Employment - Jobs - Internships - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Careers

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Lyric Opera. To apply for a currently available job opportunity or internship assignment, please forward a resume and cover letter denoting the position of interest to jobs@lyricopera.org or Lyric Opera of Chicago, Attention: Human Resources, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 860, Chicago, IL 60606.

Also, if you’d like to submit a resume for future consideration, please note that Human Resources retains resumes on file for a period of up to 90 days. 

Full Time Job Listings

Lyric employs a year-round administrative staff of approximately 90, including management, professional, and support personnel in:

  • Artistic, Production, and Technical Operations
  • Development, Donor Services, and Special Events
  • Finance, Facilities Management, Information Systems, Office Services, and Human Resources
  • Marketing, Media & Public Relations, Tickets, and Education

Listings updated: August 15, 2014

Research Associate

Usher (part-time, seasonal)

Donor Communications Specialist

Deputy Director of Communications

Social Media Coordinator

Marketing Manager

Audience Development Manager

Assistant to the Lyric Unlimited Director

Production and Rehearsal Department Manager

Ticket Program Sales Manager

E-Marketing & Web Coordinator


Part Time Job Listings

Part-time job opportunities exist in the Ticket Department for telephone customer service staff to assist during peak workload periods throughout the year. These positions generally require availability for 15–20 hours/week; day, evening, and weekend work schedules may be offered.

Updated: February 26, 2014

Ticketing Call Center Assistant


Seasonal Job Listings

Seasonal staff are needed to work as ushers, bartenders, baristas, coffee/candy servers, and coatroom attendants in the Ardis Krainik Theatre during the opera season (generally, mid-September through mid-March). Required work schedules coincide with the performance calendar, and involve primarily evening and weekend shifts. From time to time, non-Lyric events requiring similar types of personnel may be booked into our theatre during the opera's off-season (April through July).

No seasonal positions are open at this time.

Internship Opportunities 

Internships are available within the administrative office throughout the year for students or "career changers" who wish to gain experience in the arts administration field. Internships may be accommodated in a variety of work areas, based upon the interests and skills of individual applicants; areas most frequently able to offer internships include Development/Special Events, Education, Technical, Ticket Department, and The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Availability of assignments in specific areas is dependent upon workload needs during the time period an internship is desired, as well as the number of weekly hours an individual is able to commit.

Although internships are unpaid, a nominal travel stipend is offered; other benefits may include mentoring, complimentary tickets or ability to attend dress rehearsals, backstage tours, and "brown bag" lunch hour presentations. Internship inquiries should include an applicant's area(s) of interest, the time period that is desirable, and the number of weekly hours that are available.

Updated June 20, 2014

Donor Services Internship

Ryan Opera Center Internship