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The recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company since its founding in 1982. The Huntington brings together superb local and national talent to produce a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current each season. 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 Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. The Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form.  The Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment.  African Americans, Asian Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.

To Apply for Open Positions except Calderwood Front of House & Part Time Sales Associate:

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
    jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

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

For all other positions, please follow the directions with in the body of the listing.


 

Assistant Lighting Supervisor

The Assistant Lighting Supervisor supports the work of the lighting and projections department under the direction of the Lighting and Projections Supervisor for all Huntington Theatre Company productions and events in all of our venues.  Key player on the lighting team, with responsibilities in such areas as plot prep, running crews and crew calls, programming and run crew work as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Assists the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in their duties as needed - including creation and maintenance of production paperwork, preparing and installing shows and events, supervising crews and crew calls, interfacing with designers and stage management, documenting and overseeing departmental procedures and practices, and maintaining and promoting a professional work atmosphere.
  • Responsible for executing department operations in the Lighting and Projections Supervisor’s absence.
  • Fulfill the duties of production Lighting and Projections Supervisor when deemed necessary by the demands of the show or the season.
  • Assists in the development of lighting department staff skills and efficiency.  May include mentoring and advising apprentices, hired assistants, and crew members.  
  • Assigns, supervises, and allocates work to members of the crew as required. 
  • Assists with inventory management between various spaces.
  • Provides maintenance, repair, and organization for all related workspaces, equipment, and systems, including performance and support areas.
  • Ensures all personnel working in the lighting department use all tools, materials and equipment with proper safe practices and use appropriate protection equipment.  Provides training when necessary.
  • Assists with and/or supervises special events, projects and rentals as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. in Technical Theatre Study or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of professional experience
  • Familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of basic lighting equipment.
  • Have knowledge and skill in the operation of computer controlled consoles and dimmers (primarily ETC equipment), and knowledge in the set-up, operation and repair of DMX controlled equipment such as scrollers, automated lighting fixtures, color-changing LED fixtures, and effects equipment. 
  • Must be able to read and execute lighting plans and be able to operate lighting software such as Lightwright and Vectorworks.
  • Must have experience hiring and supervising crews.
  • Must be comfortable using ladders and fall arrest equipment since the production facilities have a grid and line sets, catwalks, loading rails, etc,
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds. 
  • Works independently and manages time well. 


Calderwood Management Assistant

The Calderwood Management Assistant provides clerical and accounting support for all operations at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  Additionally, assists in managing events taking place in the building, including building openings and closings, while providing excellent customer service and information to all patrons, tenants, and clients.  Includes some front of house staff or house management shifts. 

 

The major responsibilities of the position include:

 

  • Coordinate with Director of Theatre Operations to assist with financial functions of the Calderwood Pavilion including invoice generation and tracking, completion of filing of accounting forms, filing and organizing revenue and expense records.
  • Coordinate all office tasks such as mail runs, courier coordination, supply orders, and organizational filing, etc.
  • Ensure the building’s calendar is accurate and up-to-date
  • Assist in managing volunteer usher communications and scheduling.  Responsible for maintaining volunteer usher database records.
  • Assist with concessions inventory monitoring and purchasing
  • Manage setup and breakdown of events and functions in the building, including bar amenities
  • Assist with building coverage for performance and events, including opening and closing responsibilities
  • Act as on-site point person for event clients to ensure that they have the supplies and equipment necessary for their event, to coordinate deliveries and pick ups, and other event details
  • Calderwood Management Assistant will also receive TIPS training and FOH training.

 

 

Qualifications:  

  • 1-2 years of previous administrative experience required. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are necessary for this position.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are extremely helpful.
  • Experience with Tessitura and/or Artifax preferred
  • The position holder should possess the ability to prioritize, multi-task and process assignments quickly and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • This person must be able to work positively and effectively in fast-paced, stressful situations.
  • Background in theatre is recommended.
  • Experience with concessions sales or customer service are helpful.

 


House Electrician-Huntington Avenue Theatre

The House Electrician-Huntington Avenue Theatre assists the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in the mounting of the design of four Huntington productions each season, in addition to reviewing the plots of renters of the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Assists in the supervision of freelance staff in the load in/focus/strike and maintenance of Huntington and rental productions.  Programs and operates the lighting systems, and maintains the lighting plot during the run of the productions. Will also supervise any additional production staff such as deck electricians or follow spot operators. Oversees and maintains all electrics equipment in the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Assists on special events and Calderwood Pavilion productions as needed.  

