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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

 

Accounting Coordinator

The Accounting Coordinator assists the Director of Financial Management and Accounting Manager with the maintenance of the Huntington’s financial transaction records, monthly closings and the annual audit.  This individual is responsible for preparing monthly bank account reconciliations, daily credit card processing reconciliations, the weekly vendor check run, and other duties as assigned.

Job Duties

  • Prepare multiple monthly bank statement reconciliations to the related general ledger account balances, including generation of journal entries as needed.
  • Prepare and generate weekly vendor check runs and related reports including mailing and filing documents.
  • Complete annual online data compilation for reporting to TCG or similar service organizations.
  • Daily credit card reconciliations from transaction recording by Box Office/Ticketing Services and Development in Tessitura to daily bank deposits.
  • Assist in investigation of credit card charge backs.
  • Departmental coding of vendor bills such as Boston Cab, Fedex, Economy Hardware.
  • Data Entry – Journal Entries, Payroll, vendor invoices, CCV’s (bank deposits).
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by Director of Financial Management and/or Accounting Manager.
  • Generate financial reports for certain departments weekly.

Requirements

  • 1-3 years professional experience in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
  • Knowledge of and professional experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.   
  • BA or BS preferred.

 

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.

Calderwood Facilities Technician 

The Facilities Technician performs a variety of general maintenance, and repairs to keep the Calderwood Pavilion in a clean and orderly fashion, maintaining the building’s appearance and up-keep for all visitors. This position is part-time, approximately 20 hours per week and is paid hourly. 

Job Duties:

  • Performs small repair jobs relating to maintenance and appearance of doors, ceilings, floors, glass, walls, handrails, fixtures, minor painting, etc.
  • Assists with 3rd party vendor coordination with other contracted site services such as pest control.
  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks as scheduled such as, cleaning of drains, replacing light bulbs, and snow removal as well as any other duties assigned in the maintenance and repair of the facility.
  • Cleaning of theatre & support spaces, as needed.  This may include vacuuming, trash removal, stocking paper products, and sanitization of rest rooms. 

Requirements:

  • High School /Trade School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year prior experience.
  • Able to communicate effectively, including excellent reading and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of HVAC and basic understanding of plumbing, fire prevention systems, painting, and electrical a plus. 
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment and respond effectively in a busy environment. 
  • Ability to use judgment in interpreting and following both written and verbal instructions on assigned jobs
  • Excellent customer service skills

Physical requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. – 75 lbs.
  • Ability to lift, bend, reach, and stand for extended periods
  • Ability to operate cleaning equipment
  • Ability to climb ladders

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.

Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

The Executive Assistant to the Managing Director provides high level administrative and strategic planning support to the Managing Director. This position includes independent work on projects in addition to: handling a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion, assisting General Management staff as required in any administrative capacity, and serving as a liaison between the Board and the Managing Director and Chief Development Officer.  The Executive Assistant also coordinates projects related to ongoing Development Department initiatives with a focus on the current comprehensive campaign.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Managing Director, including but not limited to:  managing and prioritizing a complex calendar of appointments; preparing correspondence; arranging detailed travel plans; completing expense reports; and dealing with confidential information and correspondence.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on matters identified by and/or addressed to the Managing Director. Recommends appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Coordinates and ensures the Managing Director’s complex schedule is followed and respected.  Acts as “gatekeeper” and “gateway,” creating win-win situations for direct access to the Managing Director’s time.
  •  Facilitates strategic planning process as it relates to coordination of relevant schedules – company, board, fundraising, etcetera– to align meetings, building tours, board activities, and more.  
  • Communicates directly with trustees, overseers, major donors, corporate executives, consultants and other key stakeholders, and serves as a resource in their interaction with the Managing Director.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Managing Director and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with senior management staff.
  • Coordinates, compiles materials for, and attends board and other department and committee meetings over which the Managing Director presides and records minutes.  Disseminates minutes and supporting information on a timely basis.
  • Supports the Managing Director, General Manager, and Associate General Manager in negotiations with actors, directors, designers and playwrights, as needed.
  • As directed by the Managing Director and Chief Development Officer, conducts research, develops matrix, analyzes data, and develops reports to evaluate board members and to qualify prospective board members. 
  • Manages projects relating to Board nominations/governance processes, including establishing a protocol for on-boarding new board members and executing an orientation program.
  • Works regularly in coordination with the Assistant to the Artistic Director, and in the Assistant’s absence, supports the Artistic Director.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS or equivalent; 2-4 years of experience supporting a high-level executive is preferred. 
  • Superior written and oral communications skills.
  • A high level of organization and the ability to focus on details and deadlines are a must.
  • Adept at tactful and effective communication with a variety of constituents such as trustees, donors, visiting artists, and staff. 
  • Must be flexible, creative and self-motivated, and be willing to work extended hours on occasion, sometimes without much notice, to help the Managing Director or other staff members meet deadlines or manage workload. 
  • Must be able to handle confidential information with excellent judgment and discretion. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms

