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There are no open positions at this time.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a House Host!

Love the House? Love talking to people? Want a Front of House experience for your resume? All of the above? We'd love your help! We rely on our House Hosts to perform the duties of a house manager (greeting, seating assistance, etc.), as well as to start conversations and bring communities together! Even if you've never seen a House show before but would love the chance to host, we can make that happen. You'll get a T-shirt, and you and a friend will get to watch the show for free! If you're interested, apply by sending us an email at boxoffice@thehousetheatre.com. Be sure to include your contact information, any House shows you've seen before, what performances you'd like to host (we ask for a minimum of three for one run), and anything else you'd like us to know! 

 

 

INTERNSHIPS 

 

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN 2018.
 

The House Theatre of Chicago’s internship program is designed to provide a collaborative, entrepreneurial experience for aspiring young theatremakers. The House is looking for undergraduate students, and recent college graduates interested in learning about and participating in the day-to-day functions of a growing professional theater. Our interns work directly with their department directors to advance the initiatives of each department, and collaboratively across departments with other staff and members of their internship class.
 

Successful candidates will be self-starters and strong communicators who are confident in their interpersonal skills and have a passion for the work of The House and its unique storytelling style. They will also be familiar with Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite.

All internships are 12-20 hours per week, including additional hours for special events. Internships are unpaid; college credit may be arranged through your institution.

All internships require you to bring your own laptop.

Internship Benefits

  • Tickets to House productions
  • Experience working in an open learning environment for a nonprofit arts organization
  • And opportunity to meet and work with established artists, nonprofit professionals and our outstanding board of directors.
  • Possibility of college credit

 

Production Management Intern
This position will work closely with the Director of Production the Assistant Production Manager.  Interns will receive hands-on training and will have a direct impact on each production.  Interns will also have the opportunity to craft their own experience by creating their own independent projects within the production department.

 

 

Time Commitment

The internship may have a negotiable start and end dates.  The minimum term is currently eight weeks.  The intern must commit to 8-12 hours each week during regular office hours (M-F 9am-5pm).  Some evenings and weekends required during technical rehearsals.  

 

Responsibilities

  • General office administration including, but not limited to:
  • Processing expense reports and check requests
  • Drafting contracts
  • Generating financial reports
  • Maintaining electronic and paper file systems
  • Maintaining production calendars
  • Ordering supplies.  
  • Attend all production meetings and assist at technical rehearsals, which may be outside regular office hours.  
  • Other duties may include assisting production staff heads and assisting at load-in and load-out.
  • The intern will have the opportunity for feedback and goal-planning during bi-weekly check-ins with production manager.  

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate is an undergraduate or recent graduate in theatre looking for practical production management experience in an office environment and has a strong desire to learn about production management and an interest in pursuing production management as a career.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel preferred.  A positive attitude and a passion for making great theatre


Application Deadline: Please submit resume and cover letter as PDFs via email to jeremy (at) thehousetheatre.com by Friday, November 17, 2017. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Development (Fundraising) Intern
 

This position will work closely with the Development Manager and Managing Director on event planning and fundraising. Duties will include donor communications, database management and support in the planning and execution of our annual benefit on March 3, 2018.

 

Time Commitment

January 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018: 10-12 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible, though most work should take place on weekdays during normal office hours (Monday-Friday between 9a-5p). The week surrounding the event (February 28th- March 7th) additional hours may be required, and full availability is required for the day of the event (March 3). Exceptions can be made for other commitments. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Interest in event management and donor relations
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage deadlines
  • Comfortable or willing to learn how to make cold calls
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word and Google Drive
  • Experience using Total Info would be a plus
  • An extroverted person will be most comfortable in this role
 

Responsibilities

  • Support the Annual Fundraising Benefit Event
  • Reach out to businesses and individuals to ask for auction donations
  • Track the receipt and delivery of items to silent auction winners
  • Prepare items and forms for display at event.
  • Assist with other event-related tasks such as event promotion, décor, volunteer coordination and other logistics.
  • Day of event: help with set-up, breakdown, and coordination of the Silent Auction
  • Prepare and send acknowledgments
  • Make calls to donors and businesses regarding donations
  • Log donor activities in database
 

Application Deadline: Please submit resume and cover letter as PDFs via email to lizzie (at) thehousetheatre.com by Friday, November 17, 2017. No phone calls, please.

 

Marketing and Audience Development Intern

This position will work primarily with the Director of Marketing and Audience Development to promote The House Theatre of Chicago and its programs to new and existing audiences. The internship will provide exposure to a wide range of tactics and methods including Ad buys, Email campaigns, direct promotion and sales, group outreach and more.

 

Time Commitment

Minimum ten (10) weeks. Must plan to attend orientation the afternoon/evening of January 19, 2018. Approximately 12-20 hours per week on weekdays during normal office hours (Monday-Friday between 10a-6p), with additional hours for special events and rehearsal/performance attendance.

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • An organized self-starter with an interest in talking to Chicago theatre audiences.
  • Innovative and bold communication skills
 

Responsibilities

  • Target Research
    • Identify potential targets
    • Research targets
    • Assist with communications strategy and messages
  • E-Communications
    • Promotional emails
    • Reporting open and click-thru rates
    • Social Media management
  • Partnership outreach
    • Promotion creation
    • Including targeted messaging
  • Graphic layout
    • Media selections (photo and video)
  • Events
    • Support Open House events and Opening Nights
  • General
    • Attend Marketing Committee Meetings
    • Attend Staff Meetings as available
    • Attend weekly Marketing/Mng. Dir. meeting as available
 

Application Deadline: Please submit resume and cover letter as PDFs via email to chelsea (at) thehousetheatre.com by Friday, November 17, 2017. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Management and Administration Intern
 

This position will work closely with the Managing Director and the Finance and Operations Manager to support key administrative functions within the organization.

 

Time Commitment

Minimum ten (10) weeks. Must plan to attend orientation the afternoon/evening of January 19, 2018. Approximately 12-20 hours per week on weekdays during normal office hours (Monday-Friday between 9a-5p), with additional hours for special events and rehearsal/performance attendance.

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Interest in theatre management/administration as a career
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word and Google Drive
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks accounting software preferred
 

Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in organizing the new administrative offices.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate systems to ensure an efficient workplace.
  • Assist in developing a structure around space rentals, researching prospects for rehearsal and scene shop rentals.
  • Support special events including:
  • Annual fundraising benefit
  • Opening of our new office headquarters
  • Performance opening nights
  • Assist Managing Director with professional scheduling and administering office procedures.
  • Support revision and further development of employee handbook.
  • Develop a facility manual in collaboration with the production department.
  • Support documentation and administration of education initiatives.
  • Coordinate and systematize the House Theatre internship program.
  • Assist the Finance Department with accounts payable.
  • Assist with human resources, benefits and vacation administration.
 

Application Deadline: Please submit resume and cover letter as PDFs via email to derrik (at) thehousetheatre.com by Friday, November 17, 2017. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Casting 

Interested in appearing on stage at The House? Audition notices are posted on the Chicago Plays website and occasionally via our Facebook page, too. You can also submit your headshot and resume electronically to:

Marika Mashburn at casting@thehousetheatre.com.

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Set Building

 

We occasionally need help sawing wood and hammering nails in the week before a show. If you want to assist with some carpentry for the arts, contact production manager Jeremy Wilson. jeremy@thehousetheatre.com

 

 

Other Opportunities

 

Are you excellent at cold-calling? Do you just love licking envelopes? If you’d like to contribute your time during one of The House’s subscription or donation campaigns, or have other skills you can contribute and think we need to know about, please email us at info@thehousetheatre.com!