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The recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company since its founding in 1982. The Huntington brings together superb local and national talent to produce a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current each season. 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 Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. The Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. The Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment. African Americans, Asian Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.

To Apply for Open Positions except for  Admin Support Assistant, Run Crew, & Part Time Sales Associate:

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

    Nina Nicolosi, 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

For all other positions, please follow the directions with in the body of the listing.

Administrative Support Assistant 

The Administrative Support Assistant ensures that callers as well as visitors experience a consistently high level of customer service. This individual provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks.

The major responsibilities of the position include:

· Answers telephone calls through the switchboard and transfers callers to the appropriate department, and answers inquiries about the Huntington.

· Greets visitors warmly and directs them to the appropriate person and hands out employment applications. The Admin Support Assistant ensures they are comfortable while waiting.

· Ensures office security and electronically controls entrance to HAT and offices.

· Prepares tap cards for employees to have access to all buildings.

· Orders, receives, stocks and distributes office supplies and maintains a neat and orderly Supply Closet.

· Submits invoices in a timely manner to finance for various office related services.

· Troubleshoots office equipment problems.

· Assists in maintaining the Huntington Staff website and updates various employee lists.

· Ensures that reception area is always neat and contains up-to-date information about the Huntington.

· Maintains conference rooms schedule and appearance. Prepares the room(s) for meetings, including the opening and closing of the separation wall.

· Oversees the ordering of food for staff meetings and events.

· Acts as the staff liaison for the opening nights and distributes party tickets.

· Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of express mail services.

· Ensures mail and necessary supplies are delivered to and received from the Calderwood Pavilion.

· Supports Apprenticeship program – may track applications and follow-up with applicants.

· Assists Human Resources on an ongoing basis.

· Works with the Superintendent of building, recycling vendor, and water cooler company, and other facilities contacts.

· Provides administrative support like research and mailing to other departments on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications:

· High school diploma.

· One to two years of administrative experience.

· Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.

· Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Calendar programs are helpful.

· Customer service orientation.

· Sense of humor and grace under pressure are a plus.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Good attention to detail, reliable, and is extremely organized.

· Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.

To Apply:

Interested candidates, please send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to:

Michael Comey, Human Resources Coordinator

jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

 


Director of Theatre Operations

The Director of Theatre Operations is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the Huntington Avenue Theatre (HAT) and the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts (Calderwood) through oversight of back and front of house operations, maintenance, restoration projects, budgeting, planning and general operations, managing the venue calendars and ensuring the readiness and smooth operations of the venues during performances and events.  Part of team strategizing and developing the plans for the renovation of the Huntington Avenue Theatre. She/He should also have the ability to attend to numerous important projects concurrently, and to prioritize, and respond positively and effectively in meeting strict deadlines.  You’ll be a problem solver who works well both individually and in a group. Position reports to General Manager.

The major responsibilities of the position include:

  • Director of Theatre Operations supervises Associate Director of Theatre Operations - Calderwood, Associate Director of Theatre Operations - HAT, Calderwood House Manager, HAT House Manager, Assistant Manager – Patron Services and Assistant Manager – Ticketing Services. Is responsible for hiring, training, evaluating, and managing staff on a daily basis.
  • Works with internal management and outside consultants on the renovation of the Huntington Avenue Theatre.
  • Creates and executes annual operating budgets, capital improvement projects, and life cycle cost analysis of the venues and its components.
  • Manages short-term (daily, weekly) and long-term (monthly, quarterly, yearly) plans and schedules for both venues.
  • Oversees   venue usage requests, rentals, and special events to ensure communication and completion. 
  • Depending on venue, may work with or without team to plan for, oversee, negotiate, and manage contractors for projects and repairs (including obtaining bids, permits, certificates of insurance, etc.).  Tracks terms and ensures compliance from all parties to negotiated agreements.
  • Works with team to regularly inspect properties and evaluate use of space and facilities.
  • Depending on venue, may work with or without team to maintain and administer facility and operations related contracts and agreements.
  • Depending on venue, may work with or without team to maintain proper records of events and maintenance.
  • Ensures compliance of all venues with safety polices and City, State and Federal licensing requirements, and fire regulations.

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent in theatre or a related field.  May substitute work experience for education. 
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in live performance production within stage or house management with a theatre or performing arts organization.
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Must demonstrate ability to problem solve and to handle varied projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience with preparing and managing departmental budgets and meeting goals.
  • Able to manage project demands and priorities and timelines as required.
  • A team player who is able to work well with others in sometimes stressful environments.
  • The ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of board members, donors, volunteers, patrons, and staff of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office software applications.  Exposure to Tessitura computer software and Artifax a plus.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • ADA familiarity.

