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

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
5/14/2021

Now Hiring: Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time Community Engagement Manager.  Reporting to the Director of Education, the Community Engagement Manager manages and administers all community-oriented programming for the theatre, including Arts for Everyone, Professional Training Programs, community partnerships, and accessibility initiatives. The position handles audience events such as post-show discussions, library events, partnerships with bookstores and community centers, and serves as one of the faces of the theatre. The Community Engagement Manager works with Artistic staff to develop artist relationships for community-facing events and to align community activities with the artistic programs.

A full job description can be found 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: Experience in administering arts programming with knowledge of, and passion for, live theatre and community engagement required. High degree of autonomy and independent motivation essential, along with excellent collaboration and communication skills, especially cultural consciousness and diplomacy. Must be able to coordinate multiple projects and be comfortable with public speaking. Experience in working with neurodiverse individuals, individuals with physical disabilities, youth or senior citizens a plus. This position requires transportation to multiple job sites across the Chicagoland area. Though not required, a personal vehicle and valid driver’s license is recommended.

Compensation: Compensation range is $34,000 to $36,000, 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 non-exempt, and 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 by June 23, 2021. No phone calls please.

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PRODUCTION

Stage Crew
Northlight Theatre is seeking stage crew including stage hands and floor managers for hourly employment in the 2021-2022 season beginning in September 2021.  Stage carpentry experience is a plus. Previous experience required. Accepting resumes immediately.  Send resume to Emily Kneer, Production Manager via email humanresources@northlight.org.  No calls please.

Wardrobe Run Crew
Northlight Theatre is seeking a Wardrobe Run Crew for hourly employment in the 2021-2022 season beginning in September 2021. Sewing skills a must. Makeup and Wig experience is a plus. Previous experience required. Accepting resumes immediately.  Send resume to Emily Kneer, Production Manager via email humanresources@northlight.org. No calls please.

Properties Designers
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.

Audio/Visual Supervisor
6/7/2021

Now Hiring: Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time, year-round Audio/Visual Supervisor. Working under the supervision of the Production Manager, the A/V Supervisor is head of the A/V Department and is responsible for implementing and maintaining all sound and projection design elements from pre-production through strike, including running the shows. This person manages any A/V staff, overhire, and subcontractors, as well as maintains all departmental work areas and A/V inventory.

A full job description can be found 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 previous experience as a sound engineer. Requires knowledge of theatrical sound systems including mixing consoles, graphic equalizers, amplifiers, microphones, speakers, monitors, audio decks, projectors, common projection software, and basic cabling. Must be able to read a sound plot and able to troubleshoot sound problems. Must have hands-on familiarity with standard theatrical sound equipment and wiring. Requires knowledge of projection equipment, and associated programs. Must be able to climb the grid to work on sound equipment as needed.  Must be able to lift 35+ pounds and have a valid driver’s license.

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 July 4, 2021. No phone calls please.

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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, you may email your headshot and resume to epa@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.