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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ADMINISTRATIVE

Patron Services Associate 

Now Hiring:  Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time Patron Services Associate. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Patron Services Associate works to enhance the Northlight patron experience by providing customized, Northlight-specific support within the Box Office of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. This individual will be trained in Northlight practices and policies as well as in the Box Office/Ticketmaster ticketing system, in order to bridge the gap between the administrative office and ticketing services, thus providing a swifter and more efficient experience for patrons. The Patron Services Associate is a member of the Northlight team and provides support as needed for institutional programs.

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: Minimum 1 year experience in customer service oriented-position. Fluency in Microsoft Office and Google docs – particularly a strong working knowledge of Excel/spreadsheets. Experience with Ticketmaster or other Box Office software preferred. Familiarity with MailChimp (or similar) a plus. Must be an efficient multi-tasker, comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, the ability to be self-directed as well as collaborate with others, with strong interpersonal skills and a positive and professional demeanor.  

Schedule & Job Location: Regularly Tue-Sat 10 am-6 pm (with exceptions for Opening Nights & select special events) onsite at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. 

Compensation: Compensation range is $38,000 to $42,000 annually, competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry, and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. This position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental  and vision insurance and paid time off. Collaborative environment with 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


ADMINISTRATIVE

Grants Manager 

Now Hiring: Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time Grants Manager. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Grants Manager is responsible for supporting the grant program at Northlight for all campaigns, including maintaining a master calendar of all reporting and filing deadlines; researching and writing new grant opportunities; and the completion of renewing grants.  The Grants Manager researches new corporate and government grant opportunities and writes LOIs and narrative reports for those as assigned.

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 a Donor Database System required; Raiser’s Edge preferred. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to plan ahead to ensure deadlines are met in a timely fashion. This position needs to communicate well with staff and grant providers.

Job Location: This position is expected to work a hybrid schedule including time 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 $40,000 to $45,000 annually, competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry, and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. This position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid time off. High energy, 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. 


ADMINISTRATIVE

Director of Advancement 

Now Hiring: Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time Director of Advancement. Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan for the Theatre in coordination with the Capital Campaign; supervising the Advancement staff; and recruiting and managing the Board of Trustees & Advisory Council in conjunction with the Executive Director. This senior position partners with the Theatre’s leadership to ensure financial stability and to build strong community relationships. The Director of Advancement frequently represents the Theatre with key stakeholders, community members, donors, and organizational allies.

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: Must have at least 8 years’ experience in fundraising/development with a proven track record of success in securing gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other sources. Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills. Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team with demonstrated leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse projects and complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision. Excellent verbal, writing, listening and collaborative skills.  Ability to effectively manage staff, and to develop and execute a business plan for the department. Car and valid drivers’ license required.

Job Location: This position will include onsite work at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, with flexible hours including nights and weekends at multiple sites, including the theatre and meetings with donors & community members at various locations. Limited remote work is possible. Exact onsite/remote work schedule will be determined based on department needs and staff member preference.

Compensation: Compensation range is $80,000 to $90,000 annually, competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry, and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. This position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid time off. 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. 


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

Northlight Theatre is offering two 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 the form below. This opportunity is open only to students currently in grades 10-12. You must be available for all of the dates and times below. The application deadline is April 28, 2023. We will let you know if you have made it to the next step in the application process, which includes a short, informal Zoom or phone interview with Northlight staff.

Northlight Youth Associate Program 2023:
June 26 – August 4
Tuesday – Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm (flexible)
approx. 16 hours per week
$15/hour

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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.