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Jobs at ImprovBoston

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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? 


OFFICE STAFF

 

Comedy School Manager

 
POSITION
 
Under the supervision of the Managing and Artistic Directors, the Comedy School Manager leads ImprovBoston's educational initiatives, from developing, implementing, and training faculty on curriculum, to class scheduling and communication with all constituents. The Comedy School Manager is a self-starter with extreme attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple project timelines simultaneously. Prior experience in an educational environment is a must, a deep understanding of comedy fundamentals is essential; familiarity with applied improv is a plus, and the ideal candidate will have managerial experience with one of the other nationally renowned comedy training programs. 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Conduct timely and professional correspondence with current and potential students and faculty, including weekly emails with updates to all current classes


Work with Artistic Director to monitor instructor quality control and optimize effectiveness of class curriculum


Organize a schedule for each session of classes and ComedyClinics that best utilizes the demand from current students and the schedules of active instructors


Schedule and organize weekly Drop-In improv workshops



Create and maintain webpages on improvboston.com and Eventbrite for all individual classes, ComedyClinics, Master Classes, and Student Showcase performances


Track and report on class data; attendance, registration metrics, etc.


Gather and organize all student contact information provided during online registration and instructor evaluations


Continue to identify new educational initiatives and assist in their implementation

Manage scholarships and passionately expand diversity/inclusion initiatives

Handle all space scheduling at ImprovBoston, including monitoring space rentals

 
REQUIREMENTS
 
Experience in a scholastic environment, either for profit or non-profit 



Deep understanding of comedy fundamentals, ideally including improv, sketch and standup



Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work



Attention to detail and problem solving skills



Excellent written and verbal communication skills



Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment



A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

A strong collaborative spirit with an interest in working in an open office, non-traditional environment

Experience working with kids and parents

Proficiency in G Suite

Be open to flexible scheduling as the theater requires frequent night and weekend Comedy School events

Bachelor's Degree
 
 
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.
 
SALARY/BENEFITS
 
37-43K with opportunities for growth

Medical benefits

Two weeks vacation

Flexible work hours and weekly scheduling

Work from home opportunities

Free enrollment in all ImprovBoston classes and guest artist workshops

Free tickets to all ImprovBoston shows (25+ each week!)

Teaching and directing opportunities for qualified candidates (additional income)

Take pride as you empower the community, support diverse voices and spread laughter as part of ImprovBoston’s nonprofit mission

Work in a creative, collaborative and dang fun environment with some of the best people around (we have an office dog!)

 
To apply, please send us:
A cover letter 

Your resume

A description for a comedy class you’d invent (sell it!)

An example of an email you’d write in response to a student who is struggling in class (write the hypothetical student’s email to you, too)

A one-page lesson plan for a comedy workshop you might teach at a 2-hour drop-in (any discipline)

 
No phone calls, please.

ImprovBoston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

 


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