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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 i

Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for establishing effective HR practices ensuring a positive and high performing culture at the Huntington.  This role will partner and collaborate with employees at every level of the organization to create a strong employee culture of respect, radical hospitality, diversity and inclusion.  The Director of Human Resources will be a coach and provide guidance on all people related matters, creating and maintaining programs and procedures as needed. The candidate must be able to roll up their sleeves with a strong working knowledge of HR human policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local legislation governing HR issues. The role is a member of the Huntington Theatre Leadership team and reports to the General Manager.  Coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs in concert with Human Resources staff.  Manages a staff of 3.  

 JOB DUTIES:

  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.  Research, create and recommend organizational human resource  policies and procedures, maintain and distribute up to date employee handbook ; monitor cross organizational consistency within policy.  Provide operational and consultative support to managers on a daily basis including providing them with the tools and techniques to enable them to coach staff and comply with Human Resources policies and programs.
  • Proactively manage recruiting activities; create/edit job descriptions, recruit, screen and hire for open positions at both non-exempt and exempt level. Effectively track and measure training, development and retention of new hires.  Conduct exit interviews analyzing reasons and implement retention actions if needed.
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.
  • Maintains all human resources employee files and records including benefits plans participation such as insurance and 403(b) plan, employee  transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
  • Manages time and attendance and payroll function, including timely and accurate production and reconciliation of annual payroll.
  • Coordinates management training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, safety, and sexual harassment.
  • Provides counsel to management on policy interpretation and disciplinary matters ensuring consistent application of effective human relations approaches and legal considerations. Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations’ issues.
  • Administers performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
  • Manages administration and ensures regulatory compliance of all employee benefit plans, including annual filing of form 5500. Negotiates with vendors for coverage on health, dental, life, long-term/short-term disability, employee assistance and 403(b) retirement plans. Manages annual renewals and communicates benefit changes to employees; liaise between employees with benefit problems and vendors.
  • Oversees workers’ compensation through outside agencies. Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier.
  • Conducts wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate.  Makes recommendations to General Manager regarding compensation levels.  Ensures organization wide salary equity.
  • Prepares and maintains budget of human resources operations.
  • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  • Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
  • Director of Human Resources directly supervises both the Payroll and Reporting Specialist and Human Resources Coordinator. Has oversight of Human Resource Coordinator supervision of HR Administrative Liaison.  

 Qualifications:

  • Education: BA or equivalent
  • Experience: 5 – 8 years’ experience in Human Resources management with relevant HR Business Partner experience; Arts and/or not-for-profit experience is helpful.  
  • Able to effectively manage numerous important projects concurrently, and to prioritize, and respond positively and effectively in meeting strict deadlines. 

Outgoing, confident personal style with a highly-developed sense of humor, impactful communication skills and excellent facilitation skills

Ticketing Services Representative

Ticketing Services Representatives are responsible for providing excellent patron services. This includes handling telephone and window sales for Huntington Theatre Company and Boston Theatre Scene, processing sale of single ticket, exchanges as well as providing information and assisting with any problems/issues.  

JOB DUTIES:

  • 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 able to work daytime, evening and weekend shifts
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable using computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet programs, email and word processing.
  • Tessitura or other POS system experience helpful but not required.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented and have a positive attitude; Previous theatre or box office experience helpful.

The position pays $14.25 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions. Additionally, the company provides health, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

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

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

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


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