Properties Assistant

Submitted by Goodman on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:17am

Job Title: Props Assistant

Reports To: Properties Supervisor


The Goodman Theatre seeks an Props Assistant to be a part of our production team for the 8 show subscription season, our annual productions of A Christmas Carol, New Stages Festival, and special events.  The Props Assistant will be responsible for shopping for furniture, hand props and materials for construction of props, responding to the daily needs of rehearsals, work load-ins and load-outs, and additional projects as assigned. 

This is a full-time, hourly position which is under the jurisdiction of the Goodman Theatre’s collective bargaining agreement with I.A.T.S.E Local 2 which includes a full benefits package and requires some evening and weekend hours. 

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.



  • Two to three years professional props experience with knowledge of period detail
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with prop construction methods and techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Quicken 
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70 lbs, either alone or with assistance from others as well as scale ladders and work in high places
  • Must have own vehicle, applicable insurance, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume including three (3) references to:

Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No calls please.