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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 Director of Marketing or Part Time Roles (For all other positions, please follow the directions with in the body of the listing.):

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: 617 236 2067
    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

Associate General Manager

The Associate General Manager assists the General Manager, and to a lesser extent the Managing Director, in all areas of general management of the Theatre.

Job Duties

  • Negotiate, draft, and track artistic and general management agreements, disseminating relevant information to appropriate departments, and filing signed contracts both internally and with all applicable unions.
  • Coordinate contractual obligations with various departments.
  • Function as supervisor for Company Management and Assistant General  Manager.  Liaise with Company Management regarding production related travel and housing requests/requirements.
  • Prepare union paperwork, correspondence, and reports.
  • Provide administrative support for the General Manager including composing and distributing correspondence, completing projects and/or gathering information on a wide array of topics as assigned by the General Manager
  • Coordinate the activities of the General Management department with other departments within the company.
  • Communicate in a professional, courteous, timely and effective manner with Actors, Agents, Directors, Designers, other Theatre Managers, and various Union Representatives.
  • Complete any special projects as assigned by the General Manager.

Requirements

  • B.A. in Theatre or equivalent, though a Masters in Arts Administration or equivalent is preferred. 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in professional non-profit administration and LORT theatre management.
  • Proven track record in progressively responsible and expansive experience in contract negotiations. 
  • Excellent writing and inter-personal skills
  • Highly computer literate including proficiency with Excel.
  • Comfortable serving as a representative for the company. 

Overhire Costumes Positions

The Huntington Costume Shop is looking for applications for the following positions, to be filled throughout the season. Contracts will be for Overhire work and are to be paid on a weekly basis.

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.

The Draper/Tailor is the head of a team of 1-2 technicians and is responsible for supervising this crew in the production of new costumes and the refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes. The Draper/Tailor responsibilities include: drape and pattern costumes according to designer’s renderings and research; accurately measure artists; facilitate the fitting of new and existing costumes; supervise the cutting, construction, finishing work, and alterations on assigned costumes. The Draper/Tailor is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering costumes to wardrobe on time, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 2 years draping/tailoring at the professional or academic level.

The First Hand is responsible for assisting the Draper/Tailor in the production of new costumes and refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes. The First Hand’s responsibilities include: accurately measure artists; assist in fitting new and existing costumes, taking notes for the Draper/Tailor as needed; pattern layout and fabric cutting according to Draper/Tailor direction; prep construction work for Stitcher; supervision of Stitcher in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on assigned costumes; oversee the labeling of finished costumes; perform final check of costumes before placement on finish rack/delivery to wardrobe; monitor team safety and morale; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 years assisting at the academic or professional level.

The Stitcher is responsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the Draper/Tailor and First Hand. The Stitcher’s responsibilities include: construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and industrial machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming and labeling of finished costumes; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 year stitching experience at the academic or professional level. 

The Dresser is responsible for assisting the Wardrobe Supervisor in the organization, maintenance and running of production. The Dresser’s responsibilities include: dressing room set-up; assist in labeling costume pieces; costume maintenance including but not limited to cleaning/washing, pressing, and steaming of finished costumes; costume repairs; wardrobe inventory check-in; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeovers; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have advanced wardrobe experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.

Development Database Administrator

The Development Database Administrator is an integral member of the Huntington Theatre Company’s Development team and is responsible for the maintenance, upgrading and reporting of development data associated with all fundraising activities and initiatives.  Adept at the Tessitura database, this position will provide critical support in tracking, acknowledging and recognizing donations, reporting on progress against goals for the development team, other pertinent departments and the Board, and generating output and lists for mailings, event invitations, and program books, etc.  The individual in this role will maintain a high level of accuracy, confidentiality, and integrity, and will cultivate a strong base of knowledge in the areas of Tessitura functionality, data hygiene, fundraising protocols, and industry best practices.

