Dramaturgy Intern- Fall | Lyric Opera of Chicago

Submitted by ttuckett on Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:13pm

Time commitment:   14-21 hrs/week


Brief description of duties:

  • Gather biographical material for program from management and/or artists;
  • Gather headshots and bios for program
  • Write program biographies
  • Assist with program galley distribution
  • Proofread each program galley and blueline
  • Collaborate with dramaturg in preparation of selected program articles
  • Collaborate with dramaturg in extensive photo research for program
  • Proofread surtitle scripts
  • Undertake selected research projects as needed
  • Attend media group and full department meetings



Required skills:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Knowledge of opera highly desirable
  • Computer literacy is required, with an emphasis in Microsoft Suite
  • Pursuing degree in marketing, communications, business or related field
  • Interest in opera or the arts
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills  
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro, Gmail, Photoshop, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office Suite    


Although internships are unpaid, a $30 weekly travel stipend is offered; other benefits include mentoring, complimentary tickets and ability to attend dress rehearsals, backstage tours, and networking events. 

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter, denoting the position of interest, to internships@lyricopera.org.