Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Annual Fund Coordinator
Part Time Custodian

Run Crew - The Music Man

Assistant Technical Director

Videographer

Overhire Stitcher

Draper

Outbound Sales Representatives (Part-Time)

 

Annual Fund Coordinator

Position Reports to: Associate Director of Development / Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Position Description: The position plans, coordinates and implements the Goodman’s annual fundraising campaigns to secure support from individual donors of gifts below $2,500. This position requires an energetic, organized, self-motivated person who is able to handle several projects at once with an eye for detail, a strong understanding of databases, and knowledge of fundraising from individuals.

  • Execute all Annual Fund giving programs, including 3-4 phone campaigns, 5-6 direct mail appeals, annual membership renewal solicitations, 10+ e-blast solicitations/messages, online campaigns, social media fundraising, and commemorative giving.
    • Build extractions, segments and lists for leads in Tessitura database
    • Partner with Telemarketing Manager on daily operations, scripts and caller materials as well as to set goals for season and for each campaign
    • Partner with Telemarketing Manager to perform analysis at the end of each campaign
    • Work with Ticket Services to identify new opportunities to add gifts into ticket orders
    • Work with Marketing Department to schedule and prioritize leads
    • Work with an outside mail house to schedule and execute direct mail appeals
    • Work with the Development Communications Coordinator to create solicitation messages and materials
    • Record and follow up on verbal pledges
  • Process all Annual Fund gifts accurately and efficiently in Tessitura.
  • Record and manage the gift processing and acknowledgements for the monthly giving program.
  • Execute additional ad hoc campaigns as opportunities arise, including tribute and donor participation campaigns.
  • Manage a portfolio of 15-20 key annual fund donors and work with the Manager of Individual and Major Gifts to develop cultivation plans for those with capacity to grow to Premiere Society levels.
  • Collaborate with the Development Communications Coordinator and Manager of Individual and Major Gifts to create solicitation materials and collateral for Sponsorship and Premiere Society donors, including special event invitations, donor perks, and VIP subscriptions.
  • Identify innovative approaches to fundraising, including new opportunities to increase contributed revenue, cultivate potential donors, and steward donors throughout the season.
  • Work with Coordinator of Stewardship and Community Engagement Events to plan and execute annual fund donor stewardship and cultivation events, including building invitation lists.
  • Perform an annual review of benefit arrays and adjust as needed.
  • Produce Annual Fund and commemorative giving acknowledgments in a timely manner and maintain appropriate donor records.
  • Provide a monthly outstanding pledge report and produce monthly pledge reminders.
  • During phone campaigns, coordinate the day-to-day operations and work with the Marketing and Research Manager and the TM Managers to maximize lead segment strategies.
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  • Pull from Tessitura and organize the Individual Donor Listing in the Playbill.
  • Steward the honor/memorial program: process gifts; update records; send acknowledgements; notify honorees; and update Playbill listings.
  • Represent the Development Department on cross-functional membership sales team and generate suggested donation amounts for all renewing members each season.
  • Assist development department staff in stewardship activities relating to donors, including opening nights and other cultivation events.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2-4 years of experience in non-profit fundraising.
  • Previous experience with campaign execution, direct mail and telefunding required.
  • Proficiency with Excel and Tessitura (or other comparable fundraising database) a must
  • Experience with Wordfly or other email platforms beneficial
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and presentation skills; a high degree of initiative and energy, with a high level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Team-player with superior organizational, strong analytical, computer and database skills.

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 applicants should send a cover letter and resume to this link. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No emails or calls please.


 

 

Part Time Custodian

Position Summary: The Part Time Custodian is responsible for all daily and project cleaning of the Goodman Theatre as well as assigned event setups. This individual interacts with diverse groups of employees and helps to support the Goodman’s artistic work.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all daily and assigned house cleaning activities.
  • Daily garbage removal from all areas of the building.
  • Post intermission garbage removal and cleaning during performances.
  • Follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules.
  • Specific indoor and outdoor housecleaning duties as assigned.
  • Event setup, tear down and cleaning as needed.
  • Snow removal when necessary.

Requirements:

  • Previous custodial experience in a large, commercial space
  • Capable of maneuvering 50 lbs. or more.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Dependable, and works well with team members

Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with both written and verbal skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in commercial cleaning and sanitizing practices
  • MS Office software program experience preferred
  • Theatre or Live Entertainment Venue experience beneficial
  • Experience with a wide range of custodial equipment preferred
  • Ability to operate carpet cleaning and floor polishing equipment desirable

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

Send cover letter and resume to this link. No phone calls please. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position. 


 

Run Crew - The Music Man

Reports to: House Carpenter / Stage Management
Production: The Music Man
Dates Required: 6/19/19 - 8/11/19 (possible extension through 8/18)

Goodman Theatre seeks Run Crew for the final production of our 18/19 season, THE MUSIC MAN.  

Interested applicants should have a working knowledge of backstage practices and procedures, a college education or equivalent professional experience, be punctual, professional, work well as a member of a team, and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress.  Applicants must have the ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs. either alone or with assistance as well as climb ladders and work in high places.

This is an hourly position with a minimum rate of $15.00/hour for the duration listed above.

By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Attend all rehearsals and performances as scheduled.
  • Prepare, clean the stage and preset scenery and props prior to any rehearsal or performance.
  • Shift scenery, aid with prop handoffs, run the show and maintain the quality of the production.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume including three (3) references to this link. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No calls please.

 


 

 

Assistant Technical Director

Reports to: Technical Director and Associate Technical Director
Start Date: Negotiable

The Goodman Theatre seeks an Assistant Technical Director to be an integral part of the production staff.  This individual will work with directors, designers, and our experienced staff on an eight (8) show season, our annual production of A Christmas Carol, New Stages Festival, special events, and rentals at the Goodman Theatre.

Applicants should have three (3) years professional experience in technical direction or a related field, knowledge and experience in scenery construction techniques, mechanical design, automation controls, stage rigging, as well as time and materials estimating.  Proficiency in AutoCAD, both 2D and 3D applications, and Microsoft Office Suite are required.

To best succeed in this position the Assistant Technical Director will need strong communication and leadership skills, be able to multi-task, be detail oriented, work with a wide variety of people including Goodman staff, designers, IATSE crew members, as well as be a good team member and maintain a positive attitude.

This position is full time and includes a benefits package.

By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Technical design and engineering of scenery and automated effects (including but not limited to winch driven, hydraulic, and pneumatic effects)
  • Produce technical and construction drawings using Auto CAD
  • Collaborate with designers and production departments to realize each production’s design on-time and within budget
  • Assist the Technical Director with production planning which includes time and material estimating, developing build and load-in schedules, project coordination, supervision of scene shop staff, general shop operations, and interdepartmental needs
  • Maintain accurate inventory of materials, expendables, stock scenery and soft goods
  • Work with the Assistant to the Production Manager in tracking and reconciling purchases and expenses
  • Work with the Scene Shop Foreman in the maintenance of the scene shop facility, tools and vehicles
  • Lead load-ins and attend technical rehearsals as assigned
  • Maintain Quality and Standards of the Goodman Theatre
  • Implement Goodman Theatre Health and Safety Policies

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to this linkNo phone calls please. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.  

 


 

 

Videographer

Reports to: Content Manager
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

The Goodman Videographer is responsible for creating video content—shooting, editing, deploying—for the primary purpose of promoting nine productions each season, plus education and engagement events, for use online (primarily GoodmanTheatre.org, marketing e-blasts and social media), broadcast purposes and in the Goodman lobby. The Videographer also assists with concepting teaser/trailers and archival video shoots. 

Essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

  1. Ability to interact with and collaborate well with others—specifically, reporting to the Content Manager; working closely with the video Content Creator; and working with the Graphic Design and the Digital Strategy teams—to produce video for the organization that entices through a compelling narrative, reflects the brand and speaks well to the institution’s current and future patrons.
  2. Idea generation, storyboarding and other visualization to communicate concepts for video
  3. Scouting locations, setting up shots, lighting and sound
  4. Work on multiple projects under tight deadlines
  5. Maintain individual work flow and project schedules

Competencies:

  1. The ability to frame and light a subject
  2. Editing and sound skills
  3. Knowledge of the hardware and software used to create video content
  4. An understanding and appreciation of video trends on social media
  5. High level of computer literacy (animation skills a plus)
  6. Excellent communication skills
  7. An understanding of theater and the productions in the Goodman’s season
  8. Awareness of the Goodman brand and how it translates to videos produced
  9. Maintaining individual workflow and project schedules
  10. Ability to effectively design motion graphics is a plus
  11. Knowledge of file formats required for all media outlets, traditional (broadcast networks, online media) and social (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc).

Education and Eligibility Requirements: College degree. An internship (preferably at an arts organization) in which the candidate created video content for an organization or clients 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.

By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community—Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume with a link to relevant video work or portfolio to this link. No phone calls please. 

 


 

Overhire Stitcher

Reports to: Costume Shop Manager
Start Date: April 8, 2019 to June 28, 2019

The Goodman Theatre seeks an Overhire Stitcher to join our team to work on our upcoming productions of THE WINTER’S TALE and THE MUSIC MAN.  Stitchers are responsible for building and altering costumes under the supervisions of the draper or first hand and may take on additional duties as assigned.

This is an hourly position which pays a minimum of $16.00 per hour for the duration listed above.  Housing and travel are not provided.

By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years professional costume shop experience is desirable
  • Strong skills at both hand and machine stitching
  • Able to prioritize tasks and be very detail oriented
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume including three (3) references, and a digital portfolio (if available) to Stitcher19@GoodmanTheatre.org. Please include “Stitcher” in the subject of your email application and indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No calls please. 


 

Draper

Reports to: Costume Shop Manager

The Goodman Theatre is searching for a Draper to join our costume shop.  The Draper will work collaboratively with the Costume Shop Manager and other costume shop members to execute costume designs for the eight (8) show season, our annual production of A Christmas Carol, the New Stages Festival, and additional special events.

The Draper is responsible for overseeing all phases of costume construction, including collaborating with the costume shop manager to plan a build that fulfills the designer’s intention to the theatre’s highest standards, within budget, and on time. This will include developing patterns and adapting existing garments, as well as instructing and overseeing the costume staff through the completion of the build. The Draper is also responsible for researching construction techniques and participating in maintenance of the shop space & supplies.

This position is full-time, pays a minimum of $25.00/hour and includes benefits.  It can also require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.

By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years professional draping experience in both contemporary and period costumes
  • Leadership skills and ability to oversee a costume construction crew
  • Attention to detail and be well organized.
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume including three (3) references, and a digital portfolio (if available) to DraperJob219@GoodmanTheatre.org. Please indicte in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No phone calls please.

 


 

Outbound Sales Representatives (Part-Time)

Goodman Theatre is looking to hire part time outbound sales representatives (minimum 20 hours, maximum 29 hours) for our morning and evening shifts. Pay is minimum wage plus commission weekly up to 14% and daily cash bonus opportunities. The position is phone sales of our Season Membership packages and Fundraising for Chicago’s oldest and largest nonprofit theatre. We are looking for committed and self-motivated individuals who are comfortable being team players. If interested please call 312-443-8015 and leave a message letting us know why you would like to work at the Goodman and what past experiences make you the ideal candidate for our team. 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.