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, 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


Box Office 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.


Communications Manager

The Communications Manager serves as the institutional voice and public representative of the Huntington Theatre Company and is responsible for all public and media relations; oversight of the Huntington’s two websites’ and new media strategies; and institutional positioning and messaging in the press and internally-generated written and video communications.

The major responsibilities of the position include:

Press/Public Relations

  • Writes all press materials for Huntington Theatre Company productions and institutional activities, ensuring consistency and accuracy;
  • Cultivates and maintains all national and local media contacts in order to generate media coverage to position the institution on the local and national theatre and arts scenes, and pitches, arranges, and facilitates all production-related and institutional local and national media coverage (print, radio, TV, online);
  • Coordinates all press nights, including securing press seats and compiling press kits, and finds and circulates all resulting coverage;
  • Coordinates and oversees production and institutional photo and video capture for public relations and marketing purposes;
  • Fields and responds to press and public relations inquiries;
  • Creates and determines publicity/press relations plan to generate continued greater awareness for the institution and support the overall marketing initiatives and institutional partnerships;
  • Applies institutional voice and messaging to materials and publications generated throughout the organization; writes for and collaborates with other departments including development to create strategies and materials.

Website/New Media

  • Oversees the web and new media coordinator, the Huntington’s two websites, and social and multimedia activities;
  • Develops and expands strategies and content to use the Huntington’s website as an effective marketing, sales, and public relations tool;
  • Produces production-related and institutional videos and other media for promotion, fundraising, and institutional positioning;
  • Generates the emarketing calendar and oversees the creation of ecommunications for marketing and development.

Qualifications:  

  • B.A./B.S. in Public Relations or Communications or equivalent, plus 3 to 5 years proven track record of progressively responsible and expansive experience in marketing. 
  • Demonstrated history of successful public relations or related experience. 
  • Needs to be technology savvy as well having strong writing skills.  
  • Requires the ability to attend to numerous projects concurrently, prioritize, and respond positively and effectively. 
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work well with members of the media as well as the general public. 
  • Technology savvy.
  • Able to prioritize, multi-task, and work collaboratively, efficiently, and positively under pressure as part of a fast-paced, deadline-driven team.
  • Prior experience working with performing arts groups preferable, Theatre background is a plus.

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.

Qualifications:  

  • 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. 
  • Basic knowledge of common web architecture languages, including Javascript, HTML, and CSS; some familiarity with jQuery, XML, and ASP preferred.
  • 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

Qualifications:  

  • 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.

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