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

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 120, 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.

Current Openings:

Institutional Partnerships Assistant

Senior Director of Development Operations

Vice President, Institutional and Organizational Giving

Vice President, Principal Gifts

Technical Assistant

Manager of Prospect Research

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.

Current Openings:

Stage Doorperson

Pre-Opera Talks Presenter (Contractor)

Assistant, Office of the General Director

Technology Support Specialist

Inbound Call Center Representative

Telefund Call Center Representative

Telemarketing Call Center Representative

Bag Search Position

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).

Current Openings:

Assistant, Office of the General Director

Technology Support Specialist

Patron Services (Security)

Lyric Concierge Representative

Security Console Operator