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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 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
    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

Overhire Costumes 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 Positions-Electrics, Scenic Art, Scenic Carpentry

The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking resumes for skilled overhire labor in all areas, particularly Scenic Carpenters, Scenic Painters, and Electricians 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
Electrics: Attn: Kat Herzig
Scenic Art: Attn: Kristin Krause
Scenic Carpentry: Attn: Dan Ramirez
jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

Part-Time Front of House

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

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.

How To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to:

JB Douglas, Patron Experience Coordinator
jbdouglas@huntingtontheatre.org

 

Scenic Carpenter

The Carpenter executes the construction of specific scenic elements for Huntington Theatre Company productions and work jobbed in from outside; is assigned tasks include rigging and automation installation and maintenance; is expected to lead crews of casual carpenters and/or unskilled labor in fabricating/installing/striking scenery or other projects.

Essential Position Requirements:

  • Construct scenery in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with HTC quality standards.
  • Work load-ins and strikes, as assigned.
  • Lead crews of staff or casual carpenters, and/or unskilled labor, in fabricating, moving, or installing scenery I HTC spaces or off-site.
  • Lead/assist in rigging and automation for builds, installs, maintenance, and strikes.
  • May be expected to work directly from designer prints.
  • Adhere to and promote safe working practices
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding the progress of assigned projects.
  • Complete technical scenery notes for HTC productions.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and efficient workspace.

Additional Position Requirements:

  • Assist in maintenance and upkeep of shop tools and spaces.
  • Occasional maintenance of facility and facility equipment pertinent to scenery operations, including Production Center and theatre spaces.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or equivalent in Technical Production with min three years work experience; or equivalent or more years work experience in a professional setting.  Those with more work experience get preference
  • Good knowledge of materials and the proper use of each for scenery construction, particularly wood, metal and plastics.
  • Knowledgeable in the safe use of typical wood/metal machine and hand power tools
  • Must possess a keen awareness of shop safety and procedures
  • Confident in customary scenery construction.
  • Experience with stage rigging; including use, operation, and maintenance of a single purchase line set system; and spot rigging using single and multiple picks
    • Experience with chain motor use and operation preferred;
    • Use and operation of fall protection preferred.
  • Ability to lead a crew of up to 10 people with varying skill levels and experience.
  • Experience with stage machinery, winches, and some motion operation.
  • Must be able to read blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Should be skilled in layout techniques
  • Experience in welding light gauge steel; experience in welding light gauge aluminum preferred.
  • Ability to lift 50-100 lbs.
  • Ability to work at heights of 60+ ft

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