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


For your opportunity to work with Northlight, visit the tabs to the left.


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.

Floor Manager

Northlight Theatre is seeking a Floor Manager for seasonal / hourly employment beginning September 2017.  Previous experience required. Stage carpentry experience is a plus. Accepting resumes immediately.  Send resume to Scott Miller, Production Manager via email  No calls please.

Wardrobe Run Crew

Northlight Theatre is seeking a Wardrobe Run Crew for hourly employment beginning September 2017 through December 2017.  Previous experience required. Sewing skills a must. Makeup and Wig experience is a plus. Accepting resumes immediately.  Send resume to Scott Miller, Production Manager via email  No calls please.

Spotlight Operator

Northlight Theatre is seeking a Spotlight Operator for hourly employment beginning September 2017 through October 2017.  Previous experience required. Accepting resumes immediately.  Send resume to Scott Miller, Production Manager via email  No calls please.

Properties Masters

Northlight Theatre is currently accepting applications for properties masters for the 2017-2018 season.  Properties Masters are hired on a per show for fee-based employment.  Previous experience required. Please send resume and cover letter to Scott Miller, Production Manager via email  No phone 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

Equity Principal Auditions are March 14 & 16 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Enter from the north side of the building near the box office. Use the door on your immediate left with the sign “EPA Auditions.” Follow signs. Take the stairs all the way down to the basement.  Wait in the “dragon room,” aptly named for the dragon painted on the wall.  Free parking in the rear, behind the theatre. This audition is also posted on the Actors Equity website.

All scripts will be available at the AEA office and at Northlight. (If coming to Northlight for scripts, come upstairs to the receptionist desk in the administrative office between 9am-5pm. You may read within the building at the North Shore Center.) Please read the plays, and then select one of the provided monologues belonging to the character(s) that best fit you. Aim for an audition that is under two minutes:

Monologues 2017-18 Season

Updated headshots and resumes can be submitted to:

Lynn Baber, Casting Director
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)

Dramaturgy & Literary Management (complete job description)

Education & Teaching Artistry (complete job description)

Marketing (complete job description)

Development (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 for Northlight Summer Camp

Camp Administrative Intern (complete job description)

Counselor Intern (complete job description)

Stage Management Intern (complete job description)


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 July 1; internship start date September 15.

Spring: Internship application deadline November 1; internship start date January 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