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.


Artistic Fellow
The Artistic Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for an early-career theatre maker interested in working as an artistic leader in the theatre. The fellow will work alongside the Artistic Director and the Artistic staff while providing support to Northlight’s artists on mainstage productions, the Interplay series, season planning and any additional artistic programming.  This experience will provide mentorship, training, and experience for a future leader of color at a midsize arts institution. The Artistic Fellow will expand the perspectives of the artistic team as an integral member for one full season (August – July) and will represent Northlight in the Chicago theatre community. Complete job description, eligibility and compensation can be found here.

To apply, eligible candidates should send a brief cover letter stating your interest in Northlight Theatre and your goals for this fellowship. Please also include a resume and 3 references. Application can be sent to Applications are due by June 1, 2019.


Artistic Programs Manager
Northlight Theatre in Skokie, IL seeks a full-time Artistic Programs Manager. This position reports to the Artistic Director and provides support for all artistic programming and the Artistic Director, from season selection to artist relationships to rehearsal needs. A key member of the Artistic staff, this position manages programs including Interplay, dramaturgy, and internships as well as producing artistic content for interdepartmental needs and serving as one of the faces of the Artistic team of the theatre. Complete job description can be found here.

Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience and three listed references via email to by June 14, 2019. No phone calls please.



Production Assistant
Northlight Theatre is seeking non-union Production Assistants for the 2019/2020 season, beginning in August 2019. Working under the supervision of the Stage Manager, the Production Assistant is responsible for attending rehearsals and performances, tracking props, and assisting the Stage Manager in their duties. Previous stage management experience required. Experience with props and costumes are a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to Scott Miller, Production Manager at No 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.



Northlight welcomes resumes from designers and technicians. Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities. For positions not listed above, please send resumes to:

Janet Mullet
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077


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.

For future consideration please submit headshot and resume to with your name in the subject line as such: “FirstName LastName – Submission”

Or mail a hard copy of your headshot and resume to:

Kristen Osborn, Literary & Casting Associate
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

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.




Education & Teaching Artist
Casting & Artistic
Advancement (Development)
Literary Management & Dramaturgy

Applications are due by May 6. Start dates for summer internships are flexible though most departments start in June.


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.