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Stage Management Intern - Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: Stage Management Internship

LOCATION: Goodman Theatre: 170 N. Dearborn Street – Chicago, IL 60601

REPORTING TO: Stage Management


DATES: December 12th, 2023 – January 28th, 2024

DATES: January 2nd – February 18th, 2024

DATES: January 23rd – March 10th, 2024


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 three (3) Stage Management Interns to be essential members of the Stage Management teams for the following shows: Highway Patrol, The Matchbox Magic Flute and Penelopiad. The SM Intern will join the Stage Management team beginning with pre-rehearsal preparations through the opening of the show.

This is a Non-Equity position with a minimum rate of $16.00 per hour.


  • Highway Patrol, 12/12/23 – 1/28/24
  • The Matchbox Magic Flute, 1/2/24 – 2/18/24
  • Penelopiad, 1/23/24 – 3/11/24


  • Assist Stage Management team with daily preparations for rehearsal
  • Prepare and update paperwork for each show


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to prioritize tasks and be very detail oriented, work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel


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.


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 which show(s) you’re applying for. No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Chicago, IL