Wardrobe/Wig Runner

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: Wardrobe/ Wig Runner
REPORTS TO: Wardrobe Supervisor
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
HOURLY RATE: $28.60 per hour
LOCATION: 170. N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601


The Goodman Theatre seeks a Wardrobe/Wig Runner with strong wardrobe skills and experience with wigs and hair to run shows in either of our theatres, as assigned.


  • Prep and preset costume pieces
  • Assist actors with changes and costume handoffs
  • Assist actors with hair styling
  • Maintenance that could include costume and/or wig maintenance
  • Develop and document the costume and/or wig run tracks through tech rehearsal process


  • 2-3 years of professional wardrobe experience
  • Working knowledge of backstage procedures and performance etiquette
  • Wig and hair styling experience
  • Sewing skills desirable
  • Organized and punctual
  • Able to work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive, supportive attitude in high pressure situations
  • 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 GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability


This is a full-time, non-union hourly position with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, 401k and more.

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:

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and a .pdf of their resume by selecting the "Apply Online" button at the top of the page. No phone calls, please.

To apply for this job please visit goodmantheatre.ourhcm.com.

Pay Rate/Range*: $28.60 per hour