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Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Institutional Giving
Facilities Operations Supervisor
Development Communications Copywriter
Videographer
Director of Human Resources
Front of House Associate (Part Time)
Guest Services Associate (Part Time)
Assistant Carpenter
Assistant Technical Director
Scenic Carpenter
A Christmas Carol Run Crew
Young Performer Supervisor
AEA Stage Manager - New Stages
Guest Services Manager
Lounge Bartender (Part Time)
School Programs-Teacher Development Manager
Education & Engagement Department Assistant


Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Institutional Giving

Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

The Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Institutional Giving reports to the Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Development Operations. Main responsibilities include: serving as a key member of the Development team and helping implement the overall fundraising plan for the department. This position interfaces with Goodman Trustees, executive leaders, corporate partners, donors and prospects in order to achieve strategic fundraising goals. They will oversee the Goodman Theatre Business Council, a dynamic group of Corporate business leaders who make mid-level gifts to support productions and programs. In addition to annual fundraising goals, this position will collaborate on fundraising strategy by identifying prospects, soliciting and securing essential support for key Goodman fundraising events and play a key role on Goodman partnership productions to pursue sponsorships in collaboration with our non-profit partners.

This position is responsible for soliciting corporate gifts from a portfolio of 50-75 corporate donors and prospects. This position works closely with the Director of Development, Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Operations and members of the Development team to ensure that a diversified and growing pool of corporate prospects is being managed toward their maximum donor potential. This position requires close collaboration with artistic, education, marketing and communications teams to develop proposals, reports, fulfill corporate partner benefits and acknowledge major gifts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 
  • Cultivate and solicit corporate contributions (including program, production and event sponsorships)
  • Prepare operational plans and develop and implement strategies for corporate major gifts, annual support and sponsorships totaling between $850,000 and $1,000,000 annually.
  • Work in collaboration with marketing colleagues to create compelling sponsorship benefits and recognition packages and partnerships
  • Develop creative solicitation materials and initiate donor and prospect meetings.
  • Identify and research prospective donors for new programs and initiatives of the theater
  • Write persuasive sponsorship proposals to Corporate donors and prospects, collaborating with marketing, communications, education, and artistic staff to develop and coordinate new benefits that resonate with corporate partners.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Operations to integrate corporate proposals into the master grants and reports calendar.
  • Steward corporate donors by providing formal and informal stewardship reports and by initiating phone contact and meetings.
  • Serve as Liaison for the Goodman Business Council
  • Lead, grow and execute the corporate annual giving (Corporate Connections) campaign.
  • Leverage special events and other recognition/benefit opportunities in a targeted manner to engage and attract new donors. Work closely with Development Events staff on donor cultivation, recognition and stewardship opportunities for corporate donors.
  • Maintain accurate data and files for portfolio of corporate donors and prospects. Utilize Tessitura to track donor activity through the process of cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition. With the Institutional Giving team, track trends and patterns in donor attrition, renewals and upgrades.
  • Consistently monitor and develop a diversified and growing pool of institutional prospects (to support productions, education, new work, technology, IDEAA projects and new initiatives).
  • Collaborate with the Development team to create annual plans and benchmarks for Corporate, Foundation and Government area for fundraising, including strategies for achieving those benchmarks and evaluating progress.
  • Work with Goodman trustees to solicit and steward the corporations with which they are affiliated. Support trustees in their execution of corporate prospect cultivation and solicitation plans that will have been developed jointly.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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    QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTIONS

     
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated fundraising experience for a major non-profit with knowledge of the Chicago corporate community and a track record of working with corporate donors to secure gifts and steward relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek, secure and manage five and six-figure corporate sponsorships for a major non-profit.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; strong research and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and set and manage priorities
  • Driven to lead cross-departmental teams seeking corporate underwriting for productions and programs
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Goodman Theatre
  • Computer literacy, specifically, Microsoft Office Suite, Tessitura and web-based applications and databases
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    ADDITIONAL

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary in the $50,000-$60,000 range and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Facilities Operations Supervisor

    Reports to: Director of Production and Operations
    Salary: $65-75K
    Start Date: Negotiable

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

    We are seeking a Facilities Operations Supervisor to join the Goodman Theatre, one of the premiere arts organizations in Chicago. This is a unique opportunity to join a well-structured program and collaborate with a versatile facilities team in fulfilling the mission. Facilities Management is a priority for the theatre and includes an extensive preventive maintenance program, support from reputable service providers, recently upgraded building systems, modern technology, and an ongoing process for capital renewal.

