Thursday, September 26, 2013

Goodman Theatre seeks Publications Coordinator

 Heard it though the grapevine: Goodman Theatre is looking for a Publications Coordinator

Reports to: Marketing and Public Relations

• 2-5 years experience in marketing, publications or related field
• excellent writing, editing and copy proofing skills
• excellent communication and organizational skills
• computer skills
• theater background a plus

• Co-Editor, Project Manager, and Contributing Writer of OnStage magazine, published 5 times per season: write original articles, edit, research, proofread, fact-check, acquire images and secure image copyright
• Three in-depth e-newsletters published monthly: write, edit, research, proofread, fact-check original editorial and conduct artist interviews for divergent audiences
• Theater website, microsite, and blog: write, edit, research, proofread, fact-check original editorial
• Develop content in a variety of multimedia formats, including podcasts, YouTube videos, audio-visual slideshows, and new media platforms
• Create and enforce production schedules and deadlines for all print and online materials
• Serve as liaison for graphic designers, marketing staff, development staff, press staff, artistic staff, upper management, and printers
• Compile, edit, proofread Playbill for every production
• Research, select, and negotiate rights and permissions for images used company-wide for a variety of purposes
• Proofread and edit of all Goodman-produced communications materials
• Assist in trafficking/approval process of selected printed materials
• Other responsibilities, as directed.

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter, resume and salary history to or fax them to 312-553-7234.  Please indicate in cover letter how you heard about this open position.

No phone calls, please.
Karen here: I think the Goodman does important, crucial work on many levels.

Eldridge Shannon (upper and lower left) helped create and perform the
Domino Effect
during the Summer of 2009 with other young thespians
at the Goodman. That's Willa Taylor, lower right. She's Goodman’s director
of education and community engagement, a good woman.

This I know and believe, as stated by the Theatre in Chicago website:
Goodman Theatre, Chicago's oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. The Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions.
" full voice to a wide range of artists and visions": Something we should all find a way to support.

My pseudo-nephew Eldridge Shannon, and alum of Skokie's Urban Beat Dance, participated in a summer program at the Goodman in 2009 that has been pivotal to his life and career.

The Goodman partners with the Association for Women Journalists-Chicago (an organization I've been active in for more than 13 years) to offer the Cindy Bandle Young Critics Circle. That program is pivotal to those young woman and the journalists that work with them.

There are some smart and generous people working there. I envy the person who gets this position.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kristin Lems at Starbucks

updated July 22, 2013

Had a great time on Saturday/June 15 with the crowd at Starbucks (on Dempster by Karlov) as we listened to Evanston's own singer-songwriter Kristin Lems tell stories and sing in French, Persian and English--her own songs and others--about spirit and challenge.

To be clear, while Kristin is a neighbor, she's known worldwide.
Learn more about her from this piece by Skokie-based Myrna Petlicki for the Evanston Review and another piece published by the Illinois Times.

Kristin plays that Skokie Starbucks again on August 17, 7-9 p.m.
Freewill donation is being asked for, so bring some cash, some gift cards or...hmm, whatever.

Before she comes back to Skokie, she'll be at the Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival on August 4, 11 a.m. - noon, on the stage at Dawes Park at Sheridan Rd. and Church St. The festival and free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Job Fair at Niles West June 20

This in from Illinois WorkNet...


WHAT: Recruiters will be accepting résumés and conducting on-site interviews.

WHO: Major companies in the following industries: manufacturing, hotels and accommodations, trucking, retail, financial institutions, healthcare, medical, non-profits, engineering, restaurants, retail, science and technology, education and more.

WHERE: Niles West High School, 5701 W. Oakton Street, Skokie, IL

INFORMATION: (job titles to be posted 6/15.)

VETERANS: Veteran’s early access 10a – 11a/General admission 11a – 4p

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lincoln Jr. High kids pledge to KICK BUTTS


I pledge to be tobacco free because…
I'm not dumb.
I don't want to die.
Smoke is not good for people.
It makes my lungs black.
I want to be an athlete.
I don't want yellow teeth.
Tobacco is very NASTY.
It is bad for your health and a waste of money.
I want to be healthy and make my family proud.
It smells like crazy.
Smoking kills.
I don't want to be sick.
I like being healthy.
…for my future.
Smoking is bad for the baby.
I don't want to die at a young age.
I want to be a professional figure skater.
I am cool enough.
Tobacco Kills!!!
I want to stay healthy, play basketball and DANCE with my TEAM I.G.O.D.
I want to free the money for other things.

These are just some of the things drawn and painted on t-shirts displayed on Lincoln Jr. High last week. There's more about the Kick Butts project via the Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online.