Production Management Intern – Winter/Spring 2020

The House Theatre of Chicago

The House Theatre seeks an intern to assist the production department with daily tasks and learn the necessary skills to maintain the operations of the department.


Program Details

The internship may have negotiable start and end dates.  The minimum term is currently eight weeks.  The intern will have the opportunity for feedback and goal-planning with production department.  The intern must commit to a minimum of 12 hours each week during regular office hours (M-F 9am-5pm).  Some evenings and weekends required during technical rehearsals and events.  Interns will receive hands-on training and will have a direct impact on each production.  Interns will also have the opportunity to craft their own experience by creating their own independent projects within the production department. During this time period, intern will have hands on experience multiple productions including musical, Shakespeare, and  immersive site-specific productions, season planning, and the company gala.



General office administration including, but not limited to, processing expense reports and check requests, drafting contracts, generating financial reports, maintaining electronic and paper file systems, maintaining production calendars, and ordering supplies.  Intern will have the opportunity to attend production meetings and assist at technical rehearsals, which may be outside regular office hours.  Other duties may include assisting production staff heads and assisting at load-in and load-out.



  • The ideal candidate is an undergraduate or recent graduate in theatre looking for practical production management experience in an office environment and has a strong desire to learn about production management and an interest in pursuing production management as a career.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • A positive attitude and a passion for making great theatre


About the House

The House is Chicago’s premier home for original works of physical and spectacle storytelling. Founded and led by Artistic Director Nathan Allen and driven by an interdisciplinary ensemble of Chicago’s next generation of great storytellers, The House aims to become a laboratory and platform for the evolution of the American theatre as an inclusive and popular artform.  Now celebrating its 18th year of original work, The House continues its mission to unite Chicago in the spirit of Community through amazing feats of Storytelling.

Instructions to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications by email to the assistant production manager, Kelly Claussen at kellyc@thehousetheatre.com.  Please include “[PM Intern position]” in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to chelsea@thehousetheatre.com

Pay Range: unpaid
Organization Address: 4020 N Rockwell St
Organization Contact Name: Kelly Claussen
Organization Email Contact: kellyc@thehousetheatre.com