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 the creation and execution of mainstream advertising, signage, and promotional materials
  • Conduct best practice research to identify opportunities for marketing campaigns
  • Develop copy for e-marketing and online campaigns
  • Develop creative briefs for direct marketing projects
  • Identify, initiate, and execute promotional opportunities
  • Assist in sales tracking
  • Coordinate and process promotional partner ticketing needs
  • Coordinate needs and assist in day-of operations for special events
  • Assist other members of the marketing team as assigned
  • Assist with the Lyric University Ambassador program

Required skills:

  • Pursuing undergraduate studies in marketing, communications, or related field
  • Interest in opera or the arts
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy is required, with an emphasis in Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
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Pay Range: Paid Internship, Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week