    The Facilities Operations Supervisor is responsible for the proactive care and upkeep of all owned and leased facility assets, while coordinating daily support services in a cost-effective manner. This position ensures that productivity, efficiency and safety standards are met in support of the Theatre’s business operations and in the delivery of artistic programming. This key supervisory role is focused on the 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 is a full time, salaried position with an exceptional benefits package. Qualified candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including occasional night and weekend shifts for performance coverage.

    Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all facilities related issues
  • Provides safe and comfortable built environment for artists, patrons, employees and visitors
  • Oversees and coordinates planned and unplanned maintenance of major equipment and systems, including HVAC, BAS, ancillary systems, building envelope, carpentry, doors and gates, electrical/lighting systems, elevators, grounds, plumbing systems
  • Leads the facilities operations team by guiding and prioritizing work activities, providing constructive feedback, clarifying duties, removing barriers to success, and collaborating on solutions
  • Recommends training aimed at matching the capabilities of the team with the needs of the theatre
  • Aligns daily tasks with the objectives set in short-term and long-range planning
  • Oversees the scheduling process of the facilities and custodial department to ensure adequate coverage for operating hours
  • Participates in the on call rotation for after-hours building emergencies
  • Oversees the commercial cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting program
  • Oversees and performs regular building rounds to proactively identify deficiencies/quality control
  • Assist the Director with sourcing service providers that meet the needs of the theatre’s quality levels
  • Oversees the work of service providers to ensure contract compliance, scope/workmanship is completed to satisfaction, and budget/schedule terms are met.
  • Develops an inventory management system and maintains a critical parts inventory for business essential systems and components
  • Communicates building related issues effectively with management and coworkers
  • Provides weekly status updates and produces periodic written reports to the Director
  • Interfaces regularly with the Computerized Maintenance Management System, delegates tasks to the facilities operations team, ensures timely completion of work orders, maintains comprehensive records of operating manuals and service histories, and updates the asset inventory database
  • Contributes to the financial forecasting process and monitors expenditures in the operating budget
  • Makes recommendations and develops cost estimates for future resource needs
  • Serves as a key member of the project management team contributing to feasibility, scope development, request for proposal, coordination, supervision, and close out
  • Works with the Director to measure, monitor, and implement sustainability initiatives
  • Measures, evaluates, and make recommendations for improvement of quality control
  • Ensures compliance status for regulated building systems
  • Collaborates with the Safety Committee on implementing workplace safety procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
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    EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

     
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the supervision of commercial building maintenance, operations, and projects
  • College coursework 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 other cost-effective practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Growth mindset: committed to continuing education and participating in industry organization training
  • Proven critical thinking, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise, lead, motivate and mentor personnel
  • Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders
  • MS Office, BAS and CMMS software technology experience required
  • Theatre or Live Entertainment Venue experience preferred
  • 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
  • Agreeable to a flexible/variable work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Agreeable to participate in on call rotation for building emergencies, except for approved paid time off
  • Pass all pre-employment screening
  • Collaborative, cooperative, and proven performer in customer service
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    POSITION DETAILS

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary in the $65,000-$75,000 range and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401k.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Development Communications Copywriter

    Reports to: Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Development Operations
    Salary: $35-38K

