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Calderwood Pavilion & Huntington Avenue Theatre Apprenticeships

This unique apprenticeship revolves around the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, home to the Huntington Theatre Company’s second stage space and host to many of Boston’s up and coming arts companies.  Job duties will vary from administrative tasks, to involvement with technical aspects of load-ins and strikes. The Huntington is looking for a candidate who is interested in an all around theatrical experience. This person would get experience with assisting event management, front of house, and coordination with many different theatre companies renting the building.

  • Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Katie Most.

The Huntington Avenue Theatre Apprentice provides support to the Huntington Avenue Theatre Management team. This includes administrative work, as well as event and rental coordination and execution. The Huntington is looking for a candidate who is interested in an all-around theatrical experience.

The HAT apprentice assists with the management team’s oversight and coordination of theatre companies renting the building.

  • When required, serves as the on-site point person for rental clients to ensure that they have the supplies and equipment necessary for their event.
  • Participates in Huntington events set-up and breakdowns, including opening nights and board meetings
  • Participates in front of house operations, receives TIPS training for bar shifts
  • Manages Volunteer usher communication and scheduling. Responsible for maintaining the volunteer usher database.
  • Assists House Manager with concessions inventory and purchasing.
  • When required, serves as an ambassador for the Huntington for renovation efforts with architects and other construction contacts
  • Assists with departmental accounting and records, including bank runs.
  • Participates in the Huntington’s 35 Below Committee, planning events and other initiatives for our patrons aged 35 and under
  • Assist with various projects on an as needed basis
  • Qualifcations:
  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent plus theatre work experience
  • Prior experience working with performing arts groups.
  • This person must be able to work positively and effectively in fast-paced, stressful situations.
  • Attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize information quickly.
  • Experience with computer databases; Tessitura and/or Artifax preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work comfortably and effectively with diverse constituents, including contractors, renters, and patrons.
  • Command of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with concessions sales and customer service helpful
  • Flexibility in work schedule required due to the range of events that occur nights and weekends
  • Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Kat Herzig.

Matt Feldman                                                                        2015-2016 Calderwood Apprentice, Matt Feldman, explains what is great about the Calderwood and the access one gets to many of Boston most vibrant arts companies, as Kendrick, the Administative Support Assistant listens.

Notable Alumni for this position:

  • Andrew Brown, Production Manager, Cape Playhouse
  • Ben Walsh, Ticketing and Patron Relations Manager, ArtsEmerson
  • Sarah Williams, Associate Managing Director/Manager, The Ground Floor, Berkeley Rep 

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