to promote the best interests of the organization while attending to customer concerns.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.