Employment

The Bucks County Playhouse offers seasonal employment in its administrative offices, box office, front of house and elsewhere on the grounds. Please check back on this page to see current job openings, or send a cover letter and resume to jobs@bcptheater.org.

New Hope Productions is now hiring Production Staff for the 2014 Equity summer season at the Bucks County Playhouse. The Bucks County Playhouse, founded in 1939, is one of America’s oldest and most storied summer theaters, and is located right on the Delaware river in beautiful New Hope, Pennsylvania. We are seeking experienced technicians who are familiar with operating and maintaining advanced wardrobe, audio, lighting, and rigging systems, tools, and support spaces. These team members will directly work with the professional design team, the dedicated venue staff, and many extremely talented performing artists.

About the Bucks County Playhouse:

Bucks County Playhouse, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, provides the finest theatrical entertainment for visitors and residents of New Hope, Doylestown, Lambertville and the Delaware Valley.  Its mission: to present first class professional entertainment and regain the Playhouse’s historic place in the national theatrical landscape; and to stimulate, support, inspire and celebrate the performing arts via community programs, partnerships and arts education.
Located between Philadelphia and New York, Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill after a group of community activists, led by Broadway orchestrator Don Walker and playwright Moss Hart, rallied to save the building.  The Playhouse quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Walter Matthau, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Liza Minnelli and Audra McDonald and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein.  Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, starring Tyne Daly, received its world premiere at the Playhouse in 2013 and opened on Broadway in February 2014, where it was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.  This returned the Playhouse to its roots as an incubator for Broadway, including The Fourposter starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, Neil Simon’s first play Come Blow Your Horn, and Barefoot in the Park starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley.

We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

ADMINISTRATION


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PRODUCTION


Props Master

Bucks County Playhouse seeks Props Master for upcoming production of National Pastime. Responsibilities include: finding or fabricating all props, furniture pieces, and set dressing. Props master will also provide rehearsal props for NYC rehearsals. Ideal candidate possesses excellent communication and leadership skills with network of potential resources.

Pertinent Dates for this production:
NYC Rehearsal Period: Tuesday, March 10th – Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Tech in Bucks County: Monday, March 30th – Friday, April 3rd, 2015
First Performance: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 @7:30pm
Official Opening: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 @ 7pm
Final Performance: Sunday, April 19th, 2015 @ 3pm

Additionally, we are hiring a Props Master to cover our 3 Show 2015 Summer Season – each with 4 week production runs in June, July & August respectively. These shows would all rehearse 2 weeks in NYC before moving to New Hope. We will give first preference to any candidate with availability to cover all productions – including the summer season – but all interested parties should apply.

To apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirement range, and 3 references to Matthew Given, Production Manager, at matthewg@bcptheater.org. Include “Props Master” in the subject line. No phone calls please. For further information please visit www.bcptheater.org. EOE.


Master Electrician/Board Op:

This position requires a dependable leader in stage electrics, having strong experience with touring and repertory schedules, fine organization and crew management skills, and complete fluidity with both the ETC ION console and Sensor dimming technologies.


Wardrobe & Hair Supervisor :

This position will manage a small but efficient wardrobe department. Daily tasks include building, sewing, repairs, and laundering. Previous successful experience with summer stock or touring shows is required. This position is also responsible for supporting wig, hair and any non-standard makeup needs.


Load in/Load Out & Run Crew:

Although we are looking for over hire technicians with professional backstage experience in set construction and/or stage electrics to staff the load ins and outs throughout the summer season, we also require additional personnel to run the shows as properties, audio, lighting, carpentry, wardrobe, and hair crew. We are most interested in experienced technicians who are flexible and have the experience to work in more than one department.

All of these positions are part-time seasonal with no benefits. Positions will begin mid- May and run through mid-September.


Front of House


House Manager

The Bucks County Playhouse is looking to fill the position of House Manager. This position is integral to the overall Front of House Team and is responsible for the safety of the public and ensuring a comfortable environment for audiences to enjoy BCP and its programming. She or he will work closely with the Audience Services Team as well as the volunteer ushers and will report directly to the Audience Services Manager. Applying candidates must possess strong customer service skills, be a team player, work well under pressure and have a positive attitude. Evenings and weekends required.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Reporting directly to the Audience Services Manager (ASM)
  • Preparing the house for patrons. Includes checking house and restrooms for supplies and cleanliness, reviewing the performance seating book, prepping materials for ushers (nametags and program inserts), etc.
  • Overseeing the volunteer and staffed ushers, which includes training and supervision, prepping assignments and materials during each shift
  • Ensuring the house opens on time and providing patrons with countdown warnings at appropriate intervals
  • Being attentive, anticipating patron needs, and being available in the lobby and/or house to assist with any questions or concerns
  • Communicating with Stage Manager for opening house, coordination on pre-show curtain speech and starting each act within a suitable time frame
  • Serving as acting manager-on-duty when performance begins for box office when ASM is not present
  • Maintaining communication with Concessions Management before, during and after each performance
  • Coordinating with our valet service at the start and end of each shift
  • Completing and submitting daily HM report
  • Locking up at end of day as needed (checklist available)

Qualifications:

  • Excellent social skills
  • Top level customer service and sales experience a must
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Tessitura is helpful but not necessary
  • Love of theater a must!

About The Bucks County Playhouse: Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue. In continuous operation ever since, a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty has trod its boards, including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau.

For a full season calendar, please visit our website.

 Contact:

Maureen Cotellese, Director of Audience Services, at Maureen@BCPTheater.org. E.O.E. No phone calls please.