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


GENERAL MANAGER

The Playhouse seeks a strong, action-oriented and decisive General Manager with excellent nonprofit financial skills, a solid background in theatrical production and a proven ability to accomplish multiple goals in a timely fashion, bringing both productions and the institution in on budget.  The General Manager is a member of the executive leadership team and reports to the Producing Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day to day operations of the Playhouse, working with each department head (Education, Development, Marketing, Production/facilities, Bar/concessions and Audience Services) to ensure timely, efficient execution of goals and meeting financial projections.
  • Leads both long-range strategic and annual season planning.
  • Develops and implements annual operating and production budgets plus administrative and financial policies for the organization.
  • Reviews monthly financials with Controller and Finance Manager and provides strategic analysis.
  • Maintains relationships with booking agents and producers in the field for presenting and rental opportunities during non-producing months.
  • Supervises Audience Services and all box office services, working with Director of Audience Services to ensure quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Supervises Associate GM and Company Manager in the following:
  • Creation of production budgets;
  • Working with Production Manager in adherence to production budgets and ensuring efficient scheduling and supervision of load-in, tech, rehearsals, and preview performances;
  • Negotiating presentation and rental contracts, supervising engagements and all financial settlements.
  • Oversees all contractual negotiations with artists, creative teams, administrative and production staffs.
  • Oversees on- and off-site metered parking lots plus a growing valet parking concession.
  • Performs all HR-related duties including personnel search and negotiation of employment contracts, tracking all employee reviews as well as new hire orientation and exit interviews.
  • With Finance Manager, oversees office management (including IT) and monitors and reviews all insurance policies for the theatre; handles all insurance related questions or needs.
  • Represents Playhouse at community events as needed.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in the theatre.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Windows and Mac OS
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once

Salary is Commensurate with experience
BCP is a Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.
Please send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: GMsearch@bcptheater.org


Marketing Manager

Bucks County Playhouse is in search of a Marketing Manager.  This position will work closely with the Director of Marketing on all marketing efforts.

The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Season/Show specific marketing, advertising and promotions including:
    • Media planning (print, online, radio, etc.)
    • Web and Social Media development
    • Promotional event coordination
    • Grassroots/Community marketing efforts including coordination of street teams, local collateral distribution, etc.
    • Marketing consultation for all rentals and bookings at BCP & Lambertville Hall
    • Coordination of the season subscription campaign including:
    • Create, maintain and enhance all elements of the subscription campaign
    • Increase sub renewals while cultivating new subscribers
    • Enhance the value of subscription through specific offers, regular member communication, etc.
    • Coordinate and execute all subscription eblasts and mailings in relation to all Playhouse programming
    • Creates content for social media and eblasts
    • Manages the creation of collateral materials, posters, invitations, ads, marquees, digital graphics, web banners

Those interested in applying should have 2-3 years marketing experience within the performing arts, a bachelor’s degree, advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office, superior written and verbal communication skills, and excellent organizational skills. Experience working with a fundraising database and theatre ticketing system (Tessitura) a plus but not required.

 To apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirement range, and references to jobs@bcptheater.org. Include “Marketing Manager” in the subject line.  No phone calls please. This is a full-time position.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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.


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.


Audience Services Representative:

The Bucks County Playhouse has openings for part-time Audience Services Representatives (ASR) positions. ASR’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, Director of Audience Services, at Maureen@BCPTheater.org. No phone calls please.