Light Designer/Technician

Program Coordinator (Garfield Park and Humboldt Park)

Employment Status:
Seasonal Employment
Reports to:
Application Deadline:

CircEsteem values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.CircEsteem is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

This year's Spring Circus will be directed by CircEsteem's Program Manager, Azahdi Babi, and Executive Director, Dan Roberts. The show will be sculpted in partnership with youth performers, teaching artists, and theater design professionals. We will follow a group of young people who find themselves on a journey to explore and discover the meaning of “home.” The youth and production team will begin building the show in January and perform six times in the theater of CircEsteem's brand new, purpose-built Social Circus facility on May 10, 11, 18, and 19!

Light Designer/ Technician

  • Collaborate with CircEsteem’s directorial team and youth performers to understand the vision and contribute creative ideas to enhance the narrative and themes of the production, prioritizing youth voice.
  • Develop and implement a fully realized lighting design from the venue’s rep plot.
  • Coordinate with sound and projections to ensure a harmonious integration of all design elements.
  • The design will support approximately 12  circus acts, some with aerials & rigging in a 150-180-seat semi-thrust stage.
  • Create and submit any necessary paperwork.
  • Work with the theater’s technical director/manager to execute, hang, and focus lights in a timely manner.
  • Program and operate lighting cues during the production's technical rehearsals
  • Attend any necessary production meetings and rehearsals to ensure the alignment of technical elements with the overall devised production.



Application Submission Process:

  • cover letters are optional
  • email resumes to and
  • Email Subject: “Spring Circus 2024 Light DT Application”
  • optional samples of work in the form of photos or video links