Internship Opportunity

We are currently seeking interns to work at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Internships are offered in the areas of arts administration, box office, marketing and technical production.

The basic internship work is varied and geared to the individual intern. Interns are an essential part of our small staff and assist with tasks associated with running a small nonprofit theater.

The scope of the work can entail: working in the ticketing office and dealing directly with the general audience; assisting in marketing and fund raising with data-entry and preparing promotional and development mailings and brochures; technical production; house managing performances; selling concessions; acting as assistant to individual staff members and attending staff meetings and other forums offered in the general lively arts community.

Applicants should be strong writers, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, comfortable in other computer applications (box office and web site), and be eager to take the initiative on specific projects.

The Athenaeum Theatre promotes the arts and arts education, and shares its heritage by using the various public spaces of the historic Athenaeum Theatre building.

The Athenaeum Theatre offers performing, rehearsal, reception and office spaces to arts and educational organizations. The theatre cultivates relationships with arts organizations and through outreach to the local community. The theatre thus allows a community of artists and arts administrators to interact, share ideas and offer mutual support. The theatre serves as a cultural resource and a forum for arts groups and audiences both in the neighborhood and the greater Chicago area.

A unique performance complex, the Athenaeum Theatre is located at 2936 North Southport Avenue between Wellington and Oakdale in Chicago in the Lakeview neighborhood north of the Loop. The theatre opened in 1911as part of the large campus of the St. Alphonsus Parish, and has a continuous history dedicated to serving the arts community.

The Athenaeum Theatre has a main stage theatre which seats 984 people and also has three studio theatres seating 67, 81 and 89 people. On the main floor there is a lobby and a food and drink concession in the Curtain Call Club.

Internships are unpaid. We do not require our interns to seek academic credit, but it may be earned depending on college policy. We look for a commitment of 20 hours a week. The length of the internship is determined by the intern’s/university’s needs.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

Jeff DeLong

Athenaeum Theatre

2936 North Southport Avenue

Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: 773-935-6860 ext 304