Job opportunities

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.

Full-time 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, Tickets, and Education.

Part-time job opportunities

Part-time job opportunities exist in the Audience Services 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.

Part-time job opportunities

Part-time job opportunities exist in the Audience Services 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.

Seasonal job opportunities

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).

 

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.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker, Jaclyn Simpson