Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people.


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Grant Writer

Northlight Theatre seeks a part-time Grant Writer for contract employment beginning in
January 2018. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Grant Writer will identify potential funding opportunities, set and maintain grant timelines and deadlines, write and edit content for grant funding opportunities, and submit grants and letters of inquiry. This position will work remotely with bi-weekly or as needed in-person or teleconference meetings with members of the Northlight staff. Complete job description, qualifications and benefits can be found here.  Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving a broad
spectrum of candidates. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample with your specific skills related to this position to The search will remain open until the position is filled. No phone calls please.




Scenic Carpenter

Northlight Theatre is seeking theatrical carpenters for hourly employment. Accepting resumes immediately. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume to Scott Miller, Production Manager via email No calls please.



Northlight welcomes resumes from designers and technicians.  For positions not listed above, please send resumes to:

Janet Mullet
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

Casting is complete for the 2017-18 season.


For future consideration please submit updated headshots and resumes to:

Kristen Osborn, Artistic Assistant
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

A hardcopy of your H/R is preferred.
No phone calls, please.

Northlight Theatre does not accept unsolicited scripts. However, in an effort to support the local artistic community, we do accept unsolicited ten-page samples exclusively from writers living in Illinois. Before submitting material, we strongly encourage you to read our mission statement, research our production history, and/or see a production here in order to acquire a sense of Northlight’s interests and aesthetic.


To be considered, please send a letter of inquiry, a synopsis of your play, and a ten-page sample. All material must be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: You will receive an automatic electronic confirmation that we received your submission. If we would like to request the full script, we will contact you again. Thank you for your interest in Northlight Theatre.

Northlight’s Internship program is a comprehensive, part-time opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, recent college graduates and early-career professionals. The internship program is structured to meet the demands of the company while also accommodating individual needs.


Internships are available in the following areas:

Casting & Artistic Administration | Complete Job Description

Education & Teaching Artistry | Complete Job Description

Advancement (Development) | Complete Job Description

Teaching Artist Apprenticeship | Complete Job Description


Interns at Northlight:

  • Work 15 to 18 hours a week for approximately 12 weeks.
  • Are given training and leadership, as well as specific duties and projects in one department under the guidance of department managers.
  • Attend full staff meetings and departmental meetings.
  • Have various opportunities to interface with staff and visiting professionals.
  • Have access to a computer work station and all office, rehearsal and studio areas.
  • Receive 2 free tickets to Northlight productions, subject to availability.
  • Are included in the planning and presentation of readings, donor events and staff potlucks.

Internships are usually available in the Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer.  Although Northlight internships are unpaid, our interns receive college credit (as arranged by the student with his or her university), tickets to Northlight shows, and the opportunity to use industry discounts available to members of the Chicago theatre community.


To Apply

A complete Northlight Theatre internship online application includes the following documents, which you will upload in the application form:

  • Your cover letter indicating area(s) of interest and enthusiasm
  • Your professional resume including administrative and theatrical experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be sent separately to or faxed to 847.679.1879)

Go to Application

Once we have received your application we will be in touch to confirm receipt of your materials, request additional information if necessary, and/or set-up an interview.

Fall: Internship application deadline September 1; internship start date September 15*.


Summer: Internship application deadline March 1; internship start dates for summer vary, based on the internship. Most departments begin June 1, and summer camp internships begin mid-June.

*start dates are flexible