The 2024 Illinois Shakespeare Festival will proudly employ over 50 production staff. Production staff are typically contracted either for the build period from late-May until mid-July or for the full season from late-May until mid-August. Applicants may wish to reference our 2024 Production Calendar.
Housing is available to production staff at a discounted cost.
The Festival plays to audiences of over 8,000 every summer and operates under an Actors' Equity Association U/RTA contract. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Application for positions for the 2024 season are now available.
For information on our internship positions, please visit our Internships page for our educational opportunities in production.
Interested candidates for paid positions should submit applications including uploading a cover letter, resume (with references), and a digital portfolio, if available. You are welcome to submit applications to as many areas as you feel qualified.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early as materials will be reviewed as they are received, and positions may be filled prior to the application deadline.
Visit the ISU Jobs Website.
In the “Keyword Search” box on the right, type “Shakespeare”. All of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival postings will appear.
Current ISU students -- please apply for the postings labeled “Student Help.”