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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
    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


Company Manager

The Company Manager serves as local contact for all artists for each Huntington Theatre Company production during their residence in Boston.  

JOB DUTIES:

  • Makes travel arrangements for visiting artists.
  • Arranges housing for visiting artists including specific artist requests prior to their arrival in Boston.
  • Greets guest artists when they arrive in Boston.
  • Maintains 12 permanent apartments and rental apartments used as artist housing by arranging cleaning and ensuring all linens, appliances, etc. are well maintained.
  • Maintains company management seasonal budget.
  • Keeps guest artists satisfied in order to ensure high quality of performance.
  • Negotiates with vendors including cleaning services, travel agents, caterers, bartenders, etc. 
  • Coordinates the activities of the Company Management department with other departments within the organization.
  • Coordinates actor’s needs and artist travel plans with Stage Management.
  • Coordinates first rehearsal, opening and closing night functions.
  • Covers rehearsals and show curtains to attend to any specific artist needs.
  • Attends production meetings and reports on artist travel schedules.
  • Draft and negotiate artist contracts.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous Company Management in a professional theater.
  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent. 
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills as well as demonstrated organizational abilities required. 
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously and capable of responding quickly and appropriately to the often personal needs of guest artists.
  • Proficiency with Word and Excel as well as experience with a calendar program (i.e. MS Outlook).
  • Proficiency with Access and Tessitura is helpful but not required.
  • Possess knowledge of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA).  Knowledge of United Scenic Artists (USA) and Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) rules and policies is a plus.
  • Events Management experience is a plus. 
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Some physical labor is required. 

 


Customer Service Representative

The Box Office Representative handles 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 and may be called upon to assist in training and supervision of part-time and work study representatives.
  • 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.
  • Maintains the VIP Ticketing report on a weekly basis.
  • Special assignments regarding outside theatre bookings when needed.

Qualifications:  

  • 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.

 


 

Lead Scenic Artist

The Lead Scenic Artist assists the Charge Scenic Artist in all aspects of daily paint shop operation including managing the use and organization of the workspace.  In collaboration with the Charge and coordinating with other production departments, executes the painting of all scenery for the Huntington Theatre Company, which usually includes working on several projects simultaneously.  In absence of the Charge Scenic Artist, the Lead Scenic Artist is expected to cover duties normally covered by the Charge.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Assists in all aspects of the execution of the scenic design in full-scale as it pertains to texture, paint and paint finish, with accurate color and style representation from the renderings, research and plans.
  • Paints Scenery for Productions
  • Mixes colors according to Designer renderings
  • Supervises and trains part time staff and students. Assigns tasks and manages workflow as needed in order to meet production needs, schedule, and budget.
  • Coordinates space requirements including working with the Huntington staff and BU students/staff to make best use of available space.
  • Maintains paint supplies and equipment for the paint shop, including making shop improvements as needed or directed by Charge.
  • Trains and assists part time staff and students in technique and materials applications as well the required skills and duties of the various paint department positions.
  • Follows and promotes safe working practices in the use of shop tools and equipment. Instructing all personnel in the proper use and handling of materials including adherence to and promotion of safety regulations and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned by Charge Scenic Artist.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. or B.S. in theatre, studio or fine arts.
  • 4-6 years of experience in scenic painting or the equivalent.
  • Knowledge of geometry for accurate layout and design.
  • Must have figure drawing experience, knowledge of 3D sculpting and execution ability.
  • Several years’ education in painting techniques and theory in addition to carving, faux finishing, and woodworking skills. 
  • Understand carpentry tools, grades of paintbrushes, sprayers, and carving and sculpting tools as well as the knowledge of cleaning and maintenance for these tools. 
  • Able to use hand/power tools and materials properly and safely.
  • Must have a familiarity with scenic design and stage carpentry, inventory control, as well as supervisory experience.
  • Time management and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and climbing ladders.
  • Experience in an educational setting preferred, but not required.

Overhire Draper

The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking overhire drapers for the exciting  2015-2016 season in the  costume shop.  Ideal candidates will have minimum 2-3 years’ experience draping in a professional costume shop.  Mostly women’s builds, although familiarity with alterations on pulled/rented menswear, a must.  Shop works a 40-hour week, with possible addition of one weekend day per show.  Must be able to work quickly while maintaining our high production values, and to work independently.  All shows are set in 1900-present.   Interviews will occur during June 2015. 


Scenic Carpenter

The Scenic Carpenter determines the specifications and executes and/or supervises the construction of specific scenic elements as assigned by the Technical Director for the Huntington Theatre Company

JOB DUTIES:

  • Works all load-ins and strikes and OT calls as required. 
  • Must be able to read blueprints & will occasionally be expected to work directly from design drawings
  • Should be skilled in layout techniques and able to execute layout for various scenic elements.
  • Participates hands-on in the construction of Scenery.
  • Participates in rigging; and installation of stage machines; and scenery installation
  • Adheres to safe working practices in general, and regarding the use of scene shop tools and equipment.
  • Assists in maintenance and upkeep of shop tools and spaces.
  • Occasionally supervises a team of casual labor and/or students in fabricating or installing scenery
  • Participates in additional HTC events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. or equivalent in Technical Production and/or three years equivalent work experience in a professional scene shop.
  • A good knowledge of materials and the proper use of each for scenery construction, particularly wood, metal and plastics.  Experience fabricating in wood and steel.
  • Knowledgeable in the safe use of typical wood shop machine and hand power tools.
  • Experience with stage rigging and the use of a single purchase line set system.
  • Knowledgeable in safe use metal fabrication equipment and of light gauge steel welding and fabrication techniques.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication of light gauge steel is preferred.
  • Experience with stage machinery, winches, computers and motion operation is preferred.
  • Must possess a keen awareness of shop safety and procedures and be confident in customary scenery construction.
  • The ability to lift 50-100 lbs is required as is the ability to work at heights of 60+ ft.

 


 

Subscriptions Coordinator

The Subscription Coordinator implements season subscription campaign. This position processes renewal and new subscription orders. This individual designs and distributes season subscription financial reports and sales tallies, oversees daily bank deposits,  and assists Marketing Director with subscription renewal mailings. The Subscriptions Coordinator also assists the Audience Services Manager with operations of the Box Office and Subscription department

JOB DUTIES:

  • Processes new and renewal subscription orders.
  • Trains and supervises work-study and casual labor in all subscription related activities.
  • During peak subscription period, generates computer reports, assists Marketing Director with implementing printing and packaging of renewal mailings, and oversee printing, packaging, and mailing of subscription tickets.
  • Monitors accounts receivable and payable while keeping accurate files of subscriber activities.
  • Acts as a liaison to subscribers in dealing with problems and at special events.
  • Tallies sales and provides senior Management staff with financial and marketing reports.
  • Oversees seating and ticketing of season subscribers.
  • Acts as a liaison with telemarketing department.
  • Assists the Audience Services Manager in supervising staff, opening and closing the Box Office, and selling and processing of single tickets.
  • Oversees bank deposits.
  • Provides annual end-of-season subscription analysis with recommendations for senior management staff.
  • Maintains the VIP Ticketing report on a weekly basis.
  • Special assignments regarding outside theatre bookings when needed.

Qualifications:  

  • 2 years of college or equivalent
  • 1 year professional box office experience.
  • Elementary accounting.
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Computer operation including computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet program and word processing.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

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