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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 Development, Director of Marketing, and Part Time Sales Associate:

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

For all other positions, please follow the directions with in the body of the listing.


Assistant Technical Director

This new position will be an integral part of the Huntington’s Technical Direction team, working on both Huntington Theatre shows and facilitating work we job in for outside clients in our new Production Center in Everett, MA. The Assistant Technical Director will be responsible for the technical design of scenery based on designer or client drawings, research and ordering of specialty hardware through purchaser, drafting, construction, and installation of Huntington Productions and additional jobs as directed by the Associate Technical Director and/or the Technical Director.   Oversees shows from tech design, through production on shop floor, through installation in the space; and through strike, if required. If show is an outside project or co-production, also responsible for all as-built documents and instructions for assembly on site and may travel to assist with install of specific builds.  

Tech Design/Drafting/Show Maintenance Job Duties Include:

  • Technical design of assigned shows and projects as required. 
  • Serves as primary drafter for the preparation of shop drawings.
  • Prepares schedules: prepares and maintains budget and schedules; directs and assists Shop Foreman in builds as required; coordinates with other production departments as required.
  • Assumes a leadership role in the Load-in and Installation of the scenery, coordinating with other production departments.
  • Serves as primary contact for show technical issues once show is up and running through strike.

Outside Project Job Duties Include:

  • Serves as primary contact with client once job is assigned
  • Runs jobs as described above in Tech Design/drafting; but also:
    • Proactively keeps Technical Director appraised of any changes
    • Develops change orders as needed
    • Travels as needed to assist with installation and notes as required by project contract
    • Develops, maintains, and archives all paperwork, drawings, files, contracts as required by the Technical Director

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or equivalent in Technical Production and three years equivalent work experience in a professional scene shop.
  • Experience working on site installations with non-staff crews provided by venue or client
  • Works well with others and can maintain a good sense of humor and pleasant disposition in an often pressure filled and time sensitive working environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of standard scenery and exhibit building processes, materials, techniques, and engineering required.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and comfort with database and spreadsheet programs. 
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD is required. 
  • Experience with stage rigging and the use of a single purchase line set system is required.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of typical stage machinery and motion control devices and techniques preferred.
  • Requires the ability to lift 50-100 lbs. and comfort working at heights of 60+ ft. 

Campaign Operations Manager

Working collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer to ensure campaign progress and momentum,the Campaign Operations Manager will oversee the managerial aspects of a multi-year Comprehensive Campaign to transform the Huntington Theatre Company including the renovation and expansion of its Huntington Avenue Theatre complex. The campaign is scheduled to run through June 2022. The Campaign Operations Manager will have both campaign office managerial responsibilities and will have an important “public-facing” role interacting with donors and prospects.

Specifically, the Campaign Operations Manager will:

  • Develop and maintain campaign prospect pipeline, tracking and reporting.
  • Manage cultivation and solicitation schedules and follow up.
  • Provide staff support to the Campaign Committee, scheduling meetings, preparing meeting materials and minutes and assisting committee members to fulfill their actions steps and in their role as campaign ambassadors.
  • Conduct research on prospects, prepare staff and board for solicitations, compose briefings and support staff and board campaign solicitors as called upon.
  • Develop systems and protocols for post solicitation follow up and thank you process.
  • Interface and engage with donors and prospects in support of Chief Development Officer, senior staff and campaign leadership.
  • Manage campaign logistics including creating and maintaining timelines, financial tracking and campaign performance metrics and reporting.
  • Support campaign communication plan assisting with presentation preparations, maintaining and updating campaign collateral materials, and in conjunction with the Theatre’s marketing department oversee social media schedule.
  • Participate in developing, planning and implementing campaign events.

The Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years experience in development operations preferably supporting a major campaign at a cultural institution.   
  • Proficiency in Tessitura or similar CRM system; prospect research tools such as WealthEngine; PowerPoint and Microsoft office (excel; outlook etc.) is required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Respectful and diplomatic manner, skilled at dealing with confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member; demonstrated ability to coordinate work with leadership team and Development staff.
  • This position includes some nights and occasional weekend work related to fundraising events.



Development Events Manager

The Development Events Manager is a consummate events administrator who will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and Development Department to 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 revenue generating fundraising galas.  

The Event strategy consisting of a range of event types from intimate dinners with prospective donors to major galas and large donor appreciation events--are critical components of the Huntington’s fundraising and major gift strategies. The ideal candidate will understand how to use 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 Chief Development Officer, 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 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
  • Manage an event assistant and delegate tasks appropriately
  • 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 for each event project; Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting.
  • 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.
  • Reconcile all event budgets

 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

Qualifications

  • 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 donor databases
  • Flexibility to travel and work extended hours.

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.

 


 

Facilities and Events Manager

The Facilities and Events Manager is responsible for the daily management of the physical operation and aesthetic appearance of the Huntington Avenue Theatre and Calderwood Pavilion.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Addresses facility maintenance issues for both Huntington Avenue Theatre and Calderwood Pavilion through the efficient use of internal resources and outside vendors.
  • Compiles and maintains facilities repair needs, both short term and long term.  Works with Director of Theatre Operations to prioritize projects.
  • Supervision and scheduling of all maintenance contracts and contractors in Huntington Avenue Theatre and Calderwood Pavilion. Maintains detailed list of current and past maintenance projects and repairs; including equipment replaced, parts replaced, completion date and any additional steps needed.
  • Ensures the physical appearance of both Huntington Avenue Theatre and Calderwood Pavilion are kept to Huntington Theatre Company standards.
  • Manages and schedules outside cleaning company.
  • Monitors departmental budget lines with regular communication updates with Director of Theatre operations of any variance(s).   
  • Insures that facilities meets all requirements of Boston Fire Department and other regulatory agencies.
  • Handles emergency or time sensitive situations that may arise in a timely, professional and accurate fashion.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of all special events and functions.  Manage setup and breakdown of events and functions in Huntington Avenue Theatre, including bar amenities.
  • Updates diagrams/setups from room reservation program as needed
  • Insures that resources needed for special events and functions are properly allocated and communicates with Event leaders of any shortages or substitutions. 
  • Insures accounting for any resources used by special events and functions are billed appropriately.
  • Coordinates and acts as a Huntington Theatre Company liaison for pre- and post-show receptions scheduled in the lobby space and/or 210 venue.
  • Act as on-site point person for event clients to ensure that they have the supplies and equipment necessary for their event, to coordinate deliveries and pick-ups, and other event details.
  • Assist theatre operations staff with projects and building coverage as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Theatre Operations.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. or equivalent plus 1-3 years’ experience in facilities management.
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter that can multitask and juggle priorities during peak seasons. 
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. for distances of up to 100 feet.
  • Possess the ability to attend to numerous details at one time, establish priorities, respond positively and effectively under stressful situations, and propose timely solutions to problems.
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel proficiency.
  • First Aid and/or CPR training is necessary and will be provided if necessary.  In addition, TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certification is necessary for this position and will be provided if not currently certified.
  • Flexibility in work schedule required due to the myriad events that occur nights, weekends and special occasions.

Literary Associate

CLASSIFICATION:          Hourly 

SCHEDULE:                      Weekdays, weeknights & some weekends 

REPORTS TO:                   Director of New Work

STATEMENT OF JOB:

The Literary Associate is a new position in the literary office of the artistic department. Reporting to the Director of New Work, the associate will collaborate on dramaturgical projects throughout the season, including both projects where the associate will take the lead in implementation, and developmental projects where involvement will be as associate to the Director of New Work.  

