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.




Technical Director

Northlight Theatre seeks an experienced full-time Technical Director. Working under the supervision of the Production Manager, the Technical Director is responsible for insuring that the best possible product goes on stage through implementing all scenic technical requirements within the pre-established budget parameters. The Technical Director is also responsible for the management of the Northlight Scene Shop. Full job posting with required qualifications and benefits is available here. Complete job description is available here. Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing your specific skills related to this position to 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.


Properties Designer

Northlight Theatre is currently accepting applications for property designers for the 2018-2019 season.  Properties Designers are hired on a per show basis for fee-based employment.  Previous experience required. Please send resume and cover letter to Scott Miller, Production Manager via email  A job description can be found here. 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 for Curve of Departure and Into the Breeches are Monday, April 2, 2018 at Paskal Rudnicke Casting, 10 W Hubbard St, Suite 2N, Chicago. Equity Members may sign up for appointment in the member portal beginning Monday, February 19th at noon.

Northlight Theatre is interested in seeing all actors at this EPA: actors of ethnicity, gender identification, and age are encouraged to audition, regardless of character descriptions for the plays in our upcoming season.

We would like to see monologues/sides from the 2018-19 season plays. Monologues are available in the link below.

This audition and breakdown is also posted on the Actor’s Equity website or found here.

All scripts will be available at the AEA office and at Northlight. If coming to Northlight for scripts, enter through the box office door and dial 0 for the receptionist. 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:

Curve of Departure and Into the Breeches Monologues


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.

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.




Dramaturgy & Literary Management

Casting & Artistic Administration


Education & Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist Apprentice

Applications for Fall Internship Programs will be accepted starting July 1, 2018. Please check back then for more information.


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)

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.