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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.

The Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

Part-Time or Casual Roles (Non-Benefit Eligible):

To Apply for Full Time Positions (for all other positions, please follow the directions with in the body of the listing.):

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations 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.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Associate Director of Individual Giving

The Associate Director of Individual Giving is the key driver of a successful Individual Giving Program for the Annual Fund, at a transformational time for the Huntington Theatre Company. Boston’s leading professional theatre is in the midst of a five-year, $100 million comprehensive campaign which includes $25 million in annual fund support. Developing the strategies and innovating to achieve ambitious year over year growth goals is central to this position. Reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with the Chief Development Officer, the Associate Director of Individual Giving will employ best practices and industry knowledge to broaden and deepen the base of individual support. They will benefit from colleagues in the department who manage events, research and stewardship and provide administration, development operations and database support to achieve fundraising goals.

Directing the Individual Giving program of the Annual Fund as well as maintaining a personal portfolio of patron level donors will allow for this role to be both internal and public-facing.

Key responsibilities:

  • Interfacing closely with Director of Development, plan and implement an innovate/creative approach for managing and growing relationships with individual donors to raise $3.2M from individual donors in year one; with subsequent growth representing 25% increase within 3 years.
  • Design new and execute existing donor engagement strategies to increase funding from current and lapsed donors.
  • Take the Huntington’s successful young philanthropist program, The Hunt (donors age 40 and under) to the next level of engagement and generosity
  • Develop robust cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans customized for each donor segment: supporters, patrons and benefactors
  • Build and manage relationships with prospects and donors through meetings, personalized outreach, in person meetings, event invitations, and regular communications efforts
  • Develop a prospect research strategy and oversee research plan to expand the pipeline of Major Gift prospects
  • Plan, execute and track multiple direct mail and digital fundraising campaigns annually
  • Supervise Manager of Research and Stewardship
  • Report on and measure progress, re-evaluating plans each quarter to ensure progress is tracking for success and budgeted goals are achieved

Required knowledge & skills:

  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques for Annual Fund growth
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals; able to build relationships with both broad-base and high net worth donors
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • A bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years progressive fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of relational databases; Tessitura a plus

Director of Production

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks a Director of Production 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. The Director of Production will have an influential leadership role in the evolution of the Huntington and its continued presence as a cultural leader in the region.  They will lead a team including Production Management, Stage Management, Lighting and Electrics, Sound, Scenery, Properties, and Costumes. The Director of Production will drive the strategy to leverage production capacity to earn revenue from outside project work. Reports to Managing Director Michael Maso and Artistic Director, Peter DuBois. 

Job Duties:

  • Supervises the personnel, budgets, and work activities of the following departments: Production Management, Stage Management, Scenery, Properties, Costumes, Electrics, Stage Operations, and Sound.
  • Supervises all resources including technical equipment, facilities, performance and rehearsal spaces, vehicles, materials and supplies for the Production Department. Plans logistics for the movement of the Huntington Theatre Company productions to other venues and other productions to the Huntington Theatre Company.
  • Develops, maintains, and administers the annual Production Budget. Monitors all Production Budgets and controls specific budgets for Production Management.
  • Oversees and coordinates production department’s revenue producing activities, through non-Huntington builds and rentals.
  • Manages Technical Equipment acquisition, maintenance, and rental, capital improvement, vehicle maintenance, department travel, scenery and equipment storage, departmental supplies.
  • Works to improve and ensure high quality production values which includes attending technical and dress rehearsals, note sessions, meetings, and preview performances.
  • Serves as the final decision maker in Production staff issues including hiring, dismissal and disciplinary actions in consultation with Human Resources, where appropriate.
  • Oversees schedules for the Huntington Theatre Company productions.
  • Understands and communicates effectively the artistic vision of the Huntington Theatre Company. Collaborates with Directors, designers and the artistic staff to ensure adherence to show schedules.  Keeps the Artistic Director and Managing Director informed regarding the progress of designs and deadlines. 
  • Facilitates interdepartmental communication and communication between artists and Production personnel.
  • Consults with the Managing Director, General Manager, Director of Theatre Operations, Director of Finance, and Director of Human Resources to develop and strategize long range Huntington Theatre Company needs, including theatre renovation design.
  • Oversees interdepartmental cooperation aiding special theatre functions and projects as necessary.
  • Serves as or appoints primary safety committee contact for Production Department.

