Grants Manager

Website Northlight Theatre

Now Hiring: Northlight Theatre is now hiring a part-time Grants Manager. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Grants Manager is responsible for supporting the grants program at Northlight, developing corporate, foundation, and government support. This includes maintaining a master calendar of all reporting and filing deadlines; researching new grant opportunities; and the completion of new and renewed grant proposals and applications. The Grants Manager completes LOIs and reports and participates as part of the Advancement team. A full job description is available on our website at

Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community. A professional LORT D theatre located in Skokie, Illinois, programming includes a 5-play mainstage season, the Interplay new play development series, and a dynamic year-round audience engagement and education program. For more information about the theatre:

Qualifications: Proven track record in successful grant writing and related experience in non-profit fundraising required. Fluency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and CRM required; Raiser’s Edge preferred. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and technologically adept as well as able to plan ahead to ensure deadlines are met in a timely fashion. They will be self-motivated and will communicate well with staff and grant providers. Preference will be given to candidates with arts and culture experience.

Job Hours & Location: This position is expected to work a hybrid schedule of 24 hours per week year-round, including a minimum of one day per week onsite at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. Exact onsite/remote work schedule will be determined based on department needs and staff member preference.

Compensation: Compensation range is $30 to $35 per hour, competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry, and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. Collaborative environment with flexible work hours and close involvement with the art and artists.

Instructions to Apply:

As an equal opportunity employer, Northlight Theatre hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Reflecting our commitment to be an inclusive and accessible employer, we welcome applications for all open positions from a diverse applicant pool that reflects our community and programming.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience and three listed references via email to No phone calls please. Applications requested by July 1, 2024, though they will be accepted until the job is filled.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $30-$35/hr