Employment

Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:


Women's Board and Benefit Events Assistant (full time)

Reports To: Senior Director of Special Events and Stewardship

Position Summary:
The Women’s Board and Benefit Events Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of fundraising/cultivation events throughout the season. The assistant will also work closely with the Goodman Theatre Women’s Board providing communication, information management and clerical support.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support, maintain calendar and coordinate and prepare for meetings for the Senior Director of Special Events and Stewardship
  • Support the Senior Director of Special Events and Stewardship in the solicitation and stewardship of Women’s Board members
  • Coordinate correspondence with Women’s Board members
  • Support all Benefit Events, Opening Night Donor events and Women’s Board projects
  • Prepare graphic design requests for all event invitations and programs
  • Prepare customized solicitation materials, letters, and proposal packets; provide support for Women’s Board members in their solicitation of others, including processing event invitation/solicitation mailings
  • Process gifts, prepare acknowledgements and provide accurate donor lists for use in publications and on the Goodman website
  • Maintain accurate and complete records in Tessitura database
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Entry-level development position and event experience a key asset
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to execute good judgment
  • Ability to work independently, to seek input and to take direction
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Access; knowledge of Tessitura a plus
  • Sensitivity to confidentiality

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history via email to DevelopmentJobs@goodmantheatre.org or via fax to 312.553.7234. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Front of House/VIP Lounge Staff

Goodman Theatre seeks part-time Front of House/VIP Lounge staff. A member of the Front of House staff is responsible for working in all areas of the lobby. These positions include working as a bartender, coat check attendant, gift store attendant and greeter. Working in the VIP Lounge includes taking care of our VIP patrons in a private lounge as a bartender and host. Candidates must have outstanding customer service skills, advanced bartending knowledge and must be available to work evenings, weekends, and Thursday matinees. EOE; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send your resume and cover letter via email to FOHJobs@goodmantheatre.org or via fax to 312.443.3821. No phone calls please.


Production Apprentice

Reports to: Production Manager

Summary:
The newly-created Production Apprentice is a salaried, year-long immersion into the workings of the production department at Chicago’s largest not-for-profit producing theater. The Apprentice will gain experience working with the Goodman Theatre’s production staff in producing the 9-play subscription season, A Christmas Carol, the New Stages play development series, and a wide range of special events. This apprenticeship will be tailored to a specific area of production determined by the selected candidate’s area of interest. Those areas are Production Management, Costumes, Technical Direction/Scenery, Props, and Sound/Projections.

The ideal candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience, has completed an internship at a professional theater company (in any area), has knowledge of their area of interest, and awareness of industry practices. Excellent communication, organizational, and multitasking skills are a must.

Areas of Exposure:

  • Collaborate and communicate with production departments and designers to realize each production’s design on time and on budget.
  • Work with the Production staff on: Design analysis, creating time and material estimates, scheduling, technical design, developing construction processes and techniques, choosing materials, assigning resources, day to day supervision, creative problem solving, and multi-tasking.
  • Participate in rehearsals, load-in, technical rehearsals, and load-out as assigned.
  • Collaborate on the production process for visiting theater company initiatives, co-productions, transfers, and tours of Goodman productions.
  • Experience the process of negotiating and contracting personnel and designers while learning the details of production labor contracts.
  • Work with Goodman Staff to learn and maintain proper theatre health and safety procedures.

Responsibilities:
Become an integral member of the Goodman team working in all areas throughout the organization.

Candidate Qualifications:
Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Email cover letter detailing your area of interest, resume, and three (3) references to ProductionApprentice@GoodmanTheatre.org. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location.

No phone calls, please.


General Management Apprentice

Reports to: Managing Director and Associate Managing Director

Summary:
The General Management Apprentice is a salaried, year-long, holistic immersion into the workings of Chicago’s largest not-for-profit producing theater. The Apprentice gains hands-on management experience, working with the Managing Director and Associate Managing Director in all aspects of producing, fundraising for and promoting a 9-play subscription season, the New Stages new play development series, Education and Community Engagement programs and a range of special events. The ideal candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree, has completed an internship at a professional theater company (in any area) and has knowledge of theater administration and awareness of industry practices. Excellent communication, organizational and multitasking skills are a must.

Areas of Exposure:

  • Work with the Managing Director and Associate Managing Director on budgeting and fiscal responsibilities of the organization.
  • Experience the process of negotiating and contracting with artistic personnel while learning the details of artistic and production labor contracts.
  • Secure rights and negotiate creative licensing agreements.
  • Collaborate on the negotiation process for visiting theater company initiatives, co-productions, transfers and tours of Goodman productions.
  • Work with the Goodman Artistic Staff regarding season planning, producing and casting of season productions.
  • Work with the Development Staff on fundraising initiatives and grant writing.
  • Work with the Goodman Education and Community Engagement Staff to learn about the theater’s education and community programs.
  • Work with Ticket Services Department (ticketing and telemarketing operations) to gain an understanding of the process and an introduction to the Tessitura database.
  • Work with the Development Staff and Executive Team on the interaction with the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Women's Board and Scenemakers Board.
  • Work with the Marketing and Publicity Departments on branding, marketing a season schedule of productions, PR and promotion, including social media.
  • Work with the Goodman's Company Manager to gain an understanding of the role and its responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
Become an integral member of the Goodman team working in all areas throughout the organization.

Qualifications
Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Email cover letter, resume and salary history to AdminApprentice@GoodmanTheatre.org. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location.

No phone calls, please.


