Opportunities at Porchlight

Porchlight Music Theatre is able to Chicago’s center for music theatre thanks to the work of our dedicated and talented staff and artists. If you have skills and experience that would be an asset to our team, we’d love to meet you!

Porchlight Music Theatre is a professional AEA CAT II Chicago theatre with an annual budget of $2 million, producing a 3- to 4-play Mainstage season, and multiple editions of our popular Porchlight Revisits “lost” musicals-in-staged-concert series and New Faces Sing Broadway revue series. We nurture the next generation of musical through the Off the Porch new musicals program, and we have dynamic year-round audience engagement and youth education programs, including our “Make Your Own Musical” music theatre summer camps.
(ABOVE: Aaron Benham in “The Scottsboro Boys.” Photo by Austin Packard)

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Porchlight Music Theatre announces non-union auditions for ‘Fletcher’ in Disney’s Freaky Friday.

Seeking child actors of all ethnicities under 5 feet tall to play a 10-year old boy. Local hires only.

Sunday, November 10 — by appointment only.

To submit, send headshot/resume to chris@porchlightmusictheatre.org.

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POSTED 12-6-19

Full-Time Education Manager

Porchlight Music Theatre seeks a motivated individual to join our dynamic growing team as a full-time Education Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the artistic and administrative leadership of PMT education programs for young people including tuition-based classes, summer camps, school and community organization partnerships, and internships. Qualified applicants will have strong management and leadership skills and a commitment to theatre education, with prior experience in administering a youth education program.


  • Provide strategic leadership, vision, design, and direction for the continued development and successful operation of PMT education programs.
  • Promote the vision, goals, and impact of PMT’s education programming with staff, board, donors, and community leaders.
  • Manage all administrative aspects of education operations, including calendar, budget, contracts, facilities coordination, payroll approval, and marketing.
  • Manage existing, and facilitate new, program partnerships for education outreach
  • Develop and implement curricula and policies in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with marketing staff in establishing branding for the youth education function and its various services, and actively drive implementation of marketing strategies.
  • Design, administer, and analyze assessment measures examining the efficacy and impact of programming.
  • Hire and supervise full and part-time education staff, teachers, and teaching artists.
  • Collaborate and support PMT development staff in raising funds in support of PMT and its educational programming.
  • Liaise with the Education Committee.
  • Represent PMT in the theatre education community.
  • Ensure that the education environment is safe, humane, respectful, inclusive, and appropriate.


  • Passion for, and prior experience with, youth arts education, preferably in a theatre capacity and with teaching experience.
  • Culturally competent and comfortable working with people/youth from a wide range of life experiences and backgrounds.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret information quickly and accurately and to implement directives.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with community and school partners.
  • Experience with leading a team, budgeting, fundraising, marketing, and community engagement.
  • Strong organizational skills and 360 degree collaboration, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.
  • Ability to pass a background check in compliance with local and/or federal employment laws.


  • Industry-competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO health insurance
  • Energetic, fun and casually professional office environment

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume via email to employment-intern@porchlightmusictheatre.org. No phone calls, please.  Porchlight Music Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.


Administrative and Production Internships

Internship opportunities at Porchlight Music Theatre are designed to provide an enriching, career-broadening experience for qualified college and graduate students. The level of responsibility and the ongoing workload of an ever-growing artistic institution require that interns be highly motivated, energetic, and self-reliant. Don’t miss out on working for one of the BEST theatre companies in Chicago — Chicago’s Home for Music Theatre!


Be a Part of Our Team As a Volunteer*

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomes volunteers to assist our staff on a variety of projects including fundraising mailings (envelope stuffing!), marketing (poster your neighborhood!), audience services (lobby greeting!), as well as the opportunity to serve on committees and event teams for the ICONS Gala (spring) and the Chicago Sings concert (August).

  • Volunteer benefits include complimentary tickets to Porchlight Music Theatre productions and events, as available.
  • Volunteers must complete and submit an application, and an interview will be conducted either in person or via phone.

For more information, please email info@porchlightmusictheatre.org, subject: Volunteer.

*Please note that theatre ushers are provided by The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts. For information on how you can become a Saint, call (773) 529-5510.

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Script Submissions

Porchlight Music Theatre accepts full length scripts year-round from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we have an existing professional relationship. We invite unrepresented writers to submit a brief bio, short synopsis, and ten pages of sample dialogue and music on CD or sent electronically.

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