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Job Opportunities

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

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

Development Events Manager

The Development Events Manager is a skilled events administrator who will initiate, plan, and execute The Huntington Theatre Company’s annual cycle of development events--a combination of onsite and off-site recognition, cultivation, and stewardship events, and play a major organizational role in an annual gala celebration. The Events Manager reports to the Director of Development and supervises the Development Events Coordinator.

The Development events strategy ranges from intimate dinners with prospective donors to large scale fundraising and donor appreciation events. The ideal candidate will understand how to leverage events, featuring honorees, artistic leadership and board to strategically attract and develop deeper relationships with Boston’s philanthropic community.

The Development Events Manager ensures that donor engagement and stewardship goals are met through tailored, well-executed events. The successful Development Events Manager will be adept at soliciting ideas, integrating multiple viewpoints and translating vision into reality.

Primary Responsibilities:

Event Strategy

  • In consultation with the Director of Development, develop the annual events strategy and fully manage a full calendar of events
  • Effectively engage key management, staff, board and stakeholders in event strategy planning
  • Collaborate with and inspire engagement of volunteer committees comprised of board and non-board members
  • Collaborate with Development Team to determine how to best utilize events as part of overarching engagement and stewardship initiatives, and recommend events (type, location, size) to cultivate and steward specific donor groups, and giving societies
  • Maintain vendor relationships for full calendar of events and negotiate the best rate or in-kind consideration for overarching services needed

Event Planning & Coordination

Serve as the lead for event planning, revenue generation, management, production and sponsorship.

  • Working closely with staff solicitors, lead the planning and execution of donor engagement and stewardship events, including donor appreciation events, intimate donor cultivation dinners, small group, and house parties and the theatre’s major revenue generating annual gala
  • Lead all event planning, project timelines and production meetings and discussions
  • Organize and lead collaboration with the Marketing Team on event concept, graphic design/production/printing and event marketing
  • Create event sponsorship packages and lead the solicitation and securing of sponsorships.
  • Prepare and reconcile budgets and provide periodic progress reports to staff directors and volunteer leadership for each event project; Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, reporting and final reconciliation.
  • Negotiate costs and services with vendors; book event space, arrange food and beverage, order all supplies/decorations, coordinate audiovisual equipment & operation, make travel arrangements

Donor engagement Theatre Trips:

  • Coordinate annual London Theatre Tour with outside operator; providing concierge level attention to key theatre stakeholders
  • Coordinate other theatre trip domestically as called upon

Event Follow-up

  • Develop a consistent event follow-up strategy including thank-you process, acknowledgments and invoicing
  • Lead post-event debriefs and collect and analyze feedback from staff, committee, co-chairs/ honorees, and guests to make recommendations for improving future events.
  • Work with staff to collect and upload qualitative and quantitative event data in database.
  • Provide stewardship to event attendees and gala committee members

 Key Attributes

  • Strategic, creative, imaginative, and critical thinker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and thorough follow-up
  • Superior project and process management skills including planning, coordinating, and organization; managing multiple priorities concurrently
  • Can advance projects independently; knows when to include key decision-makers, and when to be proactive in moving projects along
  • Competent and comfortable in both public facing and internal roles
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in event coordination, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and execute a variety of events: from intimate gatherings, to high-profile, large-scale events
  • Experience with CRM databases
  • Flexibility to travel and work extended hours.

Digital Media Specialist

The Digital Media Specialist is responsible for telling the story of the Huntington Theatre Company and optimizing it on all digital channels through content curation and creation, creative social media initiatives, and the creation of multimedia marketing initiatives and promotional tools.


  • Manages the Huntington’s promotional video production, including co-conceiving and storyboarding video content, and capturing and editing videos used to promote the Huntington, its 7+ productions each season, fundraising initiatives, education programs, and other programming as needed. Video capture may include filming rehearsal and production b-roll, interviewing artists involved with productions, and audience feedback and experiences at performances and events.
  • Represents the Huntington on social media platforms, monitoring and responding to patron feedback on digital channels in a timely, customer service-oriented manner.
  • Creates social media strategies for the Huntington on various channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and the Huntington’s websites, and curates and creates content to populate the different platforms.
  • Oversees relationship with a third-party vendor who manages the Huntington’s promoted Facebook content, digital display advertising campaigns, and Google Ads campaigns.
  • Provides ongoing analysis of digital strategies and campaigns for both social media, the Huntington websites, and email. Oversees the Huntington’s Google Analytics account.
  • Researches and recommends new tools, technologies, applications, techniques, and best practices, and provides support for marketing and technology initiatives within the Huntington Theatre Company.
  • Assists with layout and implementation of all e-marketing sales initiatives.
  • Participates fully in all marketing events, such as open houses, receptions, and special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3-5 years’ applicable professional experience.  Some formal educational coursework would be helpful.
  • Knowledge of EpiServer or other website content management system.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Audition, and Lightroom and other design software systems. 
  • Knowledge of FinalCut Pro or other video editing software, experience with video capture equipment, and familiarity with audio extraction/editing programs. 
  • Must be pro-active, adept at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, goal-oriented and project-focused with an ability to work in a team as well as with individuals from each department and external partners. 
  • Must possess a willingness to learn new skill sets as necessary.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required.

