Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Logistics Assistant
Front of House Staff

Assistant Props Carpenter

Lead Facilities Technician, Full-Time

Part-Time Custodian

Institutional Giving Assistant

Wardrobe Crew - A Christmas Carol

Wig Runner/Wardrobe - A Christmas Carol

 

Logistics Assistant

Reports To: Technical Director

The Goodman Theatre is searching for a Logistics Assistant to join our scene shop.  The Logistics Assistant will work collaboratively with the Technical Director and other scene shop members to construct, load-in, maintain and load-out scenery for the 9 show subscription season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol, at the Goodman Theatre. This position is responsible for supporting all aspects of the production including picking up supplies and materials from various vendors as well as maintaining and organizing stock materials.  This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle record report.
  • Ability to drive a 24’ box truck is ideal but not required
  • Knowledge of theatrical procedures and professional theatre experience including scenic carpentry 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
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

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


 

Front of House Staff

Goodman Theatre seeks part-time front-of-house staff. A member of the front-of-house staff is responsible for working in all areas of the lobby; positions include bartender, coat check attendant, gift store attendant and greeter. Candidates must have outstanding customer service skills, basic bartending knowledge and must be available to work evenings, weekends, and Thursday matinees.

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. Please send resume with cover letter to this link. No phone calls, please.


 

Assistant Props Carpenter

Reports To: Prop Shop Supervisor

The Goodman Theatre is searching for an Assistant Properties Carpenter to join our Properties Department.  The Assistant Props Carpenter will work collaboratively with the Prop Shop Supervisor and other Prop Shop members to construct, load-in, maintain and load-out props for the 9 show season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol, New Stages Festival, and special events at the Goodman Theatre. This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as-needed basis.

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

By dedicating itself to the 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 and essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years professional theatre experience in prop carpentry and construction.
  • Experience with woodworking, finish carpentry, and metalworking.
  • Knowledge of theatrical procedures, hand prop and prop dressing construction, build materials and shop tools.
  • Craft skills, familiarity with industrial sewing machines, and basic electrics knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to lift, push or maneuver 50-70lbs, either alone or with assistance from others, as well as the ability scale ladders to work in high places.
  • Must have valid driver’s license. Ability to drive a 24’ box truck is ideal but is not required.        
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude.                    

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

 


 

Lead Facilities Technician, Full-Time

Reports To: Facilities Maintenance Manager

Position Summary: The Lead Facilities Technician is responsible for supporting the built environment for all employees, artists and patrons through the effective, hands-on implementation of the building maintenance program. This individual directly interacts with theater employees, consultants, and outside vendors in support of the Goodman’s artistic work. Qualified candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend shifts for performance coverage. This is a full-time position, with benefits.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Act as 1st level of response for building and grounds maintenance needs
  • Supervise and manage facilities technicians including hiring, motivating, training, developing
  • Create the facilities tech schedule ensuring adequate coverage for building operations
  • Respond to work requests from occupants in support of the work environment
  • Perform light maintenance & operation of: HVAC, electrical, lighting, and plumbing systems
  • Conduct regular facilities inspections to proactively identify deficiencies
  • Perform and coordinate maintenance and operation of building systems and occupant services
  • Provide detailed documentation, reporting and record keeping of all maintenance activities
  • Collaborate with building service vendors; provide assistance as needed
  • Provide project support for facilities management team
  • Input data pertaining to the Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Monitor temperatures through the building automation system
  • Assist facilities team in maintaining an inventory of supplies and materials
  • Assist with event set-up and preparation
  • Perform basic snow and ice removal as needed
  • Practice workplace safety and utilize personal protective equipment
  • All other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in commercial building maintenance and operations
  • Industry training, certifications and licenses preferred: (SMT, SMA, BOC, CFC); OSHA safety training
  • Experience and knowledge in basic commercial building maintenance, repair, and operations
  • Knowledge of common industry practices including: safety standards and quality control
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills
  • Cooperative and collaborative with excellent customer service skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and mentor personnel
  • Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Agreeable to flexible work hours including evening and weekend shifts
  • MS Office, BAS and CMMS software experience required
  • Theatre or Live Entertainment Venue experience beneficial
  • 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 general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Send cover letter, resume, and salary history via email to this link or via fax to 312.553.7234. No phone calls. Please indicate in your email or cover letter how you heard about this open position.

 


 

Part-Time Guest Services Associate

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
  • 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

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Capable of moving deliveries of up to 50 lbs

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

Send cover letter and resume to this link. No phone calls please.


 

Part-Time Custodian

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Experience and Qualifications:

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

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

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


 

Institutional Giving Assistant

Reports to: Senior Director of Institutional Giving & Manager of Institutional Giving

The Institutional Giving Assistant is responsible for coordinating the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process for all Corporate, Foundation and Government (CFG) prospects and performs needed clerical tasks in support of the Institutional Giving area.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate visibility, recognition, ticket requests and other benefit fulfillment for all institutional donors, sponsors and prospects
  • Work with the Graphics and Marketing departments in coordinating CFG graphic requests, sponsor logo approvals and marketing materials for the Development department
  • Coordinate and track all CFG donor invitations to Goodman events
  • Support front-line fundraisers and trustees in preparation for solicitation of Corporate sponsorships and Foundation/Government grants, including developing proposal materials
  • Assist in the preparation of sponsorship proposals, grant applications and reports by compiling, writing, editing, and proofreading information as assigned
  • Serve as point-person for the corporate annual fund giving (Corporate Connections) campaign
  • Process CFG gifts, create gift acknowledgements and provide accurate donor lists for print and web
  • Maintain and update Tessitura CRM database with organizational contacts for invitation lists, fundraising reports, and publications
  • Serve as the primary point person for all corporate entertainment events at the Goodman
  • Assist in preparation for trustee meetings
  • Provide additional clerical support to the CFG giving program as needed to ensure that departmental priorities can be met
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Entry-level development position and/or event experience a key asset
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to manage numerous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, to seek input and to take direction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Tessitura Database experience a plus
  • Sensitivity to confidentiality

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

Send cover letter and resume to this link.

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


 

Wardrobe Crew - A Christmas Carol

Reports to: Wardrobe Manager
Start Date: November 11, 2018 - December 30, 2018

The Goodman Theatre seeks additional Wardrobe Crew to join our team on our annual production of A Christmas Carol.

Members of the Wardrobe Crew will be attend all technical rehearsals to learn how to run the show.  Wardrobe Crew will work together with the actors on all costume shifts, quick changes and assist with actor hand offs during each performance.  Wardrobe crew is responsible for doing all show laundry as well as maintenance of all costume pieces which can include mending, stitching, and or replacing items as necessary.

This is an hourly position for the duration listed above.  Housing and travel are not provided.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of backstage procedures and performance etiquette
  • Basic sewing skills
  • Wig and hair styling skills are beneficial
  • Be well organized and punctual
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude in high pressure situations

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


 

Wig Runner/Wardrobe - A Christmas Carol

Reports to: Wig Supervisor & Wardrobe Supervisor
Start Date: Mid-October 2018 - November 2018

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Wig Runner/Wardrobe Crew member to join us for our annual production of A Christmas Carol.

The Wig Runner/Wardrobe Crew will attend all technical rehearsals to learn how to run the show, work directly with actors on all wig and costume shifts, and maintain wigs under the supervision of the wig supervisor.

This is an hourly position for the duration listed above.  Housing and travel are not provided.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of backstage procedures, including running wigs, and performance etiquette
  • Strong wig styling skills
  • Make ups skills beneficial
  • Be well organized and punctual
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude in high pressure situations

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