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Are you Interested in working with Chicago Children’s Theatre? We would love to hear from you.

Current Employment Opportunities

Chicago Children’s Theatre is currently accepting applications for the following positions. See below to review job descriptions and for information on how to apply.

No opportunities at this time


Apprenticeships at Chicago Children’s Theatre offer aspiring theatre professionals the experience of working with a professional Equity theatre company focused on arts and education for young audiences. Apprenticeship time and date requirements are mutually agreed upon and vary by season. Currently, our apprenticeships are offered with a stipend and are available for college credit. However, we are unable provide housing assistance at this time.

For Performers

Chicago Children’s Theatre will hold yearly AEA and Non-AEA General Auditions each Spring. Notices for General Auditions will be posted on the AEA website, and other audition notice boards. If you would like to submit your materials for a specific production or project, email your Headshot and Resume to Please submit:

  • your headshot (.jpg preferred)
  • resume (.pdf)

Send as separate files titled in this format: Last Name, First Name – Headshot (DATE) & Last Name, First Name – Resume (DATE)

For Designers & Technical Staff

Email your resume and a link to your portfolio to Will Bishop, Director of Production, at It is helpful for portfolios to show both production photos and process photos (i.e. models, plots, renderings, elevations, cues, etc).

For Directors, Playwrights, Composers, and Creators

Email your resume, play, music, or project information to

For Teaching Artists

Email a brief introduction along with your teaching resume to If you are applying specifically to the Red Kite Program and have experience working with children with special needs, please put “Red Kite” in the title of your email.

For Arts Administration Professionals

Please send a cover letter (emphasizing any previous arts organization &/or non-profit experience), resume, & compensation requirements to

No calls please.

Chicago Children’s Theatre is committed to recruiting & fostering a diverse community of staff. Women and traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Chicago Children’s Theatre is strongly committed to the principle of diversity & providing an equal employment opportunity in all terms and conditions of employment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, & individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age (40 & over), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Learn more about Our Staff, our current roster of Teaching Artists, and the Red Kite Project.

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