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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 Calderwood Front of House, Run Crew & Part Time Sales Associate:

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

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


Associate Director of Theatre Operations-Huntington Avenue Theatre

The Associate Director of Theatre Operations- HAT is responsible for the overall management of the Huntington Avenue Theatre. The primary responsibilities of this position include the leasing and management of the space, serving as the primary interface with the different constituencies that utilize this facility, and supervision of the maintenance staff and related projects.  This individual will oversee the HAT Custodian and HAT Management Assistant.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Serves as primary contact for special event rentals.
  • Coordinates production needs of theatrical and event rentals.
  • Assists in managing house crew members.
  • Manages HAT custodial staff and outside cleaning staff.
  • Directs the work of the Management Assistant.
  • Addresses building maintenance issues with internal resources and through the use of outside vendors
  • Helps maintain theatrical equipment and systems.
  • Works with caterers, event planners, and other related vendors to increase event rentals.
  • Act as on-site contact for renting company providing information related to building hours and rules, custodial services, loading dock usage and shared space usage, etc.
  • Respond to Huntington Avenue Theatre emergencies as required.
  • Works with Director of Theatre Operations and Management Assistant to settle all costs at the close of any agreement/production including all invoicing of the renting organization for additional and unpredicted costs to the show.  Works collaboratively with the production staff with regard to budgeting production related expenses for each rental.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent. 
  • Four years of performing arts management experience.
  • Demonstrated contract negotiation skills.
  • Ability to attend to numerous projects concurrently.
  • Skilled at establishing priorities.
  • Able to respond positively and effectively and propose timely solutions. 
  • Experience with Tessitura and/or Artifax preferred
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles as well as budget development and management thereof. 
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skill. 
  • Theatre background /venue management a plus.
  • ADA familiarity.



House Carpenter-Calderwood Pavilion

SUMMARY: 

The House Carpenter leads scenery technician of the Calderwood Pavilion.  This position:

  • Assists the Associate Calderwood Pavilion Manager and/or rental clients in the mounting of the physical design of renter productions, and in preparing stock house scenery and equipment for the users.
  • Assists in the supervision of freelance and user’s staff in the load in/focus/strike and maintenance of their productions. 
  • Serves as lead stage carpenter on the Huntington Theatre Company productions at the Calderwood Pavilion.
  • Acts as the stage Carpenter for the Huntington productions in the Wimberly and Roberts Theatres. 
  • 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. 
  • Supervises any additional deck run crew hired for those performances.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Maintains and organizes equipment, systems, and work spaces 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 the 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 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 Associate Calderwood Pavilion Manager 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 special events; 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 Associate Calderwood Pavilion Manager when required.
  • Assists with Huntington productions produced at venues other than the Calderwood Pavilion as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. in Technical Theatre Study 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 is 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, requiring applicants to possess physical mobility and comfort at heights.
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds.
  • Must be able to work independently and manage time well.


House Electrician-Huntington Avenue Theatre

The House Electrician-Huntington Avenue Theatre assists the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in the mounting of the design of four Huntington productions each season, in addition to reviewing the plots of renters of the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Assists in the supervision of freelance staff in the load in/focus/strike and maintenance of Huntington and rental productions.  Programs and operates the lighting systems, and maintains the lighting plot during the run of the productions. Will also supervise any additional production staff such as deck electricians or follow spot operators. Oversees and maintains all electrics equipment in the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Assists on special events and Calderwood Pavilion productions as needed.  

JOB DUTIES:

  • Prepares, and installs the plots for assigned Huntington Production and Rentals, and helps supervise the crew during pre-production, load-in, dress rehearsals, and previews.  Programs light cues, executes the show, and takes production notes during meetings as needed.
  • Operates and maintains the related physical and technical aspects, and upholds the artistic intent of the production during the run. 
  • Provides assistance, guidance, training, and supervision to rental users under the direction of the Huntington Lighting Supervisor.
  • Assists with special events as required which may involve work not directly related to electrics, such as setting up tables, chairs, seating risers, or various production work in other departments.
  • Designs and Programs lights for special events, parties, and one-off performances.
  • Opens and closes the facility when required.
  • Assists with Huntington productions produced at venues other than the Huntington Avenue Theatre as required. 
  • Uses safe practices regarding the use of production systems, equipment and work habits as well as instructing others in safety practices.
  • Maintains related equipment, systems, and workspaces in the Huntington Avenue Theatre, including performance and support areas.
  • Coordinates with the Huntington staff, production staff and rental users to formulate plans and schedules for the smooth and efficient running of the productions.
  • Consults with designers, stage managers, and rental staff regarding the implementation of the production, specifically during load-in, focus, and technical rehearsals.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of professional theatrical lighting experience.
  • Must be familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of basic lighting equipment. Have knowledge and skill in the operation of ETC consoles and dimmer racks, and knowledge of DMX controlled equipment such as lusters, automated lighting fixtures, and effects equipment. 
  • Must be able to read and execute lighting plans and be able to operate lighting software such as Lightwright and Vectorworks.
  • The nature of production facilities with a grid and line sets, catwalks, loading rails, etc, requires the use of ladders and fall arrest equipment and create a considerable hazard, requiring applicants to possess physical mobility and capability. 
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds. 

 



 


 

Huntington Avenue Theatre House Manager

The Huntington Avenue Theatre House Manager coordinates and supervises all front-of-house operations for the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising front-of-house paid and volunteer staff; stocking inventory and operating concession areas.

JOB DUTIES:

  • House manages for performances and events taking place in the Huntington Avenue Theatre and Studio 210.
  • Handles emergency or time sensitive situations that may arise in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Coordinates information for audience members (signs, program stuffers).
  • Schedules adequate part-time usher staff, front-of-house security and volunteers for front-of-house staff to serve the need of performances.
  • Maintains concession and merchandise inventory and accounts for and deposits concession and merchandise receipts.
  • Maintains petty cash for daily concession needs.
  • Coordinates with other staff to ensure the maintenance of the physical theatre building.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Theatre Operations and Calderwood Pavilion House Manager to standardize procedures between the two spaces.
  • Coordinates with payroll department to ensure accurate and timely compensation of staff.
  • Coordinates and acts as a Huntington Theatre Company liaison for pre- and post-show receptions scheduled in the lobby space.
  • Acts as liaison for groups attending the theatre.
  • Acts as liaison for rental clients on all house management issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Theatre Operations.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. or equivalent plus 1-3 years’ experience in House Management with a demonstrated strength in customer service.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are necessary for this position.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are extremely helpful.
  • Experience with Tessitura and/or Artifax preferred
  • Familiarity with ADA and with the Actors Equity Association rules and policies pertaining to the front-of-house are preferred.
  • Possess the ability to attend to numerous details at one time, establish priorities, respond positively and effectively under stressful situations, and propose timely solutions to problems.
  • First Aid and/or CPR training is necessary and will be provided if necessary.  In addition, TIPS training is necessary for this position and will be provided if not currently certified.



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.

 



Calderwood Front of House

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff for the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Become a part of the most exciting space for the performing arts in Boston. The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts is a theatre complex that hosts a wide range of Boston theatre companies including the Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others.

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.

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.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to:

Katrina Alix

Calderwood Pavilion House Manager

527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

kalix@huntingtontheatre.org

 


 


 

Wigmasters

The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking overhire wigmasters for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018.

This is a run crew position for Huntington Avenue Theatre productions, with runs of five weeks, eight shows a week.  Duties include maintaining the original design and set of custom wigs, putting wigs on actors and removing them, performing quick changes, cleaning wigs, and supervising makeup.These positions are paid hourly and some overtime may be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Must have experience in professional theatre, and be familiar with dressing and maintaining custom human-hair wigs.

Be punctual and reliable, and remain calm and professional at all times.

Communicate well with designers, actors, stage managers and costume director.

Have good organizational skills.

Be willing and able to adjust schedule to needs of each show, depending on amount of maintenance required.

Please include two references in application.


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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