Employment & Internships

Artistic Team

New Repertory Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Artistic Director

The Search

New Repertory Theatre (“New Rep”), a Boston professional mid-size theatre, has initiated a search for a new Artistic Director.  It is the Search Committee’s intent to identify the successful candidate in very early 2019 to allow time for planning of the 2019-2020 season.

Background

Now in its fourth decade, New Repertory Theatre has established itself as one of the Boston area’s premiere theatre companies. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, New Rep plays reflect our world and community, and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives, here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.

Historically, New Rep’s most successful productions have been probing, thought-provoking shows centered on big ideas. Examples include Imagining MadoffThe Whipping ManThe Kite Runner, Cherry Docs, Opus, The Pillowman, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Topdog/Underdog, Quills, and No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs. Other successful shows have included some of the most beloved and popular productions such as The King of Second Avenue, AssassinsCamelot, Amadeus, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Speed-the-Plow, According to Tip, The Clean House, Ragtime, Into the Woods, The Threepenny Opera, Sweeney Todd, and Waiting for Godot. New Rep’s programming has been awarded many Boston area theatre awards including 24 Elliot Norton Awards and 48 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards.

New Repertory Theatre is committed to bringing new works to the stage. Since 1984, New Rep has produced 73 East Coast, New England, Boston, or World Premieres, including works by Robert Brustein, Ronan Noone, Zayd Dohrn, Walt McGough, Deb Margolin, Matthew Lopez, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Ruhl, Thomas Gibbons, Athol Fugard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Weller, Dael Orlandersmith, J.T. Rogers, Joyce Van Dyke, Doug Wright, and Steve Yockey. New Rep is a core member in the National New Play Network (NNPN), an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays for the American theatre.

Since 2005, New Repertory Theatre has been the professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly the Arsenal Center for the Arts) in Watertown, Massachusetts. Complete with two performance spaces, the 340-seat MainStage Theater and the 90-seat BlackBox Theater, the MCA has allowed New Rep to expand and enhance its programming.

New Repertory Theatre reaches a total audience of over 50,000 through its various productions and programs. These programs include:

  • The Professional Season – A 5-play Mainstage season featuring over 100 performances. This season there will be two productions in the Black Box Theater which will have over 45 performances.
  • The Education Programs – Since the benefits of the arts reach far beyond the walls of the theatre, New Rep has created educational programs to enrich and foster the spirit of creativity in students. New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company tours professional caliber productions throughout Massachusetts, with a special emphasis on bringing underserved communities affordable, or even free, performances.

Through our productions in both the MainStage Theater and the BlackBox Theater, our touring Classic Repertory Company and other special programming, New Rep has defined itself as a major organization contributing to the arts and cultural landscape of greater Boston.

The theatre’s operating budget is over $1.7 million dollars.  It operates under Actors Equity Association – NEAT agreement.  New Rep has defined itself as a major organization contributing to the arts and cultural landscape of the greater Boston area.

Mission

New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the vital ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience.

Our work expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audiences.  We present world premieres, contemporary plays and classic works in several intimate settings.  Our productions are designed to be accessible to all.  We are committed to education and enrichment for learners of all ages, with a special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and outreach to underserved audiences.  We embrace theatre as the basis for enduring connections with our community and as a springboard for meaningful civic engagement.

New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

The Opportunity

New Rep will offer its next Artistic Director the opportunity to lead a theatre that has emerged as a major force in the Boston theatrical community.  The theatre has a loyal and stable audience base, a talented staff, and a committed Board of Directors.

New Rep has a broad artistic agenda including musicals, provocative new contemporary plays, classics, and premieres.   The Board is committed to the success of New Rep at every level and is prepared to fully support its management team to plan for and ensure the company’s success well into the future.  It recently completed and is implementing a three-year strategic vision to position New Rep as the leading Boston-area regional theater that uses the power of art to stimulate community conversations and to deepen our understanding of the important issues of our time.

A highly skilled Managing Director is prepared to support a new leader’s transition into both the community and the theatre.

New Rep is located in Watertown, a suburban town approximately five miles west of Boston. Watertown is one of the fastest growing locations in the state and occupies a key position in the Metro-west Region, on a line between Boston and Worcester, adjacent to Cambridge, MIT, and Harvard as well as the teaching hospitals of Boston. Watertown has excellent access to the MassPike (I-90), Storrow Drive, and U.S. Routes 3 and 20, and Logan Airport can be reached in 20 to 25 minutes.

