Work with CST

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is an engaging, collaborative work environment for artists and arts professionals. The Theater is the largest employer of actors in Chicago, and casts its plays through invited auditions. Behind the scenes, opportunities exist for full- and part-time staff employment. For early and mid-career artists and arts professionals, CST offers seasonal internships, and accepts two salaried arts management Master's Degree fellows each year for enrollment in the Arts Leadership Program through DePaul University. Please read each individual job posting to submit your application for consideration.

Full- & Part-time Employment

Job descriptions and the application process for currently available positions in our Theater are posted here online.

Audition Information

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is always looking to meet new talent and we accept headshot/resume submissions throughout the year. 

Arts Leadership Program

The Arts Leadership Program is a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program that combines full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater with coursework through The Theatre School at DePaul University.


Internship opportunities at Chicago Shakespeare Theater are designed to provide an enriching, career-broadening experience for qualified college and graduate students. 


Apprenticeship opportunities at Chicago Shakespeare Theater are designed to help graduates gain valuable professional experience and bridge the gap into the workplace.




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