Huntington Theatre Company

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

Date Posted:
April 23, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Other

Type:
Full-Time

2019-20 SOUND APPRENTICESHIP

Description:

HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY APPRENTICESHIPS


The Huntington Theatre Company Apprenticeship is a full-time, paid, season long program which allows college graduates to bridge the gap between their educational experiences and professional careers in regional theatre.


Apprenticeships are available only as a full-time season commitments, from August/September until early June.


Apprentices are paid an hourly rate of $12 and average 40 hours a week and are offered the option of health, dental, & retirement planning benefits, as well as free tickets to productions.


PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS


Apprentices gain experience assisting and providing integral support to the production department heads, staff, directors and designers in the implementation and maintenance of our productions. They will become well acquainted with the steps involved in taking a production from drawings to physical reality on stage, and with all of the duties and responsibilities of their respective department. The apprentice will develop skills to help solve problems and gain experience with various equipment and methods, as well as learn about budgeting, scheduling and resource allocation.


Our production departments execute the designs and production requirements for seven to eight subscription productions; educational and community outreach programs; facility rentals; and special events, using our production, main-stage and second-stage facilities. Apprentices will get to know students, professional technicians and crafts persons from all walks of professional theatre including Tony Award-nominated (perhaps winning) designers and directors.


Opportunities for additional income are plentiful, with freelance work available in Boston's ever expanding theatrical scene at a variety of levels. Some flexibility is built in to each position to suit the skills of the successful applicant and to further their educational and professional goals. The Huntington proudly maintains a high level of production value and successful candidates should leave this apprenticeship prepared to step into any number of widely available positions in professional theatre.


CURRENT OFFERINGS:
  • Sound: Helps in maintaining and organizing equipment, preparing and installing the plot; programs sound cues, executing the show, maintains equipment and plot, and works directly with sound designers and composers; assists with special events. Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Ben Emerson.

*All Production Apprentices may serve on at least 2 run crews.


The Huntington invites apprentices to be vital members of the organization, working alongside a world-class, dedicated, and passionate company of artists, administrators, technicians and designers. Not only do apprentices gain practical experience, knowledge and industry contacts, they are encouraged to discover their true potential in a creative and challenging environment that fosters both professional and personal growth. The Huntington understands that all cultures are vital to the vibrancy and relevancy of the arts and remains committed to producing works, building audiences, and employing staff members that promote equity and pluralism, and celebrate the rich communities of the Greater Boston area and beyond. We seek candidates who are not only creative, passionate, reliable, and have previous theatre training and skills, but also possess the freedom of spirit to celebrate the diversity of our culture and community.


Qualifications:
The Huntington invites apprentices to be vital members of the organization, working alongside a world-class, dedicated, and passionate company of artists, administrators, technicians and designers. Not only do apprentices gain practical experience, knowledge and industry contacts, they are encouraged to discover their true potential in a creative and challenging environment that fosters both professional and personal growth. 

The Huntington understands that all cultures are vital to the vibrancy and relevancy of the arts and remains committed to producing works, building audiences, and employing staff members that promote equity and pluralism, and celebrate the rich communities of the Greater Boston area and beyond. 

We seek candidates who are not only creative, passionate, reliable, and have previous theatre training and skills, but also possess the freedom of spirit to celebrate the diversity of our culture and community.
How To Apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

Huntington Apprentices applications must include:

  • Application Form
  • Resume of theatre and related experience
  • Cover letter, stating your expectations and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation (from work supervisor, professor, or other relevant source

E-MAIL TO:

apprenticeships@huntingtontheatre.org

Apply by:
May 17, 2019
Salary:
Apprentices are paid an hourly rate of $12.75 and average 40 hours a week and are offered the option of health, dental,retirement planning benefits and free tickets to Huntington shows and more!
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.