Huntington Theatre Company

264 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
www.huntingtontheatre.org
jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

Date Posted:
July 16, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Production/Design

Type:
Full-Time

Director of Production

Description:

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks a Director of Production 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. The Director of Production will have an influential leadership role in the evolution of the Huntington and its continued presence as a cultural leader in the region. They will lead a team including Production Management, Stage Management, Lighting and Electrics, Sound, Scenery, Properties, and Costumes. The Director of Production will drive the strategy to leverage production capacity to earn revenue from outside project work. Reports to Managing Director Michael Maso and Artistic Director, Peter DuBois.

Qualifications:

Job Duties_________________________________________________

· Supervises the personnel, budgets, and work activities of the following departments: Production Management, Stage Management, Scenery, Properties, Costumes, Electrics, Stage Operations, and Sound.

· Supervises all resources including technical equipment, facilities, performance and rehearsal spaces, vehicles, materials and supplies for the Production Department. Plans logistics for the movement of the Huntington Theatre Company productions to other venues and other productions to the Huntington Theatre Company.

· Develops, maintains, and administers the annual Production Budget. Monitors all Production Budgets and controls specific budgets for Production Management.

· Oversees and coordinates production department’s revenue producing activities, through non-Huntington builds and rentals.

· Manages Technical Equipment acquisition, maintenance, and rental, capital improvement, vehicle maintenance, department travel, scenery and equipment storage, departmental supplies.

· Works to improve and ensure high quality production values which includes attending technical and dress rehearsals, note sessions, meetings, and preview performances.

· Serves as the final decision maker in Production staff issues including hiring, dismissal and disciplinary actions in consultation with Human Resources, where appropriate.

· Oversees schedules for the Huntington Theatre Company productions.

· Understands and communicates effectively the artistic vision of the Huntington Theatre Company. Collaborates with Directors, designers and the artistic staff to ensure adherence to show schedules. Keeps the Artistic Director and Managing Director informed regarding the progress of designs and deadlines.

· Facilitates interdepartmental communication and communication between artists and Production personnel.

· Consults with the Managing Director, General Manager, Director of Theatre Operations, Director of Finance, and Director of Human Resources to develop and strategize long range Huntington Theatre Company needs, including theatre renovation design.

· Oversees interdepartmental cooperation aiding special theatre functions and projects as necessary.

· Serves as or appoints primary safety committee contact for Production Department.


Requirements_____________________________________________________

  • Degree: B.A. Theatre preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Production Management or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of theatrical production.
  • Strong leadership skills; able to engage and motivate a team.
  • Experience creating and proactively managing Production budget, including both revenue generation and expense management.
  • Ability to create and manage complex production schedules.
  • Able to attend to numerous important projects concurrently, and to prioritize, and respond positively and effectively in meeting strict deadlines.
  • An outgoing, confident personal style with a highly developed sense of humor and excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
How To Apply:

The Huntington 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.


Send letter of interest, resume and salary expectations to:

Nina Nicolosi

Director of Human Resources

Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.

281 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

The Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

The Huntington Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Affirmative Action.

Apply by:
August 15, 2019
Salary:
$90,000-105,000 per year
About this Organization:

The Huntington Theatre Company engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.


Founded in 1982 and 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 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.