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Job Opportunities

The Summer Place, Naperville’s community theatre since 1966, has several openings for paid positions for our three summer productions:

  • Bleacher Bums, running June 8-17, 2018
  • Sugar, running June 29 - July 15, 2018 (no performances July 6-8)
  • Footloose, running July 27 - August 5, 2018

Location: All performances are at Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave., in Naperville, IL, close to Metra and adjacent to downtown Naperville. Our theatre is a large proscenium stage with single-purchase fly system, multiple LX and FOH lighitng positions, and on-site scene shop.  Rehearsals are at nearby locations in Naperville.

Master Carpenter (all productions, $500 stipend each): Responsibilities include carpentry and scenic painting under the direction of the Technical Director.  Will work independently as well as lead volunteer set construction crew.

Lighting Designers (all productions, $400 stipend each)

Costume Designers (Footloose, $400 stipend)

Props Masters (Sugar, Footloose, $200 stipend each)

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter describing relevant experience to A Summer Place board member will contact you to schedule an interview date and time.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for help bringing our 2018 season to life! Summer Place is powered by dedicated, creative, generous, efficient people who donate their time to getting our shows off the ground.

Whether you can help for only one night, all summer or for a hour here and there, we would love to have you be part of the team! Volunteering opportunities include set building, costuming, backstage crew, ushering, concessions and box office support, props coordination, marketing and promotion, fundraising, play reading, and more. Find out how you and your family can get involved by emailing


A Partial List of Tasks Volunteers Do for Summer Place Theatre

  • Serve as actors, crew, orchestra
  • Usher
  • Assist costuming/props
  • Advertise in the program/online
  • Write/send press releases
  • Collect bios of technical crew and actors
  • Design and print tickets/postcards/programs
  • Post on social media outlets
  • Take cast/crew photos
  • Distribute promotional material
  • Help with move-in/move-out
  • Give money or in-kind donation
  • Post show info at online calendars
  • Volunteer management
  • Plan annual picnic
  • Design show posters 
  • Update website 
  • Post posters at local businesses
  • Build set for each show
  • Ask businesses for ads or in-kind donations
  • Schedule ushers/box office staffconcession staff for each show
  • Plan and execute marketing
  • Inventory concession products
  • Collect/erase scripts 
  • Research/write grants
  • Provide snacks during tech week
  • Tear down set for each show
  • Archive selection of programs, tickets, posters, photos, et
  • Thank sponsors/advertisers

Can you do one of these tasks? Email us now! And thank you for your support!

Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial




Happy Birthday, Illinois!

The 2018 Summer Place Season is recognized as an official Illinois state Bicentennial Commission Project.

Learn more about the commission at their website.