Chicago Children's Theatre
Chicago, IL

Expires: 03/14/19

Job Dates

Open Ended


$28k - $32k biweekly

Summary of Position

Chicago Childrens Theatre has an immediate opening for a talented, passionate, committed Theatre Manager. This core staff member will be a team member serving both the Production department + Facilities-Operations of CCT.

This is an early-career opportunity to gain exposure and skill development throughout several aspects of our progressive + visionary non-profit arts organization.

Essential Functions

Coordinate with the Director of Administration + Operations, Production Manager, part-time technical supervisors, + other members of the management team in planning + supporting resourcing for productions, tours, educational programs, special events, + facility management.
Respond in real time to the evolving nature of operating our West Loop facility.
Perform standardized preventative maintenance procedures to ensure that machines + mechanical systems continue to run smoothly and efficiently.
Perform basic inspections, testing, and technical support on all operational technology + equipment as needed.
Troubleshoot simple lighting, plumbing + mechanical problems.
Secure facilities + grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, loss, + liability.
Respond to emergency situations during + after hours, nights, + weekends for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
Work with the Production Manager + part-time technical supervisors in the management + scheduling of all aspects of the production season including:
Payroll + AEA paperwork for all artists + show staff.
Budgets, purchases, + reconciliation of spending.
Contracts with AEA, USA, SDC, + non-union artists + show staff.
Production calendars + production meetings.
Coordinate with other departments relevant information as needed for the smooth operation of each company event.
Oversee facility + equipment rentals in coordination with the Director of Administration + Operations + the Production Manager. Responsible for meeting a small annual revenue goal tied to rentals.
Plan, develop, + submit estimates for proposed modifications, alterations, + capital improvements to the facility + grounds in coordination with the Director of Administration + Operations.
Provide administrative support to Production + Facilities/Operations departments.
Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, + Activities:

Utilize outstanding collaborative + time management skills along with the ability to prioritize a wide range of competing demands.
Knowledge +/or excitement to explore the function + maintenance of various mechanical + technical equipment + related software.
Knowledge of equipment commonly found in a theatre facility (e.g scene shop, rigging, lighting, sound, house + stage areas, etc.).
Knowledge of technical theatre practices.
Skill +/or excitement to explore efficiently using common hand + power tools.
Skill in +/or excitement to explore supervisory practices + techniques for assigned staff + holistic theatre management.
Exhibit exceptional discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ability to work changing + irregular shifts in all weather conditions as needed.
Ability to work with a wide range of internal + external personalities in a professional + congenial manner.
Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguous and uncertain situations + take positive actions to ensure the best quality operation is delivered daily.
A good work ethic.
An abundant curiosity to learn + a willingness to assist.
A sense of humor!

Working Environment:

Occasional lifting (up to 50 lbs individually), carrying, pushing +/or pulling, climbing + balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching +/or crawling.
Occasional hazardous conditions that may require special protection +/or special safety precautions.
Occasional transport, installation, +/or strike of scenery, props, costumes, lights, + sound. A valid drivers license and working vehicle is highly preferred.+#8232;

Benefits package available including health insurance, 401k, Flex Spending Account, Ventra employer discount, + an annual 5 weeks of Paid Time Off.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter (emphasizing any previous arts organization +/or non-profit experience), resume, + salary requirements to jobs@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.
No calls please. The position is immediately available for hire.


Will Bishop

Production Manager



(773) 227-0180

Business Address

100 S Racine Ave

Chicago, IL 60607

Posted: 09/22/2018 09:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 09/22/2018 10:28 EST

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