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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

 

Assistant Director of Production

The Assistant Director of Production collaborates with the Director of Production to manage operations and administration of all production department activities. They are at the center of communications between Production Department heads, designers, and other departments of the company.  They will assist the Director of Production in managing and supervising production department employees across three locations: the soon-to-be-renovated Huntington Avenue Theatre, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, and the Everett Production Center.  They serve as lead Production Manager on 2-4 productions per season: shepherding the design process, working closely with production staff and visiting artists to accomplish artistic goals and meet deadlines in a timely and cost-effective way, with night and weekend hours expected to support tech rehearsals and the preview process. 

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Facilitate communication and workflow among all production departments, artistic and production teams, theatre management at both the HAT and the Calderwood, and other Huntington departments.
  • Leads the production management of projects as assigned by the Director of Production
  • Assist Director of Production in establishing and maintaining departmental standards and practices.
  • Assist in season planning and facilitate maintenance and communication of detailed production calendars and schedules
  • Represent Production Department in meetings as appropriate
  • Assist with budget tracking and financial record keeping.
  • Hire supplemental run crew, production assistants, and production department apprentices.
  • Sharing daily oversight and mentorship of the Production Management Apprentice. 
  • Manage production payroll.
  • Serve a leadership role in Safety Committee, developing safety guidelines and helping develop and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Coordinate production support for non-show activities as assigned; this might include projects led by Artistic, Education, Development, Marketing, or Operations / Rentals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Production.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated professional leadership experience in production/project management, stage management, or other technical production discipline.
  • Computer skills should include Microsoft Office (Excel and Word); previous experience with payroll, project management, and calendaring software are all helpful.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication ability, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Collaboration and creative problem-solving skills are vital; excellent judgement and discretion are key.
  • Commitment to building collaborative relationships with people from diverse groups including but not limited to race, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, physical ability, and age.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and calm demeanor under pressure.

 

Huntington Avenue Theatre Apprentice

The HAT Apprentice provides support to the Huntington Avenue Theatre Management team. This includes administrative work, as well as event and rental coordination and execution. The Huntington is looking for a candidate who is interested in an all-around theatrical experience.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Assists with the management team’s oversight and coordination of theatre companies renting the building.
  • When required, serves as the on-site point person for rental clients to ensure that they have the supplies and equipment necessary for their event.
  • Participates in Huntington events set-up and breakdowns, including opening nights and board meetings
  • Participates in front of house operations, receives TIPS training for bar shifts
  • Manages Volunteer usher communication and scheduling. Responsible for maintaining the volunteer usher database.
  • Assists House Manager with concessions inventory and purchasing.
  • When required, serves as an ambassador for the Huntington for renovation efforts with architects and other construction contacts
  • Assists with departmental accounting and records, including bank runs.
  • Participates in the Huntington’s 35 Below Committee, planning events and other initiatives for our patrons aged 35 and under
  • Assist with various projects on an as needed basis

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent plus theatre work experience
  • Prior experience working with performing arts groups.
  • This person must be able to work positively and effectively in fast-paced, stressful situations.
  • Attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize information quickly.
  • Experience with computer databases; Tessitura and/or Artifax preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work comfortably and effectively with diverse constituents, including contractors, renters, and patrons.
  • Command of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with concessions sales and customer service helpful
  • Flexibility in work schedule required due to the range of events that occur nights and weekends

 HOW TO APPLY:

Huntington Apprentice applications must include:

  • Resume of theatre and related experience
  • Cover letter, stating your expectations and career goals
  • Three professional references Attn: Kat Herzig

Please email to jobs@huntingtontheatre.org with HAT Apprentice in the subject line.  For more information on the benefits of the apprenticeship click here.

Lighting and Projections Supervisor

The Lighting and Projections Supervisor will be responsible for managing the lighting and projections department and acting as a primary liaison between lighting and projections designers and all other production departments.  They will be responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining lighting and projections needs for all Huntington Theatre Company productions and events in the Huntington Avenue Theatre and Calderwood Pavilion.    

 Key responsibilities:

  • Works with lighting and projections designers as the production staff’s primary contact to realize each design, conveying inventory, system information, and production details.
  • Responsible for productions and maintenance budgets for lighting and projections.
  • Arranges equipment, rentals, and supply purchases for each show.
  • Plans, preps, and supervises the installation of each production’s equipment and systems.
  • Arranges lighting assistants for all Huntington productions.
  • Hires projections technician, projections programmer, and projections assistant as necessary for Huntington shows that utilize projections.
  • Responsible for maintaining the artistic integrity of lighting and projections designs.
  • Collaborates with stage management to ensure productions adhere to Equity rules regarding atmospherics.
  • Coordinates with production management, designers, and other department heads for daily schedules and design elements.
  • Oversees scheduling of Lighting and Projections Department staff for Huntington productions, events, and rentals.
  • Helps to schedule, supervise and advise incoming rental companies/shows in coordination with the Huntington Avenue Theatre manager.
  • Schedules all necessary work calls; acquires casual labor.
  • Develops staff skills and efficiency.  May include mentoring employees and developing training plans for staff.

 Required knowledge & skills:

 B.A./B.S. in Lighting Design/Technical Production or equivalent professional experience.

  • Must have knowledge and experience in the specific requirements and conventions of theatrical productions including standard rigging practices.
  • Familiar with equipment and operating systems currently in place at the Huntington Theatre Company.  This includes programming and maintenance expertise on ETC control systems including EOS family consoles, ETC Net II, ETC Net III, Sensor and Unison Dimming, digital projection equipment, moving lights, ETC Lustres, Chroma-Q Color Forces and other LED equipment and requirements.
  • Experience with Watchout, Vectorworks, and Lightwright software.
  • Display a great deal of creativeness in problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Budgeting experience.
  • Experience leading diverse teams of people.
  • Able to climb ladders to a 60' grid and move objects 100 lbs. and heavier.

Scenery Administrator

The Scenery Administrator assists Technical Director and Asst. Technical Directors by organizing the research, purchasing, and tracking of all Scenery materials involved in the production process. In coordination with the Scene Shop Foreman, purchase the necessary supplies and materials for the scene shop. Assists Technical Director and Asst. Technical Directors by undertaking most administrative duties.

 JOB DUTIES:

  • Organizing the purchase and tracking of materials for the Scene shop, including price tracking for estimating & budgeting.
  • Organizing and tracking all Budgets for Scene shop.
  • Finding and contracting of all overhire labor involved in both the build, install, and strike processes (and all paperwork connected therewith).
  • Load in and Strike work – working with Tech.Director, Asst.Tech Director, Foreman and crew in getting shows in and out of theatre spaces.
  • Researching new materials and products.
  • General administrative, organizational and scheduling duties.
  • Oversee and coordinate all shop and rented vehicles, including the maintenance, record keeping, and scheduling of these vehicles.
  • Assists with tracking invoices and payments for outside work.
  • Maintains Safety data sheets and coordinates hazard communication.

 Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage time and multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects
  • Ability to work effectively both individually, and as a strong team member
  • 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
  • The ability to lift 75 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving cargo van.  Ability to drive a 26’ box truck preferred.
  • B.A. or equivalent in Technical Production or three years equivalent work experience in a professional scene shop preferred.
  • Ability to read construction drawings helpful.
  • Experience with website development helpful.

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

 

Overhire Positions-, Scenic Art, Scenic Carpentry

The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking resumes for skilled overhire labor in all areas, particularly Scenic Carpenters and Scenic Painters,  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
Scenic Art: Attn: Kristin Krause
Scenic Carpentry: Attn: Adam Godbout

jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

Part-Time Front of House

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

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 is 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:

Nick Robinette Huntington Avenue Theatre Manager
nrobinette@huntingtontheatre.org


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