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.
OPEN POSITIONS :
To Apply for the open positions please follow direction with in the body of the listing, if not mentioned then:
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
The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking overhire drapers for the exciting 2016-17 season in the costume shop.Ideal candidates will have minimum 2-3 years’ experience draping in a professional costume shop. Mostly women’s builds, although familiarity with alterations on pulled/rented menswear, a must. Shop works a 40-hour week, with possible addition of one weekend day per show. Must be able to work quickly while maintaining our high production values, and to work independently. All shows are set in 1880-present.
The Huntington Theatre Company seeks paid Production Assistants for each show for the remainder of this season:
- Sunday in the Park with George: August 9 – October 16
- Tiger Style!: September 13 – November 13
Production dates vary, but would include pre-production, rehearsal, tech and performance duties as part of the stage management team.
Applicant must be available for daytime and evening rehearsals and performances without significant conflicts. Cool head and strong problem solving skills under pressure situations. Work requires physical strength and stamina for highly active productions with multiple scene shifts. Degree or previous professional experience in stage management preferred.
NO HOUSING PROVIDED – must be local to Boston or able to house oneself here for duration of employment. Compensation is hourly with overtime after 40 hours.
How to apply: Email resume and availability to Bethany Ford, Associate Production Manager, BFord@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu. Please include “Production Assistant submission” in the subject line.
Part-Time Assistant Company Manager
The Part-Time Assistant Company Manager assists the Company Manager in all facets of managing the company: Actors, Directors, Designers, & Guest Artists.
- Assist Company Manager in making routine travel arrangements for artists within a pre-determined budget.
- Help Company Manager to arrange housing for visiting artists including specific artist requests prior to their arrival in Boston
- Greet guest artists when they arrive in Boston.
- Maintain 11 permanent apartments and rental apartments used as artist housing by arranging cleaning and ensuring all linens, appliances, etc. are well maintained which occurs primarily during the summer months.
- Fulfill artist requests in a timely fashion.
- Negotiate with vendors including cleaning services, travel agents, caterers, bartenders, etc.
- Work as a liaison between the Huntington Theatre Company staff and guest artists, especially the Box Office for ticket requests for actors and designers.
- Coordinate the activities of the Company Management department with other departments within the organization.
- Coordinate actor’s needs with Stage Management.
- Covers rehearsals and show curtains to attend to any specific artist needs.
- Previous administrative experience in a professional theatre is helpful.
- B.A./B.S. or equivalent.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills as well as demonstrated organizational abilities.
- Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously and capable of responding quickly and appropriately to the often personal needs of guest artists.
- Proficiency with Word and Excel is a must as well as experience with a calendar program (i.e. MS Outlook).
- Proficiency with Access and Tessitura is helpful but not required.
- Events Management experience is a plus.
- Some physical labor is required.
The Huntington Theatre Company is hiring deck run crew and follow spot operators for our fall productions at the Boston University Theatre and at the Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End.
Duties include, but are not limited to: furniture moving, operating fly systems, traveler tracks, moving scenery & props; assisting with cleaning, maintaining and repairing the set. This work requires physical strength and stamina for highly active productions with multiple scene shifts. Prior professional run crew experience preferred. Some daytime availability as well as evening and weekend availability required.
Dates are: September 2 – October 16 or October 7 – November 13.
How to apply: Please email resume and availability to Bethany Ford, Associate Production Manager, BFord@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu. Please include “Run Crew submission” in your header.
Full-Time Box Office/Subscription Customer Service 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.
- 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.
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..
- 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.
- 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.
The Teaching Artist will work with the Huntington’s Manager of Curriculum and Instruction to co-teach in a school-year collaboration with Dorchester’s Codman Academy Charter School. In the 2016-17 academic year, the Huntington’s Education Department will begin the 16th year of this collaboration supporting an innovative residency program where ninth and tenth grade students come to the Huntington to study an interdisciplinary theatre and humanities curriculum. Since the first graduating class in 2005, all of Codman Academy’s graduating seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities.
The open teaching artist position serves as co-teacher for the 10th grade class, beginning in September 2016 and ending in May 2017. The classes take place on Friday mornings at various sites at and in close proximity to the Huntington and Codman Academy. The teaching artist is responsible for:
- Planning and preparation:
- Attending the fall planning meeting, school-wide August Wilson Monologue Competition, mid-year check-in meeting, and wrap-up meeting at the end of the school year.
- Assisting the Huntington’s Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, who serves as lead teaching artist, in planning lessons in accordance with the program’s established learning objectives and curricular outline.
- Team Teaching and Directing:
- Co-teaching Friday morning class sessions throughout the academic year (see below for required dates and schedule). Fall semester classes focus on preparation for the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Spring semester classes focus on rehearsal for the spring showcase production, which centers on themes from the Humanities 10 course and blends elements of documentary and devised theatre. Preparing students for the AWMC and directing the showcase is a true collaborative effort among the Huntington’s teaching artists and the Codman Academy Humanities team.
- Working with Manager of Curriculum and Instruction to schedule additional in-school monologue coaching and showcase rehearsal time as possible, up to 12 additional hours (see below for more details).
- Planning meeting: Friday, August 26 from 9am-noon.
- 10th grade class sessions: Fridays from 8:30am-12:30pm (includes set-up, three hour class, debrief with teaching team)
- 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
- School-wide August Wilson Monologue Competition: Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm
- Showcase tech and performance dates:
- Thursday, May 25 from 8:30am-4:30pm (includes set-up, rehearsal time, tech time, and debrief)
- Friday, May 26 from 8:30am-approximately 9:30pm (includes set-up, final rehearsals, dress rehearsal, and performance)
- Mid-year check-in and wrap-up meetings TBD.
- The teaching artist should plan to schedule up to 12 additional hours for in-school monologue coaching and showcase rehearsals. These in-school sessions are important to fully preparing students for their performance projects.
Qualified applicants should have at least two years teaching theatre in an urban setting. Please send cover letter, resume, relevant salary history, and a sample lesson plan to:
Peggy J. Novello
Director of Human Resources
Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
281 Huntington Avenue