 Requirements:

  • Degree: B.A. Theatre preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Production Management or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of theatrical production.
  • Strong leadership skills; able to engage and motivate a team.
  • Experience creating and proactively managing Production budget, including both revenue generation and expense management.  
  • Ability to create and manage complex production schedules.
  • Able to attend to numerous important projects concurrently, and to prioritize, and respond positively and effectively in meeting strict deadlines. 
  • An outgoing, confident personal style with a highly developed sense of humor and excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 

Education and Access Associate

The Education and Access Associate plays a vital role in supporting the Education Department with all Education and Access programs.  Must be able to work independently and in collaboration with the Education team, as well as with other Huntington Theatre Company colleagues.  The Education and Access Associate will provide a range of program support and teaching artist work on:

 

  • Access Programming (Audio Description, American Sign Language Interpretation, and Open Captioning)
  • Student Matinee Series and curriculum guides
  • Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest (Massachusetts Chapter)
  • August Wilson Monologue Competition
  • EPIC:  Empowered Performers in Conversation
  • Codman Academy partnership

 Job Duties may include, but are not limited to:

 Supporting Access programming and sitting on the Huntington’s Access Committee

    • Attending and working Access performances as needed
    • Materials prep and event support
    • Website maintenance and social media updates
    • Curriculum development and writing as needed
    • Administrative Support as needed for all programs
    • Teaching Artist for the department as needed
    • Attending and working education program events including (but not limited to) student matinee performances, Poetry Out Loud, August Wilson Monologue Competition, Codman events, and EPIC events.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Theatre, Education, or a related field
  • Two to three years of experience teaching K-12 students, high school and urban school settings preferred
  • Knowledge of ASL Interpreted performances, audio description, and open caption services a plus
  • Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member
  • Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Experience with ticketing/database systems (such as Tessitura) is a plus

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume(s)
  • A sample lesson plan
  • References

HAT House Manager

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

Responsibilities:

  • House manages for all performances at the Huntington Avenue Theatre including rentals and events.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with the Calderwood Pavilion House Manager to standardize procedures between the two building spaces.
  • Coordinates with Huntington Avenue Theatre manager and other staff to ensure the maintenance of the physical theatre building.
  • Works 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 clients on all house management issues.
  • Publish weekly building schedule for dissemination to staff and building users.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Huntington Avenue Theatre manager.

Required knowledge, skills & abilities

  • 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 and knowledge of Word, Excel, and Calendar programs are helpful.
  • 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 for Intervention Procedures) training is necessary for this position and will be provided if not currently certified.

Scenery Assistant and Purchaser

The Scenery Assistant and Purchaser manages and executes stock and special purchasing for the scenery department and maintains databases to track purchases and project costs. This position works with and assists Technical Directors on administrative tasks and scheduling, as assigned. This individual specializing in over hire and staff scheduling, safety, communication, office paperwork, and forms and policies.

Essential Position Requirements – Purchaser

  • Oversees stock and maintains adequate levels of materials and consumables for anticipated projects, working in conjunction with foreman and ATD’s.
  • Keeps all associated paperwork updated and current with accounting and scenery.
  • Purchases goods as requested for other departments as requested.
  • Processes and files credit card bills for the scenery department.
  • Handles petty cash acquisition and reconciliation
  • Maintains business relationships with multiple vendors
  • Specialty ordering, as requested by TD or ATD’s
  • Assists with tracking invoicing and payments for outside work.
  • Assist foreman with tool repair and maintenance especially purchasing parts and replacements
  • Schedules and orders rental vehicles and equipment.

