Artistic Apprenticeship

The Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) is a nonprofit performance venue in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our complex offers two newly remodeled 190-seat main stage spaces, two 60-seat studio theaters, an in-house rehearsal room, and Chicago’s only dedicated used theatre bookstore. This year, for the first time in its history, the Greenhouse will be producing a full season of plays.

*Although this position is housed in the artistic department all apprenticeships at the GTC have a multidisciplinary focus, allowing participants a variety of experiences and opportunities for growth.

Supervisor: Jacob Harvey, Artistic Director


Preferred availability is 3-4 days a week

25-30 hours per week


Unpaid Apprenticeship


Spring Term (January-May, 2018)

Skills & Qualifications: 


  • Working towards or holding BA/BFA in Theatre, Directing, or Dramaturgy

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills

  • Background in or an appreciation of theatre

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Desire to gain audience engagement experience

  • Self Starter and Motivator

  • Excellent administrations skills and attention to detail

  • Proficient in Excel, Word and the Google suite

  • Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie and Final Cut Pro is preferable but not required



  • Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Copy editing

  • Assisting in developing audience outreach events

  • Moderating post-show discussions

  • General administrative tasks

  • Reading and reacting to scripts

  • Crafting emails and other correspondence

  • Line producing theatre events

  • Social media management

To Apply: 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Education Coordinator Nick Thornton at No phone calls, please.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Nick Thornton, Literary Manager and Education Coordinator