Publicist/ Press Representative

The Publicist / Press Representative is responsible for all public relations, publicity, and media relations activities for the Huntington Theatre Company.  This position writes, edits, and coordinates all press materials for Huntington productions, events, and activities, generates ideas for stories, and solicits, arranges, and organizes local and national media coverage for both production-related and institutional publicity purposes.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Creates and executes publicity/press relations plans to generate awareness for the institution and support company initiatives, productions, and institutional partnerships.
  • Writes and edits all press materials for Huntington Theatre Company productions and activities including press releases, media advisories, calendar listings, and PSAs, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
  • Generates story ideas for pitching to media outlets, and solicits, arranges, and organizes all local and national media coverage and interviews (print, radio and TV) for both production-driven and institutional purposes.
  • Collaborates 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 all national and local media contacts to generate relevant stories, interviews, and other media coverage for the Huntington.
  • Manages all photo sessions and b-roll taping for public relations and marketing purposes.
  • Coordinates all press nights and awards nights, 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 the Spotlight newsletter, programs, and blog.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in public relations, communications, journalism, or equivalent, plus 3 to 5 years proven track record of progressively responsible and expansive experience in public relations or communications. 
  • Demonstrated history of successful public relations or related experience is required. 
  • 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.

Promotions & Community Coordinator

The Promotions and Community Coordinator is responsible for the creation and execution of promotions and promotional events to garner attention and generate sales and attendance for Huntington productions.  This position serves as liaison to many community organizations and outside businesses and groups, establishing and maintaining close relationships with group leaders.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for identifying target audiences for each production and for the institution as a whole, and developing and executing promotions and promotional partnerships with community organizations, affinity groups, businesses, hotels, restaurants, professional networking groups, and others in order to reach those target audiences.
  • Establishes and maintains close and direct relationships with leaders of diverse and multicultural community groups and promotional partners, and is proactively communicative and responsive to their needs.
  • Plans and executes strategic initiatives to support and grow the Huntington’s various ticket programs, including Community Membership, 35 Below, and group sales to meet marketing sales goals and to increase and diversify the Huntington’s audience.
  • Oversees promotional and community engagement initiatives for each production, including the creation, execution, and promotion of special events and targeted ticket offers. Works closely with outside vendors and partners in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
  • Represents the Huntington on a regular basis and acts as liaison to various community and business organizations such as the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), South End Business Alliance (SEBA), the Fenway Alliance, the Greater Boston Concierge Association (GBCA), and others.
  • Participates fully in all marketing events and activities, such as open houses, receptions, and other special events, and acts as a positive, creative, contributing member of the marketing team.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Marketing with various projects on an as-needed basis.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent plus two or more years of administrative experience, preferably with a non-profit or arts organization.
  • Superb networking skills, excellent attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize information quickly, and experience with computer databases and word processing. 
  • The ideal candidate will exude a high-energy, outgoing, confident personal style, have experience working in diverse communities, be culturally sensitive, and have a highly developed sense of humor and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Prior marketing experience working with performing arts groups is preferable; a theatre background is a plus.

Part-Time Front of House

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.

Compensation:  This position is part time.  It pays $11 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.

How To Apply:


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

JB Douglas
Patron Experience Coordinator
JBDouglas@huntingtontheatre.org

 

Part-Time Ticketing Services Representatives

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.

Qualifications:  

  • We are seeking candidates with availability in the daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • 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.

The position pays $11 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.

The Ticketing Services Representative handles telephone and window sales for Huntington Theatre Company and Boston Theatre Scene processes single ticket and subscription orders, exchanges, flexpass redemptions and disseminates information to customers.

The major responsibilities of the position include:

  • Trained in all aspects of day-to-day operations of the Box Office and may be called upon to assist in training and supervision of part-time and work study representatives.
  • Responds to patron inquiries in a polite and professional manner.  Understands the policies of the Box Office but also has the authority to make allowances where deemed to be appropriate.
  • Transacts sales in Tessitura in the approved manner, quickly and accurately.
  • Other clerical duties as assigned including database maintenance and updates.
  • Maintains the VIP Ticketing report on a weekly basis.
  • Special assignments regarding outside theatre bookings when needed.

Qualifications

  • 2 years of college or equivalent
  • 1 year professional box office experience.
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable using computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet programs, email and word processing.
  • Excellent attention to detail, confidence, and ability to promote the best interests of the organization while attending to customer concerns.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

Interested candidates, please send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to:

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


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