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

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Reporting to the Director of of Marketing and Communications, the Marketing Coordinator works toward expanding awareness of Northlight’s mainstage productions and auxiliary programs. This individual will participate in the formulation and implementation of institutional and show-specific marketing plans, and will creatively seek new, innovative ways to engage current patrons, attract new patrons, and strengthen the Northlight brand. The Marketing Coordinator is a member of the Northlight team and provides support as needed for all 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 managing social media strategies and campaign building for social platforms required. Fluency in Microsoft Office, Google tools (docs, Analytics), MailChimp (or similar), and a photo/image editing program required. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Google Ad Grants, WordPress a plus. Must be an efficient multi-tasker comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, with a positive and professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills. Excellent writing skills, including confidence with copy editing and proofreading required.  

Job Location: This position will include some onsite work 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 $35,000 to $38,000 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 overtime compensation (non-exempt) and 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. 

 

ARTISTIC FELLOW

Overall Description: The Artistic Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for an early-career theatre maker interested in working as an artistic leader in the theatre. Under the supervision of the Artistic Director, 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 at a midsize arts institution. The Artistic Fellow will expand the perspectives of the artistic team as an integral member for one full season (September – August) and will represent Northlight in the Chicago theatre community. As this is a professional development opportunity, schedule and attendance at specific rehearsals, performances, and other theatre events will be determined based on the mutual agreement of Northlight and the Artistic Fellow.

A full job description is available here.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attend first rehearsals, designer runs, final dress and other performances of Northlight productions as needed and provide feedback to the Artistic Director.
  • Assist with season planning by reading plays for consideration and contributing to Northlight’s Literary Circle; advising on writers to be commissioned, and attending weekly artistic meetings when available
  • Lead discussions and audience engagement events around Northlight programs as mutually agreed.
  • Assist with casting, including attending auditions and engaging in season casting conversations.
  • Participate in the mainstage season as mutually agreed upon, i.e. an assistant director, dramaturg, or other production support.
  • Actively foster relationships with directors and writers, with a view to future workshops and productions at Northlight.
  • Assist the Artistic Team with developing Northlight’s artistic programs in line with the company’s vision and mission statements within given resources.
  • Shadow artistic director on a variety of leadership meetings; administrative meetings, donor asks, special events, city planning meetings (new space), etc. 
  • Meet with key staff in education, marketing, advancement, production, and general management/finance.
  • Participate in regular check-ins with the Community Engagement Manager who oversees Northlight’s professional training programs to ensure goals and needs of the Fellow are being met.

Eligibility: 

  • BIPOC, transgender, gender-non-conforming, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in a theatrical discipline or at least two years’ experience in a professional theatre.
  • Reside in (or be able to relocate to) the Chicago area.
  • Have a strong desire to work in an artistic department at a mid-sized theatre.

Compensation:
During their tenure of September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023, Fellows receive:

  • A stipend of $5,000 which includes an honorarium and transportation allowance.
  • Professional Development and networking opportunities.
  • Discounted and free tickets to area theatres.

To Apply:
Please send a brief cover letter stating your interest in Northlight Theatre and your goals for this fellowship. Please also include a resume and three references. Application can be sent to: humanresources@northlight.org. Applications are due by July 15, 2022.


PRODUCTION

Wardrobe Crew

Northlight Theatre is seeking Wardrobe Run Crew for hourly employment beginning in July 2022. Previous experience required, rate $17.25/hour. Accepting applications immediately. Send resume to Emily Kneer, Production Manager via email at humanresources@northlight.org. A full job description is available here. No calls please.

Working under the supervision of the Production Manager, Costume  Supervisor, and Stage Manager, Wardrobe is responsible for running all costume shifts, quick  changes, and handoffs during each performance. This person is responsible for doing all show  laundry at the facility, and maintains all wardrobe pieces throughout the run, in coordination with  the Costume Supervisor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Attend all technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and technical note sessions, communicate concerns and solutions, and execute all resulting notes in a timely fashion.
  • Assist the Costume Supervisor in preparing and striking all wardrobe areas and dressing  rooms, as well as help with fittings and notes when hours allow for it.  
  • Create and maintain any and all paperwork necessary to running Costumes for the  production, including but not limited to run sheets, scene-by-scene breakdowns, and  piece lists. 
  • Run the wardrobe track through tech, previews and all performances as well as  rehearsals during the run within the weekly allowance of hours. Wardrobe may be asked  to assist in deck cues that are not wardrobe-related. 
  • Wear appropriate black clothing or costume as determined on a per show basis while  running each performance. 
  • Do all show laundry as needed at the facility and track dry cleaning, as required by the  costume plot. 
  • Assist in maintaining wigs as determined by the Costume Supervisor. 
  • Assist with the strike of each show, which may include the restoration of rented costumes, restocking inventory, washing and storing dressing room linens, etc.
  • Support all other Northlight activities such as Reading Series, One Night Eventseducational programming, publicity or press appearances, fundraising events, etc. if so  requested and mutually agreed. 
  • Follow Northlight safety practices, and maintain all wardrobe work areas in a safe and  organized state. Use all equipment safely. 
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Costume Supervisor or Production  Manager. 
  • Work within time and budgetary parameters as provided by the Production Manager.
  • Adhere to Northlight policies as listed in Employee Handbook and Director/Designer  Handbook. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be able to act as dresser to all actors, assist with quick changes backstage and  perform basic run duties. Must be able to perform wardrobe maintenance, and maintain  accurate run paperwork. Good sewing and organizational skills required. 

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:

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 for Northlight Theatre are scheduled annually through Actors’ Equity Association. Information regarding these auditions will be posted on the AEA website. 

There are no open applications at the moment, but actors may submit updated headshots and resumes to artistic@northlight.org for future consideration.

Youth Associates

Applications are now closed for the Youth Associate Positions. We will be contacting applicants about interviews and making a final hiring decision by June 10th.

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.