Employment

Goodman Theatre is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Front of House and Events Apprentice
Assistant Lighting Supervisor

Props Assistant

Outbound Sales Representatives (Part-Time)

Logistics Assistant

 

Front of House and Events Apprentice

Reports to: Front of House and Events Managers

The Front of House and Events Apprentice is a salaried, year-long, holistic immersion into the workings of Chicago’s largest not-for-profit producing theater. Working closely with the Front of House Manager and Events Manager, the Apprentice gains hands-on experience, engaging in all aspects of planning events and maintaining Front of House operations. The ideal candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree and has house management experience. Excellent communication (verbal and written), organizational and multitasking skills are a must.

Areas of Exposure:

  • Manage the front of house operations during performances and events
  • Grow project management skills by building event experiences from start to finish. Conduct site visits and walkthroughs with knowledge of space capabilities for events
  • Gain basic audio and computer troubleshooting skills in a variety of spaces           
  • Be the point of contact for event staff and caterers
  • Lead special event planning; learn industry standards in event and rental programs
  • Maintain the event space calendar for all in house events and rentals

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that Goodman patrons have a superior experience at the theatre
  • Become an integral member of the Goodman team, working with every department
  • Prepare the theatres and lobby spaces prior to each production
  • Maintain the supply of playbills, stuffers, and additional marketing materials for patrons
  • Insure cleanliness and timely maintenance of all front of house areas
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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.

People of color and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity 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.

To apply, submit cover letter, and resume with contact information for 3 references, to this linkNo calls please. 


 

Assistant Lighting Supervisor

Reports to: Lighting Supervisor / Production Manager

The Goodman Theatre seeks an Assistant Lighting Supervisor to be a part of our production team for the 8 show subscription season, our annual production of A Christmas Carol, the New Stages Festival, and special events.  The Assistant Lighting Supervisor will assist in overseeing all aspects of the lighting department including supervision of the electrics crew during show prep, load-in, focus, and tech, while maintaining a safe and effective work environment. The Assistant Lighting Supervisor will also assist in preparation of paperwork for productions and events, researching equipment and supplies for productions, maintenance and repair of lighting systems and equipment, and documentation of shows. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

This position is full time and includes a benefits package.

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 (2) years of professional or theatrical lighting experience
  • A working knowledge of ETC consoles, dimmers, and networks
  • Practical experience with automated lighting and theatrical rigging
  • Proficient with practical wiring and design, special effects design, and wireless dimming
  • Lightwright and Vectorworks experience; AutoCAD or other CAD programs is beneficial.
  • Ability to supervise and work with a diverse staff, experience with IATSE crews beneficial
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work on varied projects
  • 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.


 

Props Assistant

Reports to: Properties Supervisor

The Goodman Theatre seeks an Props Assistant 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 Props Assistant will be responsible for shopping for furniture, hand props and materials for construction of props, responding to the daily needs of rehearsals, work load-ins and load-outs, and additional projects as assigned. 

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 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 with knowledge of period detail
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with prop construction methods and techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Quicken 
  • 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

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

 


 

Outbound Sales Representatives (Part-Time)

Goodman Theatre is looking to hire part time outbound sales representatives (minimum 20 hours, maximum 29 hours) for our morning and evening shifts. Pay is minimum wage plus commission weekly up to 14% and daily cash bonus opportunities. The position is phone sales of our Season Membership packages and Fundraising for Chicago’s oldest and largest nonprofit theatre. We are looking for committed and self-motivated individuals who are comfortable being team players. If interested please call 312-443-8015 and leave a message letting us know why you would like to work at the Goodman and what past experiences make you the ideal candidate for our team. If we are interested we will follow up with you.

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


 

 

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.