Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Content Manager
Associate Director, Education and Engagement

Cover Props Assistant

Ticket Services Representative - Part Time

Board Relations and Individual Giving Assistant

Stewardship and Community Engagement Events Coordinator

Assistant Properties Supervisor

Assistant Carpenter
Young Performer Supervisor-A Christmas Carol

 

Content Manager

Reports to: Director of Communications
Supervises: Video Producer and Content Creator

Job Summary: The Content Manager is a key collaborator in Goodman Theatre’s efforts to maximize storytelling tactics to promote greater awareness of its mission, productions and programs. S/he will oversee the creation of dynamic pieces that engage target audiences to support ticket sales, enhance brand recognition and promote overall institutional advancement. This position will facilitate cross-departmental collaboration to achieve cohesion in messaging across written and digital platforms. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer; has proven success using video, audio, digital/print platforms; is highly collaborative and deadline- and detail-oriented in a fast-paced creative environment; and understands the Goodman’s stature and significance in the local and national theater communities. 

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Create/provide creative direction/collaborate on the creation of storytelling pieces—from inception to research and development to execution and evaluation—to promote visibility of productions, programs and events; ensure end product is forward-thinking, well-produced, and on-brand and message.
  2. Collaborate with the Director of Communications and Director of Marketing to develop strategic content campaigns for all productions and programs; collaborate with Department Heads on special projects.
  3. Work with the Director of Digital Strategy on digital media content, including ideal format/lengths.
  4. Oversee two direct-reports (Video Producer and Content Creator) to achieve overall objectives.
  5. Contribute to messaging development for ticket campaigns (visuals and written).  
  6. Conduct on-camera interviews with artists involved and audience members attending productions and events; coordinate shoot communication/logistics with artists, theater leadership and colleagues.
  7. Writing and editing duties, including play/project descriptive copy development; scripts for broadcast (radio + TV) commercials; select e-mail correspondence and press releases, including Goodman Editorial Style Guideline Standards.
  8. Manage multiple projects across departments, prioritize deadlines and workflow; oversee cost and scope; evaluate/measure success.
  9. Work with two Senior Designers (Brand Strategy and Creative Content) to maintain the Goodman brand across all media with an eye toward quality and consistency, and on select project management.

Key Competencies:

A deadline-oriented self-starter with strong visual, verbal and written communication, and the ability to translate ideas and concepts into content. Excellent interpersonal skills for success working with artists, leadership and with every department in the organization. Proficiency with creative hardware and software tools, collaboration, management of others and self-management. Thorough knowledge of the Goodman and its production history.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Video Production, Graphic Design or related field.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum of 10 years’ experience in multimedia production, particularly in a creative environment. Experience working with clients, vendors and artists.

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 calls please.


 

Associate Director, Education and Engagement

Reports to: Director of Education and Engagement

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 seeks a highly organized, collaborative educator-administrator for our dynamic Education and Community Education Department. The ideal candidate has theatre education experience, and is able to work internally and externally to include and engage diverse groups of people.  A passion for the arts and a strong commitment to social justice is a must. 

Job Summary: Day-to-day management of Education and Engagement (EE) staff and programs. Strategic development of new programs and partnerships.

Primary Functions:

  1. Daily management of EE staff, including ongoing performance feedback
  2. Manage and administer community arts education programs
  3. Liaise with various departments to exchange data and coordinate EE initiatives
  4. Develop assessment protocols for all programs and workshops
  5. Monitors all revenue and expense activity
  6. Structures curriculum for and supervises work of department intern/apprentice
  7. Substitute teaches for teaching artists in all programs
  8. Supervise rollout of new initiatives, including workforce development program
  9. Coordinate and monitor department data within Tessitura

Key Competencies:

  1. Strong time, staff and project management
  2. Understand arts and education as essential tools for civic practice
  3. Excellent oral and written communications
  4. Prior teaching and curriculum development experience
  5. Teaching and facilitation of diverse topics and of diverse ages; cultural competence

Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in the arts, communications, or education and at least five years managerial experience. 

Preferred Education:  Master’s Degree in one of the above fields.  Fluency in Spanish. Proficient with technology, Tessitura experience highly desirable. 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Must be able to drive and hold valid driver’s license. This job also requires work on some evenings 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.

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.