Primary Responsibilities:

Tessitura Interface

  • Serve as the departmental expert in Tessitura functionality and stay up-to-date on new developments and be skilled at sharing knowledge and training other users
  • Proactively seek to expand Tessitura knowledge and understanding by utilizing the Tessitura network, user groups, conference, and industry peers
  • Liaise with Tessitura for help desk support, implementations, and integration with other software platforms
  • Ensure Tessitura is being used to its optimum and maintain and update configuration for the most user-friendly functionality and output

Data Entry, Acknowledgement and Record-Keeping

  • Conduct all gift entry and processing with consistency, accuracy and strict attention to detail, including processing credit card charges, check entry, gifts of stock and multi-year pledges
  • Conduct all other data entry including creating new customer records and households, and updating contact information, research, relationships, etc.
  • Generate and send all gift acknowledgements in an accurate and timely manner
  • File and maintain physical backup of gifts and pledges applying knowledge of document retention requirements 

Reports and Mailings

  • Create standard and custom lists, extractions, and reports for development staff and other departments as appropriate
  • Regularly generate departmental status report to measure progress against fundraising goals and provide comparative analysis to prior results
  • Work with gift officers and special events staff to generate mailing lists and merge lists for direct mail and email appeals, as well as event invitation lists, invoices, and pledge reminders 

Data Integrity and Hygiene

  • Adhere to non-profit industry best practices and organizational standards regarding the entry, maintenance and storage of data
  • Take a leading role in recommending improved processes and procedures to ensure data integrity
  • Conduct all global changes and/or imports to maintain data hygiene
  • Reconcile with Finance Department monthly or more frequently as requested/needed
  • Maintain and produce records required for annual audit

Operations Support

  • Provide guidance, training and support to development staff and others regarding utilization of the database
  • Document all database and gift processing policies and procedures and keep them up to date and accessible
  • Develop FAQ documentation to support staff Tessitura users
  • Working in collaboration with the Manager of Development Operations, Research & Stewardship, ensure that the database effectively supports fundraising strategies, and workplans particularly regarding the use of plans and dashboards

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Tessitura database or similar relational/integrated data base software, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PPT) required
  • Proficiency in WealthEngine and/or another prospect research tools preferred
  • Keen understanding of fundraising best practices required
  • Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong training, communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time
  • Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn new skills

Director of Marketing

The national search for this role is being conducted on behalf of the Huntington by arts consultant and recruiter Tom O’Connor. To apply, please email your cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to jobs@tomoconnor.co (note: .co) with “Huntington Marketing” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks a Director of Marketing at this pivotal point in its history, having recently announced a major renovation to the Huntington Avenue Theatre, and charted an independent course following its longtime relationship with Boston University. In addition to the ambitious sales objectives of a major LORT theatre, the Director of Marketing will have an influential leadership role in the evolution of the Huntington brand and its continued presence as a cultural leader in the region. The Director of Marketing will lead a team of six internal staff (four direct reports), as well as marketing and design vendors, in the successful execution of marketing and sales campaigns supporting its subscription campaign and seven individual productions annually. Annual ticket sales goals range from $5-6 million depending on season programming, with over 200,000 audience members served across all Huntington venues each year. Reporting to Managing Director Michael Maso, the role works closely with departments including Artistic, Development, Public Affairs, Production, General Management, Education, Audience Services, and more.

This individual is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to support the institution's continued success and growth and is responsible for an annual revenue target. Departmental activities include the development and execution of marketing plans, subscription and single ticket campaigns, research, branding, advertising, group sales, development of new audiences, e-commerce, website production and maintenance, promotions, and telemarketing.

Visit tomoconnor.co for full details.

Draper/Tailor

The Draper/Tailor will lead a team for our productions of “Romeo and Juliet”- January 14 -March 8, 2019, “Indecent”- March 25 -May 3, 2019, and “Yerma”-May 6- June 14, 2019 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.

JOB DUTIES:
  • Patterns new costumes and alters existing costumes.
  • Plans and supervises construction and alteration of costumes.
  • Conduct fittings with costume designer and keeps the build on schedule.
  • Follows and promotes safe working practices in the use of shop tools and equipment.
  • Accurately measures actors.
  • Supervises and trains First Hands and Stitchers.
  • Restocks costumes and assists with general shop projects, including maintenance and inventory.
  • Assists with costume rental and outside contracted jobs as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned by Production Manager, or Costume Director.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.F.A. or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of First Hand or Draper experience in a professional costume shop. 
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of draping and patterning for contemporary and period clothing, plus the ability to use these skills for theatrical purposes. 
  • Tailoring experience a plus
  • Possess an understanding of fabrics and their uses. 
  • Excellent time management and good interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines
  • Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Must be a willing collaborator, a confident and capable decision-maker and a craftsperson with an artistic eye. 

 

 


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