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Floor Manager- Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: Floor Manager

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

REPORTING TO: Stage Management


DATES: Albert Theatre September 2023- August 2024; Owen Theatre September 2023- June 2024


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


The Goodman Theatre seeks two Floor Managers to be essential members of each Stage Management team for our23/24 season in our Albert and Owen Theatres, respectively. The Floor Manager will join each Stage Management team during the final week of rehearsal to become familiar with the show and prepare the company to move from the rehearsal hall to the theatre. They will then work backstage with stage managers and crew during all technical rehearsals, previews, understudy rehearsals, and performances. The Albert Theatre Floor Manager will be assigned to six shows from September 2023 –August 2024, while the Owen Theatre Floor Manager will be assigned to four shows from September 2023 – June 2024. This is a seasonal, non-Equity position.


  • Prepare and update paperwork for each show.
  • Facilitate communication between stage management team, actors and crew.
  • Run a backstage stage management track for all shows.
  • Ensure that each show runs safely and smoothly.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to prioritize tasks and be very detail oriented, work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • College or professional stage management experience preferred.


Goodman Theatre offers a benefits package including health, dental, and 401K benefits with this position.

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-19test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.


Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by registering and applying at this link.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago/ Loop