Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:


Producing Coordinator

Reports to: Producer, Associate Producer

Summary: Position assists the Producer and Associate Producer of the Goodman Theatre in everyday administrative and theatre production activities. Involves the coordination of calendars, schedules, interfacing with other departments and external clients, correspondence, record keeping and file maintenance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing consistent administrative support to the Producer, including scheduling, calendar maintenance, and general correspondence
  • Facilitating space requests for Artistic Department administrative meetings and selected special events
  • Providing clear communications with and connections to other Goodman departments and stakeholders
  • Coordinating staff schedules and artist schedules for various Goodman events, including post-show discussions and other events; coordinating and distributing “Artist Request” and “Artist Confirmation” forms for special events
  • Attend weekly meetings of the Artistic staff and other weekly inter-departmental meetings
  • Assist the Producer with special event planning, logistics and staffing
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Producer and/or Associate Producer, pertinent to the administration of the Artistic Department
  • Oversee Artistic Producing Intern

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Theatre, Arts Administration or related field
  • Strong organization, social and management and communications skills required
  • Detail oriented and multitasking abilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Tessitura preferred

This position is full-time with occasional evening and weekend hours. Salary is commensurate with experience, with full 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.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter with names of at least three professional references by September 1, 2016 to this link.


Associate Director of Development

Reports to: Director of Development and supervises a team of 14 Development professionals

Summary: Chicago’s oldest and largest resident theatre, Goodman Theatre has an international reputation as a top tier artistic institution, producing innovating artistic and education programming for over 90 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the Goodman’s artistic priorities include new play development, reimagined classics, international work and collaborations, culturally specific work and musical theater. In tandem with this work, the Goodman’s mission of diversity and inclusion has been a cornerstone of the theater for more than 30 years.

Goodman currently produces a five-play subscription season in the 856 seat Albert Theatre and a four-show season in the flexible Owen Theatre, as well the annual New Stages Festival of new works including multiple developmental productions and readings. In addition, for nearly four decades, the Goodman’s A Christmas Carol has been a treasured holiday tradition for families and Chicago theatergoers of all ages.

Along with the theatrical work the Goodman produces, the theatre has a long-standing commitment to education and community engagement through the arts. In 2016 the Goodman continued this commitment by opening the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement, offering state-of-the-art facilities and programming to Chicago students, teachers and lifelong learners.

In support of these ongoing initiatives at Goodman Theatre, the Associate Director of Development will help achieve ambitious contributed income goals by delivering effective and creative solutions. A key collaborator on the Development Team, the Associate Director will work closely with the Director of Development, Executive Leadership and Board Chair to generate maximum revenue, develop talent, provide oversight on productivity, planning and procedures, and develop innovative efficiencies in operations and communication.

For the upcoming 2016-17 Season, Goodman Theatre has an annual operating budget of over $22 million, with a contributed income goal of $7.9 Million.

Primary Duties:

  • Strategic Planning: Set the long-range strategy and direction for the Goodman Development Team to achieve the overall fundraising goals. This includes Annual, Endowment, Capital and Planned Giving campaigns.
  • Board Relationships: Collaborate with Development staff in the Board Development process, ensuring a continuous stream of top candidates for vetting. Create and set strategies for Board, Executive and key Committee meetings. Ensure Board accountability and consistent communication with Board Chair on status of Trustees.
  • Donor and Gift Management: Actively manage a portfolio of major gift prospects; partnering with the Development team, strategize meaningful donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship opportunities for major and individual gifts. Leverage special events to acquire or upgrade gifts.
  • Operations: Oversee prospect research, quantitative and qualitative standards; ensure database training and usage is spread amongst team; execute day to day administration of department functions; lead Development Department Operations team to ensure coordination in building our base of support.
  • Administrative: Manage adherence to a budget; prepare staff, systems and prospects toward readiness for key campaigns; lead ongoing talent development of department staff.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a well-rounded Development professional who has honed exceptional interpersonal, written and presentation skills. They possess high degrees of initiative, creativity, professionalism and integrity.

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experience: Minimum 5-7 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in Development in the Arts, including experience closing high five and six figure gifts.
  • Skills: Proven record of effectively managing a development team and meeting fundraising goals.
  • Ability to establish solid donor relationships and to secure major gifts. Experience with personal solicitation of significant gifts of $25,000 and above and managing donor portfolios.
  • Strong background in managing annual fund and capital campaigns.
  • Leadership experience working with senior level volunteers and Development staff.
  • Team player with superior organizational, analytical, prioritizing and planning skills.
  • Advanced knowledge with Excel and Tessitura (or comparable fundraising database) is a must.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic community, particularly in Chicago, is a plus.

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.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to this link.

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.


Artistic Producing Apprentice

Reports to: Producer, Associate Producer/Director of Casting, and Director of New Play Development

Summary: The Artistic Producing Apprentice is a salaried, year-long, holistic immersion into the workings of Chicago’s largest not-for-profit theater. The Apprentice gains hands-on management experience, working with the Producer, the Associate Producer/Director of Casting, the Director of New Play Development, and the Producing Coordinator in all aspects of producing and budgeting a 10-play subscription season, the New Stages new play development series, selected 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, and a demonstrated interest in producing for the theater. Excellent communication, organizational and multitasking skills are a must.

