Huntington Theatre Company

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

Date Posted:
February 09, 2016

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Other

Type:
Full-Time

2016-17 APPRENTICESHIPS

Description:

THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY 2016-17 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 until early June.

Apprenticeships are typically available in the following areas:


*Artistic: Producing/Casting

*Artistic: Literary Management

*Calderwood Pavilion

*Costumes

*Development

*Electrics

*Marketing/Communications

*Scenery 

*Sound

*Stage Management/Production Assistant


Apprentices are paid an hourly rate of $10 and average 40 hours a week and are offered the option of health, dental, & retirement planning benefits.


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; a production for the BU Opera Institute; 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.

  • Electrics: Assists with preparation (color, dimmering, etc) of all Huntington shows and events. During load in/tech/strike, the intern works with over hire crew and Master Electrician team; occasionally will lead projects on these days as well. Programs and runs the light board for show runs; Helps in inventory of office supplies, lamps, color, and all equipment. Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Kat Herzig.
  • Scenery:Participates hands on in the construction of Scenery. Works load-ins and strikes, and will be a part of at least two run crews through out the season; Must be knowledgeable in the safe use of typical wood shop machine and hand power tools. Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Dan Ramirez.
  • 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.
  • Costumes: helps maintain costume stock inventory; acts as a sticher in costume construction of Huntington Theatre Company shows; assists with fittings when necessary; Acts as a dresser on wardrobe crew for shows during the season. Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Nancy Hamann.
  • Stage Management/Production Assistant: experience productions from first rehearsal through final performance. Work under AEA stage managers; attend daytime rehearsals and become an active run crew member during evening performances. Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Bethany Ford.
  • Production Apprentices will be on at least 2 run crews during the season.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE APPRENTICESHIPS

Artistic Producing/Casting: closely with our Associate Producer helping in all aspects of line producing the season, assist with local casting calls, and take an active role in our 35 Below program.

Artistic Literary Management:  Gather research for all season productions; assemble dramaturgical materials; script reading and evaluation; assist the Literary Programs and Dramaturgy Associate in the logging, tracking, and processing of scripts. 

Calderwood Pavilion: This unique apprenticeship revolves around the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, home to the Huntington Theatre Company’s second stage space and host to many of Boston’s up and coming arts companies.  Job duties will vary from administrative tasks, to involvement with technical aspects of load-ins and strikes. The Huntington is looking for a candidate who is interested in an all-around theatrical experience. This person would get experience with assisting event management, front of house, and coordination with many different theatre companies renting the building.

Development: Work on our annual Gala with duties to include: auction item procurement, on-line auction site preparation, Tribute Program Book ad sales assistance and ad prep.  Also help with donor and prospect research. 

Marketing/ Communications: Assisting in promotions and outreach for shows; hosting special events; surveying audiences and analyzing audience data; recruiting local businesses for sponsorships; and contributing content for our newsletters,publications, and social media. 

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
  • Literary, Marketing, and Development applicants must include writing samples
  • Two letters of recommendation (from work supervisor, professor, or other relevant source

E-MAIL TO:

apprenticeships@huntingtontheatre.org


by the deadline March 31st, 2016.

www.huntingtontheatre.org

 

Questions? E-MAIL:

mcomey@huntingtontheatre.org


Apply by:
March 31, 2016
Salary:
Apprentices are paid an hourly rate of $10 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 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. In residence at Boston University, 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.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org

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