Steppenwolf Theatre Company is the nation’s premier ensemble theater. Formed by a collective of actors in 1976, the ensemble represents a remarkable cross-section of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling and powerful productions from Balm in Gilead to August: Osage County—and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony Awards— have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf produces hundreds of performances and events annually in its three spaces: the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat 1700 Theatre. Artistic programming includes a seven-play season; a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; Visiting Company engagements; and LookOut, a multigenre performances series. Education initiatives include the nationally recognized work of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, which engages 15,000 participants annually from Chicago’s diverse communities; the esteemed School at Steppenwolf; and Professional Leadership Programs. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, Sydney, Galway and Dublin. Anna D. Shapiro is the Artistic Director and David Schmitz is the Executive Director.
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Video Content Producer.
We are looking for someone who loves filmmaking and understands Chicago theatre. Steppenwolf has a legacy of creating highly conceptual digital content to support the marketing needs of the institution. Under the guidance of Steppenwolf’s Creative Director, we are looking to add a team member in order to execute, sustain and grow our original content. This is a highly creative and collaborative position with access to some of the best theatre artists in the world.
The position requires strong video technical skills, high-level communication and organizational expertise. We need a producer who can coordinate with artists, freelancers and staff members, run a video shoot as a camera operator, handle post production editing, finishing and distribution to various platforms and cover general administrative and departmental duties. The ideal candidate can manage multiple projects while thinking ahead to what’s next.
A working expertise in social media platforms is necessary. Our video work lives and travels by these mediums, so crafting the short-form narrative appropriate for each platform is crucial.
A reel, video portfolio or video samples are required as part of the application process for this position.
Day-to-day work includes producing narrative trailers for upcoming productions, creating short-form documentary-based promos for theatrical programming or institutional initiatives, capturing audience testimonials for productions, occasional event photography, operating cinema cameras, editing video content from import to color grade and distribution.
Primary Areas of Responsibility:
- Stage, build and operate digital cinema cameras
- Build lighting scenarios for narrative and documentary
- Experience with line producing in a video environment
- Handle complex editing projects with short deadlines
- Digital content management and archiving
- Attending all department meetings
- Recommend equipment improvements
- Photo and video posting to web CMS and social media platforms
Salary range: $30,000 - $35,000with excellent benefit package for full time employees, including medical, dental, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation pay, paid sick time, personal days, pre-tax Ventra transit benefit program, employee assistance program and 401(k) matching retirement program.