The Passage Theatre is seeking a Co-Artistic Director to lead alongside Managing Director Daniel Washelesky and Co-Artistic Director (currently Interim Artistic Director) Grace Bolander. A small, yearly stipend is available, and the position requires roughly 3-5 hours of work per week. We are looking for an excellent communicator and collaborator who is excited to have a major role in growing an up-and-coming Chicago theater.


In any industry but especially in creative communities, it is necessary to have a wide range of experiences and perspectives. We are eager to expand our staff and the community we serve and we strongly encourage BIPOC artists to apply.

Duties Include:

  • Attend staff meetings (1-2 monthly)

  • Work closely with Co-Artistic Director and other artistic staff to choose all programming

  • Develop the company’s artistic vision

  • Collaborate with artistic personnel including staff members as well as directors, playwrights, designers, and performers for individual shows

  • Act as public spokesperson for the company at events and elsewhere

  • Report to board of directors on artistic activity


No prior experience necessary. We are looking for candidates motivated by a passion for growing an emerging theatre company and joining an artistic family.


To Apply:

Application due Friday, August 21. Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Co-Artistic Director” in the subject line. Applicants will be contacted if additional information is required or an interview is requested.


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