Illinois Shakespeare Festival
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Technical Positions Available!

Applications will begin to be accepted for the 2015 Season in September.

Technical positions will include: 

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

All above positions are paid hourly.  

Internships are also available in Scenery, Scenic Art, Props, Lighting, Costumes and Production Assistant areas.  All intern positions are full season.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with names and contact information for three references via email to Adam Fox, Production Manager at no later than March 1st 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 1st application deadline. 

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

Contract Dates

The 2015 dates are still tentative at this point, but the Festival technical staffs are typically contracted either for the build period from May 19th until July 5th or for the full season from May 19th until August 11th. 
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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