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.

 

Light Board Operator

The Bucks County Playhouse is looking for a Light Board Operator for our 2017 Season. Responsibilities include operating the console for the run of each production (8 shows per week), running followspots when required, assisting in hanging and focusing of light plots, and doing routine maintenance on fixtures. The ideal candidate should have some knowledge of Lightwright and the ETC ION console software. Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle. This is a full-time position for the duration of the Season. The position begins May 1 and ends December 31. Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jacob Gilbert, Lighting Supervisor, jacob@bcptheater.org. EOE.

 

Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor

The Bucks County Playhouse is looking for a full time Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor. Responsibilities include supervising wardrobe crew and running each BCP production, maintaining and repairing all costumes and wigs for each production, altering and repairing costumes as needed, and organizing costume stock. Ideal candidates should have experience in building costumes, supervising crews, running shows, and wig maintenance. Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle. Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Matthew Given, Director of Production, matthewg@bcptheater.org. EOE.

 


ADMINISTRATION


 

Director of Development

Bucks County Playhouse seeks a dynamic Director of Development to lead and strengthen the organization’s fundraising efforts. The Director of Development, working with a Development Manager and an assistant, plans and implements all fundraising programs for the Playhouse, including annual campaign, major gifts, special events, sponsorships, foundation, corporate, and government grants, and all other aspects of fundraising to advance the mission of the organization. The Playhouse has an annual operating budget of $3 million, of which one-third comes from unearned income. The Director of Development is a member of the senior leadership team and reports to the Producing Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement new and creative strategies to strengthen the annual fund-raising program;
  • Work with the Board of Directors and other volunteers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts;
  • Prepare board members for cultivation and solicitation activities and partner with them in their implementation;
  • Build strong relationships with foundation and corporate funders;
  • Plan and oversee the annual gala and other special events;
  • Supervise grants and oversee all reporting deadlines;
  • Participate with marketing department to unify branding and messaging;
  • Oversee the production of all development documents and materials;
  • Help guide strategic planning efforts, looking to establishing planned giving and an endowment campaign;
  • Implement and maintain effective development systems and policies;
  • Other leadership and administrative duties as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • Four years of senior-level development experience;
  • Proven track record of securing major gifts from individuals, foundations and businesses;
  • Extensive knowledge of development principles, fund-raising techniques and ethics;
  • Ability to manage and partner with high-level fund-raising volunteers;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

 

This is a full-time exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter, resume and references to jobs@bcptheater.org. Include “Director of Development” 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.

 

About the Bucks County Playhouse:
Located between Philadelphia and New York, Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 in a beautiful converted 1790 gristmill on the Delaware River 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, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Alan Alda, Liza Minnelli and Audra McDonald and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened after a $6 million restoration by the Bridge Street Foundation. Now under the direction of Tony Award winning producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman, the Playhouse is once again attracting leading theatrical artists from New York and Hollywood, and three productions have transferred to New York, including Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, starring Tyne Daly (nominated for two 2014 Tony Awards). The past year’s record-breaking lineup included Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias directed by Marshal Mason and starring Susan Sullivan, Patricia Richardson, and Jessica Walter, and the hit production of BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story which will transfer to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in the summer of 2017.

 

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.