Employment

Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:


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.


Front-of-House Staff

Goodman Theatre seeks part-time front-of-house staff. A member of the front-of-house staff is responsible for working in all areas of the lobby; positions include bartender, coat check attendant, gift store attendant and greeter. Candidates must have outstanding customer service skills, basic bartending knowledge and must be available to work evenings, weekends, and Thursday matinees. EOE; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send resume with cover letter via email to FOHJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org or via fax to 312.443.3821. No phone calls please.


Graphic Designer

Reports to: Creative Director
Posted: October 15, 2014

Summary: Goodman Theatre is seeking a full-time Graphic Designer to work closely with the Creative Director and Marketing Director in a team-based, collaborative environment.

Responsibilities: The Goodman Graphic Design department concepts and creates all communication materials for the theater. The department is also responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Goodman brand across all communication channels, both internal and external.

The Graphic Designer responsibilities include:

  • Design ads, brochures, multi-page publications, direct mail and invitations
  • Design displays and signage
  • Create assets for the Goodman Website and related on-line communications
  • Assist in photoshoots
  • General department support as needed

Qualifications:

  • BA in graphic design or similar is required
  • 3-5 years experience in a team-based, collaborative environment is preferred
  • Excellent creative, design, typography and production skills
  • Proficiency in In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator in a Mac environment
  • Working knowledge of design and production for the Web
  • Knowledge/interest in social media and Web development
  • Strong knowledge of printing and pre-press
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and collaborative skills

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

Send cover letter, resume and salary history via email to DesignJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org or via fax to 312.553.7234. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position. No phone calls, please.


Marketing Project Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Advertising and Sales
Posted: October 3, 2014

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Graphic Design and Director of Advertising and Sales to project manage production and delivery of all advertising, print and multimedia collateral for the marketing department and other departments as needed, including generating schedules, routing jobs and coordinating estimates
  • Assist with digital marketing efforts with a focus on Google Adwords in coordination with the Director of Advertising and Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Oversee processing of marketing invoices and take a leadership role in reconciling/upkeep of marketing budget
  • Serve as marketing point person for theater rentals, coordinating exposure for our rental partners
  • Work with Creative Director to schedule and assist with all marketing photo and video shoots
  • Program and oversee Goodman lobby monitor content/assets
  • Assist the Group Sales Manager with all opening night cast parties and be available to work audience development events as needed
  • Coordinate all enter-to-win and subscriber incentives offered by the marketing department, in conjunction with the telemarketing and box office staff
  • Generate sponsor exposure reports for the development department
  • Research new advertising opportunities when needed and provide analysis of past marketing efforts
  • Coordinate preparation and planning for Goodman Board of Trustee Marketing Committee meetings with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Provide support for Director of Marketing and Public Relations and Director of Advertising and Sales
  • General department support as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years professional experience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills
  • Ability to work with multiple deadlines and departments
  • Experience coordinating print production schedules, digital advertising efforts, Tessitura and Microsoft Excel strongly preferred

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.


Assistant Lighting Supervisor

Reports to: Lighting Supervisor
Posted: October 3, 2014

Summary:Goodman Theatre seeks an Assistant Lighting Supervisor for all productions and events in the Albert and Owen Theatres. This individual will assist the Lighting Supervisor in overseeing all aspects of the lighting department; ensuring that Goodman Theatre's artistic mission and production standards are met, while maintaining a safe and effective work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Lighting Supervisor in preparation of light plots and associated paperwork for all Goodman Theatre productions and events
  • Update and maintain documentation for all Goodman Theatre productions and special events
  • Research and locate sources and supplies for production specific projects
  • Assist with scheduling and supervision of the electrics crew ensuring all work is accomplished in a timely, safe and efficient manner
  • Ensure that all electrics crew receive, and work within, specified safety training in accordance with the Goodman Theatre Health and Safety Manual
  • Assist Lighting Supervisor in maintaining inventories and overseeing maintenance and repairs of all lighting systems, equipment and materials
  • Attend load-in, technical rehearsals, previews, and production meetings as assigned
  • Periodic night and weekend work is required
  • Additional duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years professional lighting experience, regional theatre experience beneficial
  • Significant experience with ETC; EOS, ION, and ETCNet III required
  • Practical experience with automated lighting and theatrical rigging required
  • Must be well versed with stage electrical work, practical wiring and design, special fx design; wireless dimming. ETCP certification beneficial
  • Lightwright and Vectorworks experience is required; AutoCAD or other CAD program knowledge is beneficial
  • Ability to supervise and work with a diverse staff, experience with IATSE crews beneficial
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work on varied projects
  • Willing to work as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

This is a full time position with full benefits package.

Goodman Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter; resume and three references to: ProductionJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org .

No Phone Calls. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.


Props Artisan

Reports to: Properties Supervisor
Posted: September 26, 2014

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and fabricate props; including, but not limited to, soft goods, hand props, prop graphics (creating and adapting), newspaper layout, large and small floral projects, casting, set decoration, artificial food, and general theatrical prop construction
  • Participate in load-in and load-outs – set dressing, packing, etc.
  • Research and Develop concepts and collaborate with supervisor, designers and co-workers to come up with solutions and ideas
  • Must be able to estimate hours required for project work
  • Maintain artistic integrity and quality of work required by Goodman Theatre
  • Responsible and involved in the care and upkeep of work space and prop storage spaces
  • Overtime and weekends work as needed/assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 years professional theatrical prop artisan experience required
  • Highly skilled in all aspects of soft good construction including, but not limited to; hand and machine sewing, furniture upholstery, and drapery building
  • Must have extensive knowledge and experience with Fabric Dyeing; experience with RIT dye preferred
  • Proficient with Adobe Photo Shop, and with printing techniques and processes
  • Basic carpentry skills and experience working with hand and power tools required
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task
  • Able to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Able to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs either alone or with assistance
  • Must have valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and able to drive vehicles in inclement weather
  • Positive attitude

Portfolio will be requested of selected candidates.

