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Honk! (2010)
Full-Time Staff

Production Manager (Full-Time/Regular)

Job Description
The College of Fine Arts seeks a Production Manager for the Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) This position provides fundamental management of WFT’s Artistic and Educational programming with regard to productions. This includes calendars & budgets, facilities maintenance, space management, and capital improvements, as well as oversight of personnel. The position focuses primarily on production activities in the Wheelock Family Theatre, located at 180 Riverway, Boston, and surrounding shop, studio, lobby, and gallery spaces. This position also develops and enforces production policies and procedures in accordance with the University and all relevant unions. This position supervises the Technical Director and reports to the Artistic Director.

Required Skills
WFT is a small staff of artists, educators, and administrators; each member of our team wears multiple hats. Priority will be given to applicants with additional experience in stage management, sound engineering, electrics, and/or carpentry. Education: Bachelor’s degree/Master’s preferred 5 – 8 years experience.

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To see the full job posting and apply visit the Boston University Human Resources website.

Temporary Casual & Contract Employment

We are currently seeking a number of design & technical positions for our upcoming season. Click the links below to learn more about these opportunities.

The Wizard of Oz

Make Way for Ducklings

Auditions

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University is seeking Equity, Non-Equity & Youth Actors, for principal/non-principal roles for our 2021/2022 Season. Strong actors, singers are encouraged to audition.

About Casting

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, recognizes the need for expanding the participation of artists who have been historically underrepresented on stage due to race, ethnicity, disability, gender expression, and sexual orientation. We endeavor to cast these individuals in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane and in which their identities align with those of a character.

Wheelock Family Theatre pledges to produce and celebrate theater that is representative of, and centers characters as well as actors who share the diverse and intersectional identities as those that exist within our audiences. 

This season actors will need to be vaccine compliant with Boston University’s Covid-19 vaccine policies. Click here to review the entire policy.

Click here to view The Wizard of Oz casting breakdown & important dates.
Click here to view the Make Way for Ducklings casting breakdown & important dates.


Audition Video Submissions

Please submit either Somewhere Over the Rainbow or a two to three minute song/cut of a song of your choosing, along with a headshot and resume. 

Access the sheet music and accompaniment track for Somewhere Over the Rainbow here: Audition Materials Folder

  • AEA Principal Auditions submit your headshot, resume and video here.
  • Non-Union & Youth Actors (ages 12-18), submit your headshot, resume & video here.

Deadline for submissions is October 28, 2021.

Callbacks will take place in-person in late October, early November (Dates TBD). Rehearsals and performances will take place in-person in Boston, MA at Wheelock Family Theatre.

Questions? Please email Nick Vargas at navargas@bu.edu.

Teaching Artists

Individuals interested in teaching with Wheelock Family Theatre should submit their cover letter and resume to WFTEd@bu.edu.

Boston University Students

Working at WFT@BU is a great job, with a lot of variety and flexibility. Students get to work on live theatre shows, music concerts, lectures, films, musicals, and more. We are proud of our reputation with both BU departments and our external clients for having an outstanding student workforce.

  • All student positions are part-time. Your work schedule is made around your academic schedule so you will not be asked to work during your classes.
  • We employ up to 15 students and expect them to be professional, friendly, and helpful to our clients and guests.
  • Having a Work-Study grant is desired, but not required for employment.
  • Students have the responsibility to effectively communicate all conflicts in a timely manner with their supervisor.
  • The weekly schedule is typically posted by Thursday for the following week. Hours vary depending on the events and activities.
  • You are expected to be on time for all shifts and dressed appropriately for work.
  • Excellent customer service, good communication skills, and ability to work as a team with your peers are required of all student staff.
  • Training will be provided for all positions and varies based on the position you have.