Job Opportunities

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 and Calderwood Front of House Staff, 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

 


 

Annual Fund and Research Coordinator

The Annual Fund and Research Coordinator coordinates Annual Fund program for individual donors giving up to $1,499 (our “Friends” level) based on Huntington fundraising priorities and helps to identify and qualify potential major donor prospects through a systematic research process. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Coordinates day-to-day implementation of an Annual Fund program focused on donors giving up to $1499, working closely with Director of Development Operations and major gifts team.
  • Writes and coordinates direct mail, e-mail, telefunding campaigns, box office fundraising, and the Hunt young donor program. 
  • In concert with Director of Development Operations, Development Database Coordinator and Marketing team, ensures timely production and delivery of fundraising campaigns.
  • Works closely with Development Database Coordinator to ensure accurate recording of gifts, acknowledgments, and recognition as well as to analyze annual fund activities and trends.
  • Functions as primary prospect researcher to create concise, accurate and timely research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, and philanthropic history, while adhering to professional standards such as an individual’s fundamental right to privacy and protecting the confidential information of the Huntington Theatre Company.
  • Maintains prospect research, including rating and ranking information, in the donor database.
  • Works with Director of Development Operations, Senior Director of External Relations, and Major Gift Officers to create and maintain the major gifts prospect pipeline.
  • Keeps current on trends and best practices in annual fund and prospect research.
  • As member of the development team, attends and staffs Huntington events and donor lounge when donors are attending productions, including some evening and weekend events.
  • Provides additional fundraising support as directed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years of annual fund and prospect research experience in a cultural institution or other nonprofit organization.
  • Excellent writing, communications, organizational, and problem-solving skills as well as meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time.
  • Ability to identify, gather, analyze and synthesize complex financial and biographical data from a wide variety of sources including the use of print, electronic, online and Internet-based sources to present the information in a clear summary format.
  • Proficiency in using a donor database system, experience with Tessitura software a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member.
  • Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

 


 

Calderwood Front of House Staff

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.

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

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.bu.edu


Draper

The Draper supervises and executes construction and alteration of costumes for the Huntington Theatre Company’s productions.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Patterns new costumes and alters existing costumes.
  • Measures actors.
  • Supervises and trains First Hands and Stitchers.
  • Conducts costume fittings with the Costume Designer, then assigns work that comes out of fittings.
  • Restocks costumes and assists with general shop projects, including maintenance and inventory.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.F.A. or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of First Hand or Draper experience in a professional costume shop. 
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of draping and patterning for contemporary and period clothing, plus the ability to use these skills for theatrical purposes. 
  • Possess an understanding of fabrics and their uses. 
  • Excellent time management and good interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Must be a willing collaborator, a confident and capable decision-maker and a craftsperson with an artistic eye.

House Carpenter

The House Carpenter is the lead scenery technician of the Calderwood Pavilion. This individual assists the Calderwood Rentals Coordinator and/or rental clients in the mounting of the physical design of productions, and in preparing stock house scenery and equipment for the users. This position assists in the supervision of freelance and user’s staff in the load in/focus/strike and maintenance of their productions.

The House Carpenter is also the lead stage carpenter on Huntington Productions at the Pavilion. He or she acts as the Stage Carpenter for Huntington Productions in the Wimberly and Roberts Theatres.  In doing so determines the scenic operation of the backstage area(s), programs and operates the Scenery and motion systems, and maintains and cleans the scenery during the runs of up to four Huntington Theatre Company productions. The House Carpenter also supervises any additional deck run crew hired for those performances..

JOB DUTIES:

  • Maintains related equipment, systems, and workspaces in the Calderwood Pavilion, including performance and support areas.
  • Uses safe practices regarding use of production systems, equipment and work habits as well as instructs others in safety practices.
  • Supervises the crew during preproduction, load-in, tech rehearsals, and performances.
  • Executes Huntington production show runs while consulting with designers, and stage management regarding the implementation of the production; takes production notes for Scenery department, specifically during load-in and technical rehearsals.
  • On Huntington Theatre Company productions, operates and maintains the related physical and technical aspects, and upholds the artistic intent of the production during the run. Updates TD on progress, repairs, and changes.
  • Provides assistance, guidance, training and supervision to rental users under the direction of the Calderwood Rentals Coordinator and/or Scenery Staff.
  • Assists with special events, projects and rentals as required, which may involve work not directly related to scenery, such as setting up tables, chairs, seating risers, or production work in other departments.
  • Coordinates with the Calderwood Pavilion Staff, production staff and rental users to formulate plans and schedules for the smooth and efficient running of the facility.
  • Opens and closes the facility under the direction of the Calderwood Rentals Coordinator when required.
  • Assists with Huntington productions produced at venues other than the Calderwood Pavilion as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. in Technical Theatre or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of professional experience.
  • Familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of stage and scenery equipment and systems, including line sets, hydraulics, pneumatics, winches, required
  • Programming and operation of motion controlled systems and equipment, preferred.  Ability to learn and safely operate automated motion controlled systems required.
  • Some computer, electrical and motor knowledge is required.
  • Must be able to read designer prints and working drawings, and construct and install scenery from them.
  • Must be able to properly and safely use manual, electric and pneumatic hand tools and construction equipment.
  • Basic painting skills are also required; basic MIG welding skills are preferred.
  • Requires the use of ladders and fall arrest equipment, and creates considerable hazard, requiring applicants to possess physical mobility and capability.
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds.
  • Must be able to work independently and manage time well.

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.

 



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