JOB DUTIES:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

-        Assist the Director of New Work in the solicitation, tracking, and reading of plays under consideration by the theatre both for the general season and for application cycles of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows (HPF) program

-        Participate in administration of the HPF program, including scheduling and participation in dramaturgical meetings with the cohort

-        Lead post-show conversations, both with and without guest speakers, connected to Huntington productions; research and source potential guest speakers in collaboration with other staff

-        Create dramaturgical resource materials for Huntington productions, both in collaboration with the Director of New Work and, for 1-2 productions per season, as lead

-        Write select program notes, newsletter articles, and other institutional writing throughout the season

-        Assist on new play development, including attendance at meetings related to plays under development by theatre and at rehearsals during workshop

REQUIREMENTS:

-        Undergraduate degree in theatre, English, history, or related fields required

-        1-2 years of dramaturgical experience preferred

-        Excellent writing skills, including a strong grasp of grammar and an ability to shift voice to suit multiple formats and styles of writing

-        Strong research skills, including library archival research

-        Ability to multitask and juggle multiple projects with overlapping deadlines

-        Collaborative spirit

-        Sense of humor, generosity, and optimism appreciated

Interested candidates, please send letter of interest, resume, writing sample & salary expectations.

Please apply by July 6th, 2018.
Writing sample: preferably provide 2-3 short pieces written in the context of a theatrical production (program notes, lobby displays, articles).

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.

JOB DUTIES:

  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.


Rentals and House Manager

The Rentals and House Manager coordinates and supervises all front-of-house operations for the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  The primary responsibilities of this position also include the leasing and management of the venue; serving as the primary interface with the different constituencies that utilize this facility.  This individual supervises front-of-house paid and volunteer staff.

JOB DUTIES: 

  • Respond to rental inquiries in a timely manner, maintain communication via email or over the phone with event representative, create confirmations for event representative, update event confirmations as new information becomes available, reach out to confirm upcoming events, and respond with thank you emails following the event.
  • Coordinates production needs of theatrical, special events and facility rentals.
  • Actively works with caterers, event planners, and other related vendors to increase event rentals.
  • Works with Director of Theatre Operations to complete contracting.
  • Works with Director of Theatre Operations to settle all costs at the close of any agreement/production including all invoicing of the renting organization for additional and unpredicted costs to the show.  Works collaboratively with the production staff with regard to budgeting production related expenses for each rental.
  • Serves as primary on-site contact for special events and facility rentals providing information related to building hours and rules, custodial services and shared space usage, etc.
  • Coordinates building coverage for performances, special events and facility rentals including opening and closing of facility.
  • Onsite house management of all performances and events at Huntington Avenue Theatre including rentals.  May require 6-day work schedule as needed to support both the Huntington and its renter’s schedules.
  • Maintains, authorizes and distributes Swipe Cards and keys access to the Calderwood Pavilion renters.  Insures return of all items at end of residence.
  • Coordinates with payroll department to ensure accurate and timely compensation of staff.
  • Coordinates information for audience members (signs, program stuffers).
  • Schedules adequate part-time usher staff, front-of-house security and volunteers for front-of-house staff to serve the need of 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.
  • Acts as liaison for clients on all house management issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Theatre Operations.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Ticketing Services Manager

The Ticketing Services Manager oversees all daily operations and activities of the Huntington Theatre Company’s box offices, at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and the Calderwood Pavilion, and Boston Theatre Scene. Responsibilities include operations of the Box Office, Subscription Office, and Customer Service departments. The Ticketing Services Manager 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.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Supervises Ticketing Services staff including hiring, training, and scheduling staff to service all Huntington Theatre Company 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.
  • Responsible for 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. 
  • Lead in 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.
  • Coordinates all Opening Night, VIP, and special event ticketing.
  • Develops, maintains and documents box office policies and procedures.  Insures 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 subscription 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 Theatre Operations of any variance(s).   
  • Participates in planning and coordination of annual subscription campaign and administers 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 subscription and single ticket campaigns and initiatives and communicate feedback to Senior Management staff.
  • Creates season performance calendar for Huntington productions.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Theatre, Arts Administration, or Business.
  • Five years professional customer service experience within the Performing Arts Box Office.
  • Proficiency with Tessitura or experience with several other ticketing programs strongly preferred. 
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter that can multitask and juggle priorities during peak seasons. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Must be flexible and dependable, and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills.
  • 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. 
  • Experience in leading support staff and ensuring that all the work is completed in a timely, efficient, and professional manner. 

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