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Development Communications Copywriter, serves as a copywriter for the Development Department. Working in collaboration and reporting to the Sr. Director of Institutional Giving, this position is responsible for generating copy and coordinating edits for department-wide fundraising projects, supporting and occasionally taking the lead on the preparation of grant and sponsorship proposals and reports, and managing recognition and acknowledgements for institutional donors. The ideal candidate will be a versatile writer, editor and proofreader as well as an expert multi-tasker with excellent organizational skills.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • Serve as the Goodman’s Development copywriter, copyeditor and proofreader
  • Work with Goodman Communications and Marketing teams to coordinate consistent voice and talking points across the organization
  • Work with Coordinator of Stewardship and Community Engagement Events to coordinate timelines and graphic design projects on department-wide communications projects
  • Generate content for informational brochures, annual fund letters, the website, spoken remarks at Development events and activities, and other collateral about the theater and Development programs. Gather and coordinate feedback and edits from across the team.
  • Assist in the preparation and proofing of supplemental materials for pitches and proposals, including benefits summaries, proposal attachments and other supporting information
  • Take the lead on occasional grantwriting projects including sponsorship applications, reports, letters of intent and grant proposals
  • Manage recognition for institutional sponsors and donors, including donor salutes, appropriate credit lines and accurate listings in publications, Playbill, website, e-communications, etc.
  • Draft acknowledgement templates for use across the department. Customize where appropriate for corporate and foundation funders.
  • Work within Development and with other departments to help compile data and maintain information for funders on topics including productions and programs, IDEAA initiatives, education and engagement initiatives, audience demographics, etc.
  • Working in tandem with other staffers, develop and edit content for Backstage Board Briefings, a monthly e-newsletter for the Goodman Boards, as well as bimonthly newsletters for the Goodman Business Council
  • Maintain Institutional records in Tessitura as well as electronic and paper files
  • As a member of the Development Department, support events, meetings and stewardship activities
  • Other Duties as Assigned
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • Proven track record of persuasive writing experience, ideally in grantwriting, sponsorships or other fundraising area
  • Excellent writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading skills
  • 2-5 years of work experience in related area
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to give and receive feedback respectfully and collegially; team player who is collaborative, flexible and able to work independently
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite and Tessitura Database or other CMS experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
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    ADDITIONAL

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Videographer

    Reports to: Video Producer
    Salary: $37-40K

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Goodman Videographer is responsible for creating video content—shooting, editing, delivering—for the primary purpose of promoting a robust theater season (including nine+ productions and ancillary creative programming) and communicating institutional messaging (Education and Engagement programs, community partnerships and events). Content is created for use primarily online (GoodmanTheatre.org, marketing e-blasts and social media), broadcast purposes (local television and radio), fundraising events, the Goodman lobby and internal/artistic uses. The Videographer assists with concepting video marketing content and institutional story-telling and messaging.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Ability to interact with and collaborate well with others—specifically, reporting to the Video Producer and working closely with creative team members—to produce video for the organization that entices through a compelling narrative, reflects the brand and speaks to the institution’s current and future patrons
  • Idea generation, storyboarding and other visualization to communicate concepts for video
  • Set up shots and light subjects with quality lighting and audio
  • Work on multiple high stakes projects under tight deadlines
  • Work across several project management platforms and storage services
  • Maintain and update Goodman’s video archive
  • Maintain individual work flows and project schedules
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • The ability to frame and light a subject
  • Editing in Adobe Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop)
  • Audio recording and mixing
  • Knowledge of the equipment, hardware, and software used to create video content
  • An understanding and appreciation of video trends on social media
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and offer solutions to problems
  • Ability to communicate with artists with sensitivity within artistic spaces
  • An understanding of theater and the productions in the Goodman’s season
  • Awareness of the Goodman brand and how it translates to videos produced
  • Knowledge of file formats required for all media outlets, traditional (broadcast networks, online media) and social (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc).
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift and move heavy equipment
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    Bonus Skills

  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Ability to effectively design motion graphics
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    Must have 2+ years shooting and editing experience in permanent, freelance and/or internship roles. Must be able to provide a selection of video samples, filmed and edited by the candidate. Higher education and additional relevant experience preferred.

    ADDITIONAL

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please

     

    Director of Human Resources

    Reports to: Executive Director
    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    MISSION

    Goodman Theatre is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, equity 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.

