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


Institutional Giving Manager          

The Institutional Giving Manager is responsible for a dynamic and proactive institutional giving program for the Huntington Theatre Company.  This involves research and cultivation; grant proposal and report writing, and relationship management for corporate, foundation and government funders.  Is a key member of an 8-person development team who must be able to work independently and in collaboration with members of the senior management team.  Reports directly to and works closely with the Director of Development Operations to create institutional giving strategy and develop relationships with those who provide financial support for the Huntington.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Build upon an established and dynamic institutional giving program, developing personal relationships with key decision makers at corporations, foundations and government agencies.
  • Manage a defined portfolio of existing funders and prospects to raise over $1 million annually.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development Operations, creates annual institutional fundraising strategy and implementation plans.
  • Maintain the year-round schedule of proposal deadlines, ensuring that the Huntington maximizes institutional fundraising capacity.
  • Write grant proposals and stewardship reports, creates project budgets, and other required grant documentation.
  • Research corporate, foundation and government initiatives to identify a pipeline of prospective funding sources.
  • Act as key point of contact for the majority of the Huntington’s corporate and foundation donors.
  • Maintain online library of Huntington Theatre Company data for use in grant proposals and other communications.
  • Staff Huntington events, donor lounge when funders are attending productions, and assist development colleagues with the annual large-scale fundraising event—the Spotlight Spectacular.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three or more years of experience in grant writing and grant managementt.
  • Demonstrated success in securing grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 or more.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills, and 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 to put together successful grant proposals.
  • Comfortable conducting informational and stewardship visits with high-level decision makers in corporations and foundations.
  • Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Experience using a donor or customer relationship database (Tessitura preferred), Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

Marketing Associate

The Marketing Associate assists the Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Marketing in all areas of marketing and communications. Facilitates and oversees the schedule of all printed materials, such as program books and newsletters, including writing, editing, and some design layout, as well as acts as the liaison and coordinator of mailings, serve as the primary marketing liaison for special events, and supervise all work-study and intern students for the Marketing Department.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Produces and serves as project manager of institutional publications, including program books and newsletters, responsible for gathering and editing artists’ biographies, dramaturgy, and advertisements, and working with Creative Services Coordinator on layout and implementation of edits.  
  • Oversees single ticket initiatives for each production, including timelines and advertising calendar. Manages schedule and deadlines of all printed materials and direct mail projects, including brochures, invitations, and other promotional mailings. Works closely with outside vendors and partners to execute printing, mailing, and advertising initiatives in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner. Also responsible for overseeing detailed marketing plans that serve as the record of all Marketing initiatives for each production.
  • Primary contact for all Marketing efforts in support of other Huntington departments, specifically Development and Education.
  • Member of the Huntington’s 35 Below Committee. Assists in the execution of strategic initiatives to support the 35 Below Wrap Parties and other events and the overall 35 Below ticket program. 
  • Acts as the primary marketing liaison for all special events, including subscriber receptions, open houses, Breaking Ground new play readings, etc. Responsible for all event logistics, including the marketing and promotion of events, and works closely with other departments whose members will be staffing events and executing specific responsibilities.
  • Hires, supervises, and trains all work-study and intern students for the Marketing Department.
  • Maintains Marketing Department internal accounting records. Interacts with the Huntington’s Finance Department, settles accounts with printers and outside vendors, tracks all Marketing Department expenses, and creates and maintains budget reports that are submitted to the Director of Marketing and Finance Department.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Marketing with various projects on an as needed basis.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent plus 2 or more years of administrative experience, preferably with a non-profit or arts organization.
  • Excellent attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize information quickly, and experience with computer databases, design programs, and word processing.  
  • An outgoing, confident personal style with a highly developed sense of humor and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills is needed.
  • Prior marketing experience working with performing arts groups is preferable; a 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.

 


 


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