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2120 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL, 60616
United States




We accept submissions year-round. Please see descriptions below and send a cover letter indicating your available start date and resume for a specific opportunity to email listed


Redmoon serves as a leading model for art as a means to social change. The organization’s unique emphasis on weaving art into civic practice provides students, graduates and professionals with one-of-a-kind opportunities for mentorship and growth. Redmoon’s Arts Administration, Build Shop and Performance interns support Redmoon’s productions and day-to-day operations, gaining training in their respective areas, connections with peers and artists, and hands-on experience transferable to a wide range of future careers. 




Redmoon's Arts Administration Interns receive practical, hands-on experience that supports the overall administration and management of the theater. Interns will specialize in specific areas of administration, development and fundraising, marketing and public relations, production, or finance. Arts Administration Interns work directly with department heads on anything from donor management to data entry and list organization to creating long-arcing narratives by helping to create grant applications and developing language for marketing and PR initiatives. In addition, interns will be asked to participate in general office clerical needs such as: managing the front desk, answering and directing phone calls, keeping up general office organization, and filing (digitally and paper).

Specific opportunities include:

FINANCE INTERNSHIPS: budget management, bookkeeping, financial planning, and general business operations. 

OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP:: office supply and budget management, database management, organization, operations, communications and reception.

DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIPS (CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS): donor and funder cultivation, database management, sustainable non-profit engineering, board development

FRONT OF HOUSE/BOX OFFICE INTERNSHIPS (CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS): front of house operations, concessions management, volunteer coordination, customer service, ticketing operations 

MARKETING INTERNSHIPS (CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS): audience services; database management; marketing, promotional, and advertisement strategy; print, online, and social medias

TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter detailing your previous experience and desired internship to at 

Specific Opportunities Include:

PRODUCING INTERNSHIPS: business related to Redmoon For Hire, stage management, production management. 

ASSISTANT TO THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR INTERNSHIPS: research for upcoming projects, manages correspondence, prepares presentations for meetings, aids current artistic projects.

TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter detailing your previous experience and desired internship to at 



The Redmoon Performance Internship program provides professional training in object manipulation and physical performance techniques.  Interns work directly with Redmoon’s lead designers and directors learning Redmoon aesthetic and performance vocabulary, including practical exercises for the physical performer’s ‘toolbox,’ and original devised material generation/development. Performance Internship sessions are often directly related to current and upcoming full-scale productions.  Redmoon holds between 3 and 6 Performance Internships per year.  This internship is an unpaid opportunity.  

TO APPLY: E-mail a request to audition, along with a head shot and resume, to

Or send a hard copy (preferred) to:
Alex Balestrieri
Redmoon Theater
2120 S Jefferson Street
Chicago, IL 60616



Redmoon’s intensive Build Shop Internship program provides training in Spectacle art techniques. Emerging artists of all backgrounds experience an in-depth exploration of Redmoon’s art-making practices from design and construction to workshop and performance. Interns support the construction of original art objects and installation materials used in Redmoon events, while developing enduring skills and learning a philosophy of collaborative creativity. Internship sessions are 10-14 weeks, with a Thursday-Saturday 9:00-5:00 schedule. The internship is an unpaid opportunity.


  • Basic art making skills and experience in at least one of the following, construction, painting, sculpture, costume, architecture, film, animation, or other creative disciplines.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with proven ability to manage multiple tasks and work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to be flexible, imaginative, solve problems creatively and have a sense of humor.  Familiarity with spectacle and a clear understanding of Redmoon’s mission is desirable.

TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter detailing your previous experience and desired internship to at

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