Time Commitment: 14-20 hrs/week
Compensation: Paid Internship; Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week

Through artistic excellence coupled with innovative, relevant programming; initiatives to connect with and grow new audiences; engagement with communities to ignite creativity across Chicago; and a modernized Opera House that is the setting for truly great experiences, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. This collaborative vision will deliver ever more exciting, thought-provoking and inclusive audience and community experiences – while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, our company, and our city.

Every year, Lyric Opera hosts a number of interns to enrich the opera house with new ideas and get the experience they are pursuing in their profession.  Throughout the internship period, interns will get the chance to meet other fellow interns with their supervisors to learn more about the Opera house, what goes behind the scenes, and how departments work collaboratively to provide a cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation.

Brief description of duties:

  • Assist in ensuring that pages on the company website are updated and accurate
  • Assist in the creation and execution of email marketing campaigns
  • Conduct best practice research to identify opportunities for email marketing campaigns
  • Identify, initiate, and execute promotional opportunities
  • Work with Digital team to optimize SEO on website
  • Assist other members of the marketing team as assigned

Required skills:

  • Pursuing undergraduate studies in marketing, web development, IT, or related field
  • Computer literacy is required, with an emphasis in HTML, CMS, SEO, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Google Drive
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or other CRM, Prospect2/ActiveCampaign or other email platform
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in opera or the arts
Instructions to Apply:



Pay Range: Paid Internship, Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week