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The recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, The Huntington 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 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 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.

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


OPEN POSITIONS:

FINANCE

SEASON TICKETS & TICKETING SERVICES

CALDERWOOD PAVILION

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PRODUCTION

COSTUME SHOP

HUMAN RESOURCES

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Ticketing Services Associate

The Ticketing Services Associate assists Ticketing Services Management with all operations and works primarily in the Ticketing Call Center.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates telephone and window sales for The Huntington and Boston Theatre Scene, processes season and single ticket orders, exchanges, and FlexPass redemptions.
  • Provides information, customer service, and problem resolution for theatre patrons.
  • Assists the Senior Ticketing Services Associate and Coordinators in all aspects of consignment sales, inventory management, internal ticketing requests, and reservations.
  • Assists with training and supervision of front line Customer Service Representatives in their daily duties.
  • Manager on duty for curtain shifts as needed during productions.
  • Opens and prepares Ticketing Office for daily sales, maintains signage and materials, prepares bank deposits.
  • Assists with season ticket processing during peak season ticket periods.
  • Special assignments regarding outside theatre bookings when needed.
  • Maintains accurate Ticketing Office records and processes information in a timely manner.
  • Deals efficiently, accurately, and courteously with any season and single ticket patron needs.

In addition to the duties listed above, The Huntington expects the following of each employee: adheres to Huntington policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Huntington events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • At least one (1) year professional ticketing office experience or equivalent work experience
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Typing requirements, as well as data entry knowledge.
  • Knowledge of computer operations including computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet programs, and word processing are a plus.
  • Must be able to deal with high-energy situations while continuing to provide superior customer service.
  • Effective written and verbal communication is essential.
  • The physical requirement of the office requires that candidates be able to remain organized and composed during frequent telephone interruptions.

This job requires working in an office. The Huntington has multiple workspaces and venues and this position sometimes requires travelling between these locations during the workday.

Hourly Wage: $16

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Publicist

Responsible for all public relations, publicity, and media relations activities for The Huntington. Writes, edits, and coordinates all press materials for Huntington productions and activities, generates ideas for stories, and solicits, arranges, and organizes local and national media coverage, and cultivates relationships with members of the media for both production-related and institutional publicity purposes

Role and Responsibilities

  • Writes and edits all press materials for Huntington productions and activities including press releases, media advisories, calendar listings, and PSAs, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
  • Creates and determines publicity/press relations plans to generate continued greater awareness for the institution and support the overall company initiatives, productions, and institutional partnerships.
  • Generates story ideas for pitching to media outlets, and solicits, arranges, and organizes all local and national media coverage and interviews (print, radio, digital, and TV) for both production-related and institutional purposes.
  • Collaborates and develops positive relationships with departments throughout the company as well as visiting artists to develop story ideas and garner press coverage, balancing the various needs of the company and media outlets.
  • Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with national and local media contacts, including BIPOC outlets and members of the media, in order to generate relevant stories, interviews, and other media coverage for The Huntington.
  • Coordinates and oversees all photo sessions and b-roll taping for public relations and marketing purposes.
  • Coordinates and attends all press nights and awards nights, including securing press seats, compiling press packets, and communicating with participants.
  • Disseminates press coverage internally to staff and artists, and oversees the archiving of all press clippings, video and audio clips, and photo library.
  • Coordinates with marketing department to communicate and generate ideas for social media outlets.
  • Fields and responds to press and public relations inquiries and requests for information.
  • Writes additional material for print and digital media as needed, including, but not limited to, articles for newsletters, programs, and blog.
  • Assists the Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships on projects as needed.

Requirements

  • BA/BS in public relations, communications, journalism, or equivalent, plus 3 or more years proven track record of progressively responsible and expansive experience in public relations or communications. 
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills are required; being a good storyteller and a creative thinker is helpful.
  • Requires the ability to attend to numerous projects concurrently, prioritize, and respond positively and effectively. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary, as well as the ability to provide excellent customer service to media personnel, artists, and all internal and external constituents.  
  • Prior experience working with performing arts groups preferable; theatre background is a plus.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

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Crowd Attendant

Responsible for ensuring that the audience and staff enjoy a safe and respectful environment by delivering the best possible level of customer service at all times.  Training in first aid, de-escalation, and crowd management will be provided. The Crowd Attendant is stationed in our box office lobby and will be the first staff member patrons interact with as they enter the venue.  

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the overall security and safety of staff, patrons, and the venue.
  • Facilitate the movement of patrons in the box office lobby
  • Monitor and respond to emergency situations inside the venues
  • Interface with House Management & First Responders in the event of an emergency
  • Interact with patrons attending events, provide information and directions in a positive and friendly manner
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve safety concerns
  • Highlight safety awareness and best practices; including Covid-19 policy
  • Coordinate with Assistant House Manager & House Manager to provide an ideal patron experience

In addition to the duties listed above, the Huntington Theatre Company expects the following of each employee:  adheres to the Huntington’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in the Huntington’s events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Hourly Wage: $16

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Director of Ticketing Services

The Director of Ticketing Services oversees all daily operations and activities of The Huntington’s box offices, at The Huntington Theatre and the Calderwood Pavilion, and Boston Theatre Scene. Responsibilities include operations of the Box Office, Season Tickets Office, and Customer Service departments. The Director of Ticketing will ensure the delivery of an exemplary guest experience for all patrons.  They will also execute a variety of administrative duties related to ticket sales and fulfillment, membership acquisition and renewal, special events, accounting, reporting, list generation and audience analysis. This is an exempt, full-time position.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supervises Ticketing Services staff including hiring, training, and scheduling staff to service all Huntington and Boston Theatre Scene productions.
  • Ensures Ticketing Services staff are skilled in selling tickets, processing orders and requests, providing superior customer service, answering phones, and required office support tasks.
  • Oversees the setup, planning, execution, and maintenance of all Huntington single ticket events and all Boston Theatre Scene events.  This includes, but is not limited to, the computer programming of events, prices, dates, and seating holds; and the processing, printing, and distribution of all tickets. 
  • Oversees the setup, programming, execution, and fulfillment of select Boston Theatre Scene client subscription seasons.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with all Boston Theatre Scene companies; establishes procedures for ticket sales, reporting, and record keeping; generates weekly settlement reports for each production (reflecting ticket sales and revenue, ticketing fees and costs, and financial adjustments and deductions); and arranges payment to producing theatre companies.
  • Strategizes the future growth potential of BTS services, especially as an online service portal.
  • Oversees all Opening Night, VIP, and special event ticketing.
  • Develops, maintains and documents box office policies and procedures.  Ensures Ticketing Service staff’s compliance with these policies and procedures.
  • Creates, produces, and distributes reports to Huntington Senior Management Staff.  Reports include financial data; single and season ticket sales, revenue, and attendance; royalty reports; and marketing response statistics.
  • Maintains annual budget for full-time Box Office staff, casual labor, and materials with regular communication updates with Director of Marketing of any variance(s).   
  • In conjunction with the Season Tickets Coordinator, participates in planning and coordination of annual season tickets campaign and oversees its implementation and fulfillment including programming of subscription campaign on computerized ticketing system, price and calendar preparation and setup, printing and mailing renewal forms, processing orders, sales reporting, patron seating, printing and mailing of tickets.
  • Monitors public response to season ticket and single ticket campaigns and initiatives and communicate feedback to Senior Management staff.
  • Creates season performance calendar for Huntington productions.

In addition to the duties listed above, The Huntington expects the following of each employee:  adheres to Huntington policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Huntington events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. in Theatre, Arts Administration, or Business OR minimum of 5 years professional customer service/ticketing experience (preferable within a Performing Arts ticketing office) 
  • Experience managing, motivating, and developing a large, diverse team and ensuring that all work is completed in a timely, efficient, and professional manner. 
  • Experience with several ticketing programs is strongly preferred, with Tessitura knowledge and experience being ideal.
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter that can multitask and juggle priorities during peak seasons. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Must be flexible and dependable, and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Able to facilitate a collaborative work environment. 
  • Capable of problem solving through appropriate channels.
  • Deal effectively and courteously with all patron needs and customer service issues, and project an absolute air of professionalism.
  • Delegates responsibilities as appropriate and able to effectively oversee a   staff with differing skills, experience, and abilities.

Salary Range: $59,000 - $65,000

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Finance Manager

The Finance Manager is responsible for the timely and accurate maintenance of the general ledger including month and year-end closings. Additional responsibilities include financial statements preparation for The Huntington and individual departments. This a great opportunity to work directly for the Director of Finance and supervise one staff.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Maintain financial records and reporting systems.
  • Supervise payables, cash receipts, cash disbursements, bank and investment account reconciliations.
  • Prepare financial statements to include balance sheet, income statement.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliation.
  • Assist Director of Finance with year-end audit preparation.
  • Approve accounts payable invoices for weekly check run. Interact with departmental requests for payments and verification.
  • Coordinating with the development team pledges, gifts and campaign receivables while working.
  • Review bank reconciliation accounts monthly.
  • Review weekly and monthly payroll expenses.
  • Contribute to filing of various regulatory forms including IRS form 990 and 1099’s.  

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent experience in the accounting/finance field with 3-5 years of experience in accounting.
  • Experience with online accounting systems.
  • Familiarity with not-for-profit accounting preferred.

Skills

  • Effective supervisory skills.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Sage 300/accpac experience, preferred but not required.
  • Tessitura system experience helpful.
  • ERP systems experience preferred but not required.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $70,000

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Calderwood Run Carpenter

The Calderwood Run Carpenter’s main responsibility is to serve as run crew for shows run and maintain the scenic elements of the Huntington productions at the Calderwood Pavilion and supervise additional run crew personnel on larger shows.  The Run Carpenter communicates with the scene shop and paint shop any needs that arise as well as enacts solutions to mitigate problems with the scenery on their own. This is a full-time, seasonal position as primarily night and weekend work.  The Huntington produces 3 to 5 shows at the Calderwood Pavilion depending on the programing in a given season.  Where gaps occur in the show schedule, the Calderwood Run Carpenter will also have responsibilities in the Production Center Scene Shop to help prep Huntington productions and join the construction team for upcoming productions, or serve as support on rentals or events at the Calderwood Pavilion and Huntington Theatre.  The Huntington Production Center is in Everett and the Calderwood Pavilion is located on Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work all load-ins, strikes, technical rehearsals, show calls and runs the scenery track often including automation. This results in mainly working nights and weekends.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of scenery on stage during show run
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with HTC quality standards.  Instructs and supervises others in the same as appropriate.
  • Lead smaller teams during load-ins and strikes, as assigned, such as rigging or automation team.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and efficient workspace, often in conjunction with the Stage Management team.
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding the progress of assigned projects and projected problems.
  • Assist in maintenance and upkeep of shop tools and equipment.
  • Occasional maintenance of facility and facility equipment pertinent to scenery operations in theatre spaces.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Experience running shows as a stagehand/deck crew
  • Theatrical construction/carpentry skills
  • Experience with stage machinery, winches, and some theatrical automation.
  • Experience with theatrical/entertainment rigging techniques; including use, operation, and maintenance of a single purchase line set system; chain motors; and spot rigging.
  • Knowledgeable of materials and the proper use of each for scenery construction, particularly wood, metal, and plastics.
  • Knowledgeable in the safe use of typical wood/metal machine and hand power tools.
  • Must possess a keen awareness of shop safety and procedures.
  • Must be able to read technical drawings and be able to layout based on drawings.
  • Ability to lead a crew of up to 10 people with varying skill levels and experience.
  • Effective communicator, collaborative, organized, and flexible
  • Ability to lift 50-100 lbs

Skills

  • Experience with Creative Conners automation equipment and software.
  • Experience welding light gauge steel.
  • Comfortable working at heights of 60+ ft
  • Basic sewing
  • Basic Soldering
  • Basic painting/touch up skills
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical lighting

Hourly Wage: $20

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Calderwood Operations Coordinator         

The primary focus of this position is to assist in the coordination and management of the Calderwood Pavilion. This position will help review, approve, and maintain production schedules and paperwork for in-house needs as well as rental clients. This position requires strong interpersonal communication skills, as the Calderwood Operations Coordinator will be the primary production contact for all external rental clients (private parties, corporate meetings, full theatrical productions, etc.) as well as for all Huntington Production Department Heads and their needs in the space. The Calderwood Operations Coordinator will also assist the Calderwood Pavilion Manager in facility maintenance, including building repairs and overseeing and coordinating vendor work within the building.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate production needs of theatrical and event rentals.
  • Act as on-site contact for renters, enforcing policies related to building hours, trainings, custodial services, loading dock usage, shared space usage, etc.
  • Periodically review and update all building inventories and paperwork
  • Help maintain theatrical equipment, systems, and inventories
  • Meet and communicate with external vendors and contractors as needed 
  • Assist with facility maintenance and upkeep with Calderwood Pavilion Manager, including capital improvement projects.
  • Schedule and train both external and internal production crews
  • Work collaboratively with Huntington production staff to ensure Huntington protocol and standards are being upheld
  • Provide updates to Huntington staff with regards to events and building needs by attending all Production meetings. 
  • Assists in managing and scheduling house crew members.
  • Respond to Calderwood Pavilion emergencies as required

In addition to the duties listed above, the Huntington Theatre Company expects the following of each employee:  adheres to Huntington policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Huntington events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent 
  • Four years of performing arts management experience
  • Experience creating and negotiating contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally with a range of clients
  • Able to think quickly and come up with effective solutions under pressure
  • Experience creating and maintaining budgets
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Familiar with Massachusetts fire code and ADA requirements

Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

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Costume Design Assistant         

Supports the Costume Shop Staff and Costume Designer by performing shopping, pulling, and organizational duties in service of the designer’s vision.  Serves as the designer’s representative in the shop when the Costume Designer and Costume Director are unavailable

Role and Responsibilities

  • Purchases fabric, clothing, shoes, accessories and supplies as specified by the costume designer or requested from the costume shop staff, being mindful of budgetary limitations.
  • Learns all aspects of the production, including all characters and costume designs.
  • Pulls rehearsal garments as discussed with Assistant Costume Director and Stage Management
  • In coordination with the Assistant Costume Director, researches and procures costumes from rental houses and other regional theatres.
  • Organizes own daily schedule for most efficient accomplishment of both shop work and outside errands.
  • Returns unused or rejected items in a timely fashion. 
  • Turns in record of all purchases and receipts to Costume Director daily.
  • Attends fittings and notes anything that needs to be pulled or purchased.  As fittings progress, develops and updates the costume plot with the Assistant Costume Director.
  • Photographs and archives finalized costume looks
  • Assists in the construction of costumes and accessories as needed.
  • Attends tech rehearsals, and preview performances. Responsible for conveying notes to shop
  • At the end of the build period, restocks unused costumes, make returns, settles receipts and assists with general shop maintenance.
  • May be required to transport materials from stores and back and forth from the production facilities for show related needs.
  • Follow all established safety and Covid specific policies
  • Additional duties as assigned by Production Manager, or Costume Director.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Huntington Theatre Company expects the following of each employee:  adheres to HTC policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in HTC events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 2-3 years of costume design experience. 
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of costume history, color theory and fabric knowledge.
  • Current driver’s license is required and capable of walking and carrying multiple packages in all weather conditions. 
  • Able to manage numerous important tasks concurrently, and to prioritize, and respond pro-actively and effectively. 
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.   
  • Demonstrate effective organizational and decision-making skills.
  • Must have the flexibility to adapt to ever changing decisions made by Directors and Designers. 
  • Basic computer skills are required:  Excel, Word and email.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds and to carry 25 pounds up stairs.
  • Ability to work positively and effectively in fast-paced environment

Hourly Wage: $18 PER HOUR, NEGOTIABLE BASED ON SKILL/EXPERIENCE

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HR Operations Manager  

This position is primarily responsible for administering policies relating to all human resources activity phases by performing the following duties.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Maintain employee personnel files that include keeping employee data updated and accurate and providing technical support as requested.
  • Assist with DEIA training work at HTC
  • Tracks benefit hours/time off records through an automated system or manual records.
  • Downloads various benefit files and reports, including but not limited to 403 (b) contributions verifying the accuracy and submitting to third party administrator.
  • Keeps records of benefits plans participation such as insurance and retirement plan, personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics/census for government reporting.
  • Administers benefits programs such as health, dental, life and disability insurances, retirement plans, vacation, sick leave, and employee assitnt program (EAP)
  • Process complaints regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, or other instances of workplace harassment and assist in any necessary investigations and disciplinary actions.
  • Assist with the recruitment process by identifying candidates, conducting reference checks, and issuing employment offer in conjunction with HR Director.
  • Perform orientations and update records of new staff
  • Investigates accidents and prepares reports for the insurance carrier.
  • Answers frequently asked questions from employees relative to standard policies, hiring processes, etc.
  • Prepares employees separation notices and related documents related to COBRA, health and dental insurance, exit interviews to determine the reason for separation.
  • Work closely with Education Department on the Apprenticeship program
  • Keep up to date with the latest HR trends and best practices
  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements and government reposting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting compliance.
  • Chairs the Coalition Committee
  • Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures
  • Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement.
  • Reviews and approves supply requisitions and anticipates needed supplies.
  • Maintains office equipment
  • Supervises Administrative Liaison position

Skills

  • Working knowledge and well versed in employment laws (federal, state, local)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Proficient in both oral and written communications
  • Understanding of sound ethical conduct both in and out of the workplace
  • Problem analysis and solving skills
  • Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills; detailed oriented
  • Exercise’s sound independent judgment and think strategically
  • Readily adapts to changing priorities
  • Proactive and a team player

In addition to the duties listed above, the Huntington Theatre Company expects the following of each employee:  adheres to Huntington policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Huntington events as needed or required, and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum three (3) years as an HR Operations Manager with proven, in-depth employee relations experience, required
  • Prior experience working in performing arts or non-profit a plus

Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

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