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Casting Director

Goodman Theatre

Position Availability

Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Goodman Theatre is an artistic and community institution dedicated to the art of theater and to civic engagement in the theater arts. Goodman believes it has a responsibility to provide artists with the opportunity to explore a wide range of theatrical visions, to ensure that cultural inclusion is the fabric of the organization and to fully engages in the life of our community. This open position offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.

Title: Casting Director

The Casting Director oversees the casting department at the Goodman Theatre, leading and facilitating all casting efforts for productions, workshops, readings and special events, as well overseeing all relations with the acting community.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and facilitating all local casting for Goodman productions, including AEA Equity Principal Auditions and auditions for specific productions
  • Coordination of out-of-town casting for Goodman productions, serving as a liaison between the production’s director and the out-of-town casting director
  • Facilitating all actor correspondence, correspondence with Actor’s Equity Association (regarding auditions, casting statistics, and casting procedures)
  • Attending local productions, showcases, and other actor-related performance events

Required Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA degree in Theatre or related fields preferable
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Casting Director working on theatrical productions in either a regional theatre or commercial casting office, or 5 years’ experience as a Casting Associate.
  • Strong leadership, management and organization skills
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communications skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite/Office 365, primarily Excel, Word and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

Directing experience in theatre, TV or film; Producing experience in the commercial or non-profit theatre; familiarity with ArtsVision, KS Limelight

Please e-mail resume and cover letter with contact information for at least three professional references by May 31st, 2019 to:

No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago