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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

 

 

Associate Director Individual Giving

The Associate Director of Individual Giving (ADIG) is the key driver of a successful Individual Giving Program for the Annual Fund and vital member of a highly-motivated development team of nine at a transformational time for the Huntington Theatre Company.  Boston’s leading professional theatre is midway through a five-year, $100 million comprehensive campaign which includes $20 million in annual fund support. Developing the strategies and innovating to achieve ambitious year over year growth goals is core to this position.  Reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with the Chief Development Officer, the ADIG will employ best practices and industry knowledge to broaden and deepen the base of individual support. The ADIG will also maintain a personal portfolio of supporter and patron level donors, allowing this role to be both internal and public-facing.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborating closely with Director of Development, plan and implement an innovate/creative approach for managing and growing relationships with individual donors to incrementally increase contributions achieving a 40% increase in annual giving within 3 years
  • Design new and fulfill existing donor engagement strategies to secure funding from current and lapsed donors and employ innovative approaches and proven techniques to acquire new donors
  • Take the Huntington’s successful young philanthropist program, The Hunt (donors 40 and under) to the next level of engagement and generosity
  • Develop robust cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans customized for each donor segment
  • Build and manage relationships with prospects and donors through personalized outreach, in person meetings, and regular communications efforts
  • Work with the Marketing and PR teams to develop high-impact, compelling print materials and messaging and leverage a digital and social media component to annual campaign
  • Develop an entrepreneurial approach to move prospects through the fundraising continuum, closing gifts and increasing their support year over year
  • Work with the Development Events Manager to maximize cultivation and stewardship opportunities
  • Plan, execute and track multiple direct mail and digital fundraising campaigns annually
  • Supervise the Manager of Research and Stewardship providing direction and ensuring best practices
  • Report on and measure progress, re-evaluating plans each quarter to ensure progress is tracking for success and budgeted goals are achieved, keeping the Director of Development apprised and informed regularly

Required knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques for Annual Fund growth
  • Demonstrated ability to write compelling solicitation materials with proven success rate 
  • Self-motivated and disciplined to regularly set and achieve work goals
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Confident and respectful demeanor to initiate and build relationships with both broad-base and high net worth donors
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision 
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • A bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years progressive fundraising experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and use of relational databases, knowledge of Tessitura

 

Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the operation of the Huntington’s websites: huntingtontheatre.org and BostonTheatreScene.com, and ensures they are always fully functional and up to date. Generates the emarketing calendar and oversees the creation of all email communications, mainly focused on generating revenue for productions.

JOB DUTIES:

WEBSITE

  • Develops and executes strategies to use the Huntington’s website as an effective marketing and sales tool.
    • Maintains and enhances websites for both Huntington Theatre Company and Boston Theatre Scene.
    • Manages all facets of the website using the EpiServer Content Management System.
    • Serves as a primary contact with the Huntington’s external web developer, Adage Technologies.
    • Works collaboratively with the Finance, Human Resources, and Production Departments to maintain intranet sites.
  • Ensures that the websites, including ecommerce sections, are always fully functional and up to date with all pertinent information and content.
  • Notifies relevant Huntington staff and outside vendors of issues as they occur and sees them through to resolution.
  • Provides training and support to Huntington staff and Calderwood Pavilion rental clients on the websites’ Content Management Systems.
  • Ensures branding consistency across all outside presenters who utilize the BostonTheatreScene.com website to promote their productions and production-related content.

Email Communications

  • Generates the emarketing calendar and oversees the creation of all email communications, mainly focused on generating revenue for productions, but also in support of other departments.
  • Builds email communication templates for various targeted audience segments for eblasts sent on a weekly basis.
  • Researches and recommends new tools, strategies, segmentation, best practices, etc. to make sure all emarketing efforts are as successful and up to date as possible.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Huntington’s Marketing team to make sure all show-specific and institutional content is released strategically for maximum synergy across digital channels.

 Data Analysis

  • Provide statistical reports on email responses and website traffic on a regular basis.
  • Tracks data and reports on trends relating to the Huntington’s digital marketing efforts.

 Other

  • Assists with weekly social media strategy.
  • 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 
  • Participate fully in all marketing events such as open houses, receptions, and other special events.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Marketing and marketing department at large 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. 
  • Knowledge of EpiServer or other website content management system and WordFly or other email deployment platform.
  • Must possess a willingness to learn new skill sets as necessary.
  • 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.

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.

Education and Access Associate

The Education and Access Associate plays a vital role in supporting the Education Department with all Education and Access programs.  Must be able to work independently and in collaboration with the Education team, as well as with other Huntington Theatre Company colleagues.  The Education and Access Associate will provide a range of program support and teaching artist work on:

  • Access Programming (Audio Description, American Sign Language Interpretation, and Open Captioning)
  • Student Matinee Series and curriculum guides
  • Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest (Massachusetts Chapter)
  • August Wilson Monologue Competition
  • EPIC:  Empowered Performers in Conversation
  • Codman Academy partnership

Job Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Access programming and sitting on the Huntington’s Access Committee
    • Attending and working Access performances as needed
    • Materials prep and event support
    • Outreach and recruitment support for all programs
    • Website maintenance and social media updates
    • Curriculum development and writing as needed
    • Administrative Support as needed for all programs
    • Teaching Artist for the department as needed
    • Attending and working education program events including (but not limited to) student matinee performances, Poetry Out Loud, August Wilson Monologue Competition, Codman events, and EPIC events.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Huntington Theatre Company expects the following of each employee:  adheres to HTC policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in HTC events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Required knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Theatre, Education, or a related field
  • Two to three years of experience teaching K-12 students, high school and urban school settings preferred
  • Knowledge of ASL Interpreted performances, audio description, and open caption services a plus
  • Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail
  • 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
  • Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Experience with ticketing/database systems (such as Tessitura) is a plus

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume(s)
  • A sample lesson plan
  • References

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

 

Part-Time Customer Service Representatives

Part-Time 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 the Tessitura ticketing system in the approved manner, quickly and accurately.

Qualifications:  

  • We are seeking candidates with availability in the daytime, evenings and weekends.  Looking for:

Tuesday: noon – 7:30

Thursday: noon – 7:30

Friday: noon – 8:00

Sunday: noon – closing (between 4:00 and 7:00)

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

The position pays $13 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.


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