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


Chicago Children’s Theatre is looking for college students and young adults ages 20-24 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. 

Summer 2024 Education Apprentice Applications will be open February 1-28. Interviews will take place in March, and offers will be sent out at the end of March. Please reach out to with any questions.

Apprentice Application

Current Employment Opportunities

Nothing at this time, please check back with us!

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

For more information, contact

No calls please.

For Arts Administration Professionals

For more information, contact

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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