Chicago Shakespeare Theater seeks an experienced manager with well developed communication and technical skills to lead our sound department. The Sound Supervisor is a key member of the production leadership team, managing an ambitious program averaging 12 productions per season in a 500-seat thrust space, 200-seat black box, and a revolutionary new flexible performance space seating up to 850, as well as several touring productions. They will partner with professional designers and directors from Chicago and around the world managing both produced and presented work, and will need to thrive in a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment.
Position will begin in Spring of 2019.
Required skills and qualifications
Hours and Compensation
Position is full time and is at times scheduled to work six days of work per week including nights, weekends, and occasional holidays. Hours and scheduling will vary and are subject to change based on the needs of each production or project. The position is salaried with benefits.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates of interest will be contacted by a representative of the Theater. Please no calls.
Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization.
We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
About Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Situated in downtown Chicago on Navy Pier, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has risen since its founding in 1986 to become a leading international theater company and recipient of both the Regional Theatre Tony Award and three Laurence Olivier Awards. Guided by the partnership between founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, the Theater is dedicated to creating extraordinary productions of Shakespeare and other classics, new works, musicals and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World Stage Series. Through a year-round season encompassing more than 650 performances, Chicago Shakespeare attracts 225,000 audience members annually. During 2016, the Theater spearheaded Shakespeare 400 Chicago, one of the world’s largest cultural festivals inspired by Shakespeare’s legacy. In 2017, the Theater opened its innovative new performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
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