Costume Design Assistant

Reports to: Costume Shop Manager

Start Date: Late summer or early fall

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager with all phases of shopping, procuring costumes and materials for each assigned production
  • Work with the Costume Shop Manager to maintain the show budget
  • Process and track receipts for all purchases
  • Aid in the communication between the costume designer, costume shop, wardrobe, and actors
  • Assist with show documentation
  • Oversee interns and assistant shoppers
  • Work with the costume shop to maintain shop spaces and equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years professional costume shopping and assisting experience desired
  • Design background required
  • Must be very detailed oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desired skills include make-up design and application
  • Valid Illinois Drivers License required

This position is full-time with a competitive hourly rate and benefits package.

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to HeidiMcMath@GoodmanTheatre.org

Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No calls, please.


Institutional Giving Assistant

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving

Position Summary:
The Institutional Giving Assistant is responsible for coordinating the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process for all Corporate, Foundation and Government (CFG) prospects and performs needed clerical tasks in support of the Institutional Giving area.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as relationship coordinator for all Institutional sponsorship donors and prospects, including managing visibility and recognition benefit fulfillment and ticket requests
  • Maintain and update Tessitura database with organizational contacts for invitation lists, fundraising reports, and publications
  • Coordinate and track all CFG donor invitations to Goodman events
  • Assist in the preparation of sponsorship proposals, grant applications and reports by writing, editing, proofreading, and compiling information as assigned
  • Serve as the main contact for the Graphics and Marketing departments in coordinating CFG graphic requests, sponsor logo approvals and marketing materials for the Development department
  • Support Directors and Trustees in preparation for solicitation of Corporate sponsorships and Foundation/Government grants, including developing proposal materials and packets
  • Perform clerical tasks related to CFG check processing and donor recognition, including creating gift acknowledgments and providing accurate donor lists for use in publications on the Goodman website
  • Serve as the primary point person for all corporate entertainment events at the Goodman
  • Assist in preparation for Trustee meetings
  • Provide additional clerical support to the CFG giving program as needed to ensure that departmental priorities can be met
  • Assist the corporate annual fund giving (Corporate Connections) campaign
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Entry-level development position and event experience a key asset
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage numerous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive of, plan and execute research projects making use of traditional and electronic resources
  • Ability to work independently, to seek input and to take direction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Tessitura Database experience a plus
  • Sensitivity to confidentiality

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Email cover letter, resume and salary history to DevelopmentJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org or fax them to (312) 553-7234. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location.


Content Creator

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Position Summary:
This is a temporary position funded by a grant from the Wallace Foundation for one year. Additional funding may be available after the first year of the grant.

As part of the Wallace Foundation grant this position will focus on developing an increased and loyal ongoing audience for new work by contemporary writers at the Goodman. He/she will supplement new initiatives through the creation of rich content across multi-media channels and will work with members of the Goodman’s artistic and education and community engagement departments to develop new audience engagement programming.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate content for videos, articles, digital and more to be used on website and social media; focus on new work development
  • Work with the Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing and PR and Director of New Play Development to adhere to grant deadlines and milestones
  • Refine and contribute to the development of future new work engagement programming and initiatives; work with artistic and marketing team to develop a plan for generating participation in a new engagement program and create appropriate literature and engagement materials
  • Provide critical support in the development and implementation of branding campaign for new work
  • Provide general support as needed within and across different departments

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts related discipline
  • 2-4 years professional experience in journalism and/or marketing communications preferred
  • Proficient at producing video content, including storyboarding, shooting and editing pieces
  • Excellent written communication skills, including experience in long form journalism
  • Strong understanding of the theater and new work
  • Very strong organization skills/attention to detail
  • Ability to work within and across departments
  • Excellent project management skills

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter, resume and salary history to marketingjobs@goodmantheatre.org. Please indicate in cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location.

No phone calls, please.


Tessitura Database Manager

Reports to: Systems Administrator
Posted: February 3, 2015

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain Tessitura, and various other SQL BI Software used by Goodman Theatre.
    o Manage and maintain of Tessitura remote access applications and devices (RAMP, NSCAN, TSTATS)
    o Create and deploy custom reports and queries,provide support for data reporting issues (SSRS, Infomaker)
    o Create SQL stored procedures, tables and views for use in reporting and automated processes, in addition to job automation and scheduling
    o Monitor and maintain website API, facilitate with 3rd party vendors when required.
    o Monitor database integrity and implement of protocols for data hygiene
  • Assist with staff training, and advocate for the use of the database
  • Technology project management, including database upgrades
  • Additional duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Experience using and managing Tessitura
  • Experience with General Database Administration best practices and knowledge of T-SQL
  • Experience with troubleshooting and resolving database problems
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

The job is a full-time salaried, non-union position, with a full benefits package.

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to ITJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position by referencing the specific website or job posting location.


Subscription Sales Representatives

Goodman Theatre is seeking to add sales superstars to our Subscription Sales staff! Join us in selling our fantastic 90th Anniversary Season and spreading the news of the award winning shows produced on our stages. A background in telemarketing is helpful, however not required. A love for theater is a must. This is a part time position including commission. We are looking to fill positions on both our AM and PM shifts.  Please call 312-443-8015  and leave a message for Casey telling us why you would like to work at the Goodman, any previous telemarketing experience you may have, and your schedule availability. If we are interested, we will follow up with you.


Security Officer

Goodman Theatre seeks a part-time Security Officer for immediate employment. The security team provides building security and customer service, and ensures public safety. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. Competitive pay. Must have superior customer service skills! Send resume with cover letter to SecurityJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org. EOE; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.