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Northlight Theatre Spring Internships - Casting & Artistic Administration Intern

Job Title: Casting & Artistic Administration Intern

Dates: Spring 2020: Monday, January 6 – Friday, May 15, 2020

Pay: $250 stipend

Deadline to apply: November 11, 2019


Overall Description: Working under the Literary Manager & Casting Associate and Artistic Programs Manager, the artistic intern will perform a variety of tasks related to the Artistic Department of Northlight Theatre with an emphasis on artistic administration, casting, dramaturgy, and literary management.

Experience Includes:

  • Opportunities to interface with Northlight Theatre staff in all departments, including Artistic Director B.J. Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans.
  • Career development workshops such as resume building, interviewing skills, etc., and mentorship in pursuing theatre as a career
  • One-on-one meetings with selected professionals in Chicago theatre.
  • Discounts and complimentary tickets to professional productions in Chicago.
  • Attending Northlight Opening Nights.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 15-18 hours weekly; days/times flexible
  • Observe and assist with auditions and casting processes as needed. Flexible daytime weekday availability preferred.
  • Updating Northlight casting database, organizing headshot submissions, and filing and updating actor information.
  • Organizing the flow of scripts through the department by reading, filing scripts and writing evaluations.
  • Assisting in the development of new works by attending new play development meetings with writers and directors, rehearsals, and readings.
  • Working with marketing to provide information for the season lobby displays.
  • Helping with artistic events and other short-term projects when necessary.

Skills & Requirements:

  • The best candidate will demonstrate a high level of initiative, maturity, enthusiasm, and attention to detail. Undergrads and recent graduates with an interest in literary management, casting, artistic administration, and producing should apply.
Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Northlight Theatre 9501 N Skokie Blvd Skokie, IL 60077