Assistant Stage Supervisor | Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Stage Supervisor.  The Assistant Stage Supervisor works as part of the stage operations team and is responsible for running productions, collaborating with staff on the load-in and load-out of theatrical scenery, maintaining props/scenery, and maintaining a safe work environment. As this position runs shows, the schedule varies, and often include evening and weekend hours.



  • Running and maintaining the backstage areas
  • Maintaining and repairing set and prop elements as needed
  • Participating in the load-in and strike of productions
  • Maintaining a safe and tidy work and stage environment


About Steppenwolf:

Steppenwolf Theatre Company seeks to tell stories about how we live now; its mission is to engage audiences in an exchange of ideas that makes people think harder, laugh longer, feel more. The theatre celebrates and honors the core values of ensemble, innovation and citizenship. Steppenwolf has a commitment to diversity and equity, and the organization has a focus on diversifying the artists, audiences, staff and board who make Steppenwolf great.


As a not-for-profit, ensemble-based theatre company operating in the city of Chicago, the company’s activities encompass a wide range of artistic programs including a seven-play season, a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season, visiting company engagements, a new multi-disciplinary performance series, national and international tours, professional leadership programs, educational programs, and new play commissions and workshops.  Steppenwolf seeks to engage its community in a spirited dialogue around today’s issues, which results in more than 200 events produced throughout the year.  The company owns five different facilities housing its three theatres, production facilities, offices and other support facilities and is managed under the leadership of Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director and David Schmitz, Managing Director.



This is a non-exempt position. Compensation is competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry. Excellent benefit package offered, including medical, dental, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vacation pay, paid sick leave, personal days, and 401(k) retirement program.

Skills & Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience running productions and operating automated scenery 
  • Working knowledge of power tools and hand tools
  • Basic skills in theatrical carpentry, automation, rigging, and sewing
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and multitask
  • Knowledge of safe practices relevant to hazardous waste and MSDS
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry objects weighing 50+ lbs

Two years of run crew experience is preferred. Candidates with equivalent experience and expertise will be considered. This position will start on or about August 28, 2018.

This position reports to the House Carpenter.

To Apply: 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references by following this link by July 12, 2018.


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Steppenwolf complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

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