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Scene Shop Apprentice

REPORTS TO: Technical Director

The Goodman Theatre is searching for a Scene Shop Apprentice to join our scene shop staff. This position provides an opportunity to develop scenery construction skills and gain experience working in a professional theatrical scene shop. The Scene Shop Apprentice will work collaboratively with the Technical Director and production staff to construct, load-in, maintain and load-out scenery for the 9 show subscription season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol, at the Goodman Theatre. This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.

This position is full-time and is under the jurisdiction of the Goodman Theatre’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E Local 2.


  • Experience in scenic carpentry, metal working, and stage rigging
  • Knowledge of theatrical procedures used in scenic construction, finish carpentry and in automation/motion control is beneficial
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70 lbs, either alone or with assistance from others as well as scale ladders and work in high places
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

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.

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.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

NO CALLS PLEASE - Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago