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  • North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, IL, is seeking a costumer for the 2018-19 school year. The program produces two Middle School productions and three Upper School (High School) productions. Each production would be paid via stipend. The costumer would be responsible for building, designing, and pulling from the large costume stock and should be comfortable working with middle/high school age students. Please send resume and questions to Julia Macholl, Performing Arts Department Chair, at  (2/13/18)

  • The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois, is seeking an Education and Community Engagement Assistant. For more details:  (2/13/18)

  • Lake Community High School District 117 is searching for a full-time high school Fine Arts/Theatre teacher. Apply at: (4/7/18)

  • New Trier High School is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to chair our Media, Speech, and Theatre Department, staffed by eight teachers (including the Chair) and two support staff members. The Department Chair is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all departmental programs and for supervising faculty on two campuses: a freshman campus in Northfield of approximately 1,000 students and a sophomore, junior, senior campus in Winnetka of approximately 3,000 students.
    Please see the detailed posting with a link to the online application at
    . (4/7/18)

  • Skyline Studios is seeking dedicated, engaging and dynamic theater educators to teach/direct children ages 5-12 in after school performance program. The candidate must have good classroom management, inspire a passion and love of performing in a fun and non-competitive environment, and possess strong organization and communication skills. The director must prepare students to perform on stage for a final performance. Prior experience working with children and prior theater, music, and/or dance experience is preferred. All classes are held in Winnetka and surrounding North Shore. Excellent pay. Please email resumes to (4/27/18)

  • Glenbard North High School is looking for a Technical Director for the 2018-2019 school year to design and build the scenery for 3-4 shows a year, and serve as the auditorium manager. Other areas of theatrical specialization are a plus. This is a stipend position with the possibility of an AFSME clerical position with benefits during the day if needed. (4/27/18)

  • Benito Juarez Community Academy is searching for a theatre teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The position requires the teaching of drama classes, directing plays and/or musicals as well as possessing very strong technical skills. For more information, please contact Vice Pinelli, Juares Theater Director, at 773-534-7514. (4/27/18)

  • Niles North & West High Schools are seeking candidates for a part-time Theatre (70%) teaching position. Looking for dynamic theatre artists who are strong teachers. Apply at: (5/1/18)

  • Trinity High School in River Forest, IL, is seeking a full-time Music teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The choir director is responsible for planning, instruction, activities and assessments, and performances based on a college preparatory program in order to develop in each student an appreciation of the art of music as part of general culture; to teach techniques of vocal music expression; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of music; and to develop knowledge and skills in listening, reading, and analyzing music. Email your resume and cover letter to Principal Noreen Powers at Click here for complete description. (5/9/2018)

  • Woodstock High School is seeking a Tech Director for the 2018-2019 school year. This position would design and build 4 shows (2 main stage and 2 black box) and help support the talent show each year. Interested candidates should contact:
    Mr. Chris Kirkpatrick, Director of Athletics
    Woodstock High School
    501 W. South Street
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    Contact in writing by May 18 for full consideration or check the website. (5/10/18)

  • Woodstock High School is seeking a Drama Director for the 2018-2019 school year. This position would lead a program which performs 6 shows each year. Director would be expected to direct 2 shows and a musical, supervise an assistant director, guide a tech director and costumer, and advise the director of the Variety Cabaret (talent show).
    Interested candidates should contact:
    Mr. Chris Kirkpatrick, Director of Athletics
    Woodstock High School
    501 W. South Street
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    Contact in writing by May 15 for full consideration or check the website. (5/10/18)

  • Prospect High School is looking for a Technical Director for the 2018-2019 school year to design/build the scenery and design lights/sound for three shows a year, as well as serve as the Variety Show and Dance Concert Technical Director. Willing to break up the position into three parts (build/design, sound, and lights). Please contact Fine Arts Coordinator Jeremy Morton ( if you are interested or know someone who might be interested. (5/18/18)


  • Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre will hold auditions for The Little Mermaid, on Tuesday May 29 and Wednesday May 30 at 7 p.m. Actors need only attend one of the audition dates. Callbacks will be held on Thursday May 31 at 7 p.m. Casting is for actors 12 years of age and older. For more information, call the box office at 815-836-5500 or access the PLT Web site:, Twitter: @pltlewisu, and Facebook: Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre. The Philip Lynch Theatre is located on the main campus of Lewis University on Route 53 in Romeoville, IL.  (4/23/18)

  • Western Illinois University's Department of Theatre and Dance announces Musical Theatre BFA Auditions for the incoming class of 2019.
    On the Macomb Campus: November 10, 2018; February 9, 2019; March 23, 2019
    On the Quad Cities Campus: January 19, 2019
    For Audition Protocol and/or more information please contact: Lysa Fox, Head of Musical Theatre, or call 309-298-1543. (4/23/18)

  • Putting On Productions announces auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Auditions will be held by appointment only on May 17 and May 20 for ages 8-adult. Prepare 16 bar of a song for auditions and be ready to learn a dance routine and deliver a cold read. Complete details available at (4/27/18)

  • Small Town Theatrics announces auditions for Newsies. The production is a community theatre production that will be taking place at the Coal City Performing Arts Center. Performances are July 26-29, 2018. Auditions will be held at the Coal City Performing Arts Center, 655 W. Division St, Coal City, IL 60416. Come prepared with 32-bars of any musical number of your choice. Please bring 2 copies of the sheet music (one for the accompanist and one for the directors). An accompanist will be provided. Additional information available at (5/2/18)

  • Eureka College Theatre invites Illinois High School students to submit a ten-minute play for their 6th annual Illinois High School Ten Minute Play Festival. Eureka College Theatre will provide a director and actors for a production of selected plays on January 25 & 26, 2019. All submissions must be received by midnight on September 4, 2018. Winners will be notified in mid-November. Contact Eureka College Theatre for further details.
    Guidelines for the submission:
    • Current Illinois high school students only; Classes of 2018-2021
    • Multiple submissions per author are accepted
    • 10-minute play, which is usually 8-13 pages long
    • No maximum characters, but keep in mind we only choose plays we can produce
    • Submit a standard format PDF with no identifier  (5/9/18)

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