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.

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

AdMINISTRATION

 

Human Resources & Payroll Manager

Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time Human Resources & Payroll Manager. Working under the supervision of the Managing Director, the Human Resources & Payroll Manager  manages all aspects of Human Resources for the company, including managing hiring and  termination processes; maintaining the Employee Handbook and personnel files; and managing all  employee benefit programs. This position is responsible for all payroll functions, including the  submission of weekly payroll. The Human Resources & Payroll Manager is the permanent co-chair  of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee and is responsible for managing all EDI  programs at the theatre.

A full job description is available here.

Qualifications: A minimum of 5 years of experience in Human Resources is required, and  knowledge of non-profit business practices is strongly recommended. A familiarity with Paylocity payroll system is helpful but not essential. The successful candidate should be well organized, have  excellent analytical, communication, and technical skills. Dedication to confidentiality and good  judgement are required. Must thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment,  while maintaining a sense of humor and a positive, solution-oriented approach. 

Compensation: Compensation range is $44,000 to $46,000, 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 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 by January 9, 2022. No phone calls  please.

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PRODUCTION

Technical Director

Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time, year-round 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.

A full job description is available here.

Qualifications: Must be an able carpenter/welder with excellent management, supervisory, and communication skills. Able to evaluate designer’s drawings, cost out productions, drafting skills (manual and computer), rigging skills, and labor/time estimates. Must be able to manage active scene shop including budgeting, bidding, and administrative duties. Valid driver’s license, able to drive 25’ truck. Access to a personal vehicle is preferred. Knowledge of electronics, hydrolics and automation/motor controls a plus.

Compensation: Compensation range is $44,000 to $46,000, 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 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 by February 6, 2022. No phone calls please. 

 

Costume Supervisor

Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time, year-round Costume Supervisor. Working under the supervision of the Production Manager, the Costume Supervisor is the head of the Costume Department and is responsible for realizing and maintaining all costume design elements for cast and understudies. Supervises all Costume and Wardrobe staff, overhire, and subcontractors. Maintains all departmental work areas and manages costume inventory.

A full job description is available here.

Compensation: Compensation range is $35,000 to $37,000, 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 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 by November 1, 2021. No phone calls please.

 

Properties Designer

Northlight Theatre is currently accepting applications for properties designers for the 2021-2022 season.  Properties Designers are hired per show for fee-based employment.  Previous experience required.  Send resume to Emily Kneer, Production Manager via email humanresources@northlight.org.  No 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:

Janet Mullet
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.

There are no auditions at this time. Please check back for future updates. All casting notices will also be published on the Actors’ Equity website.

For future consideration, submit a headshot and resume to artistic@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.

About

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. Northlight interns receive a small stipend, 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. Our internship program is currently on pause until we are producing again. Please email internship@northlight.org with any questions.