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Education Intern - Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: Summer Education Intern – 2 positions

REPORTS TO: Walter Director of Education and Engagement

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

LOCATION: Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn

INTERNSHIP DATES: June 17-August 16

SALARY: $16/hour


The Summer Education Intern will provide support for our two summer youth programs: PlayBuild Youth Intensive and the Musical Theater Intensive, as well as provide general administrative support to the Education and Engagement team. Interns will communicate with students and caregivers, learn from our roster of Teaching Artists, and have opportunities to co-facilitate activities in the programs. Interns help to track the development of the summer productions and provide all around logistics support.


Current high school student or recent high school graduate who has not yet entered college (class of 2024 graduates are welcome to apply) Leads with a growth mindset – demonstrates an ability to take direction and criticism constructively Strong ability to digest new information quickly and apply it productively with a high level of attention to detail Excellent communication skills and ability to muti-task and work independently Collaborative spirit and ability to embrace flexibility of working with many members of the team Demonstrated interest and passion for arts education Excellent organization and interpersonal skills Proficiency with Adobe InDesign or other design software a plus

Education and administration experience also a plus

TIME COMMITMENT Maximum of 30 hours/week; Between Mondays and Saturdays, 8:30am – 6pm; occasional evening and/or weekend assignments. The specific days/hours will be discussed during the interview process.


Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at


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.

The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.


Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by selecting "Apply Online” at the top of the page.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

Contact Info:
Dakotta Hagar
Job Type: Paid Internship
Compensation: $16/hr
Location: 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601