As an equal opportunity employer, Northlight Theatre hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company’s mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Reflecting our commitment to be an inclusive and accessible employer, we welcome applications for all open positions from a diverse applicant pool that reflects our community and programming.

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ADMINISTRATION

Grants Manager (Part-Time)

Now Hiring: Northlight Theatre is now hiring a part-time Grants Manager. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Grants Manager is responsible for supporting the grants program at Northlight, developing corporate, foundation, and government support. This includes maintaining a master calendar of all reporting and filing deadlines; researching new grant opportunities; and the completion of new and renewed grant proposals and applications. The Grants Manager completes LOIs and reports and participates as part of the Advancement team. A full job description is available here..

Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community. A professional LORT D theatre located in Skokie, Illinois, programming includes a 5-play mainstage season, the Interplay new play development series, and a dynamic year-round audience engagement and education program. For more information about the theatre: www.northlight.org.

Qualifications: Proven track record in successful grant writing and related experience in non-profit fundraising required. Fluency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and CRM required; Raiser’s Edge preferred. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and technologically adept as well as able to plan ahead to ensure deadlines are met in a timely fashion. They will be self-motivated and will communicate well with staff and grant providers. Preference will be given to candidates with arts and culture experience.

Job Hours & Location: This position is expected to work a hybrid schedule of 24 hours per week year-round, including a minimum of one day per week onsite at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. Exact onsite/remote work schedule will be determined based on department needs and staff member preference.

Compensation: Compensation range is $30 to $35 per hour, competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry, and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. Collaborative environment with flexible work hours and close involvement with the art and artists.

How to Apply: As an equal opportunity employer, Northlight Theatre hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company’s mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Reflecting our commitment to be an inclusive and accessible employer, we welcome applications for all open positions from a diverse applicant pool that reflects our community and programming.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience and three listed references via email to humanresources@northlight.org. No phone calls please. Applications requested by July 1, 2024, though they will be accepted until the job is filled.


Scenic Carpenters and Electricians

Northlight Theatre is continuously seeking theatrical carpenters and electricians for inclusion in our overhire pool. Pay commensurate with experience and local norms. Please send resume to Emily Kneer, Production Manager via email production@northlight.org. No calls please.


OTHER

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

humanresources@northlight.org
Human Resources
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

As an equal opportunity employer, Northlight Theatre hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company’s mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Reflecting our commitment to be an inclusive and accessible employer, we welcome applications for all open positions from a diverse applicant pool that reflects our community and programming.


North Shore Center

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, the facility in which Northlight is located, offers part-time positions in Box Office, Security, Operations, and Bartending. Visit their page for current opportunities.

Equity Principal Auditions

Equity Principal Auditions for Northlight Theatre are scheduled annually through Actors’ Equity Association. Specific scheduling and more information regarding our EPA auditions will be posted on the AEA website. Our upcoming EPA will service all shows for our 2023-24 season. We encourage you to select one of the provided monologues from the season’s shows or you may alternatively perform a monologue of your choosing that is no more than two minutes in length.

Northlight EPA Audition Monologues | Download PDF

Youth Associates

This summer, Northlight Theatre is offering high school students a paid opportunity to get first hand experience at working in a professional theater office environment. Students will work with staff and better understand the day-to-day and back-end operations. Northlight will also provide opportunities for the students to interview staff to gain knowledge of various components of the organization.

Please note that this is not a performance opportunity. Students might be able to observe some rehearsal and attend a performance, but the scope of this opportunity does not include any actual acting.

TO APPLY please fill out this form.

Northlight Youth Associates 2024
June 24, 2024 – August 2, 2024
Tuesday – Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm (flexible)
approx. 16 hours per week
$16/hour

For any questions, please contact Artistic Programs Manager Kristen Waagner at kwaagner@northlight.org.

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: submissions@northlight.org. 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.