Lyric Opera of Chicago

Technical Internship

Position: Technical 
Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
Summer or Fall: May – August or September-December 


From the scenery to the costumes, props, lighting, sound and wigs and make-up – the Lyric Opera Technical Department is responsible for all the visual aspects of a production. That responsibility requires a lot of inter-departmental coordination, planning, budgeting and creativity. The Technical Department Intern will have the opportunity to see how all those elements come together.


Projects/duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Researching potential future production rentals

  • Documenting past and upcoming productions

  • Archiving production materials

  • Assisting in revamping the Health and Safety program

  • Production scheduling and budgeting

  • Design research for production designers or technical director
Required Knowledge and Skills: The successful candidate will be motivated, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational skills and be able to prioritize multiple tasks effectively. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and online research strategies are required. Adobe Photoshop and/or AutoCAD would be a plus. Interest and/or experience in arts administration, theatre production, and design preferred.


How to Apply:
Please forward a resume and cover letter denoting the position of interest to or mail to:  Lyric Opera of Chicago, Attention: Human Resources, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 860, Chicago, IL 60606.