Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Expires: 09/13/18

Job Dates

May-August 2018


Contact for Details

As an intern in Chicago Shakespeare Theaters Production department, you will be joining a world-class group of artisans, craftspeople, carpenters, and technicians. Together, the Production Management, Stage Management, Scenic, Props, Costumes, Lighting, Sound and Wigs departments execute the visions of the many directors and designers who come through Chicago Shakespeares doors. With the opening of The Yard in 2017, the Production department looks forward to further innovation in our new flexible performance space.

Chicago Shakespeares Production Office Interns are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility and have the opportunity to play an integral role in the Theaters Production Management Department. They assist the Production Office staff with finances, research, scheduling, and a variety of other projects.

The Production Office Internship will ideally begin in May or June. The exact start and end dates are negotiable. Internship hours range from part to full time. All internship candidates must be available to work a minimum of 24 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks in order for this experience to be a worthwhile educational endeavor. Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization. We especially encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Desired Skills and Experience

Minimum two years undergraduate education with successful completion of coursework related to Theatre Management/Administration
Familiarity with backstage terminology, schedules, and safety procedures
Working knowledge of office equipment
Well-versed in MS Office Suite programs
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Flexibility and ability to work within tight deadlines
Detail-oriented and organized
Willingness to learn and work as part of a team
Interest in taking on leadership roles
Self-starter, willing to take on specific projects or tasks and see them through to completion
Internship Responsibilities

Conduct research for special projects
Assist Production Office Manager with financial records and reconciliation
Help prepare season paperwork (calendars, contact sheets, etc.)
Support with meeting and event set-up
General office assistance- shipping/receiving, mail distribution, stocking supplies, filing
Other special projects to be determined based on interns strengths and interests
Benefits include:

A modest travel stipend
College credit as available through a students academic institution
Complimentary tickets to CST performances
A review of the interns resume and portfolio with CST Staff Members
Invitations to company-wide events with actors, designers and other artists
Free and reduced-price tickets to other Chicago theaters through "industry" offers
Unfortunately we are not able to provide housing.
Application Process
To be considered for a Production Office Internship with Chicago Shakespeare, please prepare the following to upload through our application form:

A cover letter stating:
Your specific interest/s in this particular internship
Your available start and end dates
Hourly time commitment each week
How you hope this internship will support your future goals
A current CV or resume describing relevant experience
Two letters of academic and/or professional reference (Please note that if your references would like to submit their letters to Chicago Shakespeare directly, they should be emailed to productionintern@chicagoshakes.com.)
If you wish to receive college credit for this internship, please include an outline of your school's requirements.


Chris Plevin

Director of Production


Business Address

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

800 E. Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

Posted: 03/13/2018 10:44:10 EST

Last Updated: 03/13/2018 13:00 EST

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