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JOB POSTINGS:

  • The historic Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center in Palatine, Illinois, is seeking qualified technicians in the area of theatre sound and/or lighting, sound engineering for concerts from choirs to full rock bands, and theatre audio. Additional Box office concierges are also needed. Come to the Job Fair at the Palatine Park District on January 8, 2018, from 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. to discuss the positions with Jeff Greene, Theatre Coordinator. Positions available are: Technical Theatre Supervisor, Tech II, Tech I, Theatre Facility Attendant, Box Office Concierge. Visit https://www.palatineparks.org/rccms/employment/  (1/3/18)

  • Chicago Public School System has several job opportunities:
    Paul Robeson High School - Contact Principal Beatty-Sevier at MVBeastty-sevier@cps.edu

    Laura Ward Elementary (K-5) - Contact Principal Bush at RRBush@cps.edu

    Edumund Burke School (K-8) - Contact Principal Biggs at jabiggs1@cps.edu

    William Seward Arts Academy (6-8) - Contact Principal Cadenas at NACadenas@cps.edu. They are currently a candidate for the IB MYP Programme. (1/9/18)

  • The Illinois Thespian Society is searching for troupe directors to serve on its Board of Directors. Available positions are: Financial Director, Communications Director, Student Leadership Director, IHSTF/ITA Liaison, Individual Events Director, Playworks Director, Honor Troupe Director, Chapter Director Emeritus, and At-Large Board Members. Please visit www.illinoisthespians.org for further details.  (1/18/18)

  • Grand Stage Company is seeking to fill the position of Rental Manager. The Rental Manager shall strive to grow the Chicago Spotlight equipment rental and production services division of Grand Stage. He/she will work with rental customers and staff to maximize customer experience and value while maintaining an orderly, safe, and efficient work environment. This includes assisting with the rental and sales warehouses, initiating customer contact, order fulfillment, equipment maintenance, and customer repairs. Please contact Matt for more information at 312-332-5611 or at reumes@grandstage.com.  (1/23/18)

  • Timber Lake Playhouse is now accepting applications for the following paid and unpaid internship positions for the 2018 Summer Season. Iinterns will be a part of the 2018 TLP Resident Company and will receive room (if from over 25 miles from the theatre) and board during their internship. For further information: casting@timberlakeplayhouse.org.
    House Management and Outreach Intern - Paid (Appointing 2)
    Administrative Intern - Unpaid:
    Directing Intern - Unpaid:
    Stage Management Intern - Unpaid:
    Choreography Intern - Unpaid:
    Food Service Intern - Unpaid  (1/24/18)

  • Lights/Props Supervisor needed at Glenbard North High School for remainder of school year effective immediately. Stipend is about $3,500. Commitment is a flexible Monday-Friday from 2:45-5:30 (sometimes later) and some Saturdays. Teaching license preferred, but only experience with theatre and stage lighting required. Contact Nathan King 630-681-3308 or nathan_king@glenbard.org.  (1/29/18)

  • Franklin Fine Arts Center (K-8 CPS magnet school) is in need of a licensed teacher to cover a drama maternity leave from April 9 through the end of the school year (June 20). Responsibilities include teaching drama connected to the national arts standards for grades K-8 and leading a student stage crew. As a magnet school with a fine arts focus, Franklin's arts classes are small (12-16 students) and the staff collaborate to include arts instruction in all academic areas. If you are interested and hold the necessary certification, please contact principal Kurt Jones at kdjones1@cps.edu.  (1/29/18)

  • North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, IL, is seeking a costumer for the 2018-19 school year. The program produces two Middle School productions and three Upper School (High School) productions. Each production would be paid via stipend. The costumer would be responsible for building, designing, and pulling from the large costume stock and should be comfortable working with middle/high school age students. Please send resume and questions to Julia Macholl, Performing Arts Department Chair, at jmacholl@nscds.org.  (2/13/18)

  • The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois, is seeking an Education and Community Engagement Assistant. For more details: https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/education-asst/.  (2/13/18)


    AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance at Western Illinois University announces:
    Auditions for our BFA Musical Theatre Program. Auditions are scheduled for 2017-18 on-campus auditions dates are:
    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    Saturday, March 24, 2018
    To set up an appointment for an audition on one of our dates, please call (309) 298-1543 or email Lysa Fox at L-Fox@wiu.edu.
    On-campus auditions are strongly preferred. However, if you are not able to come to the campus for an audition, video tapes/flipshare/youtube videos are accepted.
    Please contact Lysa Fox (Head of Musical Theatre) directly if you choose to audition by video at the following email address for further instructions: L-Fox@wiu.edu. (10/16/17)

  • Aurora University announces Theatre Scholarship Auditions and Interviews for a BA in Theatre or Musical Theatre.
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    Saturday, April 21, 2018
    Aurora University offers generous theatre scholarships to incoming students. Each scholarship is renewable at the end of the academic year for up to four years.
    More information is available at: https://aurora.edu/documents/academics/theatre/theatre-scholarship-packet-2018-2-019.pdf
    Or you can contact Stacy Joyce, Assoc. Professor of Theatre, at sjoyce@aurora.edu or 630-844-7594.  (11/16/17)

  • Students wishing to schedule an on-campus audition or interview for one of Millikin University's B.F.A. programs must first apply to and be accepted by the Office of Admissions. Once admitted, students will fill out a theatre registration form. Upon completion of the theatre registration form, students will then be able to schedule an audition or interview. Information on the application process may be found at: https://millikin.edu/applyDetailed information on audition and interview requirements can be found at: https://millikin.edu/theatre/auditions-and-interviews/audition-requirements or https://millikin.edu/theatre/auditions-and-interviews/interview-requirements.  (1/5/18)

    Theatre and Dance Campus Audition Dates:
    Monday, February 19, 2018
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Saturday, April 7, 2018

  • Millikin University announces it first Design & Production Playhouse Weekend! Over the course of two days, attendees will work with current Design & Production majors & School of Theatre & Dance faculty to conceptualize and design costumes, lighting, & scenery for a production. Attendees will also compete for a scholarship from Millikin University's College of Fine Arts! (1/22/18)

  • Timber Lake Playhouse announces auditions for resident company and single contract performers for its resident summer company that will be hired for either 12 or 14 week contracts for the full season. SINGLE SHOW CONTRACTS are available for older characters in The Full Monty and Fiddler On the Roof. They are seeking strong non-union actors to play age 50+ for the roles of Horse and Jeanette in The Full Monty and Golde, Lazar and Yente in Fiddler On the Roof. Special appointment auditions for these roles or its Resident Company may be arranged at their Chicago auditions on February 13 & 14. Please email a headshot, resume, and a link to your video reel (if available) to casting@timberlakeplayhouse.org with the subject: “Chicago Auditions.” Visit Timber Lake Playhouse's website at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org for complete information.  (1/24/18)

  • Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance announces auditions/interviews for our BFA Acting & Design Technology programs.
    http://www.vpa.niu.edu/theatre/academics/undergraduate/index.shtml
    On-Campus auditions/interviews are scheduled for:
    Monday, February 19th
    Friday, March 30th
    Friday, April 13th
    or by appointment.
    BFA Acting will also attend Unifieds:
    Chicago, February 5-8
    To set up an appointment for an audition/interview on one of the dates, please call (815) 753-8278 or email the recruitment team at BFA_Acting@niu.edu or BFA_DesignTechnology. For any additional information, click here. http://www.vpa.niu.edu/theatre/academics/auditions/index.shtml. (1/29/18)


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