Boston stands at the center of America’s tenth-largest metropolitan area, which is home to nearly six million people.  Boston is a city with a rich history that is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent intellectual and cultural centers, with a diversity of neighborhoods and some of the finest urban living in the country. The arts community includes major institutions such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, and the Museum of Fine Arts, plus a diverse and lively group of smaller and mid- sized organizations.

The area is also home to some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the country, including many that offer education in the arts, such as Harvard and Brandeis Universities, Emerson College, the Berklee School of Music, and the Boston and New England Conservatories. This rich and unique mix of cultural and educational resources offers many opportunities for interaction with students and professors, and for fruitful collaborations.

Qualifications and Qualities

The Search Committee is focused on identifying candidates whose talents as an artistic leader have been in evidence and nationally recognized over a significant period of time. The Committee is seeking someone whose artistic vision is complemented by demonstrated ability to build and sustain an institution.

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • A history of artistic achievement and an inspiring creative vision;
  • The ability to produce and/or direct exciting, vibrant theatrical experiences;
  • A dynamic public presence that will inspire the board, staff and patrons to support the theater’s artistic and organizational vision;
  • The desire and ability to participate in fundraising activities on behalf of the theater and to build relationships with many external constituencies on behalf of New Rep’s organization’s interests;
  • A commitment to balance artistic initiatives and risks with responsible fiscal management.
  • The ability to blend artistic innovation and compelling storytelling to create seasons that will retain current and attract new audiences;
  • The ability to form a collaborative partnership with the Managing Director to provide the theater with clear direction and strong leadership; and,
  • The experience and desire to build, mentor, and lead the staff through an open and collaborative management style.

The Board is seeking candidates with vision, passion, and commitment. The successful candidate must embrace the opportunity to share his/her vision with the community and be an effective representative of both the art of theater and, most particularly, New Repertory Theatre.

The committee will consider applicants who are stage directors, producers, and/or artist/producers; demonstrated accomplishment in leading an organization will be a strong plus. Candidates must be capable and committed to developing a constructive partnership with the Board, Managing Director, and staff to plan and budget seasons that balance artistic and educational programming with available resources.  Finally, the successful candidate must exhibit an ability to assume a visible leadership position throughout greater Boston.

The committee will look for evidence of professional relationships with a broad and diverse network of significant theater artists and the ability to bring that talent to serve the theater’s goals. The candidate must exhibit the ability to fully understand the theater and its relationship to the community and to develop strategies for sustaining and building its audiences and community relationships. The successful candidate will look forward to becoming a full-time resident and an active participant in the community.

Compensation

Compensation will be commensurate with the leadership role that this position represents for the theater and the community. The range of benefits includes medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply

New Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind.  NewRep is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at NewRep are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. New Rep will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Well qualified applicants should send their letters of interest and resume by November 1, 2018 to Christopher Flynn, who is directing the search process.

  • PREFERRED OPTION: Please email your letter of interest and resume to chrisflynn@newrep.org
  • ALTERANTE OPTION: Please mail your letter of interest and resume to

Christopher Flynn
New Repertory Theatre
400 Talcott Avenue
Building 131, 2nd Floor
Watertown, MA  02472

No phone calls, please.


Volunteer Positions
New Repertory Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Development Committee Member

Development Committee Member

Description:
New Repertory Theatre, the award-winning professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly the Arsenal Center for the Arts) in Watertown, seeks volunteers to serve on the Development Committee of the Board beginning Fall 2017. Expansion of the Development Committee is designed to advance New Rep’s dynamic mission [http://www.newrep.org/mission/] and implement its recently-developed strategic 2020 Vision.
Qualifications:
Successful candidates for the limited number of openings will bring demonstrated:
  • Experience and comfort in the diverse facets of development work (e.g., research, networking, outreach, relationship building, resource identification)
  • Passion for theater and recognition of the friend- and fund-raising necessary for excellence
  • Appreciation for the performing arts as a vital source of community education and enrichment
  • Project management skills, and
  • Success advocating and representing a non-profit organization to the larger community.
How To Apply:
The position requires a minimum of 4-5 hours work per month and can be a springboard to other opportunities in support of New Rep.Interested and qualified individuals are asked to electronically submit by September 30 a brief statement outlining your interest in serving on the Development Committee along with a professional resume. Introductory meetings will begin October 1 and continue until the positions are filled. Send application materials to Jillian Levine at jillian@newrep.org. For more information, please call Sue at 617-923-7060 x8210.
Apply by:
September 30, 2017
Salary:
Volunteer

 


Designers

Send resume and cover letter to:

Hannah Huling, Production Manager
hannahhuling@newrep.org


Intern Applicants

New Repertory Theatre offers Internship opportunities in the following areas:

Box Office/Front of House


Box Office Interns
 will participate in the day-to-day operation of the Box Office.  Interns will be trained on the Box Office ticketing system: OvationTix, and they will sell tickets to customers over the phone and in person at the Box Office window.  Other duties may include filing, helping with paperwork, setting up will call tickets, helping with subscription renewals, ushering, and other activities as needed. There are many shifts available for Box Office interns in the afternoons, evenings, and on weekends.

Front of House Interns will help with the coordination of ushers, concessions, and House Management and will help keep our Front of House environmentally and ‘Green’ friendly.  Some Front of House work can be done during the afternoon, but a commitment to evenings and weekends is a must for Front of House Interns.  Both Box Office and Front of House interns are an important part of our customer service team, which is not only ‘the face’ of New Rep that patrons see, but also the part of New Rep that makes the patrons feel like they are a part of the New Rep family. Box Office and Front of House internships are usually combined.

Education

Education Interns at New Rep assist the Education Associate with the research for and writing of Study Guide materials for Mainstage and Classic Repertory Company productions; assisting with marketing of Classic Repertory Company; and processing data from teacher and student evaluations for both our Classic Repertory Company and our Student Matinee programs.

Artistic

Artistic Interns will work directly with the Associate Artistic Director, largely to read and evaluate new plays that we receive each week.  Interns may also help pull together dramaturgical research for the upcoming season and assist in writing the program notes for all of our Mainstage shows.

Please note: we are currently accepting Artistic Intern applications for the Spring semester.

General Management

Management Interns will work directly with the Management Associate on day-to-day operations of the theatre.  Duties may include working on program books, assisting with accounts payable, managing ticket donations, maintaining office supplies and upkeep, filing, researching vendor services, database projects, creating comparative spreadsheets, and other activities as needed.

Production

Production Internships can be crafted based on an applicant’s interests, goals and skill level. Interns will work directly with the Production Manager and other design and production staff on both production-specific and general projects. Applicants with interest in Scenic Design, Technical Direction, Painting, Props, Costume Design and Construction, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Stage Management are welcome. Run Crew positions may be available to Production interns as well.

Marketing

Description: The Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing & PR Director and Marketing & Creative Services Manager in day-to-day operations in New Rep’s marketing department. Responsibilities and duties may include: developing copy, proofreading, archiving, social media, website updates, and scheduling. Intern may be asked to work opening night and other evening events as necessary.

Skill Set: The intern should be versed in any of the following: writing/editing, public relations, research/databases, photography, social media, graphic/web design.

Term: The internship runs on a 3-semester schedule: interns may choose fall, spring, or summer sessions.

Time Commitment: The internship is flexible in terms of number of hours and schedule, but would likely not run less than 10 hours per week.

Take-Away: The intern will benefit by participating in and observing marketing operations in a professional theatre setting. The intern may also earn a written recommendation.

Compensation: The internship is unpaid, but interns may earn course credit and enjoy complimentary tickets to New Repertory Theatre productions (and others as available).

How to Apply

Please send letter of interest and resume via email to mike@newrep.org

Development (foundation, corporate, individual)

Development interns will help develop community support for New Repertory Theatre’s programming by: conducting research on foundations and creating letters of inquiry/proposals for foundations with a strong potential for supporting our cause; contacting potential corporate supporters for advertising, sponsorships, and in-kind contributions; providing support for special events, including our Gala Fundraiser; supporting direct mail initiatives by organizing materials and volunteers to ensure the timely distribution of our annual appeals, special event invitations, and thank you letters; assisting with the maintenance of our donor database; and providing basic administrative support.

New Rep’s goal is to tailor its internships to fit both the interests of the intern and the needs of the theatre, and we talk individually with each intern applicant to determine the best placement for them within the organization. As such, our interns often work with more than one department and are generally able to choose a schedule that works best for them. Interns work directly with New Rep’s professional staff, as well as with all of the actors, directors, and designers for our productions. New Rep also offers a convenient location in Watertown, which is easily accessible by car and bus.

The time frame for internships is usually Fall semester, Spring semester, the full academic year, or summer, though start and end dates can be flexible. Internships are unpaid, but credit may be available. We accept High School, College, and Graduate level interns.

To apply for an internship, e-mail, fax, or mail a cover letter and resume to:

New Repertory Theatre
Attn: Internships
400 Talcott Ave
Building 131, 2nd floor
Watertown, MA 02472
617-923-7060 x204 (phone)
617-923-7625 (fax)
intern@newrep.org


Featured Photo: L-R: Ken Cheeseman and Cliff Odle in RACE. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures