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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 Openings At This Time

Apprenticeships

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.

CLOSED FOR 2022 – Summer Education & Teaching Artist Apprentices 

Chicago Children’s Theatre is looking for college students and young adults ages 18-23 to join our summer camp team as Apprentices! Apprentices will gain work experience in arts education by directly working with children and teaching artists every day. Additionally, they will set goals and become aware of their growth throughout the summer, all while meeting professional educators and artists in the industry through their work at Chicago Children’s Theatre. This is an educational apprenticeship, and is eligible for college credit with participating institutions. Paid opportunities are also available; more details will be provided if you are selected for an interview.

Counselors In Training (CIT’s)

Are you an 8-12th grader looking for some hands-on work experience this summer? If you are interested in working with kids and learning about theatre by working with professional theatre artists in Chicago, come on over to Chicago Children’s Theatre for the summer and participate in our Counselor in Training (CIT) program! 

Through this opportunity, you can earn community service credits. Paid opportunities may be available, more information will be provided if you are selected to be interviewed. CITs will be selected for 2-8 weeks of camp assistance based on their age, interests, and availability.

CCT Job Posting – Counselor in Training (PDF)

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 casting@chicagochildrenstheatre.org. 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 wbishop@chicagochildrenstheatre.org. 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 artistic@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

For Teaching Artists

Apply To Be A CCT Teaching Artist

 

For Arts Administration Professionals

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

No calls please.

Chicago Children’s Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. AA/EOE

Chicago Children’s Theatre is strongly committed to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CCT is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community. We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. CCT prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

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

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