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Associate Artistic Director

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Associate Artistic Director


Now Hiring: Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time Associate Artistic Director. Working under the supervision of the Artistic Director, the Associate Artistic Director is a senior level position working in partnership with the Artistic Director to curate and implement all artistic programming. This includes season selection; cultivating and managing artist relationships; curating & managing Interplay readings and workshops; addressing rehearsal needs; and actively participating in audience engagement and outreach initiatives. This position serves as one of the public faces of the Artistic team of the theatre.

A full job description is available on our website at

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:

Qualifications: At least 7 years of relevant experience. Must have strong connections within the theatre community; connections that have resulted in bringing new voices to the American Theatre. Demonstrated experience in nurturing new playwrights; commissioning, developing and producing new work. Experience in creatively expanding audiences through outreach and engagement activities; activities that connect the theatre with the greater community. Though not required, access to a personal vehicle and valid driver's license is recommended.

Job Location: This position will include onsite work at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, as well as seeing shows at other area theatres, meeting with local artists onsite and off, and some travel to see theatre and meet with colleagues nationally. Some remote work is possible. Exact onsite/remote work schedule will be determined based on department needs and staff member preference.

Compensation: Compensation range is $55,000 to $60,000 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 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 No phone calls please.

Contact Info:
Earl Solomon
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Skokie, IL