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


Facilities Manager

The Bucks County Playhouse is currently seeking a full-time Facilities Manager to serve as an integral player at an exciting stage of growth and re-development of this historic theater.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Reporting to the General Manager, the Facilities Manager is responsible for interior and exterior operation, maintenance and presentation of the Bucks County Playhouse – Theatre, Grounds, Venues and Offices.
• Perform ongoing daily, weekly, and monthly building inspections to identify necessary repairs
• Provide constant attention to life safety issues. Ensure building emergency and fire safety systems are operational via in-house inspections and vendor maintenance contracts
• Inspect and provide direction and communication with janitorial service provider regarding cleaning issues that do not meet BCPT standards
• Perform repairs and minor construction, as needed (carpentry, electrical, plumbing)
• Report all facility issues that are not immediately repairable to the General Manager
• Manage all ongoing trade relationships and annual service agreements
• Provide excellent project management skills and budgeting foresight
• Understand and track operating expenses related to maintenance, repairs, and supplies, including monthly petty cash, purchasing reports, and annual budget control.
• Submit weekly payroll submitted via both time sheet and Paychex systems
• Manage and provide supervision of any supplemental Venue Management support staff
• Provide ongoing facilities security management – both in person as well as designating responsibilities between Venue and Audience Services staff.
• Work with Production Manager & General Manager to ensure all staff members support an environment that is clean, safe and in good repair for both associates and guests.
• Provide leadership and motivation to ensure staff appropriately represent the Playhouse
• Serve as Venue Representative responsible for all events at the Playhouse, including occasional co-coordination of technical aspects for an event.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ability to perform tasks with tools, ladders, and lifts in a safe and effective manner.
• High degree of attention to detail to perform facility inspections on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
• Clear written and verbal communication skills, as well as accurate math skills.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and to interact effectively with donors, patrons, and artists.

Requirements to be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation:
• Standing, walking, lifting, twisting, and bending on a frequent basis.
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry it up to 90 feet.
• Ability to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Intermediate to advanced proficiencies in theater technology and construction trades including electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting, and equipment repair. Excellent mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity.
• Excellent administrative and follow up skills to achieve successful maintenance and repair programs.
• Ability to work effectively with supervisors and co-workers.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide clear and concise details regarding building issues.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Technology, Facility Management, or equivalent. Minimum five (5) years of venue facility leadership within a professional or academic performing arts organization. Computer proficiency, specifically with the Microsoft Office suite, including defined experience with Excel.
Must be available to work occasional nights and weekends as necessary.

Please send resume, cover letter, salary history, and references to Daryl Boling, General Manager at daryl@bcptheater.org. Include “Facilities Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. The Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Company Manager

The Bucks County Playhouse, a professional AEA theater located along the scenic Delaware River in New Hope, PA, is seeking to fill the role of Company Manager. 

The Bucks County Playhouse offers you the opportunity to work alongside Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser (Producing Director) and Robyn Goodman (Executive Producer), as well as countless professional artists and managers in New Hope, Pennsylvania at what is known as “America’s Most Famous Summer Theater.”   The past year’s stellar line-up included Neil Simon’s CHAPTER TWO directed by Marsha Mason, the smash Broadway hit DEATHTRAP, Tony Winner Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike starring Marilu Henner & Chris Durang, and AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ directed by Hunter Foster.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Serving as a primary liaison in attending to the needs and requirements of visiting artists
  • Assisting the General Management team with contracts, ticket requests and auditions
  • Attending to day to day travel, housing and transportation arrangements
  • Representing the General Management team at rehearsals and performances
  • Maintaining management and production files

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should be a self-starter and have an outgoing, warm personality.
  • Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently, excellent organizational and time-management skills, a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
  • All candidates must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Prior Company Management experience preferred.
  • Access to a car is a required.

This role would support both The Bucks County Playhouse as well as our Production Company, New Hope Productions.

This is a full-time exempt position. Start date is January 12, 2014. Email cover letter and resume to morgan@bcptheater.org. Include “Company Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.   For more information on Bucks County Playhouse, visit www.bcptheater.org. The Bucks County Playhouse and New Hope Productions are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.


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.


PART TIME


House Manager

The Bucks County Playhouse has openings for part-time House Managers. House Managers (HMs) are responsible for overseeing and training volunteer ushers, preparing the house for patrons and reporting on each performance via the House Manager Report. Experience with Tessitura ticketing system is a plus. Candidates must possess strong customer service skills, be a team player, work well under pressure and have a positive attitude. Schedule will include evenings and weekends.

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 is a must!

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


***We are currently seeking applicants for Audience Services Representatives & Volunteer Ushers***

Audience Services Representative:

The Bucks County Playhouse has openings for part-time Audience Services Representatives (PSR) positions. PSR’s are responsible for outstanding customer service at all points of contact.  Prior customer service experience is required.  Experience with Tessitura a plus.  Candidates should be sales driven, possess strong customer service skills, be a team player, work well under pressure and have a positive attitude.

Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Provide all guests a positive first impression of the Bucks County Playhouse by offering superior, individualized customer service.
  • Accurately operate the Tessitura computer ticketing system to sell tickets for Bucks County Playhouse events.
  • Be available to assist with Bar Concession Service and/or handle the sale of food and merchandise before and after a performance as well as during intermission
  • Be available to Usher patrons to their seats before performances.
  • Be available to work as a Parking Attendant, outside, assisting audience members with any questions regarding our parking options.
  • Be available to work outside as an Audience Greeter and assist or answer any questions.
  • Problem-solve by effectively communicating with guests and resolving any unexpected issues.
  • Communicate positively with guests to establish their needs efficiently and courteously.
  • Handle cash responsibly and accurately.
  • Assist with miscellaneous as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent social skills and phone manner are a must.
  • 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!

Contact:
Maureen Cotellese, Box Office Manager, at Maureen@BCPTheater.org. No phone calls please.