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We're always looking for creative, open-minded, kind, and hardworking people to support the theater and our nonprofit mission. See something that appeals to you? 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


OFFICE STAFF

LEAD PRODUCER--posted 9/27/17

POSITION

Reporting to both the Managing and Artistic Directors, the Lead Producer spearheads aspects of ImprovBoston theater operations, event logistics and personnel management. One of the most versatile administrative positions, the Lead Producer oversees organization and production related to shows, artists, patrons, interns, staff, events, classes, ambassadorship and more in both artistic and business pursuits. This is a full-time position at a nationally respected nonprofit comedy arts organization and is a small-team environment with non-traditional hours. Salary commensurate with experience.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Patron/Personnel Relations such as booking group sales, workshops and rentals, overseeing the daytime internship program, and handling patron communications.

  • Artist Relations including handling artist schedules, payouts and communication, overseeing the Student/Mentor Program and interviewing candidates for volunteer producer positions.

  • Alumni Relations to grow ImprovBoston’s nationwide alumni presence and produce onsite alumni events.

  • Ticketing & Financial to assist Managing Director and bookkeeper with the theater’s financial operations.

  • Website Oversight maintaining and improving ImprovBoston’s digital presence through website management, page creation, page updates, etc.

  • Programming responsibilities include executing and project managing creative initiatives assigned by Artistic Director, supporting the seasonal show proposal process, and laying out annual Artistic Vision updates

  • Ambassadorship roles serving as liaison for guest artists, working with sponsors, vendors and partnering organizations, handling ImprovBoston’s nationwide festival application process, etc.

  • Events Production including annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival, College Comedy Festival, Bi-Annual General Auditions, etc

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential responsibilities of this position may change or be changed from time to time.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

Must have three to five years experience in an administrative or live production setting.  Bachelor's degree required; or commensurate related experience. Must have excellent, demonstrated written, digital, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Must work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Excellent project management abilities a must. Candidates are both creative and strategic thinkers. Must have an ability to work flexibly and collaboratively. As the theater organization is open days, nights and weekends, candidates must be interested in working non-traditional hours.

Experience with Google Suite necessary; Eventbrite, Shopkeep, Authorize.net and basic CMS skills a plus.

To apply, please send us:

  • A cover letter

  • Your resume (include experience in the arts, onstage or off)

Send all communications to jobs@improvboston.com. No calls or follow-ups, please.

 

 


THEATER CREW

If interested in any of the below jobs, please email jobs@improvboston.com with a resume and cover letter.

HOUSE MANAGER

The ImprovBoston House Manager serves as the primary theater liaison for patrons, staff, and performers during show hours, supervising our front of house team and opening and closing the theater.
 
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
Act as the on-site supervisor for evening shows
Manage front of house staff (including box office representatives, bartenders, ushers, and interns) and techs
Create a welcoming and friendly environment for patrons
Serve as the onsite crowd manager
Performing opening and closing procedures of the theater, counting and reporting all cash boxes at the end of the night, handling patron disputes, creating nightly reports to be sent to other management
Communicating with techs, performers, directors, and producers on show logistics such as start time, seating, group seating, show duration and more
Reporting to the Managing Director, Artistic Director, Lead Producer, and Associate Producer
Performing other tasks as they present themselves
 

BOX OFFICE

Be the first person to welcome our patrons to the theater each night! Box office responsibilities include selling tickets, answering the phone, and handling walk-in inquiries. Members of the box office staff should have a sunny disposition to greet and help patrons with any and all questions or concerns. The theater can get busy, so it is important that you are able to handle stress under pressure. Basic computer and iPad skills are also necessary to sell tickets. 

BARTENDER

ImprovBoston offers a wide variety of drinks and snacks at Gag's Bar (that's the name of the bar) and we are always looking for friendly people to serve them. Responsibilities include set up of the theater and lobby before shows as well as serving drinks and snacks to patrons. Applicants should be motivated individuals who will maintain and stock the bar during shows. 

TECH

Behind the scenes of a show can be just as important as what goes on on stage. ImprovBoston is always seeking motivated individuals to join our Tech Crew managing lights and sound during our shows. An interest in comedy and attention to detail is crucial in responding to light and sound cues during shows. Some previous tech experience is helpful, but not required. 


INTERNSHIPS

 

So… you want to be an intern. Here are some things you should know!

We offer internships in exchange for ImprovBoston Comedy School (IBCS) classes or college credit, depending on your program. Our most common internships are Floaters & Office interns, described below.

1. Floater Interns

Many of our IBCS interns become “Floaters,” which entails working with our Front of House crew one show-night per week for 8 weeks. These shifts are Wednesday-Friday evenings.

As a Floater, you are essentially assistant to the House Manager & our nightly staff, helping out with tasks as needed. Often including setting up & breaking down the theaters for shows, greeting & assisting patrons.

Being a Floater is a great way to be in the hub of the IB community and to get to know many members of the amazing ImprovBoston family. For these positions, we look for friendly, high-energy applicants with “Can-Do” attitudes.

2. Office Interns

We also have IBCS interns work two (2) 4hr-days per week for 8 weeks. These shifts are generally 11AM - 3PM or 3PM - 7PM, but can vary depending on your schedule and our needs.

Our office interns have the chance to get a feel for what working behind the scenes at a comedy theater is like. You will help our small, but mighty, office staff with general office administrative tasks, inventory organization, light handy-work  (like vacuuming or putting duct tape on a box. You know, handy-work!), and other weekly tasks.

Some of our rockstar interns have transitioned into a more specialized field (photography, graphic design, sales, etc.), but only after one session “working the office.”

*** ImprovBoston expects interns looking to work in exchange for an IBCS class to begin their internship about 2 weeks prior to the start of the session in which they wish to enroll.

*** Resume & interview will be required.

Questions? Email jobs@improvboston.com or call us at 617-576-1253