Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Work Location: In-office


  • Internship
  • Chicago, IL (Remote)
  • Mon, Apr 1, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Opera
  • $0.00
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): 15.80

Lyric Opera of Chicago

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Communications
Senior Director, Marketing & Audience Development
TERM: Summer 2024 (with option to continue)
HOURS: 20-25 hours per week

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.

The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will play a vital role during the strategic summer planning months. This role will contribute to the planning of marketing and sale initiatives for the fall season, media monitoring, and the overall success of the marketing and public relations department during the upcoming season.

-Research niche audience development opportunities and compile prospect lists, including colleges and other educational sources, potential partners, group sales prospects, etc.
-Draft copy for various platforms, including blogs, emails, and advertisements.
-Monitor news publications and media services; distribute articles to staff as appropriate.
-Maintain media logs, proof publications, and fulfill photo requests from media.
-Maintain press contact lists, distribute press releases and assist in preparing and managing press events.
-Perform title research, assist in list building and maintenance.
-Assist with press ticketing requests and support department members(s) as necessary.
-Send press invitations and manage RSVP lists for special events.
-Attend meetings to learn about the inner workings of an in-house marketing and communications team.

-Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, media relations or related field.
-Sound judgment and communication skills, strong writing and editing skills are essential.
-Professional, highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starter.
-Advanced knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office, including Excel.
-Ability to work well with a team.
-Excellent communication skills.

-Sitting for extended periods.
-Ability to occasionally oversee evening or weekend functions, deployments, or performances.
-Fast-paced and demanding environment.
-Ability to lift 30 pounds.

Job Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt Intern
Hourly Rate: $15.80 + Weekly $30 Travel Stipend
Application deadline: April 1, 2024

Lyric Opera of Chicago offers intern benefits including professional development and department workshops, complimentary tickets, and other events.

The 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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