Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Executive Assistant
Roe Crew Cover
Assistant Technical Director
Albert Floor Manager

Owen Floor Manager
Draftsperson

 

Executive Assistant

Reports to Executive Director/Managing Director 

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Managing Director. The ideal candidate will have solid administrative assistant skills and an exceptional ability to work with a diverse group of people and competing priorities. The Executive Assistant must be proactive, able to initiate projects and anticipate needs.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Outlook
  • Minimum of three years administrative assistant experience
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations (this position requires demonstrated composure, tact and diplomacy)
  • Strong administrative skills, including writing, proofreading, editing, managing schedules and travel arrangements
  • Familiarity with Tessitura and ArtsVision a plus

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide administrative support to the Executive and Managing Directors, including but not limited to:

  • Maintaining appointment calendars, including planning and scheduling appointments for both internal and external meetings, phone calls, conferences, travel, etc.
  • Managing needs/requests from Goodman department heads, staff, artists, trustees and patrons
  • Coordinating all internal and external executive communication, including taking calls, emails, and other general correspondence
  • Providing administrative support to the certain committees of the Board of Trustees, including coordinating committee meeting logistics/schedules; preparation and dissemination of meeting materials; recording and distribution of committee meeting minutes; and general board correspondence
  • Assisting with ticketing and reservations for VIP guests
  • Coordinate Goodman staff meetings and events

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.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to THIS LINK. Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position. No phone calls, please.

 


Roe Crew Cover

Reports to Production Management / Stage Management

Dates required: January 27, 2020 - February 23, 2020

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Crew Cover for our production of ROE from January 27, 2020 through February 23, 2020.

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

This is an hourly position with a minimum rate of $15.50/hour for the duration listed above and also includes a stipend of $300.00.

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY:

  • The crew cover will shadow and train with the run crew after opening.
  • Required to be available to come to work on short notice should someone on the run crew call out for a performance.
  • Prepare, clean the stage and preset scenery and props prior to any rehearsal or performance.
  • Shift scenery, aid with prop handoffs, run the show and maintain the quality of the production.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to THIS LINK.

NO CALLS PLEASE - Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.

 


Assistant Technical Director

Reports to Technical Director and Associate Technical Director

Start Date: Negotiable 

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

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

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

This position is full time and includes a benefits package with a minimum salary of $50,000/year.

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

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

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to THIS LINK.

NO CALLS PLEASE - Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.

 


Albert Floor Manager

Reports to Stage Management

Dates required: September 2020 - August 2021

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Floor Manager to be an essential member of the Stage Management team for the 20/21 season in our Albert Theatre. The Floor Manager will join the Stage Management team during the final week of rehearsal to become familiar with the show, then work with stage managers and crew during all technical rehearsals, previews, understudy rehearsals, and performances. This person will work with the Stage Managers by preparing paperwork to accurately track props, costume changes, and scenic shifts, facilitating communication between stage managers, actors and crew, and ensuring that each show runs safely and smoothly.

This is a seasonal, Non-Equity position with a minimum rate of $15.50 per hour.

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume including three (3) references to THIS LINK.

NO CALLS PLEASE - Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.

 


Owen Floor Manager

Reports to Production Management / Stage Management

Dates required: August 2020 - June 2021

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Floor Manager to be an essential member of the Stage Management team for the 20/21 season in our Owen Theatre. The Floor Manager will join the Stage Management team during the final week of rehearsal to become familiar with the show, then work with stage managers and crew during all technical rehearsals, previews, understudy rehearsals, and performances. This person will work with the Stage Managers by preparing paperwork to accurately track props, costume changes, and scenic shifts, facilitating communication between stage managers, actors and crew, and ensuring that each show runs safely and smoothly.

This is a seasonal, Non-Equity position with a minimum rate of $15.50 per hour.

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume including three (3) references to THIS LINK.

NO CALLS PLEASE - Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.

 


Draftsperson

Reports to Technical Director and Assoc. Technical Director

Goodman Theatre is expanding our list of go-to Draftspersons for future drafting projects. We require Draftspersons to have proficiency using AutoCAD software (2018 or higher) in order to prepare working shop drawings for scenery and props construction. If you have experience with CNC machines and software, as well as rigging and automation techniques, please make sure to include that in your cover letter and resume when submitting.

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

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

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to THIS LINK.

NO CALLS PLEASE - Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.