Illinois Shakespeare Festival
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Technical Positions Available!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Season.

Technical positions available include:

  • Shop Foreman/Changeover Supervisor
  • Lead Carpenter/Welders
  • Carpenters
  • Scenic Artists
  • Prop Artisans
  • Cutter/Drapers
  • First Hands
  • Stitchers
  • Costume Craft Technicians
  • Non-Equity Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers

For specific details on the above positions, please visit

Internships are also available in Scenery, Scenic Art, Props, Lighting, Costumes and Production Assistant areas. All intern positions are full season. While internships are unpaid, housing is provided at no cost, and six hours of course credit is earned from Illinois State University free of tuition or fees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with names and contact information for three references via email to Shawn Malott, Production Manager at no later than March 1, 2015. Please submit all materials electronically. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed as they are received and positions may be filled prior to the March 1 application deadline.

The Festival plays to audiences of over 10,000 every summer and operates under an Actors' Equity Association U/RTA Tier I contract. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contract Dates

The Festival technical staffs are typically contracted either for the build period from May 16 until July 10 or for the full season from May 16 until August 17.

Supervisors are generally asked to arrive a few days earlier. The Illinois Shakespeare Festival employees between 60-75 technicians each summer. Housing is available at a nominal cost.

Illinois State University is an EOE/AA employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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