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:

  • Gather biographical material for program from management and/or artists;
  • Gather headshots and bios for program
  • Write program biographies
  • Assist with program galley distribution
  • Proofread each program galley and blueline
  • Collaborate with dramaturg in preparation of selected program articles
  • Collaborate with dramaturg in extensive photo research for program
  • Proofread surtitle scripts
  • Undertake selected research projects as needed
  • Attend media group and full department meetings

Required skills:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Knowledge of opera highly desirable
  • Computer literacy is required, with an emphasis in Microsoft Suite
  • Pursuing degree in marketing, communications, business or related field
  • Interest in opera or the arts
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro, Gmail, Photoshop, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office Suite
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Pay Range: Paid Internship; Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week