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Overhire First Hand

JOB TITLE: Overhire First Hand

LOCATION: 170 N Dearborn

REPORTING TO: Costume Shop Manager

SALARY RANGE: $20/hour

Temporary Position : Mid October 2021 through Mid November 2021


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 a First Hand to join our team working on our upcoming production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, with the possibility of other work throughout the 2021/2022 season. The First Hand works collaboratively with the Draper and the costume shop construction team to execute the costume design. Also, the First Hand is responsible for supporting the Draper with all phases of costume construction including cutting, sewing and fitting, as well as disseminating instructions to the team.

This is a temporary, hourly position with a rate of $20.00 per hour. Housing and travel are not provided.


· 2-3 years professional costume shop experience desirable

· Strong stitching and precise cutting skills

· Able to prioritize tasks and be very detail oriented

· Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude


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 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.

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.


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Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: 170 N. Dearborn Chicago IL 60601