REPORTS TO: Costume Shop Manager


The Goodman Theatre is searching for a Draper to join our costume shop.  The Draper will work collaboratively with the Costume Shop Manager and other costume shop members to execute costume designs for the eight (8) show season, our annual production of A Christmas Carol, the New Stages Festival, and additional special events.


The Draper is responsible for overseeing all phases of costume construction, including collaborating with the costume shop manager to plan a build that fulfills the designer’s intention to the theatre’s highest standards, within budget, and on time. This will include developing patterns and adapting existing garments, as well as instructing and overseeing the costume staff through the completion of the build. The Draper is also responsible for researching construction techniques and participating in maintenance of the shop space & supplies.


This position is full-time, pays a minimum of $25.00/hour and includes benefits.  It can also require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.


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.



5 years professional draping experience in both contemporary and period costumes
Leadership skills and ability to oversee a costume construction crew
Attention to detail and be well organized.
Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

Instructions to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume including three (3) references, and a digital portfolio (if available) to DraperJob219@goodmantheatre.org
Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No calls please.

To apply for this job email your details to DraperJob219@goodmantheatre.org

Pay Range: $25hr minimum