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Employment Opportunities

There are no open staff positions at this time. 


Volunteer Opportunities

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 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.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to by May 5.



Dates are flexible around your school commitments


Open House Intern

The Open House Intern chronicles the development and production process of a show, generating narrative and visual content about the process and artists to share with audiences and potential audiences. The Internship provides exposure to connectivity between Artistic and Marketing departments through multi-media content generation. This intern works primarily with the Director of Audience Development with additional regular interfacing with production team leaders and artistic staff.


The role is ideal for those interested in artistic process, dramaturgy, and audience engagement techniques. Candidates should be:

  • Highly motivated creative writer and documentarian
  • Interested in the new play process
  • Familiar with the theatre from a rehearsal and production point of view
  • Experienced with video and photo capture and editing; visual storytelling
  • Passionate for The House and its unique style of work


  • Story creation & Media creation
  • Photo journaling of rehearsals and special events
  • Short, informal essay writing (blog posts)
  • Video storyboarding, capturing, and editing
  • Documents events for social media sharing
  • Staff audience engagement events as needed
  • Track metrics for event attendance, social media interaction



Marketing and Audience Development Intern

The Marketing and Audience Development Intern promotes The House and its programs to new and existing audiences. The Internship provides exposure to a wide range of tactics and methods including ad buys, email campaigns, direct promotion and sales, groups outreach and more, including an introduction to budgets on both income and expense tracking sides. Intern will also learn about brand identity and representation. This position works primarily with the Director of Audience Development during weekday office hours.



The role is ideal for those interested in new plays and identifying audiences for specific cultural programs.  Candidates should be:

  • Organized self-starter
  • Interested in talking to Chicago theatre audiences
  • Innovative and bold communicator
  • Passionate for The House, its brand, and its unique style of work


  • Target Research
  • Assist with e-communications strategy and messages
  • Partnership outreach
  • Media selections (photo and video)
  • Social Media messaging, and tracking
  • Events Support
  • Attend Marketing Committee Meetings, Staff Meetings as available




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







Set Building


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.



Other Opportunities


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!