Scene Shop Foreman Goodman Theattre

Submitted by Goodman on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:18pm

JOB TITLE: Scene Shop Foreman

REPORTS TO: Technical Director


The Goodman Theatre is searching for a Scene Shop Foreman to join and lead our scene shop staff.  The Scene Shop Foreman will work collaboratively with the Technical Director and other scene shop staff members to construct, load-in, maintain and load-out scenery for the 9 show subscription season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol, at the Goodman Theatre. This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.


The Scene Shop Foreman is responsible for establishing and enforcing the Goodman Scene Shop standards in conjunction with the Technical Director. This position will coordinate needs for the scenery, paint and props departments, maintain project schedules, inspect all scenery and supervise load-in and load-out, maintain and repair equipment and ensure a safe work environment.


This position is full-time and is under the jurisdiction of the Goodman Theatre’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E Local 2.



  • 5 years professional theatre experience in scenery construction which includes experience in scenic carpentry,  finish carpentry, metal working, stage rigging, and automation/motion control
  • 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


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.

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:​


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

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