Mudlark Theater is seeking 2-3 Design Interns to assist with the design and technical elements of our summer camp productions and showcases. Must be 15 years old by June 1st, 2019.

The Design Interns will gain hands on experience in theatrical design while assisting summer staff with creating the design elements for Mudlark Summer Camps. Working directly with Mudlark’s Production Manager and Managing Director, their responsibilities may include:

  • Working under mentorship of professional designers and teaching artists within a specific design area (specifically lights, costume, sound) for certain Summer Showcases and Performances. 

  • Working with Mudlark’s Managing Director to ensure spaces are performance ready including, but not limited to, hanging lights, arranging seats, cleaning, and reorganizing.

  • Assisting the Production Manager and/or designers in realizing the technical aspects of our 3 summer productions: As You Like It (part of the Shakespeare on the Ridge Festival), 3 Week Shakespeare (likely Twelfth Night) and 3 Week Devised.

  • Organizing and maintaining Mudlark’s prop, costume, and supply storage.  

The ideal candidate will either have a background or a strong interest to learn more about one or more areas of theater design (specifically lights, costume, sound). We are looking for someone who is organized, responsible, and creative. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong work ethic, a willingness to collaborate, and an interest in working with kids in a creative and supportive environment.


Dates: The internship will run June 10th 2019 – August 2, 2019.

Hours: 15 hours per week. Exact times are flexible and may fluctuate during showcase/tech weeks. Typically will be between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

Stipend: $300 – $500 depending on schedule

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 5, 2019

summer design intern

Friday, April 5, 2019



Role: Mudlark is looking for teaching artists with strong backgrounds in improv and theatre, and a passion for working with youth. The ideal candidate has worked with elementary or middle school students in after school arts programs. A car is a plus, but not required as many of our schools are accessible by public transit.
Compensation: Per-class stipend.

Interested applicants should email resumes and cover letters to Felix at


Dates: Immediately through Mid-May 2019

Times:  Classes are approx. 1 hour, once a week between 3PM-5PM, in Evanston schools.

Role: We’re looking for assistant teaching artists with a strong background in acting and a passion for working with youth. The ideal candidate will have experience as an actor or improviser and at least some prior experience working with elementary and middle school students, as well as the goal of becoming a lead teaching artist. A car is a plus, but not required. Many of our schools are accessible by public transit.

Stipend available, depending on experience. Interested applicants should email resumes to Felix at

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