    BACKGROUND

    Goodman Theatre, recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, is internationally recognized for its artists, productions and educational programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the Goodman is committed to producing classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective is a group of world class artists that includes Pulitzer Prize finalists, Tony Award winners and MacArthur "Genius Award" winners. This Collective is a core element of the Goodman's worldwide reputation for artistic excellence, leadership and diversity.

    Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The Theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    The team at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in its organization enriches both the art on stage and civic engagement. In the workplace, they strive to reflect the communities they serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work.

    The Goodman Theatre has an operating budget of approximately $20M and has approximately 150 full-time employees as well as a team of contract professionals such as actors, stage hands, etc. Goodman Theatre is governed by a more than 60-person Board of Trustees comprised of civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders.

    THE OPPORTUNITY

    To underscore the importance of the human resources functions throughout the organization, the Director of Human Resources will be a member of the senior leadership team.

    One of the many ways that the Goodman Theatre stands out amongst peer institutions is a long-term commitment to representation of diverse voices on stage and behind the scenes. Strengthened attention to transparency, engagement and collaboration across the Theatre around their commitment to social justice is evident through the Action Plan for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, Anti-Racism (“IDEAA”). The Action Plan paves the way for a renewed dedication to the Theatre’s vision and values and was established by the Goodman Equity Leadership Group with participation at every level of the organization and approved by the Goodman Theatre Board of Trustees. The Human Resources department will play a collaborative role in this effort and will continue to bring expertise in identifying and implementing human resources practices that advance the Theatre’s commitment to broader social justice initiatives.

    There is an opportunity to create new ways of approaching all interpersonal aspects of human resources including recruitment, retention, on-boarding and exit interviews that ensures all voices are heard, valued and addressed in a timely and consistent fashion. With this in mind, it is also important to level-set expectations knowing that there may be times when employee expectations cannot be met. The Director of Human Resources will be expected to hold firm boundaries and ensure that the leadership team is aware of critical issues. Continuing to provide clarity and consistency in terms of hiring practices, compensation structures, and promotions will ensure that the Goodman Theatre is continuing to reflect its core values. Building the internal capacity around these critical organizational functions is a key priority. Providing all hiring managers with training, tools and professional development will ensure that a just and inclusive culture is being supported throughout the organization.

    This is an exciting position for a talented human resource professional who wishes to make a significant contribution to strengthening the organizational culture, quality of services and processes of the Theatre. The opportunity now exists for a leader who is a self-directed, dynamic human resources generalist, to lead a progressive best practice department.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Executive Director, Roche Schulfer, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for maintaining and enhancing Goodman Theatre’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resource policies, programs, and practices to attract, develop and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce and ensure an inclusive and equitable culture for all those working at and with the Theatre. The Director of Human Resources will foster an environment within human resources of strategic thinking and planning, consulting with users and integrating human resources throughout the Theatre community to support and build on the highest qualities of the administrative and artistic staff. The Director of Human Resources will evaluate and advise on the Theatre’s policies and systems concerning human capital.

    As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Human Resources will be a collaborative partner providing solutions and guidance as the organization continues to enhance service orientation and optimize levels of service across a diverse staff.

    They are also responsible for all aspects of the employment lifecycle for all full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees, including employees covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements. In addition, the person oversees human resources management information systems, team culture and morale, and equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. The position contributes to the continuous development of the Theatre’s human resources initiatives, developing the annual review and plan regarding job performance and satisfaction, as well as providing ideas and suggestions for major directions to strengthen the Theatre.

    The Director will be expected to institute best practices from within the field of human resources and organizational development. Providing strategic leadership and tactical execution for all facets of human resource management, this leader will be a key participant in decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating models, and operational execution and helps lead major change initiatives within the organization.

    With the Theatre’s financial and staff needs in mind, the Director of Human Resources will employ a comprehensive approach to forecasting progress and achieving sustainable, well-supported solutions. This position has broad responsibilities for developing human resources guidelines, policies, and strategies for recommendation to the Leadership team. In addition, they will ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resources federal and state requirements, training employees on compliance matters, conducting investigations, and maintaining records.

