Lookingglass Theatre

Chicago, IL

Work Location: In-office


  • Freelance
  • Chicago, IL
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): $17.50 per hour

Website lookingglass Lookingglass Theatre

LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY is seeking freelance Carpenters for the construction and installation of our upcoming show, Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon.

Dates of employment are as follows: 
Build (at scene shop): December 6th thru December 17th & January 3rd thru January 14th
Changeover (at theatre): January 17th thru February 7th

December 18th thru January 2nd will be unpaid time off

Typical schedule is M-F, 8:00am-4:45pm (45 minute unpaid lunch).

Starting rate is $17.50/hr.

Candidates with partial availability will be considered.

Qualified Candidates: 
Have basic knowledge of theatrical building techniques
Must be able to read and interpret shop drawings
Must be able to lift 50lbs
Must be comfortable work atop ladders and at a catwalk height of 20’ above deck height
Must be able to repeatedly ascend/descend stairs
Excel in fast-paced environment
All fulltime and overhire staff members will be required to complete onboarding and upload proof of vaccination to Paylocity, our payroll management software, prior to the first day of employment.

Shop: 2040 W. Carroll Ave.
Theatre: 821 N. Michigan Ave.

Please contact Jon Woelfer, Technical Director, at for more information if interested. A resume is preferred but not required.  No phone calls please.

Lookingglass Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetics, or status as an individual with a disability.  We welcome applications from all qualified applicants.

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