Graphic Design Coordinator

Responsible for the design of print and digital materials, including but not limited to show and season posters, print and online advertisements, program books, postcards, eblasts, website graphics, institutional collateral, and management of the Huntington’s brand. Works closely with the Director of Marketing and other members of the Marketing Department.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provides graphic design services for print, digital, and social media materials.
  • Designs print and digital collateral for both the Huntington’s individual productions and season subscription campaign.
  • Design institutional, season-related, and departmental print and digital collateral, including but not limited to development and education publications and special event promotional materials.
  • Maintains a calendar of all applicable print and digital deadlines and makes sure all tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Interacts with outside vendors (printers, advertising outlets, external graphic designer) to ensure that all designs are executed according to Huntington standards.
  • Ensures the consistency and high quality control standards of the Huntington Theatre Company’s brand, both in internal and external collateral.
  • Works collaboratively to provide professional and creative solutions to meet individual graphic needs.
  • Maintains all design archive files on the Huntington Theatre Company’s server.
  • Attends weekly marketing meetings and provides input into marketing and communications strategy, goals, and objectives.
  • Participates in all Marketing Department activities, such as show receptions and promotional events, Open Houses, etc.
  • Manages special projects for the Marketing Department as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
B.A./B.S. or equivalent preferably with a background in graphic design or marketing, plus 1-3 years’ experience in graphic design, publications, and/or web design. Previous arts experience preferred. Ability to work comfortably on Macintosh with excellent knowledge of Adobe CS4 or higher (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop). Proficiency in HTML a plus. Must be motivated, highly organized, able to multitask, and detail oriented. Must possess excellent time-management and communication skills. Above all, must have a great sense of humor!

Full-Time Ticketing Services Representatives

The Ticketing Services Representative handles telephone and window sales for Huntington Theatre Company and Boston Theatre Scene 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.

 

Part-time Ticketing Services Representatives

Ticketing Services Representatives handle telephone and window sales for Huntington Theatre Company and Boston Theatre Scene, process single ticket and subscription orders, exchanges, flex-pass redemptions and disseminate information to customers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Customer service, phone and window sales, and general office duties.
  • Responding to patron inquiries in a polite and professional manner. 
  • Transacting sales in Tessitura in the approved manner, quickly and accurately.

Qualifications:  

  • We are seeking candidates with availability in the daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable using computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet programs, email and word processing.  Tessitura experience preferred.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented and have a positive attitude; Previous theatre or box office experience preferred.

The position pays $11 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.

 

Run Crew for 2017-2018

The Huntington Theatre Company is hiring deck run crew and follow spot operators for our fall productions at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and at the Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End.

Run crew duties include, but are not limited to: furniture moving, operating fly systems, traveler tracks, moving scenery & props; assisting with cleaning and maintaining the set. This work requires physical strength and stamina for highly active productions with multiple scene shifts. Dates are: August 31 – October 15 or September 29 – November 5.

Follow spot operators will assist with lighting pre-show checks and equipment maintenance in addition to running a spotlight in the lighting booth during a busy musical production.  Dates are: August 31 – October 15.

Prior professional or college run crew experience preferred. Some daytime availability as well as evening and weekend availability required.

How to apply: Please email resume and availability to Bethany Ford, Associate Director of Production, BFord@huntingtontheatre.org.  Please include “Run Crew submission” or “Follow Spot submission” in your header

 

Temporary Draper

The draper will lead a team for our productions of “Merrily We Roll Along”- Aug. 7- Sept. 13, 207, “Tartuffe”- Oct. 9-Nov. 15, 2017, and “Top Girls”-Dec. 18, 2017- Jan. 26, 2018, to be produced in the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Position is paid hourly, the work week will be 40 hours and some overtime will be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither housing nor travel is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience as a draper in a professional costume shop, and as such be able to drape or draft costumes as rendered by the costume designer, and supervise the cutting and construction of costumes by your team.
  • Conduct fittings with costume designer, and keep the build on schedule.
  • Experience with fitting and altering rented and purchased costumes, adhering strictly to accepted practices for rented costumes.
  • Must have experience with a wide variety of materials, proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines, and excellent communication skills.
  • Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times, and manage own workload and that of team, under the supervision of the costume director.

 

Stitchers

The Huntington Theatre Company costume shop is seeking qualified stitchers for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from August, 2017-Feb. 2018.  Two temporary full-time positions are open, for a 40-hour work week with a small amount of overtime needed the week before tech.  Positions are paid hourly.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in a professional costume shop.
  • Have a familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials, and be proficient at operating industrial sewing machines.
  • Have good hand-sewing skills.
  • Be able to follow directions, ask appropriate questions, remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Knowledge of basic garment construction, including pressing, fabric preparation, common closures.
  • Ideal candidates will be punctual, personable, and interested in building their skills.

The Huntington Theatre Company costume shop is seeking qualified stitchers for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from August, 2017-Feb. 2018.  Two temporary full-time positions are open, for a 40-hour work week with a small amount of overtime needed the week before tech.  Positions are paid hourly.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in a professional costume shop.
  • Have a familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials, and be proficient at operating industrial sewing machines.
  • Have good hand-sewing skills.
  • Be able to follow directions, ask appropriate questions, remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Knowledge of basic garment construction, including pressing, fabric preparation, common closures.
  • Ideal candidates will be punctual, personable, and interested in building their skills.

 Please include two references in application.

 

Part-Time Front of House

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff for the upcoming season.

Qualifications:
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.

Requirements: Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Must be able to legally serve and handle alcohol.

Compensation:  This position is part time.  It pays $11 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.


Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
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