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Young Performer Supervisor

JOB TITLE: Young Performer Supervisor

LOCATION: Goodman Theatre

REPORTING TO: Stage Management and Albert Production Manager

SALARY RANGE: $17/hour

DATES: 10/26/21 through 12/31/21

BACKGROUND:

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Goodman Theatre seeks a Young Performer Supervisors to work with the Stage Management team on our annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The Young Performer Supervisor will be essential member of the company who will be responsible for all the young performers (16 years and younger) in the production throughout rehearsals as scheduled, technical rehearsals, and all performances.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for the supervision, welfare, and management of all Young Performers (16 years and younger) at all times

• Provide supervision during meal breaks, and escort to local food establishments as needed

• Meet Young Performers in the lobby when dropped off, and deliver them to their parents at the end of rehearsal/performances

• Escort Young Performer to and from the stage for all entrances and exits

• Communicate with Parents/Guardians and Stage Management to ensure that the needs of the Young Performer are met

• Abide by all rules and regulations put forth by The Goodman Theatre Young Performer Handbook.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

• Previous experience working with children

• Stage Management and/or Teaching Experience beneficial

• Understanding of theatrical rehearsal procedures, and performance etiquette

• A background check will be required

ADDITIONAL:

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:

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom 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.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago