Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Facilities Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Operations

Summary: The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the maintenance services for the Goodman Theatre, and supporting the built environment for all employees and patrons. This individual directly interacts with other employees and outside vendors, and helps to support the Goodman’s artistic work. This is a full time, salaried position with an exceptional benefits package and includes continuing education opportunities relevant to the position. Qualified candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including some regular night and weekend shifts for performance coverage.


  • 1st level of response for all facilities issues
  • Manage staff of facilities technicians
  • Oversee the facility’s preventive maintenance program and provide continuous process improvement
  • Measure, evaluate, and make recommendations for improvement of quality control
  • Align daily tasks with the objectives set in the 30 year capital plan
  • Conduct research to identify new and emerging industry practices and technologies
  • Communicate building related issues effectively with management and coworkers
  • Conduct regular facilities tours to proactively identify deficiencies
  • Collaborate with building service vendors; provide assistance as needed
  • 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 and custodial staff in case of absence
  • Monitor the building automation system
  • All other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in building maintenance and managing services
  • Ability to supervise and motivate staff members
  • Knowledge of best industry practices including safety standards, energy management practices, and cost-effective solutions
  • Experience with the operation of commercial HVAC equipment, building automation systems, plumbing, and electrical and lighting 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; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter, resume and salary history to FacilitiesJobs@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.

Prospect Research Coordinator

Posted: March 9, 2015

Reports to: Senior Director of Individual Giving

Summary: Serves as an integral member of the Development team responsible for the coordination of research and prospect management functions, including the preparation of appropriate research profiles for all fundraising campaigns and potential board nominees, analysis of fundraising data, the acquisition of pertinent information, tracking of prospects along the giving continuum and identification of new funding sources. Works proactively to expand the size and value of the Goodman’s prospect and donor base and is also responsive to research requests from Development staff.


  • Use a variety of electronic and print resources to produce, maintain and update individual, nominating and institutional research profiles which include pertinent information such as background, career, financial capacity, philanthropic interests and nature of relationship to the theater using established formats
  • Mine the Goodman’s extensive patron database for potential prospects for Goodman giving campaigns; research new prospects and lapsed donors; identify donors with potential for growth and increased involvement
  • Uncover social, financial and political relationships between key members of the Goodman family, donors and prospects
  • Administer prospect, solicitation and moves management tracking
  • Support relationship managers in the development of short and long-term cultivation and solicitation strategies for existing donors and new prospects
  • Monitor print and electronic publications and social media to keep current with business, political and society news and events and mine for prospects
  • Assist in the coordination of prospect tracking meetings, preparation for cultivation/stewardship visits and solicitations
  • Create biographical sketches on attendees to Goodman events for use by the Executive Director, Artistic staff, Development relationship managers and Volunteers
  • Suggest protocol for information organization, storage, maintenance and retrieval; maintain and update electronic files and prospect research and moves management information in Tessitura
  • Write reports, provide information and analysis as required to support and achieve fundraising goals
  • Assist in the training of new Development staff members in Tessitura and provide Tessitura support to existing staff
  • Assist at donor events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years’ relevant experience with prior prospect research or fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising and research techniques
  • Tessitura knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with online and printed resource materials consistent with APRA Advanced Skills Set
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Detail-oriented; proven organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing and communications skills, team player
  • Able to provide wealth analyses, conduct comprehensive research and synthesize information to produce prospect analyses and profiles
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, creative and flexible

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


Scene Shop Apprentice

Posted: March 3, 2015

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. As part of this experience he/she will be given projects on a per show basis, and will work on all load-in and load-out crews. Also, he/she will assist the Technical Director and Scene Shop Foreman with tasks and do routine maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pick up supplies and materials from various vendors
  • Driving staff and materials to and from theatre & scene shop
  • Driving and maintaining a 15 passenger van in a safe & legal manner
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe work area
  • Maintaining the expendables and materials inventories for the scene shop;
  • Keep bins on shop floor stocked, report any items that are low
  • Sort and store incoming supplies, and maintain a clean overstock storage area
  • Bring needed paperwork to vendor, and return receipts, credit cards, and purchase orders to appropriate supervisor
  • Maintain the loading dock area in the scene shop
  • Assist in maintaining a stock scenery inventory
  • Work with the Scene Shop Foreman on maintenance of the Scene Shop and power tools
  • Collect and properly store all portable power tools during clean up


  • Experience working in a professional scene shop beneficial
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70lbs, either alone or with 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
  • Working knowledge of theatrical construction techniques and practices
  • 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.

The 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 Calls Please.

Tessitura Database Manager

Reports to: Systems Administrator
Posted: February 3, 2015


  • 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.

Manager of Individual and Major Gifts

Reports to: Senior Director of Major Gifts
Posted: December 19, 2014


  • Working with the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Individual Giving team, the Manager of Individual and Major Gifts is responsible for raising approximately $3M in annual individual contributions to Goodman Theatre through in-person solicitations; solicitations coordinated with leadership volunteers (Board of Trustees, Women’s Board) and staff; mail, telefund, and online gift solicitations; other specialized fundraising campaigns.
  • Execute all aspects of individual giving programs for production sponsorship and Premiere Society donors ($2,000+ annually). Oversee the creation of all related solicitation materials and collateral. Write solicitation letters and proposals as needed. Manage all related contributor benefits for sponsorship and Premiere Society donors, including special event invitations, donor perks and VIP subscriptions.
  • Manage Annual Fund Coordinator, with oversight of annual fund programs for donors below $2,000 via telefund, direct mail, online and honor/memorial fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage a portfolio of 80+ prospects with the capacity to make a 4- or 5-figure annual gift to the Goodman. Meet or exceed goals for prospect interactions, including, but not limited to, personal meetings and event interaction. Qualify and cultivate new Goodman prospects and solicit and steward gifts for annual support as well as select capital/endowment and planned giving endeavors. Record prospect interactions in the Goodman database.
  • Identify innovative approaches to fundraising, including new opportunities to increase contributed revenue and cultivate new donors. Collaborate with colleagues to develop individual giving opportunities for key constituencies, such as the Board of Trustees and Women’s Board.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison to the New Work Development Committee and the Individual Giving Chair, and secondary liaison to the Education and Community Engagement Committee.
  • With Manager of Stewardship and Community Engagement Events and Annual Fund Coordinator, plan and execute annual donor stewardship and cultivation events. Perform regular reviews of benefit arrays and fine-tune as needed.
  • Identify ways to maximize the use of the Goodman database in service of individual giving programs. Help to ensure continued use of tracking systems within database among major gift officers.
  • Coordinate Goodman Theatre tours and trips.
  • Provide staffing support for Development Office special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years progressive experience in non-profit fundraising.
  • 2-3 years direct experience with personal, one-on-one cultivation and solicitation of individual donors with a demonstrated ability to establish solid donor relationships and secure major gifts and a proven track record in meeting fundraising goals.
  • Strong strategic acumen; ability to process research and create solicitation strategies; ability to articulate strategies to volunteers and execute strategies with donors (on a one-on-one basis and in partnership with volunteers); major focus on establishing, building and maintaining relationships with donors.
  • 1-2 years staff management experience, including annual fund campaigns.
  • Previous experience managing high-level volunteers.
  • A disciplined approach to renewing existing donors and a proactive approach to seeking out new donors.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills; a high level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Team player with superior organizational, strong analytical, computer and database skills. Experience and comfort with Excel and Tessitura (or other comparable fundraising database)


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience; annual salary/performance review; two weeks vacation; health, dental, and life insurance; retirement plan.

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.

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.

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.


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.