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Steppenwolf Theatre Company, recognized in 2009 as a Top Small Workplace by The Wall Street Journal, is where great acting meets big ideas. The theatre’s passion is 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 inclusion, 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 include a wide range of artistic programs including a five play subscription series, non-subscription mainstage productions, new play and visiting company repertories, national and international tours, Steppenwolf for Young Adults play series, professional leadership programs, educational programs, 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 Martha Lavey, Artistic Director and David Hawkanson, Executive Director.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is soliciting applications for the position of part-time (no more than 24–30 hrs. per week) Audience Outreach Associate. Audience Outreach Associates represent the theater through in-depth artistic conversations with audience members; including education about Steppenwolf’s mission, programming and fiscal needs.
We are looking for knowledgeable theatre enthusiasts with phone sales experience who are comfortable soliciting donations and subscriptions from our patrons. Night and weekend availability is a must for any candidate. Must be comfortable with the Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office. Previous Box Office experience or familiarity with Tessitura or Salesforce CRM is a plus.
Compensation is competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry. Part-time employees are eligible for Steppenwolf’s vision insurance, a pre-tax Ventra card and a 401(k) matching retirement program.
We are interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to:
Tiffany Wilson, Audience Outreach Manager
Please list Audience Outreach Associate in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note in your email where you found out about this job.