Assistant Carpenter

  • Full Time
  • Chicago
  • This position has been filled

Website Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE:   Assistant Carpenter
REPORTS TO:  Technical Director
FLSA Status:  Hourly, Non-Exempt
COMPENSATION RATE:  $30.34 per hour
LOCATION: 170. N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601

The Goodman Theatre is searching for an Assistant Carpenter to join our scene shop. The Assistant Carpenter will work collaboratively with the Technical Director and other scene shop members to construct, load-in, maintain and load-out scenery for the 8-show subscription season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol, our annual New Stages Festival and more at the Goodman Theatre. This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.


  • At least 3 years professional theatre experience in scenery construction; scenic carpentry, finish carpentry, metal working, stage rigging, and automation/motion control
  • Knowledge of theatrical procedures used in scenic construction
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70lbs, either alone or with assistance from others as well as scale ladders and work in high places
  • Safely operate a forklift or safely drive a 24’ box truck is beneficial
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude
  • Model behavior and values consistent with Goodman’s Community Agreements and furthering Goodman’s IDEAA (inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism and access) goals.

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.

We at Goodman Theatre 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 everyone 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. Learn more at

This position is covered by our collective bargaining agreement with IATSE, Local 2. Goodman Theatre offers a benefits package including health, dental, and 401K with this position.

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.

Instructions to Apply:

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Pay Rate/Range*: $30.34 per hour