JOB TITLE: Properties Head – Run Crew

REPORTS TO: Properties Supervisor – Production Management


The Goodman Theatre seeks a Properties Head to be an essential member of our Run Staff for the 8 show season, our annual production of A Christmas Carol, the New Stages Festival, and special events.


The primary responsibilities of the Properties Head is to preset, run, maintain, and repair props during the run of the show.  The Properties Head also works with the props staff during load-in and load-out, with Stage Management and other run crew members during technical rehearsals, understudy rehearsals, and performances.  They will also maintain and organize prop areas backstage.


The job is a full-time, union position under the Goodman’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E. Local 2, with a full benefits package.  Night and weekend work is required.


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.



2 years professional run crew experience
Working knowledge of backstage theatrical practices
Good carpentry skills, stage firearms, and weaponry experience (FOID) are a plus
An ideal candidate will be collaborative, punctual, detail oriented, well-organized, and maintain a positive attitude.
Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs either alone or with assistance
Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights

Instructions to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume including three (3) references to: https://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Goodman%20Theatre/default.html

NO CALLS PLEASE - Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. 

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

Pay Range: Negotiable