AEA Assistant Stage Manager

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Court Theatre

The professional theatre of the University of Chicago

Court Theatre is hiring an experienced Equity ASM for our spring production of THE GOSPEL OF COLONUS. There is also the potential to continue with the show when it tours to Southern California in the early fall of 2023.

Candidates should have experience navigating a rehearsal and production process as an ASM and be comfortable working with a variety of personalities, anticipating and solving problems quickly and efficiently, and tracking show operations with great attention to detail. ASM will also assist the PSM in facilitating understudy rehearsals.

Rehearsals will take place at the Court Theatre Production Center, 5410 S. State St. (Accessible via Garfield redline station. Parking in a private lot is provided.)
All technical rehearsals and performances will take place at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. (accessible via Garfield red line station & #55 bus. Parking is not provided but street parking in the area is mostly free.)

Key Dates:
Prep week: April 4
First rehearsal: April 10
First Tech: May 4
First preview: May 12
Opening: May 20*
Closing: June 11
Extensions: June 18 or June 25
*Performances are Wed 10:30am, Wed 7:30pm, Thurs & Fri 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm and 7:30pm

The position pays $925/week on a LORT D contract. We work a 5 day work week and all tech days are limited to 8/10 hours. W2 Wages paid biweekly on Fridays, paid by the University of Chicago All University of Chicago employees accrue paid sick time in accordance with the City of Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.

Additional information:
Due to a lack of guest artist housing, we regret that we cannot consider candidates who are not local to the Chicagoland area. As a potential employee of the University of Chicago, candidates will need to pass a criminal background check prior to their first day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Court Theatre is committed to engaging, with equity and intention, the communities of which we are a part: the South Side of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the local and national theatre community, including Court’s own staff, freelance technicians, and guest artists. Court is dedicated to being an anti-racist organization and creating an environment where people of marginalized identities can feel safe and flourish.

Instructions to Apply:

Please send cover letter (detailing availability), resume, and references to: with subject line “GOSPEL AEA ASM”.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $925/week on an AEA LORT contract