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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 Temporary 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

 

Temporary Casting Assistant

March 4 – June 14, 2019

Huntington’s casting department seeks a temporary casting assistant this spring. Looking for a detail-oriented, outgoing individual who is comfortable in fast-paced environments and talking in front of crowds. This individual will be assisting the Associate Producer in all communications to actors, managing logistics, and problem solving. Successful candidates may be aspiring directors or producers interested in the mechanics and conversation behind the casting table.

Please email resume and brief letter of interest to Rebecca Bradshaw, Associate Producer, RBradshaw@huntingtontheatre.org. Please include “Casting Assistant" in your header.

Development Events Coordinator

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks a highly organized, self-directed, team player to assume the role of Development Events Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Development Events Manager and in collaboration with the development team, the coordinator will support the theatre’s year-round fundraising events through the creation of high quality, high-impact events that generate revenue and meaningfully engage donors and patrons.

 

Responsibilities span coordination and support of revenue-generating and stewardship/cultivation events, Opening Night dinners, and events that serve as benefits for donors to the annual fund. Working effectively across the organization with Marketing, House Management, Artistic, and General Management the coordinator oversees a comprehensive Development events schedule ensuring conflicts are avoided, and colleagues are kept informed.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Serves as first line of contact for event attendees, responding promptly, providing up to date information, and excellent customer service.
  • Works closely with the Development Events Manager and development team to create fresh, exciting, high-impact events which showcase the Huntington Theatre and act as stewardship and cultivation opportunities for donors and prospects.
  • Develops and maintains Development department annual events calendar.
  • Ensures attendee list generation, maintains guest counts, communicates final input to team, and provides final guest count to caterers and outside vendors.
  • Manages invitation design process and dissemination.
  • Works with database team to ensure that all donor information is recorded and up to date, and is responsible for database data entry and accurate financial reporting of special events. 
  • Takes minutes at weekly event meetings, gala committee meetings, and additional meetings as required.
  • Develops event seating charts in partnership with Chief Development Officer and Development Events Manager.
  • Coordinates with vendors such as caterers, photographers, A/V, linen and furniture rental, communicating about orders, guest count, and payment.
  • Manages six to eight Opening Night dinners per year, a two-hour, invitation only dinner prior to an opening night performance.
    • Manages invitation request with the marketing team; compiles invitation list and sends invitation; tracks RSVPs and communicates with guests about performance tickets, dinner and method of payment, charges for services; reserves restaurant or internal space; coordinates with vendors; creates seating chart and obtains necessary approval; and manages all logistics day of.
  • Assists with all elements of the Spotlight Spectacular, the Huntington’s Annual Gala.
    • Oversees the invitation process and responses; maintains the attendance/financial tracker; tracks all payments including sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations; following all best practices and IRS requirement manages the creation of the auction item data base, including agreements with the item donor, researching fair market value, tracking auction item payment, and executing fulfillment of all auction items; coordinates the program book publication, including congratulatory messages, recognition lists and auction descriptions.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum of two years of relevant event experience preferably in non-profit sector.  
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience managing a complex calendar.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a strong team member.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a mid-sized theatre organization with a variety of stakeholders and departments from the production and company management departments to the marketing and artistic teams.  
  • Creative thinker who will participate in brainstorming and implementing exciting approaches to new and existing events.
  • Ability to think on their feet and stay calm under pressure.
  • Excellent customer service skills and able to effectively/diplomatically interface with donors, vendors, and volunteers while remaining calm under pressure.  
  • Adept at Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Experience using a donor database (Tessitura preferred) helpful.

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 and usage of development data associated with all fundraising activities and initiatives.  This position will provide critical support in tracking, acknowledging and recognizing donations, reporting on progress against goals for the development team, and generating output and lists for mailings, event invitations, and program books, etc.  The individual in this role will maintain a high level of data accuracy, confidentiality, and will cultivate a strong base of knowledge in Tessitura functionality.

Primary Responsibilities:

-        Maintain the integrity of the Tessitura database of Development and take the lead on ensuring quality control and consistent data entry processes

-        Set up and maintain development campaigns, funds and appeals and track all outbound cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts of the Development Department.

-        Proactively seek to expand Tessitura knowledge and understanding by utilizing the Tessitura network, user groups, conference, and industry peers

-        Conduct all gift entry and processing 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

-        Regularly generate departmental status report to measure progress against fundraising goals

-        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

-        Reconcile with Finance Department monthly or more frequently as requested/needed

-        As the department expert provide guidance, training and support to development staff regarding utilization of the Tessitura database

-        Document all database and gift processing procedures and keep them up to date and accessible

Qualifications:

  • Three plus years previous fundraising database experience; preferably with Tessitura
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) required
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy and computational skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

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