Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Illinois Theatre, October 2016, Photo by Darrell Hoemann
Internships and Summer Jobs

Most of these organizations offer internships or summer employment each year. Check deadlines, requirements, and opportunities for college credit before applying. You also can interview with representatives from many of these groups at the Arts and Culture Career Fair held in Chicago each February.

Career Paths
  • Artistic Director
  • Box Office Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Costume Designer
  • Critic
  • Director
  • Drama Coach
  • Dramaturg
  • Fight Choreographer
  • House Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Makeup Artist
  • Master Carpenter
  • Master Electrician
  • Music Director
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Rigger
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scenic Painter
  • Sound Designer
  • Special Effects Designer
  • Stage Crew Manager
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Theatre Critic
  • Theatre Educator
  • Vocal Coach

The diverse 2013 Department of Theatre graduates are employed at companies ranging from Universal Studies to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and 89% of them are working in theatre arts or a related field.

More Assistance

Head to the Student Resources section on My.FAA for additional information and advice or make an appointment at the Career Center for an individualized planning session.