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 Web and New Media and Institutional Giving Positions:
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
Web and New Media Coordinator
The Web and New Media Coordinator is responsible for content creation, implementation and maintenance of the Huntington Theatre Company and BostonTheatreScene websites, creative social marketing initiatives, and the creation of multimedia marketing initiatives.
The major responsibilities of the position include:
- Maintains and enhances websites for both Huntington Theatre Company and Boston Theatre Scene.
- Manages all facets of the website using the EpiServer Content Management System and is responsible for front-end development.
- Serves as a primary contact with the Huntington’s external web developer.
- Works collaboratively with the Finance, Human Resources, and Production Departments to maintain intranet sites.
- Researches and recommends new tools, technologies, and social media outlets, and provides support for marketing and technology initiatives within Huntington Theatre Company.
- Participates fully in all marketing events, such as open houses, receptions, and other special events.
- Co-conceives, captures, and edits all Huntington videos for Marketing, Development, and other initiatives.
- Co-creates social media strategies for the Huntington and Boston Theatre Scene including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the Huntington’s blog, and creates the content to populate the channels.
- Ensures that the websites including ecommerce sections are always fully functional and up to date with all pertinent information
- Notifies relevant Huntington staff and outside vendors of issues as they occur and sees them through to resolution.
- Provides training and support to Huntington staff and Calderwood Pavilion rental clients on the websites’ Content Management Systems.
- Coordinates with BostonTheatreScene and Calderwood Pavilion rental clients to present and promote productions and production-related content; ensures branding consistency across all outside vendors.
- Assists with layout and implementation of all e-marketing sales initiatives.
- 3-5 years’ applicable professional experience. Some formal educational coursework would be helpful.
- Knowledge of EpiServer or other website content management system, DreamweaverMX, FireworksMX, Quark, Photoshop and other design software systems.
- Knowledge of FinalCut Pro or other video editing software, experience with video capture equipment, and familiarity with audio extraction/editing programs such as Soundtrack, Logic, or GarageBand helpful.
- Must be pro-active, adept at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, goal-oriented and project-focused with an ability to work in a team as well as with individuals from each department and external partners.
- Must be adept at web project development, evaluation and recommendation of software solutions for particular initiatives.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required.
Institutional Giving Manager
The Institutional Giving Manager is responsible for building a dynamic and proactive institutional giving program for the Huntington Theatre Company. This involves prospect research and cultivation; grant proposal and report writing, and other stewardship for corporate, foundation and government funders. This individual is a key member of a 9-person development team who must be able to work independently and in collaboration with members of the senior management team. This position assists in creating an institutional giving strategy and develops relationships with those who provide financial support.
The major responsibilities of the position include:
- Builds a dynamic and proactive institutional giving program, develops personal relationships and a disciplined practice of regular visits and calls for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporations, foundations and government agencies.
- Manages a defined portfolio of existing funders and prospects to raise over $1 million annually from corporate, foundation and government sources.
- In collaboration with the Director of Development Operations, creates annual institutional fundraising strategy and implementation plans.
- Maintains the year-round schedule of proposal deadlines, ensuring that the Huntington maximizes institutional fundraising capacity.
- Writes all letters of intent, grant proposals, project budgets, and any other required grant documentation.
- Researches corporate, foundation and government initiatives to identify a pipeline of prospective funding sources.
- Ensures that all stewardship reporting requirements are met to ensure compliance with grant requirements and to sustain successful philanthropic partnerships.
- Acts as key point of contact for the majority of the Huntington’s corporate and foundation donors.
- Builds and maintains online library of Huntington Theatre Company data for use in grant proposals and other development communications.
- Strategically deploys senior Huntington artistic and administrative leaders in support of fundraising goals.
- Actively cultivates relationships with institutional donors, encouraging their attendance at Huntington Theatre Company productions, programs and events.
- Staffs 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 and grant management, preferably in an arts or cultural institution; strong understanding of the arts funding environment.
- Advanced knowledge of corporate and foundation fundraising with demonstrated success in securing grants.
- Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail.
- 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; demonstrated ability to work with program staff to put together successful grant proposals.
- Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Experience using a donor database (Tessitura preferred), Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
- Participates fully in all development sponsored activities, such as the annual fundraising event as well as pre- and post-production receptions.