Areas of Exposure:

  • Assisting the Producer, Associate Producer, and Producing Coordinator on various aspects of artistic planning and producing, including casting and artistic personnel selection, budgeting and fiscal planning, and special event planning
  • Working with the Director of New Play Development and Artistic Staff on new play reading and selection, coordination of commissioning and play development programs including the Playwright’s Unit residency program, various aspects of planning and execution for the annual New Stages series, and other aspects of script development and rehearsal protocols for new play production
  • Under the direction of the Producer and Associate Producer, assisting the Producing Coordinator with the execution of new ongoing special artistic programs, including the Playtalk and Playback series, Artist Encounters, special Celebrations, and other special artistic events
  • Working with the Producer, the Associate Producer, the Producing Coordinator and Goodman Development and Marketing Staffs on the creation and implementation of special programs and events related to those areas
  • With the Producing Coordinator and other Artistic Staff, planning and implementing day-to-day artistic procedures and functions
  • With the Artistic Staff and the Artistic Director, assisting and implementing season planning and long-range planning
  • Work with the General Manager and Company Manager on aspects of negotiating and contracting with artistic personnel
  • Partnering with the Producer and Production Department on the development of designs for all Goodman Theatre productions
  • Assisting the Goodman Education and Community Engagement staffs on the planning and execution of new and existing programs

Responsibilities:

  • Become an integral member of the Goodman team working in all areas through the organization

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.

Apply with cover letter, resume, and salary history to this link. 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.


Guest Services Associate (Part-Time)

Reports to: Guest Services Manager

Summary: The Guest Services Associate is an integral part of the Goodman Theatre’s front-of-house department. This position is responsible for operating the information desk located in the Goodman lobby with a focus on providing customer service to all patrons and visitors. The Guest Services Associate greets and pro-actively anticipates the needs of guests so solutions can be offered. This is a part-time position with regular evening and weekend hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome all guests
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging customer service
  • Identify and anticipate guests’ needs
  • Offer assistance to all patrons with disabilities
  • Answer guest inquiries about services, facilities and box office
  • Answer inquiries from guests regarding restaurants, transportation, entertainment, etc.
  • Ensure logging and delivery of packages, mail and messages
  • Follow all security and safety policies and procedures
  • Have knowledge of emergency procedures and assist as needed
  • Complete the opening & closing procedures of the facility
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 2 – 3 years of guest related experience in a high-volume setting. Hospitality experience a plus
  • Must possess outstanding guest services skills and sophisticated verbal and communication skills
  • Must have an exceptional understanding of cultural happenings of Chicago
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows applications
  • Highly responsible and reliable
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to stand and/or walk throughout an entire shift
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs

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.

Please submit resume and cover letter to this link.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Facilities Technician

Reports to: Director of Operations

Responsibilities:

  • First level of response for facilities issues
  • Monitor the building automation system
  • Conduct regular facilities tours to proactively identify deficiencies
  • Collaborate with building service vendors; provide assistance as needed
  • Provide project support for facilities team
  • Perform maintenance & operation of HVAC systems
  • Perform electrical and lighting systems maintenance as needed
  • Perform plumbing systems maintenance as needed
  • Perform house call service response in support of the work environment
  • Coordinate maintenance projects as needed
  • Provide documentation and reporting of all performed maintenance
  • Provide coverage for facilities staff in case of absence
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience in building maintenance, repair, and operations
  • Knowledge of best industry practices including safety standards, energy management practices, and cost-effective solutions
  • Experience with the operation of commercial HVAC equipment and building automation systems
  • Strong computer skills
  • Computer maintenance management software experience preferred
  • Agreeable to flexible work hours including night and weekend shifts
  • Capable of performing physical labor, lifting of 60 lbs. or more, climbing ladders, working from heights of up to 30 feet, and working from a prone or kneeling position
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents, general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

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 candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to FacilitiesJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org or fax to 312.553.7234. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Stitcher

Goodman Theatre seeks an experienced Stitcher.

Dates: Mid-August - Early-September

Responsibilities:

  • Build and alter costumes, under the supervision of a draper or first hand.
  • Assist with the maintenance and organization of costume shop spaces and equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years professional costume shop experience desirable
  • Must have strong stitching (hand and machine) skills
  • Must be detail oriented and yet able to prioritize tasks

The position is part-time with a competitive hourly rate. Housing and Travel NOT provided.

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 candidates should send cover letter, resume and three references to: HeidiMcMath@GoodmanTheatre.org .Please indicate how you learned about the position in the cover letter.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Part-Time Custodian

Goodman Theatre seeks a part-time Custodian for immediate employment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous housekeeping experience required
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50+lbs, as well as climb ladders and work in high places
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

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 resume with cover letter via email to CustodialJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org or fax to 312-553-7234.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.

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.

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to FOHJobs@goodmantheatre.org or via fax to 312.443.3821. No phone calls please.


Subscription Sales Representatives

Goodman Theatre is seeking to add sales superstars to our Subscription Sales staff! Join us in selling subscriptions to our upcoming Season and spreading the news of the award winning shows produced on our stages. A background in telemarketing (subscriptions sales or fundraising) 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 our evening shifts Monday – Friday from 5pm – 9pm and our Saturday shift from 11am – 3pm. 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.

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.