Literary & Dramaturgy Intern - Goodman Theatre
JOB TITLE: Literary and Dramaturgy Intern (part time)
REPORTS TO: Literary Manager and Dramaturg
FLSA STATUS: Hourly, Non-Exempt
INTERNSHIP DATES: November 2023 to July 2024
HOURLY RATE: $16.00/hour, 25 hours per week
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 GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability
The Literary and Dramaturgy Intern primarily assists with literary management (tracking, evaluating, and responding to script submissions), dramaturgy, and the New Stages programs, in addition to providing administrative support to the Literary Manager and Dramaturg and Director of New Stages.
Assist with the solicitation, cataloging and evaluation of script submissions, as well as with correspondence to playwrights, agents, theaters and play development programs
Conduct research for plays in production and under consideration, as well as for articles and program notes Serve as a production assistant for readings Assist with the smooth operation of New Stages programs Provide administrative support as needed Assist with special event planning, logistics, and execution
Attend artistic staff meetings
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Excellent research, writing and proof-reading skills are essential Strong knowledge of contemporary theater, theater history and playwriting
Interest in pursuing a career in dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, and/or producing Must have excellent people skills, be a self-starter, and be able to work independently
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume selecting the "Apply to this job" 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.
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