This position is covered by the Goodman’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E. Local 2. Goodman Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, 3 references to: ProductionJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. NO PHONE CALLS


Scene Shop Apprentice

Reports to: Technical Director
Posted: September 11, 2014

Summary: The Goodman Theatre seeks a Scene Shop Apprentice to work under the supervision of the Technical Director. The position provides an individual the ability to develop scenic carpentry skills and gain experience working in a professional scene shop. The employee will be given projects on a per show basis, and will work on load-in and load-out crews. The employee will also assist the Technical Director and Scene Shop Foreman with general shop tasks and routine maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Construct scenery as specified by technical or designer drawings
  • Uphold Goodman Theatre quality and construction standards
  • Participate in load in, load out and note sessions
  • Assist with receiving materials & supplies
  • Comply with the Goodman Theatre Health and Safety Manual
  • Help to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Work with the Scene Shop Foreman on Shop and power tool maintenance
  • Collect and properly store all portable power tools during clean up
  • Drive a 15 passenger van in a safe and legal manner; responsibilities include procuring supplies, delivering materials, and transporting staff
  • Assist other departments as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of theatrical construction techniques including metal/wood working, finishing, tools and hardware
  • Basic knowledge in theatrical rigging and automation/motion control beneficial
  • Previous experience working in a professional scene shop beneficial
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70lbs., either alone or with the assistance from others as well as climb ladders and work in high places
  • Work as a team member, and maintain a positive attitude at all times
  • Have a clean driving record and have/or be willing to obtain an IL Driver’s license

The job is a full-time, union position under the Goodman’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E. Local 2, with a full benefits package. Goodman Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This position is available immediately.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: ProductionJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org. No phone calls, please.


Senior Director of Major Gifts

Reports to: Director of Development
Posted: August 28, 2014

Summary: The Senior Director of Major Gifts (SDMG) is responsible for leading staff in the Individual Giving area to make productive and strategic use of all opportunities available to them as they solicit gifts from individuals. The SDMG is charged with maintaining a focus on moving donors through the many levels within the spectrum of individual giving. This position is also expected to devote a significant amount of time to identifying prospects and developing and executing cultivation and solicitation plans. The SDMG should possess a strong awareness of the Chicago major gift philanthropic community in the arts.

The SDMG reports directly to the Director of Development and directly supervises the Individual Giving Team. A minimum of 50% of the SDMG’s professional time should be spent working on Prospect Management for Major Gifts. An additional focus of the SDMG time should be on the expansion of the Planned Giving program and the planning and preparation for Endowment, Capital and other Major Campaign Initiatives. The SDMG manages a portfolio of Goodman Trustees as well as Major Gift donors and prospects at varying levels of engagement and capacity. The SDMG should have a strong command of fundraising strategies, techniques and persuasive writing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Development Department’s senior management team, work with members of the Development Department’s other areas of giving to coordinate all development activities for optimal outcomes
  • Participate in the Development Department planning process by setting long range strategic goals and objectives for Major and Individual Giving; develop, evaluate and adjust, as needed, the Major and Individual Gifts annual operating plan
  • Manage the oversight of the Individual Giving fundraising program toward steady growth in new support, with strong emphasis on moves management; set goals and performance benchmarks addressing revenue to be raised as well as the distribution of gifts among categories of giving
  • Work with the Individual Giving Team and Research Assistant to oversee a Major Gift Prospect Management system to track prospect activity including cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition
  • Work with the Individual Giving Team and Research Assistant to convene regular Major Gift Prospect Management meetings to designate relationship managers, develop strategies and coordinate prospect activity
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward major individual donors with a portfolio of 50 to 75 prospects and donors
  • Work with Individual Giving Team to develop and oversee donor cultivation, recognition and stewardship opportunities for major and individual donors
  • Leverage special events and other recognition/benefit opportunities in a targeted manner to engage new donors or to encourage upgraded gifts
  • Collaborate with volunteers to identify individual prospects; ensure that volunteers’ involvement in solicitations is targeted, focused and strategic, and that the quality of their experiences is positive
  • Participate in Trustee Committee Meetings and as part of Development Department’s senior management team help develop strategies for Board, Executive and key Committee Meetings
  • Develop and oversee adherence to a budget for the Annual, Endowment, Capital and Planned Giving Campaigns
  • Expand the Planned Giving program, taking a proactive approach to identifying planned gift prospects and fostering widespread awareness of planned giving options
  • Be competent to prepare staff, systems and prospects toward readiness for Capital and other special campaigns

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years progressive experience in non-profit fundraising
  • Understanding and appreciation of the Chicago arts community
  • Experience in effectively managing a development team and proven track record in meeting fundraising goals and establishing area priorities
  • Ability to establish solid donor relationships and secure major gifts
  • Strong background in managing annual fund and capital campaigns
  • Experience working with senior level volunteers as well as possessing leadership qualities needed for managing a strong Individual Gifts team
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and presentation skills; a high degree of initiative, creativity and energy, with a high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Team-player with superior organizational and strong analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge and background with Excel and Tessitura (or other comparable fundraising database) is a must

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

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.


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.


Custodian

Goodman Theatre seeks a part time Custodian for immediate employment. Previous housekeeping experienced 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. Send resume with cover letter via email to CustodialJobs@GoodmanTheatre.org or via fax to 312.553.7234. EOE; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls.