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Become a House Host!
Love the House? Love talking to people? Want a Front of House experience for your resume? All of the above? We'd love your help! We rely on our House Hosts to perform the duties of a house manager (greeting, seating assistance, etc.), as well as to start conversations and bring communities together! Even if you've never seen a House show before but would love the chance to host, we can make that happen. You'll get a T-shirt, and you and a friend will get to watch the show for free! If you're interested, apply by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your contact information, any House shows you've seen before, what performances you'd like to host (we ask for a minimum of three for one run), and anything else you'd like us to know!
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The House Theatre of Chicago’s internship program is designed to provide a collaborative, entrepreneurial experience for aspiring young theatremakers. The House is looking for undergraduate students, and recent college graduates interested in learning about and participating in the day-to-day functions of a growing professional theater. Our interns work directly with their department directors to advance the initiatives of each department, and collaboratively across departments with other staff and members of their internship class.
Successful candidates will be self-starters and strong communicators who are confident in their interpersonal skills and have a passion for the work of The House and its unique storytelling style. They will also be familiar with Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite.
All internships are 12-20 hours per week, including additional hours for special events. Internships are unpaid; college credit may be arranged through your institution.
All internships require you to bring your own laptop.
SUMMER 2017 INTERNSHIPS
The internship may have a negotiable start and end dates. The minimum term is currently eight weeks. The intern will have the opportunity for feedback and goal-planning during bi-weekly check-ins with production manager. The intern must commit to 8-12 hours each week during regular office hours (M-F 9am-5pm). Some evenings and weekends required during technical rehearsals. Interns will receive hands-on training and will have a direct impact on each production. Interns will also have the opportunity to craft their own experience by creating their own independent projects within the production department.
General office administration including, but not limited to, processing expense reports and check requests, drafting contracts, generating financial reports, maintaining electronic and paper file systems, maintaining production calendars and ordering supplies. Intern will attend all production meetings and assist at technical rehearsals, which may be outside regular office hours. Other duties may include assisting production staff heads and assisting at load-in and load-out.
The ideal candidate is an undergraduate or recent graduate in theatre looking for practical production management experience in an office environment and has a strong desire to learn about production management and an interest in pursuing production management as a career.
Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
A positive attitude and a passion for making great theatre
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications by email to the production manager, Jeremy Wilson at email@example.com. Please include “[Intern application]” in the subject line.
Interested in appearing on stage at The House? Audition notices are posted on the Chicago Plays website and occasionally via our Facebook page, too. You can also submit your headshot and resume electronically to:
Marika Mashburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We occasionally need help sawing wood and hammering nails in the week before a show. If you want to assist with some carpentry for the arts, contact production manager Jeremy Wilson. email@example.com
Are you excellent at cold-calling? Do you just love licking envelopes? If you’d like to contribute your time during one of The House’s subscription or donation campaigns, or have other skills you can contribute and think we need to know about, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!