Literary Internship- Goodman Theatre
JOB TITLE: Literary Internship- 2 Positions
REPORTS TO: Resident Dramaturg
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
INTERNSHIP DATES: May 15- Aug 18
HOURLY RATE: $16/hr
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. 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. 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
Excellent research, writing and proof-reading skills are essential, and applicants must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of contemporary theater, theater history and playwriting. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, and/or producing and should have excellent people skills.
- Conduct research for plays in production and under consideration, as well as for articles and program notes.
- Assist with the solicitation, cataloging and evaluation of new manuscripts, as well as with correspondence to playwrights, agents, theaters and play development programs.
- Serve as a production assistant for readings; assist casting and producing departments as needed; attend artistic staff meetings.
- Eighteen years of age or older and able to take direction and criticism constructively.
- Strong ability to digest new information quickly and apply it productively.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to multi-task and work independently.
- Must be comfortable in highly collaborative environments.
Maximum of 30 hours/week; Between Mondays and Fridays, 9am – 5:30pm; plus frequent evening and/or weekend assignments. The specific days/hours will be discussed and determined by each department during the interview process.
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 including booster. 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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by selecting the "Apply Online" button 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.