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 (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.

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Marketing Associate

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Marketing, the Marketing Associate supports all aspects of the Huntington’s Marketing operations. Facilitates and oversees the schedule of all printed materials, such as program books and newsletters, including writing, editing, and some design layout. Acts as the liaison and coordinator for all materials in support of other Huntington departments (Artistic, Development, Education, Public Affairs). Oversees multiple timelines and calendars to ensure that all deadlines are met, serves as the main point person for all departmental customer service initiatives, and maintains marketing department financial records.


  • Produces and serves as project manager of institutional publications, including program books and newsletters, gathers and edits artists’ biographies, program notes, and advertisements, and works with Graphic Design Coordinator on layout and implementation of edits.  
  • Oversees single ticket initiatives for each production, including timelines and advertising calendar.  Manages schedule and deadlines of all print materials and direct mail projects, including brochures, invitations, and other promotional mailings. Works closely with outside vendors and partners to execute printing, mailing, and advertising initiatives in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner. 
  • Primary contact for all Marketing efforts in support of other Huntington departments, specifically Artistic, Development, Education, and Public Affairs, including play reading programs, fundraising brochures and gala materials, and curriculum guides and student matinee materials.
  • Member of the Huntington’s 35 Below Committee. Assists in the execution of strategic initiatives to support the 35 Below Wrap Parties and other events and the overall 35 Below ticket program. 
  • Oversees the Marketing department’s customer service efforts (including monitoring audience surveys and feedback) and the Huntington’s ticket donation request program.
  • Maintains Marketing Department internal accounting records.  Interacts with the Huntington’s Finance Department, settles accounts with printers and outside vendors, tracks all Marketing Department expenses, and creates and maintains budget reports that are submitted to the Director of Marketing and Finance Department.
  • Assists with the Marketing Department’s data collection efforts, including monitoring daily sales reports and compiling key performance indicators to evaluate departmental efforts and strategies.
  • Helps to make edits to the Huntington’s website and execute email campaigns.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Marketing with various projects on an as needed basis.


  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent plus two or more years of marketing and/or administrative experience, preferably with a non-profit or arts organization.
  • Excellent attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize information quickly, and experience with computer databases and word processing. 
  • An outgoing, confident personal style with a highly developed sense of humor and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills is needed.
  • Prior marketing experience working with performing arts groups is preferable; a theatre background is a plus.

 Patron Experience Coordinator

The Patron Experience Coordinator oversees and supervises all front-of-house operations for the Huntington Avenue Theatre (HAT) including supervising front-of-house paid and volunteer staff.  The incumbent will also work closely with the Ticketing Services Manager on customer service issues, ticket services sales and performance coverage at both the Huntington Avenue Theatre and Calderwood Pavilion Theatre.  This is an exempt, full-time position.


  • House Management of all performances and events at HAT including rentals and special events.  Will require 6-day work schedule as needed to support both the Huntington and its renter’s schedules.
  • Assists Ticketing Services Department with phone and walkup sales as scheduled.
  • Assists Ticketing Services Manager with Customer Service issues.
  • Provides Ticketing Services curtain coverage as assigned.
  • Coordinates with payroll department to ensure accurate and timely compensation of front of house staff.
  • Coordinates information for audience members (signs, program stuffers).
  • Schedules (in concert with Calderwood Pavilion House Manager) adequate part-time usher staff, front-of-house security and volunteers for front-of-house staff to serve the need of HAT performances.
  • Maintains concession and merchandise inventory and accounts for and deposits concession and merchandise receipts.
  • Maintains petty cash for daily concession needs.
  • Acts as liaison for groups attending the theatre.
  • May be assigned to house manage performances at the Calderwood Pavilion
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Theatre Operations.


  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent. 
  • Four years of performing arts management experience.
  • Able to respond positively and effectively and propose timely solutions. 
  • Experience with Tessitura and/or Artifax preferred
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel proficiency.
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles as well as budget development and management thereof. 
  • Strong verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter that can multitask and juggle priorities during peak seasons.
  • Flexibility in work schedule required due to the range events that occur nights and weekends.
  • Familiarity with ADA and with the Actors Equity Association rules and policies pertaining to the front-of-house are preferred.
  • First Aid and/or CPR training is necessary and will be provided if necessary.  In addition, TIPS training (Training for Intervention Procedures) is necessary for this position and will be provided if not currently certified.


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:

Julie Cameron

Calderwood Pavilion House Manager

Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
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