 

Cover Props Assistant

Reports to: Properties Supervisor
Start Date: 10/10/2018 -12/31/2018

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Cover Props Assistant to be a part of our production team.  The Cover Props Assistant will be responsible for shopping for furniture, hand props and materials for construction of props, responding to the daily needs of rehearsals, work load-ins and load-outs, and additional projects as assigned. 

This position is under the jurisdiction of the Goodman Theatre’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E Local 2 and is only for the dates 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two to three years professional props experience with knowledge of period detail
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with prop construction methods and techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Quicken 
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70 lbs, either alone or with assistance from others as well as scale ladders and work in high places
  • Must have own vehicle, applicable insurance, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

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.

 


 

Ticket Services Representative - Part Time

Reports to: Ticket Services Manager
Position Summary: This position provides customer service to constituents attending the theater.

Responsibilities:

  • Process all elements of subscriber and single ticket transactions: sell single tickets, subscriptions, and processing exchanges
  • Process promotional ticket orders
  • Handle cash, check, and credit card transactions
  • Accurately guide patrons through the buying process for accessible seats and complete all related notices
  • Assist with patron account maintenance
  • Troubleshoot patron issues, including but not limited to single-ticket-buyer exchanges, missed performances, incorrect information
  • Provide accurate and efficient service to Goodman patrons
  • Be proactive in staying informed of production information and ticket buying procedures, disseminated primarily through the use of email and posted information
  • Accurate packaging of tickets and setting up of will call
  • Complete other duties as assigned in support of the Goodman Theatre Ticket Services Department to ensure quality constituent service

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Ticketing and Customer Service Experience required
  • Knowledge of Tessitura ticketing software preferred
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team and group environment
  • Ability to work efficiently with attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment
  • Sensitivity to patron billing and credit card information
  • Office open 7 days a week, night and weekend availability a must, ideally 20-28hrs per week based on the needs of the theatre

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. We are an inclusive and accessible employer; successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people.

Send cover letter and resume to this link. Please indicate in cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.


 

Board Relations and Individual Giving Assistant

Reports to: Director of Development and Associate Director of Development
Summary: The Board Relations and Individual Giving Assistant provides administrative support to the Board of Trustees and assists with the fundraising responsibilities of the Individual Giving team of the Development Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the administrative needs of the Director of Development and Board Relations Manager, including:
    • Assisting with the preparations and set-up for meetings of the Board of Trustees, including:
      • Meeting calendar and scheduling, reminders and RSVP’s
      • Preparation of meeting packets, phone set-up and meeting logistics
  • Assisting the Director of Development with solicitations and donor meeting preparation
  • Preparing and filing acknowledgements for Trustee contributions, as well as annual Trustee Activity Reports.
  • Take minutes for the meetings of the New Work Development and Nominating Committees.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development and Manager of Individual and Major Gifts, provide support in the area of Individual Giving by assisting with: preparation of Premiere Society and individual sponsorship solicitations; pledge reminders and invoices; copies and files of all major donor solicitations; data entry of solicitations in Tessitura and maintenance of accurate records.
  • Assist with the acknowledgement, recognition and tracking of gifts, including: preparation of Premiere Society and individual sponsor as well as trustee-solicited gift acknowledgements; creation of pledge reminders and invoices, as needed; maintenance of necessary gift reports and reconciliation.
  • Oversee all individual sponsor and donor recognition and benefit fulfillment, including: Playbill salute ads and listings, lobby tiles, education donor recognition, annual installation of the lobby donor wall, and areas of the Goodman Theatre website; execute all sponsor and Premiere Society donor perk fulfillment; other special perks for donors as needed.
  • Serve as key member of the gift processing function of the Development Department with responsibility for processing Trustee, Premiere Society and Individual Sponsorship gifts.
  • Prepare agendas and materials for weekly Individual Giving team meeting and maintain minutes/task lists from those meetings; provide information for weekly department meeting agenda and Fund Report.
  • Assist Development Department staff in the execution of and follow-up to events.
  • Provide primary administrative and clerical support to the Individual Giving team, including physical files and electronic records and preparing letters and other external and internal written or electronic communications as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of development or related experience
  • Experience in managing multiple administrative functions, preferably in a development office
  • Commitment to accuracy and quality with a demonstrated ability to manage sensitive information
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Expertise in Tessitura software preferred

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 and resume to this link. No phone calls.  Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this position by listing the specific website or posting location.


 

Stewardship and Community Engagement Events Coordinator

Reports to: Senior Director of Special Events and Stewardship
Summary: The Stewardship and Community Engagement Events Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a variety of fundraising/stewardship/cultivation events throughout the season.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of events including: Community Nights, Women’s Night, Community Breakfast, Membership Breakfast, Noon Salon, Play Club, Designer’s Eye, Season Preview, Business Council & Goodman Innovation Group receptions/dinners, Lounge Nights, Estate Planning Seminar, and other various events throughout the season.
  • Responsible for operation and implementation of each event (liaison between Development, Artistic, Education, Marketing, Front of House and Production departments). 
  • Work with supervisor and Board volunteers to help conceive, plan and execute events.
  • Work with supervisor to develop budgets for each event. 
  • Maintain and update calendar of all Development events and meetings.
  • Maintain and update event databases and help create guest lists for targeted audiences for each event.
  • Produce post-event evaluation to inform future events.
  • Working with the Marketing Department, provide support for the Goodman Theatre Scenemakers Board (young professional auxiliary group) - meeting organization and event planning and coordination.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of event coordination experience
  • 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
  • Well-organized with multi-tasking skills
  • Able to handle stress and remain calm
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Access; knowledge of Basecamp, ArtsVision, Wordfly and Tessitura a plus
  • Sensitivity to confidentiality

We are an inclusive and accessible employer; successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people. 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 and resume to this link. No phone calls.  Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this position by listing the specific website or posting location.


 

Assistant Properties Supervisor

Reports to: Properties Supervisor
Start Date: Immediately

The Goodman Theatre seeks an Assistant Properties Supervisor to be a part of our production team for the 8 show subscription season, our annual productions of A Christmas Carol, New Stages Festival, and special events.  The Assistant Properties Supervisor will work collaboratively with the Properties Supervisor in all aspects of running the properties department which includes coordinating with the props staff to ensure timely and efficient workflow of projects, aid in communicating with designers and stage managers on all productions, work load-ins and load-outs, track expenses, coordinate prop rentals, and additional projects as assigned. 

This is a full-time, hourly, non-union position which includes a full benefits package and requires some evening and weekend hours. 

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:

  • Two to three years professional props experience
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with prop construction methods and techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Quicken.  Experience with AutoCAD and Photoshop are beneficial
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70 lbs, either alone or with assistance from others as well as scale ladders and work in high places
  • Must have own vehicle, applicable insurance, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

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 Carpenter

Reports to: Technical Director

The Goodman Theatre is searching for an Assistant Carpenter to join our scene shop.  The Assistant Carpenter will work collaboratively with the Technical Director and other scene shop members to construct, load-in, maintain and load-out scenery for the 9 show subscription season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol, at the Goodman Theatre. This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.

This position is under the jurisdiction of the Goodman Theatre’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E Local 2. 

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:

  • 3 years professional theatre experience in scenery construction;  scenic carpentry,  finish carpentry, metal working, stage rigging, and automation/motion control
  • Knowledge of theatrical procedures used in scenic construction
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70lbs, either alone or with assistance from others as well as scale ladders and work in high places
  • Safely operate a forklift or safely drive a 24’ box truck is beneficial
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

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.


 

Young Performer Supervisor - A Christmas Carol

Reports to: Stage Management/Production Office

Dates: 10/23/2018 - 12/30/2018

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Young Performer Supervisor to work with the Stage Management team on our annual production of A Christmas Carol.  The Young Performer Supervisor will be an essential member of the company who will be responsible for all the young performers (16 years and younger) in the production throughout all rehearsals and performances.

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 responsibility:

  • Responsible for the supervision, welfare, and management of all Young Performers (16 years and younger) at all times
  • Provide supervision during meal breaks, and escort to local food establishments as needed
  • Meet Young Performers in the lobby when dropped off, and deliver them to their parents at the end of rehearsal/performances
  • Escort Young Performer to and from the stage for all entrances and exits
  • Communicate with Parents/Guardians and Stage Management to ensure that the needs of the Young Performer are met
  • Abide by all rules and regulations put forth by The Goodman Theatre, specifically those concerning Young Performers

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children  
  • Stage Management and/or Teaching Experience beneficial
  • Understanding of theatrical rehearsal procedures, and performance etiquette
  • A background check will be required

This is an hourly position for the duration listed above.

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.