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First Hand Overhire- Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: First Hand- Overhire

LOCATION: Goodman Theatre: 170 N. Dearborn Street – Chicago, IL 60601


HOURLY RATE: $23 - $26

DATES: approximately 2/20/2023 to 4/1/2023


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

To assist the Draper in any phase of costume construction, as assigned, for all Goodman shows or projects adhering to 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
  • Responsible for accurately following all instructions given by the Head Draper, or project leader for your assigned task
  • Assisting the draper in organizing and prioritizing the work load
  • Assisting the draper in organizing research and documentation
  • Relaying tasks to the crew and over seeing their work for accuracy, timeliness and quality control


  • 2 – 3 years professional costume shop experience desirable
  • Must have strong stitching (hand and machine) skills
  • Must be detail oriented and yet able to prioritize tasks


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.


The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.


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Contact Info:
Human Resources
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago/Loop