Employment & auditions

Whether on stage, behind the curtain, or at a desk, Lyric Opera of Chicago's employees make the music happen.

Browse here to find current full-time, part-time, and seasonal job openings, along with internship postings, audition announcements, and volunteer opportunities.

Job opportunities

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, Audience Services, and Education

Find open positions


Lyric Opera 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. 

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Audition announcements for solo artists, orchestra, assistant conductors/music staff, chorus, seasonal artists, Lyric Unlimited, and The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center.

See Audition Announcements


Lyric frequently has openings for volunteers to lead student tours of the Lyric Opera House. Becoming a Lyric guide is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to share their love of opera and to learn more about it!

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Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to enhancing our diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Lyric does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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