Time Commitment: 14-20 hours per week, Special Event assistance as needed (Flexible)
Compensation: Paid Internship, Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week

Reports To: Director of Special Events, Special Events Associate, Special Events Coordinators

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.

This internship will prove the opportunity to work on a variety of projects for the Special Events department to help us reach our important fundraising and stewardship goals that are crucial to Lyric’s success.

Project/duties include but are not limited to:

Graham Room

  • data entry of Graham Room billing into accounting system
  • assist with the Graham Room reservation telephone line by accepting reservations,
  • changes to reservations, and cancellations, and answering any questions a member may have
  • other assistance as needed

Donor Events

  • coordinate the preparation and mailing of invitations
  • assist with the organization of invitees’ responses
  • perform telephone calling to confirm invitees’ attendance
  • assist with day of execution
  • other assistance as needed

Office Work

  • general filing, photocopying and answering phones as needed
  • assist with print materials for all events

Required knowledge and skills:

Successful applicants must have exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.  Good personal and organizational skills a high priority. Customer service experience desired as well.  Word and Excel knowledge extremely helpful.

Instructions to Apply:



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