 Essential Position Requirements - Assistant

  • Assists TD:
    • with staff calendars, vacation requests, time sheet tabulating and filling.
    • with over-hire scheduling, hiring, card access, and related paperwork
    • drafting of policies and protocols and assist in their implementation and maintenance
  • Safety:
    • Help develop safety protocols, implementation, and manuals
    • Maintains Safety data sheets
    • Coordinates Hazard communication and hazardous waste removal.
    • Helps develop safety training schedules and plans
    • Maintains stock of PPE appropriate for materials and jobs in house
  • Project management: (occurs occasionally for smaller projects, inform TD of project interest)
    • Run installs or strikes
    • Lead projects from development to deployment
  • Coordinates scenery rentals and maintains an inventory of rentable equipment.
  • Takes and distributes notes for production center meetings.
  • Occasional maintenance of facility and facility equipment pertinent to scenery operations, including Production Center and theatre spaces.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the TD and ATDs.
  • With TD approval other tasks as asked by shop foreman, lead scenic artist, props master, carpenters, or production management.
  • Execute layout and technical drawings for various project elements
  • Coordinates shipping for small items
  • Occasionally work load-ins and strikes, primary duties will be logistics and support as assigned by TD
  • Communicate with TD regarding the progress of assigned projects.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or equivalent in Technical Production or three years equivalent work experience in a professional scene shop.
  • Ability to manage time and multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually, and as a strong team member
  • Must be able to read blueprints and technical drawings.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Professional demeanor and good customer service skills
  • A good knowledge of materials and the proper use of each; particularly wood, metal and plastics, and adhesives, for scenery construction.
  • Knowledgeable in the safe use of typical wood/metal machine and hand power tools
  • The ability to lift 50-100 lbs.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience driving cargo van and 26’ box truck

Preferred:

  • Excellent organizational and information-gathering skills.
  • A working knowledge of AutoCAD; Microsoft Project

Overhire Costume 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.

Overhire Electrics Technicians 

Seeking eager, responsible, dependable, intermittent stagehands and technicians to work alongside the Huntington Theatre Lighting and technical staff in a fast-paced theater and event production environment. Stagehands and technicians, under the direction of production staff, will assist in setting up, supporting, and taking down of theatrical shows and live events, as well as general theater maintenance. Must be able to work within diverse teams and may be asked to work cross-departmentally. The ability to work nights, weekends, and potential long shifts is required.

An ideal candidate would-

·        Be able to lift 50lb or more.

·        Be able to take direction.

·        Have basic experience or familiarity with hand tools.

·        Have an excellent attitude and a desire to learn.

Prior theatrical or event experience a plus, but not required. ANY specialized knowledge/experience in specific theatrical/event concentrations (carpentry, rigging, wardrobe/costumes/sewing, hair, make-up, properties, video, audio, a/v technology, or electrics) a plus, but not required.

 

How to apply: Please email resume and/or a brief description of your job experience.

Huntington Theatre Company

Electrics: Attn: Bridget Collins

jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

 

Part-TimeTicketing Services Representative

Part-Time 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 the Tessitura ticketing system in the approved manner, quickly and accurately.
  • We are seeking candidates with availability in the daytime, evenings and weekends.  Looking for:

    Tuesday: noon – 7:30
    Thursday: noon – 7:30
    Friday: noon – 8:00
    Sunday: noon – closing (between 4:00 and 7:00)

  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable using computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet programs, email and word processing.
  • Tessitura or other POS system experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented and have a positive attitude; Previous theatre or box office experience helpful.

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume to:

Michael Comey, Human Resources Coordinator, Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
281 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Fax: 617 236 2067
jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

Overhire Positions-Electrics, Scenic Art, Scenic Carpentry

The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking resumes for skilled overhire labor in all areas, particularly Scenic Carpenters, Scenic Painters, and Electricians to work in its shops and stage areas. Length of employment may range from one day to several weeks. Please send current resume detailing relevant professional or educational experience and a letter specifying your interest and potential availability.

Compensation is hourly and will vary according to the position and prior experience.

How to apply: Please email resume and availability to:

Huntington Theatre Company
Electrics: Attn: Kat Herzig
Scenic Art: Attn: Kristin Krause
Scenic Carpentry: Attn: Dan Ramirez
jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

Part-Time Front of House

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff at the Calderwood Pavilion.

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:  Daytime availability on Wednesdays and Thursdays a plus.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Must be able to legally serve and handle alcohol.

How To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to:

Julie Cameron, Calderwood House Manager
jcameron@huntingtontheatre.org


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