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.

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


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, to serve as an integral player for the 2014 Holiday Season.

The Bucks County Playhouse offers you the opportunity to work alongside professional artists and managers in New Hope, Pennsylvania at what is known as “America’s Most Famous Summer Theater.”

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.
  • Local housing and access to a car is a plus.

This is a freelance, part-time, seasonal position with responsibilities spanning November 17th thru December 28th.

Bucks County Playhouse is and Equal Opportunity Employer.  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.


Production Manager

Bucks County Playhouse is hiring a Full Time Production Manager for the Bucks County Playhouse located in New Hope, PA –  lavishly restored to a first class professional theater with state of the art sound, lighting and rigging.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing departmental budgets
  • Managing all load ins and out
  • Having a strong working knowledge of set construction
  • Ability to make repairs to all stage systems
  • Working with designers to implement designs
  • Maintaining safety and cleanliness backstage
  • Hiring and supervising all seasonal technical personnel
  • Creating and managing production schedules
  • Supervising the creation of physical production – including, but not limited to, scenic construction and rental

Qualifications:

  • Must have good working knowledge of procedures necessary to facilitate dance, music and theater productions.
  • Should have good written and verbal communications skills, a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and be able to work closely with all theater personnel.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be a self-starter.
  • Prior Production Manager experience required.

This is a full-time exempt position, without benefits. Start date is November.

Email cover letter and resume to jobs@bcptheater.org. Include “Production Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls. Equal Opportunity Employer. www.bcptheater.org.


Technical Director

The Bucks County Playhouse is currently seeking to add an experienced Technical Director to our production team, beginning in January 2015.

This position requires proven, successful technical production expertise and strong interpersonal skills. The Technical Director is tasked with the collaborative, hands-on supervision of load-in, tech, run, and strike for events at Bucks County Playhouse, in coordination with venue and production management.

Primary job duties include:

• Provide oversight of carpentry, properties, rigging, and scenery operations at BCP.

• Participate in cross-departmental venue support, as needed, to ensure overall success of all event and venue operations.

• Propose freelance staffing levels and manage/supervise crew calls. Crews may include interns, staff, and freelance technicians. Coordinate with venue management and production management on all facility and staff scheduling needs.

• With the management team, organize, execute and maintain the cleanliness of stage, basement shops/storage, and support areas, including buildings and grounds.

• Coordinate and advise on upgrades, necessary purchases, and equipment replacement, to ensure both operational efficiency and ongoing inventory accuracy.

• In coordination with management, develop, promote and enforce safe practices, using OSHA, NFPA and industry standard guidelines.

REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Direction or Production is preferred.
Strong computer proficiency, specifically with Excel and drafting (AutoCAD/Vectorworks).
Applicant must be able to work both independently and as a crew leader.

This job is a full-time exempt position, without benefits. Start date is January 2015. Email cover letter and resume to milo@bcptheater.org. Include “Technical Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Audio & Video Supervisor

The Bucks County Playhouse is currently seeking to staff our upcoming productions with an experienced Audio & Video Supervisor, beginning in September 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 Supervisor 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 September. Email cover letter and resume to milo@bcptheater.org. Include “Audio & Video Supervisor” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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.


***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!

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