Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

 

Albert Floor Manager

Reports to: Stage Management
Dates Required: September 2018-August 2019

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Floor Manager is considered a member of the Stage Management team assigned to each production for the 18/19 season at the Goodman Theatre
  • Attend the final week of rehearsal and all technical rehearsals to learn the show
  • Responsible for running and maintaining the backstage area
  • Arrive no less than one and one-half hours prior to curtain for each performance
  • Assist in maintaining communication between stage managers and the actors
  • Assist in tracking props, costume changes, and scenic shifts
  • Attend, assist in setting up, and participate in all understudy rehearsals
  • Additional duties as required by the show

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to prioritize tasks and be very detail oriented, work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude
  • College education or equivalent professional stage management experience

The position is a Non-Equity seasonal position with a competitive hourly rate. 

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.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume here. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. NO CALLS PLEASE.


Owen Floor Manager

Reports to: Production Management / Stage Management
Dates Required: September 2018-August 2019

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Floor Manager is considered a member of the Stage Management team assigned to each production for the 18/19 season at the Goodman Theatre
  • Attend the final week of rehearsal and all technical rehearsals to learn the show
  • Responsible for running and maintaining the backstage area
  • Arrive no less than one and one-half hours prior to curtain for each performance
  • Assist in maintaining communication between stage managers and the actors
  • Assist in tracking props, costume changes, and scenic shifts
  • Attend, assist in setting up, and participate in all understudy rehearsals
  • Additional duties as required by the show

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to prioritize tasks and be very detail oriented, work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude
  • College education or equivalent professional stage management experience

The position is a Non-Equity seasonal position with a competitive hourly rate. 

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.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume here. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. NO CALLS PLEASE.


 

Director of Design and Creative Content

Reports to: Director of Communications
Supervises: Graphic Designers and Videographers

Position Summary: The Director of Design and Creative Content is responsible for the “visual voice” of Goodman Theatre—including the creation of all outward- and inward-facing communication materials and dynamic multimedia content to engage target audiences. The ideal candidate possesses awareness of the Goodman brand, is highly collaborative, deadline- and detail-oriented in a fast-paced creative environment. 

Essential Functions of this job include but are not limited to:

  1. Create/provide creative direction for all materials—print, digital, video—with the graphic design team.
  2. Collaborate with the Director of Communications and Director of Marketing to develop concepts and campaigns for all productions and programs, and collaborate with other dept. heads on special projects.
  3. Work across departments to manage and prioritize deadlines and workflow for design/video staff.
  4. Manage four direct-reports (currently two designers and two videographers) to achieve overall marketing and communications objectives.
  5. Maintain the Goodman brand across all media with an eye toward quality and consistency, and seeks opportunities to evolve the brand appropriately.
  6. Lead the team to conceptualize and create a cohesive slate of “signature images” for the season.
  7. Collaborate with photographers and directing photoshoots as needed.
  8. Direct the Videographers to ensure the end product is well produced and on message.
  9. Work with the Director of New Media and Director of Sales to provide guidance on user experience (UX) and graphic design for GoodmanTheatre.org.
  10. Manage relationships with print vendors.
  11. Manage the upkeep and maintenance of hardware and software integral to the Design Department.

Competencies:  Strong visual, verbal and written communication, and the ability to translate ideas and concepts into a visual. Contribute to headlines and copy as they relate to an overall concept, expert knowledge of hardware and software tools for visual design (specifically Adobe Creative Suite), collaboration, management of others and self-management; initiative. Deadline-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Self-starter, with attention to detail. Thorough knowledge of the Goodman as an institution and its production history.

Work Environment & Physical Demands: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, scanners, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, as well as professional video equipment. Employee is regularly reviewing data on computers and in print media, generally in a stationary position and may be required to lift and move photography and video equipment.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum of 8 years’ experience in art and design, preferably communication design, Experience working with clients, vendors and other visual artists. 

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


 

Facilities Maintenance Manager

Position Summary: The Facilities Maintenance Manager is responsible for the hands-on implementation of the building maintenance program, protecting and improving the value of the Theatre’s facilities assets, ensuring building systems continue to perform their intended function, and supporting the built environment for all occupants. This individual interacts with other employees and outside vendors, and helps to support the Goodman’s artistic work. This is a full time, salaried position with a complete benefits package. Qualified candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including occasional night and weekend shifts for performance coverage. 

 Position Responsibilities:

  • 1st level of response for all facilities issues; Serve as the first point of escalation for major facilities issues and emergencies
  • Manage in-house staff of facilities technicians and outsourced service providers
  • Oversee and implement a best practice planned maintenance program using CMMS
  • Make recommendations for improvement of quality control to minimize critical system downtime
  • Align tasks with the objectives set in the capital renewal plan and drive to completion
  • Communicate building related issues effectively with management and coworkers
  • Collaborate with building service vendors; provide assistance as needed
  • Perform and coordinate maintenance and operation of building systems and occupant services
  • Coordinate maintenance and capital improvement projects as needed
  • Provide detailed documentation, reporting and record keeping of all maintenance
  • Administer the building automation system and computerized maintenance management system
  • Develop and monitor the annual operating budget; prepare and submit purchase orders requests 
  • Implement health and safety program for facilities department 
  • Ensure an adequate inventory of tools, supplies and parts required to maintain the building
  • All other duties as assigned

 Experience and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing commercial building maintenance and projects; experience in a theatre or live entertainment venue highly preferred
  • Associate Degree in a technical discipline, or equivalent work experience; industry certifications and licenses (SMT, SMA, BOC, CFC); OSHA safety training
  • Knowledge and experience of best industry practices including: reliability centered maintenance, safety standards, energy management practices, and cost-effective solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven critical thinking, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and mentor personnel
  • Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders
  • MS Office, BAS and CMMS software experience required
  • Capable of performing physical labor, maneuvering 60 lbs. or more, negotiating ladders, working from heights of up to 30 feet, and working from unusual angles  to fix equipment
  • 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 and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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


 

Subscription Sales Representatives

Goodman Theatre is looking to hire part time sales representatives for our morning and evening shifts (9-2 and 4-9 / as well as Saturday from 11-4). 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.