JOB DUTIES:

  • Prepares, and installs the plots for assigned Huntington Production and Rentals, and helps supervise the crew during pre-production, load-in, dress rehearsals, and previews.  Programs light cues, executes the show, and takes production notes during meetings as needed.
  • Operates and maintains the related physical and technical aspects, and upholds the artistic intent of the production during the run. 
  • Provides assistance, guidance, training, and supervision to rental users under the direction of the Huntington Lighting Supervisor.
  • Assists with special events as required which may involve work not directly related to electrics, such as setting up tables, chairs, seating risers, or various production work in other departments.
  • Designs and Programs lights for special events, parties, and one-off performances.
  • Opens and closes the facility when required.
  • Assists with Huntington productions produced at venues other than the Huntington Avenue Theatre as required. 
  • Uses safe practices regarding the use of production systems, equipment and work habits as well as instructing others in safety practices.
  • Maintains related equipment, systems, and workspaces in the Huntington Avenue Theatre, including performance and support areas.
  • Coordinates with the Huntington staff, production staff and rental users to formulate plans and schedules for the smooth and efficient running of the productions.
  • Consults with designers, stage managers, and rental staff regarding the implementation of the production, specifically during load-in, focus, and technical rehearsals.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of professional theatrical lighting experience.
  • Must be familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of basic lighting equipment. Have knowledge and skill in the operation of ETC consoles and dimmer racks, and knowledge of DMX controlled equipment such as lusters, automated lighting fixtures, and effects equipment. 
  • Must be able to read and execute lighting plans and be able to operate lighting software such as Lightwright and Vectorworks.
  • The nature of production facilities with a grid and line sets, catwalks, loading rails, etc, requires the use of ladders and fall arrest equipment and create a considerable hazard, requiring applicants to possess physical mobility and capability. 
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds. 

 


 

House Electrician-Calderwood Pavilion

The House Electrician assists the Master Electrician and Associate Calderwood Pavilion Manager in the mounting of the design for three to four Huntington productions each season, in addition to reviewing the plots of renters of the Calderwood Pavilion.  Assists in the supervision of freelance staff in the load in/focus/strike and maintenance of Huntington and rental productions.  Programs and operates the lighting systems, and maintains the lighting plot during the run of the productions. Will also supervise any additional production staff such as deck electricians or follow spot operators. Oversees and maintains all electrics equipment in the Calderwood Pavilion.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Prepares, and installs the plots for assigned Huntington Production and Rentals, and supervises the crew during pre-production, load-in dress rehearsals, and previews.  Programs light cues, executes the show, and takes production notes during meetings.
  • Operates and maintains the related physical and technical aspects, and upholds the artistic intent of the production during the run. 
  • Provides assistance, guidance, training, and supervision to rental users under the direction of the Calderwood Staff and/or Master Electrician.
  • Assists with special events as required which may involve work not directly related to electrics, such as setting up tables, chairs, seating risers, or various production work in other departments.
  • Designs and Programs lights for special events, parties, and one-off performances.
  • Opens and closes the facility when required.
  • Assists with Huntington productions produced at venues other than the Calderwood Pavilion as required. 
  • Uses safe practices regarding the use of production systems, equipment and work habits as well as instructing others in safety practices.
  • Maintains related equipment, systems, and workspaces in the Pavilion, including performance and support areas.
  • Coordinates with the Pavilion Staff, production staff and rental users to formulate plans and schedules for the smooth and efficient running of the productions.
  • Consults with designers, stage managers, and rental staff regarding the implementation of the production, specifically during load-in, focus, and technical rehearsals.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of professional theatrical lighting experience.
  • Must be familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of basic lighting equipment. Have knowledge and skill in the operation of ETC consoles and dimmer racks, and knowledge of DMX controlled equipment such as lusters, automated lighting fixtures, and effects equipment. 
  • Must be able to read and execute lighting plans and be able to operate lighting software such as Lightwright, Vectorworks, and/or CAD. 
  • The nature of production facilities with a grid and line sets, catwalks, loading rails, etc, requires the use of ladders and fall arrest equipment and create a considerable hazard, requiring applicants to possess physical mobility and capability. 
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds. 


Scene ShopForeman

The Scene Shop Foreman supervises the Huntington Theatre Company’s builds on the shop floor during the season, supporting 3 theatre spaces in Boston, MA, leading and organizing a staff of seven and any additional over-hire carpenters, while also spending significant time in the hands-on construction of scenery.

We will be moving into a new shop currently being outfitted in Everett, MA for a scheduled June, 2017 move-in, so this is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to get in at the start of a new endeavor, and assist in shaping the programing and work flow of the Scene shops, contributing to the development of a template that will guide the shops and the construction of scenery at the Huntington Theatre Company for the next 10-20 years.  

The major responsibilities of the position include:

  • Assists TD, ATD’s and office in scheduling, layout and execution of the construction of scenery; and constructs scenery as required by the needs of the project. Will occasionally be expected to work directly from design drawings.
  • Supervises the staff, over-hire and student labor while controlling the flow of work on the shop floor.
  • Checks and approves the quality of all work before it moves on to paint, storage, or stage.
  • Assists with monitoring and enforcing safe and healthy working practices by Scenery staff and any others present in workshops and on stage.
  • Coordinates with other production departments on the progress and flow of work; organizes shop space use in concert with the TD, Charge Scenic Artist, and BUT Student Shop Supervisor.
  • Participates in the installation and strike of each Huntington production as needed, supervising crews as assigned.  Weekend and holiday work can be expected, sometimes on short notice.
  • Maintains and follows a regular schedule of inventory and tool maintenance as defined by the Technical Director, coordinating with other scene shop staff.
  • Assists in and oversees some aspects of shops and facility maintenance.
  • Coordinates with TD and office staff in scheduling deliveries by vendors and trucking and shipping from the shops to and from the theatre and other clients

Qualifications:  

  • B.A./B.S. in Technical Theatre Study or the equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of professional experience; experience managing work calls and crews preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to read designer prints and technical drawings and accurately translate them into finished scenery. 
  • Proficiency in fabricating in wood, steel, aluminum and plastics is necessary.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of shop machine and power tools, and welding equipment, their maintenance, and safe operation.
  • Must be proficient in welding steel; proficiency in aluminum welding preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable in the safe use of line sets and chain motors, including rigging and use of rigged items up to 2500 pounds, and have the ability to supervise and train others in use of the same.
  • Must be familiar with maintenance, operation and installation of stage and scenery equipment such as winches and pneumatics.
  • Experience with hydraulics and the operation and programming of motion control systems is preferred.

The draper will lead a team for our productions of “Merrily We Roll Along”- Aug. 7- Sept. 13, 207, “Tartuffe”- Oct. 9-Nov. 15, 2017, and “Top Girls”-Dec. 18, 2017- Jan. 26, 2018, to be produced in the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Position is paid hourly, the work week will be 40 hours and some overtime will be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither housing nor travel is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience as a draper in a professional costume shop, and as such be able to drape or draft costumes as rendered by the costume designer, and supervise the cutting and construction of costumes by your team.
  • Conduct fittings with costume designer, and keep the build on schedule.
  • Experience with fitting and altering rented and purchased costumes, adhering strictly to accepted practices for rented costumes.
  • Must have experience with a wide variety of materials, proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines, and excellent communication skills.
  • Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times, and manage own workload and that of team, under the supervision of the costume director.

 


Temporary Draper

The draper will lead a team for our productions of “Merrily We Roll Along”- Aug. 7- Sept. 13, 207, “Tartuffe”- Oct. 9-Nov. 15, 2017, and “Top Girls”-Dec. 18, 2017- Jan. 26, 2018, to be produced in the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Position is paid hourly, the work week will be 40 hours and some overtime will be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither housing nor travel is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience as a draper in a professional costume shop, and as such be able to drape or draft costumes as rendered by the costume designer, and supervise the cutting and construction of costumes by your team.
  • Conduct fittings with costume designer, and keep the build on schedule.
  • Experience with fitting and altering rented and purchased costumes, adhering strictly to accepted practices for rented costumes.
  • Must have experience with a wide variety of materials, proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines, and excellent communication skills.
  • Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times, and manage own workload and that of team, under the supervision of the costume director.

 

Stitchers

The Huntington Theatre Company costume shop is seeking qualified stitchers for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from August, 2017-Feb. 2018.  Two temporary full-time positions are open, for a 40-hour work week with a small amount of overtime needed the week before tech.  Positions are paid hourly.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in a professional costume shop.
  • Have a familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials, and be proficient at operating industrial sewing machines.
  • Have good hand-sewing skills.
  • Be able to follow directions, ask appropriate questions, remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Knowledge of basic garment construction, including pressing, fabric preparation, common closures.
  • Ideal candidates will be punctual, personable, and interested in building their skills.

The Huntington Theatre Company costume shop is seeking qualified stitchers for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from August, 2017-Feb. 2018.  Two temporary full-time positions are open, for a 40-hour work week with a small amount of overtime needed the week before tech.  Positions are paid hourly.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in a professional costume shop.
  • Have a familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials, and be proficient at operating industrial sewing machines.
  • Have good hand-sewing skills.
  • Be able to follow directions, ask appropriate questions, remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Knowledge of basic garment construction, including pressing, fabric preparation, common closures.
  • Ideal candidates will be punctual, personable, and interested in building their skills.

 Please include two references in application.


Calderwood Front of House

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff for the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Become a part of the most exciting space for the performing arts in Boston. The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts is a theatre complex that hosts a wide range of Boston theatre companies including the Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others.

Qualifications:
We are searching for dependable, outgoing individuals who enjoy the arts and interacting with the public to join our Front of House team. Responsibilities include ticket scanning, ushering, concessions sales, bartending (training provided), and supervising volunteers. Must have evening and weekend availability but some daytime availability is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent customer service and organization skills.

Compensation:  This position is part time.  It pays $10 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.


How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to:

Katrina Alix

Calderwood Pavilion House Manager

527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

kalix@huntingtontheatre.org


Wigmasters

The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking overhire wigmasters for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018.

This is a run crew position for Huntington Avenue Theatre productions, with runs of five weeks, eight shows a week.  Duties include maintaining the original design and set of custom wigs, putting wigs on actors and removing them, performing quick changes, cleaning wigs, and supervising makeup.These positions are paid hourly and some overtime may be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Must have experience in professional theatre, and be familiar with dressing and maintaining custom human-hair wigs.

Be punctual and reliable, and remain calm and professional at all times.

Communicate well with designers, actors, stage managers and costume director.

Have good organizational skills.

Be willing and able to adjust schedule to needs of each show, depending on amount of maintenance required.

Please include two references in application.


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