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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 Manager

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

The Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain campaign prospect pipeline, tracking and managing cultivation and solicitation schedules. 
  • Provide staff support to the Campaign Committee, scheduling meetings, preparing meeting materials and minutes and assisting committee members in their role as campaign ambassadors.
  • Conduct research on prospects, prepare solicitation briefing documents and support staff and board solicitors in preparation for solicitations and to ensure follow up.
  • Interface and engage with donors and prospects in support of 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 and other external campaign communications.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of 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.


Costume Director

The Costume Director is a key member of the Production team at the Huntington Theatre Company, responsible for all aspects of costume design execution, including determining the specifications and build schedules, and management of costume shop staff, budgets, and equipment.  Creativity and the ability to learn and manage change are paramount as the Huntington experiences a period of dynamic growth including the upcoming renovation of our largest theatre, and the design of a support facility which will include new costume shop facilities.

Specifically, the Costume Director:

  • Supervises the construction, alterations, purchasing, and rentals of costumes for each production, including wardrobe and wigs/hair.
  • Interprets the costume designers’ renderings into full scale costumes based upon conversation, renderings, and research provided by the costume designer.
  • Leads the effort to generate revenue through costume stock rentals and building costumes for external companies. This includes managing and promoting rentals and outside projects, managing and maintaining current stock, and building rental stock.
  • Allocates and coordinates the activities and workflow of the costume shop to meet all production deadlines, as well as coordinates the activities of the costume shop with other departments of the organization.
  • Guides and supervises employees in the more complex phases of their work, trains new employees, ensures proper use of all materials by all staff, and provides quality training and development for the department.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA in costuming or equivalent.
  • 4 to 6 years’ experience in a professional costume shop. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A proven track record of successfully managing staff. 
  • Experience managing multiple projects on time and within budget control.
  • Working knowledge of costume construction and the ability to drape, cut, and stitch. 
  • Knowledge of costume design, costume history, fabrics, accessories, millinery, leatherwork, wig construction and maintenance, and theatrical make-up. 
  • Experience with textile dyeing and painting techniques is helpful.

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.

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Full-Time Ticketing Services Representatives

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.

 


Part-time Ticketing Services Representatives

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 Tessitura 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 experience preferred.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented and have a positive attitude; Previous theatre or box office experience preferred.

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


 


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