Properties Carpenter Overhire

  • Part Time
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: Properties Overhire Carpentry
REPORTS TO: Properties Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
DATES: Immediate- June 21
LOCATION: 170. N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601

The Goodman Theatre is searching for Experienced Props Carpentry Overhire to work collaboratively with the Properties Supervisor and other prop department members on its production of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.


  •  Work under the supervision of the Properties Supervisor to construct various large props for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Assist the properties crew in construction of various hand props and dressing props for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Work with properties crew in gathering and transporting rehearsal and show props
  • Work with properties crew to maintain safe and sanitary scene shop, prop shop and all prop storage areas
  • Collaborate with Properties Supervisor and Prop Department with creative problem solving, construction methods, and implementation
  • Be available for overtime and weekend hours on an as needed basis
  • Work on specific projects as assigned
  • Be punctual, respectful, work collaboratively as a team member, and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Uphold Goodman Theatre quality and construction standards


  • 2 years professional experience in Theatrical Props Carpentry
  • Advanced skill in woodworking and finished carpentry
  • Overall experience in props construction
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70lbs, either alone or with assistance from others
  • 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

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:

Individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by emailing with the subject line “Properties Carpentry Overhire- Midnight”.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $25 per hour