Employment

The Bucks County Playhouse offers 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.

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. 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 inspires, entertains and engages audiences with theatrical productions of new and classic plays and musicals featuring Broadway and Hollywood artists. We provide innovative arts education and community programs that celebrate the performing arts.

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 past year’s record-breaking lineup included Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias starring Susan Sullivan (“Castle”), Patricia Richardson (“Home Improvement”) and Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”).

 

We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

 


PRODUCTION


Load in/Load Out & Run Crew

Interested in working backstage? Bucks County Playhouse is continuously seeking theater technicians and artists to add to our over hire crew. BCP hosts a wide variety of shows and events. Crew needs will vary and include, but are not limited to: sound, lighting, wardrobe, carpentry, properties, painting, rigging, video, run crew, and stage management. Over hire crew members are expected to be knowledgeable in the department they are working, be flexible working with other departments as needed, and adhere to safety guidelines.
Please contact Tom Watson, Technical Director, tom@bcptheater.org.


ADMINISTRATION


 

Company Manager

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA is in search of a Company Manager. BCP offers the opportunity to work alongside Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser (Producing Director) and Robyn Goodman (Executive Producer), as well as countless professional artists and managers in New Hope, Pennsylvania at what is known as “America’s Most Famous Summer Theater.”

About the Position

Reporting to the Associate General Manager, the Company Manager plays a vital role in the day to day operations of the theater and producing organization. This is a demanding position that requires a driven and passionate professional with razor sharp focus and attention to detail. This position is full-time and requires nights and weekends during productions. A sense of humor is a must!

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Serving as a primary liaison in attending to all needs and requirements of visiting artists
  • Assisting the General Management team with contracts, ticket requests and payroll
  • Assisting the Marketing Team with press events where the cast/creatives are involved
  • Attending to day-to-day travel, housing, transportation arrangements and hospitality needs
  • Representing the General Management team at rehearsals and performances
  • Generating and distributing Performance Reports for every performance
  • Maintaining management and production files

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should be self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, and work independently as well as with others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and the ability to be flexible and adaptable in an ever-evolving environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Prior Company Management experience strongly preferred
  • All candidates must have a valid driver’s license
  • Access to a car is a required

This is a full-time exempt position which requires nights and weekends. Start date is on or around March 1, 2017. Email cover letter, resume and references to jobs@bcptheater.org. Include “Company Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information on Bucks County Playhouse, visit www.buckscountyplayhouse.org. Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 


Associate House Manager

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA is in search of a part-time Associate House Manager. Reporting to the House Manager and Box Office Manager, the Associate House Manager plays a vital role in the Front of House operations of the theater and producing organization.

House Management Duties:

  • Preparing the house for patrons. Includes checking house and restrooms for supplies and cleanliness, reviewing the performance seating book, prepping materials for ushers (nametags and program inserts), etc.
  • Overseeing the volunteer and staffed ushers, which includes training and supervision, prepping assignments and materials during each shift
  • Ensuring the house opens on time and providing patrons with countdown warnings at appropriate intervals
  • Being attentive, anticipating patron needs, and being available in the lobby and/or house to assist with any questions or concerns
  • Communicating with Stage Manager for opening house, coordination on pre-show curtain speech and starting each act within a suitable time frame
  • Serving as acting manager-on-duty when performance begins for box office when Box Office Management or Sales Supervisor is not present
  • Maintaining communication with Concessions Management before, during and after each performance
  • Coordinating with our valet service at the start and end of each shift
  • Completing and submitting daily HM report
  • Locking up at end of day as needed (checklist available)

Head Usher Duties (when not on a House Management shift):

  • Reporting to the House Manager
  • Assisting House Manager with wheelchair seating removal/installation as needed
  • Making sure the baskets in the house are full with programs
  • Receiving a list of Volunteer ushers for that performance
  • Performing any necessary preparations for coat check
  • Inspecting ALDs and insure they are all in working order
  • Training new volunteers using the” head usher training guide”
  • Ensuring the comfort and contentedness of patrons in the house.
  • Patron Hospitality

Qualifications:

  • Strong social skills
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • The ability to be flexible under pressure
  • Top level customer service and sales experience a must
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Tessitura is a plus
  • Love of theater a must!

To apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@bcptheater.org. Include “Associate House Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. This is a part-time nonexempt position. Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 


Sales Associates

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA is seeking Sales Associates to join a growing marketing and sales team at this thriving professional theater. BCP offers the opportunity to work alongside Tony Award-winning producers, Broadway and Hollywood actors, and countless other professional artists and managers in New Hope, Pennsylvania at what is known as “America’s Most Famous Summer Theater.”

About the Position

As a Sales Associate, you will be part of the initial contact team for patrons interested in Bucks County Playhouse events. You must be comfortable with reaching out into the community to find new patrons to be part of the Playhouse’s growing subscription base. You also will be responsible for assisting customers in completing in-coming ticket sales (online and over the phone) and informing them of Playhouse events and programs. You will generate revenue and excitement as you work with patrons to elevate their status to subscriber and loyalist to Bucks County Playhouse. Associates will actively cultivate sales leads, complete required daily outbound calls and help to create a subscription/sales culture at the Playhouse. This is an entry-level full-time hourly position, reporting to the Sales Supervisor, and is part of the Marketing and Sales Department.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to)

  • Reach out and find new patrons and ticket buyers for the Bucks County Playhouse
  • Initiate new outbound and follow-up calls and persuade patrons to complete and upgrade/enhance their purchase
  • Develop sales leads by taking a proactive approach to all sales
  • Develop exceptional knowledge about the Playhouse and enjoy sharing that knowledge with patrons as a brand ambassador
  • Answer questions about BCP events, add-ons, and resolve any customer service barriers or issues in a positive a knowledgeable way
  • Assist customers with any technical issues experienced with website and move the customer towards completing a ticket sale
  • Perform basic account maintenance activities in the Box Office/CRM programs and databases
  • Meet Quality Assurance Requirements and other key performance metrics
  • Meet weekly and monthly sales goals

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Highly enthusiastic, positive minded and detail oriented
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to ask probing questions, understand concerns, and overcome objections
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change within a fast-paced business environment
  • Must possess a professional and friendly attitude and be able to quickly develop a rapport with customers over the phone
  • Must possess and be able to demonstrate strong influencing and closing skills
  • Ability to learn and navigate new software quickly
  • Previous telesales experience a plus, but not required

To apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@bcptheater.org. Include “Sales Associates” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.