    The Director of Human Resources will have access to staff members who will support some of the day-to-day activities.

    Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an expert resource to employees in all facets of Human Resources. Provide concrete, timely and value-added services to include organizational effectiveness, employee relations, performance management, and development planning.
  • Drive the development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes continuous improvement and high performance.
  • Engage strategically with leaders as a trusted advisor to optimize workforce alignment and performance.
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute new policy and procedure administration.
  • Establish a recruiting and interviewing program, counseling managers on candidate selection.
  • Conduct exit interviews and recommend organizational changes based on the feedback if appropriate.
  • Devise a strategy to build engagement, coach, support, advise, and challenge leaders.
  • Address and support day to day issues related to employee matters and relations, job performance, development opportunities and performance management.
  • Monitor the assessment process of employee's work by training managers to coach and develop employees, scheduling management counseling time with their employees.
  • Hear and resolve employee grievances, counseling employees and supervisors if needed, including the facilitation of human resources investigations and/or discipline if appropriate.
  • Oversee and manage benefits plans eligibility and participation such as medical/dental insurance, 401K and more.
  • Oversee all HR operational activities, including personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations, performance reviews, and employee statistics and analytics for various reporting.
  • Work closely with leadership on workforce planning and organizational development.
  • Establish and monitor the orientation process. Lead and coordinate on-boarding efforts.
  • Serves on the Health & Safety Committee and the Staff Committee.
  • Conduct periodic compensation surveys and recommend and implement structure revisions.
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    CANDIDATE PROFILE

    We seek a forward-thinking Director of Human Resources who brings outstanding problem-solving, analysis, writing, project management, and influencing skills. They encourage open discussion of different ideas and views; maintain strong relationships and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. The ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints and make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to senior management and employees is required.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the Goodman Theatre’s mission. They will be a credible and influential leader, with a track record of success in managing organizational change. The ideal individual will focus on operational and stakeholder satisfaction while demonstrating the highest standards of ethics and integrity. The ability to build consensus and collaborate with others, and to articulate and implement human resources programs that reflect organizational goals is needed.

    Experience leading a best-in-class human resources function with a superior understanding of human capital and talent management strategies is expected. The Director of Human Resources will thrive in an environment with open communication and a commitment to diversity, equity, anti-racism and inclusion. The successful candidate will be a competent, and confident leader who can serve as a guardian to the Theatre’s culture and who can translate its organizational strategy and priorities into workforce requirements and employment engagement strategies that create a strong talent leadership mindset that permeates throughout the Theatre. The successful candidate will be a change agent that can influence the organization to embrace growth and change.

    A trustworthy, service-oriented individual who maintains confidentiality and fairness is sought. They will demonstrate success balancing advocacy for employees with the Goodman Theatre’s needs. Excellent attention to detail, strategic thinking, judgment and decision-making ability are essential. Qualified candidates will have the courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise.

    The qualified candidate is a hands-on, self-starter with a consultative style who has an entrepreneurial personality yet is a team player. They are a multi-tasker who can easily adapt to a fast-paced environment where success is achieved through effective cross-department coordination. Excellent judgment, a sense of urgency, a balance between analytical and intuitive skills and a willingness to “roll up the sleeves” to get the job done is also sought. A good sense of humor is necessary. The ideal candidate understands the intricacies and processes of the theatre community including the culture within an organization that relies on a wide range of artists, performers, and administrative skills.

    Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree in Human Resources or Business, as well as DEI, Crucial Conversations training, SPHR or PHR certification, are desirable. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of human resources experience and minimum of 5 years in a managerial role with senior managers. Knowledge of employment and benefits laws and regulations as well as experience working with outside legal counsel is expected.

    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, equity 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.

    Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. Please click clicking here to submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Noetic Search. 

     

    Front of House Associate (Part Time)

    Reports to: Guest Services Manager and Bar Manager
    Salary: $15/hr

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Front of House Staff Associate is responsible for all areas of the lobby including:

  • Working and maintaining the bar
  • Working the main entrance vaccination record checkpoint
  • Gift Shop
  • Coat Check
  • Special Events
  • Greeting Guests
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    Passion for hospitality and customer service is a must. Bar knowledge is preferred, but not required. Must be BASSET certified or willing to do so if hired.

    ADDITIONAL

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Guest Services Associate (Part Time)

    Reports to: Guest Services Manager
    Salary: $16/hr

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Guest Services Associate is an integral part of the Goodman Theatre’s front-of-house department. This position is responsible for operating the information desk located in the Goodman lobby with a focus on providing customer service to all patrons and visitors. The Guest Services Associate greets and pro-actively anticipates the needs of guests so solutions can be offered. This is a part-time position with regular evening and weekend hours.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • Greet and welcome all guests
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging customer service
  • Identify and anticipate guests’ needs
  • Screen and confirm guest/contractor proof of vaccination or negative test result during non-performance times
  • Offer assistance to all patrons with disabilities
  • Answer guest inquiries about services, facilities and box office
  • Answer inquiries from guests regarding restaurants, transportation, entertainment, etc.
  • Ensure logging and delivery of packages, mail and messages
  • Follow all security and safety policies and procedures
  • Have knowledge of emergency procedures and assist as needed
  • Complete the opening & closing procedures of the facility
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • 2-3 years of guest related experience in a high-volume setting. Hospitality experience a plus
  • Must possess outstanding guest services skills and sophisticated verbal and communication skills
  • Comfortable familiarizing and enforcing all COVID-19 related policies and procedures to ensure an enjoyable experience for all staff, artists, and guests.
  • Must have an exceptional understanding of cultural happenings of Chicago
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows applications
  • Highly responsible and reliable
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to be in stationary position throughout an entire shift; during performances maneuver to greet guests
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule (mix of day and evening shifts)
  • Capable of moving deliveries of up to 50 lbs
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    ADDITIONAL

    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—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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Assistant Carpenter

    Reports to: Technical Director
    Salary: this is a full-time union position under the Goodman’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E. Local 2

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    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 8-show subscription season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol, our annual New Stages Festival and more at the Goodman Theatre. This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • 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
  •  

    ADDITIONAL

    This position is covered by our collective bargaining agreement with IATSE, Local 2. Goodman Theatre offers a benefits package including health, dental, and 401K with this position.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Assistant Technical Director

    Reports to: Technical Director
    Salary: minimum salary of $50,000.00/year

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    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.

    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.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • 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
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    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 are beneficial. Proficiency in AutoCAD, both 2D and 3D applications, and Microsoft Office Suite are required.

    ADDITIONAL

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Scenic Carpenter

    Reports to: Technical Director
    Salary: this is a full-time union position under the Goodman’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E. Local 2

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Goodman Theatre is searching for a Scenic Carpenter to join our scene shop staff. The Scenic Carpenter will work collaboratively with the Technical Director and other scene shop staff members to construct, load-in, maintain and load-out scenery for the eight (8) show 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 is a full-time, hourly position which is under the jurisdiction of the Goodman Theatre’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E Local 2.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • 3 years professional experience in construction which can include scenic carpentry, finish carpentry, metal working, stage rigging, and automation/motion control
  • Knowledge of theatrical procedures used in scenic construction is beneficial
  • 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
  •  

    ADDITIONAL

    This position is covered by our collective bargaining agreement with IATSE, Local 2. Goodman Theatre offers a benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K with this position.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    A Christmas Carol Run Crew

    Reports to: Stage Management and Albert Production Manager
    Salary: $17.78/Hour
    Dates: 11/13/21 through 12/31/21

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Goodman Theatre seeks Run Crew to join our team on our annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The Run Crew are an essential member of the company who will be join the production at the start of the technical rehearsals to learn the running of the show and will then be required to attend all rehearsals and performances as scheduled through closing.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • Prepare and clean the stage prior to all rehearsals and performances
  • Responsible for presetting scenery and props under the direction of the House Carpenter and Stage Management Team.
  • Shift scenery, aid with prop handoffs, run the show and maintain the quality of the production.
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • Working knowledge of backstage practices and procedures
  • Be punctual and professional
  • Work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs., either alone or with assistance, and able to climb ladders and work in high places.
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    ADDITIONAL

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Young Performer Supervisor

    Reports to: Stage Management and Albert Production Manager
    Salary: $17/Hour
    Dates: 10/26/21 through 12/31/21

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

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

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • 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 Young Performer Handbook.
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • 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
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    ADDITIONAL

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    AEA Stage Manager – New Stages

    Location Goodman Theatre – Owen Theatre
    Reports to: Director of Production & Operations and Owen Production Manager
    Salary: $729 - $1,000 per week
    Dates: 11/9/21 through 12/19/21

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Goodman Theatre seeks local to Chicago AEA Stage Managers to join our team as a part of our annual New Stages Festival Workshop Productions. These workshop productions are performed in repertory throughout the timeline listed above, and each show will have its own stage management team to support the workshop. The stage management teams are made up of an AEA Stage Manager and a non-AEA Production Assistant.

    This position is contracted under a LORT Experimental Theatre Contract. Travel and housing are not provided for this position.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • Responsibilities and duties as outlined in the LORT AEA agreement.
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • AEA Member in good standing
  • Understanding of theatrical rehearsal procedures, and performance etiquette
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    ADDITIONAL

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate if you are an AEA member in good standing in your cover letter or on your resume. No phone calls, please.

     

    Guest Services Manager

    Reports to: Front of House Director
    Salary: $40K-45K/Year

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Guest Services Manager is an integral part of the Goodman Theatre’s front-of-house department. This position house manages performances and events, and is responsible for the safety and security of all visitors and staff. The Guest Services Manager is also responsible for managing the Goodman Theatre’s information desk and staff, with a focus on providing customer service to all patrons and visitors. This position ensures all guests are greeted and assisted as they enter the Goodman lobby. This is a full-time year-round position with regular evening and weekend hours. The position is salaried, with an employee benefits package.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • Responsible for providing extraordinary customer service for all visitors
  • Recruit, hire and train staff for the information desk in the Goodman lobby
  • Schedule staff accordingly and prepare payroll on a weekly basis
  • Coordinate the volunteer usher program with assistance from the full-time House Manager.
  • Maintain the building hours of operation by insuring the building opens and closes at the appropriate times
  • Coordinate Security Guard schedules
  • House manage performances
  • Ensure that all Goodman patrons have a superior experience at the theatre
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • Over 2 years of experience in customer service management
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with Tessitura and FileMaker Pro a plus
  • Able to work and think independently or as part of a team
  • Must love working with all kinds of people
  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Must be skilled at problem solving
  •   ADDITIONAL:

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Lounge Bartender (Part Time)

    Reports to: Bar Manager
    Salary: $17/$18/Hour + Tips

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Goodman Lounge Bartender is an integral part of the Goodman Theatre’s front-of-house department. This position is responsible for taking care of our VIP patrons in a private lounge as a bartender and host. The Goodman Lounge Bartender will pro-actively anticipate the needs of guests, donors and sponsors. This is a part-time position with regular evening and weekend hours. This is an hourly, tipped position.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • Greet and welcome guests
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging customer service
  • Identify and anticipate guests’ needs
  • Preparation and serving of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Safe preparation and handling of food
  • Conduct regular inventories of supplies
  • Insure cleanliness and timely maintenance of the Lounge
  • Insure that Goodman patrons have a superior experience at the theatre
  • Communicate with other departments on the use of the Lounge.
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • 1-2 years of experience working with high-end clientele
  • Must possess outstanding customer service skills and sophisticated verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows applications; knowledge of Tessitura a plus
  • Must be BASSET certified or willing to do so if hired.
  • Able to work and think independently, as well as in team settings for performances and various donor events
  • Cocktail/Beer/Wine Knowledge
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    ADDITIONAL

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    School Programs-Teacher Development Manager

    Reports to: Walter Director of Education and Engagement
    Salary: $45k-$55k/Year

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Goodman Theatre seeks a School and Teacher Development Manager to be an integral part of Education and Engagement team. This individual will work with dramaturgs, producers, ticket services and our experienced staff on a four (4) show school subscription season, our annual production of A Christmas Carol, and select special events. This position will require evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    In collaboration with Director, manage, oversee, and support all aspects of Goodman Theatre’s school-based education programs, including School Matinee Series, Disney Musicals in Schools, Stage Chemistry, and teacher professional development workshops.

  • Develop, deliver, and teach a diverse mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning content and programming both in-person and virtual
  • Design and develop interactive and engaging learning content for teachers across subject areas, including study guides and in-class resources
  • Publish and upload online learning content to Schoology, Goodman’s Learning Management System; analyze utilization data (e.g., learning hotspots and favorable content; curriculum and lesson plan completion monitoring and trouble spots; teacher and school compliance
  • In collaboration with Ticket Services and Director, select, schedule, ticket and manage compliance for all school matinee performances
  • Conduct evaluations to monitor and report effectiveness of professional development and provided resources
  • Ensure compliance with all Chicago Public School and Illinois State Board of Education requirements
  • Work cross-departmentally with Artistic, Production, Development and Communications to facilitate timely communications to access resources, staffing and scheduling constraints
  • Other duties as assigned
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • Master’s Degree in Education required
  • Minimum three years directly related work experience
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; strong research and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the concepts, practices and procedures of the Instructional Design and Curriculum Development fields
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and set and manage priorities
  • Ability to foster learning using strategies that engage adult learners in critical inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving, and that develop competence in learners
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Schoology and Google Classroom Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with In-Design and Tessitura a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish highly desirable
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    ADDITIONAL

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary in the $50,000-$60,000 range and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

     

    Education & Engagement Department Assistant

    Reports to: Walter Director of Education and Engagement
    Salary: $32k-$35k/Year

    BACKGROUND

    Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

    We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Education and Engagement Assistant provides administrative and technical support to the Education and Engagement Department Team. Working in collaboration with team members and reporting to the Department Director, this position assists with responsibilities of the Department including: study guide development; meeting preparation and support; taking RSVPs; creating forms and organizational systems; creating and maintaining teacher and community listings; electronic and paper filing. The ideal candidate will be a versatile writer, editor and proofreader as well as an expert multi-tasker with excellent organizational skills.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     
  • Support the Administrative needs of the Education and Engagement Department
  • Assist with teacher and community program development as needed
  • Assist with tracking of teacher lesson plans.
  • Create workshop reminders and maintain Chicago Public Schools and Illinois State Board of Education certification forms
  • Manage Schoology Learning Management System
  • Prepare agendas for weekly Departmental meetings, teacher professional development workshops, and community programs
  • Research, write and edit original articles for study guides and teacher resources
  • Liaise with other Goodman departments to fulfill needs from Education and Engagement
  • Assist Education and Engagement Department in the execution of and follow-up to special events, workshops, programs and activities
  • Assist with creating invitation lists for events for the Department and track attendance and update in Tessitura
  • Process ticket requests that are received from all areas of the Department
  • Maintain community program partners database and communications, and proofread community partner listings for electronic and print materials
  • Assist development department staff in stewardship activities relating to donors, including opening nights and other cultivation events for Education Department
  • Liaise with development department to ensure donor sponsorship recognition and benefit fulfillment
  • Other duties as assigned
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    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

     
  • 1-3 years of administrative or related experience
  • Ability to manage numerous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to embrace flexibility of working with many members of the team
  • Commitment to accuracy and quality with a demonstrated ability to manage sensitive information
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Typeform, learning management systems and experience with Tessitura Database or other fundraising software a plus
  • Excellent writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading skills
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    ADDITIONAL

    Goodman Theatre offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

    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— 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.

    The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

    The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please