Host – Greeter

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  • Chicago
  • Hours Part-Time
  • Start Date Flexible

About The Second City

The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through fearless comedy, the company’s ten resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, plus eight Touring Companies and a booming Theatricals division, entertain an additional one million theatergoers a year around the globe.The Second City Training Center, which included the Harold Ramis Film School, is the largest school of improvisation on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Second City Works, the B2B side of The Second City, focuses on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insights, and Second City Entertainment’s foray into television and media continues to produce new content and programming. Founded in 1959, The Second City continues to grow rapidly in size and influence by upholding five core values: performance; ensemble; diversity and inclusion; resiliency; and authenticity.

About the role:

Host Greeters will be responsible for the upkeep of Studio Theater productions on a nightly basis. You will be the welcoming face of the show, providing any accommodations within reason to ensure the customer has a pleasant experience with us. The theaters included are Judy’s Beat Lounge, the Blackout Cabaret, DeMaat studio theater and Donny’s Skybox. It is up to you to prove your mettle in this role and progress to Host training.

Prior customer experience would be a plus. The position is flexible enough to allow you to focus on your side hustle, day jobs or any other gigs you are passionate about.


  • The greeter will be responsible for
  • Setting the room
  • Ensuring there is the proper number of seats and that they are organized in their determined layout
  • Scanning tickets
  • Assisting patrons with directions around the building
  • This could be to places like the restroom, the box office, 1959, or the resident stages.
  • Busing tables
  • Removing any bottles or other trash found in the room
  • Resetting the room between shows
  • Tidying everything up for a new set of guests
  • Taking the trash out at the end of the night

Compensation details:
Starting Rate: $13/hr
Free show tickets, free class, commuter benefits, discounted merchandise and much more!

The Second City is an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our community.


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