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Job Opportunities

The Summer Place, Naperville’s community theatre since 1966, has several openings for paid positions for our three summer productions:

  • South Pacific, running June 7-16, 2019
  • My Three Angels, running June 28-30, 2019
  • Large contemporary musical TBA, running July 19 - August 4, 2019

Location: All performances are in Naperville, IL, close to Metra and other transportation. Rehearsals are usually at nearby locations in Naperville.

Available jobs and stipends, where available, are listed below.  The Summer Place encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, and we do not discriminate on any basis including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.  Our community theatre serves actors, singers, dancers, and crew with a wide range of ages and experience levels; the successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to be flexible and adapt to the needs of each production.  To apply for any position, please send your resume and cover letter describing relevant experience to apply@summerplacetheatre.org. A Summer Place board member will contact you to schedule an interview date and time.

Director (South Pacific, My Three Angels, $1,000 stipend each): The Director is responsible for developing an artistic vision for the production and overseeing the creation of that vision on stage.  The Director sets the overall tone for the way in which the production is put together and the way its process is perceived by others at Summer Place.

Vocal Director (Large musical TBA, $500 stipend): The Vocal Director is responsible for teaching all music and vocal arrangements to the cast and rehearsing vocal music throughout the process.  May be assisted by a rehearsal accompanist if desired.  Candidates may apply for both Vocal Director and Music Director if desired.

Music Director (Large musical TBA, $500 stipend):The Music Director will recruit musicians, rehearse the pit orchestra, and conduct each performance.  The Music Director should be comfortable working with musical theatre orchestrations and familiar with contemporary music technology including MIDI, synthesizers, etc.  We anticipate this production will be strongly keyboard-heavy.  Candidates may apply for both Music Director and Vocal Director if desired.

Choreographer (South Pacific, $500 stipend): The Choreographer is responsible for the dance portion of the show.  The Choreographer must convey dance and movement concepts consistent with the Director's vision.  For South Pacific, the choreographer should be proficient in traditional musical threatre dance as well as general styles from the 1940s.  Consideration will be given to Director candidates with dance experience who also wish to choreograph.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for help bringing our 2018 season to life! Summer Place is powered by dedicated, creative, generous, efficient people who donate their time to getting our shows off the ground.

Whether you can help for only one night, all summer or for a hour here and there, we would love to have you be part of the team! Volunteering opportunities include set building, costuming, backstage crew, ushering, concessions and box office support, props coordination, marketing and promotion, fundraising, play reading, and more. Find out how you and your family can get involved by emailing backstage@summerplacetheatre.org.

 

A Partial List of Tasks Volunteers Do for Summer Place Theatre

  • Serve as actors, crew, orchestra
  • Usher
  • Assist costuming/props
  • Advertise in the program/online
  • Write/send press releases
  • Collect bios of technical crew and actors
  • Design and print tickets/postcards/programs
  • Post on social media outlets
  • Take cast/crew photos
  • Distribute promotional material
  • Help with move-in/move-out
  • Give money or in-kind donation
  • Post show info at online calendars
  • Volunteer management
  • Plan annual picnic
  • Design show posters 
  • Update website 
  • Post posters at local businesses
  • Build set for each show
  • Ask businesses for ads or in-kind donations
  • Schedule ushers/box office staffconcession staff for each show
  • Plan and execute marketing
  • Inventory concession products
  • Collect/erase scripts 
  • Research/write grants
  • Provide snacks during tech week
  • Tear down set for each show
  • Archive selection of programs, tickets, posters, photos, et
  • Thank sponsors/advertisers

Can you do one of these tasks? Email us now! And thank you for your support!

Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Illinois!

The 2018 Summer Place Season is recognized as an official Illinois state Bicentennial Commission Project.

Learn more about the commission at their website.