JOB TITLE: Production Assistant
LOCATION: Goodman Theatre: 170 N. Dearborn Street – Chicago, IL 60601
REPORTING TO: AEA Stage Management Team
HOURLY RATE: $17.00
DATES: 12/27/21 to 1/30/22
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 Goodman Theatre seeks a Production Assistant to be a part of the Stage Management team on our upcoming production of THE GEM OF THE OCEAN. The Production Assistant will also work closely with the creative team, actors and technicians on the production. This position will require some evening and weekend hours.
• Support the Stage Management team throughout rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and previews by tracking props, costume changes, scenic shifts, as well as preparing and distributing schedules and technical notes
• Assist in the preparation and distribution of blocking and line notes as well as line cuing for the actors in rehearsal
• Ensure a safe workspace for the company
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
• Experience and training in stage management practices and procedures
• Understanding of theatrical rehearsal procedures and performance etiquette are beneficial
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite
• Work as a team member while maintaining a positive attitude in times of stress
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
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