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  • Chicago
  • Hours Full-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 this Role

Schedule: This is a full-time (30 hr / week) position, with benefits. There is no shift dropping or early cuts in this position. This role can use PTO or swap shifts with another Full-Timer for days off.  The ideal candidate for this position must be available to work two of the three weekend nights per week and should be flexible to adjust as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee bar operations for all three theaters
  • Responsible for Stocking Server Stations
  • Maintaining cleanliness of all Server Areas
  • Assist with Weekly Inventory
  • Confirming all Server Areas are closed down properly at the end of the shift
  • Collecting Server Check-Outs at the end of the shift
  • Leading by example and following through with company policies
  • Coordinating maintenance requests, as needed
  •  Training and coaching of new server

Job Qualifications 

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Strong attention to cleanliness and efficiency
  • Ability to multitask
  • Has strong leadership, coaching and training skills
  • Ability to lift bend and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Detail-oriented and organized

Every day is a high volume day with peaks and valleys as theater-arrive and order within a small window. Special events happen regularly in the theaters. These events often happen at the same time as regular service. Only the candidates with love of this rush should apply.

Reporting Manager: Service Manager

Compensation Details

  • Starting Pay: $10/Hour
  • Full dental, vision and health benefits
  • PTO days
  • 401k eligible with matching after one year of employment

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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