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First Hand- Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: First Hand


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

DATES: 5/13/24 – 6/25/24

COMPENSATION RATE: $25 an hour LOCATION: 170. N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601


The Goodman Theatre is seeking a first hand for it’s upcoming musical production of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The first hand will assist the Draper in all phases of costume construction, as assigned, and maintain the level of quality determined by the Draper and Shop Manager.


Construction tasks including but not limited to the following: Fabric preparation Garment construction Fabric cutting Alterations, repairs and maintenance Preparing garments for quick rigging


2 – 3 years professional costume shop experience desirable Previous first hand experience required Must have strong stitching (hand and machine) skills Must be detail oriented and yet able to prioritize tasks Model behavior and values consistent with Goodman’s Community Agreements and furthering Goodman’s IDEAA (inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism and access) goals.


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.

We at Goodman Theatre 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 everyone 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. 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.


Individuals should submit both a cover letter and resume in .pdf format and either an online portfolio or .pdf of images of past work via email to . Please include “First Hand- Midnight” in the subject of your email. No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Compensation: $25 per hour
Location: Chicago/ Loop