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Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Board Relations and Individual Giving Assistant
Stewardship and Community Engagement Events Coordinator

School Matinee Series Assistant

Assistant Properties Supervisor

Education and Engagement Assistant

Young Performer Supervisor - New Stages Festival
Assistant Carpenter
Young Performer Supervisor-A Christmas Carol

House Manager and Accessibility Coordinator

 

Board Relations and Individual Giving Assistant

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

Responsibilities:

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

Experience and Qualifications:

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

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

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


 

Stewardship and Community Engagement Events Coordinator

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

Responsibilities:

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

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of event coordination experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to execute good judgment
  • Ability to work independently, to seek input and to take direction
  • Well-organized with multi-tasking skills
  • Able to handle stress and remain calm
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Access; knowledge of Basecamp, ArtsVision, Wordfly and Tessitura a plus
  • Sensitivity to confidentiality

We are an inclusive and accessible employer; successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people. Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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


 

School Matinee Series Assistant

Reports to: Manager, School-Based Programs
Summary: Logistical and administrative support for the School Matinee Series (SMS).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Tracks incoming teacher lesson plans and continuing professional development units
  • Day-to-day management of School Matinee Series, including recruitment and review of schools and teachers; scheduling and coordination of school visits, teacher workshops and student matinees.
  • Maintain correspondence between department, school administrations, and teachers of our programs
  • Develop and administer Schoology and, in conjunction with Education Director and Curriculum and Instruction Associate, create and devise curricular and pedagogical content for all virtual instruction and support.
  • Execute the design and printing of program-specific material
  • Write and track articles, maintain deadlines, design, and coordinate printing for the program content materials
  • Liaises with production and casts for teacher workshops
  • Maintains Google Classroom and GSuite applications

Qualifications:

  • Experience and Education: Bachelor’s degree in education or theater for youth, or the equivalent prior work experience preferred
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Required Skills: Research, writing and copyediting skills required
  • Knowledge of Tessitura, Issuu digital publishing platform, Google Classroom, and Typeform preferred
  • A passion for the education of audiences of all ages and a commitment to arts and social justice a must.

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

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

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


 

Assistant Properties Supervisor

Reports to: Properties Supervisor
Start Date: Immediately

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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


 

Education and Engagement Assistant

Reports to: Walter Director of Education and Engagement

Position Summary: The Education Assistant assists the Director, Coordinators, and Associates with planning and facilitating all education and engagement projects and programs for Goodman Theatre. Provides administrative, research, and content creation support for department. Collaborates with other Goodman departments.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Logistical and administration of all E&E programs
  • Create and maintain the E&E calendars, schedules, spreadsheets and Tessitura database
  • Process all phone calls, email, and administrative details with applicants, participants, teaching artists and teachers of our programs
  • Order necessary materials and reconcile purchase orders with our Business Office
  • Coordinate the design and printing of program specific materials
  • Lay out, design and coordinate publication of study guides
  • Book all department tickets

Qualifications:

  • Relevant work experience as executive assistant, secretary, office manager, or the equivalent required.
  • The ideal candidate has experience in theatre education and is knowledgeable and passionate about theater.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized and able to work well with staff at all levels within the theater. Must have excellent writing, editing and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Tessitura and EXCEL a must.
  • Knowledge of Issuu digital publishing platform desired.
  • Must have attention to detail and be able to multitask.

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

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

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


 

Young Performer Supervisor - New Stages Festival

Reports to: Stage Management/Production Office

Dates: 9/6/2018 - 10/7/2018

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Young Performer Supervisor to work with the Stage Management team on our production of New Stages Festival 2018.  The Young Performer Supervisor will be an essential member of the company who will be responsible for all the young performers (16 years and younger) in the production throughout all rehearsals and performances.

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

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

Duties and responsibility:

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

Qualifications:

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

This is an hourly position for the duration listed above.

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


 

Assistant Carpenter

Reports to: Technical Director

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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


 

Young Performer Supervisor - A Christmas Carol

Reports to: Stage Management/Production Office

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

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

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

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

 

Duties and responsibility:

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

Qualifications:

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

This is an hourly position for the duration listed above.

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


 

House Manager and Accessibility Coordinator

Reports to: Front of House Manager

Position Summary:

This position is the main public contact during performances and special events.  The House Manager provides customer service, supervises hourly staff, and oversees public safety during performances and events. This person will assist with house events and be able to give guided tours of the Goodman facility.  The ideal candidate must have a passion for providing accessibility to patrons of all needs.  In this role, the House Manager will assist in the coordination of accessibility services for performances, programming and community events.  This is a full-time position with regular evening and weekend hours.  The position is salaried, with an employee benefits package. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage the front of house operations during performances
  • Lead Sensory-Friendly Coordinator
  • Coordinate and Execute Touch Tours
  • Prepare the theatres and lobby spaces prior to each production
  • Ensure cleanliness and timely maintenance of all front of house areas
  • Assist with special event planning and provide on-site supervision of events
  • Maintain the supply of playbills, stuffers, and additional marketing materials for patrons and visitors
  • Ensure that Goodman patrons have a superior experience at the theatre
  • Able to provide insightful tours when requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in the performing arts, preferably theater
  • Experience working in retail and concessions
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • 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

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

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

Send cover letter and resume to: this link or via fax to 312.553.7234. NO PHONE CALLS. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this position by listing the specific website or posting location.