Barrel of Monkeys is currently seeking a summer Artistic & Production intern. Our internships are immersive and allow interns to get a sense of Barrel of Monkeys’ artistic and educational programming while supporting the efforts of the artistic department of the organization. Our summer intern will support public performances at the Neo Futurist Theatre and on our Summer Tour.  They will also be welcome to attend and observe staff meetings, shows, rehearsals, classroom residencies, and other events, based on their interests.


Assist in transcribing archived/recorded performances into scripts

Assist in archiving performance material

ASM the summer productions of That’s Weird, Grandma and the Summer Tour

Assisting front of House at That’s Weird, Grandma

Occasional poster distribution

Event staffing

Other administrative tasks and projects, as assigned

Necessary Skills:

Competency working with Microsoft Office Suite/Google Apps Suite

Strong attention to detail

Outstanding organizational skills

Commitment to working collaboratively

Interest in programs that support and champion the voices of students

Interest in Directing, Stage Management, and Performance

Barrel of Monkeys values its interns immensely and works hard to provide an environment that is engaging, challenging, educational, and FUN. Our small staff of six works in an open and collaborative environment and we welcome interns to adopt that spirit of collaboration while they are on our team.  Internships, while not paid, may be undertaken for school credit, and generally span one semester or calendar season (i.e. fall), with a preferred time commitment of 15-20 hours per week. Schedules are flexible and can be set at the time of hire.

Instructions to Apply:

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Brandon Cloyd, Artistic Director at bcloyd@barrelofmonkeys.org. Must be 18 or older to apply.

Barrel of Monkeys is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in its 20th year. We provide arts education programs to students aged 7-13 throughout Chicago, focused on storytelling, theater, and social-emotional skills.

Our objectives are:

to teach fundamental creative writing skills;
to provide consistent and nurturing attention to each student over a sustained period of time ;
to build each student’s confidence in self-expression, self-esteem, and writing skills;
to perform high quality, professional theater to the students we serve and the broader community; and
to form lasting partnerships.

Our Mission
Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an ensemble of actor/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. BOM accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of children’s stories. BOM also engages the broader community in support of the visions of children through public performances of their work.

Our Vision
A radically kind Chicago that champions children’s ideas.

To apply for this job email your details to bcloyd@barrelofmonkeys.org

Pay Range: Internship
Organization Address: 4021 N Broadway, 1st Fl