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:

  • Data entry of prospective buyers into Tessitura
  • Support with outbound sales calls to potential buyers
  • Create new and update existing marketing lists
  • Assist with sending follow up sales material to group prospects
  • Conduct best practice research to identify opportunities for group sales
  • Assist with invoicing, data entry, and patron account maintenance
  • Support with day-of operations for special events
  • Assist other members of the marketing team as assigned
  • Opportunities to attend networking events and meetings outside of traditional business hours

Required skills:

  • Pursuing undergraduate studies in marketing, sales, or related field
  • Interest in opera or the arts
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate over the phone and in email
  • Computer literacy is required, with an emphasis in Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
Instructions to Apply:



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