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. To support this four-show summer season, 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.

We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

ADMINISTRATION


DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Position Posting:

The Bucks County Playhouse (BCP), a non-profit organization in New Hope, PA seeks a highly-motivated professional with 3 to 5 years of development experience to support the Director of Development in the role of Development Manager. BCP seeks a candidate who can help establish and maintain the essential systems of a best practices fundraising program. While this position is open to everyone, candidates should be interested in and ready for an evolving role with growth potential. It is a full-time position in a creative and fast-paced environment with a salary commensurate with appropriate experience.

Position Description:

The Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) seeks a highly-motivated professional with 3 to 5 years of development experience to support the Director of Development in the role of Development Manager. BCP seeks a candidate who can help establish and maintain the essential systems of a best practices fundraising program.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum three years of experience in non-profit management, preferably in fund development.
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized, with the strong ability to successfully multi-task.
  • Ability to handle multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work.
  • Ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities, to work well under pressure, and comfort with ambiguity.
  • Proven ability to work unsupervised; to make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent computer skills, including intermediate or higher level proficiency with Microsoft Office (EXCEL, PowerPoint, and Word) and experience working with electronic donor tracking systems/databases (experience with Tessitura will be given preference).

Essential Functions:

Relationship Building:  Establish positive relationships that mutually benefit the Playhouse, local businesses, corporations, foundations and other funders.

Environment:  Create events that are inclusive for all participants and provide a welcoming environment that speaks to all donors, subscribers/single-ticket buyers and the community at large.

Data:  Compile and track data for special events including quantitative data (i.e.: attendance) and qualitative data (i.e.:  impact).  Use surveys and other data to plan and implement future special events efforts.

General: Perform administrative duties to support the Development Department. Work requires accuracy, attention to detail, follow up, and the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Some of the anticipated position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Events (40%)

  • Implement events to support the development function.
  • Create and manage all event budgets.
  • Supervise event logistics—liaise with vendors for catering, décor, rentals, etc.
  • Serve as liaison to any event committees.
  • Secure corporate and individual sponsorships for fundraising events.
  • Organize and manage live and silent auction item acquisition.
  • Create, manage and maintain all guest lists; ensure all contact information for event attendees is obtained and incorporated in BCPs database
  • Implement and manage post-event stewardship plans (acknowledgement letters, thank you cards, mementos, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Marketing & PR departments to ensure events are adequately publicized via media releases, website, community calendars (both on-line and in print), e-mail (to close friends/ volunteers) and media sponsors.

Corporate and Foundation Relations (20%)

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Development, create and implement a strategic fundraising strategy to secure corporate and foundation contributions.
  • Identify, qualify, and prioritize potential funders for specific educational initiatives.
  • Draft and execute the development of funding proposals to help ensure proper submission.
  • Coordinate the gathering of information (budgets, materials, evaluation reports, etc.) to support grant requests and reporting.
  • Track and meet grant submission and reporting.
  • Track the fulfillment of grants with program staff and serve as an ongoing liaison to donors.
  • Facilitate the development of relationships with funders through presentations, personal meetings, regular communications, or arranging for meetings with BCP’s management and/or programmatic staff.

Stewardship, Systems and Infrastructure (40%)

  • Manage an annual fundraising calendar of cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Execute and manage donor acknowledgment, including thank you notes and phone calls.
  • Supervise the maintenance of donor and foundation records and ensure the accuracy and efficacy of the donor database.
  • Create monthly and annual fundraising reports; reconciling with Finance department monthly.

Perform all other duties as necessary or assigned.

If interested:

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter (detailing relevant past experience), and 3 references to the attention of Bess Godin, Director of Development, at bess@bcptheater.org. Only people selected for interviews will be contacted. All resumes received will be held on file for consideration for 12 months from date of receipt. Inquiries from direct applicants only preferred – no recruiters or phone calls please.

The Bucks County Playhouse (BCP), a non-profit organization in New Hope, PA seeks a highly-motivated professional with 3 to 5 years of development experience to support the Director of Development in the role of Development Manager. BCP seeks a candidate who can help establish and maintain the essential systems of a best practices fundraising program. While this position is open to everyone, candidates should preferably be in mid-career and interested in an evolving role with potential for leadership responsibilities. It is a full-time position in a creative and fast-paced environment with a salary commensurate with appropriate experience.


PRODUCTION


Audio & Video Engineer

The Bucks County Playhouse is currently seeking to staff our upcoming productions with an experienced Audio & Video Engineer, beginning in August 2014.

This position requires successful production team collaboration and leadership, touring and/or multi-venue experience, fluidity with basic industry standard audio and video software (QLab, Keynote, PowerPoint, etc.), confidence with both analog and digital consoles (Midas Pro2), various recording technologies, and industry standard audio, video, and projection playback techniques. This role will lead and execute the organized audio preparation, strike/changeover, programming and A/V operations for specific produced events at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Familiarity and comfort with theatrical lighting, rigging, scenery and facility operations preferred.

The Audio & Video Engineer is responsible for the ongoing repair and maintenance of the Playhouse inventory, as well as coordinating and advising on equipment purchases and replacement. The Bucks County Playhouse is a collaborative and hands on environment. Cross-departmental management duties are a common occurrence.

REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Production or Audio Engineering is required.

Applicant must be computer proficient, specifically with audio control software and word processing.

Applicant must be able to work independently and lead others.

This is a full-time seasonal exempt position, without benefits. Start date is early August. Email cover letter and resume to milo@bcptheater.org. Include “Audio & Video Engineer” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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.

The Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.


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.

The Bucks County Playhouse and New Hope Productions are Equal Opportunity Employers. You may email a cover letter and resume to milo@bcptheater.org. Please include “BCP Crew” in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information on Bucks County Playhouse, visit www.bcptheater.org.


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

Audience Services Representative:

Organization:

Bucks County Playhouse
70 S. Main Street, New Hope PA 18938

